Full Moon in Cancer

Full Moon Cancer 2020


Welcome to the Full Moon in Cancer which waxed 1/10/2020 @ 2:23 pm.  The Moon, representing our emotional nature, the female archetype, our inner personality, dreams, desires, and unconsciousness in the sign of Cancer.  Cancer is feminine cardinal water. It is the “I feel” of the zodiac. Cancer is emotion, and intuition. The glyph for Cancer is the crab that walks sideways, and we say that’s Cancer’s ability to navigate, and maneuver through situations.  The Moon in Cancer can sense and feel the moods of others, and is receptive to the energy around them. With 2nd house energies, this Full Moon can focus upon the value we place on things, including valuing ourselves. This Full Moon’s energies make everything we need available when we need it.

Aspecting this Full Moon is the opposition with the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto, as well as the trine with Neptune.

The opposition occurs when planets are at 180 degrees from each other.  It is considered a challenging position because of the tug of war feeling which necessitates trying to give the planets involved equal expression.  The Sun represents our basic character, conscious identity, our will, goals, and ego. Mercury is the planet of the intellect, mental activity, and communication.  It represents our ability to think, communicate, and to gather information. Saturn is the planet of limitations, and responsibilities. Pluto is the plant of transformation, extremes, death and regeneration.  Capricorn is the sign of the harvest, where we typically reap what we sow.  Capricorn is limitations, restrictions, and discipline.

With the Sun, we have clear vision and can see what’s necessary in a given situation. The Sun here has a calming effect upon the emotional Cancer Moon, and shines its’ light on practical matters.

The opposition with Mercury makes for a clear and analytical mind which supports the Sun’s position in keeping the emotional Cancer Moon in check with its’ emotions.  Saturn, however, can upset the applecart in its’ opposition with the Moon and it’s unity with the Sun, Mercury, and Pluto, as Capricorn has a overzealous effect on our sense of discipline, and responsibilities. In Saturn’s position, it’s not very open to how others are feeling.

The opposition with Pluto in Capricorn brings a bit of practicality into the mix, but the concern switches from the 8th house energies, to the 9th house where philosophy is the priority.

The trine occurs when planets are at 120 degrees and is considered a position of ease, and good fortune.  Neptune is the planet of spirituality, imagination, illusion, dreams, and intuitions, and is at home in the sign of Pisces, the sign of belief.  With this transit, the spiritual, and all things mystical are seen as ideal, and with 11th house energies, friends and how we deal with groups of people are highlighted.  A good time to find a group of like minded individuals for some fellowship.

Today in the Hebrew is the 16th of the month of Tevet.   The month of Tevet begins with the holiday of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights reminding us that 1 candle illuminates the darkness.  However, without the darkness, the light would not be visible, so one is connected to the other. The month of Tevet is the nullification of the evil eye.  The word Tevet comes from the Hebrew word Tov for good. It’s letter is the Ayin or eye. Together they represent the goodly eye, which begins with Chanukah.

All destructive process begins with the “evil eye” of hatred, the hatred of the profane to the holy (the secret of ten, the holy number, as mentioned above). From hatred comes anger, the fire of destruction. The middle letter of ka’as, “anger,” is the letter ayin. The negative ka’as must first be rectified to its positive correspondent, as will be explained presently.”


. Additionally, the month of Tevet is the sign of Capricorn, which in Hebrew is gimel-dalet-yud, or Gedi which means good luck. But that’s an illusion in actuality because Capricorn makes its’ own luck in what it does, it’s principles, and integrity.

In the winter month, the days are shorter, and the nights are longer.  The miracle of Chanukah was the oil that kept the lamps lit seemed to be endless, just as the parable of the fish in the new testament.  In other words, there was enough light to last throughout the darkness. For the month of Tevet, we symbolically take that light to shine on our pathway through the dark days of winter.  The sages also state that the Hebrew letter Ayin has to do with vision and bringing forth lights that are hidden, and teaches us to see beyond time; to see what’s beyond the surface.


The letter Ayin is related to the Thoth Tarot card, The Devil, a fitting card for seeing what’s beyond the surface.  On the surface, the character, The Devil, or HaSatan was considered to be evil, the adversary, accused of being the source of all that’s wrong in the world beginning with the alleged temptation of Eve in the garden.  Now, he’s considered the scapegoat, because since man inherently has free will, nothing can “make” you do anything. You wrote your story before you were born into it, and you made your choices as to what you would do under what circumstances.  The so called “devil” or Lucifer, was a being of light, not darkness.


The letter Ayin takes us to the 26 Path on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life that connects the sephira of Tiphareth with the sephira of Hod.

Tiphareth is your equilibrium, and Hod is your capacity to lose and set aside – truly giving of yourself. Tiphareth is represented by the Sun in your chart and shows where you have the potential to express your highest good.    Hod, or splendor, is associated with magic and our ability to manifest mind over matter; represented by Mercury in your chart and signifies your spiritual antenna, giving and receiving messages.

“With thy right Eye create all for thyself, and With the left accept all that be created Otherwise!”

DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 137). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.

the Devil has truly been the scapegoat for all the perceived evils that could befall us, and the sinful temptations that are constantly luring us toward self-destruction.”

DuQuette, Lon Milo. Understanding Aleister Crowley’s Thoth Tarot (p. 137). Red Wheel Weiser. Kindle Edition.

— Sphere of Tiphareth —

The Sphere of Destination is Tiphareth, Beauty.

The Hebrew Divine name is Jehovah Aloah Va Daath.

The number is 6.

The color is yellow.

— Sphere of Hod —

We commence our journey in the Sphere of Hod, Splendor.

The Hebrew Divine name is Elohim Tzabaoth.

The number is 8.

Its color is orange.

— 26th Path —

The 26th Path is known as the Renovating Intelligence, because the Holy God renews by it all the changing things, which are renewed by the creation of the world.

Its esoteric titles are the Lord of the Gates of Matter and the Child of the Forces of Time.

The Hebrew letter is Ayin, which means eye.

The color is indigo.

The magical tools or weapons are the “secret force” and the lamp.

Symbols are the Philosopher’s Stone and the Elixir of Life.

Symbolic living creatures are the dragon, the monkey and the crocodile.

The musical note is “A.”

Associated mythological figures are Pan and Chiron, both born of one celestial and one human parent.

Areas the 26th Path will help you:

Detachment, and sublimation of emotions.

Overcoming your tendencies to be over-dominating.

Overcoming feelings of selfishness and conceit.

Gaining a sense of calmness and centeredness.

Opening the Heart Center

Increasing your energy.

Understanding that controlling the “carrot” for others to chase yields no fulfillment.

Understanding that you cannot grow beyond anything that you continue to pursue.

Knowledge that obsession comes from the desperate need to avoid opening the heart and giving up control.

Understanding that the only way to overcome our self-imposed limits and fears is to go deeper into them.

Recognizing that nothing is what it seems.

Recognizing that you are controlled only by that which you attempt to control.

Knowledge that whatever you build will eventually block your progress when you outgrow it. It will trap you until you discard it.

Undestanding that nothing is forever.

The ability to see things as they are.

Improving perspective.

Tolerance for others, especially your partner(s).

Increasing your spirit of generosity.

Understanding that you create your own reality with your mind.

Understanding that you have the right to protect your home, and you have the means to do it.


Being able to open your heart and give up control.

Letting your Guides in.

Disengaging from patterns of over or under achievement.

Acquiring the drive for achievement and balanced growth.

Improving organizational ability.

Choosing your own goals, and being able to accomplish them.


Dealing with time.


musical note a

Symbolic living creatures are the dragon, the monkey and the crocodile.

The musical note is “A.”

Scents are musk and civet.

Herbs are absynthe, rue and lambs tongue.

Associated mythological figures are Pan and Chiron, both born of one celestial and one human parent.



In his book “Scrying the Tree of Life,” Chic Cicero writes:

“The Twenty-sixth Path is called the Renewing Intelligence, because the Holy God renews by it all the changing things which are renewed by the creation of the world. The “Renewing Intelligence” implies reproduction, recreation, and rejuvenation. This is physical renewal as the divine life-force issues from Tiphareth into the form-building sphere of Hod. But it is also the renovation of consciousness which, even as it undergoes the process of renewal, still maintains a fundamental composition that the student must strive to rise above. The Hebrew letter Ayin means “eye.” This refers both to the physical eyes and the invisible “third eye,” and it points out the differences between outer mundane vision and true inner sight. Any slight-of-hand magician can demonstrate how easily the physical eyes can be deceived. True inner vision, on the other hand, cannot be so easily fooled. On this path, one must be careful not to confuse the outer corporeal form for the inward reality. Reproduction of physical form is attributed here, so it is on this path that the student can be deluded by the illusion of the material. Although the realm of matter is very important to the stability of the universe, appearances can be deceiving. Here the student must look beyond the mere form in Hod to perceive the Light of Tiphareth.”

Path Symbol:  a glass eye



Path of Ayin


Meditation Closing:



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