THE 2018 CANCER FULL MOON WANTS YOU TO NURTURE YOURSELF

As the New Year arrives, the 2018 Cancer Full Moon wants you to soften into your support system, celebrate how far you’ve come, and treat yourself even better, says Sandra Sitron

2018 Cancer Full Moon

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Full Moon :: January 1, 2018 :: 9:24pm ET :: 11 degrees Cancer

A sigh and a hug. A gentle embrace and Mother Moon nudges you off the edge of the cliff … 

You land gently in sea of buttery white rose petals. Sink into softness. The petals morph into her craggy face of the Moon. A waterfall of emotion tumbles you gently into her mouth, and suddenly—you are inside her.

This Full Moon can help you feel contained. You are held in such a way that you can feel every feeling, while being reassured that you are completely supported. You are never alone. You are always seen, your needs always heard, and a gentle softness surrounds you.

In the sign of Cancer, the Moon is at home, and is opposite the Sun in structured Capricorn. This moment could help you blossom in your ability to be both Father and Mother to yourself. To nurture yourself gently, while also providing boundaries and practical support for yourself. You can learn how to both stand up for yourself and be more gentle with yourself.

Might it be emotional? Yes. But with support, there is never trauma. When you feel cared for, healing is easy. This Moon will take you into the depths of emotion. But it will feel oh-so-right.

This Full Moon wants you to treat yourself better, and the emphasis on cardinal signs can help you initiate a new pathway. Let the support of the Moon catapult you into a new wave of understanding.

Celebrate your personal development, and then step through the doorway towards your future self … 

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Grand trine between the Moon, Neptune, Mars, and Jupiter.
A yellow fish swims in a school. 
This watery trine supports you in moving through the feelings in just the right way. You can nurture your own inner child. Take her on a walk. Show her what it’s really like to be an adult. Help her feel safe and seen.

The school of fish symbolizes swimming through your emotions and connecting with your intuition. This trine will stir up everything that needs to move, but the process is collective.

Meditate to activate your internal guidance system. Your emotional soul-searching will help you feel streamlined and connected, just like the school of fish.

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Moon opposite Pluto, Venus, and Saturn
An acrobat maneuvers on the tightrope. 
Jumping and diving gracefully, the acrobat lingers momentarily in midair before grasping a support. You are pushing yourself to go higher, faster, better. You are moving through into a new way of being. It requires skill and strength. But you make it look easy. There is a type of gracefulness in your every move.

As you move into the New Year, get very clear about the transformation that you’ve gone through. What have you learned? What has made you stronger? And now, what will be the structure that supports you moving forward? What is your plan? And finally, notice the inherent beauty that exists in your life. Enjoy this graceful dance in the sky.

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These two aspects (above) form a larger kite pattern
The kite shape of these two aspects wants to fly. It yearns for motivating action. You can take action by listening to your emotions and allowing yourself to be transformed. This takes courage and willingness to change. In this endeavor, your own emotional security will help you set better boundaries that teach people how to treat you.

And through the whole process, you can refresh yourself with the light of Venus. She reminds you to take pleasure in the moment and enjoy the beauty and diversity of this life on Earth. Something that could otherwise annoy you might seem quite beautiful if you look at it with fresh eyes and an appreciative heart.

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The study questions below are to help you get deeper into what the 2018 Cancer Full Moon means for you. Use them as journal prompts. For the most accurate reading, look to which house holds 11 degrees Cancer in your chart and use the question for that house.

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Aries or Full Moon in the 4th house 
What helps you feel at home with yourself?

Taurus or Full Moon in the 3rd house 
What could you be thinking about in a new way?

Gemini or Full Moon in the 2nd house 
When will you let yourself feel safe?

Cancer or Full Moon in the 1st house 
What do you need to be honest with yourself about?

Leo or Full Moon in the 12th house 
How would some solid alone time benefit you?

Virgo or Full Moon in the 11th house 
What visions for the future are dancing through your mind? Gather these ideas.

Libra or Full Moon in the 10th house 
Hold yourself to a higher standard. What will this help you achieve?

Scorpio or Full Moon in the 9th house 
Shimmer new light on your beliefs. What do you most value now?

Sagittarius or Full Moon in the 8th house 
Paint a picture that shows you finding true forgiveness in every area of your life. In the ideal world, what doors would open?

Capricorn or Full Moon in the 7th house 
Solidify your partnership desires. What do you need in a partnership?

Aquarius or Full Moon in the 6th house 
What is the most simple way to structure your day?

Pisces or Full Moon in the 5th house 
Are you having enough fun to keep your inner child happy?

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