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Saturday, Dec 22 at 9.50am PST
Sun and Moon oppose one another in Cancer and Capricorn. The December full moon is called the Cold Moon for obvious reasons. The last Full Moon in Cancer was a supermoon on Jan 1, 2018. Any themes/conflicts that predominated then will now resurface. The moon will rise at sunset, peak at midnight and set at sunrise – and this is true all over the world, no matter your time zone.
Luna is right at home in Cancer, the constellation she rules. The crab and the moon are duly associated with motherhood, emotion and intuition. Cancer’s mantra is “I feel,” and indeed she feels like home. This full moon is about home and family. It’s about tradition and commitment. If you, like me, are not such a traditional human, these things can be hard to take seriously, but a lot of good humans out there just want to stay inside the lines. Everyone’s weird, not everyone wants to show it.
Cancer and Capricorn are rather straight and narrow. They love to cuddle, lounge around and eat everything in sight. They also yearn to put down roots and get settled early in life. As such they gravitate toward relationships and environments which promise longevity, safety and security. A stable partner is (usually) a priority element in what it means to feel settled. This full moon, as a culminating force, not only indicates the culmination of a relationship, but also vows to deliver seismic understanding.
The Cancer-Capricorn polarity is – roughly – between the heart and the head. Cancer honors the heart as an organic and integral source of information. Capricorn is the uncompromising stalwart of the zodiac, holding himself to the highest of standards, so tangled in his own idea of what should be that he rarely experiences real freedom. Though Cancer clings to cloying comforts, she reminds the sea goat not to live only by what appears to be. Capricorn, conversely, teaches the crab discipline. In truth, he could really benefit from being more open in his heart. Cancer could likewise benefit from employing a little rationalism. Too much Capricorn makes us rigid; too much Cancer makes us wail and worry.
Full moons are high energy and felt not just the day of, but for days before and after. They heighten emotions and intuition, such as women experience before menstruation. During the full moon, we are more likely to overreact. It is our duty to remain calm and non-reactive no matter what. Non-reaction is the root of all journeys. Let me communicate now that we may feel especially overwhelmed or susceptible at this full moon. Take deep breaths, go for a walk. Call your mother or another important woman in your life and tell her you love her. Focus on release, letting go, letting in love. Practice radical acceptance and forgiveness. Ask yourself if you can be more open, more understanding? In meditation, focus on the heart chakra. Calm your heart with Cancer Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: unconditional love