New Moon in Cancer

Wednesday, July 15, 2015, 8:26 PM central

cancer-sky-map-march-2012The new moon is a time of beginnings and opportunities. This is a time of manifestation, making choices, making plans. Jan Spiller published a book, New Moon Astrology, which is one of a few books I keep close. I recommend getting a copy, if you don’t already own it. I also recommend you go to Jan’s website to calculate your Grandaddy Power Period. This period is unique to each person’s chart, based on when the Sun is transiting the 11th House of your birth chart. The 11th is the house of Karma. Follow her suggestion and use this as your first wish, “I want to easily cut through any fears or negativity that may arise in the month following my Power Period, and emerge with flying colors.” This truly will help ease your mind when the powerful changes start happening.

Void of Course

For a while I ignored the advice on page 8 of the book, “HOWEVER, if the Moon is Void of Course (the Moon has passed its last major aspect to a planet before entering the next sign) during the first forty-eight hours, it is best to avoid that time period and write down your wishes before or after it is over.” After some failed wishes, I started paying attention to when the Moon was Void of Course (this chart is geared to the pacific time zone). So, why does it make a difference? I searched the web, and found a good resource on the Lunar Magick page of Cyber Witchcraft. “When the moon is Void of Course, magick just doesn’t work. Again, we know this through observation. Those who use the sky to determine when things should be done have learned over the centuries that moon VOC is a bad time to cast a spell. At best, nothing happens, at worst, the spell goes off in an unexpected direction.” The same is true for wishes. The Void of Course begins 2 hours after our window this month, so wish with confidence!

What to do

You have until Thursday at 4:26 AM (central) to write down 2 – 10 wishes by hand. Write them simply and in plain language. Let your intuition guide you, not logic. Wish what you mean, not what you think you should, not what you aren’t sure about. Date and keep what you write (I use sticky notes in a paper calendar). Don’t waste your wishes on other people, they are yours and yours alone, and they should never be used to influence the will of anyone else. Once you have written down your 2 – 10 wishes, let the Universe have them. If you notice new opportunities, take them. They are the gift you asked for. Change can be a little difficult, especially if you’re afraid or don’t believe you can have what you want. Try your best to remain calm and believe this can be yours. I write to get myself through fearful or uncomfortable times. If you’re not good with words, draw, dance, sing, get out in nature, whatever you need to do.

What’s special about a moon in Cancer?

Cancer can be an emotional sign, but one that also craves the security of home. Wishes you might want to think about involve home and family, security, nurturing new beginnings, intimacy, tenderness, care taking, fear of rejection, and health issues related to the chest, pancreas, stomach, and tumors. You might want to meditate or talk through some issues before you sit down to write. Seat yourself in a comfortable place, think of a wish and pay attention to the physical reaction of your chest and gut. Sit with that feeling for a while, before you put your wish to paper.

Something yummy

July is a good month for sweet corn. I like to roast the ears of corn in the husks and play with herbed butters.
You could also try this recipe from Epicurious. Blessings on your journey!

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