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!