An imagined silver Moon against a black-and-white winter backdrop–this is the perfect screen on which to discover the secrets of your psyche. Step into your personal dream scape and descend into your unconscious. Pay attention to the churning of your emotions and the unspoken yearnings underneath. This is the time for that. The message inscribed in the heavens at the Cancer Full Moon is that your pearls of wisdom lie within.
What are you thinking? It’s common to overextend self—financially and energetically—during the holidays. But this is Solstice time, the change of seasons. Bodies are more vulnerable to infection and fatigue during these weeks. The secret to more soulful navigating is plainly visible. Just do as the Sun is doing at solstice: Slow down. That’s what “sol-stice” means—the Sun is standing still.
If something inside you recognizes this, “Yes. I’d love to just stop for a moment,” or “I yearn to be alone with my thoughts,” find a free hour—and if that’s not available—a free fifteen minutes on your calendar sometime in the next week. Once you have the time scheduled, select the place. Where can you be pleasantly alone with your thoughts–somewhere you’ll feel safe and not likely to be interrupted? A comfortable chair is ideal.
At the scheduled hour, keep your appointment. Ahhh… Settle in. There is nothing to do. No one to please. Shine the gentle light of your attention on your inner world. Does it feel silent? Thick? Agitated? Dull? Just notice. If you’re thinking the same thoughts that you’ve been thinking for a few hours (or even days already), let them settle. Wait patiently for a gap to appear in the thoughts. Then enjoy the peace of this non-thinking.
After a while, investigate. Is there a question? A mystery that needs solving? Is there a need? Are you hungry for something? Be the one who hears these things. Often when we complain to our friends about the same problem over and over again, we’re trying to get our own attention. We’re not listening yet. Unconsciously, we’re avoiding something.
But don’t try to solve or fix anything immediately. Go for the wisdom. Whatever questions are asked through the heart–rather than the busy mind–become an irresistible puzzle for your intuition. It loves to solve such things! It’s immediately on the case. Allow your intuition to go at its pace and in its way, as you go forward a little more quietly over the next few days, being gently attentive. Your inner wisdom voice will bring a sparkling message.