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Full Moon in Cancer ~ January 19, 2011

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The Moon heads home to Cancer for the first full moon of 2011 on January 19 at 1:21 p.m. PST / 4:21 p.m. EST. Full moons signify the completion, culmination of what may have been initiated during the previous eclipsed new moon in Capricorn which encouraged us to rise up and meet the challenges we may be facing now. This Full Moon in Cancer reminds us to make use of our emotional intelligence (EQ) instead of relying solely or heavily on our intelligence quotient (IQ) alone.

The Sun in Capricorn is ambitious with a methodical approach to achieve its objectives. Hence, the Capricorn-Sun can be unyielding to change, especially if methods have proven successful in the past. The energy of Cancer-Moon is the polar opposite. It is changeable to its moods which are motivated by its heart, inner drives, and deep desires. It functions through its emotions/sensitivities and by exercising its strong intuitive ability.

With the Capricorn-Sun (soul/will) opposing the Cancer-Moon (heart/inner core), there's a focus on the harmony and balance between pragmatism and reason with intuition and heart. This full moon also links up with Jupiter (ideals/opportunities) and Uranus (awakening/radical change). A little luck and a lot of openness to change hold promises of success through work and commitment, relying on all our natural talents and resources -- mentally, as well as emotionally. Becoming sensitive to the energies of our environment and the people surrounding our situation/s can offer insight and information that logic and reason might otherwise miss.

There is a deeper connection to their link with Jupiter and Uranus. This full moon triggers the conjunction between Jupiter and Uranus which remain influential despite having peaked on January 4 ... which also happens to be the same day when the New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Capricorn occurred. There is greater emphasis to whatever may have been seeded or impressed upon you, personally or professionally, during the new moon phase. Be open and aware to what the next phase may be or what this full moon phase might have in store for you. There's an ebb and a flow to life, to breath, to living ... be sensitive to it and trust your EQ to support the goals of your IQ :)

This Full Moon occurs at 29 degrees of Cancer. Those born within 3 days of January 19 or July 22 or with natal planets and/or house angles around 29 degrees of cardinal signs or within the first 3 degrees of fixed signs may feel the effects of this full moon stronger than others.

For those interested or unfamiliar with EQ, here's a short but informative article on it from EQ Coach, Susan Dunn - "EQ vs. IQ"

How might this full moon influence your birth chart? Match the sign and degree to determine what house this full moon falls in. Use the list of zodiac signs below to identify the sign Cancer on your birth chart then click here for a brief explanation on the Full Moon transit in that house.

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If you don't have your birth chart, you may use your Sun sign and/or your Rising/Ascendant sign, if you know it. Look for your Sun and Rising Signs below then click here for a brief explanation of the Full Moon transit in those houses.
  • Aries-Sun or Aries Rising ~ 4th House
  • Taurus-Sun or Taurus Rising ~ 3rd House
  • Gemini-Sun or Gemini-Rising ~ 2nd House
  • Cancer-Sun or Cancer-Rising ~ 1st House
  • Leo-Sun or Leo-Rising ~ 12th House
  • Virgo-Sun or Virgo-Rising ~ 11th House
  • Libra-Sun or Libra-Rising ~ 10th House
  • Scorpio-Sun or Scorpio-Rising ~ 9th House
  • Sagittarius-Sun or Sagittarius-Rising ~ 8th House
  • Capricorn-Sun or Capricorn-Rising ~ 7th House
  • Aquarius-Sun or Aquarius-Rising ~ 6th House
  • Pisces-Sun or Pisces-Rising ~ 5th House
Unsure if you have natal planets/house angles on or around 20 degrees of Cancer? Cast your own birth chart for use as reference -- birth date, time, and place required. Unsure if you have natal planets/house planets near where this full moon occurs? Cast your own birth chart at for use as reference -- birth date, time and place required.

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