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Today's Full Moon is known in North America as the Wolf Moon, which refers to Native Americans hearing wolves howling hungrily outside their villages at this time of year. It is also known as the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule. Astro Dispatch recently commented on what this Moon signifies astrologically; apparently, it urges introspection, contemplation, a need for reappraisal and better judgment about the balance between our inner and outer worlds, aims and desires:
On Monday 9th January 2012, the full moon in Cancer at 18 degrees 27 minutes is a Wolf Moon. ... Full Moons signal completion, endings or culmination points. It is a time when the moon is brilliantly reflecting the sun’s light. We are urged to gain a healthy balance between the inner (Cancer) and outer (Capricorn) world, our home (Cancer) life versus our career (Capricorn).
Full Moons also tend to reveal the shadow sides of the signs involved, in this case, Cancer and Capricorn. The intensity of the lunar radiance may expose the emotional drought in us, where our inner needs are sacrificed or simply not met (Cancer). It can also indicate the shirking of responsibilities or being power hungry (Capricorn).