On January 10th, we have the first full moon of the year, which is a Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Cancer. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when there is a Full Moon happening at the lunar nodes. In astrology, we associate the lunar nodes with the soul path- the karmic past and future. So similar to a regular full moon, it represents the peak of the lunar cycle and a culmination of energy but it is karmically intensified. This lunar event is an energetic shift also allowing for divine balance and releasing of things that are no longer needed in the next phase of our lives.
With this eclipse activating the signs of Cancer and Capricorn, this creates an emphasis on our sense of security, responsibilities, and goals. The full moon in its home sign of Cancer can be emotionally heavy, especially as it opposes Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn. So, as with most eclipses, it’s not recommended to actively engage the energies of this full moon or to try to force any outcomes. It is best to be aware of what areas of your life this eclipse is impacting you based on your natal chart and to try to stay grounded during this time.
Understand that this lunar event is helping us to focus on the limiting thoughts and outside factors that we need to break away from and in doing so there can be some difficulty in balancing our intuition with our practical mind. We also have Uranus, the planet of radical change and liberation, going direct very shortly after this full moon peaks. This will be ushering in some big, fundamental changes as well as opportunities for liberation. Thankfully, this eclipse is also working in harmony with Neptune, the planet of dreams and the subconscious. This brings in themes of hope, intuitive guidance, and dreams manifesting into reality. I do also find it interesting that during this time our personal planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, and the Moon) are occupying all 4 of the elements. This is an indication that as we navigate through the eclipse season and upcoming weeks, we do so from the message of: think practically, love open-heartedly, act with purpose, and trust your intuition.
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