Moon in Cancer
July 15, 2015
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Here's the chart for the Cancer New Moon.
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The sign of Cancer is associated with one's early childhood development,
roots, home and family. The house that Cancer occupies in the natal
chart shows an area of life where one can be moody, insecure, and
defensive, as well as intuitive, empathetic, and responsive. Cancer
is a holistic or feminine sign, containing both the father and mother
principles of protector, provider, nurturer and supporter. Ruled by
the Moon, there is an emphasis on rhythmic cycles, memory, intuition,
and an inspired imagination. The role of food, which nourishes both
the physical and emotional body, becomes emphasized during Cancer,
as does the element of water. Issues involving the public, homeland,
tribe and family become accentuated during the Cancer cycle.
Symbol for 24 degrees Cancer
"A woman and two men - castaways on a small island of the South
The realization of interdependence helps to keep relationships balanced.
This applies globally and personally. One is healthiest when emotional
life is well-integrated with the other aspects of self: physical,
mental, and spiritual.
Moon at 23 degrees Cancer 14 minutes:
This cycle begins with a major dose of planets in Cancer. Sensitivity
is key. Mercury, Mars and Venus received challenging aspects from
Saturn and Pluto as the seeds for this lunation were being planted
and Venus turns retrograde on July 25, continuing to backtrack until
September 5. All of which translates to the need for self-nurturing
in times of stress.
Moon semi-sextile Jupiter:
Hard work gains
attention and a positive outlook improves the possibility of success.
Moon sesquare Neptune:
This relates to what occurred
earlier this year during late March through early April. Disappointment
and confusion about what to do now heighten stress.
conjunct Mars, both semi-square Venus:
energy. Tongues are sharp and quick.
Intense feelings are disruptive and have
the potential for creative and productive artistic work. There is
equal potential for a drive to escape.
key phrase for Cancer is "I FEEL":
is an excellent cycle for registering your emotional responses, for
reflecting on your past conditioning, for making changes in your home
that will make it feel more nurturing to your soul, and for strengthening
family ties. This
is a time to prune for growth. Focus on your priorities. Eliminate
activities that do not support your goals.
advice for this cycle:
issue is how you join the flow of life, how you move and grow into
the world amid a variety of discordance. Best to find some mental
or physical work to occupy your time. Write about your feelings, your
home, your family history, your nationality, your spirituality. Do
your best to detach from emotional drama.
a place of refuge and renewal in your home and in your heart, a sacred
space where you can spend a few minutes or more every day, feeling
loved, safe and secure.
correlates to Growth on the Medicine Wheel. The Gemini cycle brought
us the illumination necessary for our continued development. It's
time to take action in support of our growth. This is an excellent
cycle to record your feelings in a journal.
upon the times you've given comfort or good counsel to others. List
your recollections about each instance and describe how you felt at
the time. How do you feel about those moments now?
you might explore for personal insight include:
hunger gets triggered by your emotions?
does it happen?
do you feed it?
or who puts you into protective mode?
and with whom do you feel most nurtured?
and with whom do you feel most nurturing?
and with whom would life be easier if you were more receptive, reflective,
My home is secure in my heart. I carry it with
to the qualities of Cancer a with 3-minute tarot meditation on The
Chariot portrays the figure of the inner-self; at rest, yet poised
for action. Symbolic of the conquest over illusion, The Chariot teaches
us the defining quality of speech and how self-talk creates our reality.
with The Chariot when you wish to make a positive change in your life.
for this cycle:
is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter,
not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division"
~ John Ruskin (1819 - 1900) English critic, essayist, & reformer
Mandala is a powerful meditational devise for creating sacred intentions.
We encourage you to create
and color your own mandala or color the Cancer
Mandala for this cycle.
are invited to send your mandalas to us for placement in our Mandala
check out Lynn Keefer's
Mandala Journal, where Lynn shares the mandala she colors every
month, along with her meditative process. Click on the mandala below
or the link above to see a larger version of the Gemini New Moon Mandala
she colored last month and read about her experience with the exercise.
The energy flows in beautifully from one cycle into the next.
more on the nature of this lunation
cycle, along with how it relates to your
our free on-line Moon Phase Calendar, where
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which is updated at each of the 8 phases with information on how to work
effectively with the current phase.
In addition to what you can find at our web site, there are some outstanding
astrology resources on the web in the form of blogs. We encourage you to
visit and/or subscribe to the ones listed below:
author, educator, and dear friend, Donna Iona Drozda uses solar, lunar
and numerological cycles as a blueprint for living the life of a "Heartist."
Keep up with her Lifecycle
offerings and updates on her blog, Following
The Moon, and be sure to subscribe
to her Luna See email newsletter.
Wright at Auntie
Moon has a Cheat
Sheet for Cancer and other good lunar tidings at her website.
She also has an excellent video: Moon
Phases and New Moon Intentions.
Koolman's New Moon insights can be found at her web site, SoulAstrology.com.
Margaret writes beautifully and offers excellent counsel.
Cathy Pagano's cosmic story of the 2015
Cancer New Moon.
Shepherd at Moonkissd.com
has a perceptive article about this month's New Moon titled Cancer
New Moon: Goodbye Persephone.
Elliott Kent at Big Sky Astrology is excellent at putting the current
cosmic conditions into relatable, practical terms. We recommend her
New Moon in Cancer: TIDYING UP.
Gailing is another of our favorites. You can visit her blog
or receive her weekly entries in your mailbox via an e-mail subscription.
She usually shares her insights on the new and full moons. We also
recommend her book,
Planetary Apothecary. Here's her post on the Cancer
May you be blessed with a large `ohana (`ohana means family in an
extended sense of the term, including blood-related, adoptive or intentional.
The concept emphasizes that families are bound together and members
must cooperate and remember one another.),