NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER: Ego and Emotion
The mantram of the astrologer is: “AS ABOVE, SO BELOW, AS UNIVERSE, SO THE SOUL.” ~
~ Hermes Trismegistus ~
This is my prayer, my incantation; as I serve to translate the divine urging of this sacred juncture that is set before us.
The New Moon Total Solar Eclipse arrives at 10 degrees of Cancer on Tuesday, July 2 at at 2:16 PM EDT.
Solar Eclipses always occur on a New Moon. The Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth, directly blocking the light of the Sun. Solar Eclipses invoke ego related needs. There is a sense of urgency for change. Our survival instincts are heightened. The changes that we need to initiate are essential to both our well being and evolution. While this journey that is beckoning to us is not mandatory curriculum, it would serve us well to engage our free will. Free will has a deep intelligence which cheers us on. When we cannot muster up the courage to take the leap toward transformation, we suffer. Our free will is advocating for us. We only need but listen.
The Sun represents courage, self, essence, identity, vitality and recognition. While the Sun is hidden from view, we internalize its qualities. We cannot see the Sun but we can be the Sun. Wherever the Solar Eclipse touches upon in our natal chart, there will be irrevocable change. This change is essential to our wellness and vitality. It may feel like the ground beneath is faltering, however it is really the self that is altering. We are not stagnant beings; we are dynamic beings. We are unleashing that which holds us back from fully living from our center. As Cancer rules intrinsic emotion, we are longing for emotional alignment. We are communing fully and consciously with emotion that has in the past beset us. There is something lying dormant within us that is fighting for its life.
Cancer The Crab is a cardinal feminine water sign ruled by the Moon. The significant facets of this sign are emotion, tenderness, home, family, children, tradition, mothering, healing, connection and the nurturing of self and others. Cancer’s archetypes are The Mother, The Healer, and The Invisible One.
We have been mired in energies that almost defy explanation. The depth and breadth of emotion that we are experiencing at this time is a reflection of inattentiveness to our-selves. We are undergoing a super cleansing of karma. This karma is both personal and collective. The residue of unfinished business, emotional trauma, errors in judgement, and unfulfilled potential are on the brink of healing through a massive cleansing that perpetuates an escalated emotional level that may at times feel like too much to bear. We show up as responsible beings as we respond to a sacred calling to evolution.When we take deep stock of ourselves, we contribute to the introspection of the world at large. Now is the time to embrace the learning curve of a preparatory juncture, a preparation for the massive changes that are before us. We have the strength to take it on. We can do this.
In light of this temporary solar darkness, Cancer beckons us to commune with ourselves and each other in loving and nurturing ways. Cancer is the quintessential nurturer. When met with such challenges as we are undergoing now, the need for self-nurturing is imperative to navigating the territory that is set within us and before us.
Yes, the Sun is representative of ego. However a Solar Eclipse in Cancer calls for the juxtaposition of ego and emotion. As much of our emotion is driven by ego, we now have the opportunity to fully realize the tenacity of old emotional patterns as we release them to the Sun for revelation. The ego can then proceed more consciously, thus eliminating the negative knee jerk reactions it is so habitually prone to expressing.
Solar Eclipses often pertain not only to inner revelation, but outer events as well. These can at times come as a shock. As we strive toward a more conscious rendering of our lives, these events will portend changes that ultimately assist us, even if it feels like a reality that we have been catapulted into, one of which we have no desire to experience. Faith is a true friend in times like this. We cannot see the landscape before us, and yet, once the dust settles we have a clear view of our journey and the direction we must follow.
In these multi-dimensional transformative times, remember that the universe is always working on our behalf. Look to each other with compassion. Allow for the receptivity to both yourself and the other. We are all that we have. We belong to each other.
Know that all is happening for a reason. We may stumble in bafflement. “What is this reason?” you may ask. Give it to the Divine and all will be shown to you. Feel into it and all will be revealed.
NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE BLESSINGS UPON YOU.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” ~
“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.”
“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.” ~
CANCER SUPER FULL MOON: Emotional Alchemy
This writing is dedicated to The Divine Mother. May we know her. May she guide our emotions as they flow into the current of oceanic love.
The Super Full Moon arrives at 11 degrees of Cancer on Monday, January 1 at 9:24 PM EST.
What better way to start the New Year than with a Full Super Moon in all of her luminescence? Warmth and radiance pour forth. We are standing in the spotlight of our own illumination.
A supermoon is a term coined in modern astrology to define an event in which a Full Moon makes the closest approach to the Earth on its elliptical orbit. During such events, like the tides, our emotions run high and strong. We have been swimming vigorously through whirlpools of tears; both of joy and of sorrow. Propelled by our awareness of the fragility of life, our feelings are washed ashore. We greet them at the shoreline.
As Moon ruled Cancer is the quintessential sign of pure emotional sensitivity; our emotions are immeasurably heightened. We have pristine vision of our personal palette of sentiment that perhaps has been invisible to us in the past. Our very beings are an array of love, joy, hope, anticipation, sorrow, regret, and the daunting awareness that time is ever fleeting. We vow to cherish each and every moment. We treasure the precious people in our lives. Every-thing and every-one become even more meaningful to us. The gates of our hearts are swung more fully open.
Life looms large at The New Year. Life looms even greater during a Super Full Moon. As we combine these events, there is a sacred marriage in service to our own spiritual purification.
We think of beginning anew at the New Moon, and yet, this Full Moon is a pure beginning. As we enter the New Year infused with our own sentience, we emerge from a place of confusion into an enlightened emotional landscape. This lunation takes us to a highly elevated juncture; a towering precipice from which to leap into the oceanic waters of Divine Love. We have been swimming vigorously through whirlpools of multifaceted tears propelled by our awareness of the fragility of life. Now, our feelings are washed ashore. We greet them at the shoreline.
Cancer is a cardinal feminine water sign ruled by the Moon. Therefore, this Cancer Moon is right at home within her own rulership. The significant facets of this sign are emotions, tenderness, home, family, children, tradition, mother, healing, connection and the nurturing of self and others. Cancer’s archetypes are The Mother, The Healer, and The Invisible One.
The softness of this time is imbued with a Grand Water Trine from the Moon to Neptune to Mars-Jupiter and back to the Moon. Trines are geometric forms comprising a perfect triangle. They are beacons of flow and ease and grace. Water is the element of emotion, empathy, compassion, receptivity, and psychic sensitivity. This Mother of all Moons is keeping kind company with her planetary companions. As they accompany her, they too are assisting us so that we may access the Divine Feminine within as we embrace all that is Yin. As we soften, we open our arms and graciously receive.
Much has been settled within us. As the waters calm, there is a new seascape of the life which flows forth. Tears may spill. Let them flow. Tears cleanse our perception. Perception is our window to the world.
Light transcendant is cast upon our path; a moonglow like no other.
The Moon is within our reach. We only have to reach within.
Cancer Super Full Moon Blessings Upon You.
“Don’t drink at the water’s edge, throw yourself in. Become the water. Only then will your thirst be quenched.” ~ Jeannette Berson ~
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller ~
“But feelings can’t be ignored, no matter how unjust or ungrateful they seem.” ~ Anne Frank ~
CANCER FULL MOON: MOTHERING THE SOUL
The Full Moon arrives at 22 degrees of Cancer on Thursday, January 12 at 6:33 AM EST.
Full Moons are often accompanied by an entourage of other planetary players who both color and influence the sign the Moon embodies. While the sign the Moon occupies imbues the collective mood with the qualities of that particular sign, other planets involved in formation with the Full Moon will stir up a great deal more than what the sign represents.
This Full Moon is included within a dynamic and stressful aspect called The Grand Cardinal Square including the Sun, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto. Thus, the deep, emotional and quiet sensitivity of Cancer will be ignited by the vitalizing qualities of these planets. In the midst of Cancer’s quietude, there is an instinctive drive for self-expression, expansion, revolution and transformation.
At this time, Cancer the Crab is stirring the deep cauldron of emotion wherein lies the magic potion for emotional awakening and the nurturing of our soul.
Cancer is a cardinal water sign ruled by the Moon. Therefore, this moon is right at home within its own rulership. The significant themes of this sign are emotions, tenderness, home, family, children, tradition, mothering, healing, connection and the nurturing of self and others. Cancer’s archetype is The Mother.
The natal Moon speaks to the manner in which we need to be nurtured, as well as the style in which we nurture others. Our distinct emotional needs will surface during this lunation. This fervent emergence could present a few surprises, some of which may even prove to be somewhat shocking. During this time, the Cancerian emotion is fueled with intensity, power, rebellion and expansion; a recipe for extremism, both personally and collectively. The Full Moon Grand Cardinal Cross offers us potential and opportunity, acting as a catalyst for emotional breakthrough leading to proactive engagement with our inner and outer world.
Wherever Cancer resides in your natal chart is an area of heightened sensitivity, maternal instinct, tenderness and vulnerability. Tremendous feeling accompanies the house in which Cancer occupies. It is here that this Full Moon will fall. This is the territory where the Full Moon will illuminate that which has been hidden from emotional view. The sign that your natal Moon is in will instruct you as to how to nurture and fulfill your deepest needs through this emotionally challenged upcoming three days. For all of its complexity, there is profound opportunity for emotional awakening, healing and greater awareness of how we can nurture ourselves as spiritual beings.
Are you in need of emotional release? How can you express these emotions with both integrity and tenderness? How do you nurture yourself? How do you nurture others? In which areas of your life do you experience a natural maternal instinct? Do you recognize and honor the Divine Feminine? How can you fulfill your own real needs? Are you mothering yourself? Are you mothering your own soul?
Cancer reminds us of The Mother, both personal and divine. This may be a time in which you reflect upon your own mother and the ways in which she has become a part of you. Revelations of the maternal lineage may abound providing an empowering perspective accompanied by renewed love and respect for your origins.
We are primed for the eruption of the smoldering lava of our inner volcano.
No matter the appearance, all is love. There is nothing to fear.
Cancer Full Moon Blessings Upon You.