On January 10th, the Capricorn Sun squares Uranus in Aries, and squares Jupiter in Libra on January 11th. This volatile mix of disruption and expansion leads up to the January 12th Full Moon in Cancer. Results and endings will hit quickly, with feelings that run the gamut from joy to tears. Pluto in Capricorn’s wide opposition to the Moon increases the intensity, and permanent change. Ceres’ proximity to Uranus suggests the cycle of nurturing, loss and rebirth will accelerate.
This Moon will make an inconjunct to Saturn/Juno in Sagittarius, indicating tense reminders of commitments/limits that can’t be avoided. However, the Moon will also trine Chiron in Pisces, presenting a healing outlet for those feelings. This will be the time to let it all out, whether you want to or not.
Venus conjoins Neptune in Pisces on January 12th, suggesting a removal of all limits regarding what you want or have. The dream relationship/job/opportunity can arrive. But “removal of limits” can also dissolve what you were hoping for. Which scenario will it be? You should have a sense by now if you’ve been pouring your energy into an illusion or reality. Either way, it will happen without a struggle - it will be yours easily and effortlessly, or it will slip away.
Also on January 12th, Mercury (direct as of January 8th) reenters Capricorn. Here are the reassuring (or at least, realistic) facts that will help you process this Full Moon. You know what you hear or learn will be absolute truth. Mercury’s reviews and examinations (since it stationed Rx on December 19th) has been working hard to draw your attention to commitments and definitions that stand the test of time.
The Full Moon in your domestic sector brings home and family matters to a peak. Issues may include expansion of your home situation, via a new family member, live-in partner, relocation, home improvement or home business. Or, there may be a quick exit, in which case the expansion will involve your freedom. Uranus/Ceres in your sign suggest an unexpected rebirth or change in nurturing patterns. A change in career path, or push for external power, ups the stakes. At the same time, you’ll be dealing with a frustrating law, rule or limit. Despite the upheaval, you should also feel a sense of relief as something hidden is finally addressed.
Venus/Neptune in your hidden sector suggests a background potential (romantic, creative or ultimate goal) has ripened and is ready to manifest. Or, this could be the exhale as something unsustainable dissolves. As Mercury returns to your career sector, you’ll have a clear idea about your next step regarding work, future plans or professional image. Mercury will help you see the past’s impact on your future.
The Full Moon in your communication sector suggests an answer, discussion or realization will increase your sense of urgency, regarding improvements/progress that must happen ASAP. You may feel pressured to respond to an announcement or matter involving education, travel or legal issues. Too, this could be the moment you officially commit, with all the intense nervousness that entails. An emotional public acknowledgement will be in the mix, and the open discussion will feel good. However, background pressure due to financial or relationship limits will be on your mind- there’s something you can’t avoid.
Venus/Neptune in your social sector suggest a romantic/creative peak, shared with friends (a wedding, public relationship or artistic launch). The dream has become real, and you’re inviting others to partake with you. If the dream is revealed to be an illusion, that will be public as well. No matter what happens, Mercury’s return to your sector of opportunities puts your sights squarely on the future, with a heightened sense of new possibilities and a realistic plan of action.
The Full Moon in your sector of personal resources hi-lights finances and personal values. Earnings, savings or expenses can increase suddenly, as you juggle unexpected growth or a shift in priorities. There may be a tremendous push to take a chance or put yourself out there. New romance or unexpected developments in an existing partnership may also be featured, with some tension involving joint goals or commitments. A fear or vulnerability involving career/future goals can be addressed in the process.
Venus/Neptune in your career sector suggests dream-job potential, or an idealized future goal. Whether it bears fruit or disappoints depends on your current situation, but this will be a result, not a new development. Mercury’s return to your sector of shared resources sees you looking at next steps involving debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy. Now is the time to decide if you should invest more, invest less or pay what you owe.
The Full Moon in your sign can jolt you with an external power play, competition, hostility or high expectations. You could feel pushed to react before you have time to process, but this has been building for awhile. It may be time to make those changes (in your career, professional image or future path) that you’ve been contemplating. While you’ll have to be quick on your feet, there will also be routines and obligations to attend to. This may feel unfair, but watch for an opportunity to expand your influence, or favourably address a legal/ethical matter.
Venus/Neptune in your opportunities sector says this is a peak moment for a social or creative ideal. Something you’ve been reaching for is right in front of you. Despite the challenges this Full Moon will bring, there’s a chance for you to see your faith rewarded. Of course, much depends on how you respond to the challenges, and the fact that you won’t be in complete control. Mercury’s return to your partnership sector adds progress in an ongoing relationship discussion. Too, Mercury can solidify a compromise or agreement, provided you keep calm- “grace under pressure” is your mantra.
The Full Moon in your hidden sector can yank an issue out of the shadows. A flash of illumination will reveal a secret or something you’ve been avoiding. Health, work, co-worker relationships or daily obligations may be themes. A brilliant idea or conversation may be the catalyst, and while there’s potential for you to make some gains, make sure you ground yourself in the current reality. A contract or romantic attraction has some built-in limits that you’ll have to acknowledge. Fortunately, there’s lots of room for private emotional release, whether the outcome is favourable or not.
Venus/Neptune in your sector of shared resources suggests a peak moment of intimacy or merging. Too, this can be a peak moment to go into debt or spend extravagantly, if you’re not careful. Venus/Neptune urges you to complete immerse yourself in a relationship or financial investment, but you’ll have to discern if it’s in your best interests. Mercury’s return to your sector of routine can help, as you’ll have a clearer sense of what you must do, immediately. This is a feet-on-the-ground influence, with essential tasks, facts and improvements made unmistakably clear.
The Full Moon in your social sector can indicate a public launch/event, or culmination with friends/groups. This could be your chance to shine. On the other hand, you may feel tremendous pressure from others. Events will move quickly, and you will feel a bit uncomfortable with the exposure. Your finances can shift quickly as well, with a sudden gift/earning opportunity, or unexpected expense. Domestic responsibilities will be a constant reminder, and you may feel obligated to honour a family agreement (even though it conflicts with other activities). Fortunately, a partner or close friend is there to support you.
Venus/Neptune in your relationship sector can indicate a time of unconditional love in an existing partnership, or a dream-come-true vibe in a new relationship. For some, you or your partner may be asked to make a sacrifice. Mercury’s return to your sector of self-expression keeps you focused on what’s best for you - there’s a personal goal or creation that you’re striving for, and now you’ll have the facts. Mercury can also indicate progress or enhanced understanding regarding a new attraction or issue involving children/pregnancy.
The Full Moon in your career sector indicates a surprising result involving future goals, your professional image or relationship with management. Jupiter in your sign can deliver a new job, promotion or reward for your efforts. A relationship can accelerate in a surprising direction. But if your current track is not the best one for you, there can be an abrupt ending that forces you to reevaluate your goals (professional or personal). Either way, you’ll also be dealing with a contract, or verbal/written agreement that reminds you of your commitments. Any change will be in your best interests, as it will allow you to improve a health or work situation that’s been draining you.
Venus/Neptune in your sector of routine can indicate a truly selfless act of service/sacrifice. Be careful with this - there will be no compensation, and you can easily give until you have nothing left. Too, this aspect can indicate a moment where you realize your ultimate goal, involving work, helping others, or making a necessary lifestyle change. Mercury’s return to your domestic sector adds a confirmation regarding family discussions, plans to relocate, or facts about a home business.
The New Moon in your sector of opportunities illuminates travel, education, legal matters, publishing or official announcements. You can cross the finish line in one of these areas before you know what’s hit you. There may be a lucky break or previously unforeseen development that gifts you with something special. This Moon can open up new possibilities that make you feel more confident, even as you confront insecurities about a creative project or romantic attraction. Finances will offer a spot of tension, as you juggle limits/a previous commitment, with new developments.
Venus/Neptune in your sector of self-expression suggests a magical attraction or peak moment of creativity. Romance, celebration and indulgence are emphasized. A dream can go public, and your image can be enhanced. Too, escape and denial can be tempting. Mercury's return to your communication sector delivers an answer, fact or conversation that's been in the works since December.
The Full Moon in your sector of shared resources can trigger intense feelings, making you feel out of control. And, events during this Moon will be beyond your control. Issues with debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances or physical/emotional intimacy can sweep over you suddenly, impacting your security (this will be true, even if the events are positive). There could be a sudden gain or loss, with profound consequences. You may be dealing with the urge (or necessity) to give/spend everything. Saturn/Juno in your sign remind you of a responsibility, partnership commitment or official contract - you’ll have to honour this while dealing with your personal security issues. On the plus side, a gain or loss can release a childhood wound, or pain that’s rooted in family tradition.
Venus/Neptune in your domestic sector suggests a loving release or sacrifice related to family. Too, there can be moments of unconditional love with someone who’s closest to you. Mercury’s return to your sector of personal resources helps you approach it all with a sharper sense of what’s essential, on a financial or emotional level. If finances have changed, Mercury can help you plan for the new reality.
The Full Moon in your partnership sector marks a relationship culmination that is sure to be dramatic, fast-moving and public. Feelings will run high, whether there’s a joyous event or ending. You’ll find yourself quickly tossed into a new chapter, with a whole new future in front of you. Background reminders of restrictions or promises will add a thread of tension, as you wonder how those will play out. Discussions should offer some compassionate release, no matter what happens - a new understanding, apology or acceptance can feel soothing.
Venus/Neptune in your communication sector suggests a dream-come-true conversation, or a gentle realization about what you want. In general, all communication will make it easier for you to reach out and relate to (or charm) others. Intuition and empathy will also be high. Mercury’s return to your sign adds even more power to your communication skills, as you receive the information you’ve been waiting for.
The Full Moon in your sector of routine offers a conclusion involving health, medical issues, work routines or obligations. News can be delivered quickly, and what you learn will have a profound impact on your current routines, regime and self-care/nurturing. The flash of clarity can make you feel better, although the tension between these changes and commitments to others can increase your anxiety. Travel, education or legal matters may be part of the mix.
Venus/Neptune in your sector of personal resources suggests changes will also involve a shift in your earning patterns. It may be time to let go of what you can’t sustain, while embracing a newer, gentler approach to security. For some, there may be an opportunity to increase earnings, if the new path is aligned with an ultimate goal you’ve been working towards. Mercury’s return to your hidden sector indicates events will trigger a closer look at what’s behind the scenes, and what really matters (perhaps you’ve been avoiding this).
The Full Moon in your sector of self-expression can signal an exciting launch, new romance or personal goal. Children/pregnancy could also be featured. This Moon could be fulfilling and confidence-building, although you may receive a bit more than anticipated. If there’s a loss or abrupt reality-check, it will happen quickly. Either way, there will be a bit of tension as you strive to adjust personal goals/emotional fallout with professional commitments. The trine to Chiron in your sign promises easier integration of events, no matter what happens.
Venus/Neptune in your sign can see your big dream become possible. Romance, creativity or lifestyle/personal image can receive a surge of wide-open possibilities. Even if this Full Moon delivers something that is not to your liking, Venus/Neptune suggests this is still your moment to transcend it and reach for more. Mercury’s return to your social sector helps you put events into a larger context, plan for the future, or (finally) make the necessary social connections.