The Womb & the Cancer New Moon
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2022
7:52 p.m. pacific time
Emotion arises at the place where mind and body meet.
It is the body’s reaction to your mind — or you might say,
a reflection of your mind in the body. ~ Eckhart Tolle
The watery sign of the crab (Cancer) is ruled by the Moon herself and is associated with security, family, and our need for balance between our inner versus outer world. The Sun’s movement into Cancer (the Summer Solstice) marks the first days of summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, creating a desire for outdoor activities with family and friends, preferably in Cancer’s domain — near or in large bodies of water.
New Moons encourage us to initiate new beginnings and this month’s New Moon horoscope emphasizes themes associated with the significations of Cancer, the 7th house, and Black Moon Lilith (Lilith)1 — each making challenging aspects with Jupiter — the planet associated with law and justices.
Cancer is a feminine sign that astrologically, among other things, represents deep-rooted emotions, women, and the womb. Lilith is a rebellious and assertive symbol that tends to emphasize challenging traits associated with her astrological significations.
In this case, with Lilith in Cancer closely conjunct the New Moon in the 7th house (court of law) square Jupiter (the law), we are currently witnessing the expression of passionate feelings (Cancer) regarding women’s rights. Additionally, the “Fire of Spirit” asteroid, Vesta, is making a supportive aspect to this New Moon and Lilith. How strong, how long, and how far will this fiery passion for justice blaze and can it be put out?
These important New Moon signatures are occurring as the Sun makes its journey through the zodiac signs of Cancer and Leo — the Dog Days of Summer — a term corresponding with the hot and sweltering days that the ancients observed when the brightest star in the heavens, Sirius, rose and set alongside our Sun.
For millennia, stars have been observed by our ancestors and regarded as having divine qualities. Native peoples deemed Sirius the “Great Star Nation” and considered it the home (Cancer) of our star brothers and sisters. Many believe that Sirius is the origin of our teachers from ancient times. Sirius was also considered the birthplace of “the gods” by the early Egyptians and is still considered as such by the Dogon tribe in Africa.
The Sun will make its exact conjunction with Sirius (14°21′ Cancer) on July 6 at 3:40 a.m. pacific time.2 However, the entire Dog-Days-of-Summer cycle occurs several days before and after the exact conjunction. Believed to have the ability to make the mundane sacred, Sirius is often described as our Spiritual Sun.
Astrologically, our Solar Sun rules the sign of Leo, which is associated with the heart. For eons, this annual celestial union between our Sun and Sirius has been revered for its heavenly combustion of energy and its ability to heighten Sirius’s transmission of highly charged divine energy into our Solar system. Pay close attention during this period and feel (Cancer) into your heart (Leo) and let this infusion of solar-spiritual energy awaken you to your divine potential.
Since the fiery Sun purifies and Cancerian waters cleanse, we can embrace these warm summer months as an excellent time to initiate the purification of our emotional, mental, and physical bodies. Therefore, make it a point to welcome the healing rays of the Sun and immerse yourself in water whenever you can to wash away any stagnant or pent-up energy caused by working too much or by prolonged periods indoors.
Key Cancer New Moon Themes: the womb, motherhood, women, feminine, emotional security, early conditioning, family and domestic priorities, home, intuitive, nurturing, protective of others, feelings, moody (crabby), tenacious, enjoys the water
- Black Moon Lilith is not a celestial body but rather a mathematical point used in astrology.
- Each year this occurs at a different time due to the precession of the equinoxes, whereby the celestial poles move, and all the fixed stars shift slightly from one year to the next, moving roughly 1° approximately every 72 years.
© 2022 by Linda Kaye