Mercury retrograde is over and the Full Moon in Cancer is around the corner

Six of WandsHow are you feeling today? Mercury went direct yesterday after being retrograde since mid-December, and some of us might have felt a noticeable shift in energy as a result.

Mercury will spend a few more days in the fiery sign of Sagittarius before moving into Capricorn this Thursday, January 12. The Sun is also in Capricorn. Both can help to enhance your sense of determination, so don’t be surprised if your ambitious side gets a boost.

For anyone who’s been holding off on any big plans, projects, or New Year’s resolutions can now move freely towards whatever new ideas are waiting. The Six of Wands showed up for this week’s forecast. This is a card of great success. Victory, achievement, and recognition can be yours, if you are willing to work for them.

And work is what Capricorn is all about. Mercury rules the intellect, so this is high time to move towards grand plans, especially if they relate to business, money, career, commitment, and self-discipline.

Going back to the Six of Wands for a moment, this is also a very creative card. Remember that creating goals and working towards them is a creative act on its own. When you choose a direction and begin to move towards it, you are creating your reality. Your future is clay, and you are shaping it into a beautiful piece of art.

Remember, too, to give yourself credit for how far you’ve come. Emotions might run high with this Thursday’s Full Moon in Cancer. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. Together, they can amplify our feelings, for better or for worse. Moods can be up and down with a Cancer Moon, just like the tide.

For some, this Full Moon might bring the beginning of the end when it comes to relationships or situations that don’t give you what you need. The old saying, “The straw that broke the camel’s back” comes to mind with this Moon, as it could be a turning point where some decide they’ve had it up to here.

Last week, I wrote about letting go with the Mercury retrograde. This week’s Full Moon in Cancer can help you to support you in releasing what no longer feels comfortable, supportive, nurturing, or secure.

This can be a Moon of emotional overhaul. Be patient, soft, and compassionate as you can – with others and with yourself.

The current Capricorn energy can help right now, as it’s a grounding influence that can help you stay focused on who you are and what you’ve already accomplished for yourself.

Here’s a mantra you can work with throughout the week:

I move forward with a clear head and an open heart.

And if you’d like to connect with this week’s Full Moon in Cancer, here is a tarot spread you can try at home:

1. What emotion is time for me to give more attention to?
2. What emotion is it time for me to give less attention to?
3. How can I be gentler with myself?
4. How can I be more receptive to myself?

And if you’d like to dive deeper into what’s ahead for you, there’s still time to get in on my 2017 tarot reading special.

Until next time,

Liz xo

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