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Monday, July 20 at 10.33am PST
Last month’s new moon in Cancer was certainly interesting – not your typical solstice with the pandemic + protests + Mercury Retrograde. I spent that weekend backpacking with my partner, his brother, and another friend from the Great Lakes, our watery homeland. The weather was cold and rainy, with wisps of clouds drifting over the alpine lake, obscuring our view of the other side. This weather fits the archetype of the crab. Cancer is a watery, moody creature. This energy just made me want to curl up and be warm in the tent. While the boyz explored a rocky outcropping called Potato Butte, I hung around the campsite and created mandalas in the dirt with pinecones, lichen, huckleberry leaves, and rainbow stones.
The new moon in Cancer is about home, roots, and family, all of which are culture-bound concepts. Family doesn’t have to be blood. Family is community; family is love.
We are now at the end of the primordial period in the zodiac (Aries-Cancer). Are you swimming in Cancer’s ocean, devastatingly sensitive, feeling everything, returning to childlike thoughts and patterns? It’s time now to let go, to float out on the open water. Fear rises in your throat, burns your eyes, as you realize you can’t turn back. Fear not; let go, no matter what you’ve been told, no matter how frightening the thought of letting go may be.
As someone with the moon, Venus, and Mars all in Cancer (and a partner with sun and Mercury in Cancer too!), this archetype is as familiar to me as my mother’s voice. This solar cycle always feels like it’s ripping me open as I’m led to the core of my being. We’re all here together. There’s something indescribably magical about this journey through the tides. Permeating everything is a powerful resonance, a low song for the weary, aching spirit.
This is the last, best chance to overhaul your life before the beginning of the next cosmological year in spring 2021. Of course change is possible whenever, but the further we move into the year, the more entangled we become in our commitments and the more difficult our extraction from these commitments becomes.
Do not ignore your intuition. This new moon is a settling force, riveting us firmly in place. This new moon is at once a beginning and a sweet send-off. We have so much to look forward to in the coming year.
So the great news is that Mercury Retrograde will definitely be over by this new moon, but that doesn’t mean the effects will be completely gone, just a lot better. Expect some minor malfunction but nothing too irritating.
This new moon (and the Cancer sun) will directly oppose Saturn Retrograde in Capricorn. A lot of fear comes up with this opposition – we may back out of something last minute because we fear it won’t go according to plan. Saturn’s influence is hyper cynical, critical, pessimistic, self-deprecating, and performance-oriented. Bottom line: TAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF.
Affirmation: I listen to my heart