But there’s a lot more to it than that. Here’s everything your zodiac sign can expect from the Full Wolf Moon in Cancer and how it’s going to impact your future.
What is the Full Wolf Moon in Cancer, exactly?
Stepping back for just a sec here: In astronomy, the moon has unique phases, each with a different name. During a full moon, the moon looks like a round, bright, er, full circle of light in the sky. Full moons were given different names by the Native Americans of North America, and plenty of those names still exist today.
This particular full moon is called a Full Wolf Moon because wolves were more often heard howling during this time, according to the Farmer’s Almanac. Native American cultures usually hold a lot of respect for wolves, so this was considered a good thing, the Almanac points out.
How will the Full Wolf Moon in Cancer impact your zodiac sign?
Let’s just get this out of the way RN: This full moon is "a doozy," Page says. It’s super intense because it’s connected to a big astrological event called the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, which happens every 40 or so years. ICYDK, a conjunction in astrology is when two planets are at about the same degree of the same sign, Page explains. When that happens, their energies are combined and usually stronger than usual. So…yeah, you’re going to feel it big time.
For starters, you’ll have some questions about your sense of security, like whether you feel safe and secure in all aspects of your life, Page says. This doesn’t mean you’ll suddenly start obsessing over those pop-up ads for home-security systems (although if your mouse just so happens to click one, well...you do you). It’s more that you’ll start to have Qs about your job security and how stable your relationship is, along with more standard security stuff, like how safe you feel walking home at night. And what can be more fun that freaking out over all that at once, amirite?
At the same time, you’ll have some serious #thoughts about your career and whether you feel like it’s a good fit for you. Are you really okay doing your normal nine-to-five for the foreseeable future, or is it time to shake things up?
The Full Wolf Moon will impact every zodiac sign, but Page says Capricorn and Cancer will feel it the most.
How will the Full Wolf Moon in Cancer impact your future?
First, breathe. Then breathe again. Good? Okay, cool.
While it’s natural and important to think about your security in life, freaking out over it never helped anyone. So take this time to mull over some areas you feel could use some improvement. Maybe you don’t feel super safe walking back to your place alone at night, so you start taking a martial-arts class to feel more confident in your ability to defend yourself (if things ever came to that, which, fingers crossed, they won't). And tbh, that can't hurt.
On the job front, you could have a solid think on why you don’t feel super secure at work. If there are some areas you know you’re lagging in, taking a course to beef up your skills can help. And if your work situation is volatile, maybe you’ll finally get the push you need to look for a new gig.
As for your love life, speaking up if you don’t know where things stand can go a long way toward giving you peace of mind (juuuuust saying...).
When is the next full moon?
The next full moon is on February 9th in the sign of Leo.
This full moon will make you want to step into the spotlight, but you’ll also be a little wary of criticism (lights, camera, praise!). So until then, do what you need to do to feel more comfortable in your day-to-day. And then, just breathe.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US