A new lunar cycle begins with the Cancer New Moon on July 9-10, 2021. The start of this new cycle brings a welcome break from the Eclipse energy we have been working with and represents the first few steps on the new path the Eclipses have laid for us.
Eclipses are potent rebirthing portals. They can close doors, open doors, and shake up our lives in an effort to push us to a path of higher consciousness.
This new and higher path laid by the Eclipses has now arrived, and this July New Moon represents the first stage on our journey. As we set out on this new journey, the July New Moon is the perfect opportunity to set intentions around what we wish to embody as we begin this new chapter.
What energies do you wish to call in? How do you wish to navigate this new chapter that is now before you?
Take a moment to close your eyes and visualize the type of energies you wish to embrace, carry, and imprint onto this new pathway. Imagine these energies flowing through your body and sinking deep into the Earth. The Cancerian energy of this New Moon can also serve as a guide, helping us to navigate the early stages of this new path.
Cancer is ruled by the crab. The crab is compassionate and nurturing, but also fearlessly loyal and protective. The hard outer shell represents the crab’s ability to protect not only its self, but those that it loves. The soft interior represents the sensitive, loving heart that the crab is often motivated by.
How can you find a balance between the softness of the heart and the hard boundaries that are needed to feel safe and protected?
The crab also carries its home on its back, which represents its desire to always feel safe and secure. Under these New Moon energies, we too can think about ways to feel more secure and “at home” with wherever we have landed.
Feeling at home is really about acceptance. It is about embracing that this is where we need to be, even though we may feel challenged, fearful, or at odds with what lies before us.
Under the energies of the July New Moon, think about how you can embrace this idea of feeling at home within yourself. How can you shift to a state of love and peace in both your inner and outer worlds?
Practicing radical and unwavering self-care by being gentle with yourself, standing up for yourself, setting boundaries, and moving from a place of compassion, are all tools that are going serve us well under this July Cancer New Moon.
Along with the beautiful, sensitive energies that the Cancer zodiac brings, there are other energies to take note of under this New Moon. At the time of this New Moon, we are still working with the energies of the T-Square. A T-Square is a configuration of three planets, in this case we are working with the energies of Mars, Saturn, and Uranus.
Even though this T-Square energy is something we have already been working with in the lead up to this New Moon, we may feel some of its tension.
T-Squares tend to inspire action, however this action is sometimes created through feeling pushed up against a wall or through frustration. T-Squares can trigger us to reach a breaking point or an endpoint, finally forcing us to step up and change our ways. T-Squares can certainly trigger us, but they can also lead to huge breakthroughs.
If you are feeling this energy under the New Moon, think about how you can connect with the fearless warrior within. You may also find guidance by asking yourself the question- How can I lead with love rather than fear?
Another energy active on this New Moon is Chiron. Chiron is an asteroid known as the wounded healer. It is also said to represent the bridge between one state of consciousness and the next.
Chiron brings a healing quality to this New Moon. This is a gentle, supportive energy which we can use to help ease any pain around old wounds.
We may find ourselves viewing these wounds in a new light, and seeing the strength and wisdom they have granted us, rather than the hurt and sadness. We may even find ourselves embracing our own inner wounded healer, and allowing our wounds to become powerful tools of healing for ourselves and others.
If you are seeking healing energy in your life for whatever reason, welcome the energies of this New Moon. Set an intention for these healing energies to flow through the crown of your head and out the end of your feet. Embrace the softening that occurs.
Overall, the Cancer New Moon of July is a welcome change to the intensity of the previous lunar cycles we have been working with. While it may stir some tension and trigger old wounds, it also offers us healing breakthroughs, inspiring us to push past our fears and lead with love.
However you feel the energies of this New Moon, remember that self-love, self-nourishment, and feeling at home within yourself and this new path that has now arrived are all supportive ways to flow through this lunar cycle.