“What seas, what shores, what grey rocks and what islands
What water lapping the bow
And scent of pine and the woodthrush singing through the
What images return
O my daughter.” TS Eliot
“Fill us with gladness for the work that must be done.” Joanna Macy
The Moon waxes full on January 1 at 9:24 PM EST at 11 degrees of Cancer. This Wolf Moon is on the Cancer/Capricorn axis with the Cancer Moon opposing the Sun in Capricorn.
The sign of Cancer is about home, roots and ancestral inheritance. The symbol associated with this sign is the crab – who carries her home on her back and retreats inside when sensing danger. Crabs inhabit the ocean as well as the land and the symbol speaks of the depths of our lives – the roots of our lives – and what we need to feel safe and secure as we implement our mission out in the world.
People define security in different ways. Gloria Steinem, one of the catalysts of the feminist movement in this country, was raised in a nomadic environment. She and her parents lived in a trailer and migrated north and south according to the seasons. As an adult her lifetime passion was to travel, speak and write and to organize groups of women to advocate for their rights. She did not have her own apartment until very recently when she settled in NY.
The sign of Capricorn governs our responsibility and duty to the outer world. It demands we grow up and take responsibility for our actions and commitments. It can now be a time when it feels like something is building that must be expressed.
The Moon opposes Saturn, Venus, Pluto and the Sun at this time. There can be mood swings related to neediness and independence and these are good issues to explore under this influence. The Moon is also forming a harmonious aspect to Neptune – the sometimes stormy sea god. It is wise to look at where you source of inspiration comes from when you are feeling unloved, unappreciated or without what you think you need. In general it is a good time for deepening inspiration when facing challenges.
Uranus the planet of the unexpected is stationary in the sky now in preparation for the direct station on 1/3. This is likely to contribute to sudden and surprising events and occurrences. It is wise to attend to and nourish the nervous system. Best to make sure important information is backed up now.
Uranus is one of the major significators of the many changes and upendings we are witnessing in our time. It governs the many of surprising events we witness regularly concerning the use of the internet. Uranus is the planet of the future and governs technologies that are ahead of their time. Often because of this futuristic nature, laws and regulations have not kept up with the technology and safeguards will need to be put in place to prevent further misdeeds.
One of the Sabian symbols for this Full Moon is,”An Asian woman, nursing a baby whose aura reveals him to be the reincarnation of a great teacher.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill