The first full moon of 2017 occurs in January 12th at 6:34AM ET in Cancer. Cancer is the sign of home and family, emotions and internal foundations, so this full moon wants some support. We need to be nurturing, encouraging, and understanding emotionally. We’re just coming out of the Mercury retrograde we began 2017 with as this full moon hits us, and we could use a softer approach.
We can focus more on our homes and families, our support systems and how we support ourselves. We can work on settling issues at home, with family, and tend to emotional needs and fix cracks in our internal foundations.
We may want to stay squarely within our comfort zone, not feeling confident enough or secure enough to venture far outside of it. No doubt the Mercury retrograde leaves us feeling a little shaky, and we need to take some time to get on solid ground.
This full moon is square (hard aspect, 3 signs away) Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries. This means this full moon is contributing to the cardinal t-square we have going on, with Jupiter opposite Uranus and both square Pluto in Capricorn. Cancer opposes Capricorn, so this full moon plugs up the missing portion of the t-square. This can both stabilize some energy while making some energy more riled up. We need to make sure we’re channeling the energy positively and productively and not letting it just make us angry and frustrated. Focus!
This full moon occurs at 22 degrees 27 minutes Cancer. The aspects for this full moon are:
Conjunction: 20 degrees 27 minutes - 24 degrees 27 minutes Cancer
Sextile: 20 degrees 27 minutes - 24 degrees 27 minutes Taurus or Virgo
Square: 20 degrees 27 minutes - 24 degrees 27 minutes Aries or Libra
Trine: 20 degrees 27 minutes - 24 degrees 27 minutes Scorpio or Pisces
Opposition: 20 degrees 27 minutes - 24 degrees 27 minutes Capricorn
The first new moon of 2017 occurs on January 27th at 7:07PM ET in Aquarius. The new moon wants us to look at the world from a wider perspective and be more objective. After the emotional full moon in Cancer, we need some emotional detachment so we can figure out what we need to do in the long-term and to create a better future for ourselves and the world.
We can work on coming together, working together, and think about how we all fit together. We can be more charitable and giving, and want to help out. The humanitarian inside can come out, and we can figure out new ways of connecting. We may want to form new connections, and can be excited by them. We can focus on friends and groups, and coming together as individuals to contribute to the collective.
We can be open to the unconventional, the different, and the unusual, and we can see more original ideas, innovative ideas, and can embrace them. The past is over, and the future is now!
This new moon occurs at 8 degrees 15 minutes Aquarius. The aspects for this new moon are:
Conjunction: 6 degrees 15 minutes - 10 degrees 15 minutes Aquarius
Sextile: 6 degrees 15 minutes - 10 degrees 15 minutes Aries or Sagittarius
Square: 6 degrees 15 minutes - 10 degrees 15 minutes Taurus or Scorpio
Trine: 6 degrees 15 minutes - 10 degrees 15 minutes Gemini or Libra
Opposition: 6 degrees 15 minutes - 10 degrees 15 minutes Leo
Suggested Reading: The New & Full Moons page for general interpretations