Monday's Full Wolf Moon in Cancer brought out the inner world of emotion, feeling, and desire. These energies are intensified at this time in order to bring about positive change. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and the Moon spotlights family, the home, and community, as well as intuition, psychic premonitions, compassion, empathy, and the shadows that hide inside the mind and heart. The duality of the Moon allows us to appreciate both sides of who we are. These two sides of us sometimes get along and other times go to battle. As we get to know ourselves deeper, we can start to recognize when the angel in us is guiding the way or when we have allowed the darkness to take charge.
It is winter season and two weeks of waning moon supports a purging of heavy-weighted emotions. This is the last week of the Universal Venus Period, and Mercury is Retrograde. This is a reminder that harmony manifests with resolution of the past and through clear communication with our hearts. As we reflect inwardly, we can hear both the voices of the thoughts and feelings that are in discord as well as those that are in harmony. Through conversations and actions, we are able to tend to any strained inner feelings and revisit those blocked areas in order to bring deeper healing and understanding. Honesty, Love, and Compassion are the tools to guide us out of the shadows and illuminate the Love in our hearts. This Love gets stronger and stronger when we practice it, much like a muscle in the body. Whatever we want to be, we have to practice BEing that every day until it becomes second nature.
Harmony comes from Loving ourselves completely. To be completely free is to live without fear. When we have a fear, there is an opening to a deeper sense of freedom behind it. That fear often comes to us dressed in trust. We are so willing to give our power away to our doctors, preachers, gurus, politicians, teachers, and family, etc. Sometimes we lose the ability to think for ourselves, and we give away our freedom to others. The Moon is the symbol of the mother and the one who births life into us. Whether it is through hope, learning lessons, or support throughout our lives, we can have a deep rebirthing experience at different points of life that tie us to another human being. This Full Moon is about releasing unhealthy attachments in order to regain the connection to what is real and infinite. The messenger is temporary and ever-changing, while the message carries us forward and comes with us lifetime after lifetime. Attach inwardly to the soul essence that is infinite, instead of an ever-changing physical duality. When that inward connection is strong, we are able to hear the guidance that we each have from the higher world. Letting go of unhealthy attachments help us to appreciate everything for what it is without getting wound up in another person's power struggle, ego, or unhealthy reality.
Sitting next to your favorite neighborhood tree with your spine against the bark, breathing and going inward, is a wonderful way to ground into the self. Nature is a space that holds the power of Love and neutrality in order to truly listen. Let this waning moon support the release of unhealthy feelings, thoughts,, behaviors, and attachments for true inner freedom to shine, and allow the natural world to help ground and support your positive changes.