full moon in cancer

Balancing Success with Inner Peace | Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Cancer | Vedic Astrology Forecast for February 10th, 2017

FullMoonOverWaterOn February 10th around 7:30pm ET we will reach the height of the Full Moon in Sidereal Cancer. This is the half way point in the Lunar Cycle that began with the New Moon in Capricorn.

This particular Full Moon also happens to be a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, where the outer edges of the Earth’s shadow cross the Moon and dim its light.

Eclipses happen when the Moon and Sun get close to the Lunar Nodes which are known as Rahu and Ketu in Vedic Astrology. The Nodes bring heightened Karmic acceleration to the usual Full Moon.

In this particular case, the New Moon began a Lunar cycle with themes around commitment to your goals and desires for success, while learning how to overcome obstacles to reaching that success.

The Full Moon always brings the balancing energy. Where Capricorn is focused on creating systems and structure as a means of consistence action and vision towards a goal, Cancer energy is about the vulnerability of the Heart and our search for Love and Peace within.

Imagine what would happen if you simply pursued success at all costs, without any emotional connection. It’s true that we often times need to be able to make non-emotionally decisions when we pursue a goal, because we need to be practical and determine the best steps. But if we live ONLY in that experience, we could become ruthless towards success without concern for anything but our own desires for success. We might also simply burn out, being so committed that we never stop to rest, to receive, to celebrate.

The Full Moon in Cancer brings the balancing energy to this. It invites us to maintain the vision of success, while also balancing it with emotional sensitivity. It reminds us that we need to have a private life where we connect to our family and friends with love, kindness and peace, or at least connect to our own Heart in a space of self care and nurturing.

We must balance our career with our home life in some way. We must honor the cycles of work and rest, just as the Sun can shine all day and then night comes to balance and take us to rest.

The Eclipse effect of the Nodes will bring some accelerated awareness into this theme. It will potentially bring into awareness our subconscious patterning around our capacity to feel our emotions, to be vulnerable, to connect to others and find peaceful emotions. And since the Moon is close to Rahu, there may even be a strong desire to feel more, create comfort and rest rather than pursuing your committed goals and visions of success. We may feel a craving to connect, or even confusion around the ways our emotions are operating right now.

It’s fine to honor the need to rest, to slow down and to connect with life and others. Keep your commitments in mind, though so you don’t let them slip away. You may also use this time consciously to bring MORE heart, love and connection into your goals and commitments. Can you pursue your successes and vision while bring more emotion and love to fuel it?

I invite you to sit with this energy, and just notice what you feel. Are you feeling the desire to slow down and connect? Are you feeling a need to rest? Are you commitments feeling more emotionally overwhelming right now?

And how can you use this window to really sit with the question of how to create greater balance between your career and your private life. How can you balance your committed visions of success with your need to rest and connect your heart to someone or something that brings peace and love to you as well?

What are you noticing during this Full Moon Eclipse period?

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

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Feeling More | Full Moon in Cancer | Vedic Astrology Forecast for January 23rd, 2016

FullMoonOverWaterThe Full Moon with reach its peak in Sidereal Cancer on the afternoon of January 23rd, 2016. This is the mid point of the current lunar cycle, and brings integration towards balancing our dutiful, practical and accomplishment focused impulses with our deeper feeling nature.

The Sun transitioned into Capricorn on January 14th, where we discover Power (Sun) in terms of a more ambitious, responsible expression. Capricorn is thought to be like a corporate leader, where the bigger picture can be seen and the effort and determination to reach the goals are committed to in order to accomplish them. In order to do this, one must be steadfast and determined, operating off of a structured, practical plan. This means the ability to take emotion out of the equation, because emotions can create fluctuation in mind and determination. But, when this is taken as the only side of the equation, this can lead to a disconnection from the Heart.

Cancer is the balancing point for Capricorn. In Cancer we experience the nurturing, emotional nature of the Inner Heart. In Cancer the mind softens into an intuitive space where we can be guided by our feelings, out insights and impressions from within our deeper wisdom and awareness.

The Full Moon in Cancer brings the integration of these two opposing experiences. It invites our Power (Sun), Courage and confidence to operate within the practical, committed and strategic realm of Capricorn, while the mind (Moon) stays connected to the inner Heart space of intuition and compassion. With this balance, we are able to avoid the “success by all means” mentality. And we are also able to enjoy success in our career and in the world, while also having a healthy experience of emotion to keep us thriving and feeling nurtured. It also allows us to ensure that the commitments and ambitions we take on “feel good” as well and bring us peace rather than guilt and regret.

We can also see this as the ability to balance our work with our home life.

With the Moon in its home in Cancer, a stronger emotional current is being activated for the Collective. We are all being invited deeper into feelings and the themes of love, peace and and connection to others. The emotional realm is connected with the Element of Water, and we can understand through that the ways in which our experience of emotion can nourish us like water quenches thirst. When the heart is shut down to feelings, we suffer. When we fail to connect to others in meaningful ways, we can become depressed.

The balancing point of Full Moon in Cancer reminds us that we can be healthy humans with emotional needs, while also creating success in the world through determined and practical steps. It is not “either/or”… but instead can be “Both and”. We must find the balance. Sometimes that means we are “serious and determined” at work, but are able to let our heart open in our personal life so that we can receive the rejuvenation of the emotional waters. In this case, it’s about flexibility and the ability to flow between the two experiences and choose the correct expression for the correct circumstance.

We can also learn balance here by literally allowing both to come together. We might see this with a serious and ambitious business executive that is wanting to succeed, but is also open hearted enough to be compassionate towards employees and is truly wanting to benefit the lives of the end customer.

Meanwhile, Mercury and Jupiter are still in their retrograde state. Rahu entered Leo on January 8th shortly after Jupiter in Leo went retrograde. Jupiter represent our principles, purpose and higher teachings, as well as wealth. As they have been rather close together, they have created some instability in the financial markets. Rahu creating some confusion, and the retrograde giving more internal reflection around it. Hopefully what we are seeing is a “correction”, but the stock market fell a good bit since the beginning of the year.

This connection to Jupiter and Rahu will also create confusion and instability in sense of purpose and meaning. And there has continued to be an amplification of the Presidential candidates in their approach to delivering their messages, and the debates and insults that have arisen within the process.

Mercury’s retrograde motion returned it to Sagittarius on January 14th. Here it was joined by Venus on January 18th. This position brings a reflection, or more internal dialog, around speech and communication (Mercury) in connection to happiness (Venus) operating within the realm of Principles and higher purpose (Sagittarius). It has been a time when people should really be listening more than talking, as the retrograde movement of Mercury can create miscommunication and issues with details being overlooked or connected incorrectly. Although Venus’s influence can bring a little more diplomacy and charm to the process, mindfulness around this is advised.

With the retrograde motions of Mercury and Jupiter inviting us to turn within and reflect, along with Moon in Cancer, this is a great time to take a little retreat, even if that is just making some quiet time for yourself. Time to reflect on the details of life, on your principles, and also to connect more deeply with your inner heart and intuition. And ask how can you balance your own practical, serious side with being able to move into emotional experiences with an open heart? Creating emotional boundaries, but also learning to be vulnerable in healthy ways so that the heart can open when it is safe and appropriate to do so.

How are these themes showing up in our politics as well as your life and in the lives of those around you?

The above is a general Vedic Astrology Forecast. It discusses the shifts that are happening at the level of the Collective experience, as well as how you can use that Collective energy for your own growth and evolution.

For a detailed reading of how the Planetary cycles will impact you personally, you should schedule a private Vedic Astrology Reading.

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