On January 17 the Moon comes home in Cancer and shines a bright light on all the things centered around the heart of our emotional troubles and delights. When the Moon is in Cancer it focuses on the home, family, the mother figures in our lives – or our mothering role for others, and how we mother ourselves in terms of self-care and nurturing our own emotional needs.
While the Full Moon does ask us to take better care of ourselves and the ones we adore and care for, it also brings challenges alongside a need for releasing the emotional baggage that stands between us and the deepening connections we crave. Cancer is all about vulnerability and rules the feminine. Certain defensives we have obtained through traumas experienced, emotional blockages, or toxic connections with others based off trauma bonding and codependent behaviors will come to light, allowing us to see where the triggers stem from, how we can better heal those wounds, and why we must face our shadow.
The Cancerian Full Moon asks you to take a deep look within your heart and to clear out what you have been harboring – such as resentment, fear, and that shield that you think keeps you safe but, in all actuality, has been blocking the emotional depth you crave in your connections. These are the things that need to be addressed to align with the feminine power or connection you want to encompass.
This may also be a rather karmic time for many, in terms of old cycles clearing out and making sense of why we have been stuck in said cycles. Along with the Full Moon we have Mercury and Venus both in retrograde, bringing back those ex’s either to our lives or our thoughts, which allows us to review the relationship and the lessons it brought us. Pluto also makes a powerful statement as it opposes the Moon, which helps us understand how we can stand more empowered in future relationships, through considering how we felt disempowered through past relationships.
The Full Moon in Cancer may bring about the waterworks as it helps us release all of that emotional baggage. This is needed. This is an emotional cleansing which clears out all that old energy which we no longer need to carry so to align with more nurturing and loving connections that remind us of our power and purpose.
What does the Full Moon in Cancer Have in Store for Your Sun/Rising/Moon sign?
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This is not the time to act hastily or make decisions. You’re looking for answers so to make your next step, but you are clouded or do not have all of the information needed. Slow down, Aries. While patience isn’t your strong suit, you’ll thank yourself for using some self-discipline, as you don’t want to strike just yet and commit to something you aren’t too fond of in the long run or make a decision that you regret later on. Others may try to chime in with their opinions on what you should do, but they aren’t as involved as you are and do not have to face the consequences. Shut out the background noise and sit quietly – the answers you seek will come in time.
Here come the waterworks. Taurus you are so strong and always go up to bat for others. You do everything in your power to ensure that everyone you adore and cherish is taken care of. However, this time around you are the one who needs that extra support. Circumstances may not be all that favorable during the Full Moon, as you are met with an ending of something you had invested a lot of your time and energy into. You might feel all is a loss and put your head down in grief as you walk away. However, in time you will find that this was truly a blessing in disguise as something much better will soon take the place of what you are letting go.
You’ve put in maximum effort and are watching envious as others take in their rewards while you are still waiting on yours. You’re trying to understand where you went wrong or what steps you missed. You can consider these things all day, Gemini, going crazy as you analyze every little detail. However, it’s not that you did anything wrong, its that it just isn’t your time yet. Rest assured you will soon receive what you’re working so hard for, you just need to be patient and give it some more time. So, keep doing as you have been and whistle while you work, and you will find that the flowers that bloom from your garden might just be more vibrant than those around you.
You’re feeling yourself, Cancer, and are raking in the rewards for all your past efforts. Things seem like they couldn’t be better right now as you feel empowered and on top of the World. You’ve earned every ounce of abundance that comes your way, so receive those rewards with pride, because you have done well. This is also a very fertile time for you in terms of ideas, plans, projects, and relationships. These may be things that you have considered in the past or had attempted before but not completed because the timing wasn’t right. Well, time is on your side now.
Holy downloads, Leo, you are a beacon for receiving divine information during the Full Moon, and its all about your purpose in this lifetime and the support systems that cater to it. You feel empowered and ready to take on something much bigger than yourself – something that can help so many people around you and make a positive impact. Be sure to write your ideas down and share them with those you know have your back. You may also be pleasantly surprised to find that someone has your corner more than you expected and with that comes a renewed or deepened connection – this could also be the connection your share with the Divine.
Not all is as bad as it seems, Virgo, and while you did expect the events that are bound to occur during the Full Moon, you did not welcome them, and they more than likely are going to come as a surprise. You are going to be met with a harsh dose of reality about a project or person in your life that is going to alter the future completely as you are forced to walk a separate path. However, no matter how much you did not want this to happen, you will find that this is truly a blessing in disguise as you are now blessed with the freedom to take on new energy that you were blocked from before. As they say, you never truly know how heavy a burden is until you release it.
The Full Moon asks how you maintain a good balance in your life with work, home, and taking care of yourself. You are someone who always focuses on the needs of others and tire yourself in ensuring everyone is taken care of. However, you need to instead focus on yourself, as you have been neglecting your own needs for far too long. This may have manifested in feeling unappreciated and overburdened. The only way to stop that feeling or certain events occurring that make things seem that way is to set up boundaries and focus on yourself.
The Full Moon in Cancer makes you take a deep look into your heart, so to understand how others can take better care of it, by first setting up boundaries and catering to your own needs. You might feel a bit reclusive during this time, as you take a deep look within and connect with your heart, and that is totally fine, some alone time can certainly do wonders in helping you recharge and replenish your energy. When you feel emotional highs and lows more than usual, don’t just blame it on the Moon, Scorpio, as these are triggers helping you understand the imbalance you have within your heart when it comes to the give and take ratios within your connection with others, and also how you treat yourself.
How long do you plan on taking on that juggling act, Sagittarius? While you are extremely talented and skilled in multitasking, you do risk experiencing a massive burn out if you don’t allow some of the things you juggle to fall. You don’t need to be doing everything, Sag, in fact, others around you are more than capable of pulling their fair share of weight, you just need to hand it to them. You will feel much better once you do, and also clear up some space to take on something else in the future.
With the right people in your life, you can accomplish anything, Capricorn. You will find that once you let others in on a project you’ve been working on, they help more than you had thought possible and bring you closer to meeting a goal. This is also a time to put forth good energy towards something that means a lot to you. While you have been doubtful in the past, you need to consider the good that can come from this rather than dwelling on the negatives. A little faith in yourself, your goals, and in others around you will go a long way.
While we are told not to answer that text from an ex during Mercury and Venus retrograde, in your case, you should. Someone from the past, or a relationship that had lost its fire, is about to come back around and is ready to go towards that next level. Perhaps the timing wasn’t right before, or perhaps you didn’t have all the right tools – whatever it was that prevented things from coming into fruition before, is no longer blocking you from proceeding. The Full Moon offers you a second chance and a massive boost of healing energy towards something that you really wanted in the past.
It’s time to take a break, Pisces. You’ve been tirelessly working on something that just isn’t yielding the results you want or trying to fix an issue that just isn’t getting any better, and it’s really bugging you. A little time away from this is just what you need so to better understand the issue when you come back. Focus on your emotional and mental health during the Full Moon and you’ll find the clarity needed to resolve this issue or bypass the boundaries you’ve faced before.