At the beginning of every year, the lunation cycles begin with a New Moon in the sign of Capricorn related to our position in the world, our status and what our reputation is based upon.
It is followed by a Full Moon in the opposite sign of Cancer, related to family matters and our roots.
In general, Capricorn can be viewed as the structures on which our survival as a species is depended upon (i.e. government, industries) and Cancer what is required to provide for emotional and physical care.
It is no surprise then that at the beginning of the year we reflect upon the goals and orientations we want to take in our lives and to follow through with certain initiatives to achieve them. It is the meaning of the New Moon in Capricorn at the beginning of the year.
14 days later, at the Full Moon, corrective measures may be required.
At this Full Moon of January 17, 2022, at 18h48 in Montreal, the Moon is traveling in her home sign of Cancer pulling us inward, into our homes as we long for emotional safety and support. The lunar movement is in harmony with the Pisces energy of Jupiter and Neptune, favoring the disconnection from our work and external activities. Matters that are intimate and family-oriented will take center stage. The longing to retreat into our homes, light a fire and simply chill-out will be very powerful.
This may create tension with our work and societal responsibilities, particularly those we have set up at the New Moon or have been added, 14 days earlier. At this time, what is happening at work and in society may feel very heavy and dark. Venus moving backwards in Capricorn until January 29 asks us to re-evaluate our positions in the world, but we may not feel motivated to do the inner work required by her retrograde motion at this time. Spending time with people with whom we feel closely connected to may offer solace, provided we have created a safety net that can offer true emotional support.
In the absence of close and true emotional support from our immediate family or close personal ties, we may seek to fulfill those needs by turning to a surrogate family in the form of spiritual groups, which is one the meanings attributed to the astrological link between the Moon and Neptune, as it is the case in the sky at this time. Jupiter’s presence in Pisces cranks up the volume to the need for self-sacrifice and generosity towards the less fortunate in society, but also to connect with others on a larger scale.
Indeed, as Jupiter approaches Neptune in the course of the next few months, culminating in their conjunction on April 12, the longing to dissolve and surrender our egos and reconnect to the matrix of life and its source will intensify.
If we do not have strong egos, a healthy connection to reality and the ability to sift the information we are exposed to, we may be easily deceived and manipulated by individuals who do not have our best interests or, in some instances, because of unrealistic expectations, we may feel we have been duped.
For some individuals, the emotional haven into which they retreat may feel discomforting and concerning, particularly if they are in need of care or if they are in a situation whereby family members or close relatives and friends need physical or emotional support.
The heavy Capricorn energy may create tensions around our external responsibilities and the current conjunction between Pluto (emotionally intense and transformative experiences) and the Sun ( the need for recognition ) may reveal facets of the worldly demands and structures we have created to provide ourselves with a home and protection against external forces that are detrimental to our emotional wellbeing.
As it is always implied with the symbolism of the opposition between the Sun and the Moon, choices, some difficult, will have to be made, and this will make us very protective and sensitive.
The Pisces energy strongly emphasized in the sky encourages us to take the time to lose oneself and open our hearts to others, beyond our family and nation. To connect with our past, our memories, whether personal or collective.
Events may transpire that force us to open our hearts to others or be reminded that we are all one family sharing a common space in time.
Because the astrological signs concerned with universal themes are strongly represented in the sky, we may feel overwhelmed by issues that are bigger than ourselves. If we have no universal energies emphasized in our own natal charts (Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces), we may feel a disconnection with the issues happening in society and thus become rebellious and selfish as a counter measure.
The nurturing and caring qualities of the Moon in Cancer can turn into a clannish, isolationist and overprotective attitude.
Other significant celestial events
Mercury retrograde in conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius in a tense relationship with Uranus in Taurus
This planetary combination can translate as a forced cooperation between groups of individuals in order to generate new, and lasting ideas that can improve communication, transportation and day-to-day effectiveness.
Venus retrograde in an harmonious relationship with Uranus in Taurus
With this celestial alignment, we can expect the rapid elimination of the obstacles that have been blocking the review of our values, the identification of new resources or ways to increase our wealth, as well as the development of new ties we need to strengthen the positions we hold in society or the structures of society.
This planetary combination will support the aforementioned Mercury-Saturn-Uranus alignment.
General Trends for Each Signs Of The Zodiac
The themes of this Full Moon will directly impact individuals born under the signs of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries and Libra, particularly those born between:
April 10 and April 20
July 12 and July 22
October 15 and October 22
January 11 and January 20
These individuals may be forced into taking new action to bring a necessary balance between work and home life. Illnesses, emotional outbursts and mood swings they experience may have this underlying cause.
Capricorn and Cancer born individuals will experience the themes of this Full Moon through the agency of their committed partnerships, whether professional or intimate. Aries will feel the weight of their career and work and Libras, the burden of home and family demands.
Leo and Aquarius born individuals may experience the themes of this Full Moon through issues surrounding their own health or the health of others around them, particularly those of colleagues, if they do not become aware of their own needs for a wider connection to other human beings and for a spiritual life. Daily activities or work-conditions, if alienating, can trigger psychosomatic responses.
Taurus born individuals may be confronted to the rigidity of their beliefs around work and family life and how these may have contributed to the disequilibrium between their home and work life, particularly because of their newly discovered need to detach from material servitude or to search for alternative ways to become materially secure. A trip required because of a structural review at work may set the course to a re-evaluation of their position in the world and trigger emotional concerns for the future of their home base and family ties. Things they take for granted on a daily basis may trigger strong emotional reactions (for example, events related to siblings, neighbors or even a car problem, particularly if the travel circumstances are work-related).
Scorpio individuals may be pushed to confront their ideas about work, status and worldly demands through familiar, every day experiences that they usually take for granted. Other people's beliefs may trigger a deep reflection within themselves about what they perceive they have accomplished or not in this lifetime and what has given them meaning up until this moment. Conscious and unconscious reactions may have as a root cause the perceived lack of support from those closest to them.
For Gemini born individuals, work and career may be perceived as numinous and a way to resolve financial and material issues. As a result of this unconscious attitude, they could easily be seduced into work and career-related scams. If in a relationship, the lack of equilibrium between work and family may impact their sexual life and the quality of the emotional closeness they experience with their partners. Partners may put their foot down and demand more attention or simply pack their bags and leave.
Sagittarius born individuals who are currently in need of greater personal freedom and withdrawal from external demands may turn to their home life for a way to escape from the mundane, through artistic or spiritual expressions. However, work and financial pressures may force them to disregard their need to disconnect and pour their energy into their career instead, creating an imbalance that may express itself through crisis with loved ones.
Pisces and Virgo born individuals may transfer their need for emotional support and structure by adopting a savior-like behavior towards those they perceive as in need of psychological or spiritual help. The perception that others need them may create pressure that forces them to abandon a career or escape the responsibilities they have towards themselves. Some may perceive that sacrifice of self as the way to experience the numinous or the magical. If unconscious, they could well end up physically ill or emotionally manipulated into unhealthy relationships. Pisces born individuals will most likely experience the themes of this Full Moon through their social, romantic and creative life as well as the relationship to their children and friends. In some instances, certain Pisces born and Virgo born individuals may expect lovers or friends to provide them with structure and emotional support, even though such expectations may not be realistically met.
Work and responsibilities, family life and emotional well-being, disconnection from the burdens of this life.
These are the three issues that are highlighted in the sky at this Full Moon. Somehow we must navigate between these 3 aspects and needs in our lives. Because the flow between these themes and the lack of a dominant archetype in the sky, it will be harder to set priorities in our lives.
The level of emotional and physical discomfort or fulfillment that we are experiencing may be the result of the seeds we have planted – or should have planted – at the New Moon, 14 days earlier.
The emotional intensity of this Full Moon may take a toll on our bodies as we are more attuned to our own emotional suffering as well as the suffering of those who are vulnerable in our families and society.
Setting healthy boundaries is important so that the flood of universal love does not cast away our identities and push us towards different forms of addiction to escape the pain we feel, be it our own or that of others around us.
If we focus solely on work and career, we may push us ourselves towards different forms of addiction to escape the pain we are experiencing.
This Full Moon can open our eyes to the unhealthy relationship and dependency we have developed towards our worldly positions, status and structures.
Have we really created collective and personal structures that provide us with emotional support?
Are our hearts engaged into our careers, status and vocation?
Are the effects of the deep changes occurring in government, industries and the world emotionally uplifting or draining to us?
Are we still too dependent on others to provide us with the structures we need to survive?
Are we letting others lean on us because we truly care about them or because it feeds our egos' need for control?
These are some of the questions that will need answering to as triggered by the events that will manifest in our lives at this Full Moon.