The Full Moon appears on Thurs, Jan 12 with Sun in Capricorn and Moon in Cancer. Moon in Cancer rules the fourth house or the home; it represents the Mother, the sea, and aspects of water (emotion.) Additionally, there is an emphasis on the number, 23, with Sun, Moon, Jupiter, and Saturn are placed at 23 degrees. 23 is a mystical number, sometimes used in occult methodology—or it can symbolize help from ascended masters and success with desires of the heart.
All of the planets are direct until early February, creating ease for forward motion. The entire chart is a combination of insightful and beneficial aspects—and difficult ones such as a Grand Square and/or the continuation of the Uranus/Pluto square, which are only 3 degrees apart. On the positive, the Full Moon represents light, heightened energy, and fruition of positive events. (It’s easier to focus strongly on positive outcomes when the moon is full.)
The overall chart is heavily weighted with water with Moon in Cancer and Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Chiron placed in Pisces. Only Jupiter (good fortune) is placed in air, making it necessary to find our way through our spiritual alignment while clearing emotions and leaning into love.
Sun and Moon square Jupiter (good fortune), creating tension between the desire for success and emotions ruling the home and close relationships. They also square Uranus, enlarging the possibility of sudden or radical change—or misreading intuitive leads. Overall, it’s important to reflect on the inner self before taking action. (Is the action in the best and highest good for all concerned?)
Fortunately, Mercury (thought, communication) is conjunct (close to) Saturn (time, karma) in Sagittarius, and this opens our thoughts to a wider, philosophical horizon. Mercury in Sagittarius also trines (harmonious) Uranus, which can lend inspired and/or brilliant thought with new applications, ideas, and methods of moving through life. (It softens the Sun/Moon squares with Uranus.)
Sun (life) in Capricorn sextiles Mars (male, assertion); Moon (emotions, inner life) trines Mars in Pisces. (Mars in a water sign can bring up resentments, but it can also increase the possibility of moving into the “sea” of love.) Mars squares Saturn (time, karma), and it’s important to use the will to move forward. Mars also conjuncts Neptune, emphasizing the possibility of confusing spiritual truth with illusion. Mars also conjuncts Chiron (wounded healer).
Venus (beauty, feminine energy) conjuncts (close to) Mars (male energy) and Neptune (mysticism, illusion), and it can create a very beautiful view of life. It accentuates our understanding and perception of the beauty in life. It’s helpful with artistic creations—and inner vision in external world.
Mars (assertion, male energy) in Pisces squares Saturn (limitation, karma, time) in Sagittarius. Mars in Pisces denotes emotional energies of the past age—and past lives—that require clearing before moving into a more philosophical structure. Mars also conjuncts (close to) Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. The conjunction with Neptune (mysticism, illusion) can lift our feelings into a spiritual state of being and/or bring confusion about the cause of inner feelings. If we apply the Mars/Chiron energy correctly, it can lead to more peaceful emotions and inner healing.
Jupiter (good fortune) opposes Uranus (quantum field, new age) and squares Pluto (underworld, will). Our ideas and beliefs about good fortune may suddenly change, expand, or take a new direction with the Jupiter/Uranus opposition. We may also have to use our will and inner power to revitalize and alter our lives (Jupiter square Pluto). Also, Saturn (time, limitation) trines Uranus, making it possible to find new structures for a better life in the early stages of the New Age.
Cardinal Grand Square
The cardinal Grand Cross illustrates pressure between Sun/Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto. All of these planets square one another at 90 degree intervals, exerting stress in several different direction. For example, Moon in Cancer (home life, the feminine) is impacted by Jupiter (good fortune) and Uranus (sudden change.) The Uranus/Pluto square, which impacts a great deal on its own, is exacerbated by the Grand Square.
Venus (beauty, worldly possessions) conjuncts Neptune (mysticism, illusion.) This aspect opens us to the esoteric and physical beauty of the world.
Mercury Trines Uranus. It’s a harmonious aspect, which can lead to ingenious thinking, a break through approach, and instantaneous solutions. Uranus rules awakening and the quantum field. Mercury rules thought.
Saturn trines Uranus. Saturn is time and limitation. Uranus is spiritual awakening. By transcending habits of the past and using our strength/discipline in life, we can create a new structure, based more closely on the tenets of the New Age and the inner self.
Sun and Pluto are conjunct (close together.) Sun is life; Pluto is hidden truths and regeneration–and rules the will. It’s possible to use our will to regenerate and renew aspects of life.
- The chart is a bit like the world at this current point in time. The chart is filled with opportunities, moments of possible genius, and a good bit of tension. Numerous aspects (planetary alignments) move energy in different directions
- Uranus plays a strong role in this chart, prompting sudden changes and realizations. It also continues to reveal illusion with emphasis on the Uranus/Pluto square.
- There are many good and positive aspects in the chart, which soften the tension of the Grand Square. It’s helpful to centered and focused on opportunities.
- The Sun conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn, giving the power of tremendous will and the opportunity for rejuvenation.
- With a Full Moon and all planets direct, take action on plans. The energies will support you.
Sabian Symbols (based on Lynda Hill, The Sabian Oracle)
Sun is on 23 Capricorn, “A Soldier Receiving Two Awards for Bravery in Combat.” The symbol suggests an individual moving through some type of struggle and/or battle—and receiving recognition for their efforts. It speaks of compensation and rewards for inner/outer efforts.
Moon is on 23 Cancer, “The Meeting of a Study Group or Literary Society.” The imagery represents a gathering to discuss underlying meanings of concepts, words, and presentations of thoughts. The challenge lies in arriving at the correct interpretation.
Mercury is placed on 30 Sagittarius, “The Pope Blessing the Faithful.” The symbol speaks of a person or being with spiritual awareness and love who bestows blessings on others. It emphasizes the need for spirituality in life as well as the enlightening of the collective.
Venus sits on 10 Pisces, “An Aviator in the Clouds.” It’s a perfect symbol for Venus conjunct Neptune (mysticism, illusion.) The Aviator can lift us high above life into the clouds, but a flight through the clouds can also raise our consciousness, leading to new realizations.
Mars is on 19 Pisces, “A Master Instructing his Disciple.” This symbol is very appropriate with Mars’ placement. The Master could symbolize the inner self, and the Discipline, our awareness. We can use our energy to respond and follow our inner insights or allow our energy to lead us into lower emotion and/or distraction.
Jupiter is on 23 Libra, “Chanticleer’s Voice Heralds the Rising Sun with Enthusiastic Tones.” With Jupiter symbolizing good fortune, the symbol could refer to the dawning of a New Age—and the inherent possibility, which lies within that paradigm.
Julia Griffin, intuitive healer and owner of One True Self, began her work fifteen years ago under the tutelage of real wolves. Following their direction, Julia sees and reads energy, including animals, plants, and people. She works with people in session to find their resonance with the soul, clearing patterns and creating alignment with their inner path.