There is a full moon in Cancer this Christmas and at the same time, Uranus is turning direct. Key words are: feelings, intensity and unexpected. I could easily also title this post "Managing the Mine Field of the Full Moon at Christmas", but I wanted to take a more positive approach. And maybe its not quite a mine field. But depending on your relationship to those you will be spending time with this holiday, this full moon could prove intense.
The full moon will be in Cancer, and Cancer is about nurturing, but whether you are soaking up nurturing, doing the nurturing, or being given an opportunity to forgive others and learn to nurture yourself will depend entirely on your situation.
When we have a full moon, the sun and moon are opposite each other and the sun is shining its light onto the moon. Because the moon is in the sign it rules, its energies are strengthened. The moon represents our subconscious, the Mother, and our emotional reactions. Cancer is about home, family, nurturing and childhood experiences. In regards to karma, the moon represents the past and the sun the present. When the sun shines his light on the moon, the light of consciousness is illuminating what lies beneath in the subconscious. With a full moon in Cancer, we may experience the rewards of personal work done around healing our past and taking responsibility for our emotional reactions and nurturing ourselves, or we may be shown where work still needs to be done.
Our emotional reactions come from our past. I'm not talking about feelings in a general sense, I'm speaking here of reactions. The intense ones. When someone or something really affects you. There would be no reaction if there wasn't something inside of you, no matter how deep, no matter how unconscious you may be of it, for it to trigger. Since a lot of these are connected to our younger developmental years, who better than close family to activate these triggers?
The intensity of the full moon energy is being combined with the emotional depths of Cancer, just in time for you to sit down at the dinner table with the whole family. If that wasn't enough, also on Friday, Uranus, planet of the unexpected, sudden change, and upheaval, is moving direct in the impulsive sign of Aries. Easy does it!
This is a Christmas to take space, give space, and dig deep for forgiveness, compassion, and understanding. Slow your roll. Use the 90 second rule. Visualize your ideal desired outcome instead of focusing on what has happened in the past or worrying what might transpire. What are your intentions for the day? Be proactive by being in tune with your needs and your boundaries and being responsible for yourself while practicing kindness and understanding with others. If you need to (politely) excuse yourself, do it, but at the same time use the opportunity to understand the underlying factors of any emotional reactions (what is being triggered inside of you) and what you need to do to nurture yourself and take emotional responsibility for yourself without blaming others.
Focus on nurturing, in whatever form it may be presenting for you. Whether you are giving it, receiving it, or learning about nurturing yourself, you can have gratitude for all of it and let your experience be what it is without attaching to it. With every day, every moment, every breath, we are given the opportunity to start anew, to create a new reality for ourselves and to experience life differently. This one is no different.
Consciously create your Christmas!
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