Mahina Piha in Cancer: Priorities

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Mahina Piha in Cancer: Priorities

The Mahina Piha will peak on Pōʻahā, January 28, 2021 in 14° of Cancer at 12:17 PM Mauna Time


The Full Moon is the climax of the lunar month that corresponds with the transitions from youth to maturity in the life cycles, ovulation in the menstrual cycles and the culmination of the Summer season with the Solstice. It marks the midpoint of the lunar month. This Moon phase is considered Yang, meaning a time to take action—it’s a kāne energy.  When we have a Mahina Piha, ka Lā and ka Mahina are in opposition to each other.  Ka Mahina acts like a mirror and reflects ka Lā’s light onto ka Honua.

Metaphorically speaking, this is operating like a lighthouse and showing us the path we must take to continue on with our Mahina Hou (New Moon) intentions.  We’ll start to figure out what has worked and what didn’t work from the past two weeks, and our next steps will become very obvious.  This will usually manifest as things to release that aren’t in alignment with our goals for this particular Moon Cycle.  It doesn’t matter if we set intentions or not, we’ll be feeling called to let go of a lot of shit right now.  This could be material things, relationships, toxic behavior patterns, or even unconscious thoughts that aren’t aligned with our ʻoiaʻiʻo (truth).  Be open to the process, because it’ll happen anyway.

Your pakuhi hānau (Sidereal Natal Chart) contains mau hale (houses) that will give you intel as to what areas of your life need these changes. All you need to know is what kaha kokiaka (zodiac sign) your ʻekolu nui (big 3: Sun, Moon + Rising) are in.


Cancer (the crab) is ruled by the Mahina (Moon). Itʻs one of the four Cardinal signs of the zodiac. Cancer is associated with water and feminine energy. In the kino (physical body) it rules the poli (breasts/bosom), the ʻōpū (stomach) and the Houpo (Solar Plexus).

Cancer is the most subconscious of all the signs, everything is latent and hidden. It is not clear nor direct, and like the crab who sidesteps any object approaching it, Cancerians are not forthright and direct in action. Cancer responds to life through itʻs feelings. You canʻt reason with them when they are emotionally disturbed, itʻs always best to wait until they have calmed down and then talk to them. Cancer is very intuitive and sensitive to its environment. As a Cancer ASC, I have a hard time learning to differentiate between what I actually feel, from what is going on around me. The reason is that we are walking sponges when it comes to mana (energy). We feel EVERYTHING!

Another similarity with itʻs symbol (the crab) is itʻs hard exterior to protect itʻs delicate insides. So Cancer can be quite aggressive when triggered and will attack you with itʻs big claw as a defense mechanism.


If I had to boil this down into a condensed version Iʻd say this Full Moon will be about priorities. Is it work? Is it home? Is it you? Is it family? What structures can you implement to improve your life?

Emotions will definitely be heightened so try not to be reactive and donʻt let your emotions get the best of you. Release what doesnʻt feel good and forgive yourself and others. Take a look at how you have been coming at what you want sideways instead of head-on. Have you been moody and taking things out on the people you love? Are you being secretive or beating around the bush when it comes to expressing how you feel. Find a balance when it comes to expressing how you feel without coming off as a crybaby.

With Cancer and Capricorn involved in this tug o’ war, we may be seeing how self-sufficiency and dependency have been the cause of issues with your ʻohana. The Cancer/Capricorn axis deals with how we structure our lives and the balance between our home and work life. Itʻs ok to want to achieve certain things but donʻt forget to find time for the people in you life.

In general, it’ll be a challenging time if you have a stellium or any of your ʻekolu nui are in Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius—REMEMBER, THIS IS BASED OFF YOUR SIDEREAL NATAL CHART, NOT WESTERN/TROPICAL!



Hone in on SELF CARE. How have you been neglecting yourself of nurturance? Is this due to childhood or generational traumas? How can you love on yourself the way you wished you were loved on when you were growing up? Work with Rose Quartz.


In order to get an accurate interpretation of how this will influence you based on your birth chart, you must know your ʻekolu nui—Sun, Moon, and Rising signs. So for example, Iʻll use mine. Iʻm an Aries Sun, Capricorn Moon, Cancer Rising. This is activating my 1st, 4th, and 7th mau hale, so what can I start doing that will improve the relationship with my family?


SELF IMAGE: The Self, Your Personality and Appearance, Your Personal Views on Life, Self Identity, Self Image, Beginnings, How you Initiate, Physical Body


MATERIAL WORLD: Possessions, Money, Stability, Values, Hidden Talents, Sense of Self-Worth, Self-Esteem and How You Value Yourself, Financial Gains, How You Spend Your Own Money, Livelihood, Material Circumstances


COMMUNICATION CENTER: Communication, Memory, Perception, Local Movement or Short Journeys, Neighbors, All Forms of Transportation, Thinking Patterns, Early Education, School(s), Siblings


HOME LIFE: Home and Home Life, Emotions, Subconscious Mind, Family, Your Roots, Land, Personal Foundations, Inner Emotional Security, Mother Figure or Parents


PLEASURE PALACE: Children, Creativity, Pursuit of Pleasure, Love Affairs, Personal Interests, Hobbies, Teaching, Self-Expression, Love Given, Romance, Entertainment and Fun


HABITS & HEALTH: Health, Work, Service, Skills, Habits, Physical Sickness, Physical Ability, Employees, Coworkers, Chores, Care Taking, Routine, Pets and Small Animals


COMMITMENTS: Partners, Marriage, Contracts, Cooperative Relationships, Divorce, Lawsuits, Separation, Open Enemies


TABOO TOPICS: Sex, Death, Transformations, Inheritances, Joint Finances, Taxes, Possessions, Personal Sacrifices, Loss, Other People’s Money and Possessions, Clairvoyance


BIGGER PICTURE: Beliefs, Teaching, Travel, Higher Education, Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy, Ethics and Morals, Dreams, Visions, Ideas, Laws


CAREER SECTOR: Career, Social Status, Calling, Ambitions, Bosses, Authority Figures, Honor, Community Power, Reputation, Dominant Parent


FRIEND ZONE: Friendships, Hopes, Goals, Ambitions, Social Groups, Community, Aspirations, Associations, Networks, Helpful People


SECRET SPOT: Self-Undoing, Unconscious Mind, Seclusion, Endings, Secret Enemies, Hidden Matters, Karmic Debts, Escapism, Limitations, Hospitals, Prisons, Dreams

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