On July 9th, 2021 we have a beautiful New Moon at 18° Cancer.
Cancer New Moons are special New Moons by default, because Cancer is ruled by the Moon. We are talking about Moon’s favorite New Moon of the year!
Cancer is the sign of conception, and New Moons in Cancer are great for birthing personal projects that you’ve been nurturing and working on for some time.
The good news doesn’t stop here. The New Moon is supported by Neptune and Uranus. The New Moon is trine Neptune in Pisces, sextile Uranus in Taurus, and opposite Pluto in Capricorn.
Basically the New Moon makes aspects with all outer planets. Outer planets aspects always feel fated, it’s like there are higher forces at play, like there is a divine orchestra that guides our actions.
That’s why this New Moon in Cancer will have an almost magical feel to it. Things are finally falling into place.
The outer planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) work at a subtle level, but they nevertheless influence us every step of the way. Nothing may actually happen, but we will feel a sense of direction, of “rightness”, a feeling that God is on our side.
New Moon In Cancer – What Feels Right
Of course, this is a New Moon in Cancer, so we are in the realm of feelings.
Cancer is a cardinal, water sign. Just like the river intuitively finds its way to the sea, our feelings always guide us in the right direction.
If you are a more intellectual type of person, trusting your emotions can feel awkward; you may not even know where to start.
Well… the good news is that you don’t have to start anywhere! A New Moon in Cancer is not a “7 steps to… (fill in the blanks) type of thing.
New Moons in Cancer are not about fixing something, following a plan etc… not even about meditation or any other type of spiritual practice. I mean, it can be about meditation, but the key here is that there is no process, no “best practice”, no “how to” to a New Moon in Cancer.
With the New Moon in Cancer, you only have to do what feels right. That’s it!
Easy no? Well, that’s why the Moon is in domicile in Cancer, because Moon and Cancer speak the same language – the language of emotions.
The New Moon in Cancer is a time to honor your emotions, to pay attention to what you actually feel. Within Cancer’s cardinal waters, if something ‘feels’ right, then it probably is right.
And here comes the “task” of the New Moon in Cancer: this task can be incredibly easy, or incredibly difficult. Can you welcome your emotions? Can you allow the Cancerian waters to guide your actions? Can you actually act upon your feelings?
Some may say: if I really act on my feelings, then someone’s going to get hurt. But bottled hurt is not really what Cancer is about (that’s more the Fixed Water Scorpio).
Cancer is Cardinal Water – Cancer is that very first emotional input, that is rooted in the truth of who we are.
The Moon In Cancer – The Womb Of Creation
In Astrology, Cancer is connected with our home and family, with our safety and comfort zone.
Cancer is our roots, the womb of creation, that safe, nurturing space where life is formed.
Cancer is the source, the root cause, the deeper truth. When we acknowledge, when we connect with our Cancer zone of genius, when we trust our gut feeling, we automatically do the right thing.
It’s interesting that in Cancer’s safe womb of creation, new life can emerge only if there is some chromosomal match, if it makes evolutionary sense for mother’s and father’s genes to come together.
If there is a match, new life emerges. If not, nothing happens.
Similarly, when we trust our emotions, when we’re confident about how we feel, things come easily. Nothing good can ever come to life if it’s not rooted in our intuition and emotions.
New Moon In Cancer – A Priest Performing A Marriage Ceremony
The Sabian symbol of the New Moon in Cancer is “A priest performing a marriage ceremony”.
This Sabian symbol is a perfect description of the energies at play. The New Moon in Cancer is about birthing something new into existence.
And the outer planets that aspect this New Moon are the divine orchestration, “the priest” that gives us a ceremonial blessing, ensuring we are aligned with the higher forces of the universe.
In a marriage ceremony, we have 3 “players”: the two people getting married and the priest.
Throughout time and cultures, people have always felt the need to include a 3rd entity, an “intermediary”, such as a priest, or a master of ceremony, someone who can ritualize the experience, and help us connect with God/Universe/The Source.
We feel the need to include a “3rd party” perhaps because we know that in the sacred process of creation, we are never “alone”. There is this 3rd entity that guides us, makes things happen, and gives us its blessing.
At the New Moon in Cancer, let your intuition and gut feelings guide your actions and become your inner priest. When you’ll feel a sense of alignment, you’ll know you’re on the right path.
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