In honor of the full moon in Cancer - December Love Moon - and the powerful emotional vibrations surrounding this intense end of 2012, I wanted to share musings and inspirations from one of my favorite astrology blog sites:
The astrological sign of Cancer is a water element, a cardinal mode of energy. When Cancer is being expressed at its potential, it is powerful, dynamic and highly tenacious sign. Things will get done. And any obstacles on the path, water tends to flow over, around it and in the end move past it. This is how the sign of Cancer has the potential to handle difficulty. Though this sign is a touch sensitive and thus under a full moon, every emotion may feel even more intense.
What could be the key themes or issues surfacing now? They will be around family, roots or belonging, rejection, abandonment, emotional security, financial or professional security as well as death, dying, letting go of the past and moving past old comfort zones.
The exquisite potential of the Full Moon in Cancer is re-establishing emotional purity and strength. Allowing one to be confident and free to express feelings and flow with life. Learn to honor your feelings and attune to the Sacred Feminine. Be receptive to healing and also remain open to allowing things to wash away and prepare your inner container for new beginnings by being in the present moment. Let the raw emotion of rejection, abandonment and emotional betrayal heal. Allow love to caress you and nourish you on every level.
- Depali Desai, Celestial Space Astrology Blog
|Full Moon * 27 Dec 2012 * Yoga Retreat, Paradise Island, The Bahamas|
And so I am in deep reflection about what healing and transformation mean for me in the present moment and into the new year. It's been so good to be home and re-connect with my people and homespace in the Bahamas. It helps me feel rooted yet it also fills me with anxiety and hard memories. But these too keep me spirited. I am really feeling this full moon deeply and all the planetary shifts that are culminating into the new year. So many of my projects, my creations, are coming to fruition in 2013 - because of the work and intensity of this year - my water dragon year - in which I invested so much of my time and energy planting, sowing the seeds of long time visions... and they are emerging! One of those projects is all about healing and transformation - and I am thrilled that it will be published soon soon! More to come on that - (Saltwater Healing, Poinciana Paper Press, Forthcoming 2013) there will be a book launch an' ting in the new year :) So this time for me has really been about letting go and listening to the universe and focusing on radical self care. I am as we all are - a work in progress - continuing to grow, heal, and change.
I focus during this full moon on healing - my own healing but also praying for healing for all of us and our planet - continuing to envision and believe in this time of change - the time is now for us to embrace the Sacred Feminine and love ourselves and this earth.
So in wrapping up my end of year musings on conscious vibration, I wanted share the music that has kept me going these past few months - as I've been deep in the throws of writing, teaching, deadlines, and the day to day. This past fall, I spent much of my time alone (outside of teaching and meetings and a few weekends in New York) and it was really a time of affirming my rituals of self care - especially after my dynamic and beautiful summer of travels and spending much time at home. The fall was really about me and alone time - and work - and creative recovery - nurturing my artistic self. And music was a big part of this work for me - and so I share my top three songs of 2012:
Grace Jones, This is...
Emeli Sande, Wonder
Jose James - Black Magic