The New Moon in Cancer – how’s your emotional health?

new moon in cancer

The New Moon in Cancer arrives on 17th / 18th July (depending on where you are in the world), bringing with it the chance to check in with our emotional health.

Whenever we work with the lunar cycle, we create an opportunity to do this, but as the moon rules Cancer, she is particularly at home here, giving an extra nudge to our intuition and our emotional sensitivities. This is a water sign that reminds us that outer strength is often accompanied by inner vulnerabilities beneath the surface. When Cancerian energy is high, themes around the home and family can be activated, along with emotional security, nurture, and self-esteem.

This new moon not only gives us the chance to help us tune in emotionally, but also feels like a powerful opportunity to plant and nourish the seeds of change. With Pluto and all its transformative depth active at the time of the new moon, the promise of energetic shift emphasized by the lunar nodes changing signs, AND Venus sashaying into retrograde during this lunar cycle, this new moon signals significant shifts.

So, what can we reflect on to embrace the moon in all her Cancerian glory? We can ponder a few things when we work with this energy, but here are a couple of suggestions. What is it that helps you to feel safe, comfortable, and emotionally secure? And do you have enough of it in your world? Or have you been too self-contained and avoiding letting others in for fear of being hurt?

Perhaps the most important question is – who or what feels like home to you?

These are deeper questions, but if your emotional boundaries need a reset, and you are ready to explore the answers, you can start to set some intentions around your needs. Give yourself time to work with your intuition here and the space to really hear it. Before we can transform or start afresh, we need to listen within.

There is nothing I like more than a walk by the water when I am working with Cancerian energy, spending time with loved ones or working with my oracle cards to tune into any insights. But I always give myself time to let my intuition speak – and I hope you can too, in whichever way works for you.

Wishing you a peaceful new moon as we embark on a fresh lunar cycle together.

With blessings,

Charlotte x

Charlotte Lauren is a Holistic Therapist and Moonologer from Bristol. She weaves both Astrology and Holistic therapy to help women illuminate their soul path, offering online workshops and 1:1 mentoring programmes for the astro-curious. Charlotte also hosts a free facebook group for women who want to work with the lunar cycle and can be found Living Life with Lunar Magic on Instagram @lifewithlunarmagic

Pic Credit: Moonology Manifestation card deck, Yasmin Boland

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