The Waxing/Waning Moon transits Cancer from January 1 to 3 2018, during the Cancer full Moon Phase

'The Navigator' art work by Christine Robinson

‘The Navigator’ art work by Christine Robinson

CANCER, Moon of nurture and imagination
Caring and home maker

The WAXING/WANING MOON TRANSITS CANCER from January 1 2018 at 7.10 pm,
to January 3, 6.22 pm, with the ingress into LEO

Suitable energy for home making, looking after the children, nursing the sick, care taking, budgeting, op. shopping, feeding the hungry, cleaning, doing the laundry, recycling, storytelling, creative writing, fantasy or history reading, teaching, psychic insight, intuition. Purchase of children’s clothes, house hold items, blankets, antiques, houses and real estate. Action motivated by sympathetic response and the need to stick to what is familiar and safe. Self protective, reserved in display of feelings, caring. Beware of excessive mothering, dependency, personal bias, emotional manipulation, fear.

*** In the garden Cancer is one of the most, if not the most fertile of all Signs. Everything should do well when planted in Cancer, if the Moon is in the right phase. Plants particularly associated with Cancer are those with a high water content, such as Cucumbers, Lettuce, Melons. Cancer is also suitable for propagating cuttings, grafting and deep irrigation.

*** Healing Herbs: Papaya leaf, Peppermint, Spearmint.

A note: the garden activities associated with the Moon Sign depend also on the cycle the Moon is in. The Moon transiting through a fertile or productive Sign will no be so favorable if the Phase is not a productive one, and vice-versa. For best results the Sign and Phase of the Moon have to be considered together.
Full to Disseminating Moon

Full to Disseminating Moon

Full Moon

The CANCER FULL MOON PHASE begins on January 2, 1.23 pm,
and ends on January 5, 7.04 pm, with the LEO DISSEMINATING MOON PHASE

At Full Moon the Moon has reached a distance of 180 degrees ahead of the Sun, becoming diametrically opposed to it, with planet Earth in the middle. This is symbolically harvest time, when we reap what we have sown in the waxing period. We might experience success or failure, but either way we are coming to some important realization. The cycle has now reached its half way mark and is at its most intense. Like the New Moon a fortnight earlier this is also a time for new beginnings, not in the naïve, tentative way of the New Moon, but in a more mature and conscious way.

*** In the garden the Full Moon is a great divide: before the exact phase the increasing light and surging energy are particularly good for Annuals and above the ground crops; after the phase Perennials, Biennials, Trees and Root crops are more suited. Traditionally no sowing or planting are recommended however twelve hours before or after the phase itself. Some authors suggest even 24 hours.

Full Moon on the cusp Cancer-Leo, place where intuition meets creativity

Full Moon, cusp Cancer-Leo, on January 20, 8.21 am, Australian Eastern Summer Time.

More rain, dripping and dropping on the large waxy bells of the Datura tree, growing wild at the edge of the garden. Heavily scented flowers that like to bloom on the Full Moon. The incessant rain has made them only more luscious.

The forecast is for storms and possible flash flooding in our region.

No power in my laptop, no much power in our solar batteries.

For now I can only post the chart for this very special Full Moon, calculated for Wollumbin, in North-East New South Wales.

Students of Astrology would find of interest the Neptune-Chiron conjunction rising in Aquarius and at 90 degrees angle from the local MidHeaven, in view of all the major flooding.

Note also the conjunction of the Sun to Mars and the opposition to the same from the Moon. Mars is actually mid-point between the Sun and Ceres, the Earth Mother, Goddess of the Harvest and also of Mourning.

Significant the Water Grand Trine between the cusp Moon, cusp Jupiter (ready to enter Aries on January 23) and the local MidHeaven. As well as the coming square of Jupiter to the Lunar North Node and Pluto in Capricorn.

This, like many other Full Moon recently, happens on the cusp between two Signs, for the Moon Cancer-Leo, for the Sun Capricorn-Aquarius.

I have more about this Full Moon and also a post on Mars’ transit through Aquarius, plus a longer post on the historical significance of the passage of Uranus in Aries, on March 12.

Soon, weather and power permitting.