the meaning of the New Moon in Cancer | July 9th, 2021 - a focus on home and family, making ourselves at home wherever we are, doing change in a whole new way, following our intuition, pressured to make the important things important




On Friday, July 9th, 2021, at 9:16PM EDT, the Cancer Moon meets up with the Cancer Sun at 18 degrees giving us a New Moon - our annual New Moon in Cancer. 

The Moon rules the sign of Cancer, so this is always an important New Moon. Last year we had two New Moons in Cancer (life determined to have all of us doubly focused on home and family) and for two years before that our New Moons in Cancer were also Solar Eclipses, so we are kind of settling down this year with just one regular New Moon! 

Cancer rules home, family, our roots, mother, mothering, our ancestry, real estate, country, patriotism, home businesses, family businesses, the root of the matter - our emotional security - and, of course, the theme of your personal natal chart's Cancer house -  this is where we get the NEW BEGINNING


So, we have the Moon and Sun meeting at 18 degrees Cancer. They are trining Neptune, sextiling Uranus, squaring Chiron and opposing Pluto. Also semi-sextiling 18 degrees Leo, where Venus will meet up with Mars in just a few days. Let's unpack the chart!

The Moon and Sun are conjunct. Together. On the same page. Home/family matters. We can see it and feel it. They trine a retrograde Neptune - this is applying so this 'coming home/fresh start' is enabling an old dream. For the smoothest flow, we are following our intuition. 


They are sextiling Uranus - this is separating (has already happened). The breakdown/breakthrough that has brought us to this New Moon has already happened. The CHANGE/need for freedom/need to be ourselves is now in an opportunistic angle to the fresh start energy. HOW we create change is changing (the heroine's journey vs the hero's journey). Uranus and the Moon (Aqua and Cancer) are in synergy - Uranus wants revolution and the Moon says ' well, maybe not just right now, I don't feel secure enough/safe enough yet", and the events of this lunation put these energies into a smooth flow. We are not heading out on some winner-take-all hero's journey this lunar cycle. We are heading within/home where the heroine's (think Harry Potter) connections and compassion enable another, more inclusive, kind of adventure. Maybe the new is also the safe!

The Moon and Sun are squaring Chiron - this one is separating, too - the pain has already happened/played out. It still hurts probably, because when Cancer hurts, Cancer HURTS, but we are also in some ways past it. Maybe because what's done is done.


The Moon and Sun are opposing a retrograde Pluto - applying, but wide and Pluto is retrograde, so the Plutonian loss/death/transformation can be said to be 'in play' here, but there is alot of road to be walked between here and there. Still, the fresh start coming from an old loss/death. Oppositions to Pluto can trigger jealousy, power plays, manipulation, but also access to real truth if we go deep enough.


Semi-sextile the degree Venus and Mars will start their own new cycle in a few days speaks of this New Moon's connection to that. The Moon/Sun adding their voice to the Venus/Mars story in egoic Leo - home, family, our need to care and be cared for, security, safety, our tribe - something here needed there


Cancer and Leo are neighbors so they bicker and they barbecue.


(we'll talk about the Venus/Mars in their own post!)


This Moon looks pretty uncomplicated (perfect for Cancer) with all aspects a little wide, although still emotional (being Cancer) and pressured (with that opposition to powerful Pluto). So it's collectively about family connections/staying closer to home/coming home to ourselves/making a new home - something we will be collectively experiencing over the next four weeks as this cycle plays out.



This is a powerful energy to focus our intentions and make affirmations around general Cancer themes : mothers, motherhood, self-care, nurturing, home, family, real estate, home business, family business, food, breast health, stomach and digestive health, gut health, security ... AND around our Cancer natal/progressed house themes.

AFFIRMATION TIPS: get into a positive frame of mind, work in an uncluttered space - always make affirmations from a positive place (positive meaning both happy and certain) - write your affirmations down by hand in script, speak them out loud - then release your attention from them knowing your intention is known.  


Know these things are already yours.

xo all

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