Full Moon Shine in Cancer – 22 degrees –6:33AM
Get Ready for Ch-ch-ch-changes – they are coming. Exciting times are ahead of us!
This upcoming full Moon in Cancer will be making a Grand Cardinal Cross in the sky – with opposition of Sun/Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter in Libra and Uranus in Aries. A grand cross happens in the sky when four planets square one another – 90 degree angles. These four planets are also in opposition to another planet – 180 degree angle. This type of configuration creates tension and challenge. The opposition lends an either/or scenario – something is separated and opposed. Cardinal means – ACTION! During this Mercury retrograde, we have had plenty of time to reflect and now we can take action to resolve the tension. Changes are afoot with this configuration and unexpected change at that.
The moon is at home in Cancer – and with the backdrop of the constellation Gemini – differing opinions (been going on in the world for quite some time) these opposing opinions could turn into arguments – when your security is threatened, what do you do? Do you react in a way that causes a shit storm – or do you have good mediation skills? We could use our skills of reflection and mindfulness (you’ve been practicing, right?) – we know what we feel, we know how to cope and consciously we can intend to take the right action.
Now, with this grand cardinal square we have some helpers to make the emotional tension bearable – we’ve got Neptune conjunct Venus which is a wonderful aspect for romance and adventure – music, poetry – art – and idealism. This aspect is making a biquintile with the Full Moon – so a talent for lifting our mood is to create, create, create – listen to your favorite music, write some poetry, go see a movie or to an art gallery. Get thee to the art house now!
We have Mars trine the Moon and sextile Sun – Saturn sextile Jupiter and Saturn trine Uranus.
We can harmonize our actions with our emotions by bringing attention to our intentions. Saturn sextile Jupiter puts the brakes on overdoing it – even though the Moon in Cancer will want comfort and security – we have to push ourselves past our comfort zone – Cancer is about emotional security. Playing it safe keeps us stuck in past conditioning – Instead of writing this blog, I could sit on the sofa and eat bon bons and pizza all night while watching re-runs of Doctor Who (which isn’t that bad of an idea) – or I could do something more productive that pushes me out of my comfort zone – could it be vlogging instead of blogging?
We also have Saturn trine Uranus – so if we focus on grounding ourselves in our bodies – we can limit the amount of shock waves that run through us. If you’ve ever practiced deep breathing or meditation – over time this practice makes conflict easier to deal with – and more present and grounded.
Try this loving kindness meditation during your full moon ritual.