The New Moon in Cancer is exact at 4:00am PDT / 7:00am EDT on Monday, July 4th at 12 degrees Cancer.
The Moon is in it’s sign of rulership in Cancer, so this should make for an Independence Day weekend where we crave familiarity, nourishment and connection.
Internal integration is a focus at this time as Cancer invites us to align with our personal, private sanctuary. The New Moon trines Neptune and the South Node in Pisces acting to dissolve what’s keeping us from receiving the nourishment we crave for us to truly heal and prosper.
As the New Moon applies to oppose Pluto retrograde in Capricorn, our desire for regeneration may sense as a deep yet subtle urge that grows more acute over the coming week as the Moon, Venus, Mercury and the Sun come under Pluto rx’s intense transformative energies, inviting a re-birth of our true personal essence.
In Diamond Heart, AH Almaas explains what he calls the “Birth of the True Personal Essence” as the following:
“Who we truly are, our personal beingness is born in a bed of tenderness, kindness, and value. When the true Personal Essence is born, it is born in a golden cradle covered with a sheet of green.”
This sense of preciousness is echoed in the symbol of this decan Cancer II and, according to Austin Coppock’s 36 Faces, is that of a walled garden where what is beautiful, lush and precious must be protected and nurtured.
The tarot card associated with this decan is the 3 of Cups, also known as Abundance in the Thoth tarot deck, reminding us that this deep space of regeneration is where the greatest jewels of our essence lies.
New Moons are excellent times for new beginnings and this particular one is auspicious for beginnings that can be nurtured into fruition with care and patience.
Those with natal planets 10-14 degrees of the Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn will more strongly experience this New Moon, however, we all can find the house this 12 degree Cancer New Moon falls in and consider this a fertile time of new beginnings in that house.
Bring the element of water into your ritual such as a meditative bath as you envision your intentions around abundance, contentment and connectedness.
Blessing for a cozy and abundant New Moon in Cancer!