We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The Moon just entered the water sign of Cancer for the next few days and Venus is about to move back into Pisces as part of its retrograde motion.
Even though Venus is considered exalted in Pisces, it will square Saturn almost immediately upon re-entering Pisces. Venus was here at the beginning of February and perhaps something from 2 months ago could be echoed back to us.
Venus square Saturn is bittersweet (like dark chocolate?! 😉 ) and in the next week, we might have to face the difficult choices we made. A sobering moment awaits as we realize the costs of our decisions. (Dark chocolate is generally preferred by adults?) What I’m getting at is that we might be looking for something sweet but we might need to be adults and settle for something less sweet.
Our experience of ease and beauty could feel limited or restrained by something outside of our control. It could feel harder than usual to ”go with the flow”. Age and experience through hardship could figure strongly. The stance is one of mature sobriety.
Mid-April, Venus goes direct as Mercury turns retrograde in Taurus (a Venus ruled sign). This particular series of aspect makes me think that some compromise or revision of priorities will need to be reached in order for us to find the comfort, support and ease we long for.
”Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering
can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired,
and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
I don’t want to make a long post about the Full Moon since enough digital ink has been spilled on the subject. Here is a quick debriefing and a beautiful drawing from Vanya Vukelić. I found her on Instagram and I feel like her art is representative of the Cancer symbolism.
The Moon will be full on Friday, December 25, 2015 at 6:11 AM EST and it is in the feminine and watery sign of Cancer.
Cancer relates to the images of the Mother, the Goddess, our roots and ancestral memory our family and traditions. It is a nurturing and intimate Full Moon and perfect for those who will be reuniting with their loved ones for Christmas.
If you are interested in taking the symbolism of this Full Moon in Cancer a step further, I invite you to read this great article about theLost Female Figures of Christmas.
The Moon is in Cancer the sign most often associated with family, our roots and where we come from. Today also marks the halfway point between the autumn equinox and the winter solstice when the veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead grows thin, giving us the opportunity to commune and honour our ancestors.
Get back to the roots of your motivation. What is it that you want? Go to the basement (Moon opposing Pluto) and clear the space, organize (Sun in Virgo) your thoughts. Get clear about your feelings. Sort it out.
If your basement is flooded, start the process of cleaning it up. Find practical solutions. But most importantly rest, regenerate and don’t over-schedule.
We are a few days before a Solar Eclipse/New Moon at 20º Virgo on September 12/13. Which will be a great reset button for intentions around healing, health and new fitness regime.
Until then purify, detoxify, nurture your body and lay low.