cancer new moon

collage by Emily

Wednesday’s New Moon wants to shake you out of your ruts, strip away your security blanket of comfy conditioning and catalyze your most radical, creative, ALIVE and genius self.

The New Moon (6:24pm Pacific) animates security-seeking Cancer the Crab, but its square to revolutionary Uranus stirs up restlessness and a readiness for radical change. Cancer rules history, memory and the past, and signifies the conditioned self – the self you developed based on your earliest experiences, including those in the womb. Cancer is associated with the subconscious, which was programmed before age 5 and which basically runs the show 99 percent of the time.

Uranus the Great Awakener disrupts your regularly scheduled programming and wakes up the feelings, needs and desires of your true self. What are the old habits you need to break out of so you can feel fed at the deepest level? How can you best nurture and cultivate your unique genius? Where are you limiting your power, vitality and growth by playing it safe? The Uranian revolutionary impulse is extra-potent right now, and for the next few weeks, as Uranus prepares to turn Retrograde on July 26.

uranusCancer is the sign of home, foundation, family and tribe – the root system you need pursue your goals and take power in the world. This Uranian Cancer New Moon could bring a lightning bolt of awareness to what’s NOT working in your current support system and the steps you can take to ultimately create more nurturing and nourishment.

Cancerian themes are further activated at the New Moon by the conjunction of Mercury and Mars in Cancer exactly opposing Pluto in Capricorn. Transformational Pluto calls for shedding your ego’s agenda of what you THINK you should want and need, and dropping into a deeper level of self-honesty and authenticity. Notice where you’re feeling powerless, pissed-off, self-pitying, and/or victimy – that’s your signal to pull back, take responsibility for your feelings, and commit to honoring your true needs and desires.

As outer planets, Uranus and Pluto want to connect our personal lives (Cancer) with the bigger picture, the life of the collective. At this time of hyper-technologized culture and virtual everything, where much of life happens in our minds and on our screens, one of the most radical things we can do is to really come home to our bodies and to the body of the Earth.

The bottom-line Cancer “issue” is INSECURITY – pervasive in the modern West and often appearing as over-eating, hyper-consumerism and other addictions. We’ll never feel really safe or secure or satiated until we root down and make home right where we are, and tend to our bodies and home planet as the sacred beings they/we are. As Michael Meade says, “we can never get enough of what we don’t really need.”

cancer new moon To get more insight into what this New Moon means for YOU, find the house in your birth chart that contains 23 degrees Cancer. The areas of life signified by that house are where you’re invited to:  break out of your comfort zone and break free from old habits and attachments; awaken to a deeper feeling of security based on honoring your true self; strengthen your self-care routines; honor your body’s deepest needs and desires; and nurture and cultivate your unique creative genius.

– Emily Trinkaus

white lionessDear Friends – Please join me on July 22 (or by recording) for a special event: Reawaken Your Lioness: Venus Retrograde Teleclass, A Fundraiser for the White Lions. You’ll learn all about the upcoming Venus Retrograde in Virgo & Leo, how to work with its energies for growth, healing and success, AND how to find where it’s happening in your own chart. You’ll also learn about the amazing connection between this Venus Retro cycle and the ancient star lore of the White Lions. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Global White Lion Protection Trust, an incredible non-profit that provides sanctuary for White Lions in their native wilderness in South Africa. Register by July 18 to be included in the drawing to have your chart used as an example in the class! Find all the details and register here.