On January 2nd 2018 at 2:24am, GMT, there is a Full Moon taking place across the Cancer-Capricorn axis, with the Moon being in the emotional, protective and affectionate sign of Cancer and the Sun being in the practical, organizing and methodical sign of Capricorn. Just like it happens with every Full Moon, this one too calls for us to strike the right balance between opposites. Presently, one needs to make a balancing act between family (Cancer) and career (Capricorn), emotion (Cancer) and common sense (Capricorn), as well as between tenderness (Cancer) and severity (Capricorn). With four planets in Capricorn, Saturn included, it is quite clear that the balance tilts towards career, severity and common sense.
However, the shared language both of these signs speak is the one of security, materially (Capricorn) and emotionally (Cancer) speaking. Therefore, this Full Moon sharply illuminates security issues and invites us to find solutions in order to deal with our insecurities. In fact, the Full Moon axis participates in a watery kite formation, completed by Mars/Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, as well as by Venus, Sun and Pluto in Capricorn atop. The combination of these elements implies plenty of emotional support that is expressed in a practical manner. On the other hand, the participation of these planets in the kite formation allows for more security (Moon in Cancer) through decisive developmental initiatives (Mars/Jupiter in Scorpio) that concern one’s dreams, visions and ideals (Neptune) so as to reach as high as one can (Capricorn at the peak of the kite)
Of course, the peak requires a radical shift in the importance one attaches to relationships, values and money (Venus-Sun-Pluto). Nevertheless, if one is willing to appreciate originality and eccentricity, then they have already taken a step towards the top, in line with out-of-bounds Venus. Besides, the fact that the Full Moon takes place with Uranus turning direct gives a highly original but also explosive streak to this Full Moon. In a trine with Mercury who is still in the shadow of its previous retrogradation, Uranus signals an urgent need to apply original, revolutionary and perhaps extreme ideas that have been put on hold since the beginning of August 2017 when Uranus was turning retrograde. Finally, with four planets in the signs they rule (Moon, Mars, Saturn and Neptune), it looks like the Full Moon removes us from our material and emotional comfort zone so that things may at long last “fall into place”. In any case, we wish you enjoy the Full Moon!