Cancer New Moon
Thursday, 3rd July
The Cancer new moon is a time to concentrate on domestic issues you may have neglected over the last few months while concentrating on standing in your power and finding your place in the world. Cancer rules the home and family and is the most emotional moon of the year. Issues of security, recognition and vulnerability are highlighted and deep truths can surface. It’s best approached as an opportunity to heal rifts with loved ones that often open up during a period of personal evolution, as we shifted cycle.
For the last few months we have been learning to listen to our inner voices and trust signs that can guide us along the way. The Sagittarius full moon pulled the veils of illusion aside, and allowed us a potentially life changing peak at what really goes on beyond the conditioned truths we are steeped in from birth. It urged us to get in touch with the outer quest for wisdom. Now, the Cancerian moon asks us to go inwards to our emotional core and strengthen our intuitive connection. It can also reveal truths regarding our family, history, ancestry, and the way our loved ones perceive us.
This moon can help us to ‘be the change’ by teaching us that giving can be more potent than receiving. It asks: `How can I best honour my family and loved ones, and still be true to myself?’
Cancer is represented by the crab. A water creature made up of a hard, tough shell and a soft interior. Cancerian people are often seen as being emotional, soft, home-loving and shy, striving for calm and comfort in a crazy world. In reality, cancerian energy can be as tough and protective as the crab’s shell when pushed to the limit. The key this month is to balance frustration and anger with caring, nurturing and forgiving energy.
Be aware of the negative aspects of cancer. It’s easy to become the martyr when you feel hurt and vulnerable, falling back into the trap of falsely serving others to the detriment of your own needs and wants. Using everything we have learnt over the last few months, this is a time to serve others while serving yourself. We can only truly serve others when we are in our power and living our truth.
Go beyond blame and find compassion for others who do not see or honour you. Instead of leaking energy on trying to prove yourself, take time out to do some self-less service for those who are in need. Find forgiveness and inner peace – be loving, regardless of the actions of others.
The watery, nurturing, intuitive energy of this sign enables us to heal relationships with close ones, even if they are no longer living. It reminds us that we must be the change before we can see change in our outer world. The moon and planets are striving to support us in our shift of consciousness so we can ripple that out into the physical world.
Love and Blessings