July 16th brings a New Moon in Cancer and with it a rising tide: time to give birth something new!
Cancer represents the womb from which springs all new life. This Cancer New Moon takes place in the small hours between Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th of July, bringing forth something new under the cover of darkness. As with all New Moons, you have a two week window of opportunity from this point on (until July 31st) to plant the seeds that you want to see grow in your future.
Cancer also represents humanity's desire for family, and its nationalistic and tribal tendencies. Cancer prompts us to gather together to fulfil our fundamental needs for water, food and shelter. It also represents our desire to bond and belong, so that we can defend ourselves against outside dangers. It's a fiercely protective energy and, like a mother bear, Cancer can be a formidable foe when challenged.
This New Moon in Cancer is a chance for you to focus on how you feel, on your attachments and the things you need to feel safe. Ask yourself: Are you giving yourself what you need? Or are you disregarding your soul's cries for sustenance to satisfy your intellectual pride or ego? Or maybe you are being too fearful? Often what we need and what we want are two different things. This is a chance to focus on what you truly need - on your inner truth, the one that you know to be so in your very cells. Listen to your body, follow your instincts and seek that which you need to survive.
If you feel physically and emotionally overwhelmed at this time, the New Moon is a great opportunity to turn your attention within and give yourself time to respond to what's going on. This is a good time to start a diary to unlock your feelings. You can choose any other form of expression too, as long as it's private and just for your own benefit. This is about you connecting with your inner needs, not about others. It's also an opportunity to address any psychological or physical problems that arise and to handle interpersonal problems with your people from a place of connectedness.
Astrological Aspects that affect this New Moon in Cancer:
This Cancer New Moon represents a break with the past, as it is square Uranus in Aries. This may give rise to instability, creating tension between your desire for change and your fears and insecurities.
This feeling flow may be especially strong, as pain that's been silently building up since late 2012 now seeks an outlet. This is because the New Moon forms a grand trine with Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces. It's time to become conscious of this pain, no matter how bad, to acknowledge and externalise it, and to finally let it go.
To add to the tension, Mars/Mercury opposite Pluto in Capricorn may create extreme polarisation of opinion, coercive tactics and angry outbursts. There may be a power struggle or even a deadlock with your personal needs at odds with the established order or irrevocably opposed by others. This will make it doubly important to connect with your feelings and draw on your inner strength to move forward.
Themes coming to the fore with this Cancer New Moon:
- Belonging, Nationality and Security
- Basic Needs: Food, Water, Shelter
- Home, Housing and Family
- Fears & Defences
- Psychological Complexes and Hangups
- History, Tradition and Ancestry
- Birth, Nourishment and Digestion
- Land and Real-estate
- Motherhood and Women
- Parent-Child/Maturity-Immaturity Issues
Here are some things you can do during this Cancer New Moon to help the process along:
- Sit quietly. Place your hands on your tummy just below your navel and ask yourself what it is you need right now - what is right for you. Give your body time to come back with the answers. These may come up immediately or they may arise gradually throughout the next few days or in your sleep. Trust the answers that come forth.
- Go to your favourite spot near water. (If there is no water nearby, choose a place that makes you feel secure.) Sit gazing at the scene quietly and allow yourself to connect with your feelings. Ask yourself how you feel and what it is you are most afraid of. Let your fears well up without resisting them. Just acknowledge them and let any overwhelming feelings wash over you. Feel protected and contained as you gaze at the scenery, connecting with the source of sustenance within you. By acknowledging your fears and stopping fighting them, you release vast reserves of energy that are normaly used to suppress emotion and this makes you stronger. It also cleans your aura making it easier to receive intuitive messages, unhampered and unscrambled by emotional noise. Feel the strength that arises from connecting with that inner voice which knows what's best for you and your loved ones.
Where Can You Start Afresh? The Cancer New Moon And Your Star Sign:
Each person will experience the themes of the Cancer New Moon differently according to the astrological house in which this New Moon falls in their birth-chart. Here's where each star-sign can look forward to giving birth to new life. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our psychic team on 0207 111 6384 for a taylor-made New Moon reading.
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A brand new beginning with your roots and foundation in life. Home, family and land, your sense of belonging and safety get a boost of energy. Your innermost sense of who you are is now calling for a fresh look. Allow yourself to be reborn from within.
Fertiliser for your mind, thoughts, ideas, and communication style, as well as your daily interactions with others. Siblings. Movement and travel. The birth of a new idea or new way of thinking. The birth of a creative project involving communications, such as a book or website.
A fresh energy infusion to your finances, values, assets and sense of self-worth. The birth of a new source of income. An opportunity to fertilise an asset or talent and make it grow. Refresh your value system.
Total renewal in your self, personality, identity and desires. A chance to energise your personal goals and put yourself forward. A chance to refresh your self-image, revitalise your energy-levels, show initiative and sow fresh seeds for your future development.
Spiritual renewal. Hidden activities, secrets and psychological complexes come alive. The collective atmosphere in which you are immersed is undergoing renewal. Step out from the spotlight and replenish your spirit. An opportunity to get in touch with the collective pulse. Sacrifice personal goals to protect something greater.
New allies, friendships and a social circle. New dreams and ideals that connect you to particular social groups and communities. A chance to imbue your social sphere with fresh life force, revitalise a friendship or give birth to a new dream for the future. A reward.
Green shoots in your career, public image and social status. A chance to attract fame and honours or refresh your relationship to parents and authority figures. An opportunity to relaunch your public image, pursue a new direction and revitalise your career goals. A chance to give birth to a new public persona.
A boost of life to legal and international matters or those involving travel and higher education. A chance to refresh your faith or belief system or make a fresh start with publishing and broadcasting. The birth of a new vision. A chance to infuse your life with fresh meaning and purpose. The launch of a new marketing campaign.
Fresh life is injected into joint finances, bank loans, taxes, grants. A fresh start on matters of financial dependency, emotional intimacy and sex. The birth of a new relationship. A chance to revitalise a joint financial scheme. A gift. A chance to connect with deep psychological processes and uncover hidden strengths. Rebirth.
Fresh collaborations, business partnerships and contracts. A new relationship or a chance to revitalise an existing relationship. A more refreshing way to relate to others. Awakening to the importance of emotional connection and give and take in equal measure. Increased popularity or a new way to connect with the public.
An emotional energiser for work, health and daily routine. Chores, tasks and life's nitty gritty well up and take up your time. Pets. A chance to improve your health, or start a new diet and exercise regime. A time for healing, when your body can take well to treatment. Revitalise your work relationships.
A bundle of joy. Fertility both literally and metaphorically. Children, love and romance. Creative self-expression and recreation. The birth of a new creative project. The possibility of a new romance or the chance to revitalise your sex/love life. A chance to experience greater joy, love and happiness.