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Friday, March 30, 2012

Animal Signs: Crab

According to my We'Moon 2012 book, today marks a Waxing Half Moon in Cancer. As I've written before, the Waxing Half Moon phase can be a powerful time to draw things toward you. It's a good time for positive magic. Hmm...

Sometimes it seems a combination of events or aspects helps put things in perspective. Today the Waxing Half Moon is in Cancer.  When the moon is in Cancer, We'Moon explains that we reconnect with our "oceans of emotions". Cancer is the cardinal water sign.  That means things are flowing! All that flow can mean we feel a bit overwhelmed, not only by our own emotions, but by the flowing emotions of others as well.  I guess today would be a good opportunity to reconnect with your Vagus nerve.

The sign for Cancer is the crab. I didn't see a crab today, and I defiantly didn't take that picture.  It is thanks to the National Geographic website ( But I believe we all may be experiencing the energy of the Crab due to the moon's position in Cancer.

Steven Farmer, in "Animal Spirit Guides", writes that Crab energy is portrayed by acute hearing, vision, and physical feelings. Farmer explains this includes a sensitivity to your surroundings and other people. This increased sensitivity can lead to a need for withdrawal or self protection from others. The crab is very protective of home and personal space because of it's sensitivity.

When a crab shows up, Farmer writes,  it may signify you are about to experience an unexpected shift in your environment or personal life that will benefit your soul journey. You may find yourself able to see things from the invisible realm more clearly. Farmer suggests you pay attention to promptings from your subconscious what might come in the form of dreams, visions, or flashes of insight. Sounds like positive magic to me!

The crab does have that shell it protects so fiercely. It's possible you've been hiding under that shell for a bit, or want to crawl back in when so many emotions are swirling around you. There's nothing wrong with a bit of protection every once in awhile, but it might be hard to draw good things to you if you're keeping everything and everyone at a distance.

To find the balance between a positively magically time and the urge to withdraw, you might find a few drops of the Bach Flower Water Violet helpful. Water Violet types are a bit like a crab. They are knowledgeable, calm, capable, and pretty happy to be on their own. They are self-sufficient; carrying that house around with them. They don't need much from others and for the most part are pretty happy to be alone. But every once in awhile even a proud and aloof crab gets a bit lonely.  When magic is in the air and insights abound, it might be nice to bounce some ideas off another crab or two. Water Violet can help you develop warmer relationships with others. It might help you open up that Vagus nerve and feel that empathy rather than protect yourself from it's intrusion. You might find yourself allowing others "in" a bit. You might find that strengthens your spine to match with that shell.

Maybe it's an opening of your Vagus nerve that is the unexpected shift suggested by the energy of Crab.  Maybe we could all use a bit of that!

Enjoy the flow!

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