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Cancer Full Moon & Mercury Retrograde Offer Intensity, Transformation, & Innovation

On Monday, January 17th at 3:48 pm PST, the Moon in Cancer will oppose the Sun in Capricorn at 27°51’, respectively. Several things stand out about this year’s Cancer Full Moon. Most notably, the Sun is conjunct Pluto, and the two of them are opposite the Moon. This adds an obsessive, compelling, and even compulsive tone to the intensity of this deeply emotional Full Moon.

That which has been hidden is unveiled!

This is a wonderful time to journal, reminisce, do some introspective, dream or psychological work. Take care that you don’t get too carried away from your rational mind but know that this is a beautiful time to purge whatever is no longer serving you.

Cancer rules our emotions, and our home, so allow yourself to feel and beautify your home environment. Remember that space is abundance, and it attracts to you because nature abhors a vacuum! But don’t just fill it back up with more things, be discerning and allow yourself to enjoy the expansiveness of “empty” space… although space is anything but empty!

Photo by Jesse Adair on Unsplash

Tonight, as we are leading up to the Full Moon, is the perfect time to intentionally release whatever you are ready to. Remember that with the particularly painful and challenging years that we’ve endured, there is likely some forgiveness to embrace particularly around our familial relationships.

Make a list and then burn it safely

because it’s all about your intention.


Once you close the door to the past,

the door to your future will reveal itself!

Check your chart to see where 27°51’ Cancer falls to know what area of your life you are working with.

  • 1st House - One of the most important points in a chart; I or me, personality, body, health, physical appearance, how one is seen, how one sees the world

  • 2nd House - Belongings, finances, earning power, values, resources, self-worth

  • 3rd House - Communication, letters, emails…, siblings, neighbors, immediate surroundings, close travel, primary schooling

  • 4th House - Home, real estate, private life, parents, roots, ancestry, foundation

  • 5th House - Creativity, children (both human & artistic) drama, vacations, parties, fun, love affairs, romance, gambling, speculation, hobbies

  • 6th House - Health, diet, work, job, employment, employees, dependents, mundane duties, hygiene, personal habits, pets

  • 7th House - Others, partners, marriage, divorce, lawsuits, contracts, open enemies

  • 8th House - Others’ belongings, support received from others, inheritance, legacies, insurance, taxes, trusts, secrets, sex, transformation, metaphysics, occult

  • 9th House - Higher mind, philosophy, religion, higher learning, psychology, distant travel, foreigners, big business, commerce

  • 10th House - Profession, career, standing in community, status, fame, influence one has within one’s sphere of influence

  • 11th House - Goals, wishes, friends, money obtained through one’s profession, groups & associations which are related to career

  • 12th House - Seclusion, suffering, sorrow, confinement, limitation, that which is hidden from sight, hidden strengths or weaknesses, secrets, self-undoing, subconscious mind, selfless service to others, charity

Mercury Retrograde

On Friday, Mercury stationed to go retrograde at 10°20’ in Aquarius. He was in a tight square to Uranus along with a sextile to Chiron.

You may recall from my past posts and blogs that when Mercury is retrograde, he is passing between the Sun and the Earth, and given that he is the densest and fastest planet, he tends to interfere with electronics, including transportation, so remember to take this into account when making your plans!

When Mercury is retrograde, it’s a wonderful time to think a bit more outside the box, particularly given his square to Uranus. With some deep breathwork, and/or grounding meditation, you may be able to “download” the solution to that problem with which you’ve been wrestling. Mercury is highly innovative when he’s in Aquarius, so this is an ideal time to hone your intellect, and with that sextile to Chiron, there is also the opportunity for some healing work to be done.

As I’ve shared in prior Mercury Retrograde posts, this is not an ideal time to initiate something, but this is a wonderful time to revisit and refine our projects. This is when we kind of flip into our right brains and do some creative thinking!

On February 3, 2022, he’ll station direct at 24°23’ Capricorn and then he’ll exit his post-retrograde shadow on February 23rd when he arrives back to 10°20’ Aquarius.

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May this be a very empowering and transformative year for you!

Warmest regards,


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