Monday, 4 July 2016

Emotions Anonymous! New Moon in Cancer

 "And the seasons they go round and round
and the painted ponies go up and down
We're cast upon the carousel of time
We cant return, we can only look behind from where we came
And go round and round and round in the circle game...."

Joni Mitchel

Or not.

There is change in the air and we must expect the unexpected.  We really and truly  have entered a new era, but its only just begun (I feel another song coming on).  It feels like many things are possible,  yet illusions and delusions and upsets are also  draining our energy. We need to stay on track but the rules keep changing and the road signs keeps disappearing...  then reappearing somewhere completely unexpected 

One thing is for sure, extreme change is in the air and no one really knows how the story ends (did they ever?). At least you can't say its been boring!  

We started the astrological year with an Aries New Moon/eclipse that catapulted us into a new wave of accelerated change and upheaval that began with Uranus and Pluto several years ago. It's hard to feel steady in these shifting sands.  Eclipses bring endings, and change, and because it was right on the Equinox/Aries point, the effects are hitting us globally as well as personally. There will  be new beginnings, somewhere down the line (perhaps at the next eclipse equinox in September but meanwhile we will have to be patient,  and steadfast,  and have a little faith. 

The question is, faith in what? or in Who? 
 That is the million dollar question, and thanks to Saturn in Sagittarius, we are all asking it. 

We could wait until Saturn turns direct at the end of the summer to get some clear answers. Or, we could tune into our deeper intuitive knowing self, via Neptune, who says the answers lie within. This world is forever changing, and the only true stability is to connect to the eternal now (or something like that) 

"The town may change, 
the people may change, 
The well remains the same.
Drink from the well."        #48, I Ching,

Meanwhile,  this New Moon can bring some temporary  relief in the form of a cleansing balm of deep feeling that can help heal our inner wounds. The danger is that when under stress we tend to numb out. This is a good time to take time and tune into your emotional body.

The sign of Cancer sits at the root of the zodiac and relates to our emotional nature. It rules our home our families, our childhoods, our past; anything to do with our feeling self.  The Moon in its own sign is at its  most emotional and sensitive and most vulnerable. It is also very much at home.

This is the time of year people go visit their family and will get the emotional nurturing they need through touching base with their roots. This is a good time to let people know how much you care. 

 The need for emotional safety has never felt so heightened, and a Grand Trine in water signs including Chiron (wounded healer) brings the possibility of deep emotional healing.

This New Moon could be a chance for an emotional breakthrough, via communicating (Mercury) our  needs (Cancer) in an honest and open manner. In this climate of caring there is a much greater chance of getting our needs met, although unfortunately, there are no guarantees.

 Pluto opposite the New Moon is not going to let us take anything for granted.  Relationships of all kinds (including political ones) that are teetering on the edge could get a final push from  Pluto.  Some connections or situations could come to an end under this influence, or undergo some kind of necessary pruning.  Pluto can trigger obsessive compulsive tendencies (i.s. refusal to let go) , control issues, jealousy, etc. Not saying that is going to happen but something to watch out for.

 There is a blessing in all this.  Letting go makes room for so much more.  If you love someone, set them free....  (lalala)    

Sun/ Moon/Venus/Mercury will help us express ourselves with gentleness and care to ease us  through otherwise touchy situations.  Lets all go easy on each other. Many  could use a great big hug just about now.


Just kidding!

As scary as things may feel Jupiter on the North Node says something good is going to come out of all the changes. In fact, both Neptune and Jupiter on the Moon's nodes (destiny points) guarantee that as that one door closes, many  windows will open!
There still a lot of crazy out there, and it's not changing anytime soon. So we gotta take every chance we can get to tune into the LOVE.  Take this moment to nurture yourself and those you care about. Hey, how bout even those you don't care about. Don't worry,  you don't have to go around hugging strangers (unless you want to). Just open your heart and people will feel it.

As we let our own light shine we give others permission to do the same.  Set your intention and let it be so.

You know you want to! 

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