On Thursday, January 12th 2017, the Full Wolf Moon in Cancer arrives in my time zone. However, your mileage may vary – be sure to check for your local time HERE. Once again, I turned to the interwebz to see what this means for us astrologically.
Oh, but before we get started, I’m asking this on every post this week, in honor of International Delurking Week 2017 (which I wrote about here)
Hello, lurkers! In honor of Delurking Week 2017, I’m asking all my readers to take a moment to leave a comment saying, “hello!” Better yet, shout out and tell me a little bit about yourself, and what brings you to my corner of cyberspace. Even if you’d rather not, thank you so much for stopping by!
Okay, back to the Full Moon. Here are a few snippets from an article 2017’s First Full Moon in Cancer: Everything we Want is on the Other Side of Fear by Kate Rose over at The Elephant Journal. I highly recommend reading the entire article (she has some cool artwork at the start as well) –
On Thursday, January 12th there will be a luscious full moon in the sign of Cancer.
Cancer represents home, the mother or divine feminine; she is watery and emotional, sensitive and vulnerable. Yet, she is also embodied by the crab, an animal that has a hard shell, but is sensitive to change.
We can pretend that there isn’t anything special going on and we can walk away from fate only to find it repeatedly knocking while we try our hardest to not answer.
That’s the thing about this life, we can avert our eyes, hide in corners, or bury our heads in the proverbial sand—but nothing is strong enough to stop what’s meant for us from coming our way.
Venus is in Pisces so love is afoot; all planets are direct for the next month so we feel inspired and courageous; and now with this full moon in Cancer we will be asked if we can actually handle the emotions we are feeling.
We will be well within the watery realms of Cancer this week and we may feel that we don’t have a choice about what are feeling, because the point of all of this is to feel everything. Life is richer because of what we feel, whether it’s passion, love, joy, or sadness and fear.
But sometimes emotions hold us back, especially fear. Fear pulls us back in, and reminds us of our place in this great big, beautiful world. Fear recalls our childhood wounds, issues of worthiness, and even our values around self-esteem.
Yet, on the other side of that is a life beyond fear, knowing that everything we want will come to us when we need it.
Faith and fear cannot coexist.
We’ve seen the writing on the wall. We know all the reasons that we shouldn’t leap. But we also know all the things that fear whispers to us when we follow our hearts.
This time we’re done listening. We will no longer be led by fear when what we crave is the amazing.
The difficult aspect of last year was that we had to walk through the darkness by ourselves. We had to find out exactly who we are through 100 years of lessons within just a few months. It was a time to see what we were all made of and if we were brave enough to live on our own terms.
Lastly, here’s a graphic I created for the occasion, using a picture I took of the moon last January. Bright Full Wolf Moon in Cancer Blessings!