Blessings on the full moon in Cancer. How have you been feeling, loves? Maybe a little tender? Little might be an understatement for some. Ever since the winter solstice, things have felt different. Everything has been laid bare. There's nowhere left to hide. And with this comes opportunity. An opportunity to emerge renewed. To write a new story. To put your study into practice. How does this invitation feel to you? Does it bring you peace? Or does it stir worry? However you are feeling, this is the time to respond with deep compassion and love. We are being taken on a new journey - it is only reasonable that it would feel deeply uncomfortable. Time feels like it is collapsing. Old stories popping up again facing the new, and us in the now, wondering which direction to choose.
Do not be discouraged if the hurt is still there. Do not give up on yourself or this earth. Be the change you want to see in your life and in this world. Believe that this and every moment is a gift. A gift worthy of your dedication and commitment. Worthy of your love and care.
It can be easy to resist gratitude. To discount its medicine, to commit to the vulnerability of it. Be grateful that you still breathe, that the sun still shines, snow still falls. For the change in your pocket, the water you drink, and the moon that glows above you. Every bit of gratitude counts. Every drop builds an antidote to the cynicism and greed that poisons our world.
There is much work to be done, yes. But there is a lot to be grateful for too.
Call in your protection. Call in your peace and your boundaries. Let this full moon in Cancer nurture you, guide you, awaken the depths within you. Let your tears fall. Let them cleanse and free you. You are safe. You are needed. You are everything you are meant to be.
Alia Walston is a traveling writer and intuitive making connections between the challenges and ecstasies of our evolution