We will experience the Cancer New Moon at 8.57 am, on July 6, at 14 degrees and 33 minutes of Cancer, its 15th degree. The Sabian Symbol being “In a sumptuous dining hall guests relax after partaking of a huge banquet” the need that exists at an early stage of human growth to materialize the concept of fulfilment, that is the materialization of the spiritual!

The Moon is most comfortable, and able to act according to her true nature, in this, the sign of her rulership. However, Cancer is initiating water, so you need to take this powerful opportunity to wash out your old conditioning and balance, not suppress any side of your nature. Nurturing will be emphasized, whether self-care, or feeling urged to take care of others around you.

The Luminaries will be in a tight, partile opposition to dwarf planet Ceres, (just 3’ applying). This seems very symbolic of the current astrological configurations with the Solstice and this New Moon straddling two Capricorn Full Moons! Ceres is the Mother Goddess associated with what is harvested on Earth, mother-daughter issues and also the intense grief she felt in losing her daughter to the Underworld for half of the year.

A Grand Cross will be set up to the Nodal Axis, conjunct Dark Moon Lilith and Urania the Muse of Astrology and Astronomy. This will be a time to address past life issues involving deep seated grief and mother-daughter relationships. Asteroids Aphrodite, Salacia (Wife of Neptune the Sea God), and Pythia (Priestess in Apollo’s Oracle Temples), will be conjunct the North Node in Aries, helping you to deal with what remains from the past! Apollo in Leo and Hopi in Sagittarius (Native American Wisdom from the land), will form a helpful Grand Trine to the North Node, bringing psychic insights and ancient knowledge to help you with the healing process!

Of course, with the Sun and Moon in the sign of Cancer, the more general energetic focus will be placed on:
• Ensuring stability and safety for yourself and those you love
• Your family unit and your home environment
• Sentiment and nostalgia, remembering the past
• Avoiding conflict and change, trying to move away from challenging situations
• Worrying about the well-being of those you love
• Responding emotionally and instinctively to situations
• Looking after your mother or mothering in general
• Being sensitive to the feelings of those around you

The area most aligned with the position of the New Moon can be best gleaned from your natal horoscope chart, however if you only know your Sun Sign, then affirmations around the areas indicated below are likely to be the most powerful, but some adjustment may be required to the life areas suggested:

Cancer New Moon Table