The Full Moon in Cancer 2018 ~ Responsibility and Choices

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The Full Moon in Cancer 2018 ~ Responsibility and Choices

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Responsibility and Choices

This month we are focused on the energies of a Cancer sun and a Capricorn moon. These two signs are exactly opposite one another at the moment of the full moon, but we are impacted by their energies the entire month.

This full moon we will have to deal with the ruler of Capricorn, which is Saturn. Saturn sits right next to the moon during this time which makes it’s impact much stronger. Saturn is known as the Lord of Karma so we may be dealing with the effects of actions we have taken in the past. We can choose to deepen our trust in our power to release the past and proceed forward in a new direction. We always have choice as to how we wish to manifest the energies that come to us.

Recognize Emotional Vulnerability

Saturn and Capricorn ask us to take responsibility for our choices and our lives. Because we are dealing with a Cancer sun we can be emotionally vulnerable. As a water sign Cancer has a sensitive emotional nature and this full moon is asking her to take responsibility for her emotions. She needs to step away from any reactivity and direct her energy inward where she can reflect and get some distance from the drama that may be playing out in her life. She can ground herself in the earth energy of Capricorn. Once centered within herself she will feel safer to open her heart and be vulnerable with others.

Chiron, the wounded healer is in the sign of Aries and is squaring the Sun, Moon, and Saturn. This is a challenging aspect and may require the courage to look at whatever wounds we have around courage, power, confidence and asserting ourselves. We may need to look back at those times when we neglected to stand up for ourselves, when we were more interested in pleasing others than honoring our true selves, and then do the healing work required to re-connect more deeply with our authentic nature.

Honoring the Summer Solstice

The day the sun entered the sign of Cancer, June 21, we also celebrated the Summer Solstice. This is a potent time to be in ceremony as we honor the sun’s full blessing upon us. These important changes in nature’s cycle always give us the opportunity to shift our perspective and welcome the new that is coming into our lives. It is a time to get clarity about the intentions we wish to set. As we end one cycle and begin another we attune to a different vibration. In the northern hemisphere these energies have a yin quality to them. They are receptive in nature, inviting us to go within and align with the spiritual realms so we may receive guidance and information that will help in humanity’s evolution.

Cancer Full MoonThe Soul centered mantram for Cancer is, “I build a lighted house and therein dwell.” This lighted house can represent different things, but since it is the Soul centered mantram, I interpret it to mean that somehow, we must open to the light of the Soul and use that light to radiate every aspect of our being until we become the lighted house where all may come to be nurtured, loved and cared for. Can we do this? Can we open ourselves to more light?

The Cancer personality wants to protect, defend, to hold close those she cares about. But the Soul is asking her to open up the doors and windows of her house and let the light in, inviting all of humanity into the radiant home within herself.

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Full Moon During the Sign of Cancer

Let us prepare for meditation.

Begin by making sure you are comfortable and, in a place, where you will not be disturbed. Perhaps take a moment to light a candle and invoke your allies in the unseen worlds.

See if you can tune into the sacred feeling that arises when you pause, breathe, and imagine these guides, teachers, and angels around you. See if you can sense their presence. Can you breathe into your own sacred nature, affirming your divinity? This is your lighted house.  Are you dwelling within it?

Let us call forth the energies of Cancer and ask that they pour down upon us. Imagine the color of Cancer, which is green. See it descend into your room and with intention, breathe it into your heart. You are filling yourself with the nurturing, tender energy of this water sign, making a place for it within your lighted house.

Now filled with this energy of the Mother, sit with these questions for a few minutes. How big is my lighted house? Can I invite all of humanity into my house, into my heart to be fed and nurtured and loved?

Imagine opening your heart to the whole world. This light can dissolve obstacles, transmute hindrances and dispel illusions. Can you welcome it into your life? How much can you tolerate? How do you expand your capacity to hold more? Usually the light does not come as a blinding flash, it creeps in slowly, one ray at a time until the body becomes a radiant expression of love.

Let this be our prayer for the Cancer month.

“Pour down upon me the love, the light of the Christ. This is my dwelling place, within this love”

Let us close with the Great Invocation.

From the point of Light within the mind of God

Let Light stream forth into the minds of men,

Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the heart of God,

Let Love stream forth into the hearts of men

May Christ return to Earth.

From the center where the Will of God is known,

Let purpose guide the little wills of men

The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the center which we call the race of men

Let the Plan of Love and Light work out,

And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power,

Restore the Plan on Earth.

OM OM OM

By |2018-06-26T19:22:41+00:00June 26th, 2018|Full Moon, Karen Johannsen, Meditation|0 Comments

About the Author:

Karen Johannsen holds a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Psychology. She spent many years as an elementary school teacher before entering the field of psychology where she was in private practice for over 25 years. She retired in 2014 to write her book and create the card deck called Full Moon Magic. Karen has been a student of the ageless wisdom teachings since 1985 and has studied astrology under Michael Robbins and Heidi Robbins. She has been holding full moon ceremonies in her home and at the Theosophical Society in Seattle since 2002. Visit her websites, The One Heart and My Gentle Musings.

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