On Saturday, December 22nd, the Moon will be Full at 6:48 pm CEST (12:48 pm EST, 9:48 am PST).
This Full Moon will coincide with Yule, the Winter Solstice, and the Darkest Night of the year will thus be illuminated by the light of the Moon. A magical night!
This Full Moon will be in the sign of Cancer, the 'home' sign of the Moon. This nurturing water sign reminds us of the unconditional love of a mother for her child. This couldn't be more fitting this time of year.
The Holy Child was born into this world, into the lap of the Divine Mother. Symbol of the Light returning to a dark Earth.
Cancer is also the sign of our emotions. During Full Moons, we can experience heightened emotions or feel more. It is possible to experience lucid dreams, visions, and premonitions. Especially during these dark, long winter nights, which is a time of meditation and retracting from the world. Capture them here in your 12 Nights of Yule Dream Recording Workbook (my birthday gift to you because I will turn 40 on the Winter Solstice!).
It is important to understand that our emotions are guidance and not something to fear.
We often call feelings 'positive' or 'negative', but that is how we judge them from the lens of society (where emotions are repressed and have a connotation of weakness and difficulty to them).
Emotion is energy in motion, that is all. Why would energy hold a quality like good or bad?
When you create distance between your life and the truth of who you are, tension arises. This tension between two separate (or polarised) states, creates an energetic difference. Like two electric polarities, negatively charged and positively charged. Between them, a current is created, energy flows from pole to pole, with force, to reinstate balance. Like a flash of lightning or electric shock, the energy connects back.
The tension between our Heart (bliss, connection with our Divine Self) and our illusory, self-created or enforced 'reality' is like this. The further away we drift from our Truth, the bigger the polarity that is created. This forces energy to discharge, and we experience this as emotions.
Fear, sadness, depression, anger are signs that we have been moving away from who we really are. When we can see this, it is easier to be grateful for the guidance we are given, because this invites us back to our Truth.
This Full Moon in Cancer invites you to be like a mother to yourself. To be compassionate with yourself, to love yourself unconditionally, without judgment when there is tension. Feel the emotions that guide you back to your Truth, your Inner Light, your beautiful Divine Self. Hold yourself like you would hold a child in distress.
You can attune to the whispers of your Soul in every moment.
Make space to listen. Don't look for answers in your rational mind, they will be given to you in your dreams. Try to enhance the positive in your life, because that is what lies closest to your Truth. Gratitude, joy, pleasure, expansion, those are the feelings to strive for. Don't force them, because that will take you further away. Feel positive emotions for small things, that is what brings you back.
"I am grateful to be able to listen to myself."
"I enjoy the glow of the candles in the window."
"Being with my loved ones gives me joy."
"This latte tastes amazing."
"The fresh snow on the hills creates such a gorgeous light."
The small things in life... They will take you to paradise.
Even in deep darkness, the Light always returns.
Blessed Full Moon & Blessed Yule!