July is already turning out to be full of surprises starting off with the intense Capricorn full moon. Now we are in the watery energy of this Cancer new moon before ending this month will the Aquarius blue moon.
The focus this moon will be on the consequences of our actions. The instant Karma that John Lennon was speaking about all those years ago is now reality. We are all being made to see where we need to start taking personal responsibility, and start looking within to find the answers.
Cancer is ruled by the moon and so illuminates the parts of ourselves that is not in alignment with who we truly are, the part of us that we feel is holding us back. This watery moon, can therefore be quite an emotional rollarcoaster, as we face our insecurities, regrets and disappointments.
Accentuating these feelings is that the Cancer moon rules the home and family and shows us where our loyalty really lies. It also shows us perceived failings and weaknesses in our intimate relationships, where we need support and security, and where we are feeling defenseless and sensitive.
It also shows us where we are guarded and fearful of showing our vulnerability, in order not to seem weak. But by hiding our true feelings and emotions we can often become hard, and trapped behind a thick shell, just as the crab.
Cancer’s part of the body is the belly, the soft underside of the crab, that is not protected by hard shell. To remove the armour you need to follow your intuition. Your intuition is that knowing within of what you really want, your ‘gut’ instinct, underneath all the conditioning, patterns, behaviours and addictions.
Use this moon to trust your intuition, soften up, lighten up, and start focusing on all the magic that is around you. We are living in a duality reality, so whatever burden you may be carrying there is a huge blessing happening simultaneously, you just need to change your perspective to see it.
This is the time in nature of ripening and maintenance after the intense growth during the spring months. During this period you may well be feeling like you are going sideways rather than straight. Rather than analyse too much on what you are doing wrong, adopt the attitude of the crab and surrender. Sometimes going sideways can take us closer to our destination.
I will end this Lunascope with the wise words of John Steinbeck:
“It has always seemed strange to me…The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”.