The January 12th Full Moon (22 degrees Cancer) will be an explosive one, with feelings spilling out all over the place. It's part of a Grand Cardinal cross, squaring Jupiter in Libra (22 degrees) and Uranus in Aries (20 degrees). Pluto is widely conjunct the Capricorn Sun, at 17 degrees.
The Moon is at peak strength in Cancer, which means emotions will be at a rolling boil. Jupiter's expansion will make feelings bigger, while Uranus will trigger surprising outbursts. Pluto will intensify the matter, and when a Moon/Pluto opposition is featured, there are compulsive security needs, demands, or fears of loss. Ceres (the cycle of nurturing, loss and rebirth) is close to Uranus, at 24 degrees. So there is the added theme of disruption of nurturing, and/or a surprising birth (or loss).
Everything will feel bigger and more urgent during this culmination.
This Moon will be primal. Moon/Pluto across the Cancer/Capricorn axis hi-lights parental themes. Could be you as a parent, your parents, or the parent/child dynamics between two adults. Add in Ceres/Uranus, and you've got a primal scream (with mother issues). Jupiter suggests something positive, but as you know, Jupiter expands everything (good and bad). Whether this Moon delivers an emotional celebration or disruption, will depend on what's happening in your chart. Specifically, around 22 degrees of the Cardinal signs. And while it may catch you off guard, it will be the result of something that's been building.
Also on January 12th, we have a Venus/Neptune conjunction (10 degrees Pisces) which hints at an ultimate dream or compassionate sacrifice. The big romance, creative goal, gift or release will transcend the personal energies of this Full Moon. The stakes will feel very intimate and very high. But this will be about more than your needs. Venus/Neptune reaches above and beyond your current situation. Others will be impacted by your personal issues. Venus/Neptune can be dizzyingly beautiful, or mournfully beautiful (if what you want is dissolved). But again, you've seen this coming.
Finally, January 12th features Mercury's return to Capricorn. Mercury's Rx has been aligned with Mars and Venus in Pisces. You can trace what's happening all the way back to December 19th, with Mars' Pisces ingress and Mercury's Rx station in Capricorn. Since then, the energy's been building in the Pisces area of your chart. Now that Mercury is direct (as of January 8th) its Capricorn ingress signals bottom-line truths. All the reviews and questions and delays have brought you to this point, and you're ready to face the reality.
For some, careful planning/commitment will come to fruition, although there will be a few surprises. Maybe you get what you want in an unexpected way, or results are delivered more quickly than anticipated. For others, the reality will be less pleasant.
Saturn/Juno at 22 degrees Sagittarius will make an itchy inconjunct to the Moon. Saturn rules Capricorn, so that will be your reminder that certain rules or obligations must be attended to. You'll feel a pinch of limitation, even as Jupiter/Uranus urge you to let it all out. It could be that a partnership commitment or contract makes you a bit uncomfortable.
This Moon also trines Chiron in Pisces (21 degrees) which suggests a rush of tears, relief and healing. This will be true, no matter what this Moon brings you. The release of a harmonious Moon/Chiron aspect can feel good, even when it hurts.