Category: Moon Cycles Written by Jamie Partridge
The Full Moon in Cancer on January 6, 2023, is harshly aspected by Mercury but well-aspected by Uranus. So the spiritual meaning of the Full Moon January 2023 astrology is to listen to your intuition and think outside the box to resolve disagreements and solve problems.
The January 2023 Full Moon brings new information and ideas to overcome differences and find a new direction forward. This is helped by a star that serves as a guide and ensures a safe and prosperous journey.
Full Moon January 2023 Horoscope
The Full Moon on Friday, January 6, 2023, is located at 16°21′ Cancer. This is a favorable position in the sky because of the second brightest star, Canopus. The Full Moon horoscope below shows that Mercury is afflicted by its retrograde motion and opposition to Moon. But Uranus is well-aspected to ensure an overall positive influence.
Full Moon January 2023 Astrology
Sun opposite Moon brings your home, family, and intimate relationships into sharper focus for the following two weeks of this moon phase. Opposing forces, such as work versus home or what you need versus what you want, create inner tension and external pressures. This can lead to conflict and crises that drain your energy.
The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts peak at a full moon. So, use your increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an honest and balanced look at your relationships. You will see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.
Full Moon Questions
Full Moon opposite Mercury creates an inner conflict between rational thinking and intuitive feeling. Your heart may say one thing but your head another, making it harder to understand your true feelings and to share them. A distorted perception of reality can lead to confusion, anxiety, mixed feelings, indecisiveness, and poor judgment. An inability to relax can leave you highly strung and susceptible to addiction.
Arguments are possible because of emotional bias or misunderstandings. You may also become opinionated, parochial, or prejudiced. Care must be taken with negotiations, critical decisions, and sensitive discussion topics, especially because Mercury is retrograde. But it does help you question any feelings or attitudes that may be holding you back.
Intuition and Awareness
Full Moon sextile Uranus lowers your inhibitions while heightening your intuition and self-awareness. This gives you the confidence to take risks, initiate change, and act more spontaneously. You can more easily leave your comfort zone and become more independent.
Chance encounters and unexpected opportunities may lead to instant attraction and new friendships. This is an excellent full moon to break bad habits and to leave dull or unhealthy relationships. Flashes of insight can help you solve lingering problems.
A Different Point of View
Mercury trine Uranus further enhances your intuition and sense of adventure. It opens your mind to new possibilities and helps you see things from a different point of view. Future-oriented thinking helps you anticipate change and make the most of exciting opportunities.
More open communications, new information and bright ideas help resolve disagreements and solve problems. The Full Moon January 2023 astrology is ideal for planning to set off in an exciting new direction. Or you could head off on the spur of the moment with no plans. Exciting news, discoveries, and scientific breakthroughs are possible.
The triangle highlighted in the Full Moon January 2023 horoscope is a Single Ambivalence aspect pattern, also called an Easy Opposition.  It gives an ambivalent attitude, a dualistic world outlook, and a tendency to think in black-and-white terms. A sometimes absolutist “either/or attitude” can lead to arguments.
The Sun and Mercury opposite the Moon create tension, pressure, and conflict. Like the aspect pattern, these oppositions can lead to arguments because of misunderstandings, indecision, mixed feelings, and emotional bias. The blue-aspected apex planet, Uranus, enables a freer view of things, thus making the opposition aspects more bearable.
The Uranus aspects can be used to solve any problems that arise from the opposition aspects. Uranus offers a way to manage ambivalence, relieve tension and resolve conflict. This will give a sense of balance and direction. The skills and determination provided by the Single Ambivalence figure can lead to outstanding achievements.
Full Moon January 2023 is in the Sign of Cancer. But as the star map below shows, it is located between the Twins of Constellation Gemini. This discrepancy is due to the precession of the equinoxes.
Over the last 2000 years, the Constellations have moved nearly 30° out of alignment with the Signs. The Zodiac was invented only as a measuring device (see the ecliptic line below). Astrologers always used the visible constellations and their stars for interpretation.
Although the January 6 Full Moon is in Gemini Constellation, it most closely aligns with the fixed star Canopus in Constellation Carina, the keel of the Ship, Argo Navis.
- 1424 – Alpha Canis Majoris, Sirius
- 1517 – Alpha Carinae, Canopus
- 1621 – Full Moon January 2023
Constellation Argo the Ship gives prosperity in trade and voyages and strength of mind and spirit, but it has been associated with drowning.
Fixed star Canopus gives piety, conservatism, a wide and comprehensive knowledge, voyages and educational work, and changes evil to good.
With Moon: Success in martial matters as a soldier, metal worker, etc. 
Full Moon January 2023 Meaning
The January 2023 Full Moon opposite Mercury brings the potential for personal crises, arguments, and relationship tension because of misunderstandings, indecision, mixed feelings, and emotional bias.
But the positive influence of Uranus brings new information and ideas to overcome differences and find an exciting new direction forward. Fixed star Canopus serves as a guide and ensures a safe and prosperous journey.
The Full Moon January 2023 astrology is good for trying a different approach to solving personal and relationship problems and changing old ways of thinking that are holding you back. So, follow your intuition to take advantage of rapidly changing conditions and new opportunities.
Astrologically, a full moon is influenced by the preceding new moon. The December 23 New Moon brings the risk of overconfidence, greed or excess, leading to losses and disappointment. So, it is important to use self-control and moderation with your behavior and morals.
The influence of the January 6 Full Moon lasts for two weeks up to the January 21 New Moon. This waning moon phase is good for releasing and letting go, resting, healing, regenerating, contemplating, meditating, decluttering, harvesting, pruning, and hair-cutting.
If the Full Moon January 2023 astrology directly impacts your horoscope decan, you can read about it in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart, see full moon transits.
- Previous Moon Phase: New Moon December 23, 2022
- Next Moon Phase: New Moon January 21, 2023
- 2023 Moon Phases Calendar
Full Moon January 2023 Times and Dates
- Los Angeles – January 6, 3:07 pm
- New York – January 6, 6:07 pm
- London – January 6, 11:07 pm
- Delhi – January 7, 4:37 am
- Sydney – January 7, 10:07 am
- Aspect Pattern Astrology, Bruno and Louise Huber, 2005, p. 155.
- Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.30, 150.
My name is Jamie Partridge and I live on the coast of NSW Australia with three amazing kids. I’ve had an interesting life so far, with varied occupations ranging from nursing assistant to farm hand.
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