FULL MOON – January 3rd 2007


EVE collage by Kelley Hunter

The FULL MOON of January 3 is the first of 2007 and opens the year. A Full Moon Year is a year of revelations.

The Full Moon in Cancer reflects the light of the New Year’s Capricorn Sun – Mercury conjunction. Cancer Moon is a strong placement, full of memory and mood. It is in zodiac alignment with the star Sirius, the brightest star in the sky (apart from the Sun). Sirius is a serious, hot blue white star. Known as the star of Isis, it evokes the power of the Great Goddess in her blue-white heat. The Full Moon in Cancer also reflects the full power of the Goddess, weaving the light of the star into our night-to-night personal feeling world. This Moon is like a rare blossom, which we cultivate this year. We are sustained by the fruits of the year past. If we don’t eat, and seek to retain the fruit, it will wither. If we remain attached, as Cancer can, to the old year or any outworn ways, we wither as well.

The Capricorn Sun-Mercury brings practical matters to our attention and suggests placing our attention on efficiency and effectiveness. Moon opposite Mercury can heighten the powers of the mind, with the reflective awareness, attuning us to current needs and the means to feed them.

The Full Moon is in a yod pattern, with 150 degree angles (quincunx) to planets in both directions. This channels a strong energy through this Sirius Moon, that requires continual attention and receptivity. The I Ching, the venerable Chinese book of change, talks about K’un, the Receptive, Earth:

“the dark, yielding, receptive, primal power of yin…It represents nature in contrast to spirit, earth in contrast to heaven, space [rather than] time….the attribute of devotion defines the place occupied by this primal power in relation to the Creative. For the Receptive must be activated and led by the Creative; then it is productive of good….The Receptive brings about sublime success….quiet perseverance brings good fortune.”

It is about listening, and following guidance,

The Moon is quincunx, and adjusting to JUPITER in SAGITTARIUS, a strong placement for the planet of Wisdom and Meaning. Intuition is heightened. Listen.
The Moon is also quincunx and particularly sensitized to CHIRON in AQUARIUS, near Neptune. This refers to the quantum shift taking place in Earth’s magnetic field due, I believe, to the approach of Winter Solstice point—and PLUTO—to the Galactic Center. My intuition tells me that this rapprochement is a large part of the increase in solar flares and interspace phenomena that we on Earth are receiving.

As we become more RECEPTIVE and sensitized to it, our evolutionary growth is stimulated. We cannot hold back or remain attached to the past, which the Moon in Cancer has a tendency to do. Let us welcome the prognosis of soul growth. An open receptivity allows the energy to move and not get stuck in a manifestation of resistance, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Chiron aligns all levels.

Sagittarius and Aquarius are freedom-loving signs, ready for adventure and new spaces. Cancer tends to hold back. Old reactive patterns can come up to show us where we are holding on. Where do you put your faith? The Great Mother opens her arms to all.

BLACK MOON LILITH in LIBRA plays monkey-in-the-middle with this Full Moon. She is good at catching the ball and changing the game. Black Moon also ask us to listen—to our higher selves and to each other—as we seek to understand each other beyond our defensive positioning and ego insecurities. Personal and international relationships are challenged to contribute to the growth of each partner. Special, deep partnerships can be formed.

This Moon is in excellent rapport with Uranus, the Awakener, planet of the Higher Mind. Aligned with the North Node, a point of destiny, this original and eccentric planet has a big say in 2007; even bigger because of its dynamic interaction with Jupiter, the Big Planet. Some of these changes might not be welcome, yet we are called to accept and work with them. The Uranus- Jupiter square, action-oriented, opens extraordinary doors of perception and manifestation. This square is particularly potent in February and March—that soon!—one of the most dynamic months of the year. Dream Big! and KNOW that the Universe CREATES through the mirror of your RECEPTIVITY and willingness to achieve your destiny.


IMAGINING 2007: COSMIC NEWS OVERVIEW OF THE NEW YEAR : the new year’s major planetary patterns, sign changes for planets, planetary retrogrades, lunar cycles. One hour (or more). Sent on CD, ready in January, $20

2007: MAKE IT YOURS: The Imagining 2007 CD PLUS your personal month-by-month 2007 overview, interpreting the overview of 2007 to your own chart dynamics . 75 minutes, $175.

Dr. Kelley Hunter is a long-time astrologer and mythologist, writer and artist. She is Astrologer-in-Residence for the Self Centre International at Caneel Bay Resort and for Omega Institute in St. John, Virgin Islands, where she also leads star gazing for visitors. She is on the Board of the International Society for Astrological Research. To be on her e-mail list for Cosmic News articles, click on the link below. For an astrology consultation, email kellhunter@earthlink.net. Explore her website at http://www.heliastar.com.

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