The new moon in Cancer will be highlighting our emotional self and our connections to family and significant others. This moon is also harmonising with dreamy Neptune and there is a harmonious connection between Venus and Mars making this moon the perfect time to focus on nurturing our intimate connections with those we love – family, friends and lovers as well as ourselves.
If you are wanting to manifest some love in your life or a greater sense of commitment and intimacy within your home environment, this is the perfect moon to do so! Don’t just write something down and forget about it, turn this into an affirmation you repeat for this moon cycle and really feel yourself in that reality.
This moon may make you feel like you want to rest and retreat into your shell more, spending more time nurturing your inner self and indulging in comfort foods. You may not understand your emotions during this moon and that’s ok, just roll with them and allow yourself to feel whatever comes to the surface without judgement. Pay attention to the body language of those around you as our bodies will communicate more than our words can at this time and your intuition will also be heightened.
In the romance department, try to avoid suggestions or advice that can come across as sounding like criticism as we are all feeling more vulnerable and sensitive. This is a time to interact in ways that are sweet and tender, cuddles and comforts such as cozy nights in with comfort foods and a good movie are best to create and nurture those connections.
This is also a good moon to do some inner reflection and see what it is that you hunger for… is it love, connection, deeper spirituality? Go deeper again and see what emotions are driving this need and how you can cultivate this in your life using intentions from this moon. Connect in deep with the earth who is the archetypal mother and in turn the energy of Cancer and the 4th house. Examine your connections to the mother archetype and the divine feminine, are you in balance or is there healing that needs to be done? How can you nurture yourself more?
Working with the root chakra and sacral chakras will be highly beneficial this moon to ground into the earth and to allow emotions to flow. Meditate and see where you can develop a deeper connection to your spiritual practice. Stay hydrated during this moon and focus on your inner sanctuary.
Things to watch out for: Mood swings and a general feeling of being “crabby” or cranky can be heightened as we feel more vulnerable. You may also find this filters into a stronger feeling of neediness if you are emotionally uncentred and this is when root chakra work will be extra beneficial. B cautious of overeating or under eating in response to emotional turmoil and feeling overly self conscious about who we are and how we look. Codependency will also be highlighted during this moon.