Today is likely to feel very internal with the Moon waning in Cancer on the final day of the lunar month. If you feel irritable, try & spend half an hour journalling to connect with & process your feelings.

This will help acknowledge what you need to let go of for more growth to occur. For such a deep lunar transit through Cancer, the sign of the mother reminds us we need a balance of creating & releasing. Life is a constant process of letting go so new growth can occur. Now, during dark moon in Cancer, it is an optimal time to reconnect with the cycles of nature. The more aware we are of the lunar, solar & seasonal wheels & their effect on us, the easier we move through our own cycles of growth & can nurture the growth of ourselves & others.

So consider journalling how you feel about your own growth & the growth of those closest to you. For example, do you feel as if you’re holding back from expanding your horizons for fear of leaving your comfort zone? Are you fearful of your children no longer needing you as they move to the next stage of their development? Do you need to empower your teenagers to be less dependent & show more initiative? Do you need a rite of passage ceremony to embrace your own aging process?

Like anything, mothering is a balance. We may have been mothered in one of two extremes: smothered – suffocated & micro-managed with our personal boundaries overridden causing us to not honor the boundaries of others & doubt our own decision making abilities. Or we may have been under-mothered – feeling unsupported in our personal development & life transitions, seldom touched or held and felt more of the support person to our mother. Both foundations create legacies that we learn to correct over time, as we become more self-aware.

Today is a good day for going deep – into your own psyche to increase your own self-awareness, through quiet contemplation, meditation or journalling. So try & gift yourself whatever time you can to acknowledge the endings and transitions required for the cycle of life to be fully embraced in your life. For us to age gracefully we need to acknowledge every shade in the great cycle.

Blessings on your day,
Tanishka

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