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Astrology: New Moon in Cancer, July 5, 2024 Emotional Renewal ~ Introspection ~ Nurturing

Astrology New Moon Cancer July 5 Ocean view

The Astrology of the New Moon at 14° of Cancer brings a few key themes to the forefront: emotional renewal, introspection, nurturing, and emotional well-being, along with connecting with our inner feelings. A practice in coming home to ourselves.

Self-care and nurturing are closely linked to our emotional well-being. This New Moon offers a wonderful opportunity to journal and honor your feelings. Sit down and write about the most important aspects of your life. This aligns with the nature of the New Moon in Cancer. It's not necessarily about initiating new action but rather about honoring and recognizing your feelings and identifying steps you would like to take to make any necessary changes. Because you have slowed down and taken some time for yourself, and focusing on your emotional needs, you align perfectly with Cancer by nurturing your home and family.

Of course cancer is associated with our intuition and sensitivities, since it is a cardinal water sign. That urges us to ask ourselves the question: what steps do I need to take to move forward in my own journey of healing?

The most important thing we can do during New Moon phases is to journal our feelings and process them.

As with all New Moons and especially this New Moon in Cancer, we have an opportunity to set new intentions around these qualities and any other deep feelings you have. The astrology around this New Moon Cancer is emotional renewal as well as many other processes I will talk about here.

Contrary to popular belief the New Moon isn't necessarily about initiating new action, as the moon is dark and new, and fragile like a baby. The most important thing we can do during New Moon phases is to journal our feelings and process them. It is very helpful to see in words how we are feeling.

Once you have written down how you're feeling and what emotions have surfaced, each category should be its own separate entry. Next, focus on the emotional steps you can take for growth and positive forward movement concerning whatever you're emotional about, as well as any domestic situations, since Cancer heavily influences the family realm.

After completing your journaling and writing out your intentions, and really connecting with your feelings and the needs of your domestic life, another beautiful way to connect with this New Moon in the water sign of Cancer is to get near water.

Personally, I love kayaking and walking by the ocean—these are activities I will do around the New Moon in Cancer.

What will you do? Share your thoughts below if you are comfortable with that. I'd love to hear your ideas, and so would others. Hearing how people use this New Moon in Cancer helps others set their own intentions and understand how to work through their emotions.

Here are a few other thoughts about how to work the magic of this New Moon in Cancer.

Daily Reflection and Inner Dialogue of the Cancer New Moon

Taking a moment each day to check in with yourself and reflect on your emotions can be incredibly valuable. Think about which emotions stood out the most for you, what might have sparked them, and how you reacted. It's important to take note of whether your response was beneficial or maybe not so great for your overall well-being. This self-reflection can give you insights into your emotional patterns and help you make choices that support your mental and emotional health as well as setting goals with this new moon so you can grow and heal.

Gratitude Journaling is very helpful when working with New Moon energy. So if you like list three things you are grateful for each day, focusing on the emotional aspects. How do these things make you feel, and why?

Future Self Visualization: since everything is part of cycle it is not a bad idea to do this. Visualize where you want to be emotionally in the next month or year. Write a letter from your future self, offering advice and encouragement.

We have focused on many things that are meditative in nature, but there is also Mindfulness Meditation.

Set aside 10-15 minutes for mindfulness meditation. Focus on your breath and observe your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Allow yourself to be fully present in the moment, accepting whatever arises with compassion. Journal about this.

By engaging in these introspective practices, you can deepen your self-awareness, gain insight into your emotions, and cultivate personal growth during the New Moon in Cancer.

I plan to do some of these practices at the beach or in my kayak. How about you?

Lunar Gestation Cycle information:

Now we can’t forget every New Moon starts a fresh Lunar Gestation Cycle. So if you want follow this system and find the theme for your own chart it would be best to locate where this New Moon is for you and see if you have planets near the 14th degree of Cancer. At the very least what house is that degree in?

Knowing the answer to that will give you even more insight into your world.

If you would like help with this I invite you to book a ½ hour session where we will focus just on this subject. Here is the link to that. Choose what ever you want for a session but if you want just the ½ hour focus book using the CHECK -IN session. It is the only one that is a ½ hour.

Ultimately, I feel the goal of this new moon in the middle of Cancer represents an opportunity to make some important changes within yourself. In other words, the ultimate goal is to learn how to be at home within yourself, finding satisfaction and contentment in everyday life.



The start of each lunar gestation phase begins with a New Moon, which brings awareness to new events within a fresh Zodiac sign. It presents an opportunity for learning and exploration. Engaging in activities aligned with the Zodiac sign of the New Moon. At this stage, we usually don't know the outcome of what we're initiating because both the Sun and Moon are at the same place in the zodiac and have a similar perspective. It's akin to planting a seed, where the results will unfold over time. The increased consciousness that results from making plans and resolutions during this New Moon will develop over the course of nine months, culminating in the First Quarter Moon, which will occur at a similar zodiac degree as the New Moon. Consequently, it's critical to plant ideas and start new endeavors that are motivated by and consistent with the attributes symbolized by the matching Zodiac sign. New moon also represents new growth, and new growth is tender and adaptable and so are you.

Nine months after the New Moon, we reach the First Quarter Moon, (some calendars will call this the Second Quarter Moon) which occurs at a similar degree as the New Moon. This phase serves as a turning point marked by the square aspect between the Sun and the Moon. Throughout this time of the lunar gestation phase, tension and struggle are typical. There is increased bravery and action, but there are also difficulties. These difficulties frequently serve as a springboard for a big improvement during the next lunar phase, which occurs nine months later at the Full Moon. By now, the projects we started during the New Moon nine months ago are formally underway, and the fruits of our labor are starting to show.


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