Thursday, January 12, 2017

Full Moon in Cancer (Jan 12)

Cancer Full Moon

Jan 12

Much comes out, at this Full Moon. A nice release moment before we begin a new annual voyage. Cancer Full Moons are always deeply felt. In very private ways. Some bring a deep and abiding feeling of comfort, protection and security, in the safety of the tribe, the team, the family, in the warm familiar walls of Home. Others bring a sense of being torn from the nest, taking us back to a time when we could not fly, or simply entertained the notion we may never fully learn how to, on our own.

2017's Cancer Full Moon is part of a Cardinal Square. A fixed grid that demands that New Action Be Taken Immediately. Nothing can remain stagnant now. Change leaves an impression on us, once again. In Cancer, it's sensitive and close to home. Something has to change, or something already is. the emotions we unearth around this time, always, always find roots in our Mother and Father experience, in What Went On Back Then. The past comes into view again, through an even more emotional lens to get our attention and to reconnect us to our core - so that we can better feed our souls and give ourselves the roots and grounding we need  during our physical time on Earth.

Some may be entertaining ideas of moving. Some may find themselves homeless. 

Since the FM is a purge time, when tears are shed, [more alcoholic drinks are imbibed and time and time again those in emergency rooms and police departments see a definite influx of people around this time], raw emotions are going to come up - relating to how insecure or comfortable you feel, relating to the nurturing or lack thereof within your family tree, where you live and whether it again feeds your needs or leaves you feeling un-grounded, relating to what happened in your past and whether it gives you a firm foundation to build upon or reminds you to uproot and build elsewhere.

This emotional illumination or emotional revelation will serve you. It may hurt, plunging you back into uncertainty, but it will help in the uprooting of old emotional scripts echoing through your life's journey so that you are free to Find Out What Your Needs Are and go about Fulfilling Them For Yourself in even better ways than you have so far. 

Sometimes it's just the FEELING that wants to be found and felt and freed.
So events arise to help us find them.

Pluto opposing this Full Moon is like the ache you feel between what you know you need and what must be given up to be fulfilled. You can't have it both ways, not at this Full Moon. Something has to give. And it will always come back and come down to how you feel and what you feel you must have, in life, with no room for compromise. Pluto opposing can help sever us from toxic connections to people or plans if we are willing to put how we feel, at the top of our list of priorities.

Jupiter squaring from Libra could be the challenge we each now find ourselves facing in how to handle our emotional natures without the need for absolute compromise. Sometimes, people lose, feelings get hurt. Sometimes there is no middle ground, there is no grey, there is only This or That. Much as we may now try to keep the peace by following rules of etiquette, the Full Moon in Cancer WILL have her way with us in revealing (bringing to our awareness through actual events of inner feelings) what we feel. It's up to us whether to act on it, repress it, deny it, fight it.

What will you do with the feelings that arise around this time?

Uranus squaring from Aries could be the angry inner animal we all possess, the primal side of our warrior spirits that wants to do as it pleases, with no thought but to being the most authentic free "Me" we can be. Explosive anger then, could be the hallway of this tie to the Cancer Full Moon, since Aries-Cancer is protective at best, and fiercely defensive at worst. Be careful you don't overstep the line and cross into someone else's personal space or territory at this time. And be wary of triggers and sudden irrational reactions. Cancer Full Moons can pull in the passive-aggressive, emotional manipulator side of this sign.

That's another key theme. Emotional Abuse. The manipulating of someone else to feel a certain way. Like advertising experts. Like the mother who threatens to cancel Christmas to get her way. The father who ignores his kids as punishment. Or the partner who scoffs at your sadness. However subtle, we are AWARE of it now, and we know when someone is setting out to deliberately hurt us. 
A long time standing emotional pattern could be about to end in your life, if you're willing to withdraw your involvement from it. Cancer Full Moons help in the dissolution of toxic loyalty or trauma bonding, any bad habits you want to give up and anything or anyone you no longer want to be attached to.

This Full Moon - remember that feelings pass. No need to get that worked up about anything, you feel. A Catch 22? Honoring our feelings is essential now, but not living through them abandoning reason and sound judgement. Something from the past needs resolution and completion but part of us may want to hold on, To the old ways of doing and the old ways of being, but this only delays growth, snags up the traffic and blocks your flow. The past can often be resolved by facing the present with more awareness and...presence.  From nearly 24 years now in the field (time has flown, and what they say is true - I have enjoyed it!) I have seen countless times that our past (past lives, childhood, history) repeats throughout our lives as an echo, perhaps purified each time by our presence and actions, but always there, just behind the events and pictures, people and places of our Present Moment Lives. Major growth doesn't always come in huge leaps and bounds but in the gradual repetition of new patterns of behavior, through the many days of our lives. 

And sometimes, only the names have been changed....

Realize that despite your best efforts at catering to everyone to find a Win-Win, that you can't please everyone, and you're allowed to feel how you feel. You're free to react how you please, and act how you please but that it's a Higher Path and a Harder Path to rein in the raw, savage and to express our feelings without apology or guilt, shame or regret. The Lower Path is always available to us - regression back to childish behavior to bend those close to us to our whims and ways. As always, it's our Free Will Choice.

Accept what comes up around this time. Feel how it makes you feel. Decide what you'll do with the new insight. Stay? Go? Surge ahead? Pull back? Then turn your attention to finding a safe and grounded space of your own again, where you are safe to tend to your private needs, be yourself and safe to feel how you feel..until that feeling passes too.

Enjoy cocooning,


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