Friday’s Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Cancer is inviting in all the feels. As a Cancer myself, I can say this sign is known for it’s watery emotions. Cancer’s are often emphatic and care very deeply for those around them. This Full Moon is giving us all permission to sink into the watery depths of this sign. For many of us, we’ve been enjoying the new lighter energy of The Emperor Year, happy to have a respite from the emotionally grinding Year of the Hanged Man we just left behind. This Full Moon will be the deepest many of us have gone since the ball dropped New Year’s Eve.
Here’s what to expect: BIG feelings, as we say in our household. Be prepared to cry at commercials, rage in traffic, and do some profound soul searching. This Cancer moon wants us to go deep with the intention of finding some missing piece. Often we are afraid to “go there”, to those dark shadowy parts of ourselves, because we are afraid of what we might find. But it’s time. All the work we did in 2019 has prepared us to get more real and honest with ourselves. And the invitation of the Emperor cannot be accepted without profound honesty with oneself.
So pull out old pictures, revisit past pains, address any limiting beliefs that you might still be carrying around. It might not be easy, but you will not regret it. This is about growth and realigned, about being best prepared to step into your power in the months ahead.
Cancer’s hold a particular importance to their home life so you might feel especially tugged in this direction. If there is something about your physical home or the inhabitants that needs addressing, now might be the time to face it head on.
How can I best receive the medicine of this moon?
Be gentle to yourself. Be kind. Find the time and space to process what you need to processes without any self-judgement about what is being kicked up.
Surround yourself with your A-team. The people that love you for you, that make you feel seen and heard and validated.
Don’t be afraid of the emotions. Think of them as a catalyst into the next version of yourself. Some fires are meant to be walked through.
Notice how you are caring for your physical body. Are you getting enough sleep? Moving your body in ways that feel good? Eating food that truly nourishes you?
Take some time to journal and/or meditate. Create sacred time to reflect on how you are feeling and what might be coming up.
Get a card reading to further discover any shadows that might need attention.
Howl at the Moon! It might sound silly, but a wonderful way to release pent up energy is to indulge in your wild side!
The last Full Moon of this decade is here and it’s not coming quietly. The past few weeks have felt challenging for many of us as we navigate through the end of 2019. The harsh vibes are unapologetically preparing us to step into our greater selves in 2020. Remember those uncomfortable growing pains as a kid? That is exactly what’s going on. The year of the Emperor, which we move into in just a few weeks, asks us to show up in our power. To be the fullest, shiniest, most authentic version of ourselves and quite honestly showing up isn’t always easy. In order to do this, we must confront all the reasons why we have chosen not to shine. The reasons we feel small, unimportant, stupid, or overall not worthy of being seen. So if you feel like ALL the baggage of the past decade is resurfacing, you are not alone and it is not for nothing.
We are all standing on this collective edge of greatness and being asked, what do I want to leave behind in this decade? This Full Moon is giving us that deep, introspective push to really answer this question for ourselves. In addition to deep inner work, the Gemini aspect of this moon is also going to have us questioning our external influences, think the people, places, and experiences that shape us. Saddle up for some truth bombs, either coming from your mouth or those close to you. Rather than steer away from the challenging conversations that arise, Gemini asks us to dive in. Say what needs to be said, clear whatever street needs to be cleared, so that when you cross that threshold into 2020 you know where you stand.
I encourage you to find gentleness where you can today. Be kind to you body with gentle movements, good food and kind thoughts. As you approach whatever it is you are processing, ask your soul to take the lead over your brain. Know that all we are feeling right now is preparing us for greatness.
If you are in or near Lawrence, MA today, I will be at Rooted Salon and Apothecary doing card readings from 5-8pm to honor this potent Full Moon.
Sagittarius is about soul, not ego, with very grounded roots. These ideas, while they may seem absolutely outrageous to some, come from the depths of your knowing of what you want and can create. Basically if you tell your best friend/mom/coworker what you are looking to create in 2020 they may look at you like you have a unicorn horn growing out of your forehead, they might even tell you that you’re crazy. However, Sagittarius is about the deepest of knowing and being willing to go against the grain when you get a Soul’s yes.
What is a Soul’s yes?
These are the ideas that excite and terrify you in equal parts. It is the quiet voice that comes to you when you aren’t distracted by the business of life and whispers in your ear to write that book, paint that mural, take that course, etc etc etc. A Soul’s yes brings a smile to our lips and inevitably kicks off the nervous part of your brain. See our brain is designed to keep us safe and the best way it knows how is to keep things exactly the same as they have always been. EVEN, when that keeps leading us into destructive relationships and self-doubt. Our Soul’s intent is to encourage us to soar and reach the greatest triumphs.
How do you connect with your Soul’s yes, this New Moon?
Due to the nature of this New Moon, we don’t want to waste these delicious vibes on mundane intentions. We want big, bold, beautiful, juicy intentions that has our soul screaming HELL YES!
If you would like more guidance on how to connect with you soul’s yes, I invite you to book a one on one coaching or reading session with me. During this time, we will explore your unique needs and desires, clear any energetic obstacles to allow you to step more fully into your power. Readings and Coaching sessions are currently $49.
If you are local, please join me for the next Monthly Moon Circle at Shilo Farm this coming Sunday December 1st from 6:30-8:30pm. It is a sacred space for women to connect and honor the changing cycles of the moon and the cycles within them. We will be talking about our big dreams for the next year and even how to best navigate the busy holiday season with ease, grace, and amusement!
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