The New Moon takes place on July 10th, 02.16 BST at 18° 01′ Cancer.
The New Moon in Cancer, makes the Moon strong in her own sign. The Moon and Cancer are entwined with mothers, children, family, home, nurture and memories – our emotional connections to people and places, where we belong, and how we feel safe and secure.
This is a new start around family, home and our sense of security.
The Moon here is emotional and instinctive. Illuminated by a mothers love for her child. Devoted, warm, tender and compassionate, side by side with a fierce urge to decisively protect and defend, to subdue any threats.
It may find us contemplating our emotional connections. The ways we support, and care for ourselves and each other. Who we are united to come what may – who we depend on and who depends on us – our emotional security.
The New Moon could accentuate emotional sensitivities and vulnerabilities, accompanied by creative, resourceful, initiative to nurture what we need, so as to strengthen our position and thus that of family and kindred spirits.
The New Moon is sextile Uranus, trine Neptune and opposite Pluto.
Significantly, Uranus is the focal planet of a (separating) T-Square featuring Venus, Mars and Saturn. This T-Square may have bought awareness to an area of life that is, or has to change.
The T-Square underlines the standout aspect of 2021 – Saturn square Uranus – along with the upcoming Venus-Mars conjunction on July 13th. It may potentially touch on our relationships, finances or creative endeavours. It could be a change we are excited about (Uranus) but equally it could be a change that feels restrictive (Saturn).
Potentially something unexpected, that shook the status quo and how we feel secure (Uranus) has unfolded in the days prior to the New Moon – perhaps exposing challenges, fears or bringing a sense of liberty – that may here and now feel daunting (Pluto). A sense of uncertainty about where (exactly) we are going.
At the same time, the trine to Neptune backs up the love, care, concern and intuition of the Moon in Cancer. Suggests help is at hand – hope, encouragement and inspiration – that bestows optimism and faith in the future. As the established and well known fades, and we set our sights on feeling assured and content – being safe and secure once again – the support and empathy we need will be there. We may also be called to return the favour, provide love and support where it is needed. We may need mothering, or be prompted to take on the role of mother.
Fixed Star ~ Wasat
Fixed Star Wasat is at 18° 48′ Cancer, in Constellation Gemini – The Twins.
“Wasat is a double star, pale white and purple, on the right arm of the Northern Twin Castor, or some give it as on the waist area of the Southern Twin, Pollux; hence the meaning of the name Al Wasat “the Middle.” ~ Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Allen
“Of the nature of Saturn. Connected with chemicals, poisons and gas. Violence, malevolence, destructiveness as a first principal” ~ Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian Robson
“Ptolemy makes a Saturn type of it, so we should expect some serious meaning here. It is well within the orb of influence of Castor, and vice-versa, and so adds its Saturnine weight to that star, helping to account for the heaviness and tendency to pessimism found in people 18 – 20° of Cancer active in their charts. Apart from that, however, Al Wasat does show up a quality of being able to speak with clear authority when others are waffling, and prominence in public affairs or management is often result.” ~ The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse
Tarot ~ 3 of Cups
The New Moon takes place in the second Decan/Face of Cancer, ruled by Mercury (Mars by triplicity). The corresponding tarot card is the 3 of Cups.
Book T calls this card “Abundance”.
“A woman with a beautiful face, and on her head she has a crown of green myrtle, and in her hand is a stem of the plant called water lily, and she is singing songs of love and joy. This is a face of games, wealth, joy and abundance.” ~ PICATRIX
In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, the 3 of Cups depicts three women raising their cups in a toast. They are surrounded by an abundance of fruit and vegetables, are perhaps celebrating a successful harvest!
This card is about celebration, merriment and pleasure. Honouring and showing gratitude for success and prosperity. Along with uniting, gathering together with friends or family to share the good fortune, letting loose and partying after working hard to attain results.
The Moon rules Cancer, and her influence is shown in the three women who are symbolic of, and linked with the triple goddess – Maiden, Mother, Crone – who are reflected in the phases of the Moon, and the cycles of life.
Cancer is a sign concerned with family life and home comforts, and accordingly possesses a need to feel secure and protected. A bountiful harvest with ample for the winter months provides reassurance and comfort. Mercury who rules Gemini and Virgo, can be seen not only in the party and celebration aspect of this card, but also through his role as god of commerce and trade. Mercury’s business expertise – the exchange of ideas and goods – contributing to a successful venture.
I am the ritual of celebration. I remind you of things that have worked out well and life’s problems that have been solved by joining forces with family and friends.
Take time now to recognise your accomplishments and honour the people who have helped you along the way. Cherish your associations. Good results are seldom achieved alone.” ~ Spiritual Tarot, by Echols, Mueller and Thomson
Wishing New Moon blessings to all.
Top Image ~ from Unsplash by Elizabeth Tsung
3 of Cups from The Aquatic Tarot by Andreas Schröter
The Complete Picatrix ~ Translated by John Michael Greer & Christopher Warnock