The first Full Moon of 2015 is exact on Sunday January 4th at 8:53pm PST. It is a Cancer FULL MOON (also called the Full Wolf Moon) is a time of igniting and activation. Emotions rise to the surface, so tuning in to our innermost feelings and allowing for healthy flow and expression of them is key. Liberation awaits on the other side so move with the changes and try to find balance amidst the rising tides.
This Full Moon is actually a Grand Cross Full Moon, which means there are planets in all the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) and they are all squaring or opposing each other. This can bring up crisis points but also the potential for major realization, ‘aha’ moments and inner or outer shifts in our personal lives, relationships, home/family situations and career or life purpose. This is not a light and casual Full Moon! It is kicking off 2015 in a big way- with focus on what needs to shift, change, transform, end and/or be released in our lives.
We can use this Full Moon energy to get clarity on where we are holding on and what we need to let go of- and because the Full Moon is in emotional Cancer part of what we need to let go of is our emotional attachment(s) to the past.
This Full Moon is also conjunct Sirius- a very powerful fixed star that many ancient cultures have mythology about. Being the brightest star in the sky it brings success in business, influential friends of opposite sex, favorable for the father, good health, and beneficial changes in home or business. This connection with Sirius is to Higher Consciousness- and to ancient beings that came from this star system to earth a very long time ago to help us evolve and grow. Sirius helps us to make the mundane sacred- so it is a fixed star that bridges worlds. With Sirius on the Grand Cross Full Moon, we have amazing opportunities to access Higher Wisdom and Higher Love- all we have to do is be open and receptive to it this week.
The most harmonious aspect this Full Moon makes is a trine to Chiron, the wounded healer, pointing to the deep potential for emotional healing and clearing that is accessible to us all at this Full Moon. This Full Moon may bring up a lot, but Chiron shows that if we stick with it and move through what arises rather than shut it down, deny it and pretend otherwise- we can come out the other end healed, cleansed and expanded in our awareness of why things are happening the way they are in our lives.
Full moon rituals are perfect for purging and releasing things from our lives that no longer serve our higher self. The bright light of the sun throws a spotlight on our subconscious to illuminate any issues that have been festering there since the new moon. Often the full moon is a time where we can see the fruit blossom from the seeds we planted at the new Moon. We can also choose to release people or bad habits as old routines and ties we established years ago can be thrown into the lunar fire. When we release people or things in this way, the full moon birthing time can be more of a cosmic menstruation.
Thanks to DarkStar Astrology and Mystic Mama for your inspirations.