Full Moon 12 January 2017 ~ Tug ‘O’ War


Full Moon 12 January 2016 at 22º Cancer Decan 3. Aspects: Square Uranus & Jupiter. Fixed Star: Pollux in the Twins of Gemini.

Fixed Star Pollux

Full Moon January 2017Both of the main stars of constellation Gemini fall in this decan, Castor was known as the ‘good’ mortal twin while Pollux was seen as the ‘immortal’ but ‘bad’ twin. This Moon is closer to Pollux so it carries a bit of a bad reputation.

Pollux, then was a boxer, and is depicted holding a club in his hand.  “It gives a subtle, crafty, spirited, brave, audacious, cruel and rash nature, a love of boxing, dignified malevolence, and is connected with poisons.”

Pollux is considered extremely Martian. “Just as Mars has it’s good sides if the energy it creates is channelled constructively, so Pollux should not always be considered as unhelpful. The star badly placed could manifest that way, not by the native misusing his energy but by others deceiving him and fate playing him some cruel tricks.” [1]. So then the Cancerian/Lunar influence can make these Pollux types too trusting, but they also have a great skill with words and can tell some whooping lies to save their own skin if they really have to.

Full Moon January 2017Full Moon January ~ Aspects

Moon square Jupiter brings gambling and risk taking into the Full Moon equation. For those touched by this Full Moon 90% of the time luck does swing your way, but if you do fail, you will do so…. spectacularly. This Full moon square Jupiter will have something to teach, but also to preach. It has strong opinions on pretty much everything, leading to the collective getting tired of judgemental attitudes.

Still, those touched by this Full Moon could find themselves feeling quite smaltzy and sentimental. There are overblown reactions to events leading to drama queen behaviour in the media. One thing is for sure, headlines in the news will not be boring. On the positive side this aspect can generate a hearty sense of humour and sparkling, effervescence. A great day to host an extravagant party, people-watching should be very entertaining.. Stilettos at dawn!

Moon square Uranus finds means at this period we might find it extremely hard to feel rooted. There could be a reactivation of early childhood trauma, or a premature expulsion from the warm, cosy womb; literally or metaphorically. The most obvious interpretation of this aspect is abandonment from the mother.

Those touched by this Full Moon might feel at this time quite insecure, and that they can’t count on being supported or comforted. What this Full moon is forcing though is the development of a fierce independence. Moon square Uranus can make us crave constant change and its energy is often nervy and electric. Nevertheless this bright spark of a Full Moon is exciting and generates a sizzling aura. Those plugged into this Full Moon will feel constantly on the verge of discovering something novel and unique.

Full Moon Ignition Of Jupiter Opposition Uranus

fm-janThe Full Moon will square this opposition making a grand cross. This aspect creates exciting new utopias and visions for the future. It can inspire one to follow a path towards illumination. However this aspect can be quite fanatical in pursuit of its personal freedom. This is due to the dynamism of the hard aspects creating sparks from Uranus which are amplified by fellow sky-god Jupiter.

This is an incredibly rebellious and forceful aspect and can bring great success to those that plug into it. Uranus is the great enlightener, so it can be a Kundalini awakening also. With Jupiter, spirituality and sex do merge after all! Jupiter and Uranus both share thunderbolts in common too. Uranus is associated with electricity, so those Uranians among you, make sure you have enough space to allow that inspirational lightening to fizzle freely.

Full Moon January 2017 ~ Summary

The first Full Moon of 2017 christens January with a stunning grand cross then. Not only that but also activates the Persephone/sex-slave stellium which Ceres is now breaking away from. It looks like some big gambles and brave declarations will be made. People will be flipping from one side to another in a panic as the inauguration of Donald Trump looms near. Having Uranus in the mix means anything could happen. The unpredictability of this time is palpable and the air will feel static with electricity.

The collective are extra wired at this time, and there is no sense of the usual lull after Christmas. A lot of people will suffer insomnia. The December Mercury Retrograde (Ending Jan 8) might have slowed down the usual pace of the festive season. That means the Roman pagan celebration of Saturnalia could be late this winter, falling around this Full Moon! So go on ye ‘slaves’, you now have full licence to disrespect yon ‘masters.’

1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.41.
Image ref: Still from “A Christmas Horror Story.” (2015).

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