The new moon on July 17, 2023 will bring a wonderful opportunity to shift your focus from all the things you are doing to all of the ways you are becoming a person who embodies love! Not only is the new moon in cancer during a luscious cancer season, but it occurs with a grand cardinal cross, meaning all of the pioneering signs of the zodiac -- aries, cancer, libra and capricorn -- will lend their energies to help you balance your needs with those of others so you can feel good from the inside out.
Cancer is the divine mother, and it reminds us that no matter our age or stage of life, we all need to be nurtured and deserve to feel safe and comforted, especially in our homes and around our families, friends and loved ones. sometimes, we can get so busy helping others that we forget to observe the law of divine reciprocity and allow ourselves to receive back a portion of what we so freely give.
cancer is ruled by the moon, so it's truly a great time to embrace your feelings and even if you find yourself going down memory lane or longing for a future that feels far off, let it be! Allow your heart chakra to expand to make room for healing and hope. Keeping in mind the other three cardinal signs that will nuzzle up against cancer during this new moon and in the weeks to come, here's a few ideas to help you make the most of what the universe if offering during this new moon:
aries --- the self! this fiery ruler of the head makes no excuses for putting self first! ruled by mars, aries energy can not only help us stand up for ourselves and declare our purpose and needs, but it also brings us courage to see things through. When was the last time you pampered yourselF JUST BECAUSE? ARIES ENERGY DOESN'T WAIT FOR BIRTHDAYS OR SPECIAL OCCASIONS TO INDULGE ITSELF. BY TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR NEEDS, YOU SEND A SIGNAL TO YOUR MIND/BODY/SPIRIT THAT YOU MATTER. IN TURN, THE UNIVERSE HOLDS THAT VIBRATION AND ALLOWS IT TO REVERBERATE AMONG THE PEOPLE AND SITUATIONS WHO PLAY A PART IN YOUR LIFE.
lIBRA -- rULED BY VENUS, THIS CARDINAL SIGN ISN'T AFRAID TO LAUNCH PROJECTS AND CULTIVATE RELATIONSHIPS DESIGNED TO BRING HARMONY AND BEAUTY TO THE FOREFRONT. libra is a mastermind in THE ART OF COMPROMISE, ALTHOUGH THERE CAN BE A TENDENCY TO GIVE TOO MUCH IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE OTHERS HAPPY OR TO AVOID CONFLICT. THE NEW MOON IN CANCER IS A GREAT TIME TO "CHECK THE TIRES" IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS TO HELP RESTORE HEALTHY AND EQUAL PORTIONS OF GIVE AND TAKE. LIBRA ENERGY CAN assist you to boost THE BEAUTY AND WONDER OF LIFE BY USING YOUR THOUGHTS AND WORDS (AIR ELEMENT) TO CREATE JOYFUL MOMENTS WITH OTHERS.
(cREDIT: MITOLOGIA GRIEGA, AFRODITA)
Capricorn energy can help your self-care routines become a part of your daily life and consciousness with its ruling by saturn, the lord of karma and tasks, to help you stick to beneficial habits that will increase your odds at success. You can utilize capricorn's organizational skills to tweak your long term goals and help you hold onto feelings of self worth and higher consciousness as it relates to loving and feeling loved and safe. capricorn combined with cancer (its opposite) can help you go with the flow in a grounded, steady and patient way, knowing that what you are building with others can go the distance.
Best wishes as you revel in this amazing cancer new moon!