The first full moon of 2022 is an extra-special one as it is in the sign of Cancer. This full moon is “at home” with the moon as the planetary ruler of Cancer which is why this full moon is very important when considering safety, security, and especially emotional expression. The astrological sign of Cancer is well known for being in touch with its emotions. As a water sign, Cancer energy is relegated to tapping into the emotional realm in order to obtain a greater understanding of itself and others.
At this full moon at the top of 2022, we are all encouraged to explore the complexity of our emotional landscapes. While this may seem like an easy feat, it is not. More than any other sign of the zodiac, Cancer knows how important it is to guard the self when seeking emotional security and safety. With the full moon energy in Cancer, there is this culmination and understanding that great changes can happen in our lives when we are open to our emotional selves.
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Once they have established that a person, place, or thing is significant to them, Cancer clings just like its symbol the crab holding on for dear life to those things that provide the emotional security it desires. A perfect example of this is the relationship between a mother and her child. In a healthy relationship, the child always knows that the mother is there to provide unconditional nurturing, love, and care. However, when Cancer energy does not feel emotionally supported, this can lead to a number of disturbances such as emotional manipulation, passive-aggressiveness, and co-dependency.
At this full moon, we are encouraged to consider whether or not we have emotional security. For some, we may find that our roots such as our mothers and our families have provided us with a strong foundation that supports our own ability to nurture ourselves.
For others, this is not the case, and this full moon in Cancer could potentially bring up some emotional lacks, that if we are honest with ourselves, we will be able to identify and make the necessary changes to make sure that we are receiving the nurturance and emotional fulfillment we desire. Cancer by its very nature is a cardinal, action-oriented sign. Thus, when these revelations are revealed to us by the light of the full moon, we are guided to take the necessary steps to create circumstances that will allow us to be emotionally fulfilled and secure.
What Are You Holding Onto That Needs to Go?
As mentioned before, Cancer is a sign that tends to cling once it has established emotional security. Being dedicated to those entities which provide us with emotional care and nurturing is totally fine. However, there are times when Cancer energy can go a bit overboard in its desire for emotional connectivity which can lead to codependency.
It is quite possible at this full moon in Cancer that there is the realization that some emotional connections allow for emotional vulnerability and fulfillment while others do not. Whatever comes up during this full moon, it is important to stay in touch with our emotions in a way that allows us to navigate in a concrete way. The information that we receive at this time can lead us to obtain greater emotional vulnerability, security, and the nurturing desired. But first, we must consider what we are holding on to and whether or not it provides emotional fulfillment.
Trust the Lunar Process
With Cancer energy and lunar energy in general, there is this process that has to be trusted in order for us to achieve the emotional security desired. Given that the full moon is in a watery sign such as Cancer, tapping into our intuition allows us to garner what we need for our own emotional well-being.
Thus, the journey to emotional fulfillment is a process similar to the lunar cycle. Given the intensity of watery, lunar energy at this full moon, it is important to make space to consider our emotional wants and needs so that they can be fulfilled. Also, it is quite possible that our emotional needs can change over time, and that is okay too. Just like the moon changes signs every 28 days, it is more than fine to acknowledge changes in the emotional realm in order to be more emotionally aligned and fulfilled.
With the full moon in Cancer starting off 2022, we are all encouraged to get in touch with what we need to feel emotionally secure, vulnerable, and nurtured by others and for ourselves.
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