|Posted on January 11, 2017 at 2:45 PM|
A powerhouse Grand Cross Full Moon is coming up on Thursday, January 12th.
A Grand Cross is when 4 planets are in 4 different corners, all at the same degree, creating a - you guessed it - cross in the sky. This line up is fairly rare, and the planets involved are jostling up what you thought you wanted. It signals a time of something NEW being birthed based on the pressure to get things figured out.
Thursday's Grand Cross Full Moon is at 22 degrees Cancer, with the other key planets being in the Cardinal signs: the Sun in Capricorn, Uranus in Aries, and Jupiter in Libra, all at 22 degrees.
Cardinal signs are the initiators of the zodiac; they get things started and moving forward with a specific intention and motivation. Cardinal signs are connected with the beginning of all four seasons: Aries (Spring); Cancer (Summer); Libra (Fall); and Capricorn (Winter). When we have a Grand Cross being activated, we can be overwhelmed by everything that needs to be done, or we can feel paralyzed by the choices and just need to take a timeout. Tension is typical; uncertainty can loom. So much to do, and it can all feel like too much at once because you want to go in 4 different directions.
So what should you do if you are feeling this way?
The energy begins building when the Moon enters Cancer late on January 10th. Chances are, a choice point or decisions are coming up for you to make so you can decide how to move forward. Since this is a Full Moon, Luna holds the most power - she is asking you to listen to your heart, feelings, inner whispers, and gut instincts, all ruled by Cancer. Make decisions based on what you feel and trust it is the best messenger right now, even if other people have different intentions or needs from you. If something blows up, it is only temporary. If you need to change your mind based on what your heart says, allow yourself to do that. We're just coming out of Mercury retrograde, so revisions are all part of the game.
Chiron in Pisces is at 22 degrees, supporting the Moon's energy with healing, spiritual messages, intuitive strength, and an inner comfort that your feelings are meant to guide you right now. Trust your intuitive hits.
Additionally, we have Saturn in Sagittarius at 22 degrees forming a supportive trine to Uranus in Aries. This transit will be in effect for most of the year, and it is a great energy for building up dreams and trusting your new vision as you move forward.
Look at the house placement for 22 degrees Cancer in your chart to see where you'll feel the most energy and see the Grand Cross changes show up for you. Cancer is also women, mother, being a mother, the home and hearth, real estate, geneology, interior decorating, feeling safe, vulnerability, defensiveness, crabbiness, and personal space.
Here we go, 2017 is about to really get started!