Our first full moon of 2022 is in the sign of Cancer. A full moon always bring 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.
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 others attention. They may frequently be invited to parties as they 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’s can be temperamental, and spiteful. Though they can also be very devoted, displaying extreme affection for their loved ones. Cancer’s 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.
Cancer Full Moon
Your New Year tide can run especially high emotionally with the Cancer Full Moon. A lot that’s been hidden can come to the surface now for review and discussion as the Cancer Full Moon is exactly Opposite Pluto in Capricorn AND Mercury is stationary Retrograde AND Uranus is stationary Direct. Jupiter’s recent re-entry into Pisces adds emotional fuel to regenerative nature of the celestial forces at play.
As always, how you will experience this moon on an individual level depends a lot upon how transiting planets are aspecting your own personal planets and points.
Tremendous forces for revolutionary change continue worldwide.
Venus continues her Retrograde motion which began on December 19th. The almost Full Cancer Moon exactly Opposed Venus late yesterday (Jan 16th), activating and highlighting people (or things) that are up for review. Pay attention as much can get revealed that will prove beneficial to you in 2022 and beyond.
The influence of the Cancer Full Moon can be felt starting on January 15th when she Trines Jupiter in the early degrees of Pisces. She then goes on to Sextile Uranus (Stationary Direct) in Taurus and Oppose Retrograde Venus, then she Trines Neptune just before Opposing Pluto. This window of time can reveal much about what needs to be regenerated and upgraded for change. Could be a very emotionally charged period of time.
27° 50’ Cancer Full Moon
Monday, January 17th 3:48pm PT
Moon Trine Jupiter (3:31pm PT on 15th)
Moon Sextile Uranus (5:58am PT on 16th) Stationary Direct
Moon Trine Neptune (2:19am PT on 17th)
Moon Opposes Pluto (1:08pm PT on 17th)
Mercury Stationary Retrograde
Void of Course (vc) means the Moon is not making any exact aspects to other celestial bodies today.
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.
Essential Oil to Use: Rose Otto
Oils that nourish the emotions and support congenial relations in the home, family and with close loved ones.
What house is Cancer located in your chart? This is where you’ll be experiencing revelations regarding a certain area of your life. For instance, if the Full Moon is happening in your 6th house you’ll be getting insights related to work, health and daily routines. You may also be letting go of something (or someone), that you decide has to go.
Also check for planets and points in your 4th House (ruled by Cancer). The 4th House represents your home, family life and childhood roots.
Finally check where your natal Moon is located in your astrology chart. This house will also be affected by this Cancer Full Moon's influence.
Cancer Full Moon EO Recipe
This custom formulation has a sweet, rosy, fruity and floral scent. This custom formulation will comfort and soothe your mind and emotions. It will help you make the most of your Cancer Full Moon experience.
To a 5ml (100 drops) colored glass euro-dropper bottle add:
- Red Mandarin (Citrus deliciosa) - 40 drops
- Ylang Ylang III (Canaga odorata) - 20 drops
- Roman Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis) - 20 drops
- Rose (Rosa damascena)* - 20 drops
*May substitute Rose Geranium (Pellargonium roseum)
Cap bottle tightly and shake vigorously to blend oils thoroughly together. Allow to synergize for 12 hours or longer before using.
Cancer Full Moon Meditation
You can perform your meditation anytime starting from just before the Cancer Full Moon until the First Quarter Waning Moon on January 25th at 5:41am 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 and inhale the scent of your essential oil. 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
At this time, if you choose, you can invite Archangel Haniel assist you with your meditation. Angels are ‘light’ beings, simply meaning they are aligned with the creative power of the universe to create peace and harmony in our world.
Haniel’s name means, “Glory of God.”
Haniel assists you to recover lost healing secrets. An angel of feminine support, natural healing remedies are under Haniel’s protection and custodianship.
Haniel unlocks your capacity to experience more grace in your life. S/he guides you to be in the right place at the right. Synchronicities and serendipitous happenings increase when you’re aligned with Haniel. S/he adds beauty and harmony to your life.
An Angel of Moon energy, she increases clairvoyance and other super sensible gifts.
Petition your heart and mind with the following:
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 this meditation.
You can also make up your own personalized petitions that feel most suitable for you at this time.
At this time, if you choose, you can invite Archangel Haniel to assist you with your meditation. Archangel Haniel’s grace will help to elevate and align you with thoughts of harmony and beauty. Haniel will increase the flow of grace in your life.
- Thank you for helping me experience more grace in my life.
- Thank you for helping me be in the right place at the right time.
- Thank you for assisting me to experience more flow in my life.
- Thank you helping me see with the eyes of love and beauty.
- Thanks you for helping me be awake to nature’s healing powers at work in life.
Now, be still and silent as you absorb the grace of Haniel’s healing presence. Allow Haniel to do the work necessary to bring more grace into your life.
Let any worry or concern you may have been feeling quietly melt away. Empty yourself completely of any feeling of discomfort. Just remain peaceful and calm.
Take as long as needed to complete this meditation. Repeat as needed whenever you feel the need for more harmony and flow of grace in your life.