On December 30th, Sun in Capricorn opposites Moon in Cancer. This is December 2020 Full Moon in Cancer, an astrological event enhancing some of the qualities associated with the zodiac sign of Cancer: sensitivity, imagination, loyalty, intuition.
In astrology, the Moon traditionally rules the water sign of Cancer. This day, all of us become emotionally intense, so that we need to learn how to deal with powerful feelings.
If you have positive feelings, cherish them with the ones you love! If, on the other hand, someone upsets you, it is important to keep yourself down. The Zen story bellow shows us why you don’t need to reply.
Zen Story for December 2020 Full Moon in Cancer
There once lived a great warrior. Though quite old, he still was able to defeat any challenger. His reputation extended far and wide throughout the land and many students gathered to study under him.
One day an infamous young warrior arrived at the village. He was determined to be the first man to defeat the great master. Along with his strength, he had an uncanny ability to spot and exploit any weakness in an opponent. He would wait for his opponent to make the first move, thus revealing a weakness, and then would strike with merciless force and lightning speed. No one had ever lasted with him in a match beyond the first move.
Much against the advice of his concerned students, the old master gladly accepted the young warrior’s challenge. As the two squared off for battle, the young warrior began to hurl insults at the old master. He threw dirt and spit in his face. For hours he verbally assaulted him with every curse and insult known to mankind. But the old warrior merely stood there motionless and calm. Finally, the young warrior exhausted himself. Knowing he was defeated, he left feeling shamed.
Somewhat disappointed that he did not fight the insolent youth, the students gathered around the old master and questioned him. “How could you endure such an indignity? How did you drive him away?”
“If someone comes to give you a gift and you do not receive it,” the master replied, “to whom does the gift belong?”
Full Moon Calendar
This is the last Full Moon in 2020. The first one – also a Full Moon in Cancer – occurred on 10th January.
December full moon was known by early Native American tribes as the Full Cold Moon, because this is the time of year when the cold winter air settles in and the nights become long and dark. Sometimes this moon is referred to as the Full Long Nights Moon, which is an appropriate name because the nights are now indeed long and the moon is above the horizon a long time. In Beard’s 1918 book, it is called the Wolves Moon, while in Farmers’ Almanac this is the name given to the January Full Moon.
The next Full Moon occurs on January 28th 2021 – a Full Moon in Leo (Sun in Aquarius opposite Moon in Leo).
Until then, we have a New Moon in Capricorn (Sun conjunct Moon in Capricorn), on January 13th 2021.
The next Full Moon in Cancer occurs on January 17th 2022. During 2021, there is no Full Moon in Cancer.