Wednesday, July 15th - Cancer, 6:24 pm PST
I don't know if you can feel it, but there seems to be some magic in the air. Something blowing in the wind, in the quality of light, in the encounters of the last few days. It almost feels like an opening, a space being created for some new energy to come flooding in. This is being brought to us by the New Moon in Cancer. Part of the reason we can feel it is because we just came out of a rather long and intense Full Moon. But, New Moons are lighter, they are where we align and make connections, where energy flows and things seems possible. Notice how effortless things are in the days around a New Moon, notice how things happen with ease.
Even if there are emotions (old or new) surrounding you right now there is a sense of release in feeling them and letting them flow. Especially with this Moon in Cancer, emotions will no doubt be swelling up inside of you. These emotions that are surfacing will feel different than they have felt, especially compared to the last Full Moon, where they felt as if you couldn't control them and things seemed to come at you out of no where. Right now we are in a more gentle place energetically, it's not to say that there won't be difficulty, but there is a sense of ease when things arise. Emotions are natural right now, they are in alignment with the energy we are in while the Moon and Sun are in the sign of Cancer.
There is a focus on nurturing, family, home, and comfort. Cancer is a very watery, highly emotional sign. I like to think about it as a huge, vast, expansive, and deep body of water. And then imagining an invisible container that holds this body of water. It's the container that allows all of the activity in the depths and the surface of the water to occur. It has to have something to hold it, to allow it to feel safe. It has to be held so it can take shape. That's what this time is about for us. Feeling into what we need to provide for ourselves so that we can feel safe to take shape, to feel the depths and the gifts of our emotional bodies. What do we need to do to create a safe, nurturing container? Things like setting boundaries, making space, taking solo time, nesting in our home, spending time with loved ones, writing or being creative... are all ways we can do this. The more we do this the safer we will feel, and the more free we will become to explore the depths and goodies of our emotional landscape. It also seems especially important to be connecting with our bodies right now, doing lots of movement and grounding, as our bodies are our literal containers for our inner, emotional lives.
With New Moons there is also an opportunity to set some intentions and make some wishes. The Moon is holding an empty space for us to pause and take time to think about the kinds of things we would like to draw into our life, and look in the direction where we are headed. Read more about how to make your New Moon wishes here.
Happy New Moon to you all.
Rock-crystal vessel, 4th–3rd century B.C.