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Cancer New Moon - We are Connected

Updated: Jun 28, 2022

Humankind has not woven the web of life.

We are but one thread within it.

Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.

All things are bound together.

All things connect.

Chief Seattle

The New Moon on June 28, 2022 at 7 Cancer brings us home to ourselves,

where we acknowledge our vulnerability, our feeling nature and

our innate connection with everything around.

While we look to initiate something new and powerful in our lives,

the Cancer New Moon invites us to set an intention for how we will

go about accomplishing what we have set out to do.

Honoring our sensitivity and being responsive to needs that emerge,

we are to infuse nourishment and care

into how we define and engage our endeavors.

From spring and into the summer, the planetary signature is notably yang. We are moving out of ourselves with renewed confidence. The Cancer New Moon is a strong yin energy, emerging as a counterbalance to the fiery self-assertiveness moving through us.

We are in a time where we feel a push to take a big step forward and boldly venture into new territory (Jupiter and Mars in Aries) and our fighting spirit is aroused (Mars square Pluto). The Cancer Moon slows us down, draws us into our body and its intrinsic need for comfort and security. Yes, we are ready to boldly go where we have never gone before (Aries), but we are also exploring how we can feel safety and support (Cancer) while we do it. We are invited to engage our insecurities – to not brush them aside or minimize them, but to discover how we can best support ourselves as we take risks.

Within this, we are to recognize that our actions, like a pebble in a pond, have a rippling effect. Recognizing we are connected to a part of larger and larger wholes, we assert ourselves with an awareness of the impact our actions. And while we may feel emboldened, we may simultaneously feel unsure and nervous. The Cancer New Moon urges us to embrace our humanness, make time for gentleness and healing, and not just put on the armor, steel ourselves up, and enter the fray with bravado and gusto. In working with our insecurity, we can address codependent behaviors and where we have a tendency to overextend or unduly compromise ourselves to satisfy another. We are to look for how our relationships can be mutually supportive so that we do not feel like we are going it alone without adequate support.

Ultimately, the Cancer Moon is helping us to feel a stronger connection with ourselves and in so doing we become more connected with others and the world around us, which in turn makes the bold move forward not so scary.

We can ask ourselves: What am I nurturing? There is something we want to nurture in the world but it is does not need to be at odds from the nurturance of our own well being. To feel safe, we need a safe place that gives us comfort. It can be our home, a good friend, a grove of trees in the woods. We are to acknowledge and nurture our sense of family with the people and world around.

Cancer is a water sign and represents the ocean. We are 75% water. We are of the ocean. All life on this planet is primarily made of water. We all come from the Ocean, from the same watery womb, and it is water that sustains and binds us. We are all part of the family of life, all belonging to each other. We may wish to go sit by the ocean at this time to feel greater connection with our feelings, ourselves and the world around.

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that,

and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning.

You have to love.

You have to feel.

It is the reason you are here on earth.

You are here to risk your heart.

You are here to be swallowed up.

And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed,

or left, or hurt, or death brushes near,

let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen

to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness.