Life begins from submergence. Anything that is birthed, blossomed, erupted, and thus emerged, is an outward expression of the seedling that was contained within. Humans, animals, plants, anything that has been and is created into existence in both tangible and intangible ways, has come from the same place. Our ideas, thoughts, and desires are seedlings; it is our staying longing, fervency, and vision that bring things into existence and life.
We start 2018 off with a wonderful energy and clear, beaming space. Could there be any better moon phase to mark the new year than to have a full moon, let alone in such a sweet, emotive, and fluid sign? Cancer has a major rep for being a homebody, bound to family, memories, the past, and for being sensitive. Yet there are inner qualities that aren't often spoken, for they are minute enough, sinking into the psyche more that quietly influence our direction. It is visionary, cyclic, earthly, long-range, and anciently wise. It is a homebody because it honors and follows where and who makes their home, it is bound to family in the sense that we as a planet and species are all family, bound to memories and the past not to hold grudges and never forgive, but to use the wisdom to better and build each continuing step, and it is sensitive because that subtlety is the nourishing encouragement for seedlings to take root and make it to fruition.
The combination of all the transitions we have had lately back today's moon, setting the path for this year to be transformative for all of us in so many ways, no matter who and where we are in the world and in our journey. Mercury recently cleared its retrograde, airing out space to be clear in our communications and insights of what we truly desire. Saturn recently ended its 3-year cycle in Sagittarius, coming home to its Capricorn where it will stay until spring 2020. We could almost not ask for a more clear plate in starting the new year, with such choice and responsibility to direct it. Whatever we can imagine and dream in sincere, honest desire, we can make a reality. Our visions, signs, and whisperings are pointedly guiding us - whatever has come across your path or thought in purity lately and soon is asking for our attention. To be considered as an avenue, to be brought back to us, and to be ingrained in us. Some of these are aligning and seamless while others may be harsh or friction on some level. The latter is really no difficult to infuse with ourselves as long as we remember to look at what the hurt, pain, or trauma is that the friction is activating, and once realizing what that is, that we are not defined by that in any way whatsoever.
There is extra oomph and excitement to our plans and goals - resolutions have no place anymore. We are not drawn to quick fixes that cut around the edges, and instead are drawn to those that take a bit of grit and muscle to make work. Yet it can be quick as well if we stick to the vision and work in community. There is no reward and fulfillment in cheap work or action. Be clear with your intentions. Write them out where you see them frequently, say them out loud daily. Do the steps you need to, to make them have a lasting and physical manifestation. Commit to yourself and to the world by doing your part to make yourself and your life better; in turn, all of our lights will solidify the fire faster than we realized. It's time for humanity to step up. It's time for us to create the new cohesive, sustaining reality and world. It's time for emergence of light.