Cancer crystals to meditate & massage your body with:
Cancer herbs/fruit to have as herbal tea or add into recipes:
Cancer oils to massage your body or use in an old burner as incense:
For more information on these crystals check the Natta Jain "Crystals" page.
Moon in Cancer
Cancer, is a strong place for the New Moon to be, for it is the Moon that rules the Crab.
On the positive side this months new moon presents an opportunity for us to revel in our innate loving nature, exhibit our natural caring instincts & explore the depths of our imagination.
With no other sign feeling as deeply on a personal level, highly intuitive & emotionally sensitive, watery Cancer works always from the heart.
Security & the home are highlighted by the Crab, depicted perfectly by it's hard protective shell. This new moon is a time to nestle & cosy up at home, in our own personal sanctuaries, creating a beautiful sacred space for inner reflection & meditation will do us wonders this month.
We gain a sense of security & stabilisation through our nourishing internal strength this month, physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually.
It's easy to look for validation outside, being caught up in this we give away our power, Cancer reminds us, that to love another first we must love ourselves. Now is the time to plant a new seed of self love. Through doing this, we find the strength we we're looking for within ourselves, we blossom, and our relationships blossom.
Cancer encourages up to deep sea dive for diamonds in our imagination, in our dreams and day dreams.
On the slightly more challenging side, if not positively worked with, Cancer can bring up insecurity issues, defensiveness, power plays, over possessiveness, smothering, depression & extreme emotions. This can be experiences both within ourselves & in others.
Moon Conjunct Mercury & Mars
During this transit, intense fluctuations in emotions can override logical thoughts. Cross wires in communication, can lead to us retreating into our protective crab shell & readying our claws on the pre-defence.
Irritations can flair up, egos can puff up, senses of perception can be distorted & a peaceful equilibrium can be challenging to maintain.
Rather than retreating into our shell or impulsively trying to exercise our will, the universe is presenting us with a test. Have we learnt from previous cycles or are we stuck on wash & repeat?
To pass the test, it is best to sit calmly & even creatively with this ever changing tide of emotions. This strong transit used wisely can be put to much beneficial effect. The current astrological climate asks us to do nothing but sit, ponder & invest time in emotionally stoking our creative passions.
Talking with friends at this time can be very beneficial, as is writing down your thoughts, drawing or singing them out. Sit with them for the next few days before taking any action.
Encounters with others can be intense, deep & profound. At this time, subconcious drives & raw emotions can be revealed. This is not a time of conclusion or major transformations but a time to cultivate inner peace & stillness.
Pluto in Capricorn opposite the Moon in Cancer brings into play the polarity between the Goats masculine conditional fathers love & the Crabs feminine unconditional mothers love. As much as their can be a thin line between love & hate, their at times can also be a thin & confusing divide between different types of love, including eros (romantic), agape ( platonic - spiritual), phileo (joy) & storage (family).
The opposition highlights our most intimate relationships, their are lessons to be experienced & learned, the process should be allowed to unfold in it's own natural rhythm.
Mars & Pluto suggest than in due course, this period of life will be looked back on as a major time of inner alchemy. Although this might not be so obvious now, all will be revealed within the passage of time.
Venus Conjunct Jupiter both Trine Uranus
This transits greatly softens & brings much positive energy to this months new moon. Theirs a deep nurturing & caring vibration from Cancer & a sense of buoyancy & optimism from Jupiter.
As lucky transits go, this deserves a golden prize star. Venus & Jupiter the too great beneficent planets team up with Uranus the planet of great surprises, wishes & dreams. So look up to the skys & make a wish, Jupiter loves extravagance, so remember to wish BIG!