🌕 Full Moon in Cancer – January 2023

Today is the full moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is brought to you by @HermitsMirror.

Full Moon in Cancer Tarot Reading with the Porcelain Tarot

Fuel: How can I express my emotions in a way that nurtures them?

Four of Wands – When you express your comfort and happiness in being around others, they feel more comfortable doing the same with you. We all need to hear these things sometimes.

Magical Peak: Where in my life can I call in my soul family?

Page of Pentacles  – Let those you hold dear (of the living, dead, and other) help you in staying positive during times when you feel like things are moving at a snail’s pace.

Purging: What emotional rubble can be released into the Void?

Three of Swords – Remember that once you have expressed your disappointment, it’s time to let it go. Letting the disappointment continue to linger is harmful to you and has no positive outcomes or benefits.

Clear Mirror: Where does my inner knowing conflict with internal desires?

Four of Swords – Just because you know you need to rest, and that it’s an important and essential part of life, doesn’t mean that it’s what you really want to do with your time. Neither does it make it any less necessary just because you want to skip it.

Dancing Luminaries: How can I honor my spirit through this material body?

Three of Wands – Stay on course with the path you have chosen. Sometimes distractions can happen, but you need to make sure that you are orienting back onto your path and not getting mired in the weeds.

Full Moon advice from the Minoan Goddess Amalthea.

Knight of Pentacles atop Temperance – Now is the time of slowing down in your life, and you’re going to have to tap into your patience and keep moderation in mind as you move forward. Don’t let the slow pace fool you into thinking you’re not making any progress.


Another Full Moon in Cancer Tarot Reading

Transparent Owl Tarot

I know I have already done a Full Moon in Cancer spread for this full moon, but this one caught my attention and I really liked the questions, so I decided to do a second one.

Where is your emotional self out right now?

Three of Pentacles – Still in “work mode”.  It’s been a few weeks since the end of the holiday rush, but you’ve not quite made it fully out of that protective shell yet.  You’re working on it, and you’re getting there… it’s just taking some time.

What insecurities do you need to face?

King of Pentacles – Stability needs. Control freak needs.  You are very much “rule with a tight fist” when it comes to the comfort and stability of your home life. You delved into this a little bit last summer and the root of fear that feeds these insecurities has been exposed, but there’s still more work to go in this area.

How can you nurture yourself through this transit?

Five of Pentacles Rx – Don’t let struggles hold you back, and make sure that you’re keeping an eye open for a helping hand.  You’re not alone, and although there will be hurdles this month, they aren’t the end of the world… even if they may feel like it in the moment.

What changes are in the works for you right now?

Five of Wands – Connecting to motivation through the things you are most passionate about. This means that you are being the opportunity to learn to be more flexible in getting things done that you’d like to do (and how they get done) instead of butting heads with others at every turn.

Lasting outcome of this full moon in cancer.

Ace of Swords – New and better communication strategies with others going forward.


🌕 Full Moon in Cancer – January 2022

Tonight is the full moon, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us. Today’s spread is about the medicine within, and brought to you by Ethony‘s Tarot by the Moon series.

Full Moon in Cancer Tarot Reading with the Ethereal Visions Tarot Luna Edition

What emotion wants to be honoured at this time?

The Magician – Your sense of ingenuity and capability. You don’t often recognize and appreciate just how resourceful you are and how this lifts you up in life. That ability provides for you a sense of security that you wouldn’t otherwise have, and it’s something you need to honor a bit more during this full moon.

What emotion am I suppressing?

The Hermit – The longing for alone time to just be with yourself and reflect. Mostly, this is being suppressed because this time of year you are susceptible to depression and it is too easy to slide from healthy alone time into the unhealthy variety. As your Self-Care Saturday reading indicated earlier this week, though, you need to get out in nature and recharge. Ignoring this need won’t make anything better, only letting yourself have that time will.

What action can I take to honour my emotions?

The Chariot – Just do it. Stop fighting against the things that feel uncomfortable and stop shaming yourself.  Honor your emotions by actually giving them room to run and acknowledging that they are important and valid.

What is my higher self asking me to reflect on this full moon?

Eight of Wands – What are you rushing for? Internal anxiety and adrenaline isn’t needed right now to keep you going or to get things done. They’ll get done (and at the same speed) even if you aren’t putting undue pressure on yourself.

How can I slow down and stay in touch with my emotions?

King of Wands – You need to get in touch with what you really want and what you really want to stand for.  Apply this to your own life.


Full Moon in Cancer – December 2020

Tomorrow is the last full moon of the year, and like all new moons and full moons, I did a spread aligned to the moon’s current themes as a part of my recognition of the moon’s cycle and influences upon us.  Today’s spread is brought to you by Ethony‘s Tarot By the Moon series.

Full Moon in Cancer Tarot Reading - Naked Heart Tarot

1. What spiritual lesson was I learning this year?

Nine of Pentacles – How to be grateful for what I have instead of constantly striving for more.  This was actually a side product lesson that came from my efforts to allow my emotional growth room to do its thing throughout the majority of the first part of the year.  What I have come to realize is that it actually -is- possible for me to “wallow a bit” in my good fortune and the results of my hard work.  That it’s okay to enjoy the now instead of constantly pushing for what’s next.  It’s not always easy, but the more that I’ve been able to look at things from this angle, the more I realize that a good portion of that slave driver in my head has nothing to do with a desperate grasping need for security as it has to do with my father’s voice in my head drilling home that nothing will ever be “enough” and thus I must try harder.

2. How can I integrate it into 2021?

Nine of Swords Rx – By focusing on worrying less and stressing out less about the things that “need to be done”. The only deadlines in life are the ones that you are setting for yourself.  I used this same line a couple of days ago in a reading and it fits very well here as well.  No one else is setting deadlines on me, not for my goals or for the things I want to happen.  The only one setting deadlines and demands on myself… is me.  I need to take ownership of this and understand that I’m doing this to myself… and that I have all of the control needed to change things to be less stressful.

3. What do I need to let go of now?

Two of Wands Rx – Indirection. You don’t need to control every step, but you don’t need to feel like when you’re not controlling every step that things are going awry either. Last year after the holiday rush, I went through a few months of feeling completely rudderless and adrift.  Lost.  I need to let go of the idea that this is going to happen again, and instead make moves to make sure that it doesn’t.  This isn’t about filling my plate with things to do or about leaving room on my plate either, but rather it’s about dealing with the emotions and decompression that needs to be cared for instead of fighting against it.

4. What spiritual lesson will I be moving into in 2021?

Knight of Chalices – The spiritual lesson in the year ahead will involve learning how to better seek out those things that I really enjoy and make me happy instead of just focusing upon the things that I need to get done. This goes beyond making things more fun or my life happier, but rather by making things more fun and my life happier I will be able to elevate my energy and my spiritual self into a better place.

5. What can I do now to set myself up for success?

Six of Wands Rx – Look inward for encouragement and accolades instead of thinking about what others (namely those voices of your parents in your head) would think or feel. Again we are back at that inner narrative and the negativity of my parental influences on how I treat myself within that narrative.  This and other readings I’ve done over the past week or two are making it clear that finding a way to circumvent or “put in its place” that inner narrative is going to be a strong and prevailing theme throughout the next year, and that needs to start now.