With the New Moon in Cancer, we explore this water sign and the archetype of the crab. The effects of the new moon are strongest within 72 hours, but the different planetary positions carry a longer influence. Astrologer Heather Roan Robbins and Eye of Horus Founder Thraicie Hawkner discuss the current new moon and offer advice on how to mitigate challenges and maximize opportunities in this episode of Moon Magic. Heather talks about the shell and soft core of the crab, and Thraicie talks about empathy, grounding and more.
First check out the video for all the influences and astrological aspects, and what they mean. Then check out the rest of this article which highlights some of the tools which will help you work with the energy of the Cancer New Moon:
Myrrh, the Temple Incense for Boundaries
Myrrh is good for putting up healthy shielding and filtering type boundary.
On the Tree of Kife, Myrrh corresponds with the sphere of Binah, which is also Saturn. It is very good at form and boundaries and very solid manifestation. Some people don’t like this energy because it is so limiting, but if we are trying to set boundaries, shield and limit chaos, it is ideal. We carry a number of incenses with Myrrh as an ingredient>
Recorded use of Myrrh goes back over 4,000 years. It is a key ingredient in the ancient Egyptian Kyphi temple incense, and the ancient Greek perfume, Megaleion. It is an ingredient in a number of incense blends, and is widely recognized as one of the gifts of the Magi, and as such is one of the ingredients in Three Kings Resin Blend.
It is also a key ingredient in the Eye of Horus Herbal/resin incense blend.
Myrrh Blends well with: Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Tea Tree.
Good Stones for the Cancer New Moon
Prehnite is a great stone for shielding and setting boundaries. It strengthens the aura and helps to distinguish the emotions which may be coming from external sources. When you are empathic, picking up on other people’s emotions, sometimes they express as if they are your own. But you need to be able to separate external sources and keep them from affecting your own balance.
With the New Moon in Cancer, even people who usually aren’t overly empathic may need a little extra help so they don’t find themselves dealing with unexpected emotions from who knows where.
Prehnite gives you that filter and shield. For long-term use, it is good for psychic work, especially for discerning what you are picking up from external sources and not just your own inner voice.
Because it is so good at sorting things out, Prehnite also enhances dreams, meditation, intuition, love, forgiveness, compassion, peace calm and prophecies. Order from the Eye>
Desert (Polychrome) Jasper
Sometimes shielding isn’t enough, especially if some of your own deep mysteries surface unexpectedly. How do you ground and find calm to navigate your inner ocean? We recommend Polychrome Jasper , also called Desert Jasper or Royal Savannah Jasper to bring in a positive, even happy energy. It is excellent to help keep you grounded and safe doing spiritual work. This is a great long-term addition to your altar or carry-pouch (aka medicine bag, mojo bag) to help you with those long term goals and permanent transformations. Get desert jasper for your alter or mojo bag>
Metaphysical properties of polychrome Desert Jasper:
- Stability – Smooth out your aura
- Balance – Brings Tranquility, Comfort and healing.
- Grounding – Especially after shamanic journeys or astral travel
Hematite for Grounding and Protection
If you need extra stability and protection, hematite is the ultimate grounding stone. When polished, Hematite is Black to steel or silver-grey, in it’s natural state it is brown to reddish brown, or red. This shiny gray stone is primarily ferric oxide, and ore of iron, which makes it red and relates it to fire and Mars. Hematite will connect you to the core of the earth, you can use it to drop anchor in any storm.
We have hematite mounted in a unique talisman which includes a sigil of the Archangel Michael for added protection.
Chakra: Root or base chakra – Maladhara
Zodiac: Aries, Aquarius
The Hematite Cross of St Michael is available for online ordering. We will ship it to you or you can pre-order online and we’ll let you know when it is available in the store. Click here for ordering>
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