Today is the Full Moon with the Sun in the sign of Cancer, and the Moon in Capricorn (the Full Moon is always in the sign opposite where the Sun is). And, as it happens, it is the first of an unusual string of three eclipses. Astrologer Lynn Hayes writes, “With the Cancer/Capricorn polarity, we are needing to balance the outer and inner worlds, the practical application of matter (Capricorn) and the sensitive emotional needs of the heart (Cancer).”
What a magical time, then, to begin Chapter Six: Recovering A Sense of Abundance. This is likely to bring us to one of our most challenging blocks. We’re going to be talking about the relationship between our Creativity and money.
How many times already in our recovery have we hit the wall of money? I know that many of you, like me, may have hesitated from making a complete commitment to our creativity, because we feel we cannot afford to.
Julia starts the discussion with the example of one of her students she calls Nancy. “‘I’m a believer,’ Nancy declares, ‘I just don’t believe God gets involved with money.’ Although she doesn’t recognize it, Nancy carries two self-sabotaging beliefs. She believes not only that God is good – too good to do money – but also that money is bad. Nancy, like many of us, needs to overhaul her God concept in order to fully recovery her creativity.
“For many of us,” Julia writes, “raised to believe that money is the real source of security, a dependence on God feels foolhardy, suicidal, even laughable. When we consider the lilies of the fields, we think they are quaint, too out of it for the modern world. We’re the ones who keep clothes on our backs. We’re the ones who buy the groceries. And we will pursue our art, we tell ourselves, when we have enough money to do it easily. And when will that be?”
So on this Full Moon that connects Capricorn’s pragmatism, discipline, and financial conservatism, with Cancer’s focus on security, feelings, and creative flow, I recommend a good money spell or two. Bear in mind that with the eclipse, the energy is intensified. So at least spend some time meditating about your current financial circumstances, and visualizing what you would have come to pass.
In the days to come, we’ll be examining our core beliefs about money, Source, and our creative abundance. We will explore the ways in which our attitudes limit abundance and luxury in our lives. While the rewards can be deeply liberating, for many of us, this is very likely to be a volatile journey, especially in a tricky economy. So stay close to each another, hold hands, and let’s go!