Learn about January's Full Moon in Cancer, what it means for you, and how to celebrate it with witchcraft and moon magic.
In January, nature faces the coldest and most challenging time of the year. The land is, therefore, bare, the animals are hibernating, and the vegetation seems to sleep and is covered most of the time by a veil of ice or snow. To overcome this moment takes a great deal of strength, but in nature as well as in man, the forces, the energies, are not dormant, asleep, but are only turned inside. This means that we are concentrating all our energies on what will then blossom with the arrival of spring.
The Moon is an excellent guidepost for navigating the currents of life. With the moon's wax and wane, it can help you decide when to let go or hold tightly so your journey may be successful. This January's Full Moon comes at a time when we look towards spring, the beginning of a new cycle. This period is a suitable time for those who want to plan anything related to their life so that they can then reap the rewards in the future.
Don't be too unsettled, and we must not fear because this moon reminds us that, after the darkest night, the day always returns. And then we, too, will return to experience joy, happiness, and love. It is the right time to let go of the past and welcome the future with good intentions and desires.
The Wolf Moon
The name by which this full moon is best known is precisely Wolf Moon. This is to remember the howls of wolves coming from the cold hills in winter. The spiritual symbolism of the wolf recalls lessons of autonomy, communion, and actualization. From this animal, we can learn a lot. A solitary animal, it is with the pack that they find the strength to face the hardships of winter. From this, we can learn that it is not by thinking only of ourselves that we will move forward, but many times by joining forces with others, any problem can be easier to solve or get through together. In addition, the wolf spends a lot of time with the wolf cups, playing and teaching them. From this, we can learn to carve out some time during the day to play or teach. Whether this is with our children or other individuals, we can mentor.
Work and commitments take a lot out of us, and sometimes we are too tired to be able to carve out time to be with the family, but we try not to miss this time because family and loved ones are more important than anything else. Let us always remember that we, as single individuals, are critical, so a little time dedicated to ourselves needs to be a priority. Reflect on these two points throughout January.
Cancer Moon and what that means for you
The upcoming Full Moon on January 6th will fall in the astrological sign Cancer. Cancer is an emotional and intuitive sign ruled by the Moon. This means emotions may get the best of you if you aren't careful. Cancers are emotional, sensitive, and care deeply for those closest to them.
Cancer may be the most reflective sign in the zodiac, which could be considered a blessing or a bane, depending on how you view this strength. Cancers are guided by their emotion, heart, and intuition, so this could be a great time to go internally and start listening to yourself. Although this may be hard for some, take advantage of this Cancer's Moon energy as it will serve you well. Be careful not to get caught up in these feelings as they may be enhanced by the ongoing influence of Mercury’s retrograde in Capricorn, which in itself is a time of backspinning and a return to the intangible past.
Lean into Cancer's love and respect for their emotions, and gentle caring nature. You can harness Cancer's compassion and understanding of nature during this full moon, something Cancer may take for granted that other signs of the zodiac don't come naturally.
Another point to work on is to recognize one's limitations and to understand that fragility is not a defect and that sometimes asking someone for help is not synonymous with fragility, but everyone, sooner or later, needs assistance and there is nothing wrong with that. Allow yourself to reach out to those, and offer help.
Tarot Spread for the Full Moon in Cancer
This Full Moon tarot spread is perfect for this Full Moon in Cancer. Use these three questions:
Where do I need to heal?
What part of myself do I need to fully accept?
Where can I grow?
The Cancer January Full Moon is a perfect opportunity to embrace your emotional or intuitive side! Allow yourself to feel deeply, and take some time for yourself. Let this energy show you how you can practice some self-love, and put yourself first!