Greetings, Goddess! 💙

This week we are flowing with the energy of a beautiful new moon! This took place on Monday, July 17th at 11:32 AM PT (2:32 PM ET) in almost 25 degrees of Cancer.

The moon is the ruler of Cancer, and is also the archetype of the mother in astrology. Cancer’s themes revolve around our home and family, the way we receive nurturing and the way we nurture others, and self care and our emotions.

Cancer is also a very nostalgic and sentimental sign, so you may find yourself reminiscing about “the good old days” or a past relationship that you have powerful memories of. It helps to remember that new moons are always about moving FORWARD, so it’s good to be aware of where you have been feeling mired in the energy of the past.

We currently have three planets retrograde (plus Venus and Chiron in the coming week as well), so we are going to be feeling some conflicting energy between the push to move forward and the desire to take time to slow down, rest and focus on our inner world. Be sure to allow plenty of time for yourself to rest and replenish as needed. Neptune in Pisces trining our Cancer new moon will emphasize this need for replenishment and spending some time within the self even more.

Pluto is opposing the sun as well as our Cancer new moon, helping us to step more into our power and create transformation in our lives. Where in your life would it benefit you to become more empowered now?

Pluto is also squaring the nodes of the Moon, which are now making a major shift into Aries (North Node) and Libra (South Node) for the next 18 months. This will assist us in living more in our authority, learning to trust ourselves and make our own decisions, and taking action where we are feeling guided (Aries). As we step more into this dynamic North Node energy, we are also being called to move away from the Libra South Node energy of excessive people pleasing, avoidance, and holding onto relationships that no longer feel aligned for us. If someone leaves your life during this time, trust that it is necessary for you to grow and evolve on your own personal journey.

Chiron’s retrograde in Aries on July 23rd will enhance the Aries North Node energy, assisting us in rediscovering our true selves and asking us to look at what needs to be healed within the self to allow this to occur.

New moons are a time to set your intentions and plant the seeds for your highest desires to manifest later on in the moon cycle. The best time to set intentions is within 48 hours after the new moon becomes exact. Avoid setting intentions when the moon is Void of Course.

Questions to reflect or journal upon:
🌛 What is ONE small thing I can do to consistently nurture myself each day?
🌛 How am I choosing to reevaluate my life and rediscover my power at this time?
🌛 What is showing up that is most in need of healing for me right now?

I would LOVE to hear about how you are experiencing this powerful Cancer new moon energy! What is coming up for you to look at more closely this week? I invite you to comment below and share your experience 💙