"Cancer is a water sign known for its emotional power, its need to nurture and its ability to crack open the most shutdown of hearts with a torrential flood of feelings. A sign that forgets nothing and forgives seldom, Cancer is nothing if not attuned to the subtle, unconscious undercurrents, moods and behaviors of those around them.
If any sign holds the story of our human history it’s this one. Cancer is the embryonic fluid of humanity, the waters that carry the DNA of the beginning of time, the waters that hold the creative energy that gave life to all.
Cancer is the one who gives birth, the portal from which we all come from, the mother of all mothers. Cancer is undeniably powerful in its effect as it rules our need to feel at home, our need to feel familial connections (kin or kindred), our need to know that there is a place in the world where we will be loved just as we are.
Cancer governs our emotional responses to life. Cancer holds the memories of being accepted, rejected, received, denied, beloved and betrayed. Famous for its uncanny ability to shed a tear or a tsunami of water works, Cancer can just as easily turn its hard shelled back on the outward expression of sentiment and act like its a tough tomboy."
“Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield.
As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong.”
Rose Quartz for holding yourself in love, gently enfolding with warmth and tenderness to flow with the tides of emotion and come through to the other side, to the next adventure. It opens the heart chakra to all forms of love: self love, family love, platonic love, and romantic love, while bringing deep inner healing and reassurance. A soft pink stone of infinite peace, it encourages self-love, self-trust and self-worth.
Pearl for inner wisdom and faith in yourself. Circumstances so arrange themselves for beauty and light to emerge, safe and sound, from the most unlikely of environments. This gem, being of organic origin, is not technically a crystal, yet it is still a powerful helper.
Moonstone is associated with the moon, the tides, the divine feminine, and the subconscious. Black Moonstone in particular is especially suitable for New Moon Rituals, with an extra focus on new beginnings, deflecting negative energy, more solid grounding energy than other moonstones while being gentler than other root chakra crystals like Black Tourmaline.
Today we are drawing a card from The Healing Waters Oracle by Rebecca Campbell:
Ease. Being Open to Change. Go With the Flow of Life.
Water is the most powerful force on our planet. It has the potential to destroy everything in its path of be embracing, still, and gentle. When a river meets a rock, it doesn't try to move it; instead, it embraces it and flows around it. It doesn't question why the rock is there-it sees it as part of its path.
Water teaches us how to flow with Life. How to greet the obstacles on our path with open arms and receive Life fully. In this way, the world's waters have literally shaped and crafted the entire landscape of the planet that we know and love today. Mountains and valleys, coastlines and woodlands--all are the result of water embracing Life.
The ancient Greek Goddess Rhea was the daughter of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (heaven). She's also referred to as Cybele, mother of us all. In his work Cratylus, the philosopher Plato referred to Rhea as a stream or 'she who flows'. Perhaps Rhea herself has much to share with us about how to truly flow with what appears on our journey, whether expected or unexpected. Call upon her to support you in embracing any unexpected changes you're facing.
This card invites us to stop seeing the unexpected things in life as obstacles, and instead treat them as invitations to embrace Life. To find a way to soften and embrace what occurs rather than try to avoid it or fight it. To flow with rather than resist.
What unexpected obstacles are you resisting or fighting against right now?
What would happen if you embraced them as part of your path?
"Meditation: Sit and and notice your breath flowing in and out. Let yourself just be with whatever arises. When thoughts come in or a sound grabs your attention, practice being ok with it. Just notice it and then, whenever you’re ready, come back to the breath.
Movement: Try practicing flowing movements like qigong or tai chi, or simply create your own flowing movements, perhaps swaying like a tree in the breeze or moving your arms back and forth. In this way, you can actually embody the qualities of water.
Water as a touchstone: Notice water wherever it is— as the morning mist, a glimpse of the bay, washing the dishes, brushing your teeth… Whenever you encounter water, notice its movement, see what it has to teach you. If it’s possible, take yourself to water outdoors: a creek, ditch, pond, ocean… spend time sitting, lying, immersing in water’s ways.
Ask the question: At various points throughout the day, ask yourself, “What would it be like to flow with what is happening?” See what shifts occur."
“Nothing is lost...Everything is transformed.”
“True goodness is like water;
it nurtures everything and harms nothing.
Like water, it ever seeks the lowest place,
the place that all others avoid. This is the way of the Tao.
For a dwelling it chooses the quiet meadow;
for a heart the circling eddy. In generosity it is kind;
in speech it is sincere;
in power it is order;
in action it is gentle;
in movement it is rhythm. Because it is always peaceable,
it soothes and refreshes.”