Grab your Kleenex, guys, because Cancer Full Moons tend to bring out the waterworks.
On Monday, January 17, we have our first full moon of the year in Cancer (its home sign), and this moon is going to urge us to put the past to rest. Inner child wounds may come up a lot during this time in an attempt to purge whatever’s been holding us back.
These wounds may stem from your childhood, your heritage, family and your roots. The moon is the Mother, so in its home of Cancer, mother wounds or womb healing may be especially highlighted during this time as well.
You may find yourself emotionally pulled into a past situation with the choice to either ruminate like you may have done in the past, or recreate the experience and transmute it into something new.
The full moon will also be conjunct Pluto, the God of the Underworld and planet of transformation, so this is an opportune time to release the trauma and wounding that may have been holding you down for a long time. Be like the snake and shed, shed, shed!
This is a time to let go. Let go of control. Let go of emotional pain buried deep within. Let go of the parent-child archetype that you’ve held on to, so that you can finally be free.
As I’ve mentioned, with Full Moon rituals, we release. We do this by writing down intentions on what we’re releasing and burning the paper (safely) to transmute the energy. You can write any intentions you want, but I’ve included some below that align with the energy of the Cancer Full Moon to get you started.
Please make sure to write your intentions in present tense. No “I will” or “I want” or “I’m going to,” as these phrases set the intention on the longing for whatever you’re releasing, instead of the actual release.
Once you’re done writing your intentions, it is very important to include the full closing clause at the end, written by one of my favorite astrologers Danielle Ayoka.
You have from Friday until Thursday to complete this ritual, with Monday being when the energy is at its peak.
Cancer Full Moon Intentions (written on a piece of paper that you will burn afterwards):
I release all pain associated with maternal energy, mothering and my associations with mother-child relationships.
I release all fear in regards to vulnerability, being open and in tune with my emotions.
I release all blocks, patterns, trauma and habits that prevent me from having a stable, healthy, familial bond and environment.
I release all unhealthy patterns keeping me from reaching my goals.
I release all trauma that’s blocking me from reaching my goals.
I release any form of self-hate and self-sabotage blocking my full authenticity.
I release any form of self-sabotage that’s blocking my happiness.
I release any trauma blocking my ability to embrace my Divine Feminine energy.
I release any fear, thought patterns and unhealthy habits that stifle my ability to receive love.
I release all implants, imprints, templates, thought forms, frequencies, energetic agreements, karma, trauma, chords, vibrations and patterns that resonate with the energy associated with my intentions on every layer of my existence, and out of all my chakras, major and minor, all layers of my aura, all of my subtle bodies of energy, my higher and lower self, ego, consciousness and awareness. I declare all these things to be so and in perfect alignment with my greatest and highest good. So it is.
After the clause, burn the paper safetly and feel the energy leaving your body. Some of these intentions are heavy, so please make sure to rest and drink water afterwards. Physical symptoms may arise. The process of moving energy is different for everyone.
Regardless, this is a time to nurture yourself. Take it easy, and let the hurt all wash away.
If you’re interested in hearing what the cards have to say about the Cancer Full Moon, join me for an oracle reading Monday night at 5 pm PST on IG Live!
See you soon, xo