Is home a place … or a feeling? Is it an experience? When we think of any Cancer transit, we tend to focus on home, family, and belonging. Which is completely necessary. Though since Cancer is the first water sign in Astrology and thus introduces the emotional experience in our lives, I want to imagine Cancer as not only the home but also the invitation, permission, and acceptance to feel.
As you read this, I want you to ask yourself how often you give yourself an invitation to feel the full spectrum of human emotion without judgement, criticism, should or shouldn’ts, etc. So often we assign good/bad, positive/negative valence to our emotions and I think Cancer wants us to feel first, assign meaning later. Since Cancer is the one and only cardinal water sign in Astrology, it introduces the value of emotional acceptance and recognition. We often complicate our personal, relational, and professional outcomes by denying, suppressing, or acting too impulsively on our emotional instinct. So a Cancer ruled transit asks us to sit with the emotion but not act from it .. just yet.
When it comes to a New Moon which asks for a careful reimagining, we are asked to apply new ideas, intentions, and strategies for the sign the New Moon is in. For the New Moon in Cancer, we want to think about new ideas on home. I like to liken “home” as a feeling of self-acceptance. And the transits around this New Moon in Cancer ask for self-acceptance too.
We’re just out of the post-Mercury Retrograde retrograde period and this week’s Venus-Saturn opposition and Venus-Uranus square asked us to accept our desires/wants/boundaries in relationships. This New Moon in cardinal Cancer is in the middle of a some tense squares and oppositions to the fixed signs which can feel unyielding and a little dogmatic if not careful. So let this New Moon help us accept our legitimacies while recognizing it comes with its liabilities which need to be discussed too with people we’re in agreement with.
“Self-acceptance” as a concept can feel a little gauzy and lack the gravitas that its integration can yield on the level of result. So I’ll try to take the point home with a helpful idea by Dr. Brene Brown who wrote, “..our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” So if “home” is the process of self-acceptance, we don’t have to pretend, perform, people-please, perfect, or hustle. We can begin to cultivate belonging wherever we are because we belong so fully to self; we are at home with our emotions and thus we find belonging with others and create the experience Cancer takes a stand for.
Vulnerability, Home, Family & Emotionality
Happy homecoming, Aries. This New Moon in Cancer is lighting up your home, family, and belonging sector. You’ll be getting very curious and intentional about your relationship to emotional safety and all the people, places that sustain home/family for you. Remember to lead with your own emotional exposure for support, compassion, and a sense of home in others.
Curiosity, Observation, Language & Active Listening
Put the “commune” in communication, Taurus. This New Moon in Cancer is inspiring you to think about the emotional underpinnings of communication. What emotions ground the experiences that you’re listening for and talking through? Remember to pay attention to the feeling in the room; in the space and then talk about it carefully with those you’re in dialogue with.
Finances, Security, Clarity of Values & Pleasure
What does emotional security mean to you, Gemini? This New Moon in Cancer wants you to frame “safety” through an emotional lense. What do you need to feel safe? More closeness, autonomy, curiosity, reliability, financial freedom? Then give it over to the Universe who will guide you to all the circumstances, situations, and events that serve your security into form.
Cancer: Identity, Desire, Charisma & Authenticity
Happy Birthday, Cancer. This New Moon shines for you. Ask yourself, “Who do I want to be, to do what I want to do, and have the results I want to see expressed?” Then identify the limiting beliefs, surrender them, and offer instead a willingness to be guided and supported in your highest level of self-actualization. May all your personal and birthday wishes come true!
Completion, Surrender, Healing & Spiritual Support
It’s okay to take a sabbatical, Leo. This New Moon in Cancer lights up your completion, surrender sector. And so you’ll want to give yourself the time and space to be with your own thoughts and review the key-findings of the last year. Release all the thinking traps, emotional habits, and choices which stop you from becoming your highest and brightest self.
Friendship, Activism, Convictions & Shared Humanity
Let’s collaborate, Virgo. This New Moon in Cancer reframes your friendships and relational views based on the emotional intelligence present in the connections. You’re a deep feeler and you want your friendships and collaborations to affirm, strengthen, and validare that. Remember to emotionally “show up” for your friends and take inventory of the friends that show up for you!
Career, Purpose, Integrity & Responsibility
Rise and shine, Libra. This New Moon in Cancer lights up your career sector and places a focus on the quality of your emotional agility as an indicator for professional success. Normalize the feels on the job and give yourself permission to feel so that you have a rock solid foundation. Check in with your emotional health while working and tell the Universe best case scenario outcomes!
Wisdom, Publishing, Vision & Higher Education
“Ah-ha!”, Scorpio. This New Moon in Cancer helps you see where you know better. So now it’s time to do better and apply the key learning to an area in your life which could use this intelligence. You’re asked to go on a discovery of sorts and travel with a new perspective while applying your “ah-ha!” moment and you’ll be met with expansion, opportunity, and a case for optimism.
Intimacy, Eros, Sexuality & Transformation
“Intimacy” or as Esther Perel says “into-me-you-see”, Sag. This New Moon in Cancer lights up your into-me-you-see sector and you’ll be tasked with taking off the armor and letting others see, hear, and witness your deepest emotions. It’ll have a strong and positive impact on your sexual outcomes too; as emotions are a big aphrodisiac for your sexual satisfactions.
Romance, Love, Partnerships & Trust
Relationships are born in contradiction and opposition, Cap. This New Moon in Cancer helps you see “the other” in a way which strengthens your legitimacies and your liabilities. Think about all the love you’re hoping to receive from this New Moon and what you’re hoping to give too.
Humility, Health, Wellness & Routine
Take your power back, Aquarius. This New Moon in Cancer helps you see the role of a routine in proactively cultivating emotional health as an empowerment strategy. What can you commit to a morning basis as often as possible that enriches your mental, emotional, and physical health? Give it a try to strengthen your resilience, perseverance, and behavioral health.
Courage, Worthiness, Charisma & Lovability
Reveal, don’t conceal Pisces. This New Moon in Cancer has you telling the story in your heart. You’ll be invited to self-disclose a major feeling, hope, wanting, fear and/or emotion to someone who genuinely needs to hear it. There’s a bit of risk involved but it’s so necessary in order for you to keep it 100% real with yourself and the others who need to know your emotional stories.