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New Moon In Cancer: The Water Level Rises!

If you still feel a bit overwhelmed with all the water energy, take a big gulp of air, because the Moon enters the Cancer domain Saturday afternoon around 3:15pm PDT as she prepares for the New Moon early Monday morning (at 12:15am PDT, just after midnight Sunday night).  This is the intention setting, seed-planting opportunity we see every month.  Of course, this particular seed might be best cultivated hydroponically, what with all of this flow.  So, make sure your life preserver is filled with air and prepare yourself for another wave of fluid trajectory late this weekend.

The Cancer New Moon is helping us all birth the Divine Feminine on the planet right now, which is how we bring balance to an unbalanced world.  But the work is personal; that is, we create the balance we seek in our own hearts and it shows up out there as Peace.  We do this one person at a time, one tiny bit at a time.  This is why it is so important to do our individual soul work, for nothing short of Peace on Earth is what is at stake.

Cancer is the realm of personal, hidden issues of an emotional nature.  It is also the archetype that rules self-care, nurturance and profound intimacy.  This entire Grand Water Trine has been designed to bring to the surface the deep wounds that are ready to be healed and this New Moon is one of the high points of this journey.  It’s a new beginning, capable of birthing a fresh start in all the tender corners of your experience.

I know more than a few of you are feeling quite overwhelmed right now, but we are not without some assistance in this process.  The retrograding Mercury in Cancer is helping us make sense of this new territory we are navigating.  Mercury will meet up with the Sun on Tuesday, bringing some much needed clarity to this sometimes heavy and muffled landscape.  This is part of every Mercury retrograde cycle.  When the planet that rules The Mind (Mercury) meets up with Consciousness itself (The Sun), we are presented with the awareness of exactly what the current cycle is all about.  This is just two days after the New Moon, so hold on.  Help is on the way.

Saturn’s movement is beneficial as well.  He has been retrograde for the past five months and just two hours before the New Moon is exact, he will turn around and go direct.  While he has been inwardly focused, our sense of learning has also been an interior experience.  As he turns direct, we too will be more able to move confidently out and about in our lives.  We will be able to take the wisdom and integration that his retrograde cycle helped us generate and bring it into our world with more focus and direction.

Yet another form of support comes via an interaction between Venus and Chiron.  When we are indeed ready to drop an old pattern or habit, the most powerful geometrical shape that can assist us in this is what is known as the Inconjunct, an angle of 150 degrees.  This is the fork in the road where an old path is abandoned and a new, lesser travelled path can be traversed.  There is such a transit on Monday between Venus (Love) and Chiron (Healing).  When these two archetypes get together, enormous shifts are possible.

This New Moon truly has the capacity to help you allow you to consciously choose the direction of your own Healing.  If you’ve been diligent about cleaning out the cobwebs from your Heart Center, this should be fairly simple (though perhaps not easy) to accomplish.

Though we are far from done with this Grand Water Trine, this is the moment to take stock of what is transforming.  Rather than have this be a mental experience filled with stunning clarity, let it wash over you with a more mindless sense of fullness.  Make sure that your ritual on Sunday involves water:   Take a bath, go for a walk near (and in) some water, have a swim.  Whatever you do, get wet.  And in the spirit of baptism and purification, allow the water to cleanse your pain and help you move into the next chapter that we’re in the process of brewing with a clean heart.

As July unfolds, there is much more to come as Mars, ruler of the physical body, brings up the rear and finally ingresses Cancer on the 13th.  When Mars enters the mix, things will change quite dramatically.  Look for more on that in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, I send you all waves of love and blessing!

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First New Moon Of Summer – And WHAT A Summer!!

The New Moon is upon us Wednesday evening and it is once again time to plant seeds of intention.  Astrologically speaking, it has already been a jam-packed summer and the season is only a few weeks old.  As such, I have been tempted to write several times.  However, I prefer to direct you to an opportunity to take action toward the expansion of your consciousness rather than just report on the weather.  New Moons are always such an opportunity, and so I offer this view of what’s on tap so that you can best utilize the power of the lunation that is coming up.

In order to fully understand the majesty of this time, it is best if we go back a few decades.  The slow moving outer planets hold sway over our societal structures and their interactions with each other have a powerful effect on our social consciousness.  Fifty years ago, Pluto (change through destruction) and Uranus (change through sudden awakenings) met up at the exact same place.  The combination of these two frequencies teaming up brought us the civil rights movement, the sexual revolution, the women’s movement, gay liberation and the first anti-war demonstrations.  Life on Earth would never be the same.

When the Sun and the Moon are in the same place, it is called the New Moon and we know that as seed-planting time.  One week later is the First Quarter Moon, when the Moon and the Sun are at a 90 degree angle toward each other.  This hard angle represents a moment of crisis when any challenges to the seeds that have been planted are going to arise.  The same is true of the cycle of any two heavenly bodies.  When Pluto and Uranus came together, society was planting the seeds of dramatic change.  Now, five decades later, these two planets are squaring each other and we have reached that crisis moment where we are being confronted with the challenges and obstacles associated with the intentions for peace we set during the originating aspect.

When the outside world is in chaos, we must turn within.  When we clear away any obstacles to living grounded in our own Hearts, only then will we see a world reflected back to us where there is peace and harmony.  Today, our job is to focus on what we want to create for ourselves, our lives and the world in which we live.  This includes a graceful ability to turn away from the enmity that is out there.  Not to deny it or squeeze it out of our focus, but to simply say, “That doesn’t interest me; I am focused on Light and Love.”  The necessity to do so now and to do so with utter conviction and constancy is more important than ever before.

While the current big news involves the outer planets, therefore impacting our social experience, it takes a connection with the inner, “personal” planets to make an astrological event more profoundly, well, personal.  Mercury just went retrograde last night (I can hear the collective, “what again??”) and this is actually going to help.  In fact, the simultaneous retrograde of both Uranus and Mercury couldn’t have been better timed.

Uranus went retrograde on Thursday and Mercury on Saturday of this past week; astrologically speaking that is essentially simultaneous.  These two planets are also related to each other as they both resonate with the mind.  Mercury is the small, human mind and Uranus the Mind with a capital M.  Uranus is considered the great awakener, and these two planets going retrograde at the same time is a fantastic opportunity to transform how we utilize our minds AND our Minds in order to free ourselves from the bondage that thinking and cerebral mentality has over us.  That they are doing this one hundred and twenty degrees apart, the distance of a triangle, makes this process easier than it might normally be as the trine is the angle of grace, ease and flow.

Where you focus your mental attention dictates the experience of your life.  There is no mistaking that almost all of the energy present in this moment is in the Masculine Principle, and yet both the Sun AND the Moon are in the deeply feminine sign of Cancer.  We are all being given a profound opportunity to be the Light and Love we wish to be, NO MATTER WHAT IS HAPPENING on the outer landscape of our lives.

The New Moon that is coming this Wednesday evening is exact at 9:23pm PDT.  I love when the New Moon occurs at night as the best time to ritually take advantage of this energy is in the hours before the Sun and Moon actually connect.  We benefit from the thrust that the New Moon generates for us for days after it occurs, but the juiciest time is in what is called the Dark-of-the-Moon, which is the hours before the event itself.  What better way to honor the nurturing, self-care element of Cancer (actually Cancer is more about care for others, but in this time where we truly understand that there’s no “out there” out there, all care is self-care) than to make sacred your preparation for sleep.

Take a ritual bath if you can (Cancer is a water sign, so the more water you can include the better).  If you make a list of intentions, plant them as seeds in the ground or in a house plant and be sure to water them liberally.  Center your objectives on this concept of staying grounded in your Heart no matter what the outside world is throwing at you.  Remember that the Universe doesn’t distinguish between your thoughts about the past (resentment) or your ruminations on the future (anxiety).  Stay focused powerfully on what is happening in the very moment that you are IN and your Heart will lead the way into the new world we are creating for ourselves and each other.

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