What January’s full moon in Cancer means for you and your sign
Have you been feeling emotional lately? Just ready to explode? Well, you can always blame the full moon for any mood swings—at least for the next few days. Astrologers like to joke that people act during this lunar phase.
Fittingly, the first full moon of 2023, which rises on January 6, is an emotional release. Typically nicknamed the Wolf Moon, January’s full moon is also called the Cold Moon, Rough Moon, and Strong Moon among other names.
Now that the new year has begun (see what’s in store for you here), we’re looking for ways to reboot our hearts and emotions, which is exactly what this watery full moon in Cancer offers. Grab a box of beans, take a walk down memory lane and get ready to let go of the past in an effort to create fresh moments for yourself.
Here’s how to see January’s full moon
The full moon peaks on January 6th at 6:08 PM EST. A full moon occurs when the sun and moon oppose each other in the sky. The visual effect of the full moon will last about three days.
January’s Full Moon in Cancer has a specific astrological meaning
The full moon is always a time of release. However, each full moon takes on a specific feel, depending on what else is happening in the cosmos.
This Full Moon opposes the first Mercury retrograde of 2023 (of four) and harmonizes with Uranus retrograde. With these two planets orbiting the full moon, we are asked to heal our past and release emotional baggage. Now is your chance to start the year with a clean slate and no grudges.
The next day, Mercury retrograde and the sun connect in the sky, creating an astrological aspect known as the cazami. This happens when the planet is within one degree of the sun. Think of it as a brief respite from the communication problems and general fog of Mercury retrograde. The sun increases our awareness and intuition.
Here’s how January’s full moon will affect your zodiac signs
How can you make your home work for you? If you have changes you’ve been wanting to make, from tidying up to redecorating, now is the time. Don’t overthink it—just pop in an audiobook or a podcast and get started. Spruce up your space to create better flow in the new year.
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Your emotional side is heating up and the bull is coming out. Regardless of the outcome, don’t be shy about expressing your feelings at this point. Take a leap of faith and let it all go. You don’t know how others will feel until you take the first step.
Remove negativity from your life. Think about the people in your life who make you feel more … you. Now, text them, call them and surround yourself with them! You must have people in your life who fully support your goals and desires in 2023.
The past can be present during this full moon, a window to reconnect with friends and lovers. Use this opportunity to mend fences and reconnect with those you care deeply about. Your open heart and sincere intentions will lead to good things.
Instead of trying to be the center of attention, try to focus your attention this month. Take a step back and focus on finding your spiritual core. When you join the public, your star will shine even brighter.
Your goals and hopes are evolving, and you may find that you attract different people as you change. It’s okay. Rely on you and the people you like new.
A project is coming to an abrupt end, which is causing you existential stress. Who are you if you are not busy? How will you spend your time without the guidance of a plan? Don’t be upset! When one door closes, another one opens. Keep your eye out for the next opportunity.
You feel a call to change – a call you have resisted. Change is scary, but it’s the ladder that takes you from one stage of life to another. Fortunately, there is no time like the present. Start by implementing a different routine or other small behavioral changes and see if they lead to a change in mindset.
Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can help pay the bills. Start a savings plan that works for you so you can save for a rainy day. Consider asking a trusted friend for advice on how to create a budget that works for you.
Shine a light on the people you care about. A simple compliment or act of kindness will show them that you are willing to go the extra mile to make the relationship work and that you adore them.
Everyone takes time off from work to recover from the daily grind. You should treat yourself to a spa day at home, complete with a long bath or shower and a bundle in a robe. Treat yourself and your body well.
You crave excitement and thrills, and you may not have that in your personal life right now. That’s OK: You can live vicariously through TV, movie, and book characters. Find stories that speak to you and move you.
This article was originally published on TODAY.com