January 2023 brings a new energy of transformation and emotional release. This moon and crystal guide will support you in releasing the old and welcoming a new year of spiritual growth and change.

The full moon in Cancer on January 6th and new moon in Aquarius on January 21st will support a gentle detox of last year’s “stuff” so you can welcome in a powerful 2023. Let’s dive right in!

January Full Moon + Crystal Guidance

The January 6 full moon in Cancer is a watery, emotional moon ready to help you start off 2023 in a transformative light. If there is still any icky, clingy energy from 2022 that you’re ready to shed (or even energy from the past few years)…the full moon in Cancer this January will help you do just that.

Specifically, the Cancer full moon is a nurturing, sensitive energy that asks us to gently mother ourselves during this time of change. In many areas of the world, January is a cold and gray time, so tuning into our emotions right now can be especially meaningful. Allowing yourself some hibernation time to feel your feelings might be just the ticket this January full moon.

If you’re feeling especially moody, take heart. This is merely a chance to note where you might be repressing or altering your emotions to fit in or get along. Hold your loved ones close, be understanding and accepting of yourself and others, and reflect on any patterns you’re seeing emerge.

January Crystal Guidance


Moonstone is the perfect crystal to help ease any tense emotions during the full moon in Cancer this January. A gently balancing stone, moonstone resonates with the light of the moon, as does Cancer, where the moon finds her domicile. Moonstone’s pearlescent sheen is a comforting, gentle crystal that can support you in breathing through any tough feelings that emerge.

You may wish to wear or carry a moonstone during the full moon or sleep with one under your pillow at night. Moonstone comes in a variety of colors, so choose the one you’re most drawn to and let it softly soothe your deepest needs at this time.

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Cancer Full Moon Affirmations

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January New Moon + Crystal Guidance

If the Cancer full moon did not bring about the changes your soul was calling for a couple weeks ago, the new moon in Aquarius on the 21st will insist! Or, it might simply bring about a few more changes you missed the first time around. Aquarius is a sign of innovation, curiosity, and even revolution. This new moon is the perfect time to set some intentions for any changes you wish to see in the world–by starting with yourself.

Aquarius is known for its humanitarian, entrepreneurial, and creative bent, so if you have been hoping to start a movement, this new moon might be just the time to set the stage. However, you’ll want to mostly plant the seeds, then watch them grow over the course of the next few weeks and months. Aquarius can be a bit of a wild ride, so be intentional about the plans you make now. You might find they just take off without you!
Whatever the universe is calling you to do might be extra apparent right now. Don’t be afraid to take some time out to reflect on your soul’s calling and higher purpose. Aquarius has your back.

New Moon Crystal Guidance


Celestite is a powerfully spiritual crystal that connects us with the angelic realms. A lovely sky blue, celestite is calming, intuitive, and elevating. Grab onto a celestite during the new moon in Aquarius to help you tune in more easily to the universal messages coming through for you…as well as to keep you grounded as you do so.

Sleeping with a celestite under your pillow may lead to more inspiring dreams. Keeping one near you (perhaps in a purse or pocket) or wearing it as jewelry can help you tune into your Higher Self or any Guides you wish to connect with.

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Aquarius New Moon Affirmations

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Keep In Mind

I hope you have an inspiring January 2023 as you work with the energies of the moon and crystals this month! The mission of Jenny Shanks, LLC is to inspire and support the human spirit through connection and education. We will share light, love, and hope to all we encounter in the human world and in the spirit world.

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Please note; Crystals are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We recommend you consult your physician before making any changes to your current lifestyle.