The New Moon in Cancer takes place at 4:08 am on June 27th – the beginning of a new lunar cycle that takes us into a journey of exploration into the ways in which we connect with the people around us.
The sign Cancer brings us in touch with our family roots, but “family” can be defined in many different ways. Most narrowly, “family” is defined as a group of related individuals living in a household together. But family is widely defined as “a group of people sharing a common ancestor” – the family of humanity. So the concern now is yes – our loved ones and those with whom we share a familial bond. But also connections to our community, our cultural group, our spiritual family – all of these are important under the Cancer New Moon which seeks comfort and security through emotional connections with others.
The balance of nurturing and being cared for oneself is important under the Cancerian influence. I have long thought of Ceres as being a “higher octave” planet of the Moon – where the Moon provides solace and comfort for the personality and the body, Ceres provides nourishment for our incarnation and relationship to the Earth herself.
Because of the emotionality of Cancer, relationships are crucial to the Cancerian New Moon. Venus (relating, affection) has just moved into Gemini on the 23rd, and for the next few weeks communication will be the key to unlocking our interpersonal relationships. It may be that new people will come into our life and introduce new energies and relationship.
Mars (aggression) is opposite Uranus (radical behavior) right now, and this aspect is embedded in the chart for the New Moon in Cancer. The desire […]