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Cancer Full Moon Lunar Eclipse
January 10, 2020
Every January we have a Cancer full moon. It is an opportunity to find our emotions. We also reflect upon our roots and family (both good and not so good). In this case we have an eclipse so what comes up may speak to our insecurities. The Sun in Capricorn on the other side of the eclipse teeter totter also has insecurities. The challenge is to find the spot in the middle of the two energies. Cancer uses its emotions to feel powerful. Capricorn uses discipline to feel powerful. They both appreciate conservation and hate waste. Being pragmatic about emotions is critical during this three-day cycle. Those people who like to throw little scenes, send a snark email, pout and show someone a thing or two--- do it at your own peril. Those people who like to cut off others when they get in the way of a goal because, “I don’t have time for her/him” –may be too focused on a goal and forgetting the human experience.
There is a place somewhere in the middle where we let the emotions speak to us individually but always remember if we are not getting something from someone---are we seeing that person the way they really are? Or are we confusing them with what we want them to be? And by the way, that other person can be doing that same calculation on us. Nothing gets figured out in one three-day lunar phase but you may learn something during this time about you or another that will make sense later this year.
In the case of this full moon there is a lot more energy on the Capricorn side of the teeter totter with Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto all next to the Sun. Moon in Cancer is by itself. However, mystical Neptune is speaking to both Sun and Moon offering some support. You may find yourself forgiving self (and others). Neptune also reminds us the power of patience and it can calm down any flustered feelings by sending us the thought-- ‘This too shall pass.” There also could also be a random encounter that offers some joy or comfort. There is also the humanitarian component to Neptune that suggests helping others gets us out of out of a negative mindset. And never underestimate the power of music. Put on a forgotten song that you used to love to shift your mood.
During this three day cycle we will have Uranus station direct and Saturn conjunct Pluto. Both are big and challenging and add to the roller coaster of emotions. Again, find your pragmatism. There are also smaller aspects occurring in this phase:
1/11 Mercury conjunct Saturn. Serious thoughts. Serious Talks. No one wants to waste time.
1/12 Mercury conjunct Pluto. Penetrating thoughts. Evolution thinking.
1/13 Sun conjunct Pluto. Once a year aspect. Deep, introspection about what makes sense about our place in the world.
1/13 Sun conjunct Saturn. Focus, discipline, pragmatic, responsible.
1/13 Venus enters Pisces. Oh, good, something soothing. Dreamy visions help.
See you on the other side of this energy at Disseminating Moon Jan 13, 8pm (PST).