We are having a New Moon in Cancer in the later hours of July 9th in the Americas and during the earlier hours of July 10th elsewhere. This is initiating a 29.5 day lunar cycle and new wave of energy for the coming month; however, the astrological configurations mentioned throughout this article will be more prominent over the following two weeks. This Lunar Cycle peaks with a Full Moon in Aquarius on July 23rd/24th.
We have been in Cancer season since June 20th/21st, however, this New Moon will activate its energies even more so for the remainder of it. As a water sign, Cancer is associated with emotion, feelings, and intuition. It is about nurturing, sensitivity, bonding, security, comforts, and nostalgia.
Cancer can represent our homes, family, and overall domestic life. It is instinctual and protective yet can also be needy, insecure, smothering, too subjective, clingy, overly emotional, and attached to cherished aspects of the past. These themes, expressions, and areas of life can become more prominent now in our experiences.
New Moon Sextile Uranus, Trine Neptune, Opposite Pluto
This New Moon is separating from a sextile to Uranus in Taurus which was aspecting the previous Full Moon a few weeks ago and the Sun on July 5th/6th. We are coming into this Lunar cycle with this energy that can potentially be liberating, stimulating, experimental, innovative or perhaps in the aftermath of positive surprises or changes.
As we enter this Lunar Cycle, the Sun and Moon are moving towards a harmonious Neptunian influence which can heighten sensitivity, intuition, creativity, and spirituality. This energy can be inspiring, mystical, imaginative, soothing, healing, empathic, and compassionate. However, we can also be more susceptible to escapism, intoxication, and being irrational. This energy peaks on July 14th/15th.
This New Moon is also in an opposition with Pluto in Capricorn. This can play out as issues, or conflicts around power, authority, obsessions, sex, compulsive behavior, manipulation, hidden matters, or shadow qualities. In some cases, situations or pressures that occur can push us to be resourceful or make necessary changes that can be empowering, purging, or regenerating. This will be strong on July 17th/18th.
Mercury Trine Jupiter, Venus Conjunct Mars
Mercury has ended its post-retrograde shadow period and it’s hard square with Neptune in the days before this New Moon as it is continually increasing in speed. At this time we can be in a better place mentally then we were in previous weeks and things can move along with more ease and momentum.
This planet of thinking and communication moves out of the scattered, objective, curious, inquisitive Gemini and into the feeling based subjective sign of Cancer on July 11th/12th. It then forms a trine with Jupiter in Pisces on July 12th/13th.
This can be a time in which thoughts, information, and dialogues can be more oriented around the ‘big picture’, beliefs, philosophies, higher perspectives, optimism, morals, or travel. In some cases it can be lucky and we can experience developments that are expansive or fortunate. This can be good for applying ourselves in things that involve education, media, or marketing. Road trips, long walks, or commutes involving water can also play out.
Venus forms a conjunction with Mars on July 12th-14th which are both in Leo. This can be a lively time with friends, lovers and social relations in general, or can also reflect pursuing these things. This is good for applying ourselves towards anything creative, artistic, or aesthetic. This energy can be pleasurable, sexual, and competitive in a friendly way. Impulsive spending or pleasure seeking can occur as well.
Making Intentions & Things To Consider
What can you do to better tap into your feelings, emotions, and intuition? Is there anything pertaining to your home, domestic life, or family matters that you should attend to? What brings you security and comfort? What information, insights, or realizations have come up for you over the last two weeks and how do you need to proceed based on this?
These are just some examples of what to consider or focus your intentions on at this time. However, it is good to reflect on anything else that is coming up for you. It is generally best to make any intentions within the first 24 hours following a New Moon. The exact moment it will occur is 1:17am Universal Time on July 10th. You can click here to see what that is in your time zone.
Gain astrological insight into what is going on in your life and have a better understanding of your individual potentials. Get a personalized astrology reading with Carmen (author of this article) specific to you based on your exact birth date, time, and location. Click here for more information or to order.