Continuing with the New Moon Wishes which we started in January this year (blog post about the first New Moon of the year) arriving to July, the Cancer New Moon.
Just to recap, the New Moon is the time to set your intentions for the month ahead. By getting clear on what you want, you will effectively be sending out arrows of desire that cannot help but start to manifest. For detailed tips on New Moon wishing please read the January blog on the above link.
Here is a quick summary of the main areas to focus on for each New Moon during the year:
Capricorn – career ambitions (17 January 2018) - see blog post
Aquarius – wishes for the world + friends (15 February 2018) - see blog post
Pisces – increased connection to the Divine (17 March 2018) - see blog post
Aries – the courage to live your dreams (16 April 2018) - see blog post
Taurus – money manifesting (15 May 2018) - see blog post
Gemini – better communications (13 June 2018) - see blog post
Cancer – happier home life (13 July 2018)
Leo – the confidence to strut your stuff (11 August 2018)
Virgo – increased organisation (9 September 2018)
Libra – better love life (9 October 2018)
Scorpio – better sex life (7 November 2018)
Sagittarius – wishes around study + adventure (7 December 2018)
The seventh NEW MOON of 2018 is on Friday, 13 July - 03:47 and it is a Cancer New Moon. Remember the best time for your wish is within 8 hours afterwards the lunation but anything within 48 hours is still charged with the New Moon energy.
This new moon is all about your home and family life! What does home and family mean to you?Pay attention not only to your head and gut but to your heart as well when you answer this question. What makes you feel safe and secure? This is the perfect time to explore and develop a sense of inner security.
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What areas are connected to the New Moon in Cancer energy, as any wish connected to them will be extra supported:
enhance family life and family-related activities
heighten your awareness of your roots, issues of intimacy and vulnerability
come in touch and honor your innermost feelings and needs
make long-range plans for the future
do any type of re-organizing or even re-modeling of the home or home environment
build up your feelings of security and safety
get in touch with your vulnerability and dependency on others
learn to feed your soul
balance between home life and professional life
all of that which we call “home”, including the foundation we have built inside of ourselves,
pay attention to your instincts, your deepest needs, and your feelings
recognize the importance of your family and your personal circle of friends and the security, sense of belonging, and safety you receive from them
get in touch with your vulnerability and your needs for intimacy, as well as opening yourself up to accepting support from others
offer and show support for others, without a hidden agenda
begin a new project that involves improving the home itself, or improving domestic life in general
property, immovable possessions
your mother or the parent with the most influence on you
Cancer is the ruler of the fourth house which governs land, houses, agriculture, farming, crops, mines, minerals, coal pits, quarries, the weather, the opposition party in government
key areas on the physical body related to Cancer: breasts, breastbone, stomach, alimentary canal, lower ribs, womb, pancreas
Yasmin Boland (Moonology) suggests the following action plans for the Cancer New Moon:
◗ 1. Family time
Check in with your mum and dad. The Cancerian energy is all about home and family, and nothing matters more to Cancerians. If you haven’t spent enough time with your nearest and dearest lately, get in touch with them (if you don’t have family nearby, or at all, people who feel like family also count). In particular, if there’s tension between you and your family, use this New Moon to resolve to sort that out. Life is too short!
◗ 2. Banish insecurity
Be honest with yourself about whether you’re coming from a place of insecurity, fear or possessiveness – anywhere (or everywhere) in your life. Consider the symbol of the sign of Cancer – the crab. It’s a little creature with a very hard shell that protects a soft and vulnerable inside. That’s the Cancerian vibe, and we all have it – we’re all self-protective. This month, ask yourself if you’re being too hard because you’re worried. Identify and drop a few barriers. You will feel better for it. Also, check that you’re not being too moody. Meditation will help with this.
◗ 3. Nurture
Get in touch with your caring and nurturing side. Cancerian energy is very warm and cosy: think of a lovely white-haired grandma with big boobs who holds you close when you’re upset, and whose cups of tea or hot chocolate make you feel so much better. There’s more to the Cancerian energy than that, but it’s a big part of it. Make a promise to look after yourself this month. And look after others too, especially kids.
◗ 4. Review your goals
Cancer is also one of the most dynamic and tenacious signs. Perhaps all that caring and nurturing leaves people more able to go out into the world and achieve. So this month, go back to your goals for the year. The Cancer New Moon happens about midway through the year, so think about where you are with what you were aiming for at the start of the year, and think about what needs tweaking now, to stay on course (or to get back on course).
◗ 5. Bathe
One of the best things to do on a Cancerian New Moon is to have a lovely warm or hot bath, preferably by non-toxic candlelight. (If you don’t yet know about the health risks posed by many indoor candles, Google it!) It’s said that being in a warm bath recreates the conditions in the womb – no wonder it’s so appealing to so many. Personally, I have some of my best ideas in the bath. Cancer is a Water sign, so doing anything connected with water now is good. If you’re lucky enough to live near a pool, river, creek, ocean or sea, jump on in. Unwind with a watery theme. Brilliance often follows unwinding.