It always makes me happy when a New Moon comes at the beginning of a sign. We’re very lucky this year because the Sun entered Cancer on the 21st and our New Moon is on the 23rd! Everything just seems to sync up so much better.
I believe that if I could pick the totem animal for Cancer, I would choose the elephant. She is a protective and nurturing mother, a devoted auntie, and a master of memory. I’m going to do a short series on power animals of the signs soon and you’ll see the elephant featured there. She is also a creature that stays with her tribe. If there’s a master of the zodiac at creating and sustaining a tribe, it’s Cancer.
Spend some time at this New Moon thinking about your tribe. It may be your family, but it may not. Do you belong to more than one tribe? Do they overlap? Which really owns your heart?
- How can you strengthen your tribal bonds?
- Are there ways you can protect and nurture members of your tribe who may be in distress?
- Where can you lend an ear to those who need your empathy or sympathy?
The Moon’s transit through Cancer has its ups and downs, but is that anything new for Cancer? Best days for the Moon through this transit ~ other than the New Moon tonight ~ is the afternoon of the 24th when she trines her partner-planet Neptune. This is an especially auspicious time for those who are born in the third deacon of Cancer (20-29.59°) since you already have an affinity for Neptune. Another excellent time is the midnight hour of June 24/25th when Moon in Cancer sextiles Venus in Taurus ~ an opportunity to bring forth something truly loving and beautiful.
I’ve written quite a bit about Cancer during the years and wanted to share some of the older articles with you. Some are new, some are older, and they’re in no particular order.
Sun in Cancer 2017 – Happy Summer Solstice! The Sun has moved into Cancer and summer has begun. The Summer Solstice ushers in all the summer signs: Cancer, Leo, and Virgo. The days will grow shorter now as we head toward autumn. Just the other night, I said to my husband, “Is it EVER going to get dark?!”
Mars into Cancer – Home, family, and all things domestic run on full throttle for the next six weeks. Take your time in the kitchen to avoid cuts, scrapes, and bruises. Home improvement projects can get a boost of energy. The house(s) in your chart with Cancer on the cusp are the ones where you’ll find increased activity. Watch … Continue reading Mars into Cancer
Monthly Planner for Cancer 2017 – A “monthly” calendar page that tracks the Sun from it’s entry into Cancer on June 21 through the end of it’s cycle on July 22nd. Moon phases, daily moon signs, and Live, Laugh, Love days make this a practical and helpful tool to plan your time while the Sun is in Cancer. This is an item for purchase: $1.50 suggested price.
Manifest Your New Moon Dreams: Workbook for the Cancer Lunation 2017 – A workbook that will take you through the entire lunation. Articles, journal pages, Full Moon info, and more. 41 pages. See the table of contents at this link. This is an item for purchase: $5.50
New Moon in Cancer ~ Dream a Little Dream – I never really connected with Diana as the goddess of the Moon. She was too aggressive, a bit too masculine (in astrological terms) to represent the feminine face of the moon. Where was the romance implied by moonlight? Didn’t she ever sleep, perchance to dream? She didn’t have a thing to do with either. For years I … Continue reading New Moon in Cancer ~ Dream a Little Dream
New Moon in Cancer ~ Food, Glorious Food – Food, glorious food! From mother’s breast to our last meal, with or without teeth, the sign of Cancer will tempt us with the freshest of garden delights, the juiciest of fruits, the scent of hot-out-of-the-oven bread, aromatic herbs, exotic spices, a magnificent glass of wine, robust sauces, sumptuous shellfish, and delectable desserts. We eat to nurture not … Continue reading New Moon in Cancer ~ Food, Glorious Food
New Moon in Cancer ~ The Great Mother – How might your life have been different, if, deep within, you carried an image of the Great Mother? And, when things seemed very, very bad, you could imagine that you were sitting in the lap of the Goddess, held tightly…embraced at last. And, that you could hear Her saying to you, “I love you…I love … Continue reading
Full Moon in Cancer ~ Blessing Salt – The Full Moon in Cancer is January 12th, 6:35am ET. Set your containers out tonight to make Moon Water, or make some Full Moon Blessing Salt. This post is about making Full Moon blessing salt, but I believe that this can be done anytime the Moon is in Cancer.
Five Tips to Salvage New Moon Intentions – We all hope to see some payoff from our New Moon intentions by the Full Moon. But what if you’re still struggling to get started with your New Moon intentions? Is all hope lost?
Astrological Picture Book ~ First Decan Cancer, True Lunar Types – Happy Birthday to all you Moonchildren with your Sun between 0 – 9.59° Cancer. Your birthdays range roughly from June 20-30 depending on the year and ~ being first decan Cancers ~ you are both ruled and subruled by the Moon. You are among the purest lunar types of the zodiac. If you are a New Moon baby, you … Continue reading Astrological Picture Book ~ First Decan Cancer, True Lunar Types
Astrological Picture Book ~ 2nd Decan Cancer, Crab With a Stinger – Belated Birthday wishes to all Cancerians with your Sun between 10 – 19.59° Cancer. Your birthday falls between July 1 – 11, depending on the year. Being born in the second decan of Cancer, your Sun is in the Scorpio decan so you are sub-ruled by Pluto and Mars. If your Sun is in aspect to either of these two planets … Continue reading Astrological Picture Book ~ 2nd Decan Cancer, Crab With a Stinger
Astrological Picture Book ~ 3rd Decan Cancer, The Mystic Crab – The third decan of Cancer belongs to all Moonchildren born with their Sun between 20 – 29.59° Cancer. Your birthday falls between July 11 – 22, depending on the year. As third decan Cancerians, your Sun is in the Pisces decan which makes Neptune and Jupiter your sub-rulers. If your Sun is in aspect to Neptune or Jupiter or placed in the … Continue reading Astrological Picture Book ~ 3rd Decan Cancer, The Mystic Crab
“Blended Pleasure” ~ 3rd Decan Cancer – The 4 of Cups, “Blended Pleasure,” is the tarot card for 20-29.59° degrees Cancer. The sun travels through these degrees July 12-22 this year. This is the Pisces decan, influenced by Neptune. If you were born during this decan or have planets or points in these degrees, the 4 of Cups is a birth card … Continue reading “Blended Pleasure” ~ 3rd Decan Cancer
Astrological Picture Book ~ The High Priestess as the Moon – Darkness within darkness. The gateway to all understanding. These concluding lines of the first chapter of the Tao Te Ching epitomize the most fundamental meaning of The High Priestess card ~ that everything is born out of darkness. As the New Moon, the High Priestess is the gateway to understanding the most important thing in you … Continue reading Astrological Picture Book ~ The High Priestess as the Moon
Astrological Picture Book ~ The Chariot as Cancer, The Crab – I wasn’t the brightest of students back in the early 90’s. I could not figure out for the life of me what the tarot’s Chariot card had to do with the zodiac sign of Cancer. The chariot looked sort of like a crab with those two sphinxes looking a little like claws. The starry canopy? Okay, that’s the night sky. … Continue reading Astrological Picture Book ~ The Chariot as Cancer, The Crab
12 Things to Do When the Sun Transits Cancer – Each time the sun moves into a new sign, make a To Do list that fits the sign and house the sun is transiting. During the sign of Cancer, put these 12 things at the top of your list. Let go of an old hurt Spruce up your home Create a sacred space Talk to … Continue reading 12 Things to Do When the Sun Transits Cancer
New Moon in Cancer ~ Mother of Pearl – What’s going on in your life right now? Is there anything connected with the sign of Cancer that’s a major focus in your life? Here’s a short list to help you identify those things: Mom Home/Housekeeping/Housewifery Childrearing Caretaking/Nurturing of Others If any of these is currently a prevalent situation in your life, you already have … Continue reading New Moon in Cancer ~ Mother of Pearl
Looking Back ~ Recognizing Your Moon – Astrology’s highest purpose is to guide us toward being the very best person we can be. If we really want to become a better Me, we have to make some choices that don’t allow us to take the easy way out. We may look back at a certain behavior ~ or be struggling with one now ~ … Continue reading Looking Back ~ Recognizing Your Moon
Cancer ~ Memories – We can’t leave the sign of Cancer without spending a little time with memories. Our memories, whether good or bad, have made us who we are today and, even when we can’t recall them clearly, their shadow walks with us in the decisions we will make tomorrow. They are markers of pain or pleasure, teachers … Continue reading Cancer ~ Memories
Cancer ~ Is Your Mom a Bitch? – Are you one of those folks who finds it hard to tolerate all this Cancerian symbolism of dear old mom because, frankly, your mom’s a toxic bitch? Does Mothers Day make you cringe? Rest assured, you are not alone. I don’t want to offend anyone, but there are plenty of rotten moms out there. If you … Continue reading Cancer ~ Is Your Mom a Bitch?
The Music of Cancer ~ Moon, Mother, Memories, and Home – We see astrological symbolism all around us everyday. Sometimes through images and sometimes through what a friend of mine referred to as “nose-talgia,” or scent memory. Music, however, is the art that can stop us in our tracks. Have you ever been driving, listening to the radio, and heard a song that was so emotionally … Continue reading The Music of Cancer ~ Moon, Mother, Memories, and Home