Monday July 8 is a new Moon in Cancer at 4:44 am PDT that begins the month of the Earth Sheep making this a time for healing, nurturing, generosity, and for exploring art and creativity. Gentle and kind Sheep correlates to the Western sign Cancer. On this new Moon, the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Jupiter are all in Cancer for compassion and understanding. Plus Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are in a very fortunate grand Water trine for an easy flow of energy.
Cancer rules the 4th house of astrology, the section of the horoscope concerned with home, family, and roots. Focus on creating a peaceful home, a healing retreat for you and your family. You can establish the emotional security that Cancer loves by simply stopping and slowing down. Water Snake year 2013 is the time for healing before next year Wood Horse 2014 when we’re off to the races.
Mercury is still retrograde until July 20 so lighten up your communications to others. Sheep is a peacemaker so no battles over right and wrong. Surrender, release, and make peace is the way of the Sheep. The fortunate cycle of this new Moon is auspicious for everyone, and is most deeply felt by the Water signs Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio and for those born in Sheep, Rabbit (Hare), and Pig years.
Happy new Moon!