The Moon Report
Cancer New Moon!!
Monday July 20th, 10:33 am PDT
The Sun Moves Into Leo!!
Wednesday July 22nd
When will this end you ask?
As we ride the wake of 3 back to back Eclipses, Mercury Retrograde and the unknown future living in a Pandemic, we are feeling a little shaken, stirred & emotionally vulnerable.
Astrology opens us up to connect with the Divine Cycles... the Universal forces that are far beyond our knowing and our control. The intention of these cycles is to bring evolution and we must Trust the purpose of each cycle... even the toughest ones. Life becomes easier when we flow with these cycles rather than approach life linearly. When we accept life as cyclical, we grow and evolve with these cycles. When we need to know "When will this end?", we are viewing life from a linear perspective, seeing everything as having an absolute beginning and end. This view is much like seeing the world as flat, and with that view, we are doomed to fall off a cliff at the end.
An easy way to connect with the Universal Cycles is to follow the cycles of the Moon. For thousands of years, humans have been following the phases of the Moon to mark celebrations, ceremonies, prayer and holy days. Farmers have planted, harvested, pruned and weeded by the Moon's cycles. Our modern calendar has been developed around the Lunar cycles. A New Moon is the 1st of the 8 phases of the Moon. The 3 days before the New Moon is the Balsamic Moon phase, also known as the "dead" Moon. This is the phase we are in today. It is the ideal time to "weed" your garden, literally and symbolically. What needs to "die" in order to make room for something new to be born? Each month we are given the gift of a New Moon and an opportunity for New Beginnings from the Universe!! During the Balsamic and New Moon phases (when the Moon is dark) we are called inward to rest, listen, reflect and make necessary shifts and adjustments to reclaim our Inner Authority. This realignment allows us to gain more clarity and confidence in moving forward on our Destined Path.
Monday's New Moon will be the 2nd Cancer New Moon this year! Yes, this is unusual. Last month, June 20th hosted a Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse. Having 2 New Moons in a row in the same sign occurs roughly every 3 years. The Cosmic significance of this emphasizes the necessity of our collective embodiment of the Archetypes of that sign. Cancer encourages us to give, to nurture others and to nurture and mother ourselves. The great Spiritual lesson of Cancer is in learning the value and importance of receiving. We cannot continue to give from an empty pot.
Emotions and feelings have been flowing as we have had a month of strong Cancer energy and 18 months of Eclipses in the Cancer-Capricorn Axis. The sign Cancer rules our emotions. We learn about ourselves on a deeper level via our emotions. Our feelings remind us of our humanness, while opening us up to connect to our Compassionate and Spiritual side of our nature. Cancer shows us how our emotions and emotional attachment to our past can hold us back and keep us from moving forward on our Destined Path. This is how we get stuck. Our past memories, behavior patterns and beliefs are familiar to us, that is why we cling to them even if they are negative, uncomfortable and unhealthy. Going with the uncomfortable "known" seems easier and safer than forging into the "unknown" new pathways ahead of us.
What memories, stories, beliefs, patterns have you let go of over the last 18 months?
Are you ready to forge ahead toward your dreams?
This emotional intensity will subside as the week progresses. Just 2 days after this emotional New Moon, the Sun and Moon will move into the sign Leo lightening the mood and reminding us to play, create and open our hearts generously!!!
"Hoping a situation will change keeps you at a distance from your feelings- sadness, anger, fear. Each of these feelings is best appreciated up close. Feel them deeply, and they will cease to bother you. Hope they will go away and they will bother you all day." Gay Hendricks (Psychologist, writer, teacher)
Sending EXTRA Love & Light Your Way!!