New Moon in Cancer – July 9, 2021

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Enjoy your entry into this sweet time of new beginnings as we greet the New Moon in Cancer tonight, July 9 @ 6:17pm PDT. Cancer is the natural sign of the Moon and it rules your feelings and needs, which are non-negotiable. Self-care is top priority, as you set your intentions for what you want to increase, create or develop going forward.

The ultra-sensitive sign of Cancer rules your home (your nest), feelings of tenderness and vulnerability, emotional safety and security, family, food, tradition, connection, nurturing and being nurtured. Are you neglecting your emotional needs for giving and receiving? Is there an imbalance on one side or the other (more giving than receiving)? How can you take better care of yourself? Cancer is the sign of the mother and it is a spiritual practice to mother yourself in a loving way.

Self-care is a priority – especially for mothers, caregivers, and those in helping professions who spend much of their energy caring for others. This is a perfect time to take actions to pamper your innermost self, whether it’s having a massage, connecting with a family member or an old friend, creating a sweet space in your home, expressing your feelings to a loved one, having a favorite food, or whatever feels nurturing for you.

Cancer is a highly intuitive sign – and Neptune trines the New Moon, so practice tuning into the still, small voice within to guide you as you create your New Moon Intentions for the month. Be patient and feel what your soul is calling for.

Messages from spirit are never fear-based, so be discerning when receiving guidance to be sure the info you are receiving is from Divine Love and not ego, which utilizes fear and lack to “protect” you. Drop into your heart and quiet your mind. Take slow, deep breaths into your belly and feel peace within.

Mercury leaves busy Gemini for gentle Cancer on July 11 and trines expansive Jupiter on July 12, highlighting bright ideas, good news, a big vision, positive communications and an optimistic attitude. What fun! A fabulous day to connect with others, ask for a favor, launch a project, write or socialize. Enjoy! 

Venus and Mars meet up on July 13, promoting creative projects, passion, fertility (whether pregnancy or a creative project) – and in Leo, sign of creativity and self-expression you have full permission to live out loud! A great day for shopping, a makeover, artistic pursuits, dating or a romantic getaway. Yes, yes, yes!

The Sun trines Neptune on July 15, inviting you to focus on your dreams, spiritual practices, nature, music, art, leisure or whatever calls you within and nurtures your spirit. The week is an exercise in tuning into your Self, tending to your needs, self-expression, play, connection and anything that soothes your soul. A break from the intensity (which is always running in the background), if you focus on your needs.

Sensitivity and vulnerability are highly underrated in our western culture, but they are absolutely necessary for wholeness and personal fulfillment as human beings. On this New Moon, treat yourself lovingly and honor your feelings. Commit to nurturing your Self so that you can live an empowered life and be who you came here to be.

As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together. xo

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