Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!
The final Full Moon of this year falls in the sign of Cancer, the Great Cosmic Mother. At this time, it is very fitting that we are celebrating the birth of the Divine Child and the archetype of the ‘Holy Family”. Esoteric astrology teaches that it is in the sign of Cancer that we emerge from the safety and security of the cosmic womb and give birth to ourselves as the Divine Child. No matter what your religious affiliation this is the perfect time to thank Spirit for all your blessings and for the loved ones in your life. Even if you spend the holidays alone, do something for someone less fortunate and feel the “love” spread. Amidst the glitz and celebrations, this is also a time for dreaming, and for nurturing, it has been 19 years since a Full Moon lit up the Christmas Eve skies….Peace begins at Home….
Esoterically, the sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and it is our psychic connection to the akashic records and past life memories. Cancer is the feminine water sign, the “womb of life “, and rules over motherhood and family, the tribe, our home, hereditary karmic “roots” and inherited psychological patterns. The Moon is in its home sign in Cancer, the cardinal water sign which rules our emotions, our connection to our physical mother, as well as the archetypal feminine; our astral memories, and our relationship to our home, our ancestral lineage and the Earth Herself.
When we have a Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in opposite signs. The Cancer/Capricorn brings up male/female issues; it is the parental axis in astrology, which determines our closest relationships. Where are we being too co-dependent? Where are we being too controlling and rigid? Where do we need to establish proper boundaries? Do we deny that we have any emotional needs at all? Are we afraid of being vulnerable? Are we grounded in our physical body? Have we become emotionally obsessed with materialism? Issues around security, whether emotional or financial, tend to bring up intense feelings and fears. Some of these issues may be long-standing or karmic ones involving family and significant others; some may involve our personal security and physical well-being. But no matter what the occurrences, we are being asked to rise to the occasion and make decisions based on maturity, wisdom and experience, rather than habitual, unconscious responses.
It is important to be aware of “knee jerk” responses when our emotional buttons get pushed (especially during a Full Moon) and feelings are close to the surface. All of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Capricorn, and especially Cancerians) may feel exceptionally emotional during this Full Moon. Don’t “stuff down” your feelings with food and/or alcohol. It is important not to dwell on past losses, but to move forward. The sign of Cancer is the “gateway” into life experience on this planet. Where the sign Cancer falls in your birth chart (by House placement is where you are being asked to clear away old karmic conditioning and accept your “Divine (Inner) Child” aspect. No matter what our Sun Sign, this Full Moon is a good time to spend a few quiet moments reflecting on what is important in your life; what you are thankful for; and what you would like to change or create in the New Year. We all respond to holiday stress differently, but it’s important to remember that a kind word and a comforting hug cost nothing, but the rewards are priceless!
The U.S.A. is a Cancerian country (born on the 4th of July) and the planet Uranus is strong in the chart of the US. We can expect some big upsets/surprises in terms of the collective “mood” of the country moving into the first part of 2016. On December 25th, Uranus in Aries appears to move forward for the first time since July 26th.
Personally speaking, what was been going on in your life in late July? It will give you a clue as to where you are ready to make some big changes now. The message of this erratic and unpredictable planet is that new solutions, new thinking and new visions are necessary to resolve our personal and collective problems. Why reinvent the wheel, when we can fly?
Moon Trine Neptune:
The Moon in the sign of Cancer and Neptune in the sign of Pisces make a very favorable aspect with each other this Full Moon. These are the feminine water signs represented by the archetypes of Mother Mary, Isis and Quan Yin, to name a few. Our psychic pathways our open during this Full Moon, especially if you are a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces). In esoteric astrology, the planet Neptune is considered the “higher octave” of the Moon, which elevates and refines our subtle emotional body. We are very much in tune with the astral and angelic realms at this time. Your dreams may deliver significant messages, if you take the time to listen. Meditating, listening to inspirational music, a relaxing massage will all help to take the “edge” off holiday stress.
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