"The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the Sun and the Moon keep their diary".
New Moon in Cancer Tea
New Moon In Cancer Crystals
In the Southern Hemisphere annually as the Sun enters the sign of Cancer we have the Winter Solstice, a powerful Solar festival which heralds the New Year in Astrology.
A few days later we are greeted by the first New Moon of the year, this starts the next 12 month cycle.
The New Moon in Cancer is a stand out New Moon, for this is when the Moon returns to the sign she naturally rules, here she is at her most potent.
As Cancer highlights our emotions and primal instincts, some people might feel particularly sensitive around this time, so it’s important to be soft with ourselves and others.
Allowing feelings to flow can be very cathartic. As Cancer is a water sign, these feelings are best channelled through embracing any type of creativity. This is also the perfect time to have a candle lite ritual bath or shower.
Falling so closely together this is a time when both Solar and Lunar energies are amplified and merged.
We can see the Solar energy as our outward expression, our sociability, what we are striving for and our creative passions.
Our Lunar energy heightens our inward focus and our self-nurturing, it is the act of tapping deeper into our natural intuitive gifts and it is peace we find in trusting ourselves.
The two energies of the Sun festival & the first New Moon combined mark a period when our true self and our greater purpose are in synergy, together they set forth the magick for the year ahead.
The Cancer New Moon this year is classed as a Super New Moon, which is when the Moon’s orbit is at it’s closest point to Earth. This further enhances the energy of this New Moon and links it back to the last Super Moon on May 26th. It is worth reflection on what has come to pass during this time as it plays apart in the New Moon’s unfolding gifts.
The Moon in Cancer is very home based and nurturing. However the concept of home though is always where the heart is, and this can mean something very different from one person to the next. So wherever we find our personal heart, this is where the New Moon is best experienced. It is a call to allow ourselves to revel and feel the warmth of what we instinctively love.
Mercury the planet of communication and magick is playing an important role as it connects closely to this month’s New Moon. This suggests it is a great time for us to open up, to talk, to share and exchange our ideas (Mercury), our feelings (the Moon) and our passions (the Sun). The magickal power of Mercury is to manifest these aspects into creation. As the old esoteric axiom goes “As above, so below”, and with this we joyously plot our path to the shining stars.
Much Lunar love Natta )O(
Psychic, healer, mystical priestess, teacher, activist, creatrix, artist, muse, storyteller & magickal herbalist