I won't beat around the bush - Astrologically we are amidst challenging, transformational times with plenty of unexpected reveals on the horizon. The good news...... it's to connect us to our heart's path! And this is great for making adjustments in our Careers that align us to our Authentic Purpose.
This Friday 13th July at 12.47pm, the New Moon takes place at 20 degrees, 41 minutes of Cancer. This is no ordinary New Moon as it's a partial solar eclipse heralding the beginning of the eclipse season AND its a Super New Moon. PLUS there's more!
HERE'S 7 WAYS THE CANCER NEW MOON SUPPORTS YOUR PURPOSE & CAREER....
1. THE ECLIPSES HELP US REALIGN TO OUR AUTHENTIC PURPOSE
This New Moon is a partial solar eclipse and is the 1st of 3 consecutive lunations in which an eclipse takes place. The Full Moon which follows on July 28, 2018 will be a total Lunar eclipse in Aquarius and the New Moon on August 11, 2018 will be a partial solar eclipse in Leo. These eclipses wrap up an 18month story which began 10th May 2017 when the Nodes moved into the Leo/Aquarius axis. This has inspired us to get loud and proud about owning and using our unique set of gifts and strengths at work. Because Leo is about connecting to your heart's path, this transit has inspired us to shift into working in ways have us shine and sparkle and support others to do the same!
Astrologically, Eclipses bring to light things we need to know to follow our destiny. They are a little like a course-correction. If we’re heading in the wrong direction, they reveal new information we weren’t aware of that will help us make any changes we need to make. But insight revealed during eclipses is not always easy to digest. For example forced career change, broken hearts, loss of loved ones, finding out people aren’t being truthful, health issues coming to the surface or realising we need to make changes in order to grow personally into a “better” version of ourselves. Whilst such challenges are intense....they bring with them an opportunity for do things differently, in a way that is better suited to our Authentic Purpose.
(NB - the intensity of the impact of the eclipses on your life is dependent on the placement of planets in your birth chart).
2. SUPER NEW MOON ADDS INTENSITY
Astronomers term this phrase for Moons when they are at their closest approach to earth. Astrologers interpret this as adding extra potency to the energy in the heavens. So the Super Moon brings a stronger emphasis to the already intense REALIGNMENT energy of this New Moon.
3. NEW MOON IN CANCER BRINGS A NEED FOR A PERSONAL RETREAT INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
Hot on the heels of last month's Full Moon in Capricorn where we had the opportunity to release over-working and controlling tendencies which messed with our work/life balance, this week's New Moon in Cancer brings an opportunity to
realign our home life and safe sanctuary.
Cancer is a water sign so it’s rich in emotions. The symbol of Cancer is the crab and when you think about it, the crab carries it’s home around on it’s back.
Cancer represents our physical home and all the aspects that go along with that….., what we need to feel safe, self care, personal security, current family life and family of origin. It also represents where we are drawn to caring and nurturing others. And finally it connects in with self-growth.
In short - it’s the place we all need to retreat to rest, restore and revitalise in order to go out into the world and shine!!
4. GET BIG PICTURE TO REALISE YOUR GOALS THIS MONTH
The Chart for the New Moon in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (Australian Eastern seaboard) places the New Moon in the 9th house. By connecting in with the big picture of life via psychology, philosophy, religion, higher education and international travel, you'll more readily tap into what your ideal home life and personal sanctuary needs to look like. So aim to make time to engage in one or more of these activities to help you realise goals and intentions you set this new moon.
5. POWER STRUGGLES AT PLAY
Pluto, the planet of power and transformation is in Capricorn (sign of bosses & government) is opposite the Cancer New Moon (home & women) at the exact degree. The opposition energy brings in a strong push-pull power struggle energy. Whilst the New Moon is all about setting intentions, this New Moon will enable us to let go of ways in which your work & other's controlling behaviours are restricting or impinging on your home life. It’s an opportunity to reset how you’d like your home life and reporting relationships at work to be so that your nourished, safe and strong to go out into the world and not compromise on who you are.
6. A STRONG DOSE OF DREAMING ENERGY
The New Moon trines Neptune, the planet of dreams. This lovely connection makes it possible to connect with your dreams around your ideal home life and ways of nurturing yourself and others.
7. RELEASE, RELEASE, RELEASE
The South Node continues to be triggered by Mars crossing over it. It's urging us to get rid of the last of any unwanted stuff in our professional and personal lives that’s holding us back from living in alignment with our Authentic Purpose. Whilst this may sound positive - which is most definitely is - letting go can be painful when endings are involved. Particular endings to relationships, deaths, health or work changes for example. But with the release and letting go, room is made for a new path forward…… even if it seems impossible to realise it right now.
WHAT IS THE NEW MOON & WHY IS IT GOOD FOR MANIFESTING?
Every 29 1/2 days, the Moon travels through an 8 phase lunar cycle. The New Moon phase is the first of the cycle and occurs when the Moon is at the exact same degree in the Sky as the Sun.
From Earth she therefore appears as a Black Moon.
The New Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another and is a POTENT time for starting things anew to manifest the dreams of our Heart.
It might feel like a quiet time, when life is veiled in darkness and things are brewing... but for thousands of years it's been considered a powerful time for planting seeds, making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf or beginning any new project
HOW TO USE THE CANCER NEW MOON TO NURTURE YOUR CAREER
Each New Moon brings a powerful opportunity to set intentions and create goals. Cancer energy supports us to focus on how we nurture ourselves and our home life. In doing so, it builds our sense of inner security, enhances our moods, enables us to care for others and creates fertile territory from which to grow and prosper.
To help you achieve that, below are 4 areas for you to ask yourself questions and journal responses to. You can then work with your answers to conduct your own New Moon Ritual.
With Cancer ruling the foundations of your life, a.k.a where you came from, this month get your foundations strong so you have a heart-warming place to regenerate at the end of your professional day! Journal responses to these questions to use in your Ritual.....
What family issues are holding me back that am I ready to address/resolve to bring calm into my home life
How can I connect with and show appreciation and gratitude for my family (parents, siblings or nearest & dearest if you have no family) this lunar cycle?
2. HOME SANCTUARY
Journal responses to these questions.....Home is where the heart is..... at least it' should be....do you have a home environment that rejuvenates you?
What adjustments can I make in ny home to create a feeling of Sanctuary when I walk through the door after a long day or night at work?
How can I pamper myself a little at home this lunar cycle to show yourself you care
3. OPEN UP
Cancer informs our sense of security and when we feel threatened, we can put up protective barriers stopping others from fully connecting with us. Journal responses to these questions...
4. REVIEW YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS FOR THE YEAR
The sign of Cancer is tenacious and likes to achieve. Given we're half way through the year, this is an excellent time to hit review and where necessary reset your Professional Goals. Journal this question.
ACTIVATE WHAT YOU WANT WITH THE NEW MOON RITUAL
Knowing what you want is one thing, the next step is to activate it using the CANCER NEW MOON ritual.
To access the ritual, click here.....
Unless we set intentions for how we want our career/business and life to look, we can't expect change to happen.
image source: josephine wall
Have a magical month ahead