We have a New Moon in Cancer once again and this time it is on July 20th at 28 degrees of Cancer and it’s really tight with Saturn, so this New Moon is definitely going to show us who’s in charge, ask you to step up and take charge or show you how to release some the things you have been hanging on to that no longer serve your new path.
Now let us back up just a little bit and examine what the Moon is doing before she is new. If you know me you know I love the Lunar Phases and especially the Balsamic phase which is the last 45 degrees before the New Moon. That period started when the Moon was at 10 degrees of Gemini which was late Thursday night July 16. Our words and thoughts would take a more internal shift at that time, you get to choose how you speak to yourself so pay attention and be kind.
Monday morning July 20th the Moon is still in her balsamic phase and in the sign of Cancer. This is about surrendering to what is going deep into your soul and understanding your emotions your feelings and the family programing that you need to release now. Starting at midnight on July 20th ET, the Moon will trine Neptune and that implies emotional confusion for some, the need to detach or a sense of internal peace and harmony. Plus pay attention to your dreams Sunday night into Monday they can be very telling. The Moon being in opposition to Jupiter and Pluto while balsamic will stir up feelings around power, control and thoughts like “did I do too much or not enough”?
When the Moon is New at 1:33 PM ET at 28 Cancer it is time to shift gears and start setting goals. I hope you took the time to let go before this but if you didn’t the New Moon opposite to Saturn at nearly the same time as the New Moon will encourage us to be more grounded, practical and in charge of ourselves. Setting new goals around the need to feel that family connection whether it is with blood family or chosen family.
I know so many people right now that are making this shift from the dysfunctional family of origin to the chosen family that have the same values as you do. Plus a New Moon this late in the sign will feel a bit more mystical in regard to connecting to your Soul family. (The Astrology of that, 3 decan ruled by Neptune).
The Moon will enter the sign of Leo at 4:16 PM ET which immediately shifts us to ask the question “what am I passionate about”? If you love to set goals at the New Moon and I always recommend it, it is good know that you can set some goals based off of Cancer qualities. Your emotions, how you are caring and nurturing for yourself and your family, and how are you connecting to that soul family, those are great goals to set. The Moon also shifts into Leo during the New Moon phase so you can even focus on some of the things Leo related like your creative outlet, art, the things you are passionate about.
I know we are in all in a whirlwind of emotions and feeling unsettled here and there, do your best to honor all the feelings that are coming up now and take the best care of yourself that you can, then help others if you choose.
Wednesday July 22nd at 4:37 am the Sun enters the fixed sign of the Summer season LEO. Time to check in with your passions, desires and creativity. We need that, all of us! If you can find a release and a way to be creative you should do it. I know this year is different, it is for everyone. Time to honor your creative side, step toward the things you are passionate about so you can feel alive and vibrant. We need to express our passions this time of year especially. Wednesday the 22nd Mercury and Uranus are connecting in an easy aspect so be respective to new thoughts and ideas that come out of nowhere.
The Moon will be waxing in Virgo from Wednesday night through Friday night so if you happen to be focusing on more details then usual this is why, go with it.
The waxing Libra Moon Friday night through the whole weekend is encouraging us to find some harmony and balance in a world that has been out of balance for a long time. This of course will look different for each of us but know life will feel better if you are able to find the harmony in whatever is happening around you over the weekend.