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Full Moon in Cancer!

By December 27, 2012

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Are you self-possessed? This ideal keeps surfacing for me, as I look the cardinality of the Full Moon tomorrow (exact at 5:21 am est). Cancer has ties to the Chariot card in the Tarot. The image is of a charioteer and two horses, often depicted raring to go in two different directions. This is a card about finding a way to bring together these forceful energies, to move the whole vehicle (you) forward. It's about being in control, but in a way that's organic, not at odds with the natural flow.

It's time to see where emotional underpinnings steer you off course. If a tsunami of loony emotions is churned up, this could be your chance to really see patterns of reaction usually way below the radar. The Cancer Full Moon is responsive and sensitive to the feeling vibes it swims in. In what ways does your emotional atmosphere support your emergence? In what ways does it keep you in stagnant waters?

The Cancer Moon in its fullness takes us back to emotional scenes and memories, some that pull on us over time. I've had dreams lately that star soul mates of the past. But the future calls, and Uranus in the sign of Spring, Aries, keeps sparking our individual genius and what's self-sourced -- beyond the habitual and judging the now based on past experiences.

The Winter Solstice began a new solar year, and as that light grows stronger, the surge-like hits of Uranus Aries find traction. The clashing with a vitalized Sun-Pluto conjunction will make clear where we're still needing to find solid ground. There may be all kinds of house-cleaning going on, symbolic and literal, as the Moon waxes to its bigness.

We find our power when we claim emotional sovereignty -- a Cancer mission -- so that we're able to live in the now. This is how we become self-possessed and able to rise to the demands of our time. Other factors in play open our minds to the unusual, unconventional -- these show us ways to adapt and see from outside the usual perspective. This is a gorgeous Full Moon to step into a new reality -- Enjoy!

December 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm
(1) Mari says:

I am currently in my Chariot year, so, when I decided to begin a series of collages depicted the major arcana of the tarot, I decided to begin with The Chariot. I wanted to express that sense of direction and control that you describe. I’m not sure if this link will work, but here it is:


December 28, 2012 at 7:12 pm
(2) Mari says:
December 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm
(3) Molly says:

I saw it – thanks for the link. My impression was that the ‘conductor’ is the higher self and the one reading maps is needing to pay close attention to the signs. I’m so glad you posted this, because I miss seeing your collages! Happy Full Moon

December 29, 2012 at 12:25 am
(4) analog.lady says:


Your charriot resembles mine! I struggle to find that balance. This full moon in Cancer is giving me – also a Cancer – the emotional freedom I’ve been craving for years. I worked really hard at it this year. Thanks for sharing your collage.


Thank you for your analysis of Mari’s collage. Makes tons of sense as it applies to my life.

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