Full Moon & Lunar Eclipse in Cancer January 2020 - Wolf Moon Wailing
Updated: Jan 9, 2020
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January 10th brings us not just a full moon, but a lunar eclipse in the sign of Cancer. Full moons bring catharsis, bright wildness and emotional release on an individual and shared level, and eclipses facilitate the closing of old chapters and the opening of new ones. Both are already emotional events inherently, but made even more so when they take place in the watery, nurturing, emo sign of Cancer.
To contrast all this Cancer, we are still in the middle of Capricorn season; to recap, Capricorn energy is stoic, hard-working, practical and competent. If you’ve been using this season to put new positive, lasting (lasting being the key word!) habits into place or to create structure and reachable goals for your upcoming year, you are very much on the right track. Don’t be surprised, though, if that feels interrupted by a massive current of emotion. This moon is called the Wolf Moon, and it’s one you may get the instinct to howl and wail to. Don’t let Capricorn’s stoic energy tempt you to repress what’s coming up- all of it is meant to be felt in full.
The Sun is conjunct Mercury in Capricorn, underscoring the crucial importance of speaking your truth. If you’re feeling something strongly on an emotional and/or intuitive level that you can’t quite rationalize, which is something that happens to people of all genders, expressions and astrological makeups, don’t gaslight yourself out of speaking up about it.
Saturn and Pluto will conjunct one another in Capricorn on Sunday, really demanding us to look at the big, recurring archetype patterns you’ve been enacting in your life for a while.
The Caroline Myss archetype card deck is wonderful for this. Have you been embodying the Wounded Child and getting hurt over and over by unconsciously pairing with people who play out those same childhood traumas and toxic patterns with you?
Have you been trying to embody the Healer archetype by trying to heal others while neglecting to do your own foundational healing work first- maybe because it makes your ego feel good, or maybe because directing that healing energy back towards yourself takes more accountability?
Have you been embodying the Martyr and insisting on sacrificing parts of your self/life/wellbeing for others, perhaps when those people aren’t even asking that of you?
Are you embodying codependent Savior complexes by trying to carry others’ burdens or taking responsibility for (or trying to control) how they feel, think or act?
This Saturn conjunct Pluto demands you get real with yourself and break out of the roles and patterns you’ve been re-playing on loop. Because while you may cling to them, those roles are probably causing you to suffer. We are aided in this by Mars in Sagittarius, which helps our primal selves to be bold and brave in breaking into new territory.
Being in home-oriented Cancer, this Lunar eclipse specifically asks us to focus on our work-life balance and/or our career-family balance. As relationships open and close, shift and change during this time, the big emotions and intuitive signals we’re getting help us get in touch with what is and isn’t working. This may be related to the archetypal patterns you’re needing to leave behind. If there’s something you need but aren’t getting, this is the time to communicate about it.
On the 10th after a long retrograde, revolution-oriented Uranus stations direct. How can we cultivate radical acceptance, radical self-care and radical nurturance now that we know why and how much those things are needed? Can it be through dismantling internalized fatphobia and shame around the space our bodies take up? Can it be through prioritizing our wellness in ways that are authentic and rooted in self-love (rather than tracing from a culture of corporations selling us self-hatred and profiting off of it?) Can it be through committing to acknowledge and care about the existences and rights of people who are different from you? These are the questions Uranus asks us based on the necessary changes that need to be made.
The lessons you learn now will be checked up on during the solar eclipse in mid-July, so really paying attention to them will help you make the most of this growth opportunity. Capricorn season is all about taking things seriously, after all, even and especially if what needs to be taken seriously is your own big patterns, your capacity for leveled-up compassion, and your emotional landscape.
Three Rituals for this Full Moon Eclipse:
-Look up spiritual archetypes and make note of the ones that particularly resonate with you- who you are showing up as in the world, who you want to show up as in the world. Look at their light aspects and shadow aspects, and evaluate what you’re embodying. If you feel inspired, do a creative project around these archetypes to get even more clarity, vision and accountability.
-Identify one truth you feel the need to communicate to someone (or multiple someones.) Write that person/those people a note or a letter about it, without intention to send it- get really free with it. Once you have your letter, decide if and how you want to convey what you need. You may end up wanting to send the letter after all. Meditate on it with our Full Moon Meditation here.
-Howl at the moon. Literally, if you want, or find a way to make a lot of sound and carry a lot of emotion with it. My favorite practice is kirtan, but you can sing a power ballad in the shower, shout in your car about things you are going through, cry loudly into a pillow, and commit to it rather than listening to any shame that may come up.