New Moon in Cancer July 2021 Bringing: An invitation to journey within, connect to our feelings and emotions, and allow them to show us the way forward. A chance to access the source of love and nourishment within ourselves, and to generate conditions of safety that allow us to emotionally process and digest our experiences.
On July 9, 9:16 PM ET, the Sun and the Moon meet at 18°01’ of Cancer, and a new lunar cycle begins. The last cycle began with a Solar Eclipse in Gemini: this is the first New Moon after Eclipse season, and it closes the Eclipse portal. Nonetheless, the effects of the Eclipses we have experienced will continue to unfold for the upcoming five months. You can get your free Mini Eclipse Season Horoscope here.
New Moons happen when the Sun and the Moon form a conjunction in the same Zodiac sign. These cosmic events are a time of rebirth and renewal: they invite us to begin anew, plant a seed, clear our minds, and set intentions for the future. The Moon is now joining the Sun in Cancer, the lunar domicile. Their alignment encourages us to turn inwards and attune to our feelings as a way to understand what is asking to be birthed, what is waiting to be initiated.
To celebrate the arrival of this New Moon in Cancer, on July 10 at 9:45 PM ET, we are hosting Global Live New Moon in Cancer Meditation on our YouTube channel. We invite you to join us, and invite others to meditate together with us. Tap here to find our scheduled live meditation.
New Moon in Cancer July 2021: Need for Belonging
The Crab is brave, tenacious, and resilient: these animals have a hard shell and a soft interior, a reminder of the fact that vulnerability needs to be honored, protected, and respected. Crabs teach us that we can’t be open to everything and everyone, we need to take care of our sensitivity and softness, we need to have boundaries, we need to be discerning. As a Cardinal Water sign, Cancer is about using emotional energy to implement changes, to take action, to defend and protect ourselves and others, to create and nurture life.
The lunar functions are enhanced in the sign of the Crab: the New Moon in Cancer is an energy inviting self-care, self-nurturance, self-parenting, and self-love. Our need for protection, home, and close bonds correlates to the Cancer archetype. This time of the year is a moment to connect with our inner child and our inner mother, a time to honor our past, our roots, our lineage, and to be around those whom we feel safe with, those we consider family.
New Moon in Cancer opposite Pluto: Threats to our Comfort
The Sun and the Moon in Cancer are opposing Pluto at 25 degrees of Capricorn, activating once again the entire axis. Oppositions are 180° angles associated with polarization and with an ongoing back and forth between extremes. We often experience them through other people or external events.
With both the Sun and the Moon in Cancer, we tend to hold on to what provides us comfort and security: we identify with what is known and familiar. We tend to be more cautious than usual, and we’d rather not expose ourselves to the dangers of being hurt.
During the upcoming lunar cycle, there might be perceived threats to our emotional security that force us to come out of our comfort zone in order to address issues out of our immediate control. Feeling restricted or oppressed by authorities, regulations, or people in positions of power may be a common experience: Mars and Venus have been opposing Saturn, and the alignment of Sun, Moon, and Pluto may bring up similar themes.
Moreover, the Sun, the Moon, and Pluto are in a square aspect to Eris in Aries. Eris is a very slow-moving dwarf planet correlated to the energy of discord, chaos, and to the way we respond when we feel rejected and left out. This configuration increases our drive to rebel and the possibility of extreme reactions to triggers, already heightened by the strong activation of Uranus through the squares from Mars, Venus, and Saturn.
New Moon in Cancer opposite Pluto: Deeper Self-Understanding
When the Cancer archetype is emphasized, we are more prone to resisting unexpected dives into the unknown and the unfamiliar. Pluto can be perceived as a threat coming from the outside world that challenges us to get out of the idyllic paradise of safety and protection sought by the Sun and the Moon in Cancer. However, this aspect is also a reminder of our own power, of our own authority, of our own strength: it highlights the importance of connecting with these, of not giving our power away.
Positively, the alignment between Sun, Moon, and Pluto supports our capacity for self-analysis and self-understanding. It has the potential to offer us important keys to comprehending our psychology, shedding light on our emotional issues and on parts of our personality we have disowned and rejected, parts we need to integrate, accept, and love. Throughout the upcoming lunar cycle, our relationships with others are likely to provide insights around these themes, and they may show us something of ourselves we need to become aware of.
New Moon trine Neptune and sextile Uranus: Boundless Empathy and Rich Imagination
The Sun and the Moon in Cancer are forming a trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces and a sextile to Uranus in Taurus. Sun and Moon sextile Uranus support our creativity and our capacity for innovation: these aspects inspire us to be unique, original, and true to our feelings. During the upcoming lunar cycle, we will have chances to connect more authentically with our emotions and channel them through artistic and creative means.
Sun and Moon trine Neptune will increase our empathy, heighten our sensitivity to energy, and our capacity to attune to and perceive other people’s feelings. This New Moon represents a fantastic time to set the intention to commit more regularly to a spiritual practice or to introduce a new one. Spending time every day in stillness and silence will help us connect healthily with the energy of Neptune, which facilitates meditative states and dreamwork. Our dreams are likely to be particularly vivid and detailed, and they may carry symbolic messages from our subconscious that could help us understand the root causes of our emotional states.
Mercury square Neptune and trine Jupiter: Moving Towards a Clearer Perspective
On this New Moon, Mercury in Gemini is separating from a square to retrograde Neptune in Pisces and approaching a trine to Jupiter, also in Pisces. During Mercury’s entire retrograde cycle, including the pre and post-shadow phases, the Mercury-Neptune square has been ongoing. The two planets have already perfected their alignment three times, the first one was on May 21 and the last one was on July 6.
Mercury square Neptune has been reflecting some challenges with an objective understanding of reality and difficulties with keeping up with the pace of day-to-day obligations and tasks. Many of us have been feeling a sense of brain fog, our mind might have been slower than usual, maybe less keen to process and organize data and details.
Mercury is now separating from Neptune, now in retrograde motion, and we are moving towards a clearer perspective of reality. During the upcoming weeks, the Mercury-Jupiter trine will be facilitating the clarification and the resolution of those misunderstandings we have been dealing with. Issues and themes that first emerged around the end of May may come up again and be fully understood and solved, while lies and illusions may be exposed and revealed.
Venus conjunct Mars in Leo: a New Chapter
As the New Moon in Cancer takes place, Venus is approaching a conjunction with Mars in Leo. The Venus-Mars exact alignment, happening on July 13, is also symbolizing a new beginning. This aspect will start a new chapter of our lives relative to our experience of relationships, our desires, our sexuality, our style of self-expression, and our way of dealing with finances.
The days before the exact conjunction represent a time to release old values and limiting beliefs around love, abundance, creativity, and desire. The Venus-Mars conjunction gives us chances to begin a brand-new chapter in our existing relationship or to start new ones based on different foundations.
Currently, some of us may notice a lack of vitality and motivation, and we may experience some struggle with our self-worth and self-esteem: Venus and Mars are both opposing Saturn and square Uranus. These aspects are increasing our need for freedom and new experiences while highlighting feelings of frustration and constriction. The tension we experience can inspire us to explore creative and innovative ways to find freedom within situations perceived as limiting and oppressive.
To help you harness this energy New Moon in Cancer brings we have created New Moon in Cancer printable channeled “Journey Within” journal and guided meditation audio. We invite you to use these New Moon in Cancer Ritual tools: journal and meditate together with Moon Omens Soul Family. Tap here to learn more and gain access to ritual tools.
New Moon in Cancer July 2021: on a Journey Within
The New Moon in Cancer invites us to journey within, and to remain connected to our inner source of love and nourishment, to our inner child, to our inner mother archetype. The Cosmos encourages us to honor our hearts, our sensitivity, our feelings, while reminding us that we have the responsibility to parent ourselves, to nurture ourselves, to provide security for ourselves.
During the upcoming lunar cycle, we have an opportunity to learn to generate conditions of security and containment for our inner child: we have a chance to learn to nurture and protect ourselves better. The New Moon in Cancer inspires us to create the time and the space we need to digest our experiences and to process them safely and effectively, which is an integral part of our emotional maturation journey.
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