Full Moon in Cancer, 6/7th of January 2023. Illumination of the Heart.

Full Moon in Cancer, 6/7th of January 2023 at 16 degrees. Illumination of the Heart.

The Full Moon in Cancer is the great cosmic mother, the goddess of unconditional love, she is a cosmic gift to help us replenish our hearts with love and to help heal our mind, body and soul.

It’s a powerful first Full Moon to start the New Year with, as the Full Moon is conjoined to the auspicious fixed star of Sirius, the brightest Star in the night sky, opening up a gateway to higher spiritual, emotional consciousness, while Mercury in Capricorn is in the heart of the Sun (Cazimi) in opposition, elevating our minds to a state of higher consciousness.

When the Sun and Mercury meet in perfect union, astrologers call the condition Cazimi– meaning ‘in the throne’ or ‘in the heart’ of the Sun, it is the most powerful condition for a planet. It is where we collectively enter the heart of the Sun, into the royal throne room. Our consciousness represented by Mercury enters a higher state, likened to having conversations with God or your higher self, downloading wisdom, epiphanies and sudden realizations.

This is a perfect balancing and alignment of our hearts and minds as the Sun in Capricorn conjoined to Mercury retrograde, shines a light onto the Moon in Cancer in opposition, illuminating our hearts and a place within, that is the key and essential to the next important step in our development and life path. 

It may suddenly come as a feeling of enlightenment, strong intuition or surprise about the true nature of our inner needs. Whatever comes up, leading up to the Full Moon or shortly after, pay close attention to it and trust the process.

Cazimi is considered highly fortunate as it means Mercury is literally sitting on the throne of the King and is often described as bestowing some kind of brilliance or genius. 

The Sun is the King of the skies, and when a planet is invited into the royal chambers, that planet receives a purely elevating infusion of solar energy. Stimulating the response in humanity to express heart consciousness, the quality we call love. Burning away what no longer serves us, wiping the slate clean and renewing our mind, body and spirit.

Cazimi Mercury and the Full Moon conjoined to Sirius is highly fortunate, especially if you want something to really succeed. It’s one of the highest forms of good luck.

The royal Sun is planting secrets, and when Mercury withdraws from the throne room, a re-birthing process begins. A force that bestows some with the influence to work magic.

It’s as if the planet has the ear of the King, and can persuade the King to attend to the planet’s wishes for a time.

It’s a powerful time to get clear about your wishes and intentions for the year 2023, as we are more able to connect to our souls true desire, so make a wish at this Full Moon as you have the ear of the “King” making everything possible.

The first of four Mercury Cazimis in 2023, this one is rare, as it is taking place at a Full Moon. It’s an upgrade for mind, body and soul as the Moon conjoined to Sirius, a spiritual gateway, allows a downloading of pure cosmic wisdom. 

Sirius is the brightest star in our night sky and is associated with fortune, wealth and even fame. 

Your Star Power is being activated. You are a shining star, surround yourself with people who support you to shine in your brilliance and not with those who dim your light.

This is the beginning of our spiritual rebirth, that is taking place in the year 2023. In March 2023 there will be a collective major spiritual shift in consciousness when Saturn moves into Pisces after 3 years in Aquarius and Pluto moves into Aquarius after spending 15 years in the sign of Capricorn, helping us to shift into a more enlightened, compassionate and humanitarian phase.

Emotions can feel very strong at this Full Moon, as we are able to connect deep down within, to our hearts true wisdom and heart energy. We suddenly become aware of what is missing within to feel whole again.

We are peeling back the layers to reveal our truest self and we are striking gold, finding the treasure trove buried deep within our hearts.

It’s never been so easy to tune in and tap into these cosmic vibrations. Taking time out to connect within and to this exceptional energy will help us to receive the full benefit of this cosmic gift of love, healing, inspiration and wisdom.

This is heart-opening energy.

The sign of Cancer represents our deepest emotional needs of how we feel emotionally safe and nurtured. To move forwards, we need emotional stability; that first and foremost stems from within. This Full Moon highlights how we can love and nurture ourselves first of all. Which is the very foundation of all happy relationships and will help us to move forward in life, to achieve the fulfillment and happiness that we deserve without fear.

The Moon in astrology represents our inner child and is especially strong in her own sign of Cancer. By reconnecting to, loving and embracing our inner child, we can begin to feel whole, loved and secure. Cancer needs to find an emotional home, and it is deeply empowering when we can find the trust, love and emotional security from within. Helping to release us from unhealthy dependencies that leave us feeling dis-empowered.

When we practice self-love, healthy boundaries come naturally.

“Find the love you seek, by first finding the love within yourself. Learn to rest in that place within you that is your true home.”–Sri Shankar

The sign of Cancer is one of the most sensitive and emotional signs and brings our true feelings to the fore, as the Moon in Cancer reminds us of how important it is, to stay open-hearted and true to our own feelings. To no longer perceive our sensitivity and vulnerability as weaknesses but as strength. How we need to live our lives based on love, kindness and compassion. And how we can change someone’s life with often just a simple act of kindness.

The Sun and Moon in opposition is like a mirror reflecting back to us personally and collectively, we can clearly see, where ego and greed have taken the place of love and compassion. This stark contrast is a gift because now we have the opportunity to change or eliminate it from our lives on a personal and collective level. 

As the Sun and the Moon find perfect balance, it is a rare chance to realign our ego with our soul self. To get the balance right, on both a personal and collective level. The Sun represents our ego and the Moon our soul.

One of the biggest transformational moments in life, is to realize and understand the difference between soul and ego. A moment that can lead to enlightenment.

“As you dissolve into love, your ego fades. You’re not thinking about loving; you’re just being love, radiating like the sun.”~ Ram Dass

Article by Vivienne Micallef-Browne . Photo/Video Empower-Astrology

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2023 Dates for Mercury  Cazimi (all in Earth signs)

  • January 7th, 2023 at 16° Capricorn
  • May 1st, 2023 at 11° Taurus 
  • September 6th2023 at 14° Virgo
  • December 22nd, 2023 at 0° Capricorn

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