January 9-15, 2023
Week 2 of 2023
Monday is a fresh start. It’s never too late to dig in and begin a new journey of success.
Monday, January 9, 2023
As we enter this week, we remain in the 🌕 FULL MOON: Phase 5 – Harvest in ♋ Cancer which peaked on January 6 at 6:07pm EST. Full Moon Energy begins 3 days before and 3 days after making it about 7 days within that energy. This is make-or-break time! This is when the moon and sun are on opposite sides of the Earth. When the sun is directly across from the moon making the moon shine bright and fully appear to us on Earth.
The themes at this time of the month are all results, forgiveness, and gratitude, as we reap the benefits This is the time to reap the benefits of the seeds of intention that you sowed at the new moon and you may see new opportunities appear or you may even see the previous week’s results from your hard work.
During this time, not only are they across from each other but the sun and Grandmother moon are in different zodiac signs. We fight to balance between two extremes, which heightens tensions creating high emotions during this time. Do not get emotionally attached to anything during this time.
At this time, the 🌕 Full Moon is in ♋ Cancer while we fight against the opposite sign of ♑ Capricorn. Polarity can be felt dramatically. Cancer is the pursuit of your central purpose that pulls you one way, out of your comfort zone, while Capricorn can appear rather detached, but there is a very loyal and loving layer beneath the serious image projected to the world.
☿ MERCURY ℞ RETROGRADE IN ♑CAPRICORN began on December 29 at 4:31am EST and will carry us through until January 18 8:11am EST. Mercury Retrograde gets a bad wrap. It happens up to four times a year. Mercury is the planet of the mind and communication. Retrograde is when a planet appears to reverse in the skies. Mercury Retrograde allows us the opportunity to change our minds on something and possibly even get second chances. Although technology may be affected during a Mercury Retrograde or you may be misunderstood, it can also be a good time to catch up with someone you care deeply about after far too long or you have a chance to rework your life. When Mercury Retrograde is in Capricorn, particularly, the focus will be on your appearance and the way you come across, your social ‘mask’. You may experience setbacks in work, clash with authority, or suffer a blow to your image. But you can always take something good from Mercury Retrograde, too! A retrograde in Capricorn is a great time to look back on your professional and work life and assess where changes are needed.
The energy of the daily position of Grandmother Moon will also influence these Moon Phases. Every month, Grandmother Moon touches the 12 Zodiac signs. Like the tides, our emotions are pulled to the surface, and feelings are heightened within each sign. Some researchers have theorized that humans react to subtle changes in Mother Earth’s magnetic field that occur with the Moon phases.
We continue in the ♌ Leo Fire Energy which began on Saturday, January 7 and will end today at 8:51pm EDT. This energy has brought to light fun, creativity, kids (your own or someone else’s), and flirtation. Fire Moons are fiery, impulsive, and passionate. During this time it’s a good time to show off a little! Leo is the showstopper sign of the zodiac and when the Moon makes her monthly trek through Leo, you can be sure someone somewhere is turning heads. If you need to do something with confidence, Leo Moon Day is a great place to start.
The Leo Moon is also very creative and even artistic. It’s a day to the world “what you’ve got”. Don’t hide, this would be a total waste of the energies. Tune in to the Leo Moon, and organize something fun to do.
We will also be carrying the aspects 🌖 WANING GIBBOUS / DISSEMINATING MOON: Phase 6 – Grateful. We are reminded to B-R-E-A-T-H-E as Grandmother Moon becomes less illuminated as she moves towards the last quarter moon into another new moon. It is all about gratitude, sharing, and enthusiasm. You should feel the benefits of your hard work from the last two weeks. You should be seeing abundance of the “crops”, even if it’s small outcomes to the goals or intentions that you set during the last new moon. This is a good time to give to those around you. Feel the love. And most importantly take some time to relax.
As most of us are getting ready for bed, we will move into a longer ⚠️ VOID MOON (VOC) that will last into tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 10, 2023
⚠️ VOID MOON (VOC) will start our morning at about 10:15am EST. Moon Medicine is about self-reflection. Grandmother Moon reflects back on what we need to look at, what we need to face, and what we need to resolve. During this time, we are transitioning from one Zodiac sign to the next, but isn’t reflecting elements/making any major aspects with either sign …. this is the gap between those transitions. Sometimes it’s very short spurts while other times it’s looong. It can last minutes, hours, and sometimes, even days. During a Void of Course Moon, it gives us the time to just sit with the energy. If you can avoid doing anything during this time, then just sit with it in silence. Don’t start anything “big” or “important”.
At 10:16am EST ♍ Virgo ️Earth Energy begins. Earth Moons are about being grounded, practical, and stable. During this time, Virgo looks at service to others, duties, daily working life, well-being, and small animals. It’s time to settle down a little after two and a bit days of the Leo madness. The Virgo Moon makes sure all the things on its desk are present and correct, and starts to do whatever it has to in order to keep life ticking over as it’s meant to. It is a wonderful day to take stock, crunch the numbers and get a pretty good idea of where you are in life. A Virgo Moon Day is ideal for operating more efficiently or functioning better. It’s also a very good day to think about your diet and general health regimes, access treatment of some kind for an ailment, and complementary medicine (but do see a GP if pain persists).
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
As we remain in the 🌖 WANING GIBBOUS / DISSEMINATING MOON: Phase 6 – Grateful in combination with ♍ Virgo ️Earth Energy, we need to remember while we seek out all the details and make sure everything is accurate, we need to remember to slow down and B-R-E-A-T-H-E.
Thursday, January 12, 2023
Today we are in that final burst of ♍ Virgo ️Earth Energy which comes to an end at 6:05pm EST. This is the final time to dot our “i’s” and cross our “t’s” before we move within with the ⚠️ VOID MOON (VOC).
During a ⚠️ VOID MOON (VOC), we are transitioning from one Zodiac sign to the next, but isn’t reflecting elements/making any major aspects with either sign …. this is the gap between those transitions. Sometimes it’s very short spurts while other times it’s looong. It can last minutes, hours, and sometimes, even days. In this case, we move into that Void of Course Moon at 6:06pm which ends at 9:56pm EST.
During a Void of Course Moon, it gives us the time to just sit with the energy. If you can avoid doing anything during this time, then just sit with it in silence. Don’t start anything “big” or “important”.
As we move into an Air Moon at 9:57am EST, which may bring about chattiness, flightiness, and being all in your head. ♎ Libra ☁️ Air Energy, in particular, is all about you, your significant others, lovers, VIPs, foes, balance, harmony, marriage, and relationships.
When the Moon is in this sign, it’s a wonderful time to turn your mind to romantic matters. And also to business matters involving partnerships. Check-in with yourself. Are you giving and taking in equal amounts? Do you need to make your move on someone you have your eye on? Make peace with an ex you’ve loved and lost. Libra loves to negotiate. If you have a personal or professional matter on which you’d like to reach an agreement, all things being equal this is the right day to start the conversation. Shower the people you love with love, wine, and dining.
Friday, January 13, 2023
As we remain in the 🌖 WANING GIBBOUS / DISSEMINATING MOON: Phase 6 – Grateful in combination with ♎ Libra ☁️ Air Energy, with Air Energy it’s important for us to not always stay in our heads and into our hearts sometimes.
Saturday, January 14, 2023
As we move into the end of our day, the 🌗 LAST QUARTER MOON: Phase 7 – Release begins at 9:10pm EST. It asks us to reflect, “What do you know?”. Grandmother Moon continues to become less illuminated as she moves towards the last quarter moon into another new moon. This is a time to re-evaluate, to reflect on whether or not things are balanced, and to trust. You will continue to feel the benefits of your hard work over the last two weeks.
This 🌗 LAST QUARTER MOON IN ♎ LIBRA may mean insecurities, inadequacies, and putting blame on other people and situations that show up. It is easy to make excuses for others and their behaviours instead of confronting them or letting them go. Indecisiveness and uncertainty may bring you into a frozen state and you may opt to do nothing. This is a time for you to challenge that. As this Moon Phase is about Release, this will be a good time to explore what (or who) needs to stay and what (or who) needs to go.
Sunday, January 15, 2023
With the 🌗 LAST QUARTER MOON, you should be seeing abundance of the “crops”, even if it’s small outcomes to the goals or intentions that you set during the last new moon. This is a good time to give to those around you – feel the love. This is the time to start releasing the things you’ve been hanging onto that may be preventing you from fully receiving what you desire. Release those blocks and anything that no longer serves you.
And early this morning, you will shift into that ⚠️ VOID MOON (VOC) for a very short period mostly while asleep from 3:39am to 7:08am EST. Moon Medicine is about self-reflection, so given we will be in that unconscious state, set the intention prior to going to sleep on Saturday to release all that no longer serves you.
♏ Scorpio Water Energy begins for most of us just as we are getting up at 7:09am EST. Water Moons are emotional, psychic, and mysterious. Continue to use the 🌗 LAST QUARTER MOON Phase to Release. Scorpio is a wonderful sign, but also very much a part of our shadow side. And when the Moon moves through Scorpio, it does take on some of this Scorpionic energy, which, like the Scorpion itself, has a sting. Tread carefully with anyone known to have a short fuse or a mean streak. And if you know you have a bit of a nasty sting in your own tail, do your meditations today. Minor upsets and petty jealousies can crop up to remind us we’re humans on the evolutionary trail. It’s a transformational energy. Scorpio Moon Day can actually have a major impact, be it material or physical, or psychological.
Very shortly after the 🌗 LAST QUARTER MOON appears we move into the 🌘 WANING CRESCENT / BALSAMIC MOON: Phase 8 – Surrender. And release … Now there is just a sliver of Grandmother Moon being lit up and decreasing as it moves towards the new moon. This is a time for healing, soothing, surrender, and emptiness. This is the time to surrender, rest and recuperate. You’ve now gone through an entire cycle – things have come and gone – willingly or not. You will be preparing to set new intentions with the new cycle, but not during this moon. Just relax and surrender to the universe.
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