New Moon in Cancer, June 2014
Friday 27th June 2014, 6.08pm (AEST)
After the very fiery and airy moons of Sagittarius and Gemini, we are now heading towards the watery new moon in Cancer.
Over the last few moons we have been pollinating and growing, spreading our ideas, sharing out visions and connecting to people who can help fertilize our projects. This new moon refocuses us back on ourselves, and issues surrounding safety, security and home life, to see what needs to be nourished and allow life to nourish us during this period.
This moon also illuminates the dark shadows surrounding our relationships, family life and our need to belong, especially if you are feeling unhappy, disillusioned or a bit lost with where your life is going.
Cancer is ruled by the moon and feelings can run high, as this moon opens up our imagination and we can often only see the negative perspective. As we are still in a Mercury retrograde, this moon can also illuminate some hidden and suppressed emotions, and old memories and wounds that still need to be dealt with.
During a new moon in Cancer it is therefore, easy to get lost in the ‘poor me’ syndrome, and feel that life is out to get you. If you do get overwhelmed by feelings focus on your breathing until you have calmed down.
The alternative is to take personal responsibility for every decision you have made and accept reality as it is and not as you would like it to be. When we stop fighting life we can start to see all the blessings that are happening and change what is no longer serving us.
If you don’t like some of the things that are happening in your world, make a clear decision to change it by first changing your attitude. Rather than focus on the past, and what has gone, pay attention towards the future and what you want to manifest.
People around you may feel needy, dependent and oversensitive, but staying in your power; calm, cool and confident, gives you the potential to heal any situation and sometimes just listening or a hug can shift emotional ‘mountains.’
You may find that under this new moon you are able to finally let go of a relationship that is no longer serving you. Use the nurturing and compassionate aspect of Cancer to help you let go in a loving, generous way, free from unnecessary emotional dramas. Spent relationships can keep both parties stagnant and locked in the past, distracting us away from our paths.
To help with this process use the home-loving energy of Cancer to put your house in order, and use the influence of this new moon to de-clutter and get rid of unwanted stuff. If you have not used something for a year – a complete annual cycle – it’s a sign you don’t really need it. When we de-clutter, we create space for new things to come in to our lives, and this in turn can help us become emotionally lighter and clearer.
Cancer is represented by the crab. A water creature made up of a hard, tough shell and a soft underbelly. Cancerian people are often referred to as being emotional, home-loving and shy who strive for calm and comfort in a crazy world.
However, in reality Cancer energy can become tough and steely, just the like the outer shell of the crab. The key this month is to balance any frustration, rage and anger with caring, nurturing and forgiving energy to be able to surf this wave effortlessly.
I will end this Moonscope with the wise words of Tad Williams:
“Never make your home in a place. Make a home for yourself inside your own head. You’ll find what you need to furnish it – memory, friends you can trust, love of learning, and other such things. That way it will go with you wherever you journey.”
Love and Blessings to my moon sista Rebekah Shaman for this post.
Will you come and follow me if I but call your name?
Will you go where you don’t know and never be the same?
Will you let my love be shown? Will you let my name be known,
will you let my life be grown in you and you in me?
Will you leave yourself behind if I but call your name?
Will you care for cruel and kind and never be the same?
Will you risk the hostile stare should your life attract or scare?
Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me?
Will you let the blinded see if I but call your name?
Will you set the prisoners free and never be the same?
Will you kiss the leper clean and do such as this unseen,
and admit to what I mean in you and you in me?
Will you love the “you” you hide if I but call your name?
Will you quell the fear inside and never be the same?
Will you use the faith you’ve found to reshape the world around,
through my sight and touch and sound in you and you in me?
Lord your summons echoes true when you but call my name.
Let me turn and follow you and never be the same.
In Your company I’ll go where Your love and footsteps show.
Thus I’ll move and live and grow in you and you in me.
~ Hymn – The Summons
New Moon Ritual
The ritual this NEW moon is to find healing, forgiveness and compassion towards those who have hurt or upset you, even if they are no longer in your life, in order to move forward without the baggage.
Ideally, you would do this ritual with the person you are healing the relationship with. However, if this is not possible, then use the power of your imagination and feel the person with you, tuning into the higher self / divine presence of the other person. Under this emotional, intuitive new moon in Cancer’s influence, this ritual can be incredibly powerful.
The key to this ritual is to say what you truly FEEL rather than what you think, in a calm, loving and peaceful way, and not full of anger and blame.
Find some quiet time in your busy day and prepare a space to relax. Have a candle placed between you and the other person, either real or imaginary, then calmly slow down with some breathing and meditation, until you reach the stillness within.
When you are both in a meditative state one of you agrees to speak first, and the other person agrees to listen from the heart. If you are doing this alone, call in the other person to sit in front of you and using your imagination, see them there in front of you.
Now state to the other person why you are unhappy, what you are still holding on to and what you are willing to let go of that no longer serves the relationship. This can be tangible, such as a destructive behaviour, conditioning from parents, society or religion, or intangible feelings such as fear, lack of belief, or unrealistic expectations.
Use this opportunity to be as truthful as possible. The more you open up and commit to healing the relationship, the easier it is for the other person to do the same.