HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!
We are ready to close the chapter on 2020, which has been an unprecedented year of upheaval, change, and loss; as well as a year of incredible transformation, growth, and spiritual awareness. As we look back to January 2020 and the beginning of the Saturn/ Pluto/Jupiter cycle in Capricorn (the Covid Conjunction), we see how far we have come and how much we have survived as individuals, as a nation, and as the human race. The learning curve is not entirely over yet, but there is definitely light at the end of the tunnel for those who have the eyes to see it. This month we have passed through the momentous cosmic stargate of the 12/14 Solar Eclipse conjunct the Galactic Center (see New Moon in Sagittarius); as well as the much-touted Jupiter/Saturn alignment in Aquarius, which some say is the harbinger of the New Age. This final Full Moon of 2020 in the sign of Cancer, synchronistically closes the cycle which began January 20, 2020, with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse also in the sign of Cancer. What are the karmic lessons that we have lived through and survived this year? Look to where the signs of Cancer and Capricorn fall in your birth chart to find the themes. It is no accident that the sun sign of the United States is Cancer. What have we learned; what have we healed; what have we birthed? This is the end of a cycle and a new beginning.
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FULL MOON IN CANCER DECEMBER 29, 2020
This month’s Full Moon falls in the cardinal water sign of Cancer. The Moon is in its home sign in Cancer and rules emotions and memories, the connection to our biological mother, the subconscious, and the astral body. 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. Cancer is also the sign that rules home, family, and emotional security. This watery Full Moon gives us the opportunity to further work on balancing our inner male/female aspects, as well as healing family issues. Not allowing others to push our buttons is part of the package. Enjoy your family and loved ones, but also and take the time to nurture yourself. The New Year is the time to set positive intentions. How can we be more compassionate and caring as individuals, as family members, and as conscientious citizens? This Full Moon is the perfect time to set your intentions for the coming year and to “reset” your emotional compass to one of love and forgiveness. This is a very potent time to take a few quiet moments and reflect on what you are thankful for in your life right now, and what you would like to grow and nurture in the coming year.
The sign of Cancer is all about emotions. Full Moons are about harvesting what has been previously sown. How has your emotional garden grown? What needs to be weeded out? Do you deny that you have any emotional needs at all? Are you afraid of being vulnerable? Are you overly needy or co-dependent in relationships? Cancerians have an intense need for security; they tend to wear their emotions on their sleeves, and they may insulate themselves with material comforts (especially food) as a defense mechanism. On the positive side, their intuition, compassion, and empathy are boundless. Esoterically, the sign of Cancer is the gateway into life experience on this planet. It also governs our relationship to our home and family, our ancestral lineage, and Mother Earth herself. We all have heard that Cancerians (whether male or female) love to nurture, and are natural empaths, sensitive to the feelings of others. This is because Moon Children are ruled by the subtle currents of the subconscious and make excellent psychics, teachers, artists, and writers, as well as psychologists. They also love history and antiques, and decorating comes naturally to them.
With this Full Moon in Cancer, intuition and psychic abilities flow freely. Trust your insights, your dreams, and your visions. Memories, dreams, and reflections that come to you now are gifts from the world of spirit. Take the time to record them in your journal; draw them; paint them; sing them. Let go of old hurts; allow new thoughts, feelings, and space into your consciousness. This is the perfect time to use your tarot cards, crystals, and psychic tools to enhance your inner knowingness. Take a few moments to “moon bathe” under the light of the full moon. Allow the moon’s light to penetrate your third eye and open your perception. The energy of the Saturn/ Jupiter conjunction in Aquarius (the Christmas Star) is available for those who have the consciousness to perceive it. We cannot carry old karmic baggage into the new age. Ask the Divine Mother (whether you call her Mother Mary, Isis, Kwan Yin, Pacha Mama, or by any other name) for inner peace and healing. Love heals all.
The Cancer Full Moon is associated with Isis, the Great Mother Goddess of Egypt. Isis was the Goddess who taught her people the right use of magic, the healing arts, and the importance of “words of power”. Healing chants, drumming, and sacred dance were all part of the rituals that were used in the healing temples of Isis to ensure health to the mind, body, and spirit. Her most important aspect was as Mother to her Divine son, Horus. She embodies the nurturing and protective Mother archetype, as well as magician, healer, and oracle. Isis was associated with the star Sirius and the life-giving waters of the Nile; and as such, she was celebrated in every temple throughout ancient Egypt. We can call on the Goddess Isis for all Full Moon work, but especially during the Moon in the sign of Cancer, the cosmic womb.
FULL MOON MEDITATION WITH THE GODDESS ISIS:
Take a few moments to gaze at the light of the Full Moon. (If you cannot view the moon, imagine it in your mind’s eye.) Allow the light to penetrate your third eye. Then, light a white candle, get into a comfortable position, and allow all that is heavy or toxic (worries, anxiety, and troubling thoughts) to leave your body. If you have a favorite essential oil, anoint your third eye and heart chakras at this time. (You may prefer to do this meditation after a relaxing bath). If you work with a special crystal, the full moon is a good time to reactivate and recharge it.
Now, visualize a radiant blue lotus opening at your crown chakra and beaming a blue-white ray to the star, Sirius, the home of Isis. As you connect with this “star cord”, the Goddess Isis appears before you wearing a white linen gown and a blue cloak trimmed with gold. Her forehead is encircled with a band of gold, and a 5-pointed star of lapis lazuli sits over her third eye. Her gaze is deep but loving. She communicates with you telepathically. She asks that you meditate on all that you are thankful for in your life right now. It can be as brief or as detailed as you like. She then asks that you think about all that you wish to release or let go of in your life over the next 2 weeks. All that is causing you pain, grief, worry, or regret. (You can also write this down in your journal or diary). Then, she asks that you project yourself into the future and write down how you see yourself in the next 6 months. What would you like to manifest? You can meditate on this for a few minutes. Then, Isis leads you into her temple, a vast crystalline hall bathed in Light. The full moon is beaming down through the top of the temple which is open to the night sky. The light of the Star Sirius also shines into her temple entering your Crown chakra. Feel the diamond white light of Sirius and the soft white moonlight mix together like an elixir of light that bathes your crown chakra in its delicious essence. Allow this crystalline liquid to bathe your mid-brain and pass through your entire body. Immerse yourself in this diamond liquidity of light. Breathe it in. Allow a few minutes to float in this womb of Light. Know that you can birth your creations into form. You are a Divine Child of Light.
May You Walk in Truth and Beauty Always.
Blessings for the New Year,