There is a lot of info floating around right now about this Full Moon in Cancer, and I can certainly understand why. This Full Moon carries with it a ton of energy and as part of a Grand Cardinal Cross, this configuration is highlighting many of the major long-term transits we’ll be experiencing throughout the year in 2017. Squares & Grand Crosses can certainly prove challenging, but they provide us with the necessary energy and motivation to take action where it’s needed most. This is especially true with the involvement of the Cardinal signs, which are all about focusing our energy to create powerful new beginnings.
This Full Moon in Cancer highlights our emotions and shows us where we need to learn to to step outside of our comfort zones. It is a moon of action and new beginnings, crisis and opportunity. This lunar cycle began with the New Moon in Capricorn on December 28th, a time ripe with second chances and new beginnings in the Capricorn area of our charts and lives. As always, the Cancer Full Moon is in opposition with the Capricorn Sun, highlighting the need to integrate our emotions and our support systems with the cold, hard, practical reality of the work that needs to be put in to achieve our most important long-term goals. In square with Uranus in Aries, our comfort zones are being tested by unexpected circumstances, events, and realizations that arouse our frustrations and deliver some sort of call to action. With a square to Jupiter in Libra in the mix, we are also being challenged to open ourselves up to the values and belief systems of others, especially those that pose a threat to our existing ideologies and cause us to feel discomfort.
This Full Moon is highlighting the Jupiter/Uranus opposition, an important transit that will be coloring the collective energy throughout most of 2017. This transit brings powerful new insights, opportunities and shifts in consciousness on both an individual and collective level. With the Pluto still lingering in close conjunction with the Sun in Capricorn, we’re also seeing themes arise related to the Jupiter/Pluto square, another major transit that will be active on-and-off throughout the year. This transit brings up issues surrounding the use and abuse of power in a way that challenges us to find a point of resolution. With Jupiter and Pluto at odds with one another, the energy can feel both intense and expansive as we break free from old structures and hierarchies that no longer serve us, allowing us to take back our individual and collective power in order to shift into a reality that allows us greater balance, harmony and justice.
This Full Moon in Cancer illuminates what’s in store for us in 2017. With all of the Cardinal energy and activity in the Fire Signs, this will be an important and powerful year compelling all of us to step up and take action as we never have before. Doing so will require us to dismantle and break free from old structures and paradigms that no longer serve us, to let go of damaging emotional patterns that are holding us back, and to step far outside of our comfort zones.