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!
Read. Relate. Repeat.
My hope is through my words, through my own experiences, you will relate to some piece of my story. Some desire that I've shared or insecurity I've admitted to will also belong to you. My words are my truth, but they may also be yours.