New Moons are that beautiful time for endings and beginnings. Cancer is an initiatory, cardinal water sign, ruled by the Moon. Now is a time for emotional culminations and new starts. With cardinal signs we have some feelings of insecurity around what we start and we might retreat a bit. That’s okay. With Mercury retrograde for a few more days, we are in a bit of a begin/review/begin cycle anyway. The alignment of the Sun, Moon and Jupiter in Cancer is calling us to more expansive, move into our truth, to see where our authentic selves take us.
It is a wonderful time to turn inward and experiment with what makes us feel truly secure. Not the fleeting sense of security that comes with what or who we have in our lives – romance/finance/job/connections On the inner, when we go inside and shut the door on the outer world – what is it at our core that gives us the interest, the strength, the inspiration to be ourselves. What gives us the motivation, the desire, the courage to do what we came to do in this life – or if that is a bit too big – then what gives us the flow to do what we need to do for our authentic selves this day, this week, this month.
Sure, we are imprinted by family, history, by society of origin, by cultural and political rules that can outline the structure of our lives. During this new Moon, we can confab with our own heart, gut, and mind to feel our inner guidelines, the structure that is ours and ours alone. The way is becoming clearer for us to offer our true gifts, not the ones that are dictated by family or society, but the ones that answer the inner call. The courage arises to meet the authentic notes of the song we came to sing. The song that our hearts and the universe are longing to hear.
We have been going through a time for the last few months where the invitation is stronger than ever to engage in increasingly authentic lives. Meet with the unsullied you and sigh, breathe, and relish in the strength that exists in each and every cell of your being. The strength that is available always to give you the security to navigate your own life. Say yes to the yesses and no to the no’s and begin, begin, begin again.