July 10th (exact 03.19 AM CET) the sun and moon conjunct, and we have July’s new moon in the intuitive and peaceful sign of Cancer.
Cancer is the sign of the Sacred Feminine, and the moon feels at home here in her own sign.
New moons, as always, marks the beginning of a new cycle. It is an opportunity for closure, and the perfect time to tie up the whatever loose ends you have in your life, so you can start creating towards a new chapter in your life.
As we are about halfway through 2021 the Cancer new moon is the perfect time to check in with your self do some personal inventory. Soak up the soft energy of the emotional and nurturing Cancer moon, take time to pause whatever you are doing, and truly feel into yourself. Honor your deepest, most intimate, emotions, and allow yourself to be vulnerable, accepting support from your loved ones if you need. After all, the Cancerian energy is all about looking after ourselves and others, so give yourself permission to take a time-out and recharge your batteries with family and loved ones this weekend. As communicator Mercury enters Cancer on July 11, this is the perfect time to take your emotions seriously and communicate your needs to others.
More than anything this weekend is a time to relax, restore, and take things at your own pace. Most of us may run around for the majority of our day, keeping ourselves too busy to feel whatever unpleasant emotions we have buried within, but if you are afraid to feel, how can you ever expect to heal? Not feeling our past hurt and pain is like sweeping the dirt under the carpet, pretending that the house is clean. So why don’t you give yourself the ultimate gift of self-love an allow yourself the space needed to process under this soft and loving Cancer moon? It is only when you take time to slow down and nurture yourself can you find time to heal. Be patient with yourself and create a safe space for whatever emotional mending you may need at this time.
If you start to feel guilty for slowing down, remember the importance of filling up your own cup first. An empty cup has nothing to give, while feeling full, sharing from the love that flows over, will benefit yourself, as well as those around you. More importantly no one should have to be strong all the time. Not even you. Bend so you do not break, as they say. Showing vulnerability is true strength!
Breathe in self-love and truly acknowledge yourself as already whole and perfect. With the gentle water energy of this new moon, why not take the opportunity to transform and renew through water? Give yourself a gentle wash and scrub using a bath salt in the shower or bathtub, or step into the sea in the darkness of the new moon for a cleansing swim in the ocean. Visualize how the healing waters of the new moon wash off all the old energies and past hurts that no longer serves you.
As you arise from the healing waters of the new moon, move gently and with courage in the direction of your dreams, knowing that if you listen to your heart and soul, you cannot go wrong. Follow your heart and live your passion. The time has come to believe in your soul’s magic.
Wishing you a wonderful new moon!