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Practical Influences ~ Cancer

When the Moon enters a zodiac sign it adds instinctive reaction, unconscious predestination, sensitivity, emotions, intuition, imagination and emotional depth to influences that are at play; when the Sun enters a zodiac sign it adds vitality, individuality, will-power, creative energy and inspirational action to the influences at play; both affect the energy of our daily lives. Being mindful and calling upon these influences as well as utilising materials associated with them during these phases, will bring you closer to understanding your alchemical journey.

Ruler ~ Moon

The moon is a symbol of subtlety, clarity, reflection, and indirect deduction; as a vessel of unknowable power its strength is in secrets as it embodies the life cycle. The moon represents fertility, resurrection, occult power, immortality and intuition. The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment or the dark side of nature. It is a symbol of the soul and provides analogy for the stages of human development: the new moon is infancy, the crescent is youth and adolescence, the full moon is maturity and pregnancy, and the waning moon represents the decline of life, sleep.

Element ~ Water 

Water is associated with intuition and the emotions. It denotes depth of creativity and imagination. Water is relentless and follows it’s own path regardless of resistance or obstacles.

Quality ~ Cardinal 

The role of the cardinal quality is to push forward, be first, initiate. In Cancer cardinal leads by the heart, and casts a palpable emotional force that pushes into new territory, but does it sideways like the crab. Cardinal shows the way, instigates, ready to forge ahead with plans, and attract those that can support their efforts. Cardinal qualities denote leadership, and the tendency to be outgoing through being engaged with the world in a dynamic way.

Body Associations ~

  • Breasts
  • Stomach

Notice if there is any tension in your digestive process, in your pancreas, in your liver, in your diaphragm. Our stomach is connected to our instinct and will-power; it aids in achieving harmony between out emotions and our intellect. Are you a dynamic, creative individual who has a gentle strength and good humour or can you sometimes be controlling and angry resulting in over-emotional insecurity?

Incense/Essential oil ~

  • Peppermint
  • Fennel
  • Bergamot
  • Chamomile
  • Juniper
  • Rosemary
  • Lavender

Colours ~

  • Violet
  • Sea Green
  • Silver
  • White
  • Yellow

Stones ~

  • Emerald
  • Moonstone
  • Pearl
  • Opal
  • Ruby

Foods ~

  • Cucumbers
  • Pumpkins
  • Cabbage
  • Turnip
  • Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Coconut

Metal ~

  • Silver

Fauna ~

  • Turtle
  • Frog
  • Hamster
  • Shellfish
  • Molluscs

Flora ~

  • Pomegranate
  • Melon
  • Jasmine
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomato
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