"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Cancer New Moon

   The monthly conjunction of the Sun and Moon takes place tonight at 9:24pm EST in the 24th degree of Cancer. As you know, Cancer is the Cardinal Water sign ruled by the Moon, which relates to emotional tides as well as the pull of the ocean on our earthly planet. The undercurrents of this New Moon chart are apt to increase the emotional affects felt personally and around the world during this new lunar cycle.

   First, the Soli/Lunar aspect... when the inner (Moon) and outer (Sun) come together, there is a heightened awareness of the Sun's energy in thOther chart influences at the start of this monthly cycle are e sign it's in, in this cycle, it's in the Moon's rulership, Cancer. The personality, instinctual behavior and the subconscious are all realms the flowing and unstable Moon is comfortable in. This is when the emotions have sway over reason and reactions are based on feelings, not logic. It's wise to avoid overreacting so as not to add to the vulnerability of humanity at the present time.

   Major concerns of Cancer are home and family life and the nurturing of loved ones. this can include securing a safe home that provides the family with their needs. In that vein, real estate gets attention here, especially as seeds are planted at the New Moon which may grow during the subsequent lunar cycle. Sometimes, the very fertile and nurturing energy of the Moon in it's own sign increases the size of the family or expresses itself through cooking and feeding self or others, even to an extreme. People are tender now, go easy.

   Interesting aspects occur from restrictive and responsible Saturn making a harmonious trine to the Sun and Moon, as well as revolutionary Uranus squaring both celestial bodies. The need to take care of business may feel like it is at odds with the desire for autonomy or freedom. Do what you know needs to be done, then take the time to socialize, meet new people or pursue metaphysical studies. Security and stability first, then gathering with others to share ideas, etc...

   Pluto, that troublemaker and purveyor of transformation, has been in the news lately, thanks to the flyby of the New Horizons spacecraft. I was looking at photos from the NASA site yesterday and thought about the mysteriousness of this very-far-away planet on the outskirts of our Solar System and deduced that the further out we go in space, the deeper the understanding of our selves. Mercury (questions and answers) and Mars (action) are still traveling along together in Cancer, opposing Pluto which is exposing your subconscious to your consciousness, more and more! Feelings of insecurity or inadequacy may be surfacing to spur you on to your next great adventure, whether it's getting to know your self better or stepping out into the world with renewed confidence.

    What pressing need do you feel is surfacing in your life and where do you need to start planting seeds of changes, especially around your home life? The Sun and Moon in watery Cancer are connecting harmoniously with Neptune in Pisces, also a water sign, enhancing the intuition and inspiring you to go with the flow of your own personal undercurrents!

   Remember, while riding the rapids or quietly paddling along the edge of shore, the need to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

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