The first full moon of 2023 is in the homey, emotional sign of Cancer. The culmination of this moon calls us to balance personal emotional security with external security through career and outer achievements. Given that this full moon is in its home sign of Cancer, it’s very likely that many of us will be deep in our feelings.
It is important that we use the revelations that come from this full moon to improve our emotional states, release the past, and connect more deeply to our familial roots. If anything, this full moon in Cancer teaches us the valuable lesson that in order to be successful externally, it is important to have a strong home base from which to operate.
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Cancer is associated with the mother, feminine energy, and the closeness and familiarity of home and family. All too often we go out in the world attaining accomplishments and meeting our goals only to come home to be completely detached from the very place we need for sustenance and replenishment. It is under the full moon in Cancer that the significance of our homes and personal life are highlighted.
Similarly, the full moon sheds light on our family relationships. Since Cancer energy governs emotional fulfillment, we could be coming to terms with how our family relationships impact us. Some of us will get confirmation that our families have provided the emotional fulfillment desired while others will have to deal with the insecurities that come with a lack of familial support.
Cancer energy is also associated with the mother and the act of being nurtured. Under the light of this full moon, there could be revelations about our relationships with our maternal figures and their influence on our lives. These revelations have the potential to give us insight into how we can nurture others and most importantly ourselves…especially if we did not receive the maternal care and support that we desired as a child and throughout our lives.
Dealing With the Past Once & For All
Cancer is a sign that can be deeply nostalgic which creates a focus on the past. It is interesting that this full moon in Cancer occurs just days after the start of the new year. The new year is all about moving forward into new experiences, and it’s kind of hard to do that when we’re stuck in the past.
The fullness of the Cancer moon offers revelations regarding past patterns that keep us from securing the fresh starts we desire. Similarly, delving into our relationship with self-care and nurturing provides us with insight into how we can balance the internal and external as there could be something in our past that highlights emotional deficiencies that we can address to heal.
For some, this full moon in Cancer could be pretty emotionally heavy, so know that it’s okay to cry. Let out those emotions…especially if we are the types to suppress our emotions. The past is the past, and a release of what has been encourages us to move forward so that we can stop letting our emotions get the best of us.
Full Moon Revelations That Lead To Growth
It’s always nice when lunar events are positively supported, and with this full moon in Cancer, the transiting Uranus and North Node in Taurus offer stability to Cancer’s deep emotions. The Moon/Uranus sextile energy encourages progressive emotional changes that are built on a solid foundation. Although this energy is positive, the sextile between Cancer and Taurus does require effort in order to achieve the positive benefits.
The full moon in Cancer is cardinal, action-oriented energy that requires change and movement for processing. The connection with Uranus in Taurus offers a solid place from which to enact the changes. So, if we have an emotional revelation during this full moon, it is important to take action on these revelations as doing so will create more stability and firmer, emotionally grounded value systems due to our willingness to incorporate progressive change.
Similarly, the full moon in working harmonious energy with the north node in Taurus provides an opportunity to use emotional revelations to fulfill our spiritual purposes. Under the Taurus north node, the path forward is through securing our security through our own efforts…no matter how painstakingly slow this process may be. The emotional revelations from this full moon in Cancer allow us to acknowledge what we need for emotional fulfillment so that we can take action in a grounded manner that leads to stability.
Creating An Emotional Haven
Given that a full moon in Cancer is all about honoring the emotional realms, this is the perfect time to create a homey, emotionally supportive haven. Does your home invite you to ease up and settle down? When thinking of your home, do you see it as a place of comfort, security, and refuge or do you want to stay away from your home as much as possible?
If the latter, why? Just like we take the steps to create professional success in the external world, it is important to create the space within our homes to fill ourselves with caring, nurturing, and emotional fulfillment that enables us to get out here in the world and operate from a place of true security…the security that comes from being emotionally secure within ourselves.
It’s up to us to decide what makes a “comfy, nurturing home.” It’s a combination of many things, but ultimately it’s what makes us feel that coming home to a physical space is also like coming home to ourselves. Let the emotions be the guide to creating the best emotional haven for each of us.
Overall, this full moon in Cancer teaches us about the polarity of the internal and external and the emotional and the practical. While so many of us get out here every day pouring ourselves into the world, this full moon is a reminder to balance outer achievements and actions with internal nurturing and fulfillment.
Each and every day, before we interact with the world, we first must deal with ourselves. Let’s make space under this full moon in Cancer energy to come home to ourselves. It is through honoring our emotional needs that we are able to establish internal security that can then be reflected externally from a place of balance.
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