Today's New Moon in Cancer is also a Black Moon as it's the second time the sun has passed through Cancer in a solar month.
Black Moons are a very powerful energy. Be careful of what you focus your attention on at this time, as it could have a significant impact on your life path.
With a Black Moon a new cycle begins and will last until the next one on March 2023.
What was important to us in the past many no longer have the same significance.
It's that old saying " Let go of the old to make way for the new." Clear out everything that you feel is holding you back and be ready for new opportunities to present themselves.
In parts of India today the Black Moon has been honoured by taking time to think about ancestors, family, teachers/gurus. I feel this is very appropriate at this time to reflect on those who've helped us along our journey so far.
This New Moon likes commitment and setting clear boundaries.
Cancer is a water sign and therefore we may feel deep emotions coming to the surface.
I always recommend personal writing to get emotions out and then you could burn or drown them in water to cleanse and let go. Or find a trusted soul that you know will sit back and listen as you offload.
As all emotions arise it's important to not take these out on our nearest and dearest, or any living thing people, plants or animals.
If anger is an emotion coming up over the next few weeks we must find ways of releasing it without hurting others. Make space for yourself and take time to reflect and see where the anger is coming from.
Something I used in the past was to roll up a towel and use it to hit the floor - allowing myself to vocally release aswell if I felt like it.
A deep release of emotions can be exhausting aswell as liberating so allow yourself to rest, take a long soak in a bath or spend time alone in nature.
Cancer is the sign of the family - we may feel a focus on everything related to this including also home, safety, rules, and doing the right thing.
Be kind to yourself if you're feeling emotional and vulnerable. Picture that protective shell around you and know that if you want you can walk sideways away from confrontations or situations where you don't feel comfortable. Allowing yourself time to observe, reflect and come back with a different view on the bigger picture for everyone involved. It's always better to have the important conversations when the emotions have calmed and the pulse is normal.
We also have a powerful comet passing close to Earth. Neowise will be closest to Earth on Wednesday 22nd July and can be seen in the Northern Hemisphere an hour before sunrise and an hour before sunset.
With comets described as messengers , Astrologers have named it Neowise showing it's significance of New Wisdom arriving. If you're open to receiving a deeper truth this could be an interesting time some say.
This is a good time to star gaze, contemplate and tune into that inner voice.
People have been reporting feelings of dizziness since Neowise become visible from earth. How this effects us in the long term we shall have to wait and see.
If an old wound is opened- see it as a positive- it has time to properly heal.
Look after your inner child and trust everything will be ok.
Self-love and self-care are very much needed by us all.
If you've been looking for changes in your life then now's a great time to be clear on what you want.
Take time this New Moon to sit and listen to your intuition. What messages does it have for you ?
As the Beatles say " All you need is love." Let this be the focus on our new cycle with a deeper understanding of each other, on how connected we all are, looking out for one another and being part of a caring community, the global community we all belong to.
Questions to ask yourself :
What does family mean to me ?
What is sacred to me ?
Am I still carrying guilt ?
Am I looking after myself enough ?
What's right for me now ?
Bach Flower Essence suggestions:
Holly: for when we feel angry, jealous or envious of others and can sometimes be cruel and violent to others
Pine: for guilt, blaming yourself for other people's mistakes or things that go wrong
Hornbeam: for procrastination and that Monday morning feeling, a mental tiredness more than physical
Mimulus: for fear, when you can name the thing you're in fear of eg: darkness, spiders, loss of job etc
Honeysuckle: If you're looking back to the past and thinking life was better before lockdown Honeysuckle will help you move forward, cutting the links from dreaming of how life used to be.
Walnut: Adjustment to change and times of transition, also good to protect sensitive people from outside influences.
You can order the above Flower Essences from healingherbs.co.uk. They're not expensive and will last a long time.
Mixed media collage fun this month :)
Blessings to you all,