New Moon in Cancer

Date: July 15, 2023

The New Moon in Cancer perfects at 12:32 PM MDT on Monday, July 17th. This is potentially the most potent New Moon of the year in that it’s the only New Moon where the Moon is in its sign of rulership. Since none of the other planets are in signs they particularly love being in, this makes the Moon especially strong.

Venus is getting ready to go retrograde on the 22nd, the same day the Sun enters Leo, so things are about to shift. But this week, Venus will just be sitting at the same degree (it usually moves about a degree per day). I’ll say more about this later in the week.

On Thursday and Friday, we’ll all be subject to Mars in Virgo opposite Saturn in Pisces. Mars symbolizes assertiveness, action, and passion, while Saturn represents discipline, structure, and limitations. When these two planets oppose each other, it can bring a clash between desire and drive versus limitation and responsibility, potentially leading to frustration, conflicts, and obstacles. However, it can also serve as a catalyst for growth and resilience, since it may prompt us to find a balance between our ambitions and the practical realities of life.

The devil’s in the details when it comes to this alignment, and with these two planets in signs where they can each get freaky, the conflicts may just seem like we’ve entered the twilight zone.

What I suggest for this lunation, if you’re planning on setting intentions and using this time to plan ahead, is to stick to intentions that pertain to the lunar realm since the Moon has so much power. Nurturing yourself, changing your diet to bring yourself the best nourishment. Up your hydration, and aim to improve on your day-to-day routine and habits—especially if that means making more time to take care of yourself and those you love. If you know anything about Moon remediations—crystals, numbers, prayer, planetary charity, etc.—they are extra potent during this New Moon, especially on the Moon’s day (Monday). The Moon will technically be in the New Moon phase until late Friday afternoon, so whenever is best for you to work with the New Moon is the right time.

Sorry, this is so short. I’m on the road and will be heading home during the New Moon. Take care of yourself! xo