We have the first full moon of 2022 today, January 18. Here, Lady Luna will be in her home sign of Cancer, offering nurturing maternal water energy that is associated with the crab zodiac. At first, the deep sensitivity of Cancer may seem like a passive way to begin the year. However, along with the Aries, Libra, and Capricorn zodiac signs, Cancer is a cardinal sign and all about active love and care, putting nurturing tendencies into action. Cancer asks us, “How can I live a more intuitive life?” and “How can the love I feel be put into active service for the world?”
Perhaps you express love through acts of service, or perhaps you know your physical touch has a loving effect on others? One of the best ways to put the emotion of this full moon into positive and intentional action is to lean into your own personal love language. Continue reading for some impactful full moon mantras for your sun sign! By now, you’ve made your New Year’s resolutions and perhaps even set intentions at the new moon on January 2, so why does it still feel like the momentum we’ve been expecting is yet to show up?
Consider this your permission slip to hold fire. This year, we are starting off slowly with a strong intention to come into alignment. Collectively, we’ve been through a huge amount in 2021 and, whilst 2022 is going to bring disruptive and revolutionary changes later this year, we are currently being gifted with a moment to reorient ourselves and get ready.
Mercury and Venus Retrograde
There is a very strong likelihood that this full moon will bring to light resolutions – whether you made them consciously or not – that no longer feel in tune with the energy you are bringing into this year. So, when doing the full moon ritual suggested below, be open to really see what needs fine-tuning. Perhaps you have set some career goals, but in this January downtime, you realise you would like to explore another area? You may be craving or have already started a new health routine? Is it making you feel nourished and good?
This pause is welcome as Mercury stationed retrograde alongside Venus this past weekend for the first of four retrogrades that will occur this year. Venus is the planet of love and value, and has been regressing since December. From now until February 3 (when they start to station direct again – hurrah!), we are being asked to take a deep look at communication, relationships, dialogue, and what areas we put our personal value in.
One question you may want to ask yourself whether you are single or not is, “What is important to me in relationships?” Now is a brilliant time to assess whether you are articulating your needs either verbally or energetically. This full moon is deeply sensitive and brings heightened emotions around January 18. If you are beating yourself up for not making progress, then see if you can lean into retrograde energy for insights. The new moon in Aquarius in February will bring about change before you know it!
Cancer Full Moon ‘Love Language’ Theme for Your Zodiac Sign
Do check both your Sun and Moon signs for your full moon mantra for this week.
Aries/Leo/Sagittarius – Quality Time
The key question for our Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius signs is: Have you been attending to yourself enough? We look to your leadership when it comes to stepping into what makes you feel alive. If you are feeling neglected or tense, the invitation is to look at where you can find some joy. What about planning a holiday? Or looking into a course or passion where you can connect with others?
Full Moon Mantra: “I release negativity and step fully into what brings me joy.”
Taurus/Virgo/Capricorn – Physical Touch
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are Earth signs and often seen as beacons of strength, propping everybody else up and offering practical advice on call. However, during times of increased isolation, feelings of disconnect can build up. More than anyone, you experience the world through your senses. Why not treat yourself to a massage or a makeover? If all else fails, find someone you really feel you can be at home with and give them a huge hug. They may just need it, too.
Full Moon Mantra: “I release the need for control. I have an ocean of abundant resources around me.”
Gemini/Libra/Aquarius – Words of Affirmation
For Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius signs, the main message this full moon is to be open to inspiration from the cosmos. Maybe you love to write? Perhaps you are more of a TikTok-type communicator? Either way, your ideas and the way you express them have power over the people around you, so seek out opportunities to connect with people and share your ideas – whether online or in-person!
Full Moon Mantra: “I release the old narratives that no longer serve me. I embrace all new concepts life is showing me.”
Cancer/Pisces/Scorpio – Receiving Gifts
This full moon is wonderful for you! Yes, it’s highly sensitive and can leave you feeling the vulnerability you often try to hide – but therein lies the treasure. Unclear on what your next steps are? Feeling scared, but also excited for the changes that are coming? Meditate under the light of Lady Luna and ask to receive wisdom. Your innate intuition is activated right now!
Full Moon Mantra: “I release barriers between myself and my dreams. I am powerful and beautiful beyond measure.”
Candice Young is a moon lover, astrologer, and empowerment coach based in Dubai. Follow @ninthouseastrology on Instagram to learn more.