The first Full Moon of 2023 is a beautiful healing one that will happen on January 6th in its home sign of Cancer at 16 degrees. This is happening while we are starting the year with two personal planets in retrograde Mars until January 12th and Mercury until January 18th. With this gentle full moon happening right after ringing in the New Year, emotions will be running high as well as feeling introspective. With the energy from Mars and Mercury in retrograde, the energy of the moon is another opportunity to look back with reflection and release anything that no longer serves you. The sky wants you to hold off for a little longer, feel your emotions, and connect with your inner child before gearing up when both Mars and Mercury stations direct later this month. It's a time to explore how some of your closest and oldest attachments especially to loved ones are helping or hindering your growth and balance.
Full Moon by nature can be emotionally intensive, and being this moon in her own sign of watery Cancer, gives you the opportunity to get even more intimately in tune with your inner world. We are still in Capricorn season where the focus is on practicality and being goal-oriented, and this moon ensures that you remember to stay connected to your heart space. Using both the mind and your intuition to help make decisions that will lead you in the new year. This would be a beautiful time to nourish yourself with self-love and care. The year is starting off in review, use this to reframe your past, you have lived through a lot, and learned a lot, now is the time to let go and grow from all that you have experienced.
This moon is in trine to Neptune wanting you to have compassion for yourself and those around you, and forgive yourself and others in order to find peace from the past. Mercury is currently in retrograde in Capricorn and will be opposing the moon causing some emotional or sensitive conversations to be brought up. This could be a time to rework something from the past with a new level of safety to be brought into the present. Talking through things that can heal, having conversations where you are heard, and sharing your voice in a way that can shift the past and change how it affects you today. The moon's aspect to Uranus is providing you with the opportunity for breakthroughs and a gentler new way of managing or approaching challenging ongoing situations that could go as far back as 2021, possibly with family members or those you love like family.
This Full Moon is all about strengthening our emotional security with ourselves and receiving what the soul needs in order to feel truly nourished.
Sending you much love + gratitude on this healing Full Moon.
Shared by Rachelle Rizzi. Rachelle is a gifted intuitive astrologer. She uses her Astrology tools and channels guides to help others connect with their life purpose and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. Rachelle offers Alchemy Soul Readings by Zoom. For more information visit