Cancer New Moon – July 4, 2016

Cancer New Moon – July 4, 2016

The New Moon forms at 12 degrees 53 minutes Cancer at 4:00 am PDT on July 4, 2016.  We’ve had as definite shift in the energy these last few days.  The relentless pace of June has settled.  Mars is stationing direct in Scorpio, beginning to move ahead.  He will arrive in Sagittarius on August 2-3.  So no ticker-tape parades yet, but progress is progress and I for one will take it!

June was difficult and really nuts!  I guess I don’t have to tell you that… For me, it was a definite and extreme recap and condensation of a lifetime spent with Mars in Scorpio, which even in the best light can be intense, penetrating, and sometimes downright grim and grueling.  I dreamed dreams of things I didn’t even know I remembered, starring people and places long gone and long ago “forgotten”.  It was a true illumination of what can be held in memory, in the body, and in the soul’s awareness.  My dreams and recollections sprung from information acquired in this lifetime as well as soul memories created across the arc of many incarnations.  It went on night after night.  Daytime integration of my nightly adventures and downloads took all my attention.    It was shocking, anxiety producing, and horrifying.  Yet it was brilliant, clear, and ultimately purifying.   If you had similar experiences recently, don’t despair.  Almost everyone I’ve talked to in the last month had a rough time of it.  And it’s always better to do the deep dirty work.  If you try to avoid it – well, let’s just say – “You can run, but you can’t hide.”  Remember, Mars is still in Scorpio.  Use this time to un-muddy the waters.

And speaking of water; we currently have six planets and Chiron in water signs.  Water is the province of feelings and emotions.  The feelings and emotions experienced during Gemini and the Mutable Grand Cross that seemed so desperately out of control and even worse – unexplainable, can be examined and understood now in Cancer.  July will be a time when we will be able to relax a bit, turn inward, and regroup.   Cancer is a cardinal sign of action as well as a water sign.  She likes to be clear about how she feels before embarking on a course of action.  Venus, Mercury and the Sun will take turns forming a grand trine with Mars in Scorpio and Chiron in Pisces this month.

Amid the continued excavation of feelings and emotions driven by the Mars transit of Scorpio, Chiron in Pisces will provide soothing balm for wounds acquired in this and previous lifetimes.  The Moon will trine Neptune and the South Node tonight adding a measure of softness, forgiveness, and retroactive healing.  The New Moon aligns with our feeling nature.  The South Node points to past lives and soul expressions as well as to our current favorite familiar sufferings and habits.  Neptune highlights and aligns with our belief systems – our actual ineffable faith, in a synthesis of energy that has an almost otherworldly power.  This alignment is another opportunity for release, clearing, cleansing and reclaiming of faith and power. Whatever you feel – trust it.  Let the emotions rise, blend and transform you.   This is extremely personal and very profound.    But WOW!  What an amazing gift after the insanity of June!

It’s the ideal time to sort out the first six months of this year, take stock and to plot a provisional course for the next few months.  2016 is going to continue to be challenging.  We are being asked to use everything we’ve learned since Pluto’s entry into Capricorn in 2008 to navigate this wild river we’ve been riding.

We all remember the Uranus-Pluto squares of 2012-2015.  They’re no longer exact but they are still active even at 8 degrees separation.  By the end of 2016, due to retrogrades they will again get closer and therefore stronger.  Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto June 30 – July 7.  Mercury and the Sun will oppose Pluto and square Uranus July 7 – 16.  So if you doubted that you’d ever use those skills you gained during the era of the Cardinal Grand Cross …. Surprise!  It’s an emotional fire drill!  How are you feeling about your trajectory?  Are you feeling balanced and focused?  Can you identify and feel your fears, uncertainties, and penchant for predictable outcomes? Can you take this time to transform the stories you tell yourself around these issues into simple reportage?  Can you find yourself in true neutral observation?  July will afford you the time and space to work with this narrowing and refining of emotions, relationships, and evolutionary imperatives.   Work with the aspects we’ve talked about and you’ll see progress.   This can be a real turning point.

The Moon is Earth’s companion.   She provides us with a nightlight to keep the monsters and demons at bay.  She watches over us in the dark and keeps us company.  This New Moon in Cancer feels and knows.  Come back to yourself.  Embrace yourself as your mother once embraced you.  Be your own mother.  Care for yourself with the same tenderness and concern.  Love yourself unconditionally as you would a child.  You are your own creation; your own sweet child.  Be soft and loving.  In the dark of this new moon set your intention for unconditional self love and support.  The Moon will give you courage.  Remember – she is always there – even when you can’t see her.