Monday, July 17, 2023
11:32 a.m. pacific time
24°56′ Cancer

Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our
 lives and we obey them without realizing it.
— Vincent van Gogh

The watery sign of the Cancerian crab is ruled by the Moon herself! Cancer’s association with the crab symbolizes its hard outer shell and its desire to protect both self and others. Its sensitive interior is representative of Cancer’s ability to nurture, love, and be emotionally vulnerable. Some additional highlights of this sensitive sign are the cultivation of maternal and nurturing instincts, with an emphasis on emotional intelligence, inner security, domestic priorities, heritage, and country.

This month’s New Moon lunation is aspecting power-oriented Pluto and the seeker of ideals, Neptune. These aspects highlight dynamics that speak to our inner and outer worlds, our public versus private life, work-life balance, etc. Hence, the following are some contemplative questions that this New Moon may inspire you to seek answers to:

  • Should I pursue more empowering and/or meaningful work?
  • Can I emotionally deepen my self-awareness and empower myself by living more authentically?
  • Are my outer-world responsibilities keeping me from connecting with the people I love and the things that feed my soul?

Cancerian waters cleanse. This New Moon is an excellent time to initiate the purification of our emotional, mental, and physical bodies. Immerse yourself in water and wash away any stagnant or pent-up energy caused by working too much or by prolonged periods indoors.

Key Cancer New Moon Themes:  the feminine, motherhood and the womb, emotional intelligence, innner security, early conditioning, family and domestic priorities, intuitive, nurturing, protective of others, emotions, moody (crabby), tenacious, enjoys the water

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