This is our second Cancer New Moon of the year. The first fell on June 21st and was a New Moon Solar Eclipse and now we have a regular New Moon on July 20th.
This second Cancer New Moon may feel like a continuation of the energy that was happening around the June 21st Eclipse. We may begin feeling like we understand more of the bigger picture.
While this Cancer New Moon on July 20th, is definitely not as intense as the Cancer Solar Eclipse, it still brings a strong wave of energy that may feel restrictive, a little harsh, and like we are being held back in some way.
Of course, on a global level, we are feeling this to varying degrees but this is likely to manifest on a personal level too. We may start feeling restricted and held back by our own beliefs, habits, or routines.
This July New Moon is a great time to become aware of the things and beliefs you are doing that are holding you back from living your best life.
Very often, we are the ones that are in our own way. Very often, it is a little habit, a fear, or a voice of doubt that keeps us playing small and in a limited mindset and state of being.
With the New Moon falling in the feminine and watery sign of Cancer, it asks us not to make spreadsheets and set goals, but rather to focus on aligning ourselves.
When we align with our highest truth, our highest self, and our highest power, we need not worry about what unfolds next.
When we are in this state of Divine alignment, we trust that whatever is meant to find us will find us, and the next perfect step will always be revealed to us.
When we live life from this place of surrender, rather than trying to control, we can tune in and connect with our own guiding star, with our own true north, and even when we feel lost, we can hold this sense of hope in our heart that all is well and all is as it should be.
Living from this place of surrender and trust requires us to shed the ego, it requires us to let go of a lot of societal conditioning, and to recognize there is a different and better way.
Saturn is going to be very active on this New Moon. Saturn is currently retrograde and has made its way back in the sign of Capricorn.
At the time of this New Moon, Saturn will be directly opposite the Moon and this is mainly why we have this restrictive feeling looming.
While Saturn can hold us down and back, its presence can also help us to get grounded and to think about what we can do to take responsibility for our lives.
If we feel restless, we can channel this energy by grounding ourselves and feeling rooted in the present moment.
A great way to ground your energy is to connect with nature. You can walk barefoot on the grass, feel the earth with your hands, or sit with your back against a tree.
These simple acts allow you to connect with the electromagnetic field of the Earth, which brings you back into balance and into your body.
All of us have experienced great change this year, and change can always be challenging and even upsetting.
But this is our life. And we have to find a way to make it work for us. We have to take the mess, the chaos, the pain, and find a way to make it work for us.
The Cancer New Moon reminds us that this process is not about struggling or “hard work”. Instead, it is about aligning. It is about putting your hands up and surrendering to the Divine intelligence that lives inside of you.
Even though we have this incredible strength residing within, we need not go at it alone. Cancer energy is a great time to connect with those that you love and to create a sense of family around you.
Creating a sense of family is not just about your blood relatives. You can create it with your friends, roomates, pets, and even your house plants.
Under the dark Cancer New Moon, it is a good opportunity to set intentions for your home and family life and what you desire in these areas.
It is also a good time to think about creating a more peaceful and soothing environment.
All of us are spending far more time at home these days, so put some attention into filling your space with positive energy and things that make you feel good.
Overall, the Cancer New Moon helps us to start a new cycle. While we may feel a little restless and in need of grounding at first, eventually we will start feeling more at peace with our surroundings and more at home within ourselves.