A full moon that occurs between December 22 and January 20 will be in Cancer. Use this time of helpful, quiet moon energy for all workings pertaining to family, children, and fertility. The feminine energy that radiates through the cancer moon will aid nurturing the imagination, dreams, working with the home, connections to ancestors, and tradition. Being that cancer is an emotional water sign, you will want to pay special attention to your lymphatic system, lungs, breasts, and stomach. When the the moon is in Cancer it has the ability to shift our general state into one of restlessness, because the emotional world (as with all watery signs) takes on added depth and weight.
It is absolutely important during this time to pay specific attention to our diet, making sure to keep our chest warm and protected from the cold air, and by maintaining the health of our digestive tracts by feeding our bodies healing and nutrient rich foods that prevent inflammation of the stomach lining. Avoid overly processed goods, and refrain from highly acidic, and alcoholic beverages that may add excess strain and stress on the liver and your bodies ability to detoxify itself. Anything that puts a heavier burden on the chest, lungs, stomach, liver, and gall bladder in the Cancer moon days has a more harmful effect than on other days.
Full Moon in Cancer Wellness: Fresh Ginger Tea.
Ginger tea has been used around the world for thousands of years. Ginger tea has the ability to combat against stomach inflammation, keeps your lungs and chest clear and free from harmful bacteria/mucus build up, and allows for proper blood circulation to help aid your body in eliminating toxins amongst other things.
The Best Homemade Ginger Tea
- 1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger
- 2 cups filtered water
- 1 Tbsp. raw honey or pure maple syrup
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Camomile flowers
- Echinacea tincture
- Fresh mint leaves
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
Peel the ginger root with a peeler or with the back of a spoon.
Grate the ginger with a grater/zester. If you slice it, slice it thin and use more.
Infuse the ginger; if you add cinnamon, mint, camomile or cayenne, add it here.
If you are using a saucepan, bring the water to a boil, add ginger and turn off heat. Put the lid on it and let it steep for 10 minutes.
If you are using a teapot, add ginger in the teapot and pour boiling water in it. Let it steep for about 10 minutes.
If you are using a saucepan, strain the water to remove the ginger.
Add fresh lemon juice and natural sweetener if you like. Stir and enjoy!
If you want a cold tea, let your tea cool down, store it in the fridge and add ice cubes before serving.