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

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

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

As I am sure you know by now, Full Moons in general are a potent time for releasing your emotional baggage, shedding your old skin, releasing outdated modes of behavior, and literally removing clutter from your home.

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

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

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

Snapshot of Full Moon in Cancer

Element: Water

Season: Winter

Animal: Crab

Inner Focus: Feeling at home within 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 all you wish to release in your Full Moon Journal.


I surrender all doubts and fears.

I release pain and suffering.

I let go of what no longer serves me.

I release whatever is no longer in alignment with my highest purpose.

I allow life to flow through me 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 might be feeling some difficult power dynamics or amplification of pressure in your personal life.

It’s a good time to check in with where you feel victimized in any situation in your life, and to make sure that 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 hold of the reins in your life and ensure you are headed towards the life of your dreams.

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

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

It offers a high-frequency vibration to us all, 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 enhance your life, the following ritual can help you to actively let go of what no longer serves you.

Connect with your Higher Self Ritual

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’s a beautiful time to meditate and open your heart to any unique messages that may be coming through to you psychically, or even during your dreams as 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 close by or in your hand.
  2. Take a piece of paper or open a page in your journal.
  3. Write down five to ten things that you wish 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 powerlessness.

    Any stagnant memories, distractions, toxic relationships, or ways in which you sabotage yourself.

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

    Think about capturing the positive emotions you feel now that you are liberated from those things on your list. Try to imagine how expansive it feels now to be 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 have gone from your life.

    Ceremonial burning by the light of the Full Moon is powerful, and can help you to imagine the process working.

  6. Meditate quietly, or repeat the following:

    With this ritual, I release all that prevents me from being true to my soul. I let go of everything that is no longer in alignment with who I truly am.

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

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