Cancer wants us to nurture ourselves so that we can move through our current life situations with a renewed sense of emotional calm and security
In preparing myself to write on this new moon in Cancer, I decided to kick back and relax with a glass of wine and a bath. My boyfriend, the Aquarius, is traveling in Europe with family, and he was concerned that while home alone, I wasn’t taking care of myself. So, I lit a candle, threw some bath salts in, paused for a moment to make sure I wasn’t becoming Liberace, and then started a Sia Genius mix on my ITunes. After sinking in to the lavender scented water and polishing off half a glass of viognier, I started to think on Cancer and what the current energy around it meant for us all. Cancer is home, family, personal roots, and our emotional foundation. It’s a warm blanket, tea, and an oatmeal cookie. Just then, Tori Amos’s A Sorta Fairytale began to waft over the speakers, and I started to sing. But I only got a verse in before I found myself laughing. Talk about a full-on Cancer moment. Here I was, a Cancer moon myself, thinking about the sign while in the same moment basically bathing in the womb of its essence. I had created a nest of comfort using so many of the things that calm me and bring me home, that I realized I didn’t have to go too far into the mind to feel what it is we all may need during this new moon time.
We must be willing to go deep into our emotional being and feel our way through the labyrinth of life.
Cancer wants us to nurture ourselves so that we can move through our current life situations with a renewed sense of emotional calm and security. And this is never as easy as it reads on paper, especially when Mercury is in retrograde and going through the same sign. Our minds are all a bit uncertain and afraid to commit to ideas and actions. We think we know what we should do next, but we also aren’t sure we feel that it’s the right move to make. It’s as if we need God to physically manifest in some form and point to the path we should take so we know exactly what to do. And even then, we may still feel some questioning come in. That’s the trick when Mercury is a little backwards and gets involved. It covers up our heart with the sharp swords of mental thought. Our heart may feel one way, but our internal words question it with doubt. And if allowed, they can do so until we crumble ourselves in ruin. We must be willing to go deep into our emotional being and feel our way through the labyrinth of life. That is the only way to get out and into the truth of our happiness, where real serenity lives. That is the only way to use this Cancer energy for good so that you can start anew, with confidence.
Choose to move forward and learn from everything you do, the successes and the mistakes
The sign of Cancer is also connected to the past, which at a new moon time can be challenging and rewarding. This last week, I was talking a client through her chart, and I saw that she was having trouble letting go of choices she had made long ago. “You cannot judge yourself for the mistakes of your past.” It resonated. “You have to forgive yourself”, I told her, “and move forward.” With Mercury in Cancer, we’re gonna be thinking about the past a bit. But it is in retrograde right now, so we can take a cue from the planet and turn it the other way. We must use this energy to look towards the future, and we should use everything that comes up about the past as a reminder for the long-term goals we’ve laid out for ourselves. We cannot get caught up in “This happened and then this happened” because “this” is happening, with every passing second. So you can choose to move forward and learn from everything you do, the successes and the mistakes. For at the end of the road, it is all forward movement. And right now, there is a lot of activity around abundance and growth that is pushing us towards realizing our bigger dreams. Manifestation is in the air, so we must take advantage of it. That is Jupiter, also in Cancer, and they are all pushing that retrograde energy. So shift it around and make it work for you, not against you.
Let’s take a closer look at each sign and see how this all could be affecting you more directly: