Full Moon 12 January 2017 Deal-Maker

Full Moon January 2017 AstrologyThe Full Moon on Thursday January 12, 2017 is at 22 degrees Cancer. The Full Moon January 2017 astrology shows the eternal conflict between polar opposites in a stubborn Grand Cross configuration.

The January 2017 Full Moon may be in the Sign of Cancer but for astrological purposes it’s in the Constellation of Gemini. The position of the Full Moon between the twin stars Castor and Pollux gets to the heart of ongoing conflicts. The original battle between brothers has evolved into the wars raging in the world still to this day.

Saturn comes to the rescue to break up the extreme tension bound in the Grand Cross. The wise old man plays the role of deal-maker to broker a peace. Conflict can be resolved during this Full Moon phase through patience and hard work. Traditional values, a conservative approach, respect for authority and strict discipline will all help in bringing two tribes together.

Full Moon Meaning

A Full Moon is the major planetary aspect Sun opposite Moon. Along with the conjunction, this is the most important of all aspects in astrology. A Full Moon focuses your attention on relationships of all kind. A Full Moon itself has a relationship to the previous new moon. Projects you started since the December 29 new moon can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time. A Full Moon can also be seen as an emotional adjustment, or complement, to the themes of the previous new moon.

As the lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a Full Moon, you can take an objective and balanced look at your personal relationships. Being in touch with your own needs and intentions, and those of others, you can clearly see any relationship imbalances causing disharmony. The influence of a Full Moon lasts for two weeks up to the next new moon, in this case the January 27 New Moon.

Full Moon January 2017 Astrology

The January 12 Full Moon at 22°27′ Cancer Sign actually falls between the Two Twins of Gemini Constellation. The Gemini Constellation now sits wholly in the Cancer Sign. This is due to a fatal error in the Tropical Zodiac caused by the Precession of the Equinoxes. I use the Tropical Zodiac as it was originally intended, as a measuring device for recording astronomical data. Like the ancient astrologers I use the visible stars and constellations for astrological purposes.

At 20°28′ Cancer Sign is fixed star Castor, Alpha Geminorum
At 22°27′ Cancer Sign is Full Moon January 2017
At 23°27′ Cancer Sign is fixed star Pollux, Beta Geminorum

Castor gains strength as the Moon is already passed by it. However, the Moon is twice as close to Pollux so the Twins are equally matched. This is a showdown in the eternal battle that started when man first killed his brother. This is the story of Castor and Pollux, Apollo and Hercules, Cain and Abel.

The Full Moon January 2017 shines a spotlight on the original cause of war, the rivalry between two brothers fighting over one woman. It is still being waged today and had developed into a battle for land, oil, and even God.

The internal battle shows as anger, fear, guilt, shame, fear, paranoia, mental illness, addiction, depression and nervous breakdowns. Externally we see two tribes going to war as Jews against Muslims in Palestine, blacks versus whites in America, and Islamic State against the old Crusader nations.

Full Moon January 2017 Astrology

Full Moon January 2017 Astrology

As time goes by and we evolve ever faster, the gap between the two sides widens. We live in an age of extremes, not just with terrorism but in every area of life. Trump versus Clinton saw both sides of politics grow rapidly further apart. The far right and Nationalism are spreading not just in Western countries. This is in response to the widening gap between rich nations and poor nations, and between the rich and poor within nations.

Full Moon January 2017 Grand Cross

A Grand Cross aspect pattern is a square formed by at least four planets. In the Full Moon January 2017 astrology chart above you see Sun opposite Moon at right angles to Jupiter opposite Uranus. This really is a battle of two extremes wherever you look, from the Twin stars to the opposition aspect and the Grand Cross.

A Grand Cross is an intense configuration that is very difficult to resolve. Each opposition has it own set of polarities and extremes to deal with. Together, the pair of oppositions creates an eternal struggle. The resulting square aspects represent many tests and challenges.

Sun opposite Moon is the original battle between man and woman, the conscious will against feeling and intuition. Your feelings are stronger and you are more emotionally sensitive. The battle is also played out between partners. You can use the other person as a mirror to learn more about your own behavior. Personal growth and relationship harmony come through learning to compromise.

Jupiter opposite Uranus can increase the differences between the two sides. You will feel a strong urge to react, or rebel against anything that is stopping you from having fun and doing what you want.There may be a particular sudden event that releases your built up tension and leads to a major change in circumstances. The more restricted you have felt, then the more upsetting the change is likely to be.

Saturn the Dealmaker

The tension and conflict of a Grand Cross aspect pattern is extremely difficult to resolve. It is very hard to bend this rigid, stubborn structure. Thankfully, Saturn offers a way out but softening up each corner of the square through more harmonious aspects. Saturn can be used to find compromise and make deals to bring and end to wars. Saturn is the wise old man who has been there and done that. His ways are tested and true. He brings social order and a sense of security by using discipline and earning respect.

Sun semisextile Saturn brings patience, perseverance and a strong work ethic. A sense of duty and serious attitude help in rfixing the causes of tension. Serious or difficult tasks can be completed now. Younger people may seek out your wisdom and this is also a good time to ask for professional advice or that of your elders. Respect for authority and self-discipline will help bring people together.

Moon quincunx Saturn shows a need to address some guilt, shame or anxiety. Bad moods or depression may require medical help to get you heading in the right direction again. There is an imbalance in an intimate relationship which is causing friction. One partner feels they have all the responsibility for the housework or looking after the kids or making the money. Sharing your feeling is key to finding the right balance.

Jupiter sextile Saturn supports cautious expansion, cooperation and compromise. Common sense and a sustained effort is required because this is a serious and long-term problem working on. You can find the perfect balance between being too generous and being too strict. A strong sense of justice prevails at all levels, political, social and personal. Sanctions or withholding benefits can be used to make people conform to acceptable standards.

Saturn trine Uranus restricts the rise in extremism. This is the ideal time to make positive changes. This change will not be upsetting or erratic as it sometimes can. You will remain calm and patient, planning every step methodically. This is another good aspect for cooperation and compromise. It brings people together from very different backgrounds and keeps them interested in a common long-term goals.

Importantly, this is a transition phase. The image of the two Korean Flags at the top of the page is a bit too optimistic just yet. While final settlements to long running disputes may not be found in the next two weeks, significant progress can be made.If Full Moon January 2017 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope.

Previous Moon Phase: New Moon December 29 2016
Next Moon Phase: New Moon January 27 2017

Full January 2017 Times and Dates
Los Angeles
New York
12 January – 3:34 am
12 January – 6:34 am
12 January – 11:34 am
12 January – 5:04 pm
12 January – 10:34 pm

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.154.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.39.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.34.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.44.

29 thoughts on “Full Moon 12 January 2017 Deal-Maker

  1. how will this affect my love life or any other part of my life Mar 16 78 5:07 pm calif

  2. Hi! This squares my natal moon and trines my natal Uranus… is squaring my natal moon bad?? my natal moon 23 libra and uranus is 21 scorptio. Thaaaanks!

  3. God doesn’t like me!!!

    Last new moon was opposite my natal Venus.. This full moon like opposite to my natal mars 2nd house.. I m gonna fight fight fight fight ..

  4. There was a full moon in December in Gemini @ 22 degrees. How will this new full moon differ from the last one? It looks potentially more difficult?

  5. Hi Jamie,
    This full moon looks complicated by itself so just the thought of having natal Venus at 3 degrees makes me shiver as it will also add to the equation my MC which is conjunct transiting uranus and my IC which will also conjunct jupiter and the worst Pluto transiting will be in opposition (although it Would still making a trine to natal jupiter and juno)….I am really tired of these stressful transits….is this full moon going to break my life even more? Or should I still be optimist and trust that Saturn conjunct vertex and making a trine to MC and north node would bring some happiness to my life? Thanks!

  6. The way to end the eternal conflict is to listen to your mother nature (intuition/ Cancer) and her foresight that one is forewarned to be prepared to embrace good intended opportunities which you have all you need to handle and not have to endure unintended challenges not equipped to handle nor always waiting for proof/reason often inhindsight and only reacting on the fear driven instinct of the father (Capricorn) when direct threat to survival genuinely presentsits occurence, to ceasing fighting for or against, just cease, that the uncoinscios/conscious gemini twins stop flipping their lid/coin of which they are 2 sides of the same coin, like the binary code of a company find the common ground, the fine line of the coins rim, until they are not only in the same book/story, chapter, page and word/worth, the happy medium in ones own mind, embracing ones own differences and those of others that fear no longer controls. Fear is not even a real emotion, it is a chemical reaction causiing sensation of the survival instinct, no power, doesnt come from the power or its love, no power, no energy generated, we may think there is power in money, status, numbers. There is also power and more so, in the power of love, why…like attracts like etherically/emotionally, only fear and negativity attracts fear and negativity, opposites attract mentally/physically that the different strengths and weakenesses compliment and suppliment each other harmoniously. This is what I understand the past 5 years to have been aiming to achieve and the final battle can be one or lost at any moment during it, very risky, to wage war between ones immortal and mortal, risks selling the soul…be of the deal you strike lest it strikes back 🙂 to the past that was once the future…..lol!

    • ETA, the full moon is in my sun sign although not conjunct anything, however, it is exactly semi-sextile my Uranus in 10th house Leo, currently in trine by transit Uranus, while Pluto finishes squaring my 12th house Libra moon and Neptune is in trine with Neptune in Scorpio and Mercury in Cancer…I know in my heart I have already lost my old mindset and regained my senses and a point of understanding myself , not easy indeed I hated it and was heartbroken through most of it, but it was doable, even when I felt I couldnt go on or that indeed there seemed no point to my life at all, other than to be the one sacrificed or to be the expense of what others thought, wanted and did just because they could, but then, that was the self fulfilling prophecy I was trained to make so, not any more and not at anothers expense either, for those struggling draw on the faith of fairness as Jupiter in Libra provides with the support of true ethics with Saturn in Sagittarius and remain firm that peace is ones aIm.

  7. Hi Jamie,

    This is another very interesting article and I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on this configuration. Please do keep up the good work.

    One thing you may have missed is that Lilith is also at 23 Aquarius and completes a Yod also. However the Grand Cross and the Yod are coincident, with the full moon axis being the ‘firing axis’ of the crossbow. In effect we have a Crossed Yod, or as I refer to it, a Yen (¥).

    It is extraordinary that the softening pair to the Grand Cross are Lilith and Saturn. They can hardly be thought of as traditional peacemakers in astrology terms. Simultaneously, they act the tensioners to the Yod and therefore have a foot in both camps. I think this gives a flavour of the sort of complexity and cross-purposes to be negotiated in any deal to be done.

    • Hi Kristian. Thanks for pointing out LIlith in the chart. I always cast a chart with her and Chiron and some other asteroids but in this case there was already so much to talk about with the grand cross.

  8. Wonderful article
    i have Natal Moon in Cancer 26 degree conjuncts North Node in 11th House.
    Looking forward for this NEW Moon 22 degrees 🙂
    Lets see what it has to offer me

  9. This full moon will hit a bit of my chart, transit sun on my saturn (less than 1o orb) and transit saturn on my mercury (2o orb). I’m preparing my documents and portfolio to apply for a master degree, according to the post, would it be a good moment for asking recommendation letters / advices from previous teachers? Would it be good if I asked the universities I’m applying about details at this time? I’m planning to apply on the 10th February Lunar eclipse. I’ll appreciate your thoughts on this one 🙂

    • So far this sounds like good timing Marco. Very appropriate. I would also be looking to any aspects to natal Sun and Saturn.

      • Thanks Jamie that’s a good thing to hear!
        I thought that this would be the ideal time as Jupiter is on my 9th house, so since November I started hurrying up and doing work that could be useful for a good portfolio, I even travelled on my solar return to align Jupiter with the AC. I’ve noticed that the post of Jupiter retrograde seems also to feet smoothly with my plans, I’m planning to apply on February (on the lunar eclipse, as transit sun will conjunct my natal moon 1o orb, sextile my mercury 2o orb and the moon will trine mercury 2o) and then again on June for different universities (still haven’t planned a date), and all of those universities start on September/October, so I’m crossing my fingers.
        After all this time having heavy experiences specially with my health it could do me some good getting out of all the negativity.

  10. What about if this moon is square my moon and trine my Uranus. I want to move so badly will this bring this outcome?

    • This is a difficult one to work out Is. The square to your Moon would cause some emotional upsets when moving, but then moving is like that anyway. Uranus does help a lot. I would also look to aspects from the September eclipses as this is a big issue and probably been on your mind for some time.

  11. It has been on my mind for months now. Ugh. It’s dependent on getting into grad school and bc of the merc retrograde it’s delaying a decision for me.y natal moon is trine my sun and it trines my mars. Transit merc is exactly sextile my sun. As is transit uranus and transit Saturn. Tr Jupiter is trine my sun. Hopefully it works out. Also transit Jupiter is conjunct my natal moon. What rules grad school ? Merc or Jupiter.

    • It’s feels like such a stagnant situation at the moment and the eclipses in sept 1 conjunct my Saturn and sept 16 conjunct my descendant. I’m surprised this is happening with such great transits, right?

  12. Hi Jamie ,the great…
    Plz write something about my professional as well as personal life through this full moon
    I m scorpion born on 3rd November at 9:4 pm

  13. Thanks for breaking down the various aspects of a very complex Full Moon! This lunation hits me particularly hard: precisely conjunct my progressed Moon in Cancer (to the minute) in my natal 10th house. It seems to be all about career.

    I’ve been engaged in a long term battle of wills with my on-again off-again boss. We’ve been in the same jobs for ~4 years but due to organizational changes he became my boss again in September. He only ever interacts with me in a negative way and tends to scapegoat me for everything–despite very positive feedback from everywhere else–and I tend to rebel against his strictures. In the past, our individual attempts at intervention have only widened the gap. There is so much going on for both of us, most especially in the composite chart, which has Mars opposite Pluto at 21 Libra/Capricorn squared by Venus at 21 Capricorn. Also his Chiron conjuncts my NN at 21 Aries, and my Chiron conjuncts his SN at 21 Gemini (squared by composite Saturn at 20 Virgo). It’s a lot!

    I am hoping this Full Moon offers us the opportunity to finally find a solution that works for both of us, because if not, it’s time for me to move on.

    • Oops, there’s a typo. The composite Mars/Pluto opposition is at 21 Aries/Libra, respectively.

  14. Hi Jamie

    This transiting Moon is sextile to both my natal Moon (very tight at just 0.16 degrees) and natal Pluto, and this moon also is conjunct natal Neptune right now. Transiting Saturn is also sextile my natal Moon. I am facing a lot of emotional turmoil this entire month – difficult mood swings along with fear and some rage (Pluto square Mars) and cannot understand why this is happening with all the easy angles being made to my natal moon (not sure if conjunction with Neptune is messing things up though).

    I figured the easier sextiles to my Natal Moon would mean I would find it easier to handle my emotions this month. Far from it, it’s been very difficult with some deep despair. My Pisces Decan 1 Horoscope for January is also a seemingly smooth month. Am I missing something or misinterpreting things? (still very new to astrology). I wonder if Mars square natal Neptune is causing all this despite the lack of harsh transits to my Moon?

    Thanks in advance.

  15. What does it mean if you were born on a full moon sun Virgo 24′ moon Aries 4′ and Virgo rising sun is in first house moon is in 7/8th house also have Lilith in Virgo and mercury in Virgo. ???????????????????? My mars and Venus are in Scorpio

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