Connect with your Higher Self: Full Moon in Cancer — January 17th 2022

The Wolf Moon on January 17th will be the first Full Moon of 2022, falling in the sign of Cancer.

This is a beautiful sign for the Moon to be in, it is watery, dreamy, sensitive and intuitive and the Moon feels extremely comfortable here.

This Moon in Cancer will be shining with a beautiful and harmonious energy.

As I’m sure you know by now, Full Moons in general are a powerful time for releasing your emotional baggage, shed your old skin, release outdated ways of behaving, and literally remove unwanted echoes from your home.

As always, ask yourself at this time, ‘What do I want to get rid of permanently from my life?’

The energies of the Full Moon help you to clear away even the most difficult situations, feelings, old habits, and toxic patterns.

It is a time to fully embrace living in the present moment by connecting with your feelings.

Snapshot of the Full Moon in Cancer

Element: Water

Season: Winter

Animals: Crab

Inner Focus: You feel at home in yourself.

Crystals: Moonstone, Selenite, Rose Quartz, Emerald, Amber, Amazonite.

Essential Oils: Lemon Balm, Clary Sage, Rosewood, Lavender.

Candle Colors: Blue, green, silver.

Herbal Tea: Lemon balm, Chamomile, Nettle.

Activities to do: Dancing, running, swimming, cycling.

Creative Expression: Painting, singing, writing.

Relax: Take a warm bath with crystals, collected shells, or river pebbles to connect with the natural element of water.

Journal: Write down everything you wish to release in your Full Moon Journal.


I surrender all doubts and fears.

Relieve pain and suffering.

I let go of what no longer serves me.

I release everything that no longer aligns with my highest purpose.

I let life pass me by with ease.

This Full Moon in Cancer, also known as the Wolf Moon is accompanied by other planetary influences at this time, whose impact we will also feel.

Pluto — The cosmic energies from the current position of this planet can exert some pressure on our relationships.

You may feel some difficult power dynamics or pressure amplification in your personal life.

It’s a good time to check where you feel victimized in any situation in your life, and to make sure you take action to empower yourself instead.

Ask yourself how you feel about the issue of power? Are you creating your life on your own terms?

Are you able to make important, expansive, and heart-centered decisions in your life?

This is a magical time to take control of your life and ensure you are headed towards the life of your dreams.

Neptune — This planet will be giving us some gentle, creative and intuitive energies.

It is the planet of spiritual evolution, dreams, and psychic power.

It offers a high frequency vibration to all of us, reminding us of our place in the Universe and filling us with the energy of unconditional love.

If you want to mark the occasion of the Full Moon and use its powerful energies to improve your life, the following ritual can help you to actively remove what no longer serves you.

Connect with your Higher Self Rituals

Whenever we have a Full Moon, the veil between our normal world and the higher realms of the Universe is thinner.

We can connect more easily with our higher selves and our intuition.

It is a beautiful time to meditate and open your heart to any unique messages that may be coming through you psychically, or even during your dreams while you sleep.

The following can be done on any night during the week of the Full Moon.

  1. Set the scene by lighting a candle, diffusing some essential oils, or cleansing your space with some palo santo or sage. You can have your crystals nearby or in your hand.
  2. Take a piece of paper or open a page in your journal.
  3. Write down five to ten things you would like to release from your life.

    Think about things that you feel still have power over you from your past. Any guilt, sadness, shame, fear, or feelings of helplessness.

    Any stuck memories, distractions, toxic relationships, or ways you sabotage yourself.

  4. Free write about how it feels to be you now that those things are gone from your life.

    Think about capturing the positive emotions you feel now that you’ve gotten rid of those things on your list. Try to imagine how expansive it feels now that it’s you!

    Cement an image of yourself in your mind, now that you no longer have these things weighing you down.

  5. Now, burn that list safely or simply tear it up and get rid of it.

    The point is to imagine that symbolically these things are gone from your life.

    The ceremonial burning by the light of the Full Moon is powerful, and can help you imagine the work process.

  6. Meditate quietly, or repeat the following:

    With this ritual, I release everything that prevents me from being true to myself. I let go of everything that is no longer aligned with who I really am.

    I ask the Divine to remove all heaviness, anxiety, stagnant energy, and lower frequencies from my being.

    I step into my power, and allow my body to be filled with light energy. I radiate love, I radiate harmonious energy, I radiate peace.