full moon // january


Old Moon
Sunday, January 4th, Cancer, 8:53 pm PST

The first Full Moon of the new year, and it is a powerful one. If you are sensitive then you might have felt this moon's effect on you last week and this weekend especially. You might have noticed yourself feeling extra sensitive, emotional, reactionary. Or you might have noticed others in your life expressing their emotions without thinking, feeling more vulnerable, or even more dramatic. This Full Moon is a really intense one. Most likely these feelings will feel as if they have come out of the blue, hitting you like a ton of bricks. They will leave in the same fashion they showed up. But until they do, be extra sensitive with yourself, have compassion for where you are, and have compassion while interacting with others. It's a good idea to just keep in mind that we are in the energy of a powerful Full Moon. You might not know what exactly is causing all this emotion, what it's all about or where it is coming from. That's ok. But, it's good to keep in mind that the Moon is playing a part in it. This can give you comfort. 

You can feel the weight of the Moon's intensity on your body as well. You might have a cold, or be feeling extra tired or run down. This Moon is a powerful and heavy one, it will effect your body. Again, just be mindful and take good care of yourself. It is a perfect time to do that as the Moon is in the sign of Cancer. With it's feminine energy it is all about our deep watery emotions, it's about family, mothering, and nurturing. It connects us to the past, the past of our family tree, but also a deeper more ancient past. It's a time of remember our personal history and where we come from, honoring the things and connections we want to hold on to, while at the same time taking a powerful and bold step towards the future. A future full of possibility and fresh starts, of new beginnings. This is a times of merging the known and the unknown, the past and the future. It's a time of facing the ever changing winds of life, embracing the unexpected and challenging yourself to dream wildy! Surprise yourself! While also staying connected and rooted in who you are, standing true in the knowledge of who you are and what is important to you.  

As the Moon moves from being full of light, to being empty and new it is a great time to let go. You might already feel as if you are shedding an old skin (this can be intense and uncomfortable), letting go of things that no longer serve you. This energy is so powerful right now that you may not need to actively do anything except to sit back and let it happen. Don't get in it's way or resist. This is a natural time of releasing and healing. 

Again, take good care of yourself: drink lots of water, take warm salt baths, be near the ocean, have a good cry - water energy is key and will be extra nurturing right now. Also, don't be afraid to reach out to someone, share how you are feeling. Don't isolate. Winter is a natural time of hibernating, but as the Winter Solstice has come and gone, we are gently moving towards Spring energy, it's time to start to reemerge, to reconnect. 

Full Moons are also wonderful times to clean any rocks, minerals or crystals. I like to leave mine out at night in the light of the moon and into the next day in the light of the Sun, to balance the male and female energies. 

Be gentle with yourself. 

The Little Mermaid // Copenhagen, Denmark

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