Intense currents are flowing toward us as the Sun and Moon align in Cancer at 9:24 PM EDT. As with every New Moon cycle, we’re given a chance to punt what isn’t working out anymore and begin anew with fresh energy and perspective. Cancer symbolizes the oceans where Life begins, whether it’s the womb or great salty seas. Focusing our positive intentions now plants seeds of thought in our fertile imaginations. You’ll feel the changes, benefits, and ups and down of this New Moon if your birthday falls on/within four days of July 15, or, if you have a planet at 23 degrees of Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn.
“To say that the astro-psychic situation arriving on humanity’s doorstep today is strange and mysterious is probably the understatement of the year. Leading up to the New Moon moment are ten celestial pranksters that emanate distress and concern big-time. Why this should occur, within a 21-hour time-period, is anyone’s guess, but the key here is to be on your best behavior, communicate clearly without ulterior motives, avoid volatile conditions, and count your blessings.” -Mark Lerner
With the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars in Cancer (Jeez!! So how’s it goin,’ Cancers?!) everything we need to know will be felt. The Moon is at home in her natural sign of Cancer, where sensitivity, feelings, and comfort reside. Now’s a time to unburden ourselves from irrational fears, needless worry, and dependencies that are suppressed and pleading for expression.
“Your soul expresses itself in a variety of colours – reds, yellows and whites; blues and greens. Yet it is the more luminous colours that we are encouraged to show, relegating those more sombre emotions to the margins of our soul, hoping that they will go away. Yet to live holistically is to embrace all shades and hues of our soul, not just the vibrantly elite colours.” -Andrew Smith
It’s a purging of compressed soul contents. The release under these conditions can feel like a deluge of feelings and raw material. Feel it. Own that shit. Find the root cause and then drop it like it’s hot. Be aware of inner resources that thirst for replenishment. All of this hardcore Cancerian energy is like a bucket of ice water being thrown at us to wake up and plant the seeds of our deepest needs and desires, watered by our sense of self-love and compassion.
Be responsible for your thoughts, your feelings, emotions, ideas, creativity etc. Doing so further empowers you to be the Conscious Creator that you are. As we clean out our emotional inner realm, we can create a higher vibrational tone based on love and truth. This needs to be done not only for ourselves but for all of humanity on planet earth.” -Enid Rosa
During these sacred moments proceed with caution; taking time for contemplation. Nourish and regenerate your soul. Say what you mean gently, or offer a kind gesture that’s straight from the heart, if words tend to fail you. Consider how you self-soothe, and find healthy ways to refill the well. Know that you deserve the best.