Needs, Nurture, Sustenance, the Urge to Care & Transforming Family Dynamics – Full Moon in Cancer

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The first Full Moon on 2018 falls in the sign of Cancer on 2nd of January at 12:23 pm here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT +10); indicating that themes of home, family, nurture and work/life balance are likely to be a strong as we usher in the New Year.

Emotional Sustenance and Nourishment – Home as a Sanctuary

What have the last two weeks bought up for you in this area as the Moon waxed?

  • Do you feel comfortable, protected and safe?
  • Is your home a place of sanctuary and belonging?
  • Are you emotionally supported and do you emotionally support others?
  • How do you nourish and emotionally sustain yourself and those within your care?
  • Do you look after your own needs first ensuring that you can provide from a place of fulfilment and balance or do you let other’s needs take precedence and end up depleted and exhausted?

With so much fire energy present as we rounded out 2017 this Full Moon may have seen you or others experiencing a sense of burn out…

… especially if listening to the needs of the body is not something that you’re inherently good at.

If this happened for you, then this Full Moon may just be the wake up call you need to mitigate the chances of this happening in the future.

Increased Self Awareness of Your Needs

That’s because, this Full Moon chart carries a beautiful water Grand Trine, stabilised by the Sun in Capricorn indicating that there is potential for increased inherent awareness of your own and other’s needs right now.

As well as the ability to take responsibility for those needs.

With the Sun flanked by both Pluto and Venus, you may instinctively find yourself tuning in to what changes are required within your relationship(s); including your relationship with yourself –

… especially if you have been giving far too much of yourself and not taking the time to re-fill your own cup.

Be it at work, within your family relationships or within your social circle.

Now is a good time to come home to yourself and to set some strong disciplines in place to ensure that you look after yourself and cater adequately to your emotional self throughout 2018.

You are likely to feel an increase in sensitivity and compassion now and may find that your psychic insight is strong.

Be gentle with yourself if you are experiencing difficulty, take it one day at a time and know that you can change your life.

That psychic energy can really help to see below the surface of any issues and to get a feel for what’s really going on; either personally or with others close to you.

Nurturer vs. Provider and the Strong Push to Care for Others

When the Full Moon falls in Cancer, the chart axis related to work and home is highlighted.

Both are necessary areas of life with Capricorn (father energy) being the sign of the provider and Cancer (mother energy) being the sign of the home-maker and nurturer.

Perhaps the Full Moon bought up something in relation to your work/life balance?

With this energy increasing over the Christmas period the need to be home and nurturing your family (or yourself) may have conflicted with work demands and the necessity of providing.

How can you balance these two seemingly opposing forces and create a work/home life that suits you and your family dynamic?

Inspired Ideas/Change is in The Air

Uranus is set to station and turn direct on the day of this Full Moon in trine to now-direct Mercury in Sagittarius, so there is potential for an over-active mind, inspired ideas, intuitive insights and broken sleep.

Rebellion and Change are in the air and you are likely to find yourself needing to breathe new life into your World.

With Uranus trine to Saturn this is unlikely to be shocking or sudden, but instead a desire for change has been stirring for some time within you and something that you now feel you can action – again, what do you most need right now?.

Perhaps now is the time to start taking action towards those New Moon goals, which you set at the end of last year?

There is plenty of Earth energy available in this Full Moon chart to help set you on the path to manifesting those changes.

When strong in our skies, Uranus can wreak havoc on the nervous system, so eating foods that nourish this (see italics below) and taking the time to ground (walks in nature, earthy foods; such as potatoes) and connect with your breath (meditation, deep breathing) will all help.

-> Foods to Nourish your Nervous System (From Don Tolman’s FDR volume 3) –

Almonds, Applies, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbahe, Cantaloupe Melon, Cauliflower, Ginger, Lettuce, Pine Nuts, Walnuts, Watermelon

Transforming the Family Dynamic

If you found yourself experiencing power struggles over the Christmas period or perhaps you’ve connected with some depression or a lack of self love then please know that you have the power to change these patterns wherever they are playing out.

There are plenty of healing modalities around that help to transmute such energy; such as Bush Flower Essences or seeking the help of a gifted counsellor.

Working on yourself subsequently heals your family and has benefits for your children, who no longer have to carry those patterns.

If you’re experiencing relationship-angst with your loved ones then it may be to time to look into how you can transform this; perhaps through booking yourself into a retreat for some inner work.

With Jupiter continuing his journey through Scorpio psychological transformation is a big growth topic right now and we are all being encouraged to look beneath the surface and have a good psychological clear out.

Re-attuning to the Flow of Life

This is a wonderful Full Moon chart to help you to tune in and see what’s need to get you back in touch with the flow of life.

How can you make 2018 your most nurtured yet (in all aspects of your life)?

How can you move through this year with increased grace and ease?

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Full Moon?

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.

Look for 11 degrees and 37 seconds of Cancer (The Moon), and 11 degrees and 37 seconds of Capricorn (The Sun).

Which house axis (areas of life) is being highlighted in your chart?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 11 degrees within your natal chart?

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Lunar Illuminations

I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

You’ll receive 8 emails to help you to follow through with your goals and tune into the Moon; knowing the best times to go and the best times to slow.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.

Wishing you a nurturing and emotionally supportive Full Moon.

Much Love,Toria xo

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Be Prepared for Delays & Go with the Flow, Rework may be Necessary – Full Moon in Gemini – December 2017

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Be Prepared for Some Delays - Full Moon in Gemini

December’s Full Moon falls in the sign of Gemini on 4th December 2017 at 01:48am (AEST).

What is Being Illuminated and the Likelihood of Change

With Mercury turning retrograde shortly before the Full Moon exacts, your ability (or inability) to remain flexible could be highlighted as we build towards the Moon’s fullness.

Issues related to control and/or rigidity could feature and with the Full Moon in T Square with Neptune the advice is to go with the flow as much as is possible.

With the Sun and Moon in mutable signs last minute changes are likely.

Do you Feel Free to Express Yourself?

With Saturn conjunct this Moon’s ruler (Mercury), you could experience push back from others in relation to speaking your truth, expressing your ideas or sharing your personal beliefs.

Perhaps you feel held back, inadequate or shy when it comes to saying what you really think?

Lack of self-belief in your own knowledge may also be a pain point and with Mars sesquiquadrate this Full Moon  you could find that the words you speak trigger excessive reactions in others or that they do this for you.

With The Sun, Venus, Saturn and Mercury all in the sign of Sagittarius, tact could be an issue and someone could put their foot in it.

What’s the real story here, why the ‘over’-reaction and what do you or does someone need to release?

What needs conscious attention, acknowledgement and subsequent liberation?

Delegate, Network, Re-Connect with your Why

With so much mutable energy around it will be important to stay grounded and to not spread yourself too thin.

Delegate where you can and revisit your vision board/intentions to ensure that you refresh what it was that you wanted to achieve this lunar month and, importantly, why that achievement was so important to you.

With so many distractions it could be easy to get pulled off track now.

Potential Relationship Angst

Relationships could be a little discordant with what you need seemingly at odds with other’s desires and running around trying to ensure everyone is taken care of could actually back fire.

Maybe it’s time for a little breathing space; especially if communication issues are making things difficult…

With a little distance between you, it could be easier to step back from the emotion and to discern what’s really required to bring about greater balance and harmony.

Strengthen your Connection, Share your Gifts, Be Patient – Timing is Everything

Intuition and creativity could be increased now and you may feel a strong need to share yourself or your creations with others.

Meditation is recommended to keep your spiritual connection strong…

… and this is also likely to bring you greater clarity, or at least a sense of trust, if you’re feeling foggy and are unable to see the bigger picture.

More information may be required and it may not be until the end of this particular Mercury Retrograde cycle that whatever you’re working on right now bares fruit.

As usual with all Mercury Retrogrades – Rework, Revise, Revamp, Re-do…

Inspiration may be thin on the ground and a knowledge update could be required.

Sometimes it can feel like we’re going backwards in pursuit of our goals, but usually those backward-steps make the forward journey far more easier and an improvement on what would have otherwise been.

Travel delays are very likely now.

Potential for Tiredness/Illness

If you’ve not been looking after yourself then this Full Moon could have you feeling a lack of vitality or even experiencing an illness.

What is your body communicating to you and what needs to change?

Perhaps whatever is shown to you now could set the basis for your New Moon intentions on December 18th.

The New Moon will be in Sagittarius then, which is a great sign for growth, expansion and for tuning into your inner spiritual wisdom.

If you’d like to track those intentions throughout the month ahead, you can sign up for my Lunar Illuminations here.

You’ll receive 8 emails to help you to follow through with your goals and tune into the Moon; knowing the best times to go and the best times to slow.

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Full Moon?

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.

Look for 11 degrees and 40 seconds of Gemini (The Moon), and 11 degrees and 40 seconds of Sagittarius (The Sun).

Which house axis (areas of life) is being highlighted in your chart?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 11 degrees within your natal chart?

Those situated between 9 and 13 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) and also Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Sagittarius) are likely to add more to the picture.

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Lunar Illuminations

As mentioned earlier, I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.

Wishing you a stimulating Gemini Full Moon.

Much Love, Toria xo

Indulge the Senses, Assess your Manifestations and Tune up Your Money Mantras – Full Moon in Taurus November 2017

November’s Full Moon falls in the sign of Taurus on 4th November 2017 at 03:22pm (AEST).

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What is Being Illuminated?

As the moon waxes to full this week practical and tangible matters are likely to feature.

As with all Full Moons expect a light to be shone around behavioural patterns or emotions that are asking for your attention and with the Moon in trine aspect to Pluto there could be insightful revelations now around such patterns.

This aspect also tends to intensify the emotions and the energy around this full moon could well unearth something long standing or which feels primal.

 

Do you Feel Safe and Secure?

When Taurus features, issues related to your physical security may arise.

How safe do you feel in daily life?

Do you feel ‘held’ by those around you?

Safe to express your emotions?

Safe to ask for a hug?

Loved and Protected?

Do you feel financially secure and well provided for?

Is your income able to meet the needs of yourself and your family?

 

What is Your Belief System Around Money?

With Venus opposing Uranus and with Jupiter situated close to the Full Moon, you may be called upon to confront your belief system around money.

There could be an enlightening realisation about your relationship with money and how that is playing out within your life.

Themes around money and power could arise; such as believing that money is ‘bad’ or that to desire money is wrong.

Perhaps you feel that it’s only for those who wish for power over others or perhaps having money raises feelings of guilt within you.

You can choose to be friends with money or not.

I’ve been on both sides of the equation.

I prefer being friends 🙂

 

Abundance

Taurus energy relates to physical abundance and when we feel physically abundant, we tend to feel a greater sense of safety and vitality.

Having enough money brings you the freedom to make choices about how you care for your body.

What food do you choose to nourish your body with?

Organic, Cruelty Free, Whole foods…

… or do you choose less for yourself because you feel your financial situation can only afford you that?

Do you indulge in regular massages or other healing modalities that serve to support your body and to make your journey through this lifetime easier…

Or do you simply ensure to wash behind your neck once in a blue moon?

You have one body during this lifetime, so why not care for it in the most optimal way that you possibly can right now and ensure that this life is a healthy and vital one?

Indulging yourself in this way increases your sense of well-being.

Taurus energy reminds us to enjoy the pleasure of the senses, so why not honour your body with a candlelit bath, soft music and a glass of something you enjoy this evening?

Committing to nourish your body with nature-given foods, morning walks or ocean swims (if you’re lucky to live close to the ocean) is also something that is easily implemented and very effective.

 

Strengthen Your Connection to Mother Earth, Get Grounded

Taurus is the sign in Astrology most connected with the Earth and the body.

Taking time out in nature can strengthen your connection to Mother Earth, as can grounding techniques; such as visualising sending roots from the base of your spine down and out into the Earth below you.

If you’re feeling insecure then including this visualisation along with your morning meditation practice can increase your sense of belonging and help you to feel balanced and centred throughout the day.

 

Power and Your Ability as Creator of Your Life

Issues around personal power and your ability to manifest the life that you desire could arise now.

Do you actively participate in building the structures that you desire (as an active co-creator upon the Earth) or do you tend to blow in the wind; feeling like a victim of circumstance?

There is a great quote: “Dreams don’t work unless you do”.

If what you see isn’t quite living up to the dream around this Full Moon then maybe you could contemplate some actions to take at the next New Moon to bring what you want a little closer.

With a Grand Fire Trine between Uranus, Saturn and the North Node in this Full Moon chart, there’s certainly plenty of inspiration and motivation to be tapped into to help you instigate those changes.

On the other hand, if you find yourself feeling content and secure around this Full Moon, you may want to take the time to celebrate what you’ve managed to achieve to date.

In either case, I prescribe expressing plenty of gratitude, because when we look at what we do have and give heartfelt thanks for that, magic tends to happen.

 

How Can You Help Others to Rise?

With Neptune in trine to the Sun/Jupiter conjunction expect an increase in sensitivity and potentially philanthropic tendencies.

What can you contribute to today that will help lift others?

With Taurus’ concern with the Earth and Neptune’s connection to the Ocean, you might want to consider reducing your plastic consumption and investing in a Cora Ball in order to protect our Ocean environment and water animals.

Or perhaps you’d like to “give a cluck” about the chickens that lay your eggs and choose to use this fabulous App – CluckAR 🙂

 

Signs From the Body

Taurus rules the throat and neck, so be aware of any discomfort around this area as we move towards this Full Moon.

Pain or illness in those body parts related to your throat chakra may be related to blocked self-expression; perhaps the inability to speak your truth.

Wearing blue and eating blue foods; such as Eggplant or Blueberries can help to bring balance.

 

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Full Moon?

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.

Look for 11 degrees and 58 seconds of Taurus (The Moon), and 11 degrees and 58 seconds of Scorpio (The Sun).

Which house axis (areas of life) is being highlighted in your chart?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 11 degrees within your natal chart?

Those situated between 9 and 13 degrees of the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) and also Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius are likely to add more to the picture.

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Lunar Illuminations

I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.

Wishing you a sensual, insightful, purposeful and divinely indulgent Taurus Full Moon.

Much Love, Toria xo

Spend Some Time in and Around Water to Harness the Full Dynamic Power of October’s – Full Moon in Aries

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Like this Full Moon, my beautiful daughter lacks the water element in her birth chart and simply lights up in the Ocean 🙂 Include plenty of the Wet Stuff to Bring Balance during early October!!

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A Boost in Motivation

The Full Moon in Aries will exact on October 6th 2017 at 04:40am AEST, GMT +10) bringing with it a likely boost in energy levels and motivation.

It’s time to get things moving and take action towards those goals!!

Tap into some of that Aries daring and just do it!!

 

Fighting For Needs and Protection 

Mars is the ruler of this Full Moon.

The God of War is at his highest expression when fighting on behalf of a cause or the needs of others

… and if you’ve been feeling unheard or ignored of late then you may find you’re compelled to speak up about that too.

 

Are You Doing What You Want?

With Aries’ concern with the self, this energy can receive a bad reputation for selfishness, but you know what?

Being selfish and self indulgent sometimes  is down right liberating.

This is a great Moon to finally sign up for something you’ve wanted to do for yourself, but perhaps you’ve been putting off due to feeling guilty or bound to others.

 

Overcoming Challenges, Reactivity, Impatience and Aggression

The week leading up to a Full Moon can illuminate that which is in need of healing or personal patterns in need of some conscious attention.

With Aries energy in the spotlight, we’re talking: reactivity, impatience, frustration and aggressive outbursts; especially where there is anger that hasn’t been dealt with or fully acknowledged.

With a square to Pluto thrown in for good measure, there may be a rise in emotional intensity and potential volcanic eruptions.

Especially heightened with Pluto due to be moving at his slowest and turning direct on September 29th.

The week leading up to this Full Moon is likely to contain some raw power!!

The stuff that moves mountains, but it can also run amok if not harnessed and channelled effectively.

 

Potential Relationship Dramas

Relationship angst is a likely strong theme as the Me (Aries Moon) versus You (Libra Sun) polarity is highlighted and that Pluto contact can throw in some drama too, so I would highly recommend dealing with issues early on.

 

Illuminating the Dark Side

You may also be given insights to energy previously categorised as ‘bad’ or ‘negative’ and, which you have attempted to suppress.

How do you deal with your anger?

Were you raised to believe that good people don’t lose their temper or perhaps don’t even feel anger?

If you tend to ignore it, push it down and hope it will go away, it may just come back in full swing during the lead up to this Full Moon.

Resentment, Depression and Skin Rashes are all possible manifestations of angry emotions that have not been expressed and if you’re someone who usually says yes to everyone and everything (at your own expense) then you may find it hard to hold it together now.

 

Dropping The Rose-Coloured Glasses 

With 3 placements in Libra (Sun, Mercury and Jupiter) diplomatic solutions are possible.

But with the Sun and Mercury inconjunct Neptune you may need to drop your idealism and take off those rose-tinted spectacles.

We are human beings with a wide array of different moods and emotions.

Expecting peace and harmony at all times is unrealistic.

How about we have a go at loving one another unconditionally, exactly as we are in any given moment?

That doesn’t mean that we allow others to run rough shod over us or that we look after everyone else’s needs and neglect our own.

But it does mean that we can hold space for others who may be losing their shit around this time and respond with compassion and understanding.

Patience is not likely to be a strong point  now, but thankfully Aries anger is quick to ignite and quick to diffuse, so try not to hold on to grievances.

 

Motivated by Love

With Mars (ruler of this Full Moon) and Venus snuggling up close in Virgo it would be wise to use these insights for some self or relationship improvement rather than berate yourself or others.

Pluto also offers us the chance for transformation – maybe through talking or modifying your communication style and this energy is also pretty gifted at showing us our emotional depths.

What imbalances are playing out here?

What does the situation need?

 

Advice for Coping – Include the Wet Stuff!!

If you are finding the run up to this Moon a tricky one, I highly recommend:

  • Drinking plenty of water (1 litre per 22kgs of body weight is the recommended daily amount) and spend time in and around water if you can – baths, ocean swims… This Full Moon chart is lacking in the water element; bringing a risk of burn out, stress and lack of consideration for other’s feelings. Sitting by a waterfall and listening to it may well help to soothe any stress and bring you back into balance. The photo I used here is of my daughter (yes, I know she is beautiful 🙂 ). She also lacks the water element in her natal chart and simply lights up in the surf!! Spending time in and around water completes and balances her. We may all need some of this early October.
  • Safely expressing any anger or resentment that you’re currently feeling before early October
  • Writing out any anger that is still being felt around this Full Moon – for example, with a burning ritual
  • Upping the exercise to mitigate potential anxiety or to release pent up energy
  • Ensuring that your brain (Aries Rules the head) and your nervous system are well nourished in the run up to October 6th may help to mitigate anxiety and lower stress levels  (Especially with Mars’ placement in Virgo at this Full Moon). You may have to think on your feet!!
    • Brain Foods =Applies, Almonds, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Blueberries, Walnuts, Rockmelon (also known as Cantaloupe Melon depending on where you live), Watermelon
    • Soothe Stress and Potentially Related Digestive Upsets = Lettuce, Pine Nuts, Ginger, eat lots of Magnesium-Rich (i.e. apples, avocados, apricots, pineapple, peaches, grapefruit, garlic, seeds and whole grains) and Potassium-Rich foods (i.e. apples, apricots, bananas, avocados, brown rice, dates, grapefruit, leafy veggies, kelp, lemons, sesame seeds)
  • Get enough sleep (aim for 8 hours every night)
  • Meditate for at least 10 minutes a day to help lower blood pressure and increase feelings of harmony and spiritual connection
  • Spending time alone to process your feelings may prevent you from taking them out on anyone unnecessarily.
  • Looking for ways to improve how you express your anger – books, courses, counsellors, therapists…
  • Consider taking a Bush Flower Essence like Black Eyed Susan to help lower any stress or anxiety or book a Bush Flower Essence Consultation for a blend specific to you.

 

Personal Power in Overcoming Challenges

This is a great Full Moon for rising to and overcoming any challenges that are thrown your way.

If there’s something you’re looking to start then Aries energy is a good a time as any and with November’s New and Full Moons falling in the fixed signs of Taurus and Scorpio that would be a great time to apply staying power to whatever has begun now.

So, what are you going to channel all that fiery energy into?

 

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Full Moon?

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.

Look for 12 degrees and 42 seconds of Libra (The Sun), and 12 degrees and 42 seconds of Aries (The Moon).

Which house axis (areas of life) is being highlighted in your chart?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 12 degrees within your natal chart?

Those situated between 10 and 14 degrees of the cardinal signs (Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn) and also Virgo, Scorpio, Taurus and Pisces are likely to add more to the picture.

Click here to sign up for the newsletter.

 

Lunar Illuminations

I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.

The Full Moon will exact on October 6th 2017 at 04:40am (AEST, GMT +10)

Wishing you forward momentum, relationship growth and greater understanding of your personal needs.

Much Love,

Toria xo