Give me a hug under the Cancer full moon

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And other thoughts on intuiting yours and others needs

Hello, and happy full moon in Cancer!

Today’s full moon in Cancer is extra comfy and caring as the moon is in its home sign where it rules, and is getting an extra boost from a sextile to Jupiter retrograde in Taurus. This full moon is one of the most peaceful we’ve had in a long time and it isn’t getting derailed or interfered with by challenging aspects or eclipses. So not only does it simply feel like a breath of fresh air, it also entirely encompasses us in comforts of body and heart.

You may find yourself considering what you need most to feel your best, intuiting others needs, reflecting on your family or traditions, or feeling extra affectionate, compassionate, and nurturing towards yourself, or given and chosen family. Everything is extra extra with all things Cancer this full moon.

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Jupiter is gifting us their expansive energy full of hope, blessings, and possibilities, and when paired with Cancer’s loving and caring sentiments swelled by the moon, it nourishes and fulfills the whole body and heart, soothing emotions and creating tenderness in familial relationships that benefit from the outpouring of kindness and empathy. You may have heightened feelings of belonging and safety that help you to connect with your emotions and intuition. This is a beautiful and powerful time to allow them to guide you.

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One of my favorite parts about this full moon is that the moon and Jupiter are in each other’s signs of exaltation. That means: the moon is exalted in Taurus and Jupiter is exalted in Cancer. This relationship between the moon and Jupiter seems so extra expansive with abundant giving and receiving. They are able to nurture one another in a way that is generous and uplifting, so full of cherished gifts for one another, that we can’t help but receive the harmonious blessings and share them with others ourselves.

— Julie 🌟

♋ How is this full moon helping you reconnect with your emotions or intuition? Are you being called to care for yourself or others in a new or updated way? How could being hopeful and empathetic improve your capacity for giving and receiving nurturing comfort? Share in the comments below! ♋

🛠️ Technical details of this full moon:

Review your birth chart:

  • Find Cancer in your chart, what house is it in?
  • Review the themes of the house.
  • What are the themes of the house you have Cancer in?
  • Do you have any planets or points in Cancer? 
  • What is coming up for you in this area of your life right now?

Check out the quick reference guide below for additional information on astrology topics in this post!

Quick reference guide for topics in this post:

Full moon – The full moon is a time of culmination, to celebrate and let go of a cycle, process, or experience that you’ve been working towards or working on for the past six months

Cancer – caregiving, nurturing, comfort, nourishment, emotions, intuition, safety, protective, risk averse, ancestry, sentimental, sensitive

Moon – body, emotions, needs, intuition, nourishment, caregiving, cyclical

Sextile – A sweet and helpful aspect between planets or points that are 60 degrees apart (two signs away from each other)

Jupiter – expansion, abundance, enthusiasm, good things/blessings, possibilities

Retrograde – the direction of motion of a planet or astronomical object opposite from what it normally is (as opposed to direct)

Taurus – patient, loyal, stable, practical, grounded, stubborn, steadfast over time, consistency, measured, doesn’t like change

Exultation – A sign where a planet does exceptionally well, we experience it as positive perks, and favorable/fortunate outcomes