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This week’s full moon in Capricorn/Cancer is asking us to open our hearts. It is not an ordinary full moon—it includes an eclipse, suggesting that this moon can bring about impactful moments that will be remembered long after the Sun comes up.

How can we make this cycle noteworthy? Let’s mark it with a conscious commitment. Not unlike your New Year’s word or resolution, let’s think of a way to make this moment stand out and be memorable.

The theme this month is to reflect on the opposing influences standing between work (Capricorn) and your love of family (Cancer).

I just finished a workshop where I was experimenting with a new class concept I’ve designed, called Tell Me a Story (coming soon to your neighborhood). It’s for people who love to write and realize that writing can be a major doorway to the healing of your inner child wounds and the de-thawing of your stuck places.

In the class, we wrote about the 4 Elements in a well-executed workshop structure, allowing each voice to be articulated and heard. There is something about telling our story and reading it out loud that allows wisdom to be found. Not unlike our Applied Astrology school, which has a very similar effect, but in this case without Astrology—it’s a writing course.

One of the participants from last week’s beta testing was addressing the very conversation that is being focused on during this full moon. She was born with her Moon in Cancer and her rising sign in Capricorn. This is our full moon dialogue. What matters more: work or family?

After the prompts in the class she was reminded of her consuming love for her ‘family’—which consists of her 3-year-old baby and her husband. They are a great family unit—in fact, both her and her husband share the Cap/Cancer opposition. It has to be said that while opposites attract, Jung found similarities in charts make for compatibility.

She and her husband were on the same page, as they are both excessively ambitious. Because her work and her ambition are so compelling (said every Capricorn who lives up to their astrological influence), and because her success was continually growing, her writing prompts brought her back to remembering her heart. Oh yeah—everything revolves around Love. It sounds corny but it is so true.

During the first day we were all moved as she spoke and wrote of her love for her family with tears in her eyes. She was missing them. Suddenly we all watched her drop into her heart. It took the excavation tools that can happen when journaling to feel safe enough to go deep. I teach students to do that in all my classes. I worship a soft heart and the feeling of LOVE.

Too often, we forget to stop and get back to basics. Too often ‘successful’ people keep climbing up the mountain…it is no surprise this is a topic at hand: Capricorn is a mountain climber. Up, UP they go and if not careful, they will forget what they left back home—especially when they are juggling family, business, health and spirituality.

This full moon, STOP. Ask yourself: what matters most? How can this full moon eclipse offer you a chance to re-evaluate and remember what is most important? It is a time for prioritizing.

I know my first love is to keep my heart open at all costs. Period, full stop. And then it’s you guys. To be with my students, those of you interested in reading my blogs. But let’s be clear, LOVE comes first.

Make a pact that you will focus on love, relationship, and family above all else. What, if anything comes before your love for love…you tell me?

This full moon is a time for celebrating LOVE. I learned a lot from watching the participant open her heart right in front of us. So sweet, so real, so human. We all need love.

Here take this—a wave of love coming at you,
Debra

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