July 14, 2023 2 min read
After the practical Full Moon in Capricorn, we now welcome the soothing embrace of the New Moon in Cancer. This gentle water sign symbolizes home, family, roots, and emotions. With the moon ruling the subconscious self and the sun ruling the conscious self, this harmonious lunation brings forth heightened karmic energy, new opportunities, and potential changes. It's a time of deep emotion and transformation, perfectly aligned with the nurturing essence of Cancer.
Cancers, known for their attachment to emotional and physical security, embody the essence of the crab carrying its home on its back. While we often associate "home" with our external living space, the Cancer moon invites us to reflect on our inner home as well. Take a moment to ask yourself: Do I feel at home within myself? This New Moon reminds us to prioritize self-care and nourishment for both body and soul. Pay attention to the emotions that surface during this time, for there is divine magick at play, guiding you to reconnect with your feminine side.
As Venus, the Goddess of love, approaches retrograde on the 22nd, her presence amplifies the call for emotional security, confidence, self-worth, and self-respect. Use this opportunity to nurture yourself and strengthen your relationships, particularly matters of the heart. If there are changes you wish to make for the better, seize this auspicious time. Just as our ancestors did before us, harness the power of the Moon, her phases, and her magick to manifest your desires and intentions.
Immerse yourself in the healing power of water during this Cancer New Moon. If you are near the ocean, allow its waves to wash over you, nourishing you with their transformative energy. For those without access to a water body, indulge in a healing bath. Add sea salt infused with fragrances like rose, ylang-ylang, or the captivating blend of frankincense and sweet orange. Enhance the bath by submerging a crystal or two, such as moonstone, which embodies feminine power and the energy of the moon itself. To further promote relaxation, scatter a few dried rose petals, known for their calming effect on the nervous system.
Even if you cannot directly see the Moon from your window, know that its presence is felt and its influence is profound. Embrace the energy of this Cancer New Moon and set forth on a journey of self-care, healing, and transformation.
Wishing you a blissful and empowered New Moon, Lovelies!
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