We have arrived at the last full moon of the year! Here we are, on Christmas Day, under the influence of a full moon in Cancer.
Brief astro mechanics explanation: The full moon occurs when the sun and moon are directly opposite each other. The sun is currently in industrious Capricorn, and today the moon is directly opposite the sun in home and family oriented, nurturing Cancer. In astrology, when two planets are opposite each other, our attention is pulled in two opposite directions. This can be considered stressful, however, if you understand that it is possible to balance the two extremes by honoring them both, you possess the secret key to the way through a conundrum. How can two seeming extremes work together? Can they? Most assuredly, they can, if we identify the underlying theme between the two. In this case, both are looking for and seek to create safety and stability.
The themes today are observation and vulnerability. Acknowledge your feelings and observe what goes on around you, knowing that, like the sun and the moon opposing each other in the sky today, we are all in fact seeking a version of the same things – to be seen, to be heard, to be valued…we are simply approaching these things in our own unique ways. Each of us is on a path of healing our own wounds, and it’s not for us to judge the path that another walks for being different from our own: Your path is just right for you, and another’s path is just right for them.
Acknowledge and honor the heart today – your own first, and then outwardly, observe the heart of all that you come in to contact with today, for as you know, this is the true Spirit of the Season.
That being said, with the moon in Cancer, it is OK to know your limits. If you find that the hustle, hurry, and bustle are simply too much for you today, give yourself permission to step away from the fray and honor your heart and your feelings, and consider the ways that you are the answer to what you are seeking.