New Moon in Cancer

Jul 10, 2021

The new moon in Cancer on July 9th, 2021 invites us to set intentions with healing, nurturing, and care. While daydreaming can provide us with clarity around what we desire, we must also be willing to materialize the vision with grounding and perseverance. This is an invitation to do things differently. It will require that we face our fears, and liberate ourselves from the patterns that have kept us stuck and stagnant since childhood.

The Cancer new moon makes a harmonious trine to Neptune retrograde in Pisces. This invites us to reflect upon our fantasies and daydreams. Recall the visions that occupy your mind when your imagination effortlessly takes hold. No matter how outlandish they may seem, your fantasies can provide clarity around what you wish to experience in the physical dimension. Pluto retrograde holds the key to materializing our heart’s longings.

While our dreams provide deeper insight into what we wish to manifest, Pluto retrograde in Capricorn reminds us to ground these visions into reality. This placement asks us to reflect on the fears that prevent us from embarking on the journey to achieving our goals. This is an invitation to radically transform the foundations and structures you currently employ to get the job done. If you notice that you consistently return to a particular fantasy, but it remains in the ethers due to lack of follow through or giving up before you start, it’s time to dive deeper.

Cancer is linked to the mother, home, and upbringing. Strongly associated with the ocean, this feminine sign reminds us of our heart’s depth, and the imprints we carry from childhood. This is where we can gain insight into our deepest fears, thoughts, and behaviors that serve as unstable foundations for materializing the dream. This new moon gently pushes us to heal the inner child that is terrified of moving towards our goals by putting one foot in front of the other. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn reminds us that sometimes, taking responsibility looks like reflecting upon the fears we give power to, and healing them with motherly care. A transformation is required in order to step into the realities we long for. The fears that often mask themselves in ego must die so we can be reborn again.

The Cancer new moon forms a sextile to Uranus in Taurus, emphasizing the need to take heed of what isn’t working. This is placement points to the habits that make us feel safe, but ultimately prevent us from growing and keep us imprisoned. It’s time to break free of these patterns by stepping outside of our comfort zones, and approaching things differently. Take note of unstable emotions that come around manifesting your dreams, as these will lead you to deeper blockages that keep you stuck and stagnant. Uranus communicates with Mars, Venus, and Saturn retrograde. This is an invitation to set intentions for the future by following our passions and pleasures. Indeed, this a great time for healing, but the new moon is also an opportunity to connect with the playful nature of the inner child. Allow yourself to become unstuck by leaning into child-like creativity. This can make the practical planning and materialization of your goals less daunting, and more fun. Saturn

retrograde asks us to reflect on what we wish to work towards, while also honoring, accepting, and loving the inner-child in all of its expressions.

Happy Cancer new moon, loves!

Honoring this new moon may look like…

  1. Connecting with the inner-child: This is a great time to sit in meditation and visualize your inner child. Notice any wounding that needs care or healing, and give that to yourself the way a mother would. Also, connect with the playful nature of your inner child by observing their passions and pleasures. Notice what brings them joy, and child-like creativity. Set intentions for the new moon with the insights gain from this practice.

  2. Take a ritual bath: Cancer is a water sign, so taking a bath to honor this element is a great way to celebrate the new moon. Connect with the fantasies and dreams you consistently return to while soaking in the tub. Set intentions to materialize the vision.

  3. Empower yourself: Make a list of the fears that you give power to. Give motherly love, care, and attention to these fears. Then, create a separate column and list what makes you feel empowered. Set the intention to embody the things that help you to feel empowered.

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