Winter Solstice on Friday, December 21,
2018 at 2:22pm PST/5:22 p.m. EST
Cancer Full Moon, Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 9:48am PST/12:48pm EST/5:48pm GMT
The Winter Solstice brings initial optimism and clarity as the Sun enters the serious mandate of Capricorn.
The planetary alignment at the time of the solstice will influence the next 6 months as the light returns in the northern hemisphere and decreases in the southern hemisphere.
You are affected by the light of the Sun. Every life form grows with the power of the Sun. But life begins in the womb of darkness.
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, you’re ending your phase of release, and beginning a new phase of growth in the longest night of the year.
So many ideas and expansive feelings have come to light in recent days. Simmering in the background, shifts in power are developing and will become aparent in the next 6 months.
The Winter Solstice occurs while the Moon is in Gemini. Less than 24 hours later, the Moon moves into the pregnant emotional realm of Cancer and becomes full to illumine the messages of 2018.
Even with the influence of Capricorn, this is an emotional Full Moon. There’s a lot going on under the surface. A lot of it good, and other currents reveal matters that will be understood with time.
Life can be really intense. And that’s ok.
You can still feel at ease with your relationships and connect with your loved ones. The rest of the world may seem pretty wobbly.
With the Sun in Capricorn, Saturn is stronger and this Moon in opposition to the karmic taskmaster illumines some realities you might have been ignoring.
Saturn demands full responsibility.
Moon in Cancer brings your unconscious motivations to light. Your emotional life reflects the areas you nurture with your thoughts and actions.
Are you truly responding to life? Are you open to opportunities to reveal more of your vulnerable self?
Can you trust your emotional flow so that you don’t bottle it up? By feeling what makes you anxious, you’ll be able to experience more of the pleasant feelings of life.
2019 will start with three Super Full Moons in succession that will pull you even more deeply. And the first one in January will be a Super Lunar Eclipse in the first degree of dramatic Leo.
Feelings are what make you human.
This Cancer Full Moon gets you into the experience of noticing your feelings so that you can use your emotional power to fuel your many goals and responsibilities in 2019.
You may not feel comfortable around a lot of emotion. Think of emotions are notes of the harmonic of your personal power. It’s important to practice them so that you can play your unique melody.
If you’re feeling particularly emotional, or overwhelmed by the emotions of others, try to move your body so that you increase your heart rate and respiration.
Stimulating your circulation helps your heart get involved so you can remember how through love, all things are possible. When life gets crazy, return to love and how that feels.