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January 11th, 2017
Full Moon in Cancer:
Understanding our emotions has a key part in the spiritual experience, and
plays a core role in helping us to understand emotions in others.
Sometimes the truth behind our emotions is more than we can handle. Sometimes we try to ignore that truth in the hope of getting on with our lives. There are times when we can see the reason behind our emotions easily. And there are also times when we can't recognize the reason because the truth lies deeper than we care to see. Being afraid of our emotions won't help us to understand them better. Recognizing them for what they truly are can encourage us to feel more empathy toward ourselves and therefore helps us to understand ourselves better in the process.
Feeling empathy toward ourselves is not the same as pitying ourselves. Self-pity comes from a place of self-condemnation, whereas self-empathy comes from a place of self-love. Being empathetic with ourselves directly impacts how we relate to the world and interact with others. We can develop this empathy through mindfulness and self-awareness. By opening ourselves to truly feel and experience everything that is going on within us, we will learn to appreciate our humanity.
Negative emotions such as anger or jealousy may be uncomfortable to experience, and we may at first feel resistance to the idea of acknowledging them. The first step to overcoming this resistance is by realizing that to feel emotions is to be human. To understand that it is natural to have emotions, so long as we don't stay in negative or low energy emotions for too long.
Low energy emotions include emotions such as shame, sadness, worry and anger. And high energy emotions include happiness, gratitude, compassion and love. By recognizing that each and every one of us has emotions, we will become more aware of our own feelings. From there, we can become better at understanding our own psychological state and deepen our sense of compassion toward ourselves and others.
Self-pity comes from a place of self-condemnation, whereas
self-empathy comes from a place of self-love.
Happy Full Moon! The Moon is in Cancer and forming an opposition to Pluto and the Sun in Capricorn, marking a Full Moon in the sign of the Crab. Everything that we have experienced has made us who we are today. All the suffering and sorrowful moments have been our teacher. We have gotten this far, and one of the reasons why we don't need to worry about the future is because our new sensitivity can help us to separate the truth from the lie.
Pay attention to personal revelations and insights when we recognize a truth that is meaningful to us, as they can open a doorway to new courses of action. Ask ourselves what we would like to change and what steps we need to take next. Our dream of putting our life lessons into practice begins now as we reaffirm our intention to inspire others and make a difference.
There's a message to remind us that we are indeed more powerful than we believe ourselves to be and that we need to embrace the change we are going through with unshakable faith. Begin to see change not as something to be fearful about, but more as a learning opportunity to go to the next level of evolution and growth. Imagine how different will our lives be if we released our fear of change and replaced it with surrender to our true, higher selves?
Our dream of putting our life lessons into practice
begins now as we reaffirm our intention to
inspire others and make a difference.
The Cancer Moon is forming a trine to Venus, Neptune and Mars, and we are tapped into divinely inspired ideas. Our imagination needs nurturing, and playfulness can help express our inner artist. This aspect is also about purifying and detoxing, which means reducing negativity by spending time alone in prayer or meditation.
Any form of negativity that we can release now can disentangle us from anything that no longer serves us and break patterns that are holding us back from moving forward. We may wonder if we are on the right path, or whether we are making the right choices. Rather than worrying about what needs to happen next, put our whole focus on the present moment and on listening to our heart's calling.
With the Moon's square to Uranus and Jupiter, the sky is not falling. We realize that the negative narrator within is simply the voice of our small, vulnerable and fearful ego. A fresh opportunity is here for an evolution, and we can begin by rewriting our story. Challenge the negative thoughts every time they come up. Remind ourselves that although there will always be things we cannot do anything about, we can change how we think about them.
The Full Moon in Cancer is asking us to learn to love ourselves through our occasional missteps and see them as opportunities to evolve and ascend. To understand that every emotion has a function, even the so-called negative ones. To know that our feelings can become our allies, and they can guide us as we steer our lives in new directions. Do not let emotions sweep us away, instead, let them set the sails and point the way to new horizons.
Full Moon in Cancer: Trine Venus, Neptune and Mars in Pisces ● Oppose Pluto
and the Sun in Capricorn ● Square Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Libra
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