Full Moon 1/1/2018, Love and Forgiveness

astrology eraoflightThe full moon on Monday January 1, 2018 is at 11 degrees Cancer. The astrological influence of full moon January 2018 comes mainly from an opposition to Venus. This will highlight the differences in love and affection felt between partners.

This full moon should shed more light on recent high-profile cases of sexual misconduct in the media. What one person thinks is flirting is often felt as sexual harassment by another person, especially when there is a power imbalance.

A Kite aspect pattern involving the full moon will help you learn the skills needed to rise above limitation. Whether it be a lovers tiff or all out war, full moon January 2018 offers great potential for love, compassion, peace and forgiveness.


A full moon occurs when the Sun is opposite the Moon. This highlights opposing forces or polarities in your life such as your work versus home, or what you need versus what you want. Inner tension and external pressures can lead to personal conflict and crises that drain your energy. Your home, family and intimate relationships comes into sharper focus following a full moon.

The lunar qualities of emotions and instincts reach their peak at a full moon. Use you increased emotional strength and intuition to overcome any relationship challenges. Subconscious awareness allows for an impartial and balanced look at your personal relationships. You will clearly see any relationship dynamics or negative feelings causing disharmony.

A full moon has a relationship to the previous new moon. Your December 18 new moon goals can now be fine-tuned or completed, it is harvest time. You can make emotional adjustments in response to those new goals. The full moon effect lasts for two weeks up to the January 16 new moon.


At 11°37′ Cancer Sign, full moon January 2018 make one single challenging aspect to Venus. This forms the spine of a kite formation shown in the chart below. The full moon opposite Venus represents a problem that needs solving. The harmonious blue aspects show the spiritual, mental and physical skills that will allow you to rise above your limitations and fly high.

The planetary aspects listed below show the major challenges posed by the full moon and the solutions. After that I will look to the fixed stars and asteroids for more details on how to make the most of this promising  moon phase.


Full Moon opposite Venus increases your need for love and affection regardless of the consequences. Close emotional contact could be so important that you would lower your standards to not feel alone. Different expectations or needs between two people may cause problems. This will expose any simmering relationships tensions which can then be worked through.

This same dynamic will apply to personal disagreements and major conflicts. The full moon will shine a light on the differences between rivals. The red backbone of the kite pattern shown below represents the stumbling blocks to peace. The many harmonious blue aspects show peaceful solutions to wars, just as much as they show true love between partners.

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Full Moon trine Mars gives the courage and initiative to make the first move and take the lead. You will intuitively know what you want and how to get it, especially in relationships. This is the right time to ask someone out on a date and to act on your instincts. Increased charisma and sex appeal will make you more popular in social situations.

Full Moon trine Neptune adds compassion, empathy and forgiveness. You can find love by getting in tune with your emotions and imagination. You may dream up your ideal partner but are just as likely to meet someone special now. New relationships should have a spiritual and soul mate feel to them.

Venus sextile Mars is the perfect blend of sexuality and affection makes you look and feel sexy. You can be confident and assertive without appearing threatening. This aspect is good for dating because of your suave and playful nature. Your are likely to attract someone as sensual and sexy as you feel, based on intense mutual attraction and chemistry.

Venus sextile Neptune arouses your sensual and caring side which is ideal for a passionate romance. You can enjoy increased sensitivity in sexual relations with your partner, and may discover imaginative ways to increase your erotic pleasure. This also helps dating as your increased magnetic allure could attract a genuine soul mate or spiritual partner.

Mars trine Neptune stimulates your sensuality and creativity. You will enjoy a strong magnetic attractiveness and sultry charm which is again ideal for passionate romances and dating. Sexual encounters would be strongly compassionate, tender and spiritual. You will have spiritual protection if fighting on behalf of innocent victims.

Mars conjunct Jupiter is ideal for starting anything that requires energy, initiative and courage. Trust your instinct for how and when to start something. You will have the self-confidence to succeed. This cosmic Viagra is excellent for new relationships because of increased charisma and sex appeal.

Jupiter sextile Pluto brings success through positive change. You do not have to force change or have to react to unexpected change. This is a natural development in your life associated with increased power and influence, spiritual and personal growth, wealth creation and professional advancement. Powerful forces are working behind the scenes to lift you higher.

Full Moon Asteroids & Stars

Asteroid 117 Lomia (11°18′ Cancer) is a misspelling of Lamia, the beautiful queen of Libya and mistress of Zeus. His jealous wife Hera killed all her children and transformed her into a monster that hunted and devoured the children of others. Asteroid Lomia warns of the dangers of seduction, secret affairs, jealousy and revenge.

Asteroid 430 Hybris (12°11′ Cancer) comes from the ancient Greek hubris, the shaming and humiliation of a victim for the pleasure of the abuser. The term had a strong sexual connotation, and the shame reflected upon the perpetrator as well. Today hubris means overconfident pride, arrogance and lack of humility or ignorance followed by suffering or punishment.

Fixed star Alhena (09°21′ Cancer) in Gemini Constellation gives a spiritual orientation, eminence in art and accidents to the feet. While the asteroids add to the full moon problems, this star helps find solutions. Alhena gives the ability to negotiate a peaceful solution to disputes among people. It helps you get to the roots of the problem and work forward from there.

Full Moon January 2018 Summary

The polarities of this full moon arise from Venus so involve differing expectations between partners. One person may feel love but the other person may not. Unrequited or misplaced love will be more likely the issue and not serious sexual abuse.

However, Mars and Neptune introduce sexuality and fantasy into this tense relationship dynamic. Jupiter and Pluto expand and intensify the differences in love and affection felt by each person. One person’s innocent flirting is another person’s sexual harassment, especially when the perpetrator abuses their position of power.

This full moon should shed more light on recent high-profile cases of sexual misconduct in the media. Asteroids Lomia and Hybris either side of the full moon suggest a Harvey Weinstein level of seduction and sexual abuse followed by eventual public naming and shaming.

In other cases of relationship tension revealed by full moon January 2018, there is abundant of potential for resolution. Compassionate understanding and make-up sex will help solve nearly any relationship problem.

In the case of large-scale disputes and war, this full moon also gives hope for peaceful settlements. The Kite pattern gives the potential to rise above limitations and the Gemini Constellation star gives the skill to negotiate peaceful solutions.

Find Asteroids Lomia and Hybris in your Chart

1. Create your chart HERE.
2. Choose “Extended Chart Selection”.
3. In “additional asteroids or hypothetical planets”, add 117 and 430.

If full moon January 2018 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 18 December 2017
Next Moon Phase: New Moon 16 January 2018

Full Moon January 2018 Times and Dates

Los Angeles – January 1 – 6:24 pm
New York – January 1 – 9:24 pm
London – January 2 – 2:24 am
Delhi – January 2 – 7:54 pm
Sydney – January 2 – 1:24 pm