New Moon in Cancer

“The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward.”  Aberjhani

The Moon waxes new on Friday 6/23 at 2 degrees of Cancer at 10:31 pm EDT. Coming so soon after the Summer Solstice, this upcoming lunar cycle – through 7/23- holds great power. It is wise to approach this time with clear intentions and in particular, intentions related to your soul’s yearnings. Pluto is trining Venus in the concrete and pragmatic signs of Capricorn and Taurus. This is a very good combination for getting back in touch with what holds great value in your life and can bring a sense of rebirth and renewal starting off this cycle if you are willing to let go of what no longer works.

The Pluto/Venus aspect is good for making amends – especially if you are open to more  innovative approaches and avoid limited and unproductive perceptions and behavior of the past.

With the  Sun and New Moon together in Cancer it is wise to strengthen your determination and will forces and to provide protection for your dreams and aspirations with the use of appropriate boundaries. Often will forces are weakened and determination eroded by soliciting advice from others about plans or by talking and speculating about them needlessly. Occult traditions teach that powering your intention with thought and minimizing speech is a better way.

Two of the Sabian symbols of this time are: “On a ship sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one” and “A person on a magic carpet observes vast vistas below.”

Pluto/Venus cycles indicate the end of an old cycle and the beginning of a new and potentially powerful one. It is a good time to provide extra time for reflection and renewal and to be open to new possibilities.

One of the other Sabian symbols for this New Moon is,”A cat arguing with a mouse.” It is easy now with all the changes taking place to incite others. It is best to temper speech and emphasize clarity in communication.

Sabian symbols fromLynda Hill


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