JULY 2020 NEW MOON IN CANCER

JULY 2020 NEW MOON IN CANCER

This second Cancer New Moon in a row is following 4 super moons and 3 consecutive eclipses, inviting us to combine everything we have learned over the last six months. We will see a positive turn of events with this lunation—breakthroughs, deeper connections, and moving forward with clarity. Our first New Moon after stepping through the Eclipse Portal is the most potent time to set your intentions and manifest a New World for yourself and the collective.

Having 2 New Moons in the same sign is rare. This tells us we need to reexamine and refocus on self-care, emotional awareness, and tenderness during these difficult and confusing times. Water sign Cancer is a place where we feel safe and protected, and La Luna is asking us to acknowledge our vulnerabilities and integrate our innate sensitivity. The Moon represents our inner child as well as our inner mother, shedding light on our desire to be nurtured and ability to nurture ourselves. Cancer teaches us to take our emotions seriously and this New Moon is the encouraging force that will empower you to follow your intuition, distance yourself from unsafe environments or people, and release any guilt linked to not conforming to others’ expectations. Moon-ruled Cancer is here yet again to remind you to stand in your power, connect to your emotions, and keep an open heart when dealing with Cancer-ruled Fourth House issues of home and family.

Suggested Crystals:

Obsidian - Emotional Strength

Rose Quartz - *Self* Love

Aquamarine - Intuition

Suggested Candles:

Orange - Creativity

Pink - Nurturing

Silver - Intuition & Manifestation

Suggested Essential Oils:

Birch - Invocation of Mother Moon

Clove - Connection

Lavender - Emotional Awareness

Ritual:

This Monday, the day the Moon rules, fill a glass vessel with filtered water. Face East, the direction of new beginnings. Dress and light your candle, placing your cleansed crystal(s) next to it. Reflect on the past 6 months, specifically the last month since the previous Cancer New Moon during which Mercury Retrograde likely taught you many lessons. Focus on what works and what doesn’t to see clearly changes you must make. Take a deep breath in, and as you exhale, surrender to the power and guidance of this potent lunation. Let the candle burn out and the next morning drink the moon water. Keep your charged crystals with you until your next moon ritual!

Journal Prompts for this Cancer New Moon:

  1. How can you reparent your inner child?

  2. Reflect on the last 6 months. What have you learned? What steps must you take moving forward?

  3. Practice free-flow writing about your feelings. Try this daily until the Full Moon.

Image from @Lizbretz


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