– New Moon in Cancer July 2017

New Moon in Cancer 2017

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Increased Sensitivity, a Focus on Family and Instinctive Reactions

Last month was all about communication, expression, truth and wisdom.

As we move towards our next New Moon (in the sign of Cancer) you may feel a drawing in.

Cancer is a sensitive, instinctive sign and with the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars aligned in this sign (at the New Moon) your sensitivity is likely to increase and your mind may be on family matters, home and nurture.

Periodic withdrawals may be necessary to attend to your own needs and to keep your personal care in balance and topped up.

Cancer is the sign of the Mother, so be mindful of how you are looking after your own needs (mothering yourself) as you instinctively take care of those around you.

 

Overprotection, Worry and Defensive Reactions

Mercury in Cancer could increase a tendency to worry and Mars is not overly comfortable in watery, emotional Cancer, so watch for a tendency to over-protection and to react defensively.

This is a month to be especially mindful of emotional triggers and to look to the real source of your responses.

Perhaps there is an inner need that isn’t being addressed or an emotional wound that is requiring conscious attention and healing?

Meditating near water and listening to its sound may prove particularly soothing, as could salt baths this month.

 

Intentions for Self Care and Family Healing

This is a great New Moon to set intentions around a new self-care ritual and for bringing about positive change in the family; perhaps through communicating your own needs more clearly or having conversations around emotional matters that need to be resolved.

This may require that you allow yourself to be vulnerable (to drop the defences) and yes, that can bring up fear, but are you ultimately going to feel better resolving those issues or sweeping them under the carpet?

With Chiron and Saturn forming a T Square with this New Moon, feelings of inadequacy or of feeling unsupported could arise related to old emotional wounds.

If it isn’t possible to resolve an outstanding issue then you may need to look at ways that you can increase your own self-love and self acceptance.

How can you attend to what you need right now and ensure that you are providing for and mothering yourself?

Is there a healing modality, technique or a teacher that is instinctively calling to you that you feel will enable you to address your emotions?

 

Motivated to Care for and Nurture Others

If your self-care barometer is fairly balanced, you will likely feel an increase in your capacity to  nurture those around you.

Instinctively tuning in to what they require from you.

With Jupiter squaring Pluto and both Mars and Mercury, be wary of over stretching yourself this month, however and making promises that you can’t keep.

 

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this New Moon?

Where does this New Moon fall within your natal chart?

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Look for 2 degrees and 47 seconds of Cancer. which is the position of the New Moon.

What does that house (area of life) represent?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 2 degrees within your natal chart?

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Tracking the Lunar Cycle each Month

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These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

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The New Moon will exact on 24th June 2017 at 12:30:37pm here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT+10).

Wishing you increased emotional balance and family unity as you move towards a more nurtured and nurturing version of you.

Much Love, Toria xo

Full Moon in Sagittarius 2017

Full Moon in Sagittarius 2017

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The Freedom to Stand in your Truth

So how’s your truth barometer going out there, blossom?

Sagittarius is a sign greatly aligned with truth and with the Black Moon (also in Sagittarius) sitting conjunct this particular Full Moon be prepared to want to honour yours.

You may find (especially if you’re particularly sensitive to energy) that your BS radar is particularly fine tuned this month as well.

If you’ve been feeling suppressed or held back, the build up to this full Moon could find you struggling with that and wanting to let it all out.

Inspiration and Motivation

The warm and radiant Fire Grand Trine (Moon, Saturn, Leo North Node and Uranus) is helpful in that it is infusing a dose of courage, faith and motivation into making changes at this Full Moon.

What makes you feel vital and alive?

Do more of that.

Honour Spontaneity, Adventure and Your Vision.

Be Truth, Be Open.

Pursue Growth and Expansion.

The T square involving the Full Moon, Saturn and Chiron may indicate that painful experiences, illness or pain are the driving force behind or maybe this pain is coming up for you as you move towards being all that you want to be during this life time.

Old wounds, low self confidence, an inability to feel ”seen’ for who you really are or a lack of courage may present themselves.

Do you feel free to express exactly who you are?

Ultimately, it is you that is responsible for your emotional well-being, so please listen to what it is that you’re needing right now.

There is something that you innately know about who you came to be during this lifetime.

Are you pursuing that?

Wise Teacher

Perhaps someone or something has appeared within your life (or will do so as we get closer to the Full Moon), who will act as a teacher or guide for you at this time.

Or perhaps you need to seek out that person.

Who can help you with forward progress?

Relationship Tension

The ruler of this Moon is Jupiter; currently travelling through Libra and stationary at the time of this Full Moon, so expect some intensity if growth is required in one or several of your relationships.

Sometimes growth requires discomfort and a relationship cannot be it’s best without some emotional honesty and the freedom to be yourself.

If a relationship is not respectful of your freedom or your needs, it could feel stifling right now.

At the time of the Full Moon, Mars will be in Cancer forming an almost exact sextile with Venus in Taurus conjunct Uranus.

Perhaps the desire to rebel is conflicting with the urge to belong to or to care for others.

Can you meld the two together?

Is there a way to make it work and to cooperate without losing the true essence of who you are or your sense of freedom and space?

Wisdom

Sagittarius is also about wisdom and ultimately that means your own inner wisdom.

Do you have a strong, innate connection to your inner self/your inner wise man/woman?

Do you tune in and listen to what your heart desires?

If you’re feeling lost, lacking in purpose or uninspired it could be time to take up a spiritual practice.

Whatever draws you; whether that be yoga, meditation, going church or a regular group, which nurtures your spirit and strengthens your intuition, could prove greatly healing right now.

Toxic Emotions/The Shadow Side

Remember that Full Moons tend to bring out the shadow, so watch for the shadow traits of Sagittarius, which may present themselves at this time – Moralistic Behaviour, Judgement, Excess, Clumsiness, Irresponsibility, Tactlessness.

Toxic Emotions, which serve to hold you back may also surface now – Fear, Guilt, Lack, Duty…

These are Ego-based emotions that keep your energy low and letting these emotions drive your actions can make life seem dull, miserable and burdensome.

If you’re sensitive, it may also be worth considering having a News break or a Social Media Sojourn.

It’s amazing how a reconnection with the real World around you can restore inner peace and give you more time to do the things you love.

Choosing Self Love and Vulnerability over Fear

With Venus in Taurus at this Full Moon, why not choose Self Love and to elevate your Self Worth?

Yes, it may feel frightening to stand in the true essence and light of who you are and it may feel especially vulnerable, but that vulnerability is often your greatest asset.

After all, you cannot be yourself whilst you are fearing what others’ will think of the real you.

Do things that make you feel grateful, that nurture and love your body and which increase your overall sense of well-being.

Even if at first, that feels a little ‘selfish’.

Working on you is actually one of the least selfish things that you can do, because when you’re functioning from a full cup,  it increases your capacity to be there for others, to raise the vibration of the Planet and to be a source of light and joy for those around you.

Do this and you’ll likely tap into the positive aspects of Sagittarius – Faith, Optimism, Honesty, Spontaneity and Adventure.

In Honour of those Leading the Way

This write up would not be complete without honouring the amazing people who refuse to stay silent against wrong-doing in our World.

The courageous souls, who become ‘whistle-blowers’ or who stand up against the might of the system for those vulnerable souls, who do not have a voice (including our animal kingdom).

There are some mightily inspirational people out there standing in their truth and bringing through the most amazing changes to make the Earth a better place.

At this Full Moon, please consider lighting a candle and praying for them and all that they do. It’s no easy task; especially when they often risk persecution, ridicule, disbelief and sometimes danger.

Please be mindful of what you believe in; especially News reports, which often seek to divide and conquer.

Your heart always knows the truth, so tune in often and always question what doesn’t feel valid.

Which area of your life is likely to be affected by this Full Moon?

Where does this Full Moon fall within your natal chart?

If you’re unsure of how to find this and would like help with understanding your natal chart, you can sign up for my newsletter and receive my E-Book “Introductory Tips for Astrological Self Awareness” for free.

Look for 18 degrees and 53 seconds of Sagittarius (The Moon), and 18 degrees and 53 seconds of Gemini (The Sun).

Which house axis (areas of life) is being highlighted in your chart?

Are there any planets, which fall at (or very close to) 18 degrees within your natal chart?

Those situated between 16 and 20 degrees of the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) and also Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio and Capricorn are likely to add more to the picture.

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I also offer a 12-month subscription to my Lunar Illuminations.

These alerts are a great way to track your intention setting and to tune into your own emotional ebb and flow as the Moon moves through her eight phases each month.

You can subscribe to my Lunar Illuminations here.

The Full Moon will exact on 9th June 2017 at 11:10pm here in Brisbane (AEST, GMT+10).

Wishing you love, illumination and growth as you move towards a more expansive version of you.

Much Love, Toria xo