Full Moon in Cancer | Truth vs. Emotions

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 January 11th, 2017 

Full Moon in Cancer:
Understanding our emotions has a key part in the spiritual experience, and
plays a core role in helping us to understand emotions in others.

Sometimes the truth behind our emotions is more than we can handle. Sometimes we try to ignore that truth in the hope of getting on with our lives. There are times when we can see the reason behind our emotions easily. And there are also times when we can't recognize the reason because the truth lies deeper than we care to see. Being afraid of our emotions won't help us to understand them better. Recognizing them for what they truly are can encourage us to feel more empathy toward ourselves and therefore helps us to understand ourselves better in the process.

Feeling empathy toward ourselves is not the same as pitying ourselves. Self-pity comes from a place of self-condemnation, whereas self-empathy comes from a place of self-love. Being empathetic with ourselves directly impacts how we relate to the world and interact with others. We can develop this empathy through mindfulness and self-awareness. By opening ourselves to truly feel and experience everything that is going on within us, we will learn to appreciate our humanity.

Negative emotions such as anger or jealousy may be uncomfortable to experience, and we may at first feel resistance to the idea of acknowledging them. The first step to overcoming this resistance is by realizing that to feel emotions is to be human. To understand that it is natural to have emotions, so long as we don't stay in negative or low energy emotions for too long.

Low energy emotions include emotions such as shame, sadness, worry and anger. And high energy emotions include happiness, gratitude, compassion and love. By recognizing that each and every one of us has emotions, we will become more aware of our own feelings. From there, we can become better at understanding our own psychological state and deepen our sense of compassion toward ourselves and others.

Self-pity comes from a place of self-condemnation, whereas
self-empathy comes from a place of self-love.

Happy Full Moon! The Moon is in Cancer and forming an opposition to Pluto and the Sun in Capricorn, marking a Full Moon in the sign of the Crab. Everything that we have experienced has made us who we are today. All the suffering and sorrowful moments have been our teacher. We have gotten this far, and one of the reasons why we don't need to worry about the future is because our new sensitivity can help us to separate the truth from the lie.

Pay attention to personal revelations and insights when we recognize a truth that is meaningful to us, as they can open a doorway to new courses of action. Ask ourselves what we would like to change and what steps we need to take next. Our dream of putting our life lessons into practice begins now as we reaffirm our intention to inspire others and make a difference.

There's a message to remind us that we are indeed more powerful than we believe ourselves to be and that we need to embrace the change we are going through with unshakable faith. Begin to see change not as something to be fearful about, but more as a learning opportunity to go to the next level of evolution and growth. Imagine how different will our lives be if we released our fear of change and replaced it with surrender to our true, higher selves?

Our dream of putting our life lessons into practice
begins now as we reaffirm our intention to
inspire others and make a difference.

The Cancer Moon is forming a trine to Venus, Neptune and Mars, and we are tapped into divinely inspired ideas. Our imagination needs nurturing, and playfulness can help express our inner artist. This aspect is also about purifying and detoxing, which means reducing negativity by spending time alone in prayer or meditation.

Any form of negativity that we can release now can disentangle us from anything that no longer serves us and break patterns that are holding us back from moving forward. We may wonder if we are on the right path, or whether we are making the right choices. Rather than worrying about what needs to happen next, put our whole focus on the present moment and on listening to our heart's calling.

With the Moon's square to Uranus and Jupiter, the sky is not falling. We realize that the negative narrator within is simply the voice of our small, vulnerable and fearful ego. A fresh opportunity is here for an evolution, and we can begin by rewriting our story. Challenge the negative thoughts every time they come up. Remind ourselves that although there will always be things we cannot do anything about, we can change how we think about them.

The Full Moon in Cancer is asking us to learn to love ourselves through our occasional missteps and see them as opportunities to evolve and ascend. To understand that every emotion has a function, even the so-called negative ones. To know that our feelings can become our allies, and they can guide us as we steer our lives in new directions. Do not let emotions sweep us away, instead, let them set the sails and point the way to new horizons.

Yaviz Basalamah

Full Moon in Cancer: Trine Venus, Neptune and Mars in Pisces ● Oppose Pluto
and the Sun in Capricorn ● Square Uranus in Aries and Jupiter in Libra



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New Moon in Capricorn | Rat Race Blues and Other Hues Beyond

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 December 29th, 2016 

New Moon in Capricorn:
As I look back on the year, it's not how much I've accomplished
that catches my attention, but how much I've grown on
my journey to embodying my true, authentic self.

How far along are we on the road to our dreams? Are we getting close to them? Or do those dreams always seem to slip further away from us? Do we still even believe in our dreams? Or are we losing our faith in them? As we look back on the year, what catches our attention? Do we choose to focus on what we haven't accomplished? Or do we cherish the challenges we encountered on our journey and our transformation along the way?

Can we still feel like the same person without them coming true? Or would we feel like a failure? In the end, this is not about whether our dreams have come true or not. This is about us moving forward. About seeing the bigger picture and the breakthroughs we have made mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Some may see glimpses of new possibilities on the horizon, while others see broken dreams as their dead end destiny. How can we uplift ourselves when we feel like we are stuck in the rat race? Can we see broken dreams as our old paradigms being broken?

Rather than only focusing on what we cannot do, do one small thing to make today better than yesterday. Begin to embrace our own version of simple happiness. Know that we can't compare happiness, because each person has their own concepts of happiness. What we see as happiness in another may not be the kind of happiness we want for ourselves in reality. In essence, we are both light and dark. We are positive and negative. Happiness and sadness are two sides of the same coin. Just remember who we truly are inside and start reaffirming our transformation!

Can we see broken dreams as our old paradigms being broken? 

Happy New Moon! The Moon is joining Mercury Rx, the Sun and Pluto in Capricorn, marking a melancholy yet transformational New Moon in the sign of the mountain goat. By turning inward, we get a chance to discover what it means to understand our emotions. How can we know who we truly are without understanding the reasons behind our emotions? With the Moon conjoining Pluto, peeling the layers of superficiality is the theme of this New Moon.

The more that we focus on outer labels, the less we are in touch with our deeper, inner selves. The more that we look outside of ourselves to create a sense of identity, the further away we get from really knowing ourselves. It is as though we have to reawaken something inside ourselves in order to embody our authentic truth. Embodying our authenticity means being grounded in our deepest beliefs, values and truth and living a life that is a true reflection of them. It is also about being true to ourselves through our thoughts, words and actions. Will we ever be perfect at honoring our own truth? No, but we can strive for excellence. It is mainly a matter of where we place our focus.

How can we know who we truly are without understanding
the reasons behind our emotions?

By holding the intention of being true to ourselves, we focus our attention on whatever resonates with our true, authentic selves. By doing more and more of those things that express our truth and less and less of those that do not, we learn to hold ourselves accountable for true authenticity and sincerity. Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn is all about recapturing the magic in honoring our power by expressing our voice. Release the need to prove our truth, because our experiences are ours alone, and they have shaped who we are. Let go of comparing ourselves to others and keep moving forward on our unique journey of authenticity.

The Moon is forming a sextile to Mars and Neptune, and we have the power to propel our ideas forward and make things happen. Now is the time to act, because we can build momentum and make headway. As we remember that we are the co-creator of our reality and to a certain extent the shaper of our destiny, we can confidently stake our claim and get things done. The synchronicities and intuitive nudges we feel will help us see which way we are being pointed, giving us the confidence to charge ahead with Spirit as our guidance.

As we remember that we are the co-creator of our reality and
to a certain extent the shaper of our destiny, we can
confidently stake our claim and get things done.

With the Moon's square to Uranus Rx and Jupiter, we remember that life is a series of ebb and flow. We all have positive and negative emotions. Self-realization is ultimately about realizing that we are human with real and raw emotions. It is important to see that our good and bad days mold who we are. When we feel guilty, ashamed, angry or sad, we are actually being redirected to becoming a catalyst for change. By accepting that negative emotions happen for a purpose, we can see a breakdown as a way to a new breakthrough.

The Capricorn New Moon comes with a very deep and soulful message about our mission on earth and why we are here. The reason why we chose to come into a human body at this time is not only to accumulate material goods, acquire awards, praise or recognition. We have come here to help. And the greatest form of help is through sharing our light and love wherever we go. We may express this love through a career profession, and yet any career can be a vehicle for healing and empowering. And by holding this intention, we can activate our purpose and reawaken our soul's true potential.

Yaviz Basalamah

New Moon in Capricorn: Conjunct Mercury Rx, the Sun and
Pluto ● Sextile Mars and Neptune in Pisces ● Square
Uranus Rx in Aries and Jupiter in Libra



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Full Moon in Gemini | Your Redefining Moments

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 December 13th, 2016 

Behind every good speech (testimony) there is a story
full of pain, hardship and sorrowful moments.

Full Moon in Gemini:
Act from the soul and speak from the heart, because your actions
define your character and your words define who you are.

Who are we in our moments of joy, peace and love? Who are we in our moments of fear, worry and sorrow? Who are we when everybody's watching? Who are we when nobody's watching? There are many layers to life, and there are also many different roles we play over the course of our lifetimes.

The way we think when we are joyful may be different to the way we think when we are sorrowful. The way we act around one person may be different to the way we act around another. The wisdom lies in recognizing the true purpose of each of those roles in our lives. And how one role can have an impact on other roles we play and how we are feeling. 

The deeper we get into understanding the different layers in ourselves, the more we realize just how much more there is to know about our soul. There are times when life can feel so complicated, and we wonder whether or not we are still the same person or believe in the same things. 

In many ways, we are, but with greater understanding about the workings of life and our never-ending self discoveries. Yes, life can be overwhelming. But if we open our eyes wide enough, we will see that life can also be exciting and full of learning opportunities.

Are we acting from the soul and speaking from the heart? Or are we making decisions based on what we feel is wrong in our lives? Give ourselves the space to look closer into our joy. To look closer into our sorrow. There are endless discoveries to be found in our willingness to grow, and our openness to look beyond old, self-limiting beliefs. 

Begin to see pain not as an enemy, but as an old friend with endless wisdom to share. There are more layers to peel, and more magic to unleash. The possibilities are limitless. It's about time we greeted them with open heart.

The deeper we get into understanding the different layers
in ourselves, the more we realize just how much
more there is to know about our soul.

Happy Full Moon! The Moon in Gemini is forming an opposition to Saturn and the Sun in Sagittarius, marking a thoughtful and pragmatic Full Moon in the sign of the Twins. If we have been spreading ourselves too thin, or feeling overloaded with responsibilities, this is the time to pause and sort out our priorities.

Are we getting caught up in our own perfectionism? Is there anything that could wait until later? What are our top priorities? Look for ways to unburden our schedules. Slowing down, being flexible and having a more playful attitude are necessary at this time.

The Moon is forming a trine to Venus and Mars, and opening our heart to love has amazing benefits and blessings. With a mixed bag of energies from the Pre-Shadow of the upcoming Mercury Retrograde, let universal love open the door to our healing.

Is it possible that we are too guarded with our hearts, which is blocking us from the flow of love in our lives? Empower ourselves to no longer deny our feelings or accept any form of emotional abuse. Begin the process of lowering any walls around our hearts, and let love free our minds. 

The Moon is also forming a trine to Jupiter, bringing to us another reminder of the power of positivity. Our positive outlook is a very powerful energy. There is a gateway energy opening, and our faith can powerfully increase the speed of our manifestations and answered prayers. 

Rather than attracting obstacles with a pessimistic outlook, we can improve any situation by attracting new possibilities with optimism. Taking part in the Grand Air Trine, Jupiter brings a message of hope and faith, and that there is always a positive way to speak our truth and share information.

Taking part in the Grand Air Trine, Jupiter brings a message of
hope and faith, and that there is always a positive way
to speak our truth and share information.

With the Moon's square to Neptune, we remember that with each experience, we learn more about ourselves. Our reactions and our patterns have opened the way to a deeper level of self-awareness. We can begin to understand the driving intentions in others and in ourselves, and how our motives define the nature of our experiences.

As we understand our 'why' better, we can see whether we are motivated by the desire to serve and inspire, or whether we are driven by unresolved issues from our ego. Listen to the voice of our intuition, what does it tell us about our motives?

The Moon is also making a sextile to Uranus Rx, and we are ready for something new. We have come to this point armed with new wisdom and knowledge, and we can sense a new phase of our life is about to begin.

We can take action knowing that we are ready to step into our power, our light, and our service to the world. The Gemini Full Moon is shining a light on the direction we are moving in, and our soul is smiling with joy as we walk further down the road to our true destiny.

Yaviz Basalamah

Full Moon in Gemini: Trine Venus + Mars in Aquarius and Jupiter
in Libra ● Square Neptune in Pisces ● Oppose Saturn and
the Sun in Sagittarius ● Sextile Uranus Rx in Aries



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