Luna is Full this Thursday Morning – the 12th Jan 2017 – at 11:33 GMT, at 22º of Cancer.
This is a cyclic culmination of epic proportions.
Cancer is the sign that Luna rules, the cosmic space where she sits at home, expressing her most essential and intrinsic qualities freely and gushingly (as we are likely to mirror).
This Moon is sentimental, nostalgic, perhaps regretful or even prone to self-pity. And also fiercely maternal, protective, eager and programmed to nurture and nourish those closest to the nest.
This alone is enough to contend with: to steer and maintain our ship through such a raw and open sea as this, without slowly slipping under, or succumbing to a tidal wave of emotion and capsizing completely!
BUT, this Full Moon is only one corner of a Cardinal Grand Cross – planets currently sit at around 22º of each of the cardinal signs, so this Moon’s intensity is reflecting and rubbing and bouncing off a grandiose network of other aspects.
She opposes the Sun AND Pluto in Capricorn.
We know what this feels like, we have been here since last year, and living out its practical need to make long term, overarching plans and changes (Just HOW intent were your New Year Intentions?!) Capricorn doesn’t much like to sit and feel what the air’s infusing. Capricorn needs to make and do and act and change.
Uranus currently sits in Aries, where it has been for some time too.
And we know what this looks and feels like too, with its non conforming, outspoken urge for change and collective betterment, regardless of the status quo (and what the majority seems to want to make happen.) This transit is ongoing.
Jupiter is in Libra, and again, we felt this giant’s shift back in September, having no choice but to follow. This planet currently sits in the sign of partnerships and otherness, but when aspected, he magnifies and amplifies whatever takes his gaze (which here is ALL of the above).
Thursdays Full Moon in Cancer is the missing piece of the Cardinal jigsaw – she locks in each of these aspects, pulling in each element, each direction, each sense, season, mineral and tone until our whole being is involved.
So don’t try to ignore this Moon: she will seep into your bones, your blood, your breath and your passion, whether you like it, and mean it, or not.
The cardinal modality creates a real urge to act, to leap, and make strong, decisive use of the brave pioneering spirit that comes with such strong astrological patterning. BUT with brave, pioneering spirit may also come naïve, sabotaging foolishness so do not let this emotional Full Moon tip you over the edge, acting on feelings which may feel very different tomorrow. Feelings are a GOOD thing to act on … the truest guidance in fact, but perhaps not when torn apart by such intense and wild astrology.
Wait until tomorrow.
Then wait a few more days.
And then see what new feelings you feel.
For now, sit with your inner world. Sit with these elements: earth, air, fire, water, and feel how each are moving through your world right now.
- Where are you anchored, loyal, steady, graceful?
- Where are you brave, optimistic, creative, spontaneous?
- Where are you imagining, analysing, detaching, purifying?
- Where are you trusting, praying, reflecting, respecting?
Be probing, be intimate and let this Full Moon illuminate your essential being during this powerful time. Be there as a witness to YOU, instead of pooling your energies into reacting AGAINST what you feel isn’t just and right and okay.
But more than this … try to nurture, and cherish this inner world.
This Moon is ALL ABOUT feelings, so it vital to know that feelings are an expression of this deep and often untapped version of self. So treat and embrace and caress and sit with this very deep and sensitive SELF at this time, as the archetypal Cancer mother would, without judgement or conditions or any need to act.
So despite (and because of) the the storms above at this Full Moon time, take the lessons of this sign, and move, withdraw, retreat into the shell of the crab to be soothed and softened within.
And stay just there for a couple more days.
(Gentle) Full Moon blessings to you,