The first Full Moon of the year falls in the watery and intuitive sign of Cancer on January 12th, 2017.
Being the first Full Moon for the year, this Cancer Moon is going to be highlighting part of the journey that we are destined to take in the next 12 months. It is also going to be calling on us to step into our truth and embrace that inner power that we all have inside.
This energy is also amplified due to a Grand Cross formation that is preparing to take shape in the sky on the same night as the Full Moon.
This Grand Cross formation indicates high energy and tension, but it is not to be feared. When something is placed under high energy and tension its strength is tested and we are able to see what needs to be fixed, changed or updated.
This Grand Cross energy has been building for sometime and is part of a much bigger cycle that is playing out over the course of the next few years.
In fact, watching the planets closely it is almost like they are planning something, it is almost like they are whispering secrets to each other in order to create a revolution.
Revolutionary energy has been in the works for some time, and this January Full Moon is going to be planting the seed for this energy to flourish over the coming years! This is not just revolution in our own lives, but also in the world at large.
In order to create a revolution, the darkness has to rise to the surface. The darkness in all of us and in the world has to be bought out into the light for us to see. It is only then that we can realize the truth of what is before us.
Even though a feeling of pressure or tension maybe high during this Full Moon, it is likely that nothing will rise to the surface just yet. Instead, we will most likely feel a slow building of energy that will then peak around Eclipse season next month.
It will be at this time that we are able to see what is cracking under pressure and what needs to go and what needs to stay.
This is the perfect time to also sit back and relax and allow the Universe to take the lead.
2016 forced us to do a lot of processing and clearing, but with this Full Moon and the energy of 2017 we don’t have to work as hard. All we need to do is sit back and watch which direction the Universe wants us to go.
The energy of this Grand Cross is also going to be triggering heated emotions around the Full Moon.
This is definitely an emotional Full Moon and you may be feeling or processing a lot of emotions around this time. If you feel emotions bubbling up, allow yourself to release them and understand that they may not all belong to you.
If you are sensitive to the world around you, your emotions may feel like they are for the world and may feel bigger than just you. If this occurs, be gentle with yourself and give yourself time to process, rest and restore.
For those who are sensitive to energy, it may help to go out in the world around the time of the Full Moon with your favourite crystal as this will help to protect your energy and keep your spirit lifted.
This Full Moon is definitely an interesting one to kick off 2017. It indicates that this year is a time of growth and change. It indicates that this is the year we lay down our roots for the revolution, for the revolution that we want to create in our own lives.
While pressure and tension may be amplified at this time, it is only so we can grow and it is only so we can see what needs to crumble and what needs to stay.
We are all powerful beings of love and light and inside of us we all have an innate wisdom that is there to guide us through whatever issues may arise.
Trust your intuition during this time, allow the energies to wash over you and guide you. Embrace them, because when you do, you will see just how perfectly everything is unfolding.
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