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Nurturing New Moon in Cancer, July 17, 2023 Embracing Healing, Empathy, Self-Care

New Moon in Cancer July 17 Nurturing healing, self-care

We have an incredibly sensitive and emotional New Moon on July 17th, 2023. While this is not a super Moon or even an eclipse this New Moon is loosely connected to a number of other planets which will be part the dynamic of this lunar event.

Let’s unpack it so you can see what we have to work with, then you can apply this information to your current life circumstances. That means it is not necessary to know exactly where this New Moon is in your own natal chart especially if you are not knowledgeable in Astrology. If you do know then you have even more to work with. I'll guide you through the following analysis.

The New Moon in Cancer is sensitive, gentle, soft, easy, nurturing, as well as emotional, caring and responsive to needs. We should be embracing healing, have more empathy and focus on self-care.

We may also become aware of a situation or person that needs our empathy. Most likely we ourselves are the ones that need attention for a change.

With every New Moon we have an opportunity to begin something fresh using the current New Moon zodiac sign “Cancer.” 

This New Moon is a point of initiation and I recommend that we take some time over the first 48 hours of this New Moon to see where we need a fresh start or simply to begin something new in regard to Cancer qualities as listed above.

The New Moon is officially on July 17, 2023 at 2:32 PM ET, you will want to convert this to your own time zone. New Moon Cancer is Healing Empathy Self-care.

Let's begin this process by prioritizing self-care. Cancer is renowned for placing the needs of family and close friends above their own, often neglecting their own well-being in the process.

However, during a Cancer New Moon, it becomes crucial to honor your own emotions and address your personal needs first. By doing so, you can establish a solid foundation for nurturing others effectively.

With this New Moon connected to Neptune, a trine aspect by 2 degrees and Pluto an opposition by 4 degrees, suggests that we may experience a heightened desire to express our emotions on a deeper level than usual.

The trine aspect to Neptune intensifies our sensitivity and blurs the boundaries between ourselves and others. If you find yourself feeling emotionally overwhelmed during this time, it's important to take a step back and ask yourself whether the emotions you are experiencing are truly your own or if you are absorbing the feelings of others.

This awareness can help you navigate through any emotional overload and maintain a clearer understanding of your own emotions.

In addition to the suggestions mentioned earlier, another valuable way to harness the energy of the New Moon in Cancer, specifically its connection to Neptune, is by engaging in inner work. This entails delving into your personal experiences, addressing childhood issues, and tending to unresolved emotional wounds that may still be affecting you from past relationships.

By taking the time to explore and heal these aspects of your inner self, you have the opportunity to cultivate a deeper understanding of your own emotions and behaviors. This process can contribute to your personal growth and overall well-being.

Depending on your level of awareness and beliefs, you might even consider exploring past life work, thanks to the connection with Pluto. This involves delving into the possibility that your current experiences and patterns may be influenced by past lives or experiences. Engaging in past life work, if it resonates with you, can provide additional insights and facilitate healing on a spiritual and emotional level.

Remember, the New Moon in Cancer offers a supportive energy for introspection and emotional healing. Take this opportunity to nurture yourself, honor your emotions, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth.

Don't forget this is the beginning of a new Lunar Gestation cycle that will take 3 years from start to finish. So at the very least journal how you are feeling at this New Moon and other emotions that are coming up. We don’t always have to be setting goals but it sure is helpful.

(A quick nod to the Lunar Nodes changing signs today, Aries/Libra an awareness around the self and others. Who am I and who am I in a relationship?)


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