Monday’s New Moon & Weekend Astrology

“I should have been a pair of ragged claws scuttling across the floors of silent seas.” TS Eliot

The Moon  waxes new this Monday July 4 at 7:01 am in the feminine sign of Cancer.The crab is the symbol associated with this sign and the crab carries her home on her back and can protect herself  well -if necessary- by retreating into her hard outer shell. It is a sign associated with love of roots, family and nurturing and when things become challenging Cancers – like the crab -can retreat to their own inner sanctum for nurturing, protection and revitalization.

There is a lot of energy to tap into this weekend leading up to the New Moon and it is bodes well to get involved with projects that need organization. It is a good time to shed old things that no longer feel appropriate in your life – both material things as well as attitudes and beliefs. This New Moon is about who you are becoming and consequently about what has to go to make that happen.

It is a good time to think about how nurturing your home is and how you might like to improve that. Be creative. Consider how you care for yourself and how you nurture your aspirations for your life. Be in touch with what you feel passionate about. Consider setting intentions about caring for yourself in ways that improve your well being – with diet , exercise, meditation, down time for retreat and renewal..

At this time the Sun, Moon and Venus will be opposing Pluto. It is best to use the energy proactively and dynamically and focus on who you are becoming and how you plan to support yourself through the shifting tides moving ahead.

Mars is picking up speed on this journey forward but is in an awkward relationship with Uranus the ruler of the unexpected. This, along with a number of other influences can contribute to a more irritable atmosphere and it is best to avoid impulsive action.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A large diamond in the first stages of the cutting process.”