The moon is on her way to being new this Friday July 5 in the watery sign of Cancer at 5:57 pm CST. New moons occur every month when the sun and moon are in the same sign at the exact same degree; in astrology this is known as a conjunction. For this particular new moon both the sun and moon will be conjunct at 14 degrees Cancer. New moons are like a cosmic reset; it’s the perfect time to set new intentions and make new wishes. The day before the new moon is known as the dark moon. The dark moon is a time to get quiet, spend some time meditating or just some alone time to check in with yourself and what you’re feeling. In certain magical traditions it’s believed our psychic powers are heightened at the time of the dark moon so this would be a great day to give yourself a tarot or oracle card reading.

Keywords and the New Moon in Cancer: feeling, withdrawal, introspection, sensitivity, sentimentality, motherhood, depression, lunacy, matriarchy, memory, nostalgia, mood, emotion, nourishment, melancholy. As you can see from the keywords a new moon in Cancer has the potential to be very emotional, feeling and moody. The moon is the natural ruler of Cancer so it’s right at home in the sign of the Crab. With keywords sentimentality and nostalgia we could also find ourselves pining over or thinking about the past.

The Moon and the New Moon in Cancer: All twelve astrological signs have a planet associated with it known as the planetary ruler of that sign. As mentioned earlier the moon is the natural ruler of Cancer so she’s very comfortable here. If you were around in the 1970s you’ll remember mood rings were a huge fad. In case you don’t know, when you wore a mood ring it changed colors depending on your feelings; I tell people the moon is like a big cosmic mood ring. Just like our moods and feelings, the moon has many phases. In fact, the moon rules the general public so when we know the current moon sign we can get a general idea of how the public at large will be feeling. People who are popular with the public will many times have a prominent moon in their horoscope. The moon not only rules moods and emotions but also home, mother, imagination, instinct, habit and receptivity. So, during a new moon in Cancer we need to pay attention to what we’re feeling. Instead of repressing them or trying to push them to the side, we need to make a home (Cancer and moon keyword) for these feelings.

What have your feelings been trying to tell you? As mentioned above the moon and the sign of Cancer are related to home so this may be a new moon where you think about moving, remodeling or buying something new for your home. Cancer is a water sign and by association the moon is a watery planet. With a double dose of this watery energy our feelings, moodiness, intuition, love, sensitivity and compassion will take center stage. This means we’re more apt to speak from the heart and with compassion during a new moon in Cancer.

Moonstone and the New Moon in Cancer: In the crystal world, Moonstone would be the ultimate stone to carry or work with during this lunation. If you need to connect or re-connect with your psychic vibe Moonstone would be a wonderful stone to work with. If you’ve been feeling like your feelings are getting the best of you or out of balance, Moonstone can help you balance your emotions. Not only will Moonstone help connect you with your psychic vibe and calm your emotions but carrying Moonstone reminds you that like the moon our life will always ebb and flow and go through different cycles, it’s a part of being human on this planet.

Have a great 4th of July and New Moon in Cancer! Hope to see you at the store soon.

July 05, 2024 — Denise Welling