July New Moon in Cancer: Reaching Out

July New Moon in Cancer: Reaching Out

New Moon in Cancer: exact at 9:48pm, Thursday 7/12th.

Our sense of belonging becomes top priority during this New Moon. Our loyalty to family (or chosen family) will be the driving force behind every decision we make during this time. Our ability to read other people’s needs will be nearly as strong as our desire to provide for those needs. Intuitive talents will be at a peak.

The only complication is that this New Moon is in opposition to Pluto. This can easily put people into a defensive mode if they feel any sense of danger of neglect. This defensiveness is more likely to manifest as a withdrawing behavior rather than an aggressive lashing-out. It is a good time to reach out to others if you notice that they are feeling down or seem to be isolating themselves. Make sure everyone feels cared for.

And speaking of Pluto…Pluto is currently retrograde in the sign Capricorn. Pluto was last in this sign from 1762 – 1779 (American and French revolutions, etc.), and will now be in this Capricorn from 2009 – 2024. This period promises deep societal changes and new structural foundations. We are likely to see new business strategies, economic views, and governmental shifts. Any form of authority will be reassessed for its effectiveness and appropriateness. But this process might seem even rockier than necessary from April 22nd – September 30th, while Pluto is retrograde. Hang on, everybody! Take good care of one another.

For some assistance in getting through this New Moon, try Shoyeido’s “Hope” incense from their Angelic line. Robert Place’s Tarot of the Sevenfold Mystery can be a great tool for helping to see things a little clearer. For further exploration, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel’s book The Way of Tenderness is an excellent place to start.

June New Moon in Gemini 2018: Explore New Ideas

June New Moon in Gemini 2018: Explore New Ideas

Our last newsletter discussed the Full Moon, as the Sun was in the early degrees of Gemini. Now we cycle around to the New Moon, which is in the later degrees of Gemini. The theme of insatiable curiosity continues and grows even stronger. We yearn to explore and learn about the entire universe. Meeting people, traveling, reading, talking and learning are all means for us to gain new perspectives.

And speaking of Gemini…its ruling planet, Mercury, has entered the early part of Cancer. This leans our instincts more toward secure and reliable ideas. Proven techniques become more appealing than taking risks at this time, especially where it involves the security of home, family or others who are dear to us.

Recommended products for this New Moon:

Sandalwood is my favorite scent-correspondence for Mercury/Gemini, and Shoyeido has some delightful incense options. Try their “Sandalwood”, “Love”, or “Golden Pavilion” to enhance your meditations or ceremony, during this month’s New Moon.

“Happy Home” candles, from Coventry Creations, will bless your home with the very best energy.

Barbara Moore’s “Modern Guide to Energy Clearing” is filled with proven techniques for spiffing up the vibe of your space, or your self.

May New Moon in Taurus 2018

May New Moon in Taurus 2018

by Thraicie Hawkner

Astrology Chart for the New Moon in Taurus, May 15th 2018

Astrological chart for May 15th New Moon 2018

Time to prioritize your self-worth and personal values

This month’s New Moon is in Taurus on Tuesday, May 15th at 6:48 am in Minneapolis. In this article, we will explore the Astrological energies and suggest some good candles, stones and herbs for your ritual.

As you move forward and achieve goals, Taurus, the bull will help you maintain the ground you have won, so you can move forward. But you need to dig in and hold strong. Don’t lose your footing. Take steps to stabilize your finances. Surround yourself with those who are reliable and supportive and distance yourself from those who are not. Job-hunting is more likely to yield a steady job with regular income, during the influence of this new moon. Invest in quality, fine things, and even property, especially for the long-term.

Mars Works with Capricorn to Get You to Your Goal

Simultaneous to the new moon, Mars moves through the last degree of Capricorn.  This brings our drives and ambitions to a crescendo of maturity and self-discipline.  Now is the time to put any finishing touches on your plans, and fine-tune your strategies.  Accomplish any goal you’ve been working toward. Start thinking about where you want to apply your next efforts.  Capricorn helps you get things wrapped-up, so you can use the energy of this New Moon to move on to the next project. [Read more…]