Today's sky was full of many positive aspects, giving us a break from a rather relentless planetary environment.
And the Sun is finally far enough away from Pluto to allow a sigh of relief. Is it just me or has the last week or so been bloody INTENSE!!?
So much for the Solstice/Christmas break... we are now back full swing into the powerful planetary dynamics that are shaking up our world both inside and out.
On Monday the Moon is Full in its own Sign of Cancer, stirring up our emotions and highlighting our dreams. A Full Moon heightens feelings as it sits radiant and glowing in opposition to the Sun.
The Sun is in Capricorn, archetypal Father of the zodiac, and the Cancer Moon is the Mother. They signify a tricky balancing of our need to take responsibility for ourselves with a need to nurture and be nurtured.
These sorts of issues often arise in relationships, as Full Moons activate polarities between people. Mercury's current stressful links to Mars, Uranus and Pluto could make communication a bit edgy right now ... be careful of sudden outbursts, power plays and combative stances.
Try to stay cool and go slow. Use a caring Cancerian touch to sooth those hard edges, and Capricorn strength to maintain your dignity and maturity.
Communication (and balance) is key.
There's a tendency toward pettiness and nit picking right now. Diplomacy and negotiation go a long way toward finding middle ground. A Sagittarian influence in our speaking and thinking will help us see the bigger picture, and bring us to even higher ground.
The tides are high inside of us and we need to navigate carefully.
In Astrology, the Sun rules logic and the conscious ego self, while the Moon relates to intuition and soul consciousness. We all live in and move through both day and night. Each has its gift; each has its pitfalls.
As we travel through the day we have an opportunity to manifest something outwardly that is an expression of our inner being. In the nighttime journey, the inner world takes precedence as the soul moves into the deeper realms.
In our materialistic, outward focused culture, we often ignore or forget the pull of the inner voice of the soul. Our outward persona or ego often takes precedence over our inner self.
This Moon can help us focus on our intuitive nature and get in touch with our deeper feelings. The trick is to do it consciously rather than be triggered unconsciously... which is when emotions can become overwhelming and destructive.
At Full Moons, drumming, dancing or singing/chanting have been in use all over the world since time began to tap into the powerful Full Moon energy. Sacred ritual can carry us into trance states not normally accessible to our logical mind ... healing our hearts and refreshing our psyches.
Let the rhythm of the Moon carry you away.
Or, if you prefer quiet contemplation, let the light of the Full Moon guide you inward on an intuitive journey.
May the long time Sun/Moon shine upon you
all love surround you
and the pure light within you
guide your way home....
'GoldMoon Landscape' copyright Aurumastrology