The New Moon is the time each month when the Sun and Moon come into alignment in an exact conjunction. This unification of the two luminaries marks a point in time in which our subjective experience merges with our physical reality, producing an energy ripe for intention setting and manifestation. On Friday night, the New Moon in Cancer will give us a chance for a fresh start and new beginnings as we reflect upon our own personal comfort zones. This is an excellent time for seeding intentions surrounding our home and family life, and it is an ideal time to explore new ways to deepen our connection to the people in our lives that help us to feel supported and safe. While this New Moon is all about deep connections, comfort and self-care, the intentions we set for this nurturing and supportive New Moon in Cancer must ultimately withstand the test of Saturn’s cold, hard reality check as we move into the culmination point of this lunar cycle at the time of the Full Moon in Capricorn on July 8th. Successfully navigating these next four weeks requires that we integrate the highest expression of energy of these two opposing signs, Cancer and Capricorn— bridging the gap between what’s comfortable and what’s practical, the things we do to rest and unwind and the responsibilities we must hold ourselves accountable for in order to feel deserving of that moment of respite.
Friday’s Full Moon comes in the midst of a stellium of four planets in Cancer— the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars. Mars in Cancer can have us feeling overprotective of our emotional comfort zones, lashing out in defense at even the slightest sign of disrespect or betrayal. With Mercury in the mix, our thoughts and emotions become deeply connected, making it particularly difficult to distinguish between what we think and what we feel. While this is a good energy for home and family oriented activity and open and vulnerable emotional expression, it also creates a recipe for lashing out at our loved ones and taking things way too personally. Over these next couple of weeks, it is important to be sure that we are clear in our feelings and understand where our assumptions are coming from before making any rash decisions.
Overall, Friday’s New Moon in Cancer marks a positive time of new beginnings in which we can deepen our relationships and expand on our comfort zones. The New Moon in Cancer is always an excellent time to surround ourselves with water, whether that means simply taking a long, relaxing bath or taking off to a lake house with our loved ones, immersing ourselves in the element of water allows us to connect more deeply to the watery, Cancerian energy of the Moon and helps us to become clear in our intentions.
Have a beautiful New Moon everyone! ☺
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