Tarot for the Cancer Full Moon

The upcoming Full Moon in Cancer is already making itself felt. Cancer is a Water sign, so those of us prone to bloating may suffer worse than usual – especially those who tend to get their period around the time of the Full Moon. More tearfulness than usual is also to be expected for this lunation. Just flow with it and if you have the energy, why not try some Tarot self-reflection work for the Cancer Full Moon (see journaling prompts). There is also a Cancer Full Moon Tarot Spread included below.

Tarot Correspondences for Cancer

The five Tarot cards corresponding with the Cancer Full Moon are The Chariot, the 2-4 of Cups (Venus, Mercury and Moon in Cancer respectively) and the Queen of Cups. Themes to work through are:

  • your home environment
  • nurturing/caring
  • mothering, mother issues
  • fertility
  • the breasts and stomach
  • empathy
  • intuition
  • honouring the Goddess
  • dreamwork

Some of the negative traits of Cancer that can tend to be exacerbated by this Full Moon are:

  • self-pity
  • clinginess
  • negativity
  • moodiness
  • oversensitivity
  • self-absorption

Cancer Full Moon Tarot Play (Journaling Prompts)

Before you get the cards and tarot journal out, sit for a few minutes with the questions below and ask Spirit to guide you:

Questions for self-examination:

  • Have I been reactive lately?
  • Am I giving in to emotional manipulation?
  • Am I generating drama or seeking to manipulate others?
  • Could it be that I am oversensitive/overreacting?
  • Am I in conflict avoidance?
  • Am I being closed off and secretive?

Write down any thoughts that surface around these questions. Once you’re done, it’s time to get your Tarot cards out! Separate out all the Cancer cards mentioned above. Ask God to show you what you need to focus most on at this Full Moon and pull one card.

Your Cancer Full Moon Focus Card

If you get The Chariot, you need to focus on getting better at controlling your emotions so that they don’t run away with you or pull you under.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
~ Philippians 4:6-7

The 2 of Cups is a sign that your most intimate/romantic relationships are the focus for this lunation. Ask God to illuminate what is happening here and pull another three cards (mixing all the cards back into the full deck before you shuffle).

The 3 of Cups puts friendships in focus. Again, you can choose to do an intuitive 3-card draw for further information, if you wish.

The 4 of Cups puts your home life at the centre of attention. Pull a few more cards if you need more information and ask the Holy Spirit to guide your interpretation.

The Queen of Cups puts your intuition and empathic ability in the spotlight. Perhaps, if you feel guided, pull another three cards for a message on how you can best use these gifts in service to God and mankind.

Cancer Full Moon Tarot Spread

  1. My emotional self
  2. What is blocking me from staying connected with God/Higher Self
  3. What is arising now from my unconscious mind for healing and release
  4. Something in the past that I need to let go of
  5. Something to embrace that will help me grow emotionally

Love and Blessings,

Lisa Frideborg

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