In Los Angeles we can literally feel things heating up--it was 80 degrees today, but it's also getting energetically hot due to a pending Full Moon. The Full Moon on Sunday may bring a culmination in goals set in motion after the New Moon on Christmas Eve, but as we all know, not all projects conclude during one lunar cycle. We'll take a closer look at this month's Full Moon in just a few minutes.
The Gemini Moon gives way to Cancer Saturday afternoon and with the Full Moon in sight, Friday is a three star day, Saturday a four star day and the Full Moon day clocks in with just one star. I've got two words for you this weekend: Self-Care (big time). Meditation is always helpful during the Full Moon, but this time it's happening in the Moon's home sign of Cancer--which takes things to a whole new level. My Dad was a Cancer and a very moody guy; I never understood how he could be happy one minute and mad as heck the next. I want you to count each one of the Moon aspects Friday through Sunday and see how often a Cancerian born person experiences an energetic shift--no wonder the poor guy was up and down like a ferris wheel. In any case, meditation is a great assist with mood management, anger management--just plain self control, so give it a try this weekend!
Cancer is the fourth sign of the western zodiac, it is a cardinal sign (read: leader energy) and a water element sign. Blue, green, sea green and smoke gray are excellent choices for clothes, candles or accessories while the Moon transits through Cancer (why should the Moon children have all the fun?). Rose quartz, pearls, rubies, moonstones and green turquoise are nice crystal choices to wear or carry and rose, myrrh, jasmine or sandalwood incense will bring a soothing energy to your self-care work.
Friday 6 January 2012 a Moon-Venus trine at 8:40 PM suggests a romantic evening with your mate will be in order; just remember to check your frustrations at the door when the Moon squares Mars four minutes later (Note: all times indicated in this blog are PST).
Saturday 7 January 2012 you'll need to stay focused as the energy shifts quite a bit today due to a plethora of aspects starting with a sextile between Mercury and Saturn at 12:13 AM; communications projects or a chat with a partner may have you up into the wee hours of the morning. Look for spiritual communications that bring insights via the dream state or meditation when Mercury forms a sextile to Neptune at 7:16 AM. Order and discipline are running the show when the Moon trines Saturn at 10:35 AM while inspiration kicks things up a notch when the Moon trines Neptune at 11:21 AM (did you notice how many Moon aspects we've had in the last couple of days?). Neptune's inspiration lends itself to creative artistic projects, meditation and mystical visions, photography, music and dance--just to name a few creative possibilities. Breathe through communication snafus when the Moon opposes Mercury at 11:52 AM; just remember the Moon is void of course after that aspect, so don't start new projects until it enters Cancer at 1:05 PM. You'll feel much better when the Moon sextiles the master of good fortune Jupiter at 2:20 PM, but stubborn, whack-a-doodle behavior from some quarter is likely when the Moon squares Uranus at 2:58 PM...just keep doing that deep breathing thing you started this morning. There will probably be increased communications around your career goals and ambitions as Mercury enters the sign of Capricorn at 10:34 PM; Mercury remains in Capricorn till 27 January 2012 at which point it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Sunday 8 January 2012 try to avoid getting into power plays with difficult people when the Moon opposes Pluto at 3:23 AM. Great news or even better, great news about great good fortune is possible when Mercury trines Jupiter at 10:05 AM. Round two of stubborn, whack-a-doodle energy arrives in the form of a Mercury-Uranus square; don't waste your time arguing, it's unlikely to help. And the Full Moon clocks in at 11:30 PM (at 18 degrees of Cancer). If you have planets at or about 18 degrees of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn or Aries you are on the hot seat for this Full Moon. The energy of Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus on this day gives us an inkling of what to expect in the next couple of weeks. Expect things having to do with home, family or mother/nurturing issues to be up for examination. And there should be something revealed about home/family in the 48 hour period after the Full Moon arrives. The next two weeks are likely to be full of communications--some of this quite fortunate, thanks to Jupiter, others more jarring (thanks to the Uranus square).
This is definitely a day to spend some time doing meditation, exercise, Qi Gong, Reiki or to indulge in some water therapies to soothe frazzled nerves! One more thing, with the Full Moon arriving late in the evening, those sensitives among you may feel like you're wired up on caffeine or something and hence unable to sleep. Try a warm bath, melatonin or some foot reflexology (try essential oil of lavender or clary sage) to help ease you off to dream land...
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I wish you a peaceful Full Moon weekend and till next time...