Our New Moon of July 23rd rises in Cancer, and specifically Pushya Nakshatra (more on this below). The Moon rules the sign Cancer, and as such, feels very at home and at ease in this placement. And isn’t that a welcome relief after the turmoil and chaos of the past few months (months?!? has it only been months?!) Even in her darkness, this New Moon invites us to set down our sword and loosen the armour. Mars’ arrival in Cancer on July 12th has brought with it an intensity, a fire, a call to arms to fight the good fight and defend the weak, and as the Moon traverses her homeland of Cancer, she whispers to us ‘it’s safe now, you can come out’.
This feeling of emotional battle, of us and them, of me and you ends in the white flag of a hollowed Moon and her gentle push towards healing.