New Moon in Cancer

Monday, July 4, 2016, 6:03 AM 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.

Saturn, Pluto, and Neptune Retrogrades

Saturn (turns direct August 13th), Pluto (turns direct September 26th), and Neptune (turns direct November 19th) are all three retrograde right now. It’s important to look at the commitments you’ve made and honestly assess if yo can honor them. It’s important to go within, meditate, stretch your body, journal, do a little soul searching. This will help you navigate the change that is taking place in your life. Introspection is key right now. If you look within and don’t like what you see, write down what you don’t like and see if there’s something you can realistically change for the better. Then meditate on that change for a while. The New Moon reboots. Let some of that energy work during the retrograde days.

What to do

You have until 8:03 PM (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

Since this is July 4th, a holiday of independence in the U.S., here is a melting pot of holiday recipes from the Washington Post. Have some fun! Blessings on your journey!
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