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CANCER NEW MOON
5 Cancer 37
For those of us in the northern hemisphere we look no further than the sweat on our thighs as we get out of our hot cars to know that summer is upon us. Perhaps tmi? Yeah, perhaps. For the rest of you below the equator, enjoy your chilly nights. Oh, how we envy. In either case we are now in the season of Cancer. Cancer is the first water sign of the zodiac and we have discussed for years on these reports that during the Cancer lunar cycle we need to flush. Flush out our bodies, our psyche, our history, our patterns and replace it with freshness. Taking a fresh approach, a fresh angle, a fresh thought and using it to cleanse our self. Cancer the crab with its pinchers can hold on to stuff. I mean hold-on-to-their-shit-with-a-vice-grip. And when they hold on, oh how things can get smelly. All three water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) have a tendency to whine or complain (border on martyrdom) usually when they feel unappreciated. But too much of that thinking and they get backed up. Figuratively and literally. There is also a nervousness with Cancer when they think too much. Again, they benefit by letting go. This is why during this 29-day cycle we must learn to let go, find the flow and pursue freshness. Just a change of scenery can do a world of good.
When crabs are in the ocean they do have paddles to help propel them but often they use waves and currents to get to where they need to get. Fresh currents will pull them to a new spot where they can find new food and other resources. But you can’t find a new current unless you let go of the rock. For many of us, even if we don’t have Cancer planets, we have been feeling the battle of the cardinal crosses which includes Jupiter in Cancer. We have been jittery, we have been snappy, we have been snarky. When we are stretched like that, we can hang on to our rock, just like the crab. But now maybe we should jump off our rock and get a new perspective. Can we test some waters?
Cancer is legendary for its cooking, food, caring, nurturing and devotion to family. It has an extraordinary memory, loves history and is sentimental. Cancer appreciates coziness. But at the same time, those pinchers, oh, those pinchers can be tough. Nothing like being on the receiving end of a Cancer snap. And I say this as someone who has Moon in Cancer and my son is a Cancer! I know from pinchers! Cancer has emotional peaks and valleys. They can go up super high and then come crashing down which of course is similar to the ocean with its gentle laps or thunderous tsunamis. During Cancer lunar cycle we will ride up and down. But if you think you are getting pulled into something you don’t want, then dive through it. Don’t get caught in kelp or seaweed. Remember crabs on the beach don’t run straight ahead, they like to run to the left or the right. Kind of hard to track them. Be like the crab and don’t commit if you don’t feel it. Just dive through until you get on the other side.
Some questions to pursue: Where do you need to flow this cycle? Where are you finding fresh thinking? Fresh ideas? Where are you backed up? Where are you holding on too tight? Where do you need to give a pinch? Where do you need to run to the left or right to avoid a pinch? What wave is taking you up? What wave looks like it is going to crash?
On this Cancer New Moon, the Sun and the Moon are in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn. And Because Pluto is still in a square with Uranus and Mars, some of the tension from the April grand crosses will vibrate though these 29 days. It is not as bad or as tense as spring but there is still stuff being worked out. And with Cancer we will no doubt be processing our emotions and feelings, maybe some stuff that came up in the last couple months that is still stings needs processing.
If you are thin skinned and take offense to any slight—good luck. If you numb your feelings with food and booze—good luck. If you are scared to process your feelings—good luck. Now if you want to use the 29-day cycle to full advantage then you will seek the elevated Cancer energy. What does that mean?
First of all Cancer is very intuitive and sensitive. It also knows how to harness its emotions. Remember the crab can lay in wait, hidden in a watery cave and just when something delectable swims by—out go the pinchers. Pluck! That takes tremendous self- control. Cancer’s intuition can guide self-control. But this is not to be confused with shutting down and getting backed up. Nope. We’re talking about using intuition and self-control to your advantage. Of course, Pluto has his own strong psychic energy and he will be showing the way to needed changes. If you are too involved somewhere you will get the message to pull back. If you are too removed somewhere you will get the message to get involved. If you are whining or complaining see if you get reasons to stop the complaints. Perhaps you are motivated to look at your patterns (there is a Cancer word). For those people who are unaware of their role in stuck patterns and stuck relationships, consider reading Harriet Lerner’s book: The Dance of Anger.
Your anger is a sign of something. And who is in charge? Oh, yeah—You! But remember the key is too take a fresh approach.