Happy 4th of July, and Happy Birthday Fellow Cancerians !
NEW MOON IN CANCER: JULY 4, 2016
This 4th of July New Moon falls in the sign of Cancer, the Great Mother represented by Mother Mary, Goddess Isis, Quan Yin, and all the lunar deities.
The Moon is in its home sign in Cancer, the cardinal water sign which rules our emotions and memories, our connection to our physical mother, as well as the Archetypal feminine Mother; our astral and subconscious memories. Esoteric astrology teaches that it is in the sign of Cancer that we emerge from the safety and security of the cosmic womb and give birth to ourselves as the Divine Child. After the high intensity impact of the last Fire Sagittarian Full Moon/Solstice on June 20 (see last month’s astrological update), this Cancer New Moon gives us the opportunity to find peace; to further work on balancing our inner male/female; yin and yang aspects. Six planets in water signs, plus Chiron (the healing asteroid) draw us inward to reflect, meditate and CREATE our dreams. This is a time for enjoying our families and loved ones and taking the time to nurture ourselves, as well as others. Meditate in the lap of the Great Mother and feel the Love!
Cancer is the feminine water sign, the “womb of life “, which rules over motherhood and family, the tribe, our home, hereditary karmic “roots” and inherited psychological patterns. When we have a New Moon, the Sun and Moon are in the same sign. The sign of Cancer is all about emotions. New Moons are about planting new seeds. What would we like to plant in our “relationship” garden? What needs to be weeded out? Do we deny that we have any emotional needs at all? Are we afraid of being vulnerable? Are we too needy or co-dependent in relationships? Cancerians have an intense need for security; they tend to wear their emotions on their sleeves, or they may insulate themselves with material comforts as a defense mechanism.
Esoterically, the sign of Cancer is the “gateway” into life experience on this planet. It also governs our relationship to our home and family, our ancestral lineage, and the Earth Herself. We all have heard that Cancerians love to nurture (whether male or female), and are natural empaths, sensitive to the feelings of others. This is because Moon Children are ruled by the subtle currents of the subconscious and make excellent psychics, teachers, artists and writers, as well as psychologists. They also love history and antiques, and decorating comes naturally to them. Psychologically, where the sign Cancer falls in your birth chart (by House placement is where you are being asked to clear away past emotional clutter, and accept your “Divine (Inner) Child” aspect. This is the time to ask the Divine Mother Goddess for healing and inner peace to become part of your reality.
No matter what our Sun Sign, this New Moon is a good time to spend a few quiet moments reflecting on what is important in your life; what you are thankful for; and what you would like to change in the coming weeks. Taking a walk in nature, looking at the stars, giving a hug, sharing your gifts… all help to shift our perception to what really matters in life. Since the United States is also a Cancerian country, issues around security, emotional and financial, boundaries and “walls”, and even food production will bring up intense feelings and fears around the political candidates this summer. It is important to be aware of “knee jerk” responses when our emotional buttons get pushed. It is important not to dwell on past losses, but to move forward.
Grand Water Trine:
This Cancerian New Moon also includes Mercury and Venus in Cancer trine Mars in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. This Grand Water trine (a very positive aspect), emphasizes the feminine, receptive, healing principle is at work in both Nature and Humanity. This past week scientists announced a “healing” in the ozone layer over Antarctica. Miracles can and do happen when our awareness is open to perceive them. The US is a Cancerian country, and one of our most cherished symbols is the Statue of Liberty…the Divine Feminine, who holds out the torch of promise that life, liberty and happiness are the right of ALL, not just the privileged few. It is important to remember that as the “matrix” of 3D collapses (politically, economically, and socially) the pressure will build to such a cathartic point, that something must give…NOW is that time.
The birth chart of the US has its Sun sign very close to the fixed star Sirius. This country was born to be a leader of enlightened thinking….freedom and justice for all! Elections are only the out-picturing of our collective thinking patterns. If we believe we can change; and if we implement changes in our own lives, we can achieve change on the “outside”. Only negative thinking and succumbing to fear (collective and personal; i.e., mob hysteria) will stop the flow of positive changes. Karmically, the First World countries all have lessons to learn about over-consumption and over-control. Globally, the world has “moved on”…the age of the mega super-powers is over. What we need now is “super-people”….individuals who are not afraid to think and act for themselves.
As we approach the summer season, this is the time our “inner traveler” (especially with a Full Moon in Sagittarius) wants to come out and explore new vistas. I would like to take this opportunity to invite those of you who have been thinking about Egypt to return “home” with me this November. Whether you have already been to Egypt, or it is on your “wish list”, now is the time to go. Egypt is very safe, the US Dollar is strong, and the temples are still free of crowds. In addition to our deluxe night Nile cruise with Abydos & Dendera, we are offering a private retreat option in Luxor and Bedouin oases . Many trips are advertised, but for those truly dedicated to opening their hearts and minds to the Egyptian Mysteries, this is the one you have been waiting for. Registration is also open for our Shamanic Journey to Peru September 2016. Details for both trips can be found at www.pachaterra.com or Contact firstname.lastname@example.org