June 27th, 2014 Astrology & Energy: New Moon in Cancer

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It’s a New Moon in Cancer tonight! Cancer is the sign of emotions, and of the moon itself— cascading feelings, cathartic tears, an outpouring of compassion for those who suffer, or an all-encompassing swell of love could take you over tonight. Old wounds that you have locked up inside, perhaps because your feelings about them have been to intense to express, bubble to the surface now for closer examination. If you surrender to the pain, sit with it, acknowledge and allow, you can redirect your energy now so that you can forgive and heal. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you must accept the cause of the pain (if it comes from outside of you), but that you accept and understand your own feelings about it, allowing yourself to freely feel what you feel, without judging yourself for it. So often when we feel negative feelings, we berate ourselves; in not wanting to feel a certain way, we say “I shouldn’t/mustn’t feel this way!”. This moon in water-sign Cancer encourages us to just ride those emotional waves, feel the feelings, and recognize that even your struggles and shadow side are part of what makes you whole. Without your pain, you wouldn’t have such a great capacity for joy, or to help others with what you have learned. 

If you’ve been stuck playing out an old story over and over, now is a time to release it and move on to something that is truer to the heart-path of your highest self. Acknowledge the patterns you have created (you did it for a reason, at the time, though it may not serve you now), thank them for their lessons, and consciously let them go. If you take this on, you’ll probably have to do it more than once, but now is a great time to start, and it will get a little bit easier each time!

The new moon represents the start of a new cycle, a new beginning, and this one starting in Cancer is all about your soul power. What is your power? How do you own it? How do you give it away? Listen to your inner child for the answers that you seek, and surrender what is not working for you to the flowing river of this watery moon. ❤

Want to know when the next new or full moon is coming? We’ve got lovely lunar calendars to lead the way right here: http://ow.ly/ywiqJ

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