Cancer Full Moon
January 6, 2023
Beginning with this astrological moon calendar post we are going to a bi-weekly blog format. The astrological moon calendar blog will feature the current astrological moon cycle. Remember, the peak of a new or full moon is when the cycle crests. It's important to pay attention to the wave of energy as it comes it, not just at the peak of new, or full moon.
Following the moon's cycles and how they may be affecting you personally is one of the best ways to learn how to navigate your life currents for making the most of your opportunities and for best possible outcomes. Enjoy!
What’s It All About?
Our first full moon of 2023 is in the sign of Cancer. Your New Year tide can run especially high emotionally with the Cancer Full Moon. A full moon always brings a period of fulfillment and completion while also giving you an opportunity to release what no longer works for you, or didn’t work out as you had hoped.
You might say full moons are Moons of Promise. They bring times of celebration, as well as times of disappointment.
Cancers represent the Mothers and Nurturers of the zodiac. The Cancer Moon is a cardinal water sign ruled by the Moon and represented by the crab. The Cancer Moon has a reputation for being one of the most emotional full moons of the entire year (along with Scorpio and Pisces).
The watery influence of the Cancer Moon exerts tremendous influence on the tides of the ocean. Likewise, your own emotional tides can run especially high now.
Cancers are very in touch with their emotions and can be some of the most emotionally intelligent people you will ever meet. They are sensitive and empathic to other’s needs. They require the same kind of attention to their emotional needs being met by others. This makes them highly selective about their close companions.
Cancer’s goofiness can make them the center of other’s attention. They may frequently be invited to parties as they are good listeners, openly show empathy, and can read other’s emotions like a book. However, seldom do Cancers get close with anyone too quickly. Cherished close relations can be few.
With feelings so tender and easily hurt, the Cancer native may prefer to live a single life instead of risking being hurt by a prospective partner.
As a cardinal sign, Cancers can be quite controlling and manipulative. They can be extremely self-protective and, like the crab, side step issues. It can be almost impossible to get a direct answer, or commitment from a Cancer. They can deftly play both sides and leave you frustrated and wondering where they really stand.
Cancer natives can be temperamental, and spiteful. Though they can also be very devoted, displaying extreme affection for their loved ones. Cancer people can have a predilection for co-dependence. They value their close connection with family and friends. Protecting and defending loved ones is a high priority for them whatever the cost.
As always, how you will experience this moon on an individual level depends a lot upon how transiting planets are getting on with your own personal planets and points.
Tremendous forces for revolutionary change continue worldwide.
What’s Up in Your Chart?
Tips for how the Cancer Full Moon can affect you personally.
Everyone has the Cancer Full Moon influence in one, or more areas of their chart. Here are a few areas of your chart where you can experience the Cancer Full Moon influence:
- The Moon rules the watery sign of Cancer and is the natural ruler of the 4th House of home, family and represents your early childhood environmental influences. The Moon is extremely psychic and reflective of whatever it touches. This is why the Cancer Full Moon may show you what has previously been hidden from view, especially related to 4th house matters at this time.
- You’ll want to pay especial attention to where the Moon is located in your natal chart and what personal planets it aspects (when you were born and currently by transit)
- What personal planets, or points are located in your 4th house? Do you have any easy flowing, or hard aspects to this house from one or more of your personal planets? The easy flowing aspects offer support and protection to your feeling of home and security in the world. While harsh aspects will augment the challenges presented at this time.
- The moon moves quickly through each sign and house, so whatever happens though it may leave a lasting impact upon your psyche the emotions will be transient. If you feel extremely emotional at the Cancer Full Moon, it may be best to let your emotions settle first before taking any action (maybe take a relaxing sea salt bath with aromatherapy). Wait until you feel calm and grounded, not in a triggered emotionally reactive state, to take any action.
ï16° 21’ Cancer Full Moon
Friday, January 6, 3:07pm PT
Moon Sextile Uranus (Rx)
Moon Opposes Mercury (Rx)
Sun Trine Uranus (Rx)
Sun Conjunct Mercury (Rx)
Mars Stationary Direct
There’s opportunity for illumination and discovering secrets that have been locked away. All Full Moons bring emotional issues to the surface. Now you are focused on feeling secure and safe in your home and with family.
Your emotions may fluctuate more than usual. Stay out of your head and in your heart. This Moon is excellent for forgiving in order to move on. Otherwise, you could be subject to feeling the blues now. You’ll enjoy staying close to home and surrounding yourself with your favorite creature comforts. Now can be an emotionally satisfying time for you when you experience a real sense of belonging.
Right now, with all the craziness going on worldwide you may be experiencing periods of intense negative emotions, like fear, anger and depression. These feelings are natural to your mind and come up when you’re feeling personally threatened, or out of control.
These waves of emotional detox can leave you feeling drained and exhausted. The tendency can be to go into your head and start reactively thinking about how to resolve the ‘issues coming up’ which can lead to a cycle of more confusion and need to act and exert control.
Toxic emotions, like anger, fear and depression, can stem from negative beliefs and attitudinal patterns that need to be purged. Distracting yourself with addictive coping strategies and a fix-it mentality does not work long term.
The best response at these times is to take a time out to relax and allow any upset feelings, or confusion to settle. Clarity naturally arises when you just take a moment to sit quietly and relax in the moment. What actions you need to take, if any, will naturally arise.
When you are in an extended axis of change in your life you are being presented with a tremendous opportunity for resolution and completion of old karmic, or inherited family patterns. These inherited ancestral patterns are often referred to as mind streams.
Great illumination can come to you during these intensified periods when detoxification of your emotional body can take place.
During these times you may experience sudden activity when unsettling and disruptive events beg for your attention, so that these inherited patterns can survive and continue into your future.
Essential oils can be especially helpful for detoxifying your emotional body and can help settle the mind until any sense of intense urgency to act passes. Inhaling the scent of certain oils can help to ground and stabilize the energies being detoxed from your emotional body.
Now is the perfect time for you to make a clean break of any addictive, or ancestral patterns once and for all.
When intense emotions are being purged there is great opportunity for you to seed a fresh new start and birth completely new patterns for yourself that you don't want to miss!
An Emotional Detox Ritual that you can perform at the Cancer Full Moon is included just beneath the Cancer Full Moon Meditation.
Key Healing Gemstone for Cancer
Moonstone - promotes balancing effect, soothes emotions, calming influence, relieves stress
Key Essential Oil to Use: Rose Otto
Oils that nourish the emotions and support congenial relations in the home and with family and close loved ones.
Cancer Full Moon Meditation
Perform your Meditation anytime starting from the time of the Full Moon up until the First Quarter Waning Moon in Libra on January 14th at 6:10pm PT.
What you will need:
- A white candle
- Essential oil or blend - use one of the recommended oils, or blend of oils
Make sure you are in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
Light your white candle. Dispense your oil onto a cotton ball, or smell strip and inhale the scent. You can also scent your space prior to your meditation using an aroma diffuser.
Gaze into the candle flame as you begin to breathe in fully and deeply and exhale any tension. The candle flame reflects your own Divine heart center.
Continue inhaling the scent of your oil and releasing any tension for 1-5 minutes.
Archangel to Assist You
Haniel’s name means, “Glory of God.”
Petition your heart and mind with the following affirmation:
Choose one, or more of the affirmations that feels right for you to focus upon at this time. Take time between each appeal to drink in and absorb the response by your heart and mind to fulfill your request. Allow yourself the time needed to fully engage in and experience the results of your affirmation.
You can also make up your own personalized petitions that feel most suitable for you at this time.
- Thank you for helping me experience more grace in my life.
Now, be still and silent as you absorb Haniel’s angelic healing light. Allow Haniel to do the work necessary to bring balance to your mind and emotions.
Repeat as needed whenever you feel the need for more harmony and flow of grace in your life.
Best Essential Oil for Your Emotional Detox
Inhale the scent of your oil, or blend of oils. Use a dilution and anoint the area of your heart, or other area where you are carrying any noticeable tension. Also, the oils can used for making an aromatic sea salt bath, one of the most helpful therapies for detoxifying the emotional body.
Rose (Rosa x damascena)
The #1 oil in aromatherapy for emotional detox. Even a single drop of rose oil can have a transformative and lasting effect upon the human psyche. A 10% dilution of Rose oil works just great!
Emotional Detox Ritual
Use this ritual to breakthrough and resolve painful emotional issues. The essential oils help to detoxify your emotional body and free you from mind streams that contain mental and emotional patterns you may suffer from periodically, or on an ongoing basis.
When to perform your ritual
Anytime is a good time to do the Emotional Detox Ritual. However, performing the ritual at a full moon, and anytime during the two weeks following the full moon, can help you experience a more potent release and resolution of toxic emotions and inherited patterns. This is because the electro-magnetic energy of the waning moon that occurs immediately after the full moon will have the effect of draining your emotional body of any built-up tension and blockage.
Perform your ritual in the hour, or so, just before the moon reaches the Full Moon phase and just prior to a New Moon. The Water Moons are best for performing an emotional detox (Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio).
Why is the Cancer Full Moon such a Potent Time?
A full water moon, up until just before to the new moon, is one of the most potent times for performing an Emotional Detox because this is the period of time when your emotional body is naturally releasing emotional tension. Have you ever noticed how you feel just before a new moon? This is the time when negative emotions can surface most intensely. Your emotional body feels most exposed and vulnerable during this. From the time of a water Full Moon until the next new moon is when your emotional body can be more easily drained of toxic, negative emotions and emotional patterns.
The effect of your emotional detox brings a more open, trusting, loving and understanding heart. When your heart is freed of toxic emotions its easier for you to feel compassionate, patient and at peace in your daily life, no matter what events are occurring.
Emotional Detoxification is one of the of the simplest, easiest and effective ways to end negative emotional habits and inherited patterns.
Emotional Detox Ritual
- Imagine your body is filled with a warm, vibrant light.
- Focus your attention at the bottom of your feet. Imagine the warmth of this vibrant light moving up through your body from the soles of your feet.
- As it moves upward the warm, vibrant light naturally drains you of any tension.
- Allow this warm, radiant light to circulate from the soles of your feet to the crown of your head and back down from the crown of your head through the soles of your feet.
- Your entire body begins to feel weightless and becomes completely transparent as you perform this ritual.
- All that remains is the original transparent vibrational blueprint of your etheric body that is whole and perfect.
- When you feel complete your entire body will feel weightless, light and free.
- Feel your radiant light body vibrant with life force energy. Every cell of your body vibrates and hums in harmony.
- Breathe in the purity of this resonate harmony that is your perfect original Divine Self incarnate in physical form.
- Conclude your Emotional Detox Ritual by giving thanks.
For more astrological insights about this particular Cancer Full Moon, along with essential oil recipes, healing meditations, crystals & gemstones to use, eclipse seasons, super moons, planetary retrogrades, meaning of astrological aspects and much more check out the 2023 Astrological Moon Calendar. It will give you a snapshot overview of the emotional ebb and flow for 2023.
You can use it to get an advance look at the upcoming opportunities available for you, as well as to check in as events unfold on the worldwide scene during the year.
Even more tips are included that can help you get additional insight about how things will unfold for you personally.