Without its shell, the crab is soft and vulnerable to the world. As such, part of your archetype is ever wary of its security and safety, withdrawing into itself when it perceives a risk or hurt. Your storehouse of memory is deep, like an emotional data bank.
It is worth observing how you were or were not taught to nurture yourself as a child. How was self-nurturing modelled to you? Many of us were taught to nurture others over the self or to shame our heavier emotions and try to move out of them as quickly as possible. Part of your development as an adult is to learn how to be your own unconditional maternal/paternal archetype for your own inner child as Caner represents both. The journey here is to bring your love and nourishing energies inward, to hold space for what your inner child has to say, to hold hands with all of your emotions. To be vulnerable with your vulnerabilities.
Observe your emotional reactions. Hold space for them as much as possible and bring your warmth and love to this aspect of you. Your reactions may be very, very old. They may have been designed to protect you in the past. Map your habitual reactions (withdrawing, lashing out, turning someone into the villain, moodiness) and observe how regularly you do or don’t bring them into new situations.
Your intuitive capacity to feel the emotions, moods and energies of others is a gift and at its optimum when you are also nourishing yourself. When it goes out of balance you can nurture others at the expense of self. Your ruler is the Moon, spend time in her energy, visually connect to her as much as possible. While she is reflective of the Sun’s light and emits none of her own, her force is deeply moving here on Earth and it is the same for you, the more you nourish and have your own sanctuary, the stronger you are.
Capricorn, your opposite, is a mature Earth sign, representing our concrete identities out in the world. In one sense, your roles tether you to the world. This opposition is called the foundational axis, Cancer is the root system, it is internal and unseen whereas Capricorn is the top of the tree, observed by the public world. The healthier the roots, the healthier the tree.
Flowing with a full cup
Running on an empty cup
CARDINAL | WATER | MOON
THE JOURNEY TO INNER HOME
TIFFANY & CO. BRACELET.