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NEW MOON IN CANCER CONJUNCT SIRIUS: THE DIVINE FEMININE, HOME LIFE & PRACTICAL ACTION

Updated: Jul 8





Happy New Moon in Cancer! This New Moon at approximately 14 degrees of Cancer became exact today, on Friday, July 5, 2024 at 6:57 PM New York time (22:57 GMT).


This New Moon aligns with Sirius, opening up a powerful portal to the Dog Star. For everyone (but feeling especially right for us Sirian Starseeds), it is a time to connect with our home astrally, and to connect with the Sirian elements here on Earth, such as water, dolphins, whales, dogs, crystals (especially quartz), theater and laughter/comedy.


Wearing the color blue is a great way to connect with Sirius—as blue is prevalent everywhere on Sirian realms.


Cancer is the cardinal water sign of the Zodiac, as it initiates summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It is ruled by the moon, which is the overseer of the emotional body. During Cancer season we tend to feel very emotional; we can cry at the drop of a hat. Interest grows in the feminine aspects of life. We feel a great call to enjoy the outdoors, to hug, to have alone time, to meditate, and to connect with our family.


Cancer is the ruler of the Fourth House, the House of Home. During Cancer season, we naturally feel inclined to connect with family, and to take care of our homes. Cleaning, organizing, and redecorating your home is a good idea during Cancer season.


During Cancer season, we connect with the nurturing aspect of self, a capacity that we all carry within. If you have children, focus on becoming the best parent possible. Or whoever you are in a position of taking care of—other family members, pets, plants, etc.--be the best, most nurturing parent that you can be.


Also, don’t forget that another important aspect of expressing that nurturing part of self is nurturing the self. Anything that is promoting of self-care is a great idea during Cancer season (e.g. meditation, exercise, going for a massage, watching a ‘comfort movie’).


Cancer is a cardinal water sign that is represented by the crab. The crab likes to explore the beach at its own pace; however, whenever it feels threatened or overchallenged, it retreats back into the safety of its shell. In its shell, it feels nurtured and safe. One of the downfalls of Cancer is that it can be fearful, hermit-like, or overly defensive.


When eventually we reach the upper levels of the third dimension and into the fifth dimension, there isn't as much of a reason anymore for the 'lower' emotions like sadness, anger, and jealousy; however, for now, here in the third dimension, it's part of our mission as part of our Ascension processes to honor all emotions within, rather than pushing them away or judging them.


What is it like to just feel an uncomfortable emotion? To just sit with it for a moment? To remove judgment from it and just let it be? The truth is that when we push away uncomfortable emotions within, we only make the Shadow aspect (which could be said to be the projection of the amalgam of the unhealed/unfelt/unexpressed parts of self) stronger.


With Venus squaring Chiron right now, we are apt to be feeling extra emotional around romantic and family relationships.


Allow the Shadow self to be, to exist. Allow the uncomfortable/inconvenient emotions to pop up once in awhile, and give them the time of day to be felt and honored. You'll find if you do this that your overall experience of life will become more satisfying. The happy times become more sustainable when the Shadow within is honored.


Cancer is also the sign of the Divine Feminine—it naturally enjoys mothering and nurturing. It is the womb of the Zodiac. During Cancer season, we strongly desire to be nurtured and to nurture others. It is the time to connect with the feminine/moon aspects of life in all ways, and with water.


This New Moon uniquely falls in between two Capricorn Full Moons that bookend Cancer season. Because of this—and because Capricorn’s ruler Saturn is exalted now, having just exited its Station Phase and now moving Retrograde through Pisces—the Capricornian masculine energies are also very active now.


Since the Solstice, we have been challenged with balancing the Divine Feminine (yin) and Divine Masculine (yang) energies—and that endeavor continues.


We also may naturally feel more emotionally reactive during Cancer season. Cancer/the moon rules emotions. As human beings, we are here to experience a whole range of emotions. All emotions are valid; it's just that each emotion is at a different frequency. Our soul puts us here to experience the whole range of emotions here in the third dimension.


As I said, Cancer is associated with the home, in all ways. We feel a natural call during Cancer season to come home in all ways that that may be.


Some people may feel called to travel to or reconnect with their family of origin. Some may put effort into improving the look and feel of their physical home. Others may go camping or hiking in the woods in order to re-establish the feeling of being home with Mother Earth. Or you might find yourself doing all three! With Mars in Taurus, it’s an especially good time to connect with Mother Earth (and animals).


Swimming in lakes, ponds, rivers, and the ocean is a great idea during Cancer season, as it connects you physically and energetically with the water element. Make sure you're staying extra hydrated, too, especially when the inevitable heat waves hit.


We are likely to feel more connected with our pets and the Animal Kingdom during this time. Our pets don't speak English, but they feel our emotions, and we can feel theirs. Personally, nothing makes me feel better when I feel emotional, frustrated, sad, or lonely than hugging my dog.


Cancer season is also a deeply intuitive time, but this is an especially intuitive time, with this New Moon coinciding with Neptune exalted, just having entered its Retrograde Phase in its home sign of Pisces, and sextiling the Retrograde Pluto in Aquarius.


Neptune being the most psychic of the planets; your psychic senses will be on point, and there is a sense of a thinning of the veils. Intuitive guidance may come to you naturally even if you feel like you have struggled receiving guidance before. Our dream realities are vivid right now.


Neptune’s influence is very strong right now, as it is just exiting its Station Phase (when it is most exalted). It is also in the final degree (or anaretic degree) of its home sign, meaning it comes with a sense of urgency—and can cause confusion.


So, although it is a very intuitive and dreamy time, we need to be extra-discerning right now, as illusion, delusion and confusion can be just as prevalent. When in doubt, trust the subtle feeling inside—and when in doubt, avoid jumping to conclusions or taking rash action.



TAKING PRACTICAL ACTION


We have somewhat of a noteworthy Minor Grand Trine forming on this New Moon. We have the sun and moon sextiling Mars in Taurus (with 5 degrees of orb), and trining an exalted Retrograde Saturn in Pisces (just exiting its Station Phase; also with 5 degrees of orb). It’s noteworthy that the Mars-Saturn sextile leg of the Minor Grand Trine is nearly exact.


This is a practical setup, emphasizing our ability to use logic and reason to attack creative projects that we’ve put on the back burner.


With the sun and moon squaring the lunar nodes, we are feeling an emotional call to step into our greater purpose in life. With the empty leg of the T-Square being in Capricorn, the solution to the tension or confusion we feel around our life’s purpose right now is making practical, achievable goals.


Here are some journal questions to get you thinking about your future in a practical matter:


  • If I had to guess, what is my purpose in this life?

  • What are the things that I know I must accomplish while I have the opportunity to in this lifetime?

  • What are my top three priorities in life right now?

  • What do I want my life to look like in six months? In one year? In five years? (Describe in detail.)

  • Make a list of actionable goals for the next six months, that will place you firmly in the direction of accomplishing what you want your life to look like.

  • What distractions do I still need to cut out of my life—that if I do, it will greatly increase my chances at success in accomplishing what I need to?



NETWORKING SEASON


With Mercury now in expressive, extroverted Leo sextiling Jupiter in chatty, networking-oriented Gemini on this New Moon, we have a great opportunity to network and make new friends—and even new romantic connections!


Make sure you are getting yourself ‘out there’, as the tendency during Cancer season can be to nest. More on this in the next section.



WHAT DOES HOME MEAN FOR YOU?


Cancer is the nurturing homebody of the Zodiac. It is the oasis that the more explorative signs like Sagittarius and Aries come home to to anchor, ground and build. Regardless of what your natal chart looks like, it is the perfect time to contemplate what home means to you.


Is your current home environment providing you what you need to grow and expand? Are the people you are spending the most time with supporting your highest evolution?


If you don't feel like your current home environment is providing you with what you need to grow, then what kind of home environment do you desire? Who is there with you (or are you alone)? What does the scenery look like? How does it feel?


If you feel like your ideal home life is a lot different than your current home life, then what steps can you take starting with this New Moon to start the process of manifesting your dream?


If your home isn't really working for you but you don't desire to or are not in the position to change locales, then what could be done to improve your relationship with those with whom you live? Could you perhaps be more tolerant and less emotionally reactive without letting yourself get walked over or disrespected?


Could you be a little bit more open to interacting in ways or on topics that aren't necessarily 'home' for you. Sometimes, asking the question, “What are you interested in?” can really transform an uncomfortable relationship.


Home also has to do with the home that is your body and mind. What would it feel like to surrender completely to the experiencing of being in your body, even if you are in chronic physical discomfort like so many Lightworkers are on this journey?


What would it feel like if your mind was a source of comfort and peace rather than distraction, worry or confusion?


How could you do a better job of making yourself feel safe regardless of what is going on in the outside world?


Take whatever steps you can over the next 28 days to bring greater balance to your body, and to make mental peace and clarity a priority. Meditation, breathwork, yoga, tai chi, and nature walks/swims are really good ways to give your nervous system a feeling of safety.


Targeted supplements and nutrition for the brain are crucial if you are not experiencing peace in the mind, however, meditation is truly irreplaceable. It would be of tremendous benefit to all Lightworkers to incorporate at least five minutes of daily meditation into their routines (ideally more!). The meditation can be any type you'd like!


With this New Moon, we see a renewal of focus on the nurturing, emotional Divine Feminine aspects of life. It's a time to recommit to taking care of your body--and to nurture the self--while establishing a healthy balance between self and other.


We also should endeavor to achieve a better balance between the masculine and feminine energies within--and an improved relationship between our self-care and our role in the outside world.


Cancer—which is the Divine Mother of the Zodiac—can help us to establish a healthy balance between accepting nurturance, love and support from loved ones and friends, with establishing and maintaining emotional independence.


When we have wounds and traumas that are yet unhealed, we may tend to over-rely on others to help us feel safe, 'OK' or validated in certain ways; likewise, some of us may go in the other direction and keep our feelings and emotions locked up inside for fear of being judged or seen as weak.


Both sides of this spectrum are unhealthy and miscalibrated, but somewhere in the middle we can find a healthy balance of sharing our thoughts, feelings and concerns when we feel the need to--with being fully adept at handling the full range of emotions on our own.


Remember that no one else will ever be able to heal the wounds within you, though it can certainly be helpful (and wise) to seek the help of healers, therapists and trusted loved ones and friends to assist. However, there is no replacement for inner work--and once you become willing to do the work, you have already won half the battle.


One of the most difficult parts of being a human being is having to experience (and handle) the whole gamut of emotions. It is natural to want to avoid feeling uncomfortable emotions like sadness or anger—this is why so many people find it difficult (or even embarrassing) to cry.


In fact, our subconscious mind does whatever it can to make sure we don't have to feel the uncomfortable emotions that are stored within. It will craft our reality in a way that we will be able to avoid feeling the unfelt emotions within that became 'stored' during instances or prolonged experiences of mental, emotional and/or physical trauma—especially those that occurred during childhood.


So unless you grew up with parents or caregivers who taught you how to talk about, handle and alchemize your emotions—which is uncommon in our society—you may have picked up unhealthy coping mechanisms along the way.


These unhealthy coping mechanisms often directly lead to addictive patterns, as well as other patterns of self-sabotage. With Neptune being exalted in that anaretic degree right now, we need to be extra careful not to slip into addiction. Addicts (and ex-addicts) should be on guard. Take care to check in with any friends or family of yours that are addicts.


The opportunity to unravel and heal those unhealthy coping mechanisms comes when one embarks on a conscious awakening journey, often seeking out teachers, healers, books, videos, seminars, courses, therapists, plant medicine, etc.


In my opinion, one of the most important tools that we can learn learn in life is to honor all of our emotions. This allows for a proper flow of energy to run through the sacral chakra--as well as helping you to learn how to be a healthy, emotionally balanced human.


I believe that we all hold a reservoir of 'unfelt' and unprocessed emotions within. These 'unfelt' and unprocessed emotions create energetic blockages in the energy field. These blockages can cause physical issues down the line if not alchemized.


When you feel sad, stop and take a moment to fully feel and honor the sadness. Let the tears come through. You'll find that once you allow the sadness to be deeply felt, you'll feel a lightness wash over you.


This is exactly why we feel better after crying! Sometimes, when I feel some sadness bubbling up, I'll put on a sad song, hug my dog and just let myself bawl. I always feel better after a good cry.


When you feel angry, triggered or resentful, avoid expressing the anger outwardly, as that only creates more of the energy you're trying to dispel. Rather, take some deep breaths, step away from the situation and then feel the anger deeply, but within yourself.


Just taking a moment to feel anger within (rather than 'without'), transmutes some of that reservoir of 'unfelt' emotion within. You'll likely find the anger dissipating and a feeling of peace, well-being and gratitude washing over you if you practice this exercise—unless your mind brings it back again afterwards. perpetuates



Wishing everyone a wonderful New Moon in Cancer!



With Love,


Matthew John




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