The Cancer Full Moon is exact on Thursday January 12th
With all that’s going on in the world, it can be easy to get discouraged, feel despair or even want to give up. But we have an amazing opportunity on this full moon and beyond, especially this month when all the planets are in direct motion, to use our ability of intention and creativity to create a reality that meets with our wants and needs. But it also needs to be grounded in reality and aligned with our soul’s purpose and deepest longing rather than solely on our ego’s desire. How do we know the difference? Here are some encouraging and insightful words from Pat Liles at the Power Path.
From Pat Liles at the Power Path
We recognize that home is important, security is important, creativity is important and community is important. We are yearning for something outrageous and wonderful and magical and eccentric to happen in our lives, something to lift us up and inspire us to be better, to take the next step and to leave anything of a lower frequency behind. Spend a little time contemplating magic and your ability to create miracles.
Security and how we meet our needs for a safe environment where we can relax into our feeling mode and expose our vulnerabilities will also be prominent at this moon. ‘I feel, therefore I am’ is Cancer’s motto. Cancer also rules memory, the past, the ancestors. Watch what surfaces from the past at this time. Cancer rules the home-the place of domestic nourishment and safety, also the family, tribe and clan that support stability and the nourishment of the young to further the clan. Opposite Moon full in Cancer (Mother) lies Sun in Capricorn (Father) and the energy of the structures (in principle) that support the community insuring the safety of the home like business, government, civil service, infrastructure.
There’s more to consider for this Moon. There’s a major challenge (fly in the ointment) for the Full Moon axis at 22º Cancer/Capricorn. Jupiter (22º) opposite the volatile trio of Uranus, Eris and Ceres (20-24º) is very closely squaring the Sun and Moon. This creates a Grand Square–an emotional crisis and opportunity. Think of a perfect square with a major planet at each corner. Sacred geometry that challenges us to integrate the juice of each of the four elements-earth, water, air, fire (physicality, emotionality, mentality, spirituality) all in cardinal signs those that initiate action, seek activity, align to beginnings with enthusiasm and curiosity. Something is trying to get our attention here; a trip wire has been laid. Can we turn it into an unexpected opportunity? Accept that you have to get active to bring these powerful times to fruition in your life.
Help comes from a trine from Saturn and Juno at 22º Sagittarius. They provide the Uranus corner of the Grand Square (and the Jupiter corner too) with an outlet for all this stressful energy. Discipline, doing the right thing, telling the hard truth especially in your relationships, being loyal to your beliefs, championing the vulnerable, empowering your feminine values, relying on the wisdom of wise elders will all be positive actions in the face of stress and tension represented by this Grand Square.
You’re not unfamiliar with this tense energy as just last week January 6-11 the Sun in Capricorn has triggered the T-square of Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter. The Full Moon just contributes the full-on emotional element to the mix. Use your skillful means to guide these powerful energies to starting something you’ve never done before. Surprise and delight yourself with your boldness. Capricorn and its ruler Saturn are powerful manifestation juju! Did I mention the Sun sits with Pluto – main man for creating through intention, desire and strength.
When you combine Venus, the Goddess of Love and Beauty (as well as abundance) with Neptune in its own sign Pisces (where it has not been since the Civil War), you have at your beck and call a portal for the highest expression of compassionate love and union with the divine. Access is granted to bring into your heart all that you find yourself in resistance to, all that seems unworthy of love, all that seeks to disempower and appeal only to fear and wash it with the clearing and cleansing energy of love and compassion.
More From Mary
We don’t always get what we want in this world, because it’s not part of what we are meant to experience or to heal. And yet we are frequently reminded of the power of intention. So can we will ourselves out of a difficult situation? Maybe not. Maybe we have to walk through it, learning as we go. A client of mine said to me this week “No one else seems to have to go through the difficulties I’m going through. It doesn’t seem fair.” My response to him was: “We have to play the cards we are dealt. We don’t know for sure what others are going through. For whatever reason, we are all born with experiences to have that will lead us to grow and to evolve. It’s part of our task of becoming whole, not a punishment from on high. Karma perhaps, or just the natural cycle of the creative force and what we have contracted to do in this lifetime. Or taken on with great compassion to heal something for humanity. Mobilize your energy this month even if you’re not sure why. Take a chance at creating something new! The Force is with You! ~ Blessings, Mary