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First Full Moon of 2023

A new calendar year is upon us with many making New Year's resolutions; hopes and wishes for the future. The Full Moon is in Cancer on January 6th at 3:08 PM PST. As with all Full Moons the emotions will run high, and this one will be no different. This is the culmination of choices, plans set when the Moon was new in this sign, back on June 28th, 2022. One week into the Summer season, what were your goals and objectives?


Cancer is the sign that is ruled by the Moon; a Cardinal Water Sign. It is the sign of the Mother, home and family, and our emotions. This sensitive sign is all about nurturing and caring for those we love. Now with the Full Moon, we see how our family is doing with the intentions we set back in June. Our relationships are built on communication; whether or not we can say what we mean and mean what we say. Cancer, being the sign of the Mother, can be a strict disciplinarian with the hope of setting her children on a straight path. I look at the Moon as a guiding light in the darkness, showing us the way through the shadows. This energy works internally, from the inside out; so having our best intentions for all of humanity serves ourselves and our families.


We look out into the world and see how important the family unit is, whether it be blood relations or close friends. We are here to take care of each other, to share what we have with a giving nature. This also goes for animals, our Earth and “All That Is”. Now is a time to feel a closeness with the people of the world and to open our hearts to remember we all have Mothers that gave us a chance to meet our highest goals on this SchoolHouse planet. We are set up to meet our biggest challenges, to overcome our fears, and to be the best people we can be.


We have some luminaries and planets to help us into this new year. To begin with, our Moon is opposite Mercury Retrograde, stationed at 17 degrees Capricorn. You won’t be interested in subjects that are wholly abstract or technical now. There must be a personal, human element to evoke your interest. Your interest now is people and their inner motivations. This sets us up to review the past and be full of ideas on how to improve the present. The goal is not to have tunnel vision with this, but to practically and purposefully analyze and evaluate our actions and see if we acted appropriately. Fear has been abundantly revealed to us, whether it be about how we’ve dealt with Covid, or whether we agree with others about the truth. Now with new information we can be most objective.


The Moon is sextile Uranus at 15 degrees Taurus. This fortunate aspect brings an open mind to change. It helps us to let go of limiting factors in our life, ones that keep us

separate from living our truth. Freedom becomes the priority. It seems those in power want to confuse us to the point of not taking a stand, not knowing what to believe. This union cuts through the lies and brings us back to our true heart’s knowing.


The Sun in Capricorn is conjoined to Mercury Retrograde at this time. This union can bring a subjective feeling, and you will be quick to feel you’ve been hurt or misunderstood along the way. Time to let go, forget/forgive the past and move on. The Sun is also Trine Uranus at 15 degrees Taurus, opening up the possibilities. We are to learn from the past, not wallow in it. Take responsibility for your part in any and all actions that were taken, and forgive yourself for your lack of understanding. Move on;)


While celebrating this Full Moon, allow yourself to cry if needed, apologize if needed, and to open yourself up to a lighter version of yourself. Feel the unity of all beings here together in this wondrous land, and create the best life for you and those you love. It all begins with new choices.


Thank you Judy Crescenzo we love your insight! For a New Years reading email judy@skypatterns.com


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