New Moon in Cancer
– July 2018 –
Written by: Miranda Allivato
This month’s new moon will be on July 12th in the sign of Cancer. It will also be a supermoon and will be followed by a partial solar eclipse on July 13th. Talk about a triple threat! As a supermoon, this new moon energy will be intensified and its effects will linger longer than usual due to the influence of the upcoming eclipse.
This new moon will be all about emotions so prepare to feel all the feels. This is a great time for romance, intimacy, and to connect with family and loved ones. You will likely find that those around you are more emotionally conscious and are open to communicating their feelings. Use this as an opportunity to have some heart to heart conversations and to clear up any emotional confusion that may be lingering in your relationships.
Your own emotions will likely be heightened as well. The upcoming eclipse will shed light on our fears and will uncover emotions that we have repressed and tried to ignore. The supermoon will cause our emotions to be more powerful and hard to avoid so don’t try to fight them. Instead, spend some time exploring and reflecting upon your emotions. Uncover the truth behind them and allow them to pass through you.
With emotions running high it is important to remember to give yourself some TLC. Cancer energy is soft, loving, and nurturing. Extend this energy to yourself this new moon by indulge in activities that make you feel safe and secure. If you find that your heightened emotions are bringing you down, take a moment to show gratitude for the positive things in your life. Our power to manifest is directly connected to how we extend love and compassion to ourselves so use the restorative qualities of this new moon to relax and recharge.
This new moon is also the perfect time to do a home cleansing. Light some sage, tidy up, and make your space feel clear and cozy. You may even enjoy adding a water element to your home, such as a small desktop fountain to honor the energy of this new moon.
The upcoming eclipse will add a feeling of new beginnings and transformation. With many of our goals approaching completion, this is the perfect time to think about the things you want to change and rearrange in your life. It is time to turn the page and start a new chapter. Spend some time reflecting on what you want to manifest for your future and then set your intentions.
You may find that your intuition is heightened as well. Pay close attention to your dreams and trust your instincts this new moon. Expect your sleeping patterns to be a little out of whack as a result of the supermoon.
Crystal Recommendations: Moonstone, Ocean Jasper, Carnelian, Rhodonite, Selenite, Emerald. White Howlite, Pearl, Snowflake Obsidian, Hematite, Blue Calcite, Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Ruby, Clear Quartz.
Candles & Colors: White, Blue, Pink, Purple, Silver.
Herbs & Oils: Sage, Lilac, Lemon, Rose, Lavender, Bergamot, Aloe, Chamomile, Jasmine.
Magic: Intention setting, healing heartbreak, emotional healing, dream work, divination, spirit and ancestor work, manifestation work.
Antonina Whaples will be hosting a shamanic new moon drum journey at Kindred Spirits on July 12th from 7:30 – 8:30pm. The journey fee will be $35. We will be drumming to clear stagnant energy and to bring ancestral healing. We will also be working to integrate the chakra system for physical well being. Space is limited so please notify the store in advance if you plan to attend.
Happy New Moon!