To all my friends who look to the stars and the heavens for their guidance and inner/outer reality.
New Moon in Cancer
The New Moon occurs when the moon and the sun are in alignment, when looking from the Earth's perspective.
Friday, June 13th at 10:48 pm, the New Moon will be in the sign of Cancer. The New Moon cycle is the time of new beginnings. It's an excellent time to initiate new plans, projects, desires, dreams or any other forms of creativity.
Cancer is the first of the three water signs, including Scorpio and Pisces. Cancer represents the liquid form of water.......Scorpio the solid form (ice).....and Pisces the gaseous form (mist – fog – steam – clouds)
Cancer’s key phrase: I feel and keyword: devotion
Positive characteristics: tenacious – intuitive – maternal – domestic – sensitive – retentive – helpful – sympathetic – emotional – patriotic – good memory – traditional
Negative characteristics: brooding – touchy – too easily hurt – negative – manipulative – too cautious – lazy – selfish – sorry for self
Cancer is ruled by the moon
Moon represents: domestic, nurturing urge keyword: emotions
The Moon’s influence in a person's chart is very important because it is the closest body to the Earth, and moves through the zodiac rapidly. It goes through each sign approximately every 2.3 days.
The Moon is responsible for all feminine principles: mother – wife and women generally. It governs instincts – moods – phases – receptivity – fluctuations – feelings – habit patterns – reflex actions – personal interests – desires – needs – growth and fertility – impressionability – consciousness and the need to touch. Its action fluctuates and changes. It rules liquids – commodities – sailing – brewing – nursing – tradespeople and the public in general.
The Moon is the unconscious side of the personality, the set of habits and instincts. It is the constantly changing personality that responds and reacts to external stimuli. The individual's feelings and emotions interfere with the development of creative self-expression because of accustomed patterns of behavior, and the person shows vulnerability to aggressive forces by withdrawing for protection. The Moon is the herd instinct that finds safety in numbers. It rules the past and the nostalgia associated with the past, and therefore it is inclined to follow tradition. It is the need to feel wanted; hence it represents emotional security. It attracts the individual to matters that require attention and to people who require protection. The Moon is maternal love rather than romantic love and demands ownership of affection to satisfy emotional insecurity.
The Moon’s position in the horoscope represents those aspects of human behavior that depend upon automatic responses, whether they be the familiar motions of driving a car or irrational stimulus-response actions based on past experiences (past life experiences also), which the individual cannot consciously remember. The Moon represents inertia of character or the tendency to go on behaving and living in the manner to which one is accustomed. A consciously directed effort of the will is required to change these automatic response patterns. Often, these patterns are inappropriate, and even dangerous, and serve only to impede the individual’s success and progress. Such patterns are apt to be irrational and aberrant. Usually they are based on past experiences that have been re-stimulated without the individual’s conscious, rational awareness. The Moon in the horoscope represents something to be outgrown and overcome through a conscious awareness of one's self expression.
The Moon moves quickly through the Zodiac and like a mother hen is always checking to see if everything is all right. Where the Moon resides in your chart is where you are subject to your emotional ups and downs.
The New Moon is a good time to initiate projects around the house....try a new recipe, start a new sewing project, begin any new project. Experiment with the key words and definitions, and apply the Moon's characteristics to your life.