Happy New Year, 2015
Since December 23, Saturn has been in Sagittarius, releasing energy and activities in new directions. The Fixed signs are breathing a sign of relief, and will be propelled on until June and July when Saturn’s retrograde transit reenters Scorpio for its final plunge into Scorpio’s emotional and spiritual depths. The mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces will feel the strength of Saturn’s transit though the impact will be a bit easier than Saturn’s passage through Scorpio.
The year ends with the Moon in Taurus, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Pluto in Capricorn. A lot of earth and a lot of grounding. We feel our earthly being, and may feel the full weight of the transitions and transformations that have taken place over the last few years. As all the planets in earth signs focus our senses on our environment, our earthly homes and experiences, and the uprooting and disruptions that have and are taking place, we long for more calm, peace, and grounding. Centering prayers are needed as we begin the birthing process that we are experiencing. Just when we need our rest, we are required to meet pressing needs. Taking time during this period as the New Year starts, to rest, relax, and find outlets that build up and nourish us in body, mind, and spirit. We need aesthetic nutrition as much as we need anything right now. The New Year breaks open the new growth that awaits us this new year.
On Sunday, January 4 the Full Wolf Moon rises in the midwinter sky. The first full Moon of 2015 falls at 14 degrees Cancer’s second decan. Cancer’s rulers, the Moon and Mars, emphasizes emotional strength on this Full Moon. We are both guides and guided during this Full Moon period. The depths of wisdom sometimes frightens others, as there is a mistrust as to the source of that wisdom. The Full Moon falls on Sirius, the Dog Star (guiding light)―the brightest star in the night sky. Long used as a guide by navigators, Sirius with the Full Moon brings success in business, influential male friends, paternal support and guidance, excellent health and beneficial changes around home and business.
Full Moons shine a light on what is coming to life in our lives. From seeds planted in the past, work taken care of, and intentions and plans set into motion, we begin to see the fruits of our energy manifesting. The energy generated from the Pluto-Uranus square remains in effect throughout the month, and the Full Moon may give us just what we need to make the breakthroughs that have been slow in coming. Have courage, and act and speak from the place of Truth within you. And most importantly, be honest with yourself. If you are telling a story that is a lie from the inside out about who you are and what you need and want, your will continue to meet with defeat. Inner truth is the key to opening the life that is illuminated by the Divine Light. This Full Moon in Cancer is about birthing what it is that helps you create a place of inner safety, security, peacefulness, and home.
The Full Wolf Moon activates the Grand Cross, Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn, and the North and South Nodes (gateways to and from the past). The Lunar Nodes are the star gates that illuminate what we brought into this life to heal and create (South Node) and what we are moving towards (North Node). The changes, transformations, and crossroads we face now, are giving us information that is mind blowing.
The Grand Cross includes the Moon in Cancer opposing the Pluto in Capricorn. Secrets are revealed, covert operations and hidden agendas are made public, and there is an element of feeling that our privacy is in someway invaded. While it may seem like someone is trying to take care of us, we feel more vulnerable and exposed than usual. This happens around the areas that have been undergoing the greatest transformation.
The Moon in Cancer square Uranus in Aries makes us feel more restless and rootless than we normally feel. This may be caused by external events and forces that disrupt our sense of security and well being. We are at odds with governmental and institutional changes that threaten our health, financially and physically. This may also highlight areas in your life where you have been too dependent or been suppressed by someone else’s needs and desires. At this Full Moon in Cancer, take the steps and create the rituals to attest to your commitment to live a life that supports and uplifts you. Cut yourself off from relationships, connections, and involvement with anyone or anything that is working against your optimum health and well being. Time to cut the cords that tie you to enabling relationships. Let go, and let loose whatever ties you down. Our emotional restlessness is really tied to some very basic needs we have that are not being met where we are. Cut loose and allow yourself the time, space, energy, and resources to be infused with new life.
Look to see where in your chart this Full Moon hits, for that is the area of your life when it is time to move through the portals of change and away from anyone or anything that is weighing you down and preventing you from using your own energy. We do this to ourselves, but we often see it as the other person doing it to us. Or the job, or the place, or the obligation. See life for what it is that you have created, and use the opportunities the Divine has put before you as gifts to unlock your own freedom. The Full Wolf Moon peaks at 11:53 PM EST/8:53 PM PST. The totem of the Wolf is one of strength, commitment to the family/pack, and the courage to act on behalf of what is noble and good. Through risks we take now, we prove our courage and find ways to improve our lives and live more freely.