Happy new year's Eve! As we welcome the new year and say goodbye to 2017, a powerful full Moon emerges in the sign of Cancer. If visible, this full Moon will appear very large -- as it is a Super Moon and closest to the Earth. If you are a Cancer sun, ascendant or moon person, you will likely be feeling these watery full Moon vibes in the extreme.
The full Moon occurs at 11 degrees Cancer. It just so happens that the ascendant of my own chart is 11 degrees Cancer, so this new year perhaps feels especially significant to me on a personal level. I'm feeling a little bit overwhelmed by how much is happening in my life right now, but I'm also feeling extremely blessed. I have so much gratitude to live the life I am living now, and I look forward to what 2018 may bring.
This magical Cancer moon energy is setting an intention for the entire year. Cancer is a feminine sign and rules the lovely Moon itself. With Cancer, we celebrate taking a softer approach to our lives, and realize the importance of love, relationships, family, home, and expressing our emotional selves. This year marks the power of the feminine. We are far more likely to realize our dreams and achieve happiness by harnessing our feminine qualities, rather than the masculine.
Looking over the events of this past year, we are definitely now experiencing an energy shift. 2017 was a year filled with masculine vigor and pushing ahead with brute strength. Cancer, on the other hand, tends to be flexible and malleable in its approach. However, Cancer is able to accomplish quite a lot over a longer period of time and is perhaps more effective in the long run.
In western astrology, the Moon ultimately holds the key to our individual happiness. This Moon centered year will likely bring many opportunities to bring more happiness and fulfillment in our lives.
Happy New Year!
Spirit + Home,