This New Moon promises to be a bit powerful as we see all Planets engaged in the action. The Moon will be at 23 degrees Cancer, along with the Sun, causing the Moon to be black to us as it is so close that it does not cast a reflection from the Sun to be visible on Earth. Due to the Moon being invisible to the eye, we can interpret this phase as a new birth, a fresh start, a blank canvas of infinite potential. It is the time to plant the seeds, just as we would in the rich, dark soil providing the nourishment to allow for that seedling to blossom and grow to its maximum potential at Full Moon. In addition to the Sun and Moon in Cancer, we also have Mercury and Mars at 14 degrees Cancer. Cancer signifies the archetype of the Mother. As the first water sign in the Zodiac, it embodies the raw, original, unfiltered emotional experience with the agenda to be safe, secure and supported. It is the first experience humans have with feeling and emotional expression, making it govern our sensitive and root landscape of the heart. We cry, we laugh, we love in this space as we ebb and flow with the changing tides. The Moon is in its natural sign as it is ruled by Cancer. As it snuggles up with the Sun, it is an opportunity to coalesce the outward and internal expression of our emotional needs. Like the Sun, Mars also has a more “active” or “yang” expression so the feelings have some forceful push behind them creating an impulse to bring our feelings up. With Mars interplay with Mercury, the ruler of communication, we may find we are compelled to let out the emotional waves verbally as they crash and regenerate on our shores. Just to “up the ante” we have Pluto perfectly poised to oppose Mars and Mercury at 14 degrees. Pluto lives in the psychological or soul level of awareness. Our psyches contain that which we are conscious of and also quite a bit that lives in the “unconscious” influencing our perspectives, beliefs, experiences and reality. When Pluto is connected to another Planet, we can start to unravel the hidden terrain as issues surface. It would be advised to watch what arises for us emotionally during this time and take a breath before reacting. It may be related to the “here and now” or it may be older, deeper wounding rising to be cleansed and healed. We all know there are certain childhood heartbreaks that we carry and through conscious awareness and reality testing may prove to be outdated and untrue in our lives today. With Saturn retrograding back into Scorpio this summer, we are having an opportunity to revisit that which may have built a structure in our psyches during Fall of 2012 to the end of 2014. To offer a level of unconsidered insight, we have Uranus rabble rousing the Sun and Moon to be open and find the courage to break open and begin anew. What structures are valid and which imprints are not of benefit to us anymore? Neptune is in the sign of Pisces flowing support to the Cancer lineup to “feel our feelings” and remember the etheric connective web of universal love that joins us compassionately to each other and all that is.
Find 23 degrees Cancer in your chart and the house it falls in will indicate the area of your life to be influenced at this time. It is the area of your life you can explore your emotional triggers and bring some compassion to your heartspace. Mother yourself here and be gentle as you open your heart.
From a numerology perspective, the Sun and Moon at 23 degrees when added together equals 5. In addition 14 degrees Mars and Mercury and Pluto when added together equals 5 too. 5 is dynamic and energetic, independent and a sign that “change is in the air”.