“Believe in yourself and what you feel. Your power will come from that.” Melissa Etheridge
High tide of ocean emotion
impressions and memories
upon the shores of our lives.
We are pulled to pay attention
to the care and feeding
of life in a human body.
when focused on climbing
the rocky mountain new year
of responsibilities and ambitions.
Disappointment may show up
when investing nourishment
in others while denying our own needs
or when turning towards addictive habits
to quiet disappointment, criticism or sorrow.
Full moon brings
a sharpened awareness of our needs
and the needs of our world.
Now we must integrate
self nurturing and self discipline.
The struggle for self-sufficiency and authority
is on shaky ground without
a healthy emotional foundation.
“The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.” Anais Nin
This full moon shines a light through the cracks
to show us were we must nourish our intuitive perceptions
rather than be enslaved to accomplishment and tradition.
“…like the sea, you are tidal. You ebb and flow…trust that when you stop fighting the pull of the tide, the ocean in you will bring everything you need.” Martha Beck
There are themes that cycle around with each full moon. At the Cancer Full Moon in 2017, I wrote:
Spiral inward, know your center,
your moral compass, your internal clock
aligned with integrity.
Keep your eyes open and your heart humming.
Nourish strength and tenderness
Cancer Full Moon
January 1, 2018 6:24 pm PST
Now is the time to attend to our emotional health. As the Sun in Capricorn forges ahead with new year’s resolutions, the full moon cries out for each of us to incorporate, be whole and embody our ambitions. Both Cancer and Capricorn (the signs of the Moon and Sun now) tend to be cautious and need security. If a sense of security is lacking, anxiety and fears may rise.
Saturn entered Capricorn barely two weeks ago to begin a two and a half year journey through its home sign. Sun and Venus quickly joined in. Do-si-do. High Tide. Cancer Full Moon swings the polarity. It’s not about either/or. It is a dynamic process. Inhale, exhale. Hold the tension of self-sufficiency and vulnerability. Swing it around.
Cancer and Capricorn are the lineage holders of family archetypes. Deeply embedded within us, the most encouraging and disparaging voices arise during these times. Be aware of the heavy-footed voices of should.
Neptune in Pisces and Mars in Scorpio create a Grand Water Trine with this Cancer Moon. The supportive flow of compassion is strong now, allow and feel your tenderness. If the waters have been held back for too long, they may be unleashed in an exaggerated way. We may find the need to create, hold or maintain boundaries. Art and aesthetic expression and experience can be deeply stirring, inspiring, soothing and healing. Let the waters flow. Be at ease.
What nourishes me?
How may be attuned to my needs as I pursue my goals?
How may I respond to others without neglecting myself?
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Artwork by Debra Bernier, “Spiral, Fingerprint of The Goddess, Nautilus Woman”
“A shell, found on the beach, morphologically defined by the golden ratio. Beautiful in its simplicity, isn’t it” by Tyler Yeo is licensed under CC BY 2.0 and modified by Jacqueline Lasahn.