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Today we are under a nostalgic, family-oriented Moon. Cancer is the natural ruler of the Moon which means the Cancer archetype drives the experience.

Whether you were born under a Cancer Moon or it’s just the Moon’s transit through the sign, you will notice the themes and experiences revolve around the same themes.

Through this roughly 2.5 day cycle that the Moon is in the sign of Cancer, we quite often experience many states of connection, digestion, emotional processing, and family interaction.

The Sun is how we “do” our lives, the tenacity, and fervor with which we push through to our destiny. Well then, what exactly does the Moon do? Keep reading below to find out how you would personalize and shape your life if you were born under a Cancer Moon or you were heavily influenced by the Moons transitions through the sign in any given Lunar cycle.

What is a person like with a Moon in Cancer?

A Moon in the sign of Cancer makes for an emotionally alert person, aware of the many subtle changes in someone’s mood or attitude. They are one of the most empathic Moon signs of the Zodiac because the sign of Cancer with the addition of the Moon plays off the same frequencies and influences.

Fully equipped Cancer Moons can deal with heavy doses of emotional processing, motivated and inclined to ask, “How are you feeling”? That question is not only directed at those they care deeply about but is directed inward– it’s something they ask themselves quite often.

Like an amazing well communicated Podcast, a Cancer Moon can have a whole ass conversation in their head about the way they feel, how others might be feeling, and how to get to the bottom of knowing– they want to literally process everything.

The curiosity of these people tends to be on the extreme side as they like to know who they are dealing with and how they should position themselves to feel about it. Like a crab, the ebb and flow, advance than retreat is protection. This delicate crab walks sideways to carefully craft and avoids pitfalls through uncomfortable situations.

How would a Moon in Cancer make their lives personal and unique?

You cannot rush me and you will not rush me! In the lives of Cancer Moon people are motivated to have the opportunity to think about how they want to feel. Running into impatience and situations of being rushed is not okay to these soft-bellied individuals. As a result, exposure of any vulnerable parts that have not yet been assigned an emotional understanding feels baffling and unsafe.

What does a Cancer Moon need to look out for?

When you are either born under this influence or are having a very Cancer day with the Moon’s transit, you can be sure there will be very physical signs and areas of the body that need attention.

  • Stomach- This area is the most sensitive part of an individual. Extreme sensitivity to foods, spice, and foods that encourage slow digestion is a trigger for prolonged discomfort.
  • Teeth- The teeth are sensitive to Cancer because the teeth represent the sign of Capricorn. Cancer and Capricorn are natural opposites of each other, valuing one another for their strength, but approaching life from a different door. We often lack what we have less of.

Are you hungry? Let me feed you!!

This combination always has something in the kitchen cooking. The joy of being home comes over them so much, that they take full advantage of what their home has to offer. Baking, frying foods, and comforting desserts feed the needs of the Soul and are never turned away.

The Moon & mothers influence

A Cancer Moon will have a common motherly influence– they felt loved and supported by a mother figure. The mom either is a very controlling and prominent figure in this person’s life or a positive nurturing figure.

In the worst cases, some people with this cancerian lunar influence, experience the loss of or lack of presence from their mother. Either way, it can either be too much or too little depending on a persons life experience.

What are the emotional effects of a Cancer Moon?

With time they open up. The first interactions can be surface because these people tend to be fiercely private. Opening up to someone they trust or has been in their lives for many years feels easier to participate in. They would never open their whole life story to someone they’ve just met at a party.

These lunar creatures affect and invoke the emotions of others and not even realize you are doing with it. Because the Moon represents mother, security, and comfort, when a person is around a Cancer Moon it becomes a cathartic experience. A person feels okay to let their guard down and receive advice from a wise information keeper– the holder of ancient knowledge and practice.

The spiritual meaning of this lunar influence

The spiritual connection a person will have is a deep understanding of all that happens to them because they have emotionally processed it to the fullest extent. Not an easy feat!

The crab offers guidance towards change in terms of whether we do or we don’t. This Moon wants you to grow and expand your emotional intelligence because it is the backbone of the macrocosm.

How does your Moon get down in Cancer? Find out which house your Moon falls under!

First House

Sure about the way they feel and never willing to back down. Outspoken and sensitive to others criticism.

Second House

Emotionally satisfied when finances are in order, may be prone to negative self talk or have self confidence issues.

Third House

Maybe a writer or person who emotionally connects to media or literature. Well-spoken with a knack for traveling across many cities for a quick bite to eat.

Fourth House

Is centered around motherhood or the lack of mothering qualities experienced in life. Makes for an emotionally in touch individual.

Fifth House

Creative and fertile placement. May feel inclined to make things with their hands for self-gratification.

Sixth House

Could be heavily influenced by work-life balance and may need to exercise more than other placements.

Seventh House

This person will be obsessed with marriage or the relationships in their lives. Bringing them to a state of peace will be of utmost importance.

Eighth House

This person will heavily identify with occult type rituals and practices. They will be psychic or can easily carry medium-like qualities.

Ninth House

These people are concerned with their home and changing it up often. They may also be heavy book worms, extremely scholarly and have the need to travel across seas often.

Tenth House

A natural-born leader, ready to step up to the plate even if you don’t feel “ready enough” to start. Ambitious, slow, or nervous to take the lead. Exercise is needed with this placement.

Eleventh House

Heavily influenced by friend groups and communities you participate in. Could enjoy social media immensely and have a lot to contribute to its platforms.

Twelfth House

Concerned with meaningful career and time for getting lost in spiritual or unconscious spaces. This person will have vivid dreams and imaginations.

Self-care reminders when the Moon is in transit to Cancer

  • Taking a long hot shower or bath is a good way to reset the energy, bath/pool is preferred.
  • Take delight in eating seafood if you are not allergic, the flavor may be more intensified during this period.
  • Washing your hair cleanses the energies you are receptive to while out in the world. Washing those away during this period will feel revitalizing.
  • Cancer is a water sign and reminds us to drink plenty of water and other hydrating fluids.
  • Cry as much as you need/like, the desire will be immense or unexpected.
  • Light a burnt offering and tell someone you love them through a thoughtful and impromptu conversation. Vulnerability will be easier to lean into and illicit.

Closing thoughts

This Moon is one where you have high chances of understanding how the world works. If you are able to use your emotions as an intelligent center of knowledge, you will, as a result, reach higher states of happiness.

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Lunation Station

New Moon in Pisces

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March 13, 2021

Winter feels like it may finally be retreating. The clouds are clearing, the skies are blue again and the harsh freezing winds are becoming “almost-but-not-quite-yet” spring breezes.There’s a fresh optimism pushing out the wintery need to snuggle, be cozy and stay warm. 

As the Sun shows up earlier, hangs around later and gives us more daylight, we have choices to make about which projects to start and who we give our spring-time energy to. We can use this warmer weather to plant our personal seeds- both veggie and spiritual- in preparation for the spring/summer season. Or, we can frolic freely in the sun’s rays with no concerns for what we will or won’t reap when the weather changes once again. 

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This New Moon is part of a Pisces stellium (a grouping of three or more planets) that is residing in the 2nd House of Taurus. The energy is strong and is directing us to embrace our human existence as we connect with other community-focused souls and calibrate what’s needed for our collective futures. The name of the game is resources- spiritual, emotional and material and how we acquire, store and share them. How we choose to play the game is up to us but our choices will have an effect on more than our individual self.

Surrounded by Neptune (the planet ruler of Pisces) the Sun and Venus, this New Moon shows us that we’re connected in so many ways. The way we communicate, stockpile our resources, maintain our homes and show up for others is a direct reflection of how we feel about ourselves ie. our self-worth. Good food, good music and good times are great- it’s how we share space and align, but are we prepared for when the socializing is over? Spending all that we’ve got to hang out, only to be too broke to get home may feel Piscean- who worries about tomorrow when we’re all so connected today- but it moves against Taurean sensibility. To not be self-contained, self-nurturing and emotionally self-reliant seems a rather high price for the Taurean Bull to pay.

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The intensity of these four planets-Venus, Neptune, Sun and Moon- in the 2nd House points to the things that make us feel stable and secure ie. the foundation we stand on and how we manage our hard worked for and hard earned resources- money, food, home. Showing up for others is only productive when we’ve done the work of showing up for ourselves. After all, we don’t plan and work hard for the things we don’t feel we’re connected to and deserving of.

Watery Pisces (Venus, Neptune, Moon, Sun) wants us to find our connective happiness, while earthy Taurus (2nd House) wants us to take careful stock of the seeds we’re planting for the future and what those yields may be. Because there’s a much larger picture that requires the few to dream big enough for everybody, we’re being urged to stretch our winter limbs and wake up our emotional radar to find and connect with folks that feel like family and help bring these big dreams to fruition. 

Inage: Cast iron Dutch oven cooking over hot coals in fire pit homestead

Humans aren’t meant to be alone for the sheer sake of survival and being in communion with others is how we gauge where we are on our personal journeys. Although searching for this familiar/familial energy feels prescient and urgent- we’ve had a year of Covid lockdown on top of our usual winter hibernation and the need to socially connect is strong- the New Moon asks us to slow our collective roll to fully digest how comfortable and prepared we are to show up and be present in public spaces. 

By looking across the wheel at the polarity of the 8th House, (natural home to Scorpio and it’s planet ruler of Mars), we see an empty house with no planetary placements at the time of the New Moon- but don’t let the “empty” house fool you. More than a vacant “pie piece”, vacant houses are open and allowing- almost as if anything is possible. The lack of opposing planets means there’s less conflict, we’re able to explore and discover- and in this case an open 8th House pushes us to explore and discover what’s hidden and a bit taboo about ourselves. 

Image: heavy duty gloved hand removing cast iron lid from Dutchoven cooking over hot coals homestead

The 8th House gets a bad rap. The prevailing narrative is one of being hungry for power, deception, manipulation, death and sex. In this narrative there’s nothing but destruction, money problems, insecurity and a neurotic need to be in control of how others see us. When 8th House placements are in a natal chart or come up in a reading folks tend to think death is on the horizon- for them or someone they love, and that they’re surrounded by lies. 

In truth, the 8th House is where we make our greatest strides in our Astrological evolution. There is death in the 8th House yes, but in a more cyclical way. The death of old habits, outgrown relationships, changes in our lives that seek to push out what no longer serves us. Personal growth can be gradual or take place in dramatic shifts. With the 8th house open and clear this New Moon, it allows us to focus on what we have and how we can use our resources to establish and reinforce our self- confidence, ie. strengthening our base. 

Image: Dutchoven firepit roasted chicken, green cabbage and tomato salad and homemade naan bread homestead

Use these tentative “pre-spring” days to take stock of your material and emotional resources- how prepared are you for the coming days of Spring and Summer and the inevitable Winter that will follow? Are you confidently coming out into the world to bring your talents to the table to share with others? Or, are you showing up hungry for external validation? 

External validation is tricky- on one hand it can affirm what we think about ourselves to help us gauge how we’re moving through the world. On the other hand the real goal is to fine tune our internal barometers so that we’re full, self-reliant, self-sustaining and don’t rely on the fickle opinions of others. The goal is to expand the way we see ourselves by refining our self-reliance, redefining our self-image and strengthening our self-confidence because our self-worth is how we feel about ourselves after all.

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