Full Moon in Cancer
Not surprisingly, December’s sensitive, family-focussed Full
Moon in Cancer is one that occurs annually . It’s a cosmic signal to slow down
and spend time with who and what constitutes family for us - be that a beloved
pet, a dear friend, partner or even ourselves. It’s an emotional time, and for
some, can be challenging. This is a Full Moon that beckons us to nurture the
child within, to attend to our deepest needs, just as any loving parent would
do. For those who may have a wounded Inner Child, this calling is even more
imperative to pay attention to. What constitutes nurturing for you? Is it
taking the day to wind down from an intensive family gathering? Is it spending
time with the family of our choosing - our friends, for example? Do we need to
spend time in nature, in quiet contemplation? What does your heart call for at
this Full Moon? More importantly, can you take the time to step up to that
Because Full Moons indicate the closing of a chapter, we may
wish to take a walk down memory lane and reflect on the last six months of the
year. The New Moon in Cancer in July was the starting point for this particular
journey. It’s time to close a door and look forward - not always easy for the
sentimental crab. Yet, we don’t have to necessarily forget all that we’ve been
through, nor the people who were integral to our experience. We can still carry
a torch for who and what shaped and assisted us over these last several months.
At the same time, unhealthy clinging may only hold us back, as we may discover
over this Full Moon.
La Luna is particularly dignified in Cancer, her home sign.
Strong, in tune with her feelings, she's sympathetic and intuitive. She knows,
deep down, what to do. She always has. With the Sun in practical Capricorn, we
learn to balance this intuition with grounded action, with pragmatic realism.
We align our goals with our inner knowing, learning to let go of the goals
not aligned to our soul’s journey. Tears
may come, but in these tears lie deep healing. Both the Sun and Moon are angled
to buoyant, optimistic Jupiter, reminding us that there’s always joy to be
found. That growth is the promised result of release. Jupiter, the cosmic Guru,
reminds us that things are always working for us, not against us. The strong
alignment to Saturn from this Full Moon brings long-lasting rewards for work
well done, for responsibilities attended to. The foundations we’ve laid over
the last months are coming to fruition, and we’re liking what we see. The
blood, sweat and tears have been worth it. With both Jupiter and Saturn on our
side, the future looks promising.