In Praise Of Fragility: Full Moon In Cancer

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Sensitive people get a bad rap. Or, at least, they used to. I know I did. All my life, growing up: “You’re too sensitive!” And I was, I was.

But that’s what Saturn is for, right? To give the Cancer some Capricorn balancing, some ground, some inner Authority instead of always seeking the parental.

Some Saturn to toughen up the most delicate flowers among us and I don’t mean the no mercy drill sergeant kind of thing like the Hebrew teacher I am recalling This Very Moment. :::shuddering:::

I’m talking about Growing Up, which the sensitive among need to not be so frightened of, which reminds me of a related topic — was talking to a client the other day and she was wishing for *more* sensitivity, *more* emotionality and yet, to my mind, her wishing it was so and her descriptions of being moved by certain works of art, well, I didn’t find her lacking at all.

The Moon, heading towards Full, is at 1 measly degree of Cancer now, trine Chiron in Pisces. Trine Neptune (out of sign). Trine Saturn out of sign! Momma’s not alone for this transit. The whole family is there. Even easily irritated Mars in Virgo will lend support.

A story about my niece: the last time I saw her she was… 6, I think. Now she’s 12. Even as a wee thing she had a powerful domineering Capricorn Sun and Capricorn Mars in the 7th House opposing a Cancer Moon in the 12th House. Never saw that Cancer Moon until the night before I left when she cried and cried, in public, at a restaurant, sitting next to me, cried and cried that I was leaving. Didn’t even know her chart until later on.

How can Cancer be anything but strong, the Mother, and yet fragile, the baby who needs protection. I think this is normal.

Do you live the opposite of your Sun? Where does the Full Moon fall in your chart? What houses will it light up?


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