The first Full Moon of the year coincides with a lunar eclipse is in its own sign Cancer. Cancer is the embodiment of the sacred feminine, aligned with the tides of the ocean and the cycles of a women’s fertility. It connects with the with the archetype of the Great Mother, underlings themesand of home, tribe, belonging, ancestral roots, sustenance, sanctuary, and the unspoken emotional connections to people in our life. Cancer wisdom teaches us aboutthe the need for boundaries as well as when it is time to retreat to take care of ourselves. When her daughter is kidnapped by Hades, Demeter retreats to the land of Eleusis. The shifting currents of this Full Moon may bring forgotten to the surface, not only our own, but whispers of ancestral memories passed downto by the women who came before us. This is a good time to turn our attention to working with lineage, tradition, and the wisdom of the Grandmothers.
Great Mother, giveme me the wisdom to know when it’s time to retreat and to nurture not only others but also myself
Guiding Goddesses: Demeter, Danu, Isis, Parvati
Copyright 2020 Danielle Blackwood in Llewellyn Witches ‘ Datebook 2020 Page 33