“Cancer cares. It initiates us into feeling. It refuses to let us refuse our needs. It reveals the depth of our emotional life. It tips us off to the fact that if we want to feel ecstasy we have to open to feeling despair. There is no one without the other. Cancer creates a space where you are allowed to feel deep needs, your deepest needs, the needs that lie within the depths of your soul. The needs you didn’t know needed you to know them. Get to know them.
In touch with almost everything, the moon, being very strong in Cancer, is transmitting many messages, urging us into awareness about what we need, urging us to care for ourselves. Sitting next to Venus and sextiling Jupiter and the north node is a major boon for the new moon. It lends this lunation the ability to connect, relate, create opportunity, increase self-care and exude optimism and openness. Add in a trine from Neptune and the south node and we get an added emphasis on healing energy. An influence that wants to transcend the limitations of earthy limits and introduces us to high-octane love potion.
The opposition from Pluto demands that we purge the emotional garbage that we carry with us and that we collect along the way. Pluto loves to make power plays. It loves to trip us up and test our egos. It loves to create situations that are extreme, cathartic, colossal and transformative. This adds extra emotion to an already sensitizing situation.
Try not to get caught in emotional power plays. Stay close to your feelings and feed them what they need. Cancer takes things personally. Don’t. This new moon is bound to hit everyone right in the feels so give the emotions room to roam and sort themselves out.
Mars in Scorpio, especially as it is stationing direct, shows us the horrors that humanity creates when wounds go unhealed, but it also shows us the power we each hold to transform our pain into a life that is on purpose.
It’s time to heal and hold each other close.”
Art by Andy Kehoe