Mercury races into Aquarius, increasing an element of surprise in dialog and communications. Expect to be startled, especially if your work involves ideas or media.
A Venus/Saturn picture in the morning presents options to love your work; you may receive support either financially or through associations. Excellent time to throw yourself into the last stages of a project. We are approaching the Cancer Full Moon, which is lit by the Capricorn Sun.
This chapter presents you with an awareness (whether conscious or otherwise) of the effects your work life has on your emotional center. In other words, how nicely do your goals or the lion’s share of your work life, fit in your overall sense of emotional fulfillment?
For some people, a job is a means to allow time with family and gain prosperity. However if time at work takes away from your ability to get the home time you require, then this is a good time to look carefully at that. For others, the job is part of the emotional well and spills into the home life, because work is linked strongly to identity.
This Full Moon, you might want to pay attention to your situation and weigh the balance of your time spent in both worlds.
Disruptions in the evenings can upset plans; it may be hard for someone not to take a situation personally. If you find yourself in an emotional tsunami, know that it should subside by the time the Full Moon passes, unless someone decides to escalate the turmoil. The Cancer Full Moon occurs at 11:53 p.m. ET.
The Sabian Symbol** for the Moon is “A group of people who have overeaten and enjoyed it”. This is a fitting image to come off the heels of the holiday weeks, when many people eat more and richer foods than usual. There is no joy when indulging if guilt and fear is going to crush the pleasure.
When I was a young woman and a diet yo-yo, I could never enjoy a dessert or rich food without thinking of the consequences. As a result, I certainly wasn’t present in the experience nor grateful for the sensory pleasure of it.
I’m still skeptical if “overeating” can truly lead to enjoyment, but I prefer to analyze this symbol in its larger context. Certainly to have desserts, cheeses, meats and chocolate every day during holiday is “overeating”. We don’t need any of that stuff every day even if we don’t eat to a point of bursting. So after time, there can be a sense of extreme, even though on no one day did gluttony occur.
To me the phrase reminds us that the only reason to eat more delightful tastes than usual is IF it is enjoyable due to the company and the offerings. The other thing to consider is that food and its presentation comes from someone’s industry; either by the means to procure it and/or the actual preparation of it. To refuse food or reject it can seem to deny its source, yet to appreciate it is a celebration of the gift. This is how the work of the Capricorn Sun “lights” the Cancer moon.
It is interesting to be offered this image after a week of such flow, when the ability to push through and accomplish has been so supported.
On the other hand, the fact that this had been a holiday probably prevented certain things from being accomplished. Or we may have accomplished many home and heart-related things, but now is time to look towards the work. As we look ahead to the waning lunar cycle, you can anticipate an increase in focus.
The Sabian Symbol** for the Capricorn Sun is “Many toys in the children’s ward of a hospital”. This image reminds us of the importance of play and imagination in the business of our work. A child without toys or a place to play has a very tough road when working on health.
The symbol encourages us to allow joy in the process, whatever it may be. We must remember to factor it in or we’ll be so involved with the matter at hand that we’ll shortchange the play. Both symbols remind us to find the pleasure.
The Moon is void-of-course/voc* after the Full Moon at 11:53 p.m. ET
*Moon VOC/Void-of- Course… in Cancer, be by the water, time with family or sifting through memorabilia. May be a lovely time to enjoy a picnic or meal with no time constraints. If you find yourself in the work environment and encounter situations that are reminiscent of family, it is helpful to observe if this is constructive or an illusion?
** We are still in the process of understanding the Sabian symbols, which were channeled in 1925. The spiritualist astrologer Marc Edmund Jones, took Elsie Wheeler, a clairvoyant confined to a wheelchair to a San Diego park with a project. He put a symbol for each of the 360° of the zodiacal wheel on 360 cards. She proceeded to come up with visual phrases for each one of them. They were done in random order and they have a magic that is hard to decipher, yet feels totally right.