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“Learn to say no.  When you are saying yes
to an unimportant thing, you are saying no
to an important one.”  ~ Robin S. Sharma

In this forecast, I am sharing my insights on the Full Moon in Cancer happening on January 6th at 6:08 pm ET.

The urge to hit the ground running at the start of the New Year is often strong for many of us, but this full moon is asking you to take is slower than you normally would. 

The Full Moon is in the sign of Cancer, which is focused on family and close relationships, however the Sun is in Capricorn which is focused on work and achieving career goals.  This creates a push/pull energy between your home life and work life.

Both Mars and Mercury are in retrograde to start the year, which begs us to go a little slower than normal and think about how we have always done things and whether or not that has worked for us.  Particularly when it comes to close relationships and work/life balance. 

And finally, 2023 is a 7 year in numerology which is focused on introspection and self-awareness, so it feels fitting that we start the year off with this retrograde energy that is asking us to be still and go within in order to get really clear what is most important to us.  There is no right or wrong answer to this, but it does take courage to be honest and listen to our inner calling and our inner knowing about what we want and need in the coming year.

The Opportunity:

If we allow ourselves to be curious and dead honest about what is really important to us these first couple of weeks of the year, we have the opportunity to set the stage for a truly inspiring and fulfilling year.  The key is to surrender to that stillness I have been talking about, even when your mind might be saying, “Woo Hoo!  It’s a new year, let’s hit the ground running!”  I promise you that allowing yourself to align with the energies of stillness, to be curious about what your true passions are WILL set the stage for an amazing year ahead.  When you are clear about where you are going, you can begin to take the steps to go there, but when you aren’t sure where you are headed, you will never get there.  Think your favorite GPS app, if you don’t enter your destination, it cannot provide you with the direction to get there.   

The Challenge:

Our opportunity is also our challenge.  Let’s face it, we live in a busy, chaotic world that promotes “crushing it” at all costs.  Learning to surrender to the stillness and go inward to find the answers is a big challenge for most of us.  So is being honest about what truly is important to us.  Our society often dictates what it is acceptable to want and to choose in life.  So, what happens when what feels most important to us is in direct conflict with what society has told us is acceptable for us to want or to have?  The key to overcoming the challenge is your willingness to trust your own inner knowing over what you are being told is acceptable.  It has been my experience that when I consciously choose to buck the system, throw caution to the wind and commit to claiming what I truly want, my life is richer, more joyful and expansive—but that takes courage and courage takes work.  Are you up for the challenge?

Journal Prompts:
  • Make a list of the five people you feel closest to at this moment.  Now, allow yourself to sit with the energy of each individual relationship and ask yourself the following questions—for best results, allow yourself to be unapologetically honest with your answers:
    • Why is this relationship important to me?
    • How am I showing up in this relationship?  Is this how I want to show up? If not, what am I willing to do about it to show up in a way that aligns with who I want to be in this relationship?
    • How is the other person showing up in this relationship?  Is this how I want or hope this person will show up for this relationship?  If not, am I willing to have honest, loving and kind conversations about what isn’t working for me?
  • Are there other relationships I would like to pursue and if so, how will I make space for them in my life?
  • What is the primary motivation behind the work I am currently doing in the world?  Is it money, security, fulfillment, service?  Again, be brutally honest.
  • Do I want more from my job/career than I am getting? 
  • If I could do anything and be successful doing it, what would that look like?
  • When it comes to my work, do I ever dive deeper into my work to avoid looking at my current relationships?  What would it look like if I took a step back and re-evaluated these relationships (See question #1).
  • When it comes to work, do I ever resent my relationships because I feel an obligation to them, which pulls me away from the work I feel I am meant to do and love doing? How can I make more space in my life for my passion projects?


Not sure what each of the Moon Phases are or how to work with them? I’ve created a FREE downloadable PDF for you – Visit me online to get your copy of “Working With the Phases of the Moon”.

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**All information, suggestions and advice shared in this video is intended as general guidance only. You are reminded at all times that you have the power of choice and are responsible for your own decisions. I am happy to offer any help and support I can, but this support is not intended as a substitute or replacement for any legal, medical, financial or other professional advice that you may need to guide you in specific areas of your life.Show less

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About the Author Kim Turcotte

Kim Turcotte, spiritual life coach and magick maker, loves sharing her more than twenty years of experience connecting and working with the rhythms of the Earth, the cycles of the Moon, and the magick of nature. Through sacred ritual, Kim creates a safe space for her clients to step through fears, trust their inner knowing, and let go of things that no longer fit, helping them forge a deeper connection with themselves and reclaim the sovereignty and self-love that is their birthright.

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