This New Moon in Cancer begins a new cycle in emotional healing and nurturance. Directly across from Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, the gate between the conscious and unconscious is open. Demons, angels, monsters, and helpers are near. With sweet trines from Mars in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, the soothing waters of feeling and sensitivity seek to ease our pain.
Every one of us has experienced some form of trauma. So many millions face the horror of war and violence and injustice. And such trauma ripples through the world so even those of us living in peace might feel aftershocks of pain, and the trauma ripples down the ancestral line so the pain of our parents and grandparents lives on in our bones. The subtle neglect and emotional ambivalence of parents who know no better is also traumatic. As is living in a world with such injustice, where freedom is hard to come by, where we have to earn a wage to get by, where we’re made to feel inadequate, less than, unequal.
So we’ve found ways to protect ourselves. We’ve built walls around our hearts, like Cancer’s shell. All in the name of safety and survival. We must honour those walls before attempting to tear them down. For they serve us, they keep us safe. Seek to understand their function. When did they arise? In response to what threats? To keep what monsters at bay? When we understand better why we’ve sought to protect ourselves, we might be granted access to what’s beyond. And then we meet our pain.
It’s in dialoguing with and seeking to understand our pain that this aspect of ourselves might heal. When we bring the sweet nurturing of Cancer to our darkest places, when we sit with our wounds instead of running, when we feel the most uncomfortable emotions instead of seeking distraction--that’s when we might heal. And once we give ourselves this care, we might be able to nurture those we love. We might be able to sit with their pain, to witness their most uncomfortable emotions so they might heal.
Once we acknowledge the feelings we do have, then we can, with clarity, imagine the feelings we wish to have. On an emotional level, what do you want, desire, long to experience? The most powerful means to manifest is to not just visualize, but to feel. If you want a partner, a home, success, you name it, how do you hope that will make you feel? Then feel it, in order to train your pathways so they are open to the opportunities when they arise, so you are ready for the gifts and possibilities that might just come your way.
In the next few days and weeks, Venus, the Moon, the Sun, and Mercury, who are all now lined up in opposition to Pluto, will square Uranus. Use this sweet New Moon energy for healing so that when we connect with Uranus, we are ready for revolutionary transformation. Pluto is slowly working its way through Capricorn through 2023, thus transforming the structures of society--its institutions, economic structures, government, and infrastructure. This lunar month, there’s opportunity for big shifts in the direction we envision, through inner healing. When we heal as individuals and communities we become better prepared to create a different society, one that serves us, that cares for us, and seeks to support rather than traumatize.
Big New Moon Blessings To You and Yours <3
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