Cancer Stellium Ram Daas said, “We are all just walking each other home.” May the Full Moon in Cancer light the path for us. The very first introduction of water in Astrology, “Cancer” as the one and only cardinal-water sign is the first “Welcome home.” The heartbreak here is that “home” is often the place where we can receive minimal safety and protection. While “Home” is where we deserve security and belonging the most. Let us bring this to the Full Moon in Cancer.
I’m no expert in spiritual reparenting. Though I do believe that most of us can identify what our family of origin might’ve done too much or too little of in our childhood and thus what we’re responsible for learning as adults. If I could pinpoint what we as children deserved from our caregivers as a centering idea and connect it to what Cancer does magnificently is “responsiveness”.
“Responsiveness” is a concept I learned from a podcast cohost of mine by the name of Elizabeth Earnshaw LMFT, CGT @lizlistens. Earnshaw published an exceptionally instructive book on relational success and the skills that help us optimize our relational quality and it’s “I Want This To Work: An Inclusive Guide To Navigating The Most Difficult Relationship Issues We Face In The Modern Age.” According to Earnshaw, “responsiveness is the foundation of our bonding system.” Further, responsiveness is being cognizant, receptive to, and behaviorally supportive of values and needs. The Gottman Institute, where Elizabeth is a certified therapist, frames responsiveness as “turning towards”. In other words, how we turn towards our loved ones in small moments of joy, distress with cognition, receptivity, and emotional support. Here I hope you can see why responsiveness is foundational for bonds and reflect on your most high-minded Cancerian loved ones and see how they respond to you magnificently. Perhaps you can also grieve for the responsiveness you didn’t receive when you were looking to form the foundational bonds as a child and reflect on what support you may need to form healthier attachments in adulthood.
To that end, I don’t know a better way of “walking each other home” than getting deliberate, intentional, and action-oriented around ways we can understand how we frame responsiveness individually and then turning towards one another so they know they’re not alone. Isn’t that “home”?
This Full Moon is exactly opposite the Sun-Pluto conjunction in disciplined Capricorn. And so with an approach of radical responsibility around the point we discussed earlier - pain/trauma happened by someone else’s hands but all of it is in our hands now - with gentle self-compassion for ourselves, I think we can commence a very powerful healing journey. Pluto helps us release that which we no longer cling to. If we’re willing to take 100% ownership of the inner work required. Then we remember what all cardinal signs want us to which is - that was then, this was now. You can find home right now. You can walk others home right now. If you respond to yourself and respond to others with the tenderness and graciousness of Cancer we can walk each other home together.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotional Agility
What if “home” was a feeling, Aries? Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer helps you understand not just the people and places that feel like and/or remind you of, but the feelings you have to feel in order to be at home within yourself. Normalize the full spectrum of emotions. See them as, “data not directives” (Dr. Susan David) and you’ll feel embodied, grounded, and at peace.
Curiosity, Observation, Dialogue & Active Listening
What’s the emotion between the words, Taurus? Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer inspires you to gain greater fluency in the emotional subtext and the verbal text. The best thing you can do is remember to ask open-ended questions that invite more information. Then register who asks you open-ended questions for mutuality’s sake, empathy, and greater understanding.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
So much of “Security” is an inside job, Gemini. Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer wants you to experience emotional and psychological security within the context you’re living in. Search for greater relational security and even a context for financial sufficiency. You’ll begin to find unimagined treasures and resources - both economic and beyond - right in front of you all along.
Identity, Desire, Autonomy, & Freedom
Begin again, Cancer! Monday’s Full Moon shines for you and your reset. This half-birthday moment offers you momentum forward if you complete what needs closure and commence what needs to be started. Offer yourself and others compassion, accountability, and faith that the Universe is conspiring with you in order to help your life sing an even sweeter song.
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
It’s time to let go, Leo. Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer provides you with closure where you need it. If you’re willing to take 100% ownership of the part - however small! - you’ve played in the outcomes you’re not too happy with. From there, lean on your spiritual practice that wants to help you cultivate greater joy, compassion, forgiveness, power, and peace.
Friendship, Activism, Collaborations & Shared Humanity
Who helps the helper, Virgo? Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer is a thoughtful review on your friendships. You’ll be thinking about which friends show up for you the way you deserve and wonder about the reasons why for the ones who don’t. If you want to have a healing clean-up conversation, this is the time to do it. You deserve to feel fully supported by your social system!
Career, Leadership, Integrity & Discipline
Emotions are professionally instructive, Libra! Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer frames your emotional world as helpful and inspiring around your career. Most of your feelings are helping you understand the motivations behind your professional ambition. Cross reference the emotion to the values you’d like to see applied on the job for even greater clarity and insight.
Wisdom, Publishing, Discovery & Higher Education
An “Ah-ha” moment is here, Scorpio! Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer gives you a breakthrough on something you didn’t know you didn’t know. It was in your “blind spot”. From there, you’ll want to connect this new learning with specific behavior that can apply it. And In order to show the Universe that you’re receptive, inspired, and integrity driven. Wonderful results await you!
Intimacy, Empathy, Sexuality & Transformation
Emotions are an aphrodisiac sometimes, Sag! Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer inspires you to see how emotional safety and security is a big turn on. So is emotional intelligence. Think about what that individual context for emotional safety looks like for you. And then try talking about it vulnerably and openly with your romantic, intimate, and meaningful relationships!
Romance, Boundaries, Partnerships & Trust
Opposites really do attract, Capricorn! Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer helps you see how another person’s differences help you ground down on your strengths and even level on your liabilities. We all have legitimacies and liabilities, even you! So allow this Full Moon to build you up and help you heal with others who are very different from you and inspire you to grow.
Habits, Systems, Wellbeing & Routine
James Clear said, “You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer wants you to commit to a system that helps you meet your goals. It can be overwhelming, I know, so start small! Then you’ll gain momentum and begin compounding habits and systems which cumulative create the atomic habits you need.
Self-Disclosure, Charisma, Creativity & Lovability
Share the story of your heart, Pisces! Monday’s Full Moon in Cancer inspires you to lean into courage and maybe say “I love you.” first. Or call the person you’ve wanted to apologize to. There’s a hope, desire, reflection you’re holding in your heart that genuinely needs to be shared with someone who needs to hear it. Be brave, direct, clear, and compassionate in your truth telling