Releasing The Unnecessary And Feeling Gratitude: January's Cancer Full Moon

Appetite comes with eating; the more one has, the more one would have. French Proverb

One weakness of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our needs from our greeds. Don Robinson

A fool bolts pleasure, then complains of moral indigestion. Minna Thomas Antrim

Life is short. Live it up. Nikita Khrushchev

I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand. Benjamin Franklin

Never eat anything at one sitting that you can’t lift. Miss Piggy, Muppet character

Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Gluttony is not a secret vice. Orson Wells

Indiscriminate study bloats the mind. D. Sutten

Never eat anything bigger than your head. Kliban

January's Cancerian full Moon falls on January 4 in the US and January 5 in Australia. It's a BIG full Moon - I know we've had some doozies, but this definitely aces that definition. For starters, we have the Sun, the Moon, Uranus, Pluto and the north and south nodes all closely aspecting each other in a tight grand-cross configuration. This can bring stress and difficulty, but it can also bring about resolutions and release. This full Moon is smack on the Sun of the 4th July chart of the US. 

I see this huge configuration as being one of releasing ourselves, but that may come about because of what is not working in our life now. This feels like a make-it or break-it period. If it's never going to work out for you, why stick at it? If you're banging your head against a brick wall, will you continue to do it or find a way out of your dilemma? It's not always easy, but this feels like a very 'karmic' (whatever that means :) ) full Moon.

It comes right near the end of the Uranus/Pluto square that has brought about so much difficulty, conflict, change, oppression, resolutions, breakthroughs, etc, over the last three or so years. We are on the verge of the end of this particularly difficult planetary relationship and it seems we are set to integrate more and more of the lessons inherent in it. Uranus in Aries has many wondering "what about me?" - "where am I in this picture?" - "where are MY rights?" - "don't I matter as an individual?" - etc. Pluto in Capricorn can bring up issues of the haves and the have-nots, issues of "tow the company line" - "do as you're told" - "we hold the power and you don't", etc. Of course, Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries both have been pushing us to accept and integrate a stronger sense of our own power. We are not meant to be slaves, we are not meant to give our power away to some huge individuals or corporations that cast shadows over our lives. We can be part of 'the game', but not play the game so as to lose ourselves. It's that fine line, I guess. Saturn has also just moved out of Scorpio, bringing a sense of release of the intensity of these last few years. Of course, there is always intensity, it's just that the magnitude of it is set to be released. 

The Sabian Symbol for this full Moon is Cancer 15: A Group of People Who Have Overeaten and Enjoyed It. The following are my interpretations taken from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom. How apt is this full Moon degree right after the holiday season and the new year?

This is an image of people consuming to their fill and having a good time of it. It seems they had a big appetite and may have over indulged themselves, and are now feeling satisfied. They have taken take time out to satisfy their hunger and ‘Enjoy’ the leisure of catching up with what’s going on with others. There is a certain measure of pleasure and satisfaction, but it is probably only temporary, and they may need to return to work. This can be difficult, as overeating can lead to dulled senses and an inability to make intelligent decisions. People become energetically bound up in digesting what they’ve “consumed”, while the body is preoccupied with handling the load. This can make the mind and body slow and, sometimes, lazy. This Symbol can picture enjoying “consuming” anything, not only “eating.” They probably enjoy many of the good things in life, as well.

It may be that you, or someone else, have overindulged in material objects or success. For now, enjoy your good fortune. Beware, however, as sometimes “feeding frenzies” can turn into issues that need to be sorted out later. Problems can be experienced through overspending, overeating, putting on weight, etc. Constantly overeating or overspending in an attempt to feel better can lead to issues of self-worth, greed and debt. There is possibly a need to curb this indulging. Realize when it’s time to return to work, and to be productive instead of just swallowing, or “consuming” more and more. In fact, there may be a need for “tightening the belt”. Commodities, like food, etc., may run short now due to extravagance or excess. Remember to say Grace in thanks for the good fortune you have.

Keywords: Consumerism. Communal cohesion through indulging in the senses. Satisfied hunger. Commercialism and longing to own things. Eating disorders. The right of everyone to enjoy food and nourishment. Big business. Success. Enjoying “the good life”. Having plenty. Abundance. Temporary fulfillment.

The Caution: Self-indulgence through the senses. The “haves” and the “have-nots”. People going without so that others can have more. Monopolization. Bloating. Feeling that one deserves everything on a platter. Overweight. Bad nourishment. Eating binges. Indigestion. Obsession with ownership. Deprivation. Exploiting resources. Overspending. Gluttony.

The Karmic Condition (the degree before) this full Moon is Cancer 14: A Very Old Man Facing A Vast Dark Space To The Northeast. This is the degree of Sirius, the dog-star. It is also the degree of the Sun in the 4th July chart of the US. This can have us feeling separated and rather 'voided', but it brings hope as we look to the bigger picture and look outside of ourselves for a sense of wonder and fulfillment in terms of nature and feeling nurtured. We become more whole from seeing that, no matter how hard our lives may be, there is always a bright, shining light somewhere that can illuminate our journey. 

‘A Very Old Man’ is ‘Facing a Vast Dark Space to the Northeast’. He may be feeling old, lost and in need of guidance. Washington DC, the capital of America, from the majority of the country is in the ‘Northeast’. This is the Symbol of America’s Sun sign, the 4th July. It speaks of looking towards that place. This is also the degree of the fixed star Sirius, the star many, for millenia, have looked to for spiritual direction. The ‘Vast Dark Space’ may feel like alien or foreign territory. The ‘Very Old Man’ looks to the ‘Northeast’ for guidance; perhaps he is looking at a particular star or merely “staring into a void”. Can he find salvation there? answers? – or does he feel lost and deserted? People overwhelmed by “big brother”, commercialism and the battle to “keep up” can feel ‘Old’ in some way. However, direction may be found in this ‘Vast Dark Space’.

Guidance may be needed, but it can be hard to come by; faith may be the only light to guide you through. As we grow and age, we can choose to become more enlightened, with a greater ability to see spiritual truth. However, you could be feeling that even faith is difficult to keep hold of at the moment. You may feel let down by people – friends, family, or lovers, right through to authorities or the government. There needs to be both trust and courage that one’s inner wisdom is in touch with some higher truth. We need this especially when we don’t know where we’re going and feel like we have to take things one day at a time. Once we have completed our journey in this life, there is still the mystery of the next life. Venturing into the unknown when you think you have seen it all can be a reminder of the thrill of life. Take some time to look to to the sky at night; this may bring encouragement and some kind of realization or fulfillment.

Keywords: American Indians and other native peoples that have been left in the dark. Losing faith in the future. The dying out of cultures or languages. Washington DC. Staring into a void. Blindness. Searching for answers. Sirius – the Dog Star. Magnetic shifts. Compass directions. Stargazing. Navigation. Faith. The earth’s poles. Astronomy. Vast dark arenas. Wisdom that comes with age. Feeling old before one's time. Seeking purpose and direction.

The Caution: Seeing nothing. A lack of purpose. Abandonment, rejection, loss and darkness. The exploitation and abandonment of native people. Myopia. Voids. Emptiness.

The Quest Symbol (the degree following) of this full Moon is Cancer 16: A Man Studying A Mandala In Front Of Him With The Help Of A Very Ancient Book. This Symbol seems to be saying that, by following a type of strategy, some type of plan, that we can find clues to a better, more fulfilling life. 

This Symbol shows someone intent on gaining insight and meaning through ‘Study’. He is ‘Studying’ a ‘Mandala’ which may be in the form of a picture, design or structure. This can be anything from an astrology chart, to an architectural drawing to a sacred image, etc. The ‘Mandala’ is often a collection of ideas and possibilities, experiences and lessons, and history and mythology. These things can be presented as a kind of tapestry. He is ‘Studying’ this ‘With the Help of a Very Ancient Book’; it has clues and answers from ages past. Looking to the “secret mysteries” can reveal answers to life’s questions, and how best to proceed.

You may be attempting to understand what these “secret mysteries”, mentioned above, may mean in the current context and applying it to the relevance of today. You may be puzzled by the deeper meanings of the subject you’re ‘Studying’ or trying to unravel. Reverting to traditional answers is not always easy in the present day. The key to deciphering these mysteries is in traditional knowledge and wisdom. Adopting a plan or a strategy is a good idea, as is following “the rules of the book”. With devices like the Internet and television, the quicker options are usually chosen. These methods have their merits, but they can be enhanced further when teamed up with the older, more tried and true answers. Perhaps you feel “boxed in” by your situation. You must seek what is already known in order to understand what’s happening. If a plan is adopted, make sure it is based on sound principles and everything should work out. Patience, research and respect for the past are all vital elements here. A teacher is likely to appear. Much will be learnt and revealed.

Keywords: Concentration. Overcoming obstacles by gaining control of one’s inner and outer life. Architecture and strategic planning. Lessons to be learnt from history. Astrology, numerology, tarot. Systems of thought that are laid out. Maps. The rules of warfare-anything with a strategy. Drawing strength and inspiration from squares and circles. Inward attention. Mandalas.

The Caution: Ignoring the old wisdom for modern rational systems. Lack of imagination. Going into a situation unorganized and unplanned. Trying to gain the better of others by out strategizing them. Not wanting to put in the work.

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is Capricorn 15: In A Hospital, The Children's Ward Is Filled With Toys. I feel that for many, this pictures the possibility, or the need, for healing one's inner child. It is a degree of healing on all levels, at any age and through many and varied modalities. 

This Symbol brings to mind an image of children in varying states of health. They are in need of care, with doctors and nurses going about their business. There’s the need for vigilant duty for the physical and emotional needs of ‘The Children’. Some ‘Children’ will be playing with the ‘Toys’, whilst others may be sleeping or too ill to respond with much energy or enthusiasm.

There may be a need for caring shows of affectionate concern, either for yourself or others. Simple things done to promote healing can bring great relief to all concerned. The fact that ‘The Children’s Ward is Filled With Toys’ reflects a generosity of spirit. Service and the gift of healing are given, especially to those who are younger or less able to look after themselves without any expectation of reciprocal giving. The purpose of the ‘Toys’ is to give the ‘Children’ a special treat and is an acknowledgment of their value in society along with the community’s concern for their welfare and good health. In times of healing there is a need for simple pleasures and rewards to raise one’s spirit. Showing kindness and nurturance to those who are in need can lead to faster healing and allow people to take their place back out in the world again. Listening to the needs of ‘The Children’ is very important, and this includes your own "inner child", as they can provide clues as to what is really causing problems or happening in their lives. This can picture a situation where many kinds of healing methods can be employed, anything from ‘Toys’ and gadgets all the way up to state of the art, up-to-date technology. Of course, there's also mental and emotional healing that may need our attention as well. However, sometimes a simple smile, a special treat and some soothing words of encouragement are more healing than one can at first imagine.

Keywords: Bringing simple gifts to the sick or disadvantaged. Looking after one’s responsibilities. Nurturing people of younger years or those who’ve had less growth. Workshops held to improve one’s health; be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. Drugs, crutches, cots, doctors, nurses. Waiting for and needing individual attention. Waiting rooms. Magazines. Toys. Gadgets. Puzzles. Games. Healing the inner child. 

The Caution: Making a large generous show when one doesn’t really care. Being dogmatic. Feeling in charge of healing and not listening to what others have to offer or say. Using gadgets instead of simple human caring. Fear of things such as needles, etc. Being greedy and wanting all the toys.

The Quest Symbol of the Sun is Capricorn 16: School Grounds Filled With Boys And Girls In Gymnasium Suits. The Sun on this Symbol is telling us, that along with the healing in the 'children's ward', there could be a need to remember to be in our bodies, to get some exercise, to make love and have fun. 

Keywords: Developing muscular coordination. Sexual energy, attraction or satisfaction. Playing, marching, competition, rivalry. Singing songs of unity. New anthems for the young. The search for identity. Being able to accomplish things on the physical level. Physical fitness. Uniforms and uniformity. Gymnasiums. Exercise equipment. Conscription. Being one of many. Learning how to get along with the opposite sex. Bodybuilding. Level playing fields.

The Caution: Physical showing off for sexual attention. Relationships based on purely physical or sexual attraction. Having to do things that one isn’t capable of physically doing. Not joining in.

Pluto is conjunct the Sun and opposing the Moon. Pluto is on Capricorn 14: An Ancient Bas-Relief Carved In Granite Remains A Witness To A Long-Forgotten Culture. This is also the Karmic Condition (the degree before) of the Sun at this full Moon. Pluto is smack in amongst the energies and it's message appears to be showing the need to let go of events, memories, finished relationships, those things that hurt and hold one back from manifesting our lives in positive, fruitful and strengthening ways. What have you perhaps 'written in stone' that may need some revisioning?

Keywords: Anonymous immortality. Things written or carved in stone, or concrete. Permanent records. Clues from the past. Things that should be shaped and changed with the times. Pieces of art or sculpture. Things that belong in a museum. Inscriptions and carvings. Ancient civilizations and their relics. History.

The Caution: Limitations that don’t allow for changes. Old and outworn situations. Things that can not, or will not, ever change. Memories frozen in time. Feeling stuck, like no growth is possible. Frigidity of feelings.

Almost exactly squaring Pluto, the Sun and the Moon is Uranus at Aries 13: A Bomb Which Failed To Explode Is Now Safely Hidden From Discovery. Whether the 'Bomb' is 'Safely Hidden' or 'Fails To Explode' is dependent on individual situations. With Uranus in Aries on this degree and part of a grand-cross with the nodes, certainly we are being asked to defuse situations - to let them go - to take the 'charge' out of what might be happening or making us upset. Uranus here, in Aries, on the "unexploded bomb" can feel like an 'atomic bomb', blowing the cobwebs out and the clearing out can feel 'nuclear' - perhaps 'new clear' is more the productive picture. 

Keywords: Pressure valves. Getting away with something. Tantrums and frustration. Tempers that simmer. Explosive behavior. Bombs, explosions. Sudden and forceful events. Intelligence organizations, CIA, FBI, ASIO, etc. Valuable lessons of self-restraint. Relief from problems. Discharging nervous energy. Security checks. Last minute escapes.

The Caution: Suppressing stress or illness. Doing inappropriate things and thinking the secret safe. Repressing emotions. Undefined anger. Pressure cooker energy that needs to be released slowly. Explosions damaging more than expected. Activists. Deception behind one’s back. Clash of ideals. Terrorism.

Of course, there doesn't have to be actual terrorism or bombs going off, although I do feel that there may be some big events at this full Moon - but in our own lives we don't have to be 'terrorized' and it helps to see through those things that light our fuses - that set us off. What lights your fuse? Do you sometimes feel rather incendiary? Have you felt it more lately? Uranus here is very much about letting go of that tight pull and that tension. 

In amongst this grand-cross of the Sun, Moon, Uranus and Pluto is the Moon's north node. Often seen to reflect relationships and karmic connections and events, it's been, over the last few months, over some very hectic degrees in Libra - Libra 19: A Gang Of Robbers In Hiding - Libra 18: Two Men Placed Under Arrest - Libra 17: A Sea Captain Rocking On The Porch Of His Cottage... this last one could have people really reflecting on their lives after the storms of the 'robbers' and 'arrest' - these are metaphors, of course.... and, they function in our lives in mysterious ways. We may have had the 'Gang Of Robbers' revealed to us in some way, which can lead to the release of the handcuffs of the 'Two Men Placed Under Arrest'. This can be very freeing. But, some people may be going through hell with this, especially in the realms of relationships - whether you're in a 'romantic' relationship or not, this period is about relationships - relationships of all kinds. After feeling the 'escape' of the Sea Captain that just wanted to sit and observe and take things in, we need to get out our hammer and nails - our repair kits - and get going with building, rebuilding, reconstruction, resurrection, etc.

As I write this on Saturday here in Australia (Friday in the US), the Moon's node is on Libra 16: After A Storm, A Boat Landing Stands In Need Of Reconstruction. This Symbol can bring things to a head where we feel that we have to get cracking to rebuild, renovate, restructure, resurrect, repair, etc, etc some part of our lives. For some, it may seem like they have to rebuild their entire life, especially if significant relationships break down. 

Keywords: Temporary loss. Emotional repair. Tools to repair damage and build a new life. Having faith that the worst is over and recovery can begin. Calling in the experts. Taking time to put the pieces back together. Working to ensure the safety of the community. Insurance claims. The fragility of man’s world in the face of nature. Returning to work.

The Caution: Making excuses instead of fixing things. Feeling emotionally swamped and powerless. Being torn apart. Leaving things a mess. Feeling shot to pieces. Letting things wear down to the point of collapse. Having nowhere to dock. Arguments and violence. 

At the time of the full Moon, the Moon's north node will have moved onto Libra 15: Circular Paths. This Symbol can have us going around in circles - it can have us learning things on each round, but it can also have us wondering if we're slipping back into old habits, relationships that we should perhaps vacate, old stories that are not serving us any longer. Is there something that you keep returning to that might serve you better to leave off? Circular Paths can bring up mental and emotional states that play over and over in our minds like a broken record. 

Keywords: Going round and round. The orbits of the planets. Cosmic rhythms and cycles. The cycles of life. Things we feel we can trust. The secure path that never really leads anywhere. Crop circles. Realizing mistakes and learning from them. The wheels of progress. Merry-go-rounds. Circular machinery. Mazes and labyrinths. Chaos theory. Learning through repetition. Looking for somewhere to park.

The Caution: Being lost in abstractions or small details. Losing perspective from going round and round. Addictive cycles that are hard to get rid of. Boredom. Episodes that repeat themselves. Repeating the same actions or mistakes. Treadmills. Habits that are self-defeating.

The Moon's south node is on Aries 15: An Indian Woman Weaving A Blanket In The Light Of The Setting Sun. This can show us how we might focus more on our 'work', what needs to be done, rather than on 'weaving our lives', 'weaving our stories'. What are you creating in your life? What stories are you manifesting? Soon, Uranus and the south node will conjunct (be on the same degree) around the 20th January. It seems that we are definitely heading for the experience of letting go of things that don't work from our lives. This can be, and for sure for many it will be, a major period of change. Perhaps we need to be doing more than arranging and rearranging the chairs on the Titanic - getting rid of possessions that just clog up your life can be a part of this, as can letting go of past attachments and loyalties that you have perhaps outgrown. 

Keywords: The fabric of one’s being. Traditional pastimes and skills. Weaving security and independence. Patience and gentle handcrafting. Stories, especially those handed down. Tales and traditions. Consideration of one’s unique history. Weaving, spinning looms. The warp and weft of life. One’s life story—past and present. Being focused on one’s tasks. Colours, Dyes. Threads.

The Caution: Underestimating skills of self-expression in comparison with intellectual skills. Allowing dull routines to overcome. Feeling one hasn’t got much to contribute. Inability to apply to routine and necessary tasks. Being too “full-time” about one’s work. Feeling insecure no matter what the situation. Selling off one’s integrity. Finding that it’s too late in the day to get anything done. Not knowing when to stop.

This full Moon is a big, really big in fact, t-square. That can be stressful, really stressful, but it  can also bring things to a head where we realise we have to change something. It could be anything, letting it go... letting go of that grip. 

We have the Sun at Capricorn 15, Moon at Cancer 15, the Moon's north node at Libra 15, the south node at Aries 15, Uranus at Aries 13, Pluto at Capricorn 14. Notice all the red lines in the chart to the right. These can be stressful, challenging and difficult, BUT they can push us forward and out of situations that no longer serve. If we're stuck in a rut, this configuration could get us going towards bigger and better resolutions. This full Moon is smack on the July 4 chart of the USA. It will be interesting to see what this period brings. 

Mercury is on Aquarius 1: An Old Adobe Mission In California. Mercury going into Aquarius will lighten some of the heavy feelings we have had lately while it was in Capricorn. Thoughts can turn to freedom to be more of who you want to be, especially as Mercury is sextiling Saturn. 

Keywords: Spiritual retreats in natural surroundings. Finding new areas to work with spirit. Creating civilization out of natural elements. Hard work to create places of sanctuary and learning. Places once revered now tourist attractions. Forging links to new worlds. Missions and missionaries. Bringing faith to the “new world”. Brotherhoods. Places that house and protect.

The Caution: Dogmatism. Pushing beliefs and ideas on others. Believing one’s spiritual and religious beliefs contain all the answers. Taking over others' lives. Moving in and taking control. Monuments to the past sagging and fading. People moving in on others. Cults. Indoctrination.

Saturn is on Sagittarius 2: The Ocean Covered With Whitecaps. This can speak of stirring things up from the depths - the intensity that can felt at a deeper level and it can bring things bubbling to the surface. 

Keywords: Mobilization of energy and emotions. Safety in more secure emotions. Blustery days. Churning thoughts. Being flighty and changeable. Overblown reactions. Energy that needs an outlet for expression. The need for stillness and meditation.

The Caution: Getting fussed and irritable over nothing, or at least very little. Nervousness. Whipping up emotions and reactions. Overdoing things. Not knowing how to rest. Responding too readily to external conditions. Gathering gloom.

Over the last several days, since Saturn moved into Sagittarius, Saturn has been on Sagittarius 1: Retired Army Veterans Gather To Reawaken Old Memories. This can bring about reunions amongst those who belong together - or - people who have shared the same battles and memories - or - amongst people who gather together (especially at the holidays) and fight each other. Mercury and Saturn sextiling each other can help us to make those plans, to get clear about strategies, to bring in some mental discipline so we can get things done. Clearing one's slate of all kinds of things could be part of this. 

Venus is on Aquarius 2: An Unexpected Thunderstorm. There will be 'thunderstorms' in some people's lives, along with flashes of insight and awakening. This is a very powerful degree. Venus is on the last minute of this degree and flips onto the next degree just minutes into the full Moon. Aquarius 3 is A Deserter From The Navy Stands Suddenly Aware That Freedom Is Never The Result Of Compromise. Venus here will no doubt have many people deciding to let go of some friendships, relationships, jobs, projects that don't reflect who you truly are, etc. This, along with Mercury on the Unexpected Thunderstorm degree, can bring about the need to put yourself and your own needs right in the center of your priorities. There may be some people who are shocked by what happens now, but movement, any movement, is better than stagnation or continuing on in situations that don't further you. 

The other big, but rather short-lived, configuration is the current Mars/Jupiter opposition. This can bring about plans, too, big plans, big ideas, a desire for more freedom on any level. 

Mars is on Aquarius 25: A Butterfly With The Right Wing More Perfectly Formed. This can show a lack of balance at first as we move into new realities and realisations. This is particularly so as Aquarius 24 - which Mars is on right up until the full Moon - is A Man Turning His Back On His Passions, He Teaches Deep Wisdom From His Experience. Here, again, it seems that many are feeling the need to let something go, to drop the story, to decide to be happy - perhaps it's about actually turning your back on something. 

Jupiter is retrograde on Leo 22: A Carrier Pigeon Fulfilling Its Mission. Do you have a calling? Do you have a mission? Do you want one? Is there something you need to hear, or speak, or understand?

Keywords: Bringer of good tidings and news. Creating lines of communication. Completing tasks. Feeling like one is on a mission. Finding out what’s truly going on. Having a sense of destiny. Receiving orders from a higher authority. Being magnetically aligned. Pigeons, doves. Not being put off the track no matter what. Mail. Flying home.

The Caution: Gossip. Messages that are not useful to anyone or are outworn and old. Needing recognition and applause for doing simple things. Useless information. Putting a lot of effort into something that is not worth it. “Stool pigeons”. Working until one drops from exhaustion. Being so one-pointed that you forget other parts of your life.

Neptune is on Pisces 6: A Parade Of Army Officers In Full Dress. This can be about having to turn up to 'serve' or to work or to help others. How are you 'dressing'? Are you getting suited up or in your pajamas? Either works, as long as it's working for you :)

Keywords: National pride on display. Reminders of those putting life and limb on the line for kin and country. Uniforms, hats. People seeking recognition from the community, regardless of what they’ve personally achieved. Patriotism. Memories of war. Being committed to service. Medals. Stripes. Uniformity. Grinning and bearing it. Projecting the “right image”. Drills and routines. Displays of courage. Assembling together. Braiding and piping. Spit and polish. Parades and marching. Police and law enforcement. Guns and bayonets. The importance of looking good.

The Caution: “Stiff” and unfeeling displays. Having special privileges that others don’t. Doing what one must do. Hiding behind a façade. Not being prepared, or able, to show one’s true self. “Drill sergeants” who scream and shout. People parading their importance. False courage. Taking the glory away from the little people. Wearing anything.

Chiron is on Pisces 14: A Woman Wrapped In Fox Fur. It seems that the wily fox can help us here - by using our intelligence and inner guidance system, we can navigate through just about whatever life throws at us. 

Keywords: Outer expressions of real inner worth. Animal magnetism and attraction. Intelligence and its display. Cloaks of feminine wit and sexuality. Beguiling minds. Animal totems and furs. Perceived beauty. The sense of having class and money. Beauty, fashion and talent. Being forward and upfront. Sense of personal style. Grace and composure. Elegance. Knowing what to say and when. Dressing up. Money spent on beauty. Tempting others with sexual signals. Perfumes. Pheromones. Taxidermy.

The Caution: False fronts and expressions of wealth. Selling out for momentary, or monetary, gain. Wrapped in intellectual superficiality. The fatal allure of beauty. Scoring points solely through charisma. Being so caught up in fashion and glamor that one loses a true sense of self. Being overdressed.

So, as you can no doubt see, this is a big full Moon. This is also the longest newsletter I think I've ever written (I even left out a few of the Keywords and Cautions as it was just getting too long). This full Moon deserves this write-up as it is a very very big time for us and the planet. There will be stresses, for sure, but there will be breakthroughs. Here's to releasing some stored-up energies, commitments that don't work and letting go of possessions, relationships and situations that just clog up our lives. 

Happy New Year to you all and I wish you an amazing 2015. I think it's going to be an easier, more fulfilling year :)


spiritdiver 6th January 2015 2:29 pm

Wow, thank you Lynda for your insight and work. What a compilation and line up. I am feeling both the releasing, the freedom but also the balance needed of boundaries in taking on all the gifts that is required; aware of the responsibility in receiving,in my setting new patterens of this new cycle.

In appreciation, sending a happy new year to you!


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