Last Full Moon of the Year

This is the last Full Moon of the year 2020. How would you describe this year? I just tried to in my head and no words arrived. Perhaps there are no words for it. It’s just been an experience.

At 10:28 this evening it is Full Moon in Cancer. What a lovely way to end the year. It’s been an unusual year, with many people having to cope with being alone, without being able to be physically present with family. Or perhaps you’ve been working from home and have experienced too much of family. It goes both ways. It’s something else to cope with, during lockdown here in Toronto.

Cancer is a water sign, which means it deals with the emotional realm. It governs the domestic side of life – home, family, nurturing, caring, especially self-caring. Cancer is a personal, inward kind of sign, one that invites us to look at our lives and see if we are happy with what we have created. If not, how do we get happy? Even with Covid?

It doesn’t always take a big thing to make us happy. For me, it’s spending time in the park, enjoying a perfect Latte, laughing with my partner. I’ve done a lot of these things this year. They have been a big part of my coping mechanisms.

As we plan for 2021, what our goals are, what we want to bring in to our life, it would be good to plan for self-care. Plan some things that feel good. Use the gut test. How do I feel when I think about doing this, or being there? If it feels good, incorporate it into your life. If not, move on. Some activities that used to work may not work anymore. That creates space for new things. Let them go with grace.

This is a great year, what better, than to take the lid off and think outside the box. You may have dreamt of doing something for years and it seemed out of the realm of possibility. This year, strange as it is and may continue to be, might be the year for it. It’s kind of an out of the box year. Take a chance, take that course, connect with that person (online, of course), be fearless and adventurous, and follow your heart.

We have been dealing with this strange situation of lockdown, partial lockdown, masking up and washing, washing, washing for almost a year now. We can take a look back and see what worked for us, what helped keep us calm, energized and able to cope. We can bring in some new ideas, activities and people. We can be adventurous, cause just because we’re locked down doesn’t mean we have to stay in a box.

Happy New Year, may it be filled with blessings, yoga, deep breathing, fresh air and hugging a tree, and whatever else works for you.

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