June 23, 2017: Cancer New Moon
Cancer is associated with that which gives us roots and grounded nurturance. It relates to those whom we call our tribe, or wish to call our tribe. It connects us to ancestry, the home, and the past.
Therefore, the Cancer New Moon can provide us with an opportunity to begin a new cycle in relationship to our family. Who is our family and what is our place in the lineage? Where has our family informed who we are? Which facets do we want to carry forward and which do we want to personally release? Are there people we have adopted into our lives as we’ve traversed our paths who feel more like family than those to whom we are blood related? If so, what it is about them that fuels a sense of connectivity? These are some reflections that may feel especially significant during this time.
Messenger Mercury is also tied into this New Moon, occupying a spot in Cancer near the Sun and Moon. With that we may find ourselves more inclined towards trying to understand something and/or sharing those findings with others. Our thinking may also be quite sensitive to our feelings, with emotions flooding in and coloring our thoughts. Given that Cancer is the sign of the Moon and embodies some of its essence of cyclicity, it's possible that our thoughts may come to us in waves and/or we find our desire to communicate ebbing and flowing through the day. Remember that Cancer, like its crab totem, moves indirectly. As such, communications and the gathering of information may not necessarily be straight to the point but may be a bit circuitous.
This month’s New Moon falls at 3 degrees of Cancer (Sun and Moon). While everyone experiences the energies of the New Moon, if you have planets or pivotal points (i.e., Ascendant/Descendant or Nadir/Midheaven) around this degree in Cancer or the other cardinal signs—Aries, Libra, Capricorn—it may impact you more intensely.
CANCER NEW MOON APOTHECARY SUGGESTIONS
Cancer rules the stomach, sinuses, body fluids, and breasts. Pay extra attention to these parts of the body around the time of this New Moon. Additionally, like with other planetary alignments, the house of your natal chart in which this New Moon falls will shed light on how it may be influencing your unfolding.
Mariposa Lily flower essence: Cancer is the sign of the mother and the maternal nature that exists within all of us. Yet, some people feel disconnected from a sense of maternal nurturance. It may be that they perceived their mother didn’t meet their needs, an imprint that then shapes their connection to expressing warmth and radiance as well as nourishing themselves and others. If issues related to your mother and the caring feminine energy within you are arising during this time, consider Mariposa Lily flower essence. It helps to inspire maternal consciousness and a sense of warmth and caring, enlivening a reconnection to mother and the mother archetype. (Flower essences are made from flower-infused water and work energetically to restore emotional and mental balance. You can find them in natural food stores or holistic pharmacies.)
Jasmine essential oil: As the jasmine flower is governed by the Moon—the planetary ruler of Cancer—enjoying its aroma can help support the energetics of this New Moon. Jasmine has a rapturous fragrance that arouses our ability to connect to the feminine spirit within us. It’s a lauded aphrodisiac as well. Use it as perfume, combine it with body oil for a sensuality-inspiring massage, or sprinkle a few drops in a bath and soak in its feminine revelry.
* The New Moon arrives at 7:31 pm PDT