Full Moons are a time for releasing and relinquishing. If you have an excess in your life, this is the time for it to go down the drain. Through silent meditation, exchanging of thoughts, or spiritual practice, Full Moons are a point when we can let go.
January’s Full Moon in Cancer is an astrological hint to reminisce about how much you’ve grown. Think of this Full Moon guide as a monthly reminders to set and review your intentions– your horoscope is a rudimentary prompt for self-reflection.
So, Happy New Year! We did it, we made it to another new year, and quite frankly, that is such a blessing! If 2022 was a tough year for you, take a shower and let it set in that you did that. You got through the hardships, the difficulties, the upsets, and the disappointments. You found your light at the end of the tunnel, and at every turn, you found a way to put food on your plate. It sounds basic, and it is. It's a basic need for you to survive, and the fact that you’ve done that means that something in you is grateful to be alive. Take that willingness to live into 2023, and take it EASY for the beginning of January. Let this be a time to show yourself all the love, esteem, and compassion you deserve.
The Full Moon in Cancer occurs at 6:07 PM Eastern Time on January 6, 2023 (OMG, it’s really 2023), and it makes a time when we release other people’s failures as our own. Let me rewind and reword that for you: Sometimes we take life and people way too personally. Let me let you into a little secret. Most of the time, people focus on what they need to do and how they feel. That isn’t to say that they can't be aware of their surroundings or care about others. Of course they can! This statement just shows that people probably aren’t paying much attention to what you may feel insecure or upset about. Even your bullies only notice what you lack or have because they are upset with their own present reality.
Cancer is a cardinal sign ruled by the Moon, and like the Moon, Cancer quickly goes through the motions to reflect the feelings of those surrounding it. This Full Moon in Cancer is a pleasant reminder that it is not your role to hold someone’s failures, upsets, disappointments, downfalls, or shortcomings as your own. You are not a punching bag. You are a human worthy of compassion, choices, and respect. Show yourself some love and compassion during this Full Moon in Cancer. Tenderness, love, and care go a long way!
Read your horoscopes based on your Sun, Moon, and Rising signs. Read for your Sun sign to gain insight based on the version of yourself that you’re maturing into, your Rising sign to reflect on your present state, and your Moon sign for guidance on how to nurture your inner child.
Your horoscope for the Full Moon in Cancer:
Sometimes what happens within the home must say within the boundaries of the home. When you take the issues of the home to your workplace, gym, or a friend’s home, you’re unknowingly spilling pieces of your home life throughout the world. Like leaving LEGOs from home along the floor of your home office or the floor of the shower, you risk stepping on something painful while tending to something else. This isn’t to suggest that you do not share with others, but rather that you recognize that it’s good to take breaks from home.
An epiphany is brewing during Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn. Sometimes when we interact with people, we can tell when something is off or on. Just because it is easy to identify differences and bold observations does not mean it’s also easy to put what we see into words. Grant yourself a little grace and release the need to care for every odd thing your eyes catch. Ironically, sometimes the less attention you give to something, the easier it is to make sense of it. You don’t need to understand the lesson immediately after it occurs. Give your brain time to process the information. Processing can take years!
You would be doing yourself an injustice if you did not take the time to appreciate how far you've come. As Mercury Retrograde approaches the Sun during this Full Moon, grant yourself freedom through silence. Keep your wide eyes open as you begin to recognize how knowledgeable and intuitive you are. Even when you were cornered and undermined, you knew who you were, so don’t wait for others to recognize you. They will, but it is not your responsibility to wait for them.
Dear Crabbie-cakes, you might have all the answers, solutions, and ideas to improve the world around you. Without buy-in from others, it's your ideology and great thoughts, and that’s okay. It is not your responsibility to service the world, even if you want to. This Full Moon is a great time to let go and allow those around you to speak up. Mercury Retrograde will provide context to your inner circle's behaviors and choices. The less you do, the more you’ll understand.
The Full Moon in Cancer is a gentle reminder to allow what is beyond you to stay there. It is not uncommon to feel powerless and frustrated; it's common to reach for control in vulnerable positions. Having control over something or someone can remind us that we’re not small and weak. With the Full Moon in Cancer, control may look like over-attentive behaviors, catering to someone who didn’t necessarily ask for help. The stars suggest putting more of your attention towards your own work and health. In the spirit of Mercury Retrograde, be sure you cross your t’s and dot your i’s.
Self-care can mean taking the time to deprioritize certain social relationships. Virgo energy is no stranger to becoming a hermit when need is, and this Full Moon in Cancer suggests that there’s no shame in turning down plans. Grant yourself permission to assess your energy levels and trust that if you have limitations, they are worth honoring. Rejection is never easy, but learning to say no and step away from the crowd can usher in some much-needed rest.
How do you hold onto the expectations others have for you when they do not serve you? Understandably, you can pick up ideas or be motivated by what your caretakers believe is best for you. Did you stop to question the stability of your choices or how you will have to pay the price of your decisions in years of life? With all due respect, this Full Moon challenges you to consider how much your family influences your life decisions. After the Full Moon, take time to self-conceptualize your identity sans external expectations.
Be careful how much you express yourself. The universe is calling for your maturity, self-control, and discipline. What you say and how you behave is extremely significant to those around you. Keep your eyes and ears open so you will begin to notice the effect of your words. Say less and listen a whole lot more. It is okay to be ignorant while you learn.
Learn to let go of your past, dear Sagittarius. You may still be lingering over past mistakes and hiccups. Don’t worry. Everyone has their moments, and you’ll surely have more lessons ahead of you. You might feel as though you need more transformation. However, you need to appreciate all the change that has occurred. Sit with yourself, appreciate your growth, and for this moment in time, release your desire to be better. For now, you are allowed to be enough; relax.
The time for you to get your ducks in a row is approaching. While you might want to dip your toes into the dating pool, restrain yourself from deep diving just yet. You'll find that your occasional swims in the waters of romance will become much more fulfilling when you tend to yourself. Figure out what it is that you want, dear Capricorn. If you spread yourself too thin, you might find that meaningful relationships will sink instead of swimming.
As you grow and develop, little epiphanies cross your mind. What was originally misunderstood comes into clarity, and that can leave you with mixed feelings. On the one hand, you might have compassion for what you didn’t know, understanding that no one knows everything. Some of you may struggle with the feeling of having not fully understood what you now know. Understand that new knowledge and understanding exist for you to do better, not for you to try to overanalyze the past. Releasing the business of what you can not control and embracing stillness is a beautiful way of spending this Full Moon.
Taking a break from creativity may be counterintuitive. Even rushing waterfalls reach for stillness. Through stillness, you can think clearly and better understand external perspectives. This Full Moon in Cancer is a good time for you to listen to the needs of your community without a desire to fix or mend what is not working. Your presence is enough; sometimes, a sounding board is needed.
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