New Moon in the Maternal Sign of Cancer

A Water Baby

A Water Baby by Herbert James Draper

This painting is the principle of Cancer; a mother with her child, a protective shell, and the sea.

The New Moon that took place July 2 was in the sign of Cancer which represents emotions, mother, the maternal principle, and family. This New Moon will bring feelings and family matters front and center for this month. Emotions involving the family, and deeply tender and sensitive feelings for those close to us will be part of the theme. It’s an excellent time to schedule a trip for the whole family at a restaurant or a resort where everyone can sit and chat and just enjoy each other’s company. It is a time for renewing the family ties and cleansing emotional wounds. Cancer, the sign ruled by the moon, rules the natural fourth house which includes family of origin, domestic life, residence and possessions. It also rules emotions, women, mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, and girlfriends. The Moon also rules our subconscious and past lives. It is a cardinal (leadership) water sign (intuitive and emotional) and many who have planets in this sign in their charts are very intuitive and very nurturing. The USA is under the sign of Cancer which may account for these lines of the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty from the poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus:

“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me…:”

In Hindu astrology, wearing a pearl or moonstone strengthens the moon position and brings you good fortune (in the Hindu system, not in the Western system of astrology) if the moon has a strong placement in your chart. The moon is considered fortunate in the signs of Cancer and Taurus. Famous Cancers celebs are Harrison Ford, Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, and Nelson Mandela.

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