On 12th and 13th January depending on where in the world you are we will have a Full Moon in Cancer.
Emotions can run very deep at this time, and Cancer being the nurturer of the zodiac we are called upon to find wonderful opportunities to nurture not only others but ourselves. This also can be a very stressful time so make sure you have something that will nurture you and calm things down.
Full Moons signify completions and often a time of endings. This may be the opportune time to forgive yourself and others. Forgiveness is often misunderstood; it does not mean whatever someone has done is acceptable but just think for a moment they were doing their best in that moment as were you. It’s about being kind to them and yourself.
You may feel at this time incredibly sensitive to just about everything so this is a time to feel grateful and blessed. Look all around you, be calm, content and grateful. If you are feeling somewhat isolated or lost, try to connect with someone or an animal to cuddle – it will do wonders.
Cancer rules the stomach and food, so be mindful not to over indulge which is so easy to do. If you are the one doing the cooking put lots of love into the food from its preparation to serving, then eating. Food that is made with love is deeply nourishing to the mind, body and soul.
Cancer may trigger memories of the past; if the memory was painful we can have great difficulty in letting it go. Emotions are not so easy to dismiss and this can be a long process. If you have this experience and just feel you can’t let go one of the most liberating and powerful things you can do is explore if you are labelling someone. For example, you experienced someone being unkind to you and have labelled them “thoughtless or selfish”. Ask yourself were you thoughtless or selfish? It is a humbling experience to recognise these traits in yourself and it is the way to forgiveness and letting go. Forgiveness is a process so make sure you forgive yourself and give love to yourself as we often leave ourselves out of the equation.
Here’s some suggestions for good things to do during this Full Moon in Cancer:
- Do something to nurture yourself
- Find the courage to be honest and true to your feelings
- Take a bath, make a lovely meal, do some baking, get a massage
- Give yourself some solitude
- Reach out to a friend
- Be gentle with yourself to forgive yourself and those you feel have wronged you.
- Let the tears flow if a situation arises and feelings come to the surface – this will release emotions and aid to healing.
To find the process to forgive, visit Byron Katie at www.thework.com.
For those of you on Days 20 or 21 be mindful of over indulging but don’t beat yourself up about it and if you are on your 28th day your emotions may also have an extra dose of the Full Moon’s energy so watch you don’t get caught up in a frenzy.
In closing, our family is also our global family – we are seeing so many people being driven out of their homes to find safety in a refuge in another country. We are all one family including the animals – it is up to all of us to take care of each other even if it is saying a prayer and meditating on a peaceful world.
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