Happy New Moon in Cancer
A time when you may feel very inward & because it’s in the sign of Cancer which governs home you may not want to leave the house.
If we consider the positive expressions of Cancer: (creating community to feel a sense of belonging to something greater & accessing support to sustain giving to others. As well as virtues like patience, allowance, acceptance, nurturance & unconditional love)…well, today it might be a challenge to find & express those qualities, given this is when we are most likely to express the dark side of the Mother. (Witholding, punishing, burn out, destroying what we’ve created, judgement & separation)
You may see the shadow side of your own mother – literally or coming out through your own words & actions. If this happens, try placing your hand on your heart & breathe in & out of your heart the word, ‘acceptance’. This helps us to move into our heart & accept ‘what is’ rather than fighting what’s happening which is when we generate conflict within & without. (I’m not saying accept abuse) as I know there’ll be posts in reaction to that statement, what I am advocating is when we move into an acceptance of reality in a moment that really challenges us it opens us up to express what we are really feeling rather than stay dry, inflexible & brittle in the mind. By feeling the emotion, we can then move through the experience & not stay stuck in defensive judgement of what is.
Remember, every part of this ride is just so we can observe ourselves & become more aware, rather than righteous judgement of others. So if you see your dark mother today, identify where & how you need more support, more self acceptance, more time with friends & family, more support from community so you can take action on creating this the rest of this lunar month.
You may contract today (go into your shell, like the crab)…that’s okay. Be gentle & honoring of your emotional need for security today (& those around you).
But remember we can only express the positive traits of the mother (regardless of our gender or whether we have kids) if we first extend those traits to ourselves. So this is a day for extreme kindness towards oneself which will flow out to others.
To read more about the energies around this new moon, check out my astro forecast here https://themoonwoman.com/astro-forecast/
A good day for hugs all round! Blessings,
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