January’s Full Moon, which will occur on Wednesday the 19th, is often known as the Wolf Moon, since Native American tribes would often hear packs of hungry wolves baying at the moon on a January night. Aptly, it is also known as the Cold Moon, an appropriate name as most of us crawl under the warmth of our quilts and comforters during these nights.
Water and Fire – a rather steamy mix. What does a Cancer into Leo moon signify for us? While watery Cancer indicates a close attunement to our innermost feelings, the close proximity of fiery Leo suggests that such feelings might not be expressed in the most appropriate manner. This moon will be emotional, but in a rather excitable and impulsive way. Logic gets thrown out the window, while a lack of self-restraint could result in blurting out the wrong thing at the wrong time…and then cringing in total embarrassment as you worry about what others must be thinking. You may find your moods swinging from one end of the pendulum to the other this week, as you experience the emotional extremes of this moon.
A Cancer moon is an intuitive moon, and you may indeed find your intuitions to be at peak this week, and for the next few weeks. Don’t be afraid to rely on such intuitions right now – if something feels right, then do it… if it doesn’t, then don’t. But at the same time, don’t let your super-sensitivity get in the way of doing what needs to be done, or allow it to hinder your progress. During this full moon, learn to take whatever other people say to you less seriously. Let the natural enthusiasm of upcoming Leo propel you forward to your goals. But remember – this will be a difficult moon for keeping those feelings grounded and passions controlled.
One saving grace of this mercurial, moody moon may be the grounding energies of an earthy Capricorn Sun – although interestingly the sun will itself transfer into the air sign of Aquarius less than 13 hours later. However, a Cancer Moon combined with a Capricorn Sun isn’t the best of matches, and you may feel at odds with yourself. The solar part of you wants to be responsible… making intelligent, appropriate choices. But that Cancer/Leo lunar liaison isn’t going to make things easy, and you may find yourself wanting to throw caution to the wind and just taking a giant leap of faith.
Actually, this might not be such a bad time to do so… although you may be wise to pack a parachute.