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Full Moon in Cancer - December 2023

Your guide to the moon cycle ahead.

Full Moon in Cancer

This Full Moon in Cancer will be asking you find the balance between your work and home life.

The energy of a full moon in Cancer is often associated with heightened emotions, sensitivity, and nurturing qualities. Cancer is a water sign ruled by the Moon, and during a full moon in this sign, emotions may come to the surface more intensely. This period is often seen as a time of increased intuition, deep reflection, and a strong connection to home and family.

Cancer is known for its nurturing and protective nature, so during a full moon in this sign, there may be a focus on creating a sense of emotional security and finding comfort in familiar surroundings. This lunar phase can also bring attention to relationships and a desire for emotional closeness.

On the other hand, Capricorn is an earth sign ruled by Saturn, representing structure, discipline, and a focus on material and career ambitions. Capricorn is often practical, ambitious, and concerned with long-term goals.

When these two signs are in opposition, there can be a contrast between the emotional, nurturing, and home-oriented energy of Cancer and the practical, goal-oriented, and career-focused energy of Capricorn. Balancing these opposing energies may require finding a middle ground between emotional needs and professional aspirations. It can also involve navigating the tension between personal and public life, as Cancer tends to be more private, while Capricorn is concerned with external achievements.

Yoga Pose Focus for this Full Moon

For a Cancer Full Moon practice I like to use poses that focus on emotional well-being, nurturing, and grounding.

Child's Pose (Balasana) is a restorative and grounding yoga pose that can help you connect with the energy of the moon and promote a sense of comfort and security.

Rituals for the Full Moon

For each Full Moon I build an altar to practice gratitude, a space where I can really feel into all the abundance of this moon cycle.

I also really love to use scent in all my rituals and this month I'll be using the deep and mysterious Cancer Wax Melts on my altar as I relax into my space.

Cancer is all about connection to home and family, so doing something that makes the home more cosy is a great idea or spending time at home with family too.

Lastly, Cancer is a Water sign so taking time to connect with water, either spending time near a body of water, taking a nice long bath or creating your own flavoured water at home are really lovely ideas..

Crystal for the Full Moon in Cancer

Choosing crystals for the Cancer full moon involves selecting stones that resonate with the emotional and nurturing qualities associated with the Cancer energy.

Moonstone is often associated with lunar energy and is believed to enhance intuition, promote emotional balance, and provide a sense of calm. It is a stone that encourages receptivity and fosters a connection to the natural cycles of life, making it particularly suitable for moon-related energies.

During the Cancer full moon, when emotions may be heightened, moonstone can be used to promote emotional healing, balance, and introspection. It is also associated with feminine energy and is said to enhance nurturing qualities, making it a supportive crystal for those seeking a sense of comfort and security.

To work with moonstone during the Cancer full moon, you can hold it in your hand during meditation, place it on your heart chakra, or create a crystal grid for your ritual or meditation space. As with any crystal, it's essential to cleanse and charge it according to your preferred method before use.

Journal Prompts for the Cancer Full Moon

Your journaling prompts for this Full Moon are all around your sense of self care and nurturing.

1. In what ways can I honor and acknowledge my emotions, fostering a sense of self-nurturing and emotional well-being?

2. Are there any aspects of my home or personal space that I would like to enhance or make more nurturing?

3. Are there any areas where I feel an imbalance, and if so, how can I work towards creating harmony between these aspects of your life?

Oracle Card Message for this Full Moon

Waxing Crescent Moon

Full Moon in Cancer Oracle Card

Card Description - This cars suggests that the answer to whatever you're asking is writ large like the silvery Full Moon set against the velvety night sky. If you're wondering how successful something is going to be, such as a job or a relationship, the answer is very. To use common parlance, the answer to your question may well be that it's under your nose! This card is about being larger than life, being special and bursting with energy that you can tune into and work with. You can expect plenty of good things and a positive outcome when this card comes up, but you may find there's a lot of emotion to deal with too. There's also a sense that the opportunities around whatever you're asking about don't come along every day, so take action.

I hope that you have a wonderful and magical Cancer Full Moon!

Until the New Moon

Emma xx

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Emma Lycett The Ritual Witch

Emma Lycett | The Ritual Witch

Emma is a Yoga Teacher, Moon Manifestor, Spiritual Coach, Reiki & Massage Therapist.

Emma offers yoga classes & events in Cannock, as well as an online Ritual Coven dedicated to supporting others with their spiritual practices

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