Cancer New Moon, 2018

New Moon in Cancer: July 12, 2018 @ 9:49 pm CDT


The Moon is at home in Cancer.

What does that really mean?

Well, Cancer has been designated through many millennia of observation & co-relations to be the sign that most closely aligns to the function of the Moon.

So, what is the function of the Moon?

It signifies the emotional, responsive, reactive and needful part of the persona. Cancer is the energy of security and protection.

See the connection? The most tender part of the human persona is the emotional center and it is this very thing that requires security and protection.

Cancer is the energy of the GREAT MOTHER. The all protective care-giver, the nurturer. It is a soft yearning energy that surrounds and shields, drawing inward rather than moving outward. It is a water sign, indicating flow and movement, a constant shifting of perspective and focus. It is cardinal energy, suggesting that something is being initiated on this very sensitive level of being.

In Cancer we find rest, a quietness, even a solitude. Think of a forest filled with shade-giving trees and in that forest imagine that there is a stream that flows sometimes swiftly, sometime slowly in and among those trees. Perhaps it pools here and there, where one could find some refreshment on a hot day. This is Cancer, a hidden and surprising delight; a sudden respite for the weary traveler as she winds her way through the mysterious forest.

For those of you who study astrology, pull out your own natal chart and locate where in that wheel, Cancer is found. Whatever house is your Cancer house, this is where the New Moon will fall. Because this New Moon is also a partial solar eclipse, there could be revelation and change, a movement within that sector of your psyche. What are you waiting to discover? What is on your mind that needs to be brought out into the light? What do you really need at this time in your life? Where do you need to make yourself feel more secure, more protected, more connected to those you love? With Pluto standing watch in the sign of Capricorn and the New Moon aligned beautifully with Jupiter and Neptune, this is a potentially powerful time on an emotional and responsive level. Primary needs demand attention and there is energy galore to give those needs the attention that they demand. If you have been holding off getting things in order emotionally, the universe is saying, what are you waiting for?

Having trouble doing what you want to be doing?

Not sure what you really want anymore?

Having difficulty communicating clearly with those around you?

Needing more home time or alone time?

Are the kids going to be alright?

Have you been putting off self-care & healing?

Is that ideal relationship just a pipe dream?

Are you finally ready to take that step and make that commitment?

If a move is in the works, are you ready to make the leap?

Is it time to quietly assert your rightful and hard-earned place in the public domain?

What about those hopes & dreams? Are they still viable?

And if you are still working on deeply held beliefs that may or may not be supportive of your growth, this could be a good time to do some hard thinking about who you REALLY are.

Jupiter in Scorpio supports the appetite of the New Moon and Neptune in Pisces laces the energy with the colour purple by connecting it to the divine.

It’s a lovely and hopeful New Moon, filled with the promise of achievement if we can just catch that Cancerian wave and ride it into the distance!

The Sabian Symbols for this lunation are:





This is a moment! Let’s strut our stuff and step out into the limelight. Let’s be fierce and brave and bold and wonderful! We’ve worked hard to get to here so let’s not squander all the effort and all the training and all the preparation that went into this moment, this second, this NOW.

Life is a never-ending movement into the4 spiral of becoming. We begin but we never end. That is the sheer beauty of this journey that someone called LIFE. As long as we breather, we live so take a big gulp baby and do your thing!


Be the love you want to receive…



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christina rai is an astrologer working in Winnipeg. She is a member of the Manitoba Astrology Association

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