New Year's Day Full Moon in Cancer
January 1st, 2018
11 degrees 38 min
We begin 2018 with a Full Moon in Cancer. With everything lining up in Capricorn, this moon illuminates the need to balance the pressures that we are encountering from the outside world with the softness and comfort of home. It is important to create a space where you feel safe, nurtured and protected.
This Full Moon in Cancer is exactly trine Neptune in Pisces. There are a couple ways you can handle this. One way is to hit the snooze button on life and keep dreaming. Even worse, you can run away from problems by using drugs or alcohol. However I would hope that each of us can find comfort escaping the daily grind in non destructive ways.
Here are a few suggestions:
Make sure you are getting adequate rest. It is hard to meet the demands of the world without a breakdown unless you get adequate down time and proper sleep
Refuel your body with healthy foods and stay hydrated
Our bodies are made for moving, stay active and exercise
Meditate or at least allow yourself to be still and quiet for a moment
Fill your free time doing things that you love
Self care is the key ingredient if you want to have the energy necessary to achieve any of your dreams or goals. It is a distorted thought that taking care of yourself first is a selfish thing to do, this is simply not true. It is the best thing that anyone can do for themselves before entering the arena.
At the same time this moon is opposite the Sun/ Venus conjunction in Capricorn. The Sun and Venus will be within a degree of each other for the next few days before exactly conjuncting on the 6th. It is just as important to honor your commitments and show up after you have recharged. It is grind time and whether we like it or not we all have lots of work to do if we don't want to get spanked by Saturn, whose lessons in his home sign have just begun.
Mars is catching up to Jupiter in Scorpio. They will be in a three degree orb of each other from the 1st until the 11th. Mars and Jupiter are asking us to let go of anything that is holding us back from transforming, leveling up and stepping fully into our power.
Mars will also square the nodes on January 2nd, steering us in the direction of our deepest passions. The lunar nodes in Aquarius and Leo show us that being detached is no longer serving us. This is a time to be putting your best foot forward and your whole heart into whatever it is you are desirous of mastering.
There is a huge build up of energy in between this Full Moon and the next lunar phase as the Sun, Venus close in on Pluto and coalesce in Capricorn while Mars and Jupiter merge in Scorpio. The two groupings of planets will be sextile and bringing in huge lessons for us all around our needs for security and our even greater need to evolve.
More on all that next week, until then keep your vibes alive!