January 17th saw the first full moon of 2022!

Cancer is represented as the crab, so no surprise it’s a water sign as the ocean is its home. Ruled by the moon herself, no wonder Cancerians are generally seen to be intuitive, maternal, emotional and sensitive. But just like the crab’s pincers will nip you if pushed 🙂 Self-care at this time is extra important if you’re finding yourself extra emotional. It’s also Mercury Retrograde – so much going on this month!! – so you’ll be forgiven for feeling more sensitive or off centre than normal.

Full moon in cancer can really bring up our emotions and sensitivities, meaning we can be out of balance, and the full moon is always a great time to release people, situations and places that are no longer serving us, with the healing energy of a body of water, such as the sea, a spring, lake or river, if accessible to you. Even tears are our body’s natural and miraculous way of releasing heavy energy

  • You may be feeling more sensitive at this time, so take some time for self-care – whatever that looks like for you – a massage, a salt bath, yin yoga – anything that brings you back to your heart centre
  • Release any heavy emotions by allowing yourself to cry it out if you need to
  • As the full moon in Cancer is connected with all things maternal, it’s a great time to nurture your inner child. When was the last time you connected with your inner child and asked what she needs? Does she just need to be held, does she want to play (yes this is still allowed when we’re adults!!), does she want to paint, or dance?
  • When was the last time you offered yourself some forgiveness? Consider writing a letter to an earlier version of yourself and offering her some love and forgiveness. Too often we forget to include ourselves in our forgiveness rituals and practices. Is there something you need to forgive from your past – perhaps acting in ways that you regret because you didn’t have the knowledge you have today to make a better choice?
  • Make some moon water – place a jar of water under the light of the full moon and infuse it with your intentions for the next month.
  • Journal how you’re feeling
  • Write a gratitude list
  • Trust your intutition