New Moon in Cancer on 13th July 2018


Nurturing, Vulnerable and Sensitive

On July 13th there will be a New Moon in its natural home of Cancer, but before looking what the Cancer New Moon means let’s look a little closer at the Moon and what it represents in astrology.

The Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents our inner world: our emotions, our mood, inner security, sensitivity, the unconscious and intuition.  In astrology the Moon is one of the most important planets as she is mother, home, family, feelings, our habits and how we instinctually react to life.  The Moon rules the sensitive sign of Cancer.

In your natal chart (the time of your birth) the Moons location tells you your emotional tendencies while the Moon’s current location as it moves across sky impacts on our feelings and behaviour in the present.   She speaks to us through our feelings.

About the Sign of Cancer

In astrology, the natural ruler of Cancer is The Moon. Cancer is the cardinal water sign, meaning it is one of the initiators of the zodiac.  When you think of it, our emotions are very powerful in initiating action.

Cancer correlates to the stomach where we feel our emotions, the breasts, womb and ovaries, therefore it’s known as the “Nurturer” of the Zodiac.

Symbolised by the Crab being tough on the outside while caring deeply for others.  Acutely sensitive, easily hurt, moody or “crabby” the acute sensitivity sees a Cancerian retreat or withdraw and won’t venture out until they are ready.  Cancer has great tenacity and will fiercely protect themselves and anyone they care for.

Key Cancer Facts:

  • Cancer Ruling Planet:  The Moon (emotions, feelings, mother, instincts)

  • Cancer Ruling House:  4th House:  security, home, family, ancestors, past  

  • Cancer Symbol:   The Crab

  • Cancer Medical Ruler:  stomach, breasts, womb, ovaries

  • Cancer Element:  Water (emotions, feelings)

  • Cancer Modality: Cardinal (initiating action)

  • Cancer Counterbalance Sign:  Capricorn

The New Moon in Cancer

No matter where our Sun or Moon is in our Natal Chart (Birth Chart), we are all effected by the Cancer New Moon.

The New Moon signifies “new beginnings” and is a time to set the seeds for the future, so the New Moon in Cancer can trigger emotions of safety and security most likely with you feeling extra sensitive. This is the ideal time to get in touch with your feelings and intuition.   The Cancer New Moon invites us to our feelings of home, security, family and nurturing.

The Cancer New Moon helps you get in touch with your intuition and to listen to the messages and signals you are receiving.  Being a cardinal sign, it will initiate change so ideally you should not wear yourself out but treat yourself gently. Cancer represents the desire to belong, feel safe and cared for.  In saying this you may become more aware of your emotional needs which may include the wounds of the past.

Letting go isn’t easy if the emotional wounds run deep, however if the wounds and hurtful memories of the past are making themselves known it is time to open up, feel the feeling accept the need for change and let go.  In hindsight it is these kinds of experiences which help us grow.

Suggestions for You to Do During the Cancer New Moon

  • Make time to nurture yourself

  • Take steps to resolve any family or close relationship issues

  • Find the courage to be honest and true to your feelings

  • Look at your fears and worries, investigate those feelings and release your emotions to aid healing.

  • Take a bath, make a lovely meal, do some baking, get a massage

  • Play one of the six guided meditations in our App to take time for yourself.

  • Check out the food suggestions in our App that will support and help improve your mood.

  • Meditate

If you are experiencing stressful feelings, one of the best resources to help you get clarity is Byron Katie at  Go check it out, there’s numerous videos on YouTube, the website itself and its free!

In nurturing others, it is important you don’t leave yourself out of the equation, women often do this so make sure you take care for yourself.

How the New Moon in Cancer Coincides with Your Cycle

Day 15: Today can sometimes can be a bit tough as some women may be experiencing a low day or two after ovulation.  The reason being right after ovulation the feel-good hormone “Oestrogen” crashes abruptly.

Day 16: With Oestrogen dropping off quickly, this can kick off a few days of feeling down, “Progesterone” is starting to take over and is often thought of as the “stay at home” hormone.  You’ll be transitioning into “nesting” mode where introversion and introspection can be wonderful assets.

Days 20, 21: Progesterone will be at its peak and you may be feeling more nurturing and loving.  Be mindful of over indulging but don’t beat yourself up about it.

Day 28: Your relationships with loved ones sometimes can be well, let’s just say they can be interesting at times.  One minute you can be overwhelmed with feelings of love, the next, you’re irritated to the point of rage.  This time can be very confusing for someone who doesn’t feel the depth of their emotions. One remedy to get to the bottom of your true feelings is to write them down in a journal, it will give you clarity and the ability express yourself to others with your natural warmth and kindness.

You can find nutritious recipes and meditation to support you through your cycle while Astrology will help find the meaning behind the New Moon in Cancer to harness its energies.

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