“Believe in yourself and what you feel. Your power will come from that.” Melissa Etheridge
High tide of ocean emotion
impressions and memories
upon the shores of our lives.
We are pulled to pay attention
to the care and feeding
of life in a human body.
when focused on climbing
the rocky mountain new year
of responsibilities and ambitions.
Disappointment may show up
when investing nourishment
in others while denying our own needs
or when turning towards addictive habits
to quiet disappointment, criticism or sorrow.
Full moon brings
a sharpened awareness of our needs
and the needs of our world.
Now we must integrate
self nurturing and self discipline.
The struggle for self-sufficiency and authority
is on shaky ground without
a healthy emotional foundation.
“The personal life deeply lived always expands into truths beyond itself.” Anais Nin
This full moon shines a light through the cracks
to show us were we must nourish our intuitive perceptions
rather than be enslaved to accomplishment and tradition.
“…like the sea, you are tidal. You ebb and flow…trust that when you stop fighting the pull of the tide, the ocean in you will bring everything you need.” Martha Beck
There are themes that cycle around with each full moon. At the Cancer Full Moon in 2017, I wrote:
Spiral inward, know your center, your moral compass, your internal clock aligned with integrity. Keep your eyes open and your heart humming. Nourish strength and tenderness deep within.
Now is the time to attend to our emotional health. As the Sun in Capricorn forges ahead with new year’s resolutions, the full moon cries out for each of us to incorporate, be whole and embody our ambitions. Both Cancer and Capricorn (the signs of the Moon and Sun now) tend to be….