DECEMBER 22, 2018

The Moon is ruled by Cancer and with this Full Moon at 0 degrees, 49 minutes of Cancer, occurring at 9:48am PST, this Moon is powerful in bringing up deep and sensitive feelings. Tender, empathetic, nurturing and for some…painful.

During the Full Moon we can come to conclusions, closure, or a knowing that it’s time for the next step or decision. A time to wrap things up or let things go.

Cancer is the Mother, the Healer and is a water sign that has a natural resonance to home and family, from family of origin to the family we create as we get older. Although Cancer is very self-protective and many times feels safer hiding their feelings, Cancer seeks to open the heart to life and love…carefully. Vulnerability is difficult for Cancer especially if it could disappoint or hurt a loved one, which many times leads to needs and desires being pushed down, while becoming invisible in the caretaking of others.

There are some other aspects affecting this Moon. Opposite the Moon is the Sun and Saturn in Capricorn. Capricorn is the Father, the Provider and  an earth sign that is oriented to accomplishing something significant and lasting, using self-discipline and determination. Capricorn reminds us to become clear about who we are and what is right for us, with the understanding that sometimes the challenges are the gifts that help us to build inner strength and live with personal integrity.

Transiting Mars in Pisces creates an out of sign square with the Moon which can activate our ability to set healthy boundaries with compassion, as well as the potential for some passive aggressive responses to hurt feelings or misunderstandings. Transiting Chiron close by in Pisces adds to the emotional tone of Mars and this Moon, stirring up the healing potential that can begin when we let go and trust our heart and speak our truth.

We each have a family story. A history that has helped shape us and continues to motivate us. Cancer remembers and our inner world is woven together with many old memories which can arise within our consciousness during this Moon phase.  Memories have an emotional charge and what comes up for each of us has a message reflecting our past choices and experiences. When we compare our memories to our present life we realize the growth that we’ve made.

We each have our wounds. They are the doorway to healing if we can take the initiative to open up and with wisdom, try to see them with a different perspective. To sift through what was, what is, and what can be. To understand our part in our past, and realize we can make a powerful difference in our present and future if we reveal what we need, if we love, forgive and nurture ourselves, as well as we do for others. 

May you open your heart to Life and may this season of holidays and family time bring you joy, comfort and healing. Many blessings!

If you are interested in knowing where this Full Moon in Cancer falls in your personal birthchart, please send me your birth information. I need mm/dd/yyyy, time of birth am/pm (as exact as possible, birth certificate is best), and city and state of birth.

Be Well ~ Be Love

Deborah