New Moon in Cancer
Transit strength: Strong monthly transit.
Transit duration: Influences throughout the week, strongest energies from Friday till Sunday.
The Moon will form a conjunction with the Sun at 3 ° in Cancer. The energies of this sign will be further strengthened by Mercury and Mars, both of them also in Cancer at the moment. Strongest influences will be felt by cardinal signs, Cancers, Capricorns, Libras, Arians, especially by those that were born in the last ten days of June, September, December, March. All those with important planets and astrological points between 2 ° and 14 ° in Cancer, Libra, Aries or Capricorn will also feel the effects of this Moon.
Emotional needs, challenges, moods, frustrations
The Moon in Cancer, more than any other Moon, uncovers our most basic emotional needs for acceptance, love, attachment, affection, and the general emotional fulfillment. Important aspects of her influence also include emotional as well as material and financial security.
In the coming days we will preoccupy ourselves with trying to figure out who is truly worthy of our love, loyalty, dedication, support and care. Who are the people in our lives that we want to protect, nurture, who are the people we would do everything for, who are our dearest our closest ones? Do we feel loved, are we desired by others, are we important to others, how much do we mean to people that we love? Do we feel secure, safe and fulfilled in our relationships, do we have a sense of belonging, acceptance, are we supported by others, or are all of these things somehow missing in our lives. The concept of home will be important, in a broader sense of course. A place where we feel safe, a person we feel cozy with, something or someone who provides a sense of familiarity, belonging.
We will also have to ask ourselves how we express love ourselves, our concerns for others, are we too inconsiderate, cold, distant or are people taking too much advantage of our good and warmhearted nature. An issue of emotional dependency will also be an important aspect of all kinds of emotional attachments. Are we dependent on either being excessively nurturing towards others, protective of others and thus strengthening our self-esteem and self-worth in an improper way, or are we overly dependent on others, both emotionally and possibly financially. Perhaps we overwhelm, repress and annoy people with too much “love and caring” or perhaps someone else is suffocating us with their love?
In addition to relationships, the issue of general emotional fulfillment in our lives will prevail. Are we happy in general, are we happy doing something that brings us joy, something that gives meaning and purpose to our lives. How is our way of living bringing us a sense of security and fulfillment?
Of course, all these thoughts and questions will be accompanied by elevated emotional sensitivity and by highly changeable emotional moods. The most emotionally unstable will be the people with strong Cancer energies in their charts. This is especially for those of you with Cancer Moons. 🙂 Irritation, impulsivity will increase, frustrating emotions, periods of depression, jealousy will occur and we shall experience the lack of fulfillment as far as our desires and needs goes. This can bring disappointments and feelings of sadness. In these cases, it is important that we become aware which expectations may be to unrealistic, it is important that we acknowledge possible exaggerations on our part, it is important that we realize our true needs and desires, where should we demand more and where less.
What can we learn during this New Moon in Cancer? We can learn how to truly and really love those closest to us, we can learn how to take care of other people, and how to take care of things in life, which we really like, things that mean something or a lot to us. We will need to become aware of our excessive defensive, protective, obsessive, unreasonable behavior, we will need to become aware of our unrealistic desires and expectations, we will need drop any damaging or unhealthy dependencies. An important lesson will come in the form of an understanding what, or who really fulfills us emotionally, gives us a sense of security, happiness, love, belonging and acceptance. We will have to face changing emotional moods, increased emotional sensitivity, in ourselves and in others. This New Moon will stir our hearts considerably, so thread carefully.