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january, 2018

01jan9:25 pmFull Moon - January 1, 2018in Cancer9:25 pm EST


The Moon is Full in Cancer on January 1, 2018, at 9:25 PM EST.

On Monday night, a Full Moon occurs when the Cancer Moon exactly opposes the Capricorn Sun. The Cancer-Capricorn polarity deals with the balance between the private life, domesticity, the need for a home base, and nurturance (represented by Cancer) versus the public life, career, reputation, and accountability (represented by Capricorn).

Attachments and love are ruled by Cancer, while achievements and rewards/punishments are ruled by Capricorn. In some ways, this polarity deals with the balance between unconditional love and conditional love. The Cancer Moon encourages us to value our home base and our roots, while Capricorn persuades us to consider our sense of duty and responsibility along public lines. While Cancer may be content to be dependent, Capricorn urges us to be grown-up and responsible. Neglecting either end of the axis will surely backfire on us. Ideally, a balance should be found between the two energies, and this is what the Full Moon invites us to do.

This Full Moon is about balancing our commitment to our career and families. Something has been building inside of us, and now is the time when the energy of the cosmos fairly demands that we let it out. Over the next two weeks, we will discover what this means for us. For now, we can’t sit on our feelings. We need to express them. This lunation aligns with Venus and harmonizes with Mars and Neptune (almost exactly, in Neptune’s case). We’re expressing our neediness now, although we may swing from independence to dependence at this time. Something is exposed or illuminated, prompting us to get in touch with those things in our personal lives that we may have been neglecting or putting off. With so much attention to our relationships, careers, and personal plans these days, a push for considering our emotional needs occurs now.

The Full Moon is a time of culmination and the promise of fulfillment of that which was started at the New Moon. It is an emotional time–a time of romance, fertilization, and relationships.

Full Moon in Cancer Chart - January 1, 2018

Full Moon in Cancer Chart – January 1, 2018

This phase of the Moon occurs at 11 degrees and 38 minutes of Cancer opposition the Sun at 11 degrees and 38 minutes of Capricorn, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 8-16 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn).


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