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January’s full moon is incredibly special.
Not only is it the first (and closest to planet Earth) full moon of 2018, but it is also the first of two supermoons in January, as January 31st will gift another supermoon to the sky. This enchanting full moon will be illuminating the night between January 1st and 2nd (depending on which part of the world we are in).
Another reason this moon is so significant is that it begins on a potent 11:11 portal, which takes place on January 1st. In numerology January 1st is an “11” number, as it is the first day of the first month on an 11 year. (2+0+1+8=11)
The number 11 is perceived as a master number that symbolizes new beginnings, illumination, inspiration, and independence. It is the most intuitive, creative, enlightening, and insightful number in numerology. Eleven is known as a “messenger” and is a guiding force that helps us readjust and gravitate toward our unique divine path so that we make the most of the opportunities intended for us.
The vibration of 11:11 is the universe’s way of delivering an awakening call, which raises our awareness by jolting us to pay attention to the endless flow of epiphanies, signs, synchronicities, and serendipities happening all around us. Whenever we are in the midst of 11:11 energy, we will notice familiar déjà vu sensations, as though we are remembering something from a past life or dream—and we won’t always fully understand who or what the memories are about. However, over the coming months, everything will start to fall in to place and make complete sense.
This moon is shrouded in 11 energy, as the moon sits at 11° Cancer and the sun sits at 11° Capricorn. In other words, we will have a double 11:11 in play. The moon is also opposite Venus and Neptune, which brings additional mystery, intrigue, sensuality, love, and romance.
Cancer not only rules the moon, but also emotions, so during this full moon we will notice that our emotions are stirred and running high. Although this will be a highly intense period, it is the optimum opportunity to reflect on the past year and to set intentions for exactly who and what we want in our lives during 2018, as Cancer’s lunar energy highlights the path we are destined to travel throughout the year. It encourages us to actively seek out what nourishes us and to positively attune our energy.
With the moon opposite Venus—and Goddess Venus being the Divine Feminine—we will sense that our feminine energy is heightened; therefore, intuition, sensitivity, tenderness, compassion, sensuality, insight, and affection will be enhanced, especially around those we feel a strong connection to.
The zodiac sign Cancer and Divine Feminine energy are both strongly linked to water, which is the element of emotions. This full moon is going to be teaching us to learn better ways to emotionally express ourselves particularly around those who mean the most to us. Feminine energy is vibrating strongly and is immensely healing—therefore, once we are willing to embrace our deepest wounds and forgive past mistakes, we will awaken our inherent ability to self-heal and transcend beyond hurt, betrayal, and emotional or mental trauma.
When we open ourselves to healing, we will see that no one else can fill our voids or wave a magic wand and fix what we see as broken. No other person has the ability to repair our fractured hearts or minds. We are the only ones who are capable of soothing our internal aches and pains, so it is vital that we refrain from seeking solace externally and that we stop neglecting ourselves. Instead, we must recognise our limitations while also focusing our undivided attention on taking care of our own personal needs and desires.
We will likely be feeling nostalgic due to the accumulation of emotional cosmic energy, so we may find ourselves looking back at our past in an attempt to find answers. This might look like ruminating on why certain relationships ended or why we are struggling to let go of relationships that are shrouded in heartache. Fortunately, our intuition is at an all-time high during this full moon, so it’s the perfect time to go within and listen carefully to our inner voice. We have an incredible amount of knowledge and wisdom inside us; we just need to silence the doubt and fear, and trust that whatever we wish to know, we will find, whenever we stand calmly underneath the glow of the moon and quiet our mind.
Those who are highly sensitive to energy will be far more susceptible to the impact of these celestial events and may feel overwhelmed at times due to the constant influx of emotional energy. To combat this, it is important to process emotions or old feelings that come up and regularly discern whether the emotions we feel are our own or whether they belong to those around us. If we are absorbing other people’s emotional energy, we could find ourselves easily triggered and far more irritable, fatigued, and moody than usual—so it is important to regularly take time out to re-balance and ground ourselves.
This is an intense phase that will cleanse anything that feels toxic in our lives, which includes bad habits, unhealthy thought patterns, reactive behaviours, outdated beliefs, and irrational fear-based thoughts and feelings that drain our energy and leave us feeling anxious and burnt out.
Also, ties that energetically bind us to people or situations that are detrimental to us or that limit us in any way will easily be severed during this period, and we will feel the freedom to finally walk away with peace, love, compassion, and forgiveness in our hearts and minds. In particular, we will feel the urge to remove ourselves from dynamics with anyone who consistently provokes arguments or those who are aggressive, controlling, manipulative, deceptive, judgmental, overly critical, or generally abusive.
11:11 helps us understand that many of the situations in our lives are there because at a soul level, we need to gain a deeper understanding and awareness of who we are at our core center. Our personal circumstances and other people are mirrors which reflect much of our oppressed, rejected, or denied personality flaws or unhealed wounds; therefore, although we may not see it at the time, many of our interactions are blessings that, when acknowledged, can propel us forward.
To align with this rare 11:11 energy, it is vital that we are consciously aware at all times so that we can evaluate, empty, release, and cleanse. This way, we are fully prepared to shake off whatever (or whoever) has been holding us back, and we can move onward on our evolutionary soul journey.
This full moon is all about truth and clarity—and being true to ourselves gives us the best chance of attaining happiness, harmony, and the love we need to ensure that the people we are connected to are not causing dysfunction or destruction.
We then place ourselves in an empowering position where we are free to honor, accept, and celebrate ourselves with integrity and without guilt, doubts, or anxieties creeping in, knowing that everyone around us will immediately benefit from the harmony and happiness we radiate.
2018 is year of high vibrational, dynamic, and courageous energy—and one that gives us the courage to live true to our soul within relationships of any kind, whether romantic ones, work colleagues, or family dynamics.
To enhance new beginnings, independence, starting over, dramatic transformational change, and exciting opportunities and possibilities, it is important that we enter the full moon phase grounded, stable, and centered so that we lay firm foundations and set ourselves up securely for the year ahead.
2018 is the year for believing that we are capable of possibilities far beyond anything we have previously dreamed of. We will feel limitless, and nothing will be out of our grasp. This Cancer moon and the 11:11 energy combine to create the optimum conditions to intently focus on what we want to achieve over the next 12 months and motivate us to make a detailed plan to ensure our life-changing goals manifest with ease and become our new reality.
This is a pivotal time to focus on what we want by repeating positive, uplifting affirmations and planting healthy and nourishing seeds of love in our souls. The manifestations that occur will take us to an importance phase in our lives. To reach this, we first need to let go of the thoughts, feelings, and unhealthy attachments connected to anything we no longer want.
Author: Alex Myles
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