Are you ready to set the spiritual tone for 2022? Well, the first full moon of the year is almost here… and the ‘Wolf Moon’ for most star signs is in Cancer in Australia, which is all about resolving inner conflict and dealing with your emotions.
The full moon is also coupled with both Mercury and Venus retrograde – so be prepared for some miscommunications and misunderstandings, especially in relationships.
The year’s first of “anything” sets the tone for the year ahead – and tomorrow’s (Tuesday, January 18th) full moon is a template for 2022.
This full moon gives birth to a new Lunar Year – it’s a time for new beginnings, new direction and new goals.
Considering everyone’s life changes during almost two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s time to clear the way for a major shift – and this is something for you to work towards as an individual. As individuals, we still have personal choices which can affect the direction of our lives.
Because the full moon is in Cancer for most star signs, this shift will have real emotional consequences and could be about resolving both inner and outer conflict.
Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will be most strongly affected – and you might be in conflict about how much of your life is public and private; the moon itself is quite private, so you may need some time out.
With the moon, women might be more affected, and there may be something emotional to deal with concerning your mother or if you are a mother.
Because of the Cancer influence with the moon being its ruler, you may feel a greater need for comfort, quietness and privacy so it’s a great time for self-reflection and meditation. It’s also a time to stay close to home and there may be more interaction with family.
With personal planets Mercury and Venus both retrograde (giving the appearance of moving backwards) in January – star signs Virgo, Gemini, Libra and Taurus will be particularly affected.
Everyone is likely to be affected to some extent but more so for these signs because Mercury rules over Virgo and Gemini, and Venus rules over Libra and Taurus.
Retrograding planets always give an opportunity to reflect, review and reassess your situation.
It’s a good time to go back over something, redo it or re-look at it, you might change and tweak it as a result of what you have gone and seen. You become more internalised during this time and look within. It’s also a great time to finish things off and take care of outstanding business.
Venus rules over money, your love life, relationships, beauty and harmony and Mercury rules over communications, ideas, concepts, travel and scammers. Mercury is the trickster – in January we may see an increase in online scams or political tricks.
Retrograding planets slow down these areas of your life so it’s time to find a new way to deal with these issues.
Regarding romance and relationships, it may feel quite romantic but delays or something impeding the relationship is possible. Furthermore, it’s not the time to fritter away money on a whim, best be cautious until Venus turns direct on January 29th.
And why is this full moon known as the ‘Wolf Moon’? The name itself was used in First Nations, colonial American and European traditions.
The Wolf Moon’s name was due to the fact wolves were heard howling more during January, given that it’s mating season in the dead of winter in these countries.
What does the Wolf Moon have in store for your star sign?
Aries (March 21 to April 19):
The past may come flooding back in some way, particularly concerning your family, where you grew up and the people you once knew. Look at your patterns of behaviour, you may come to the realisation now that it’s time to move forward from childhood things and look to the future. Women and/or your mother may be involved somehow. Learn to properly mother yourself now.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20):
Now you are more likely led by your feelings, and this is OK up to a point. However, it’s not the time to make irrational decisions about money, legal or other important matters. Your emotions are valid reasons for thinking the way you do and they ‘oil the wheels’ progressing your relationships forward. You may be active and busy in your local area now. Perhaps study or learning is on your mind now.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20):
You may be feeling more confident and attract others like bees to a honeypot! People recognise your bright shining light, and you may find yourself enjoying the attention. Positivity and optimism filter into your communications and you may find yourself quite busy attending to errands in your local area. Chit chat with neighbours and friends is helpful and most likely positive now.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22):
Now’s the time to take care of your money and possessions. You may be feeling quite confident and think that nothing can go wrong with investments and financial matters but do take care not to overspend or fritter away your money on emotionally based purchases. Get what you need by all means but ask yourself first if you really do need this item. True security comes from within.
Leo (July 23 to August 22):
Shining Leo, people are attracted to your warmth and honesty, and you might find that you can easily get wrapped up in their problems. It’s great to be empathetic but do draw the line with sensible boundaries if others are overstepping the mark. Listen to your logical side and find balance with your emotions. You can lead a horse to water but if it really wants vodka, it won’t be content.
Virgo (August 23 to September 22):
It’s a great time for meditation and self-reflection and your dreams may have secret messages for you now. You need some time out alone and it’s not the best time to share with others now. A peaceful quiet environment suits you better than noisy locations. You may also try to help ‘the underdog’ in some way now. You want better for those who are oppressed or restricted.
Libra (September 23 to October 22):
Your friends, groups and connections give you a lot of emotional fulfillment now. You could meet new friends, attend new community activities and generally increase your social involvement. Your sense of belonging to a community of like-minded souls is more important than usual. It’s a time of allowing your hopes and dreams to come to the forefront of your life… make them real!
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21):
You are known for your intensity and penetrating vibe, and these are stronger than usual now as you seek to grow your life. It’s time to broaden your vision through learning, travelling or spirituality. Your mind seeks more excitement and foreign connections and the exotic appeals to you. You may feel emotionally restless and need the stimulation of more variety in your life at this time.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21):
It may seem that it’s all or nothing as far as you’re concerned, regarding shared resources or intimate matters. You may want closeness with another but simultaneously there’s a fear of being hurt. Perhaps on some level you don’t really trust that you won’t be hurt all over again? Go slowly learning to trust your own intuition and you’ll be a good judge of character when you need to be.
Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19):
Others can provide you with emotional support, particularly women. Security is always important to you courageous Capricorn, but now you realise more than ever, that emotions are important too. You look for emotional support which is important for your happiness. Find the balance between material security and emotional support and you’ll be happiest. Someone special can help you now.
Aquarius (January 20th to February 18):
You’re likely to be more sympathetic, helping others in need now. However, do remember that it’s their life to live and you can’t always take the pain away or ‘fix’ them. Your attempts to help could be misunderstood, so go cautiously. You may have concerns over your health, wellbeing, daily work or habits, fix these instead and stay in your own lane at least for a bit! It will all work out in the end OK.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20):
Oops, your feelings are showing! Do watch that you don’t over exaggerate a situation – keep a sense of proportion instead. Your childlike openness is appealing to others but sometimes the wrong word pops out of your open mouth! So, take special care acting on a whim! It’s a time of expressing yourself emotionally so perhaps art, music and creativity are good channels for your feelings now.
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