January 10, 2020, marks the Full Wolf Moon—also a soul-stirring lunar eclipse in Cancer—the first full moon of 2020! This watery lunar event can arouse powerful emotions, helping us feel and heal our way into the new decade.
With just a week into the new decade, the lunar eclipse in heartfelt Cancer, the first of the water signs, is a fine time for centering yourself in the feelings of home with a Cancer full moon ritual.
As you set off on a fresh path, you can wash away anything that is making you feeling insecure or imbalanced. Two days later, on January 12, a rare and intense conjunction between Saturn and Pluto can shake our foundations. This ritual is designed for calming the senses during January’s turbulent transits.
Cancer Full Moon Ritual: Bathing Beauty
Draw a bath and fill it with salts (Epsom or sea salt) to clear your energetic field. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and flower petals. Light candles and keep your fluffiest towel handy. Soak in the tub while listening to soft music for at least 10 minutes. Then—in or out of the tub— journal answers to the following questions:
- Where have I felt most at home over the last six months?
- What made me feel most at home and relaxed in my friendships, relationship, and career?
- Which friendships and bonds do I want to cultivate more in the coming year?
- Are there any situations or relationships I might need to release in order to feel more at home?
- Is there anything in my home or personal space that doesn’t match the role I’m stepping into this year?
- Are there any emotions I still need to express to feel closure from last year?
Use the 2-4 weeks following the full moon to make any adjustments in your life so you can create that sense of comfort and security you desire.
Other Ideas for Cancer Full Moon Rituals:
Get vulnerable: write the people you appreciate most a sentimental letter telling them how you feel about them.
Honor bonds: Whether it’s your chosen family or your blood relatives, find a way to visually extol the people who nurture you the most. Frame photos, make a scrapbook, put together an online album of favorite memories from the year.
Make a contribution—to yourself. Cancer rules security, and that includes financial stability. Put a lump sum in savings, an IRA or an investment that will grow. If you’re in the position, make a tax-deductible gift or start a college fund for a young relative—even if you just begin with a small deposit.