New Moon in Cancer on 6/23/2017 at 7:30 PM
Cancer is the 1st emotional sign we find on the zodiac wheel. We move from Fire/Aries, Earth/Taurus, Air/Gemini, to arrive at the 4th sign- Water/ Cancer. It is water in liquid form, flowing and ebbing with the tides. The animal is the Crab, who has the sweetest, tender inside, and a hard calcified shell on the outside. This shell is in constant rhythm with nature, and can completely fall away when it has been outgrown. “E Motion” implies movement and flow with “motion” and that does describe some of the quality of our emotions, they vacillate, arise and fall, shift and turn. From this pure, raw emotion, we find the Mother Archetype. In our greatest vulnerabilities in youth, when we cannot survive on our own, it is Mother who protects and nurtures us. The heart connects in Cancer, it FEELS.
With a New Moon in Cancer, it is a blank slate from which to set your intentions to manifest at FULL Moon. In the theme of Cancer, we can look at how we mother and nurture ourselves. How we might put up a protective shell when we feel vulnerable or ‘scuttle’ away like a crab. We may want to consider how we can allow ourselves to embrace our feelings, to trust in the flow, and use the power of Cancer to stay emotionally present. Find the house this falls in your birth chart to find where you are being asked to open, to let in, and feel into as purely and with raw intuition to what is being seeded. Free charts can be found at astro.com.
Cancer rules the Moon so this is a great time to honor the Moon that guides us every day.