On July 9th, we all get the opportunity to experience new moon energy in the sign of nurturing, caring Cancer. This new moon not only provides new beginnings when it comes to our emotional realm, but it also offers some unique breakthroughs that will help us to understand our emotional selves on a deeper level which can ultimately provide enhanced security. If you’ve been looking for an opportunity to deeply care for yourself and others, this new moon in Cancer is your green light. In a world of hustle and bustle, it is very common to put the needs of ourselves and those closest to us on the back burner, but at this new moon, we are urged to go within, get comfy on our couch with those we love and just chill out and nurture the close bonds that we currently have.
New Beginnings Colored with Breakthroughs
In general, a new moon offers us the opportunity to set new intentions for a specific lunar cycle. The intentions set at the new moon are worked on, cultivated, and ultimately solidified usually during the upcoming full moon of culmination. Although the new moon is the beginning, when we look in the sky, the new moon cannot be seen. This is reminiscent of the fact that new intentions are often beginning without obvious signs of their appearance. There are no results…so there is nothing to see just yet. It is within the darkness of the new moon that we state our intentions, and as the moon goes through the lunar phases and fills with light, we gradually see our intentions set at the new moon developing to come to fruition during the light of the full moon.Read More »
Nurturing the Self & Others
Cancer energy is oriented towards nurturing and care. This is the energy that invites us to indulge in our emotions. For many, the emotional realm is difficult to come to terms with. This is especially true for those that may have a lot of Saturn and/or air energy in their charts as it can be difficult for people with these energies to acknowledge and express their emotions. Although Cancer is often referred to as the “crybaby” of the zodiac, emotional expression is not something that should be frowned upon. Keeping feelings bottled up is not healthy. So, during this Cancer new moon give yourself permission to embrace and nurture your feelings as well as the feelings of others.
Security is important for Cancer. This energy is aligned with ensuring that there is surety in their emotional realm. Once Cancers establish emotional security they are able to open up truly and explore their full emotional expression without judgment. Given that this new moon in Cancer forms a positive aspect with Uranus in Taurus it is possible to acquire both emotional and physical security by risking our current emotional security. Sometimes in order to achieve the security that we desire, it is necessary to take leaps into the unknown. At this new moon, we may be pleasantly surprised by the newfound emotional as well as physical security that is achieved through the willingness to try something new emotionally.
Home, Family & Maternal Roots
This Cancer new moon is an excellent time to explore the home, family, and our relationship with the feminine especially as it relates to our mother figures and the maternal lineage. It’s a good time to consider what we really need to feel “at home” with ourselves and with others. Now could be a good time to plan a move to a new place that feels more like home. Under this energy, especially with the positive influence of Uranus, we could receive breakthroughs in our understanding of home, family, and our relationships with our mothers and the maternal energies in our lives.
Although many think of home as a safe place to land, it is simply the reality that not everyone has the idyllic home experience. People experience home, family, and maternal energy in different ways, and all of these expressions are valid because these are our experiences. At this new moon in Cancer, take the time to truly embrace what your home, family, and maternal experience have been for you. It is only through acknowledging our honest, true feelings as it relates to where we come from, our ability to have a home, our ability to form emotional connections, and our relationship with our mother’s that we are able to explore our own capacity to give ourselves the nurturing, maternal, and homey experience that Cancer energy offers us.
One Last Cry…Or A Few Cries
Under the newness of this Cancer moon, if we are propelled to release emotions, DO IT! Naturally flowing Cancerian energy understands the importance of honoring emotions…even when they are messy. If you want to express your deep joy, smile and laugh freely. If you are exploring your emotional realm and have made a breakthrough that makes you teary-eyed, let the tears flow. Cancer energy is known for its emotional expression especially when they feel comfortable. So, at this new moon, find a safe place where you can let your emotions flow. Share yourself with people that offer your emotional support and the non-judgmental space to explore the emotional realm. This very space is likely to offer us the ability to embrace the new emotional beginnings offered at this Cancer new moon.
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