I’ve never been entirely comfortable in the watery emotional realms.
I’m more of an fire and earth kind of gal. Air is cool too, but feelings, well… They made me uncomfortable. It’s taken years of active personal and spiritual work to get to a place where I not only appreciate feelings as an important part of the human experience, but actually as a good thing rather than just an irritating inconvenience one had to put up with in exchange for being able to play in human form.
Now I understand their role and I’m grateful for how much they teach us.
Today I received an email newsletter from the wonderful hoop dancer/yogi and wild woman Shakti Sunfire that had some beautiful words about the Cancer Full Moon:
“The Cancer Full Moon on January 15-16 speaks to the power of your emotions. Feelings are your indicators. Feelings show you that you are on the right path. Feelings demonstrate what is true for you. You create music, art and writing from the passion of your feelings. Cancer rules feelings. Cancer is about your soul power. You are being asked to pull up your personal power. Allowing your feelings to guide you because your feelings are your truth. Being balanced in your male and female energy will empower you.” -Words of wisdom from the luminous Kelley Rosano.
I love how simple Kelley makes it. “Feelings are your indicators”. You feel good, great! Do more of what makes you feel good. Feeling bad? This is an indicator something has to change in your life. Maybe it’s the situation, or maybe just your perception or attitude about the situation needs to change. You can’t control how you feel, which is what makes feelings such valuable indicators of your reality, as you see it.
The cultural emphasis has been on logic, reason and other yang ways of knowing for so long that the more intuitive and feeling side of knowledge has been devalued and often completely disregarded. Feelings aren’t imperical. They can’t be fully measured or even understood completely by anyone outside of the personal who is feeling them. Feelings are indicators of our own personal truth and that’s what makes them dangerous and subversive to the norm. They encourage individual exploration of what is true and right for the individual.
Nothing is more universal AND individual than the way we feel.
This full moon is a fantastic time to take stock of your own emotions. In order to do this, you have to slow down, and take the time to turn inward for long enough to explore how you feel.Once you’ve tuned into this vulnerable part of yourself, nurture it in whatever way feels best to you. Find a way to creatively express your feelings, and if they are guiding you to make any changes in your life, let the full moon help you gracefully release what is no longer serving you, to make room for a more beautiful possibility.