The Moon in Cancer ~ February 17th-19th
By Mary Kate, 02/17/2016
*The moon in Cancer February 17-19 *
The moon shifts into Cancer on February 17th @ 11:24am (PST) & will stay here until the 19th. The moon represents what we need to feel loved, safe, nurtured & taken care of. If any of your signs are in Cancer, where the Moon is its ruling planet, you will feel the effects more intensely over the next few days.
The moon is definitely at home in Cancer. The symbol of crab is commonly associated with Cancer and like that of a crab, the Cancer energy protects its internal world with a hard outer shell and only comes out when it feels safe.
Cancer energy helps things grow, heal through encouragement, protection and love. Getting to know yourself through your heart vs. analysis is very much a part of this energy and you may notice yourself more deeply connected with this part of you during these days. When the conditions are right and you feel comfortable with someone, you consider them family. Look for your caretaker/protective role to come to play with your circle of friends too.
Cancer energy is very mothering and nurturing. This energy embraces caring for others and extending love. When offered in a balanced way this energy is healthy and unconditional. However, the challenge with this energy is not with loving someone, but with allowing others to love you back. Allowing yourself to be seen, vulnerable and showing your soft spots so that someone else can care for you—this is where you may be challenged. Take notice of this and see what transpires over the next few days.
The collective conscious is experiencing another big heart expansion and having the Moon in its home sign of Cancer is a great way to feel this experience on a deeper level. Embrace and take advantage of the loving and nurturing energies of Cancer. Love those you love as deeply as you can and also allow yourself to become vulnerable and receptive to love for YOU.