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New Moon in Cancer June 21st 2020

New Moon in Cancer June 21st 2020

"This is a time to release negative emotions towards others and ourselves. A divine time to honor our feelings by working through them, and taking time to heal in nature."

June Astrological Forecast

  • Activate your motherly side and nurture your inner child by spending time tapping into creative pursuits
  • Go visit a large body of water (Ocean, Spring, River, Lake, etc.)
    • Go swimming or meditate and honor the womb of the mother earth
  • Your feeling of safety is now related to your home, family, and related activities such as cooking and gardening.
  • You may be prone to emotional fluctuations; you should learn to forgive and forget in order to avoid depression from thinking too much about things.
  • Your perception of the world can be very subjective; try to create a certain distance without being bitter. Due to your rich emotional manifestation, you can create a real sense of belonging in the world.
  • This new moon comes at a turning point in the year, beckoning us to explore our domestic natures.
  • Home, family, safety, and security call forth to us.
  • Cancer evokes feminine and mother energy
This Solar Eclipse is occurring in tandem with the solstice, which is the brightest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The Universe is pulling open the curtains and light is flooding into our lives. Sometimes we will welcome the sunlight and feel inspired. Other times we might feel a shock and want to draw back the blinds. Even though certain things may come to light during this time, it’s important to listen to the timing of our own bodies. Mercury retrograde is nothing to fear or worry about. It’s a time to get in tune with ourselves and our thoughts. This Mercury retrograde will be occurring in the sign of Cancer. Which invites us to become kinder with ourselves and others. This cycle will show us where we can nurture ourselves, but also where we need to step up our self care. As the Sun travels through Cancer for 30 days we are all washed with the light of this sensitive sign. It’s a time to listen to our feelings and our emotions. This means acknowledging what we are sensing. It’s been a massive year of shifts and changes. We are like caterpillars that have transformed into butterflies. This Cancer season is our first chance at spreading these new wings. However, we’ve had to say goodbye to the caterpillar which can bring up grief. Honoring our emotions and letting them flow like the tides of the ocean is the key.

Learn more about the Summer Solstice in our Post: 7 Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Neptune is the planet of spirituality, escapism, creativity, and illusion. When it turns retrograde, we are guided on a journey inward to access information from deep within our soul. Neptune Retrograde is a very subtle energy so we will feel this more on a subconscious level.Venus moves out of retrograde but will take some time to get back to its former strength and energy. This is a time where we can reach greater clarity and understanding of whatever has been revealed to us in our relationships and heart during this retrograde period.During the month of June, we can use this energy to think about our goals and ambitions. We may feel more motivated to get things done and we may also feel a rush of new energy return to our body. Mars changes signs roughly every 2 months, and it will be moving into Aries it will remain in Aries for the rest of the year. This is due to its retrograde which happens later in September, but it also means that Mars has a lot of work to do in this area of the zodiac. Mars in Aries means we will be connecting to the strong warrior within, so tuning in to this energy is going to be necessary as we move through the rest of the year.The Jupiter Pluto alignment is a key feature of 2020 and happens three times. The first occurred back in April 2020, and now we have the second alignment. It is no coincidence that this alignment is synonymous with news about the global financial markets. Evaluate your financial situation and give gratitude to the abundance you have. For those that may be struggling financially dive deeper into the energy of abundance through nature. When you really allow yourself to feel the energy of abundance, you realize that it is so much greater than just material wealth. Abundance is the energy that brings opportunity, that sparks new ideas, and helps you to see the riches that are already around you. Tuning into abundance on this day can be healing and therapeutic.

June is a powerfully packed time for mass awakenings, breakthroughs, and divine revelations. Due to several planets in retrograde, this cues us to tap into our patience and resilience because things will be manifesting slowly, but surely. Take downtime to process and digest the powerful changes occurring in your life.

New Moon in Cancer Ritual

Materials Needed:
  • 3 Citrine Crystals
  • 3 Quartz Crystals
  • 3 Blue Apatite Crystals
  • Yellow 7 Day Candle
  • Calendula Herb
  • Pen/Paper
  • Jar of Water or even better Moon Water or Florida Water

1. Create Sacred Space

Approach your space, ideally an altar, with the intention to let go of any "to-do lists" or "mind chatter", and enter your divine state in which you become one with the unseen and seen world. Burn your sage to cleanse the space before you begin! You can do prep work by creating an altar that incorporates mostly reds, oranges, and yellows with a few hints of blue (to symbolize Cancer zodiac). Incorporating Sunflowers is very fitting at this time, because of the Summer Solstice! Many will ordain their altar with herbs during this Solstice season such as lavender, calendula, mugwort, chamomile, and/or fennel.

2. Reflect on what needs Releasing

Is it time to move on from that unfulfilling career? Perhaps it's time to step away from toxic relationships. Maybe it's time you stop speaking to yourself so harshly. Is there an unhealthy habit you need to let go of? Ask yourself, what do I need to release?

If you feel you have a lot to release try to narrow it down to just one (at most, 2) so that you do not overwhelm yourself. Be patient and compassionate with yourself. Now write down what you are releasing in a powerful language similar to, " I am releasing for once and for all ______." or "I will no longer tolerate _____ as I am now set on honoring what is best for my highest self and well being." Take as much time as you need, there is no rush in the divine workings of rituals.

3. Create your ritual

Take your yellow candle and place it in the center of your sacred space. Now take the 3 citrine crystals and place them in a circle around the candle. Now take the 3 Blue Apatite crystals and place them in the circle surrounding the citrine circle. Lastly, use your 3 quartz pieces around the Blue Apatite circle to amplify the intentions of abundance, joy, gratitude, calming, and nurturing our emotional & creative pursuits.

4. Perform your ritual

Take your water and dip three fingers & thumb into the bowl/jar of water and sprinkle the water in the corners of your space. Sprinkle this water on your altar as a method to cleanse and bless the space. If it is drinking water, take a sip before you begin to cleanse within. This is to honor the Cancer's element, water. Hold your yellow candle for 3 minutes, and channel your intentions of what you are releasing. Focusing on what your life will look like when you have successfully released this negative self-talk, habit, environment, and/or person. Focus on the positive outcome. This is very important! Do not allow yourself to fall into a negative train of thought when holding the candle. Now light your candle with a powerful intention that you are igniting a new pathway into your life. Take the piece of paper you wrote on stating what you are releasing. Now set it to flame from the candle's flame! Let it burn as much as you can without burning yourself, and then place it into your (fire-safe) ceramic bowl or Abalone shell to finish burning. You may feel an emotional release and you should welcome any tears fully. Allow yourself to honor your feelings. It's natural to grieve during a release process.
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