The New Moon is always a time for emptying out and allowing some time and space for resting before beginning again.
What we are releasing depends, in part, on where the New Moon is.
We have, today, a Cancer New Moon.
All signs are ruled by a certain planet and Cancer is ruled by the Moon. So, this is the new Mooniest of new Moons.
Cancer rules our emotional bodies and our tummies.
Cancer is also in charge of our family of origin and the ego bodies we have built in this life.
In a Cancer new Moon it is completely appropriate to have floods of tears or gales of laughter and all that is in between.
The lessons of Cancer regard learning to be responsible for our own emotional bodies and letting others be responsible for their own emotional business.
The Moon is the Mother and the New Moon is not visible to us. That visible connection to archetypal nurture and emotional sustenance can feel lost to us, especially at the Cancer New Moon.
So we go within for the light we hold inside that does nurture and sustain us. We are coaxed inward to the cozy light we hold for our precious selves. The cancer new Moon invites us to feel at home within.
Whatever allows for emotional release can be especially highlighted at this time.
We may experience, at this time, emotions that had been hidden from us, as Neptune, ruler of the waters of the soul, and so, tied to the waters of our emotions, has recently commenced a retrograde cycle in Pisces, its home sign.
Dreams hopes desires memories and the emotions around all of them, may resurface at this time.
Imagine a REALLY low tide that reveals the hulls of ships and the statues submerged for millennia on the oceans floor – revealed and available to us for examination.
Practicing an art form is beneficial at this time as Neptune is the higher octave of art-loving Venus. Art helps to reveal what has been hidden.
Our souls and our psyches are in a different place, evolutionarily, than they were the last time we saw these things so we may experience them in a different way. It's like seeing a wishlist we made at six and now, reviewing it as an adult, we may have myriad emotions about the dreams that were or were not fulfilled along the way.
We may have feelings for our sweet historic self who made that list and had the subsequent sweet and maybe not so sweet experiences feelings hopes and desires that bring us to present.
It is a time to honor and release some of the emotions and dreams that anchor us to some versions of the past that allow room for the matured visions feelings hopes wishes and desires that we choose and have drawn to us and are gifted from now moving forward.
Now, crabs don't always move straight ahead.
So this period of reflection release thought and emotion experienced at this new Moon may move from side to side and forward and backward in time as we have a reminder of a feeling at age five then reviewed through the lens of age 50.
We may see how we want life to be at 70 seen through the emotional body of the twelve year old self.
Water signs can be multidimensional and time is not always a straight line with Cancer..
Allow the mind a safe space to float free of linear shackles and see and feel and be.
It is also just about the midway point through the year, so we may spend some time reviewing the year so far and looking to what remains.
And, of course, as the Sun is now in Cancer as well, we can bring the fruit of all this mooning about back to the corporeal, back to the day-to-day heart soul and mind of our lives.
Lots of love, Lydia
Full Moons are a time when we are experiencing how we deal with Polarity.
During this time, the moon is full and directly opposite the sign of the Sun. In this case, the Sunun is in Gemini and the Moon is in its opposing sign, Sagittarius. They have similarities – both are Mutable signs. They have the ability and desire to change things, to transmute them, to process them.
In the case of Gemini and Sagittarius, both are interested in information and learning. But they are also very different and their marching orders are different, too.
In Evolutionary Astrology, we look at polarities as a big part of the journey.. Sag is ultimately going to embrace the energy of Gemini and Gemini will ultimately have the Sagittarius experience. This often doesn't happen all at once. We take day trips over to the polarity point and then head home to the safe space that we started from – having had a peek at how the other side lives and assimilating bits and pieces.
Some say the opposing signs have what each other wants. This can be the enticement to sample the other’s wares.
With Gemini, we have been, perhaps, buying every book on fitness and never really finding the routine that works for us. In my case, I sampled many occult sciences before I decided I needed to focus on one or two or I was never going to be much good at any of them. Sagittarius is higher learning with a focus. It takes the information gathered and organizes it.
One way in which Gemini calls to Sagittarius would be something like this:
“Now that I'm in college I can never read for fun!” “I just want to have coffee with my friend and gab”
“I miss rooting around online for fascinating tidbits of info just to see where they took me”
“I just want to watch Jeopardy or do a pub quiz!”
Anyway, each polarity has umpteen ingredients that smell good or weird or scary to its opposite. Each has its purpose as part of the whole astrological wheel and none is more important than the other. When we have a full Moon, the Sun is settled for nearly a month into one sign and we are experiencing all of the things about that sign. After a few days, we feel pretty comfortable with the sun being where it is – I’m keeping it simple here.
Then for two to three days Bam! We have a full Moon in the opposing sign asking us to consider some things that can feel diametrically opposed, but, in truth, are part of a continuum.
Gemini wants to chat about this and that, read a few articles on a variety of things and discuss.
Bam! Sag says maybe you should apply to grad school, or write the great America novel or just do your freaking homework! Neither sign is just about these things. They are examples.
But it explains a bit about why full Moons can feel disruptive and unsettling and unnerving. Again, not for everyone and not always.
But they can feel momentous because they are calling us to experience the fullness of the continuum! They are calling us to look at the inside and the outside of an issue – the forest and the trees, the macro and the micro and all that is in between.
Jupiter, ruler of Sag, the greater benefic, goes direct in Libra shortly after the exact moment of the full Moon. So the inner growth and optimism we've been cultivating and examining on the inner can once again start manifesting in the outer. Libra sees two sides of the coin but sometimes stubbornly sees only heads or tails. The truth will out at this time. Lies may be revealed and egg may besmirch faces. And even the truth has a range and is subjective . The Sag lesson is to know your own truth and to respect that others are having their personal journey with what is true for them. So keep the truth of your child and wise elder close at hand. Admit to yourself, as best you can, who and what you Not necessarily what you think looks good - hey like apartments ARE tiny houses! With built in neighbors. So yah just cause it's groovy it doesn't mean it's for you. An idea can be for you, but the way it manifests can look different for each person.
And embracing the spectrum of personal truth will allow for the most interesting expansion at this time. As Sagittarius is concerned with developing and listening to ones intuition, I will just leave it there.
To be chewed on.
Lots of love, Lydia