Both are necessary for balance. We all have both elements inside ourselves, however, we are not all balanced individuals. This Full Moon might be a good time to notice how you manage these two energies in yourself.
This Full Moon activates the Cardinal Cross once again with the Sun and Moon squaring the Lunar Nodes, Uranus and Mars. Lots of energy available for the changes we put in place. However, be sure to care for yourself. Drink lots of fluids and get enough sleep so you don’t burn out your circuits.
The Cardinal Cross that has been in effect over the last few years, is about letting go of what no longer serves our growth and moving towards new horizons. If our decisions for change are not firmly based on a sense of inner security they won’t succeed or satisfy. If we are merely avoiding or escaping, we haven’t really changed at all. We will merely recreate what we supposedly left behind but in a new location or with different people.
For the past year or so, Jupiter has been in Cancer (part of the ongoing Cardinal Cross) – perhaps showing us our emotional dependencies, causing us unnecessary suffering or encouraging us to look at our needs for security. We are emotional beings and there is nothing wrong with that. However, if our emotions control our lives and we feel at their mercy, we might feel some relief as Jupiter goes into Leo in a few days after the Full Moon. While we might not like what we see, it is important to see it. Then we have a choice about whether we want to continue on our current course, or make some correction. Extreme emotionality can have many causes, sometimes physical. Taking care of our body is always a good thing. Jupiter in Cancer can also show us how we nurture ourselves. Often people sacrifice their own needs to caring for others, at their own expense. Jupiter in Leo will help us learn about healthy self love.
Another positive aspect of Jupiter’s upcoming ingress into Leo is that Intuition (Jupiter) and Love (Leo) will be working in overdrive for the next year. The last time Jupiter was in Leo (2002-2003) was an incredible time for me and I look forward to what it will bring.
Pluto has been and will continue to be in Capricorn. Pluto exposes ‘the under belly’ of any sign it is in. Every day it seems, a new story comes out about corruption, intrigue and downright criminality in our government and the corporations that run it. Yes, you heard me right. Our government is run by corporations not ‘We the People’. Oh, that’s right, I forgot. Corporations are people. I know they are run by people, but they are not people. The fact that they have been legislated into personhood shows the extent to which they control the government. How about you trying to get a law passed saying you don’t have to pay taxes because you are a cat. Corporations are contractual agreements between people usually for their own personal gain at the detriment (usually) of that which they exploit. This is all starting to come down.
With the light of the Sun in Cancer shining bright, we may hear some further news of corruption. When a foundation is rotten, it collapses eventually. The structures of government all over the world are being challenged at this time. With so many people on the planet, we need structure to keep running. Imagine what driving would be like on a freeway with no lane lines. We might never reach our destination. But a government is meant to support (Capricorn – Saturn) and care for (Cancer – Moon) its minions, not destroy, punish and inhibit them unremittingly leaving them hopeless and despairing.
Some things are not your fault. Sometimes depression is an appropriate response to conditions. And sometimes we are just wallowing in self-pity. The serenity prayer is one of the most valuable contributions to humanity made by AA.
During these challenging times, remember it. Find ways to develop wisdom since it is the only thing worth gaining in this lifetime. With wisdom, you have everything you need to have a good life and a good death.