Today's New Moon began at 5:02a MDT with the Moon and Sun standing together at 12 degrees of Cancer 54' - look to your birth charts to see the House of Life Experience this Moon cycle is activating for YOU as new beginnings and insights until August 2nd.
Cancer, as the Cardinal Water sign, rules the 4th House of home, hearth, mothering / nurturance, and the family emotional lineage. Cancer is ruled by the Moon - so this Moon cycle brings forth emotional baggage to be sorted through - and again, the House where 12 degrees of Cancer 54' resides in your birth chart is the stage from which you will gain emotional INsight and healing.
Cancer really is the element of water - hence more rain and thunderstorms weatherwise, and emotionality personally will be experienced. As I write this post we are experiencing yet another thunderous storm of water!
Mercury is also helping out this Moon cycle- sitting at 09 degrees of Cancer 38' - allow yourselves to express Self emotionally in your conversations, social media connections, and self talk. Lean into your intuitive side, bring out those deep INsights of why you are the way you are when it comes to self-nurturance, nurturance of others, and within family. The House where Cancer lies indicates to whom you give nurturance AND from whom you look to receive it.
Pluto sits opposite the Moon + Sun + Mercury,bringing in possible power and control issues related to MONEY or material gain (Capricorn) - so watch out for highly emotional interactions with family, extended family and friends who seem more like family than your family of origin. Try emPOWERment rather than power over or controlling tendencies - via LOVE, acceptance of differences, FORGIVENESS, COMPASSION - you see the theme here. Choose to see all aspects and sides of each story. As we all know, however many children grew up in the same household, there will be the SAME number of differing experiences and stories to share and perhaps heal.
This Moon cycle we will look down to the ROOTs of our respective origins - the parents who raised us, the family we lived with as children until we left their nest to strike out on our own. What will you be revisting?
By August 2nd (the next New Moon date) you will know...
Our family heard late last week of the death of the father of one of the neighbourhood families we all interacted with when we were kids - the oldest daughter of that family and I were each other's FIRST best friend! Loads of memories occurring for us as we remember those moments, her Dad, and their struggle with the English language (they came from Italy). Mirella had the responsibility to learn English at school, then be interpreter for her parents, aunt and uncle, until everyone else (including her siblings) learned to acclimate in their new home, city and country. Mirella took on the role of Mother in a unique way at a young age!
It is interesting that Cancer and the 4th House also represent the Country we live in or came from. Canada celebrated its 149th Birthday July 1st - and today is the 240th birthday of the USA. Both countries have Cancer as their Sun sign....interesting...we are very different from one another. It all depends upon where the Sun resides in both country's charts! I will do an analysis of them in my next blog.
Pluto's position within Capricorn (Cardinal Earth sign) also squares off with all the shenanigans of Uranus + Eris within Aries (Cardinal Fire sign). In June we all experienced something 'come to a head' respectively in our lives - where is Aries in your chart? This is the House of Life Experience where "Free to BE ME!" came to a head - and Eris brought inSIGHT re: whatever aspect of YOU you'd been ignoring for a while, not allowing to come to the table.
Uranus, Expect the Unexpected CHANGE guy, brought the electrical lightening bolt of CHANGE - be you willing to experience it or not!Bottom line: if you were allowing yourself to SEE the change that was required, you then ALLOWED it in by DOing the actions required in June. If you didn't, well guess what? It happened despite all your best denial efforts...not easily.
NOTE: June's coming together of Eris + Uranus exactly in June will be repeated in September and lastly in March 2017! The first hit of transits is always the worst - a bit of shock at the change - the next 2 times we all undergo this NEED to BE FREE will feel more familiar - and you will take it IN STRIDE, easier! The directions we thought we'd be heading into during the June Moon cycle weren't necessarily the directions we DID head into...
Both Moon's Nodes (North and South) have passed the halfway mark - sitting at 14 degrees of Virgo (North) and 14 degrees of Pisces (South). The North Node has been escorted most of the time by Jupiter, also in Virgo, since August 2015. Where is Virgo in your chart?
This is where you expand beyond usual boundaries, take new risks (along with that Eris / Uranus duo in Aries!) and walk forward into the direction your Soul wants new experiences from (North Node). Could be you are re-visiting areas of life you experienced 12/13 years prior (last time Jupiter travelled through Virgo). Think back to that time, see where you were, and how does that time dovetail with NOW? And how has Eris/Uranus helped you to BE more ME in this round so far?
This Moon cycle, initiating NEW stuff (all those Cardinal signs!) emotionally, family-wise, self-nurturance-wise, boundaries, control/power - look at it from the perspective of ME, then my Ego-Self, then move outward to the family you are in now, then your family of origin / extended family, to the friends who are family, then out to your Country.What are you emotionally 'seeing' perhaps for the very first time? What needs nurturance? Do you have the skills for it? Do you need nurturance to do the healing?
The BREXIT issues continue to unfold - what issues do Canada and the USA have in common with Britain's need to BE ME away from the European Union? It will be interesting to hear and read, on a COUNTRY level, what comes forth between now and August 2nd. All in Divine Timing, as ever.