The New Moon offers an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and begin anew, and in Cancer we find ourselves discovering a depth of emotion that we may have ignored in the past: the heart of wisdom. Ruled by the Moon itself, Cancer rules the inner world – our feelings, our desire to nurture and be cared for, our tribal identifications such as to family or country.  The heart connection forged by the sign of Cancer brings us more deeply into self-awareness and connection, which in turn helps us to develop sensitive connections with those around us.

At the New Moon, the sky is actually dark and the light of the Moon is invisible. There is a pregnant pause here before the sliver of the Moon begins to show itself in the crescent phase.  The intentions that we set at the New Moon may not be immediately apparent, and we may need to go into somewhat of a dark place before we can discover the light that is yet to emerge.

Under a strong influence of Aquarius since the beginning of the year, we may have neglected our emotions and sensitive heart;  Aquarius is rather unconcerned with matters of feelings and instead lives in the realm of air – intellect and communication have been more prevalent, especially with Mercury, planet of communication, in its own sign of Gemini for quite some time.  The 2021 square from Saturn in Aquarius to Uranus in Taurus is the story of change and a radical departure from the past that Cancer holds so dear.  Venus and Mars are both in fiery Leo right now, approaching their conjunction in a few days, so there is plenty of fire in the sky which promotes assertive energies and passionate desires.

Now we have the Cancer New Moon which brings us back into the heart.  The Moon is the emotional heart and the doorway to the soul – it connects us more deeply to our inner selves and shows us the way to greater self-realization.  Under this New Moon we can rebalance ourselves and integrate the watery side of our nature, cooling the fire and create more harmony between the mind and the heart.  New Moons are the beginning of the lunar cycle, and under the fresh new energy of the New Moon we can create intentions for a heart that is more open, more easily vulnerable and yet strong, protective and well-defended.

Lunar events such as the New and Full Moons are portals of energy – they tell the story of the dance between the Sun and the Moon.  At the New Moon the solar consciousness combines with the lunar instinctive wisdom to birth something magical, and we have that opportunity right now under this Cancer New Moon! ❤️

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