It feels almost poetic that the full moon in Cancer occurs just days after we enter the year of the Chariot, the Major Arcana card corresponding to Cancer. It’s almost like the universe is telling us that this is a really big deal, and we need to be prepared for it. And after the New Moon in Capricorn at the beginning of this cycle, with its call to get really clear and organized with the new energies that are whirling about right now, it is nece to be able to take a step back and gain some perspective. And that perspective is the difference between logical, rigid Capricorn and emotional, vulnerable Cancer.
There is nothing wrong with thinking through the path forward in a clear, logical manner. But logic without emotions is rather robotic. With the full moon marking the middle of this cycle, it asks us to consider the why of our logic. Logically your path makes sense, but does it fit with your why? And ultimately, how do you feel about that logic, anyway?
We also must remember that Cancer is about the Chariot, the vehicle that will carry us through the rest of this cycle. What vehicle has carried us so far? Is it working for us? How does it feel? What might we need to let go of for this vehicle to be more comfortable as we move to the end of this cycle?
For me personally, the New Moon in Capricorn added an energy of structure that I wasn’t necessarily ready for. It felt good at first to get out my planners, make lists of what I needed to get accomplished, and establish clear, precise goals moving forward. But as someone with a lot of air in my natal chart, I can’t work that way for long. It becomes too structured, too much pressure, and that friction creates a fire that will eventually burn me out. Because stress has caused so many health issues for me already, I am ot willing to sacrifice my health for that much structure. My vehicle moving forward needs to include some flexibility.
This morning I was driving in my car (a type of Chariot) and it was very foggy outside. At times it was hard to see where I was going. It made me think of how very much that is like life. We can choose a chariot and perhaps a direction, but in the end we don’t really know where we are going. We know where we would like to end up, but most of the time things happen that throw us off course. So we can spend our time fighting these things, trying to get ourselves back on the course we feel our lives should be on, or we can let go of our expectations and see where the new direction takes us. It is definitely a place of vulnerability, but it brings to mind the quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson that says, “Life is a journey, not a destination.” And it is another reminder that no matter how hard we try, we can’t control anyone or anything around us. We can only control how we react to circumstances, so we might as well buckle up and enjoy the ride!
Full Moon in Cancer Spread
Card 1: Energy of this full moon
Card 2: What should I do to temper the logic of the Capricorn New Moon?
Card 3: What do I need to let go of for the rest of this moon cycle?
Card 4: How do I need to change my vehicle moving forward?
Card 5: What can I do to better enjoy this journey called life?