The New Moon is at 18 degrees Cancer on 9 July 2021 at 9:16 PM EST.
The Cancer new Moon reminds us that we are made up of mostly water and that the time and tide push and pull at us a bit less when we go with their flow.
Tide is Cancer and Time is Cancer’s polarity to Capricorn- ruled by Saturn, the lord over time.
We are at the new Moon, under the dark cloak of the Moon – who rules the sign of Cancer. It is the new Mooniest new Moon of the year. A crab is nibbling at our toes as we sink them deeper into the sand trying to gain purchase as the emotional body slides this way and that in the shallows.
Which way is up? What can we eat to make us feel better? How can we engage with, escape from feelings? How can we be mirrored by or affected the actions of others in regard to our emotions?
Cancer rules the stomach. How can we soothe and satiate the self on the physical and all other levels without entirely being consumed by our appetites or by extended time spent under the duvet?
Mars and Virgo in sunny Leo can divert focus over to the drive to create. What do we want to whip up at the moment? New recipes, new love, family fun, a heightened sense of generosity or drama?
The Leo Mars/Venus are squaring Uranus in Taurus who wants to dredge up some revolution, some unexpected ideas, some freedom, some rebellion, some new friends- or old comrades we haven’t seen in ages. Mercury, the lower octave of Uranus, moves into Cancer on July 12th asking us to have a comforting conversation with ourselves about how we are feeling.
Venus/Mars are in opposition to Saturn retrograde in Aquarius – more Uranian energy channeled through the structure and timing of our lives. At the very least, change your date night! Change the channel, speak in a different language, and see what ideas come from looking at things and hearing things from a different angle, a different perspective. Then run all of that through the tummy of the Cancer Sun/Moon conjunction – the New Moon - and see how if all we have been taking in is assimilating into our system.
Resting under the duvet with the window cracked open is also a great approach. The Cardinal energy of Cancer likes to retreat and begin again – the crab scuttles in a sideways fashion- not forward in a straight line.
The New Moon is each Month’s new beginning and each new day starts best when we are well rested, followed by well fed, clothed, and with loving words from our Self to our self.
We gain energy, intuition, insight and the desire to start again within a recalibrated schedule or structure of our day. Cancer’s natural polarity is to Capricorn— ruler of time and structure.
Cancer rules the tide. So, time and tide. We are mostly water and we operate in the construct of time.
Allowing our physical structure to expand into the ocean of all that is via intention, meditation, sleep can bring us to a new shore- a somewhat familiar, somewhat different and alien landscape – on which to start again.
Lots of love,