Hello Circle of Friends:
The New Moon is almost upon us – happening in the hours before midnight on Tuesday, June 28th. This is a particularly powerful new moon, maybe the most powerful of the whole year.
When there is a new moon, we have a dark sky, or see just a mere sliver of the moon. The sun and moon are holding hands at this time, and are in harmony and see the same viewpoint. It’s like they both have the same pair of sunglasses on and are seeing the same things. This month they wear “Cancerian” sunglasses as both are in the zodiac sign of Cancer. So its like double Cancer energy – powerful stuff! Feminine energy at it’s finest!
Cancer is a water sign, and is in her “home” when she’s near the moon. Cancer traits or keywords to think about:
- The healer
- The “home” maker
- Emotions, feelings, instinct
- Energy of the Mother, the feminine
- The group unconscious
- Intuition – knowing what is felt/held in, without it needing to be said
- The protector
You may feel more of these qualities with this new moon energy. Cancer is all about family and home; these will be themes during this new moon. You may be thinking of your mother, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, or important female mentors/peers in your world at this time. You may be thinking about your own roles as a mother or mentors to other. What/who do you “mother” in your world. It could be your dog or cat, a favorite niece or nephew, or even a junior co-worker who needs a helping hand.
A new moon is when the sky goes dark in the moon cycle; she goes within and we should too. We are thinking internally, on a deep psychological level. What is working? What is not working? What do we need to change? How can we change it?
The feminine energy is on most women’s minds at this crucial point in our history too. Most are feeling uncertain and uneasy. How can we hold space and support our sisters at this time: whether in loving acceptance or in respectful disagreement?
The Moon’s Relationships
This sun/moon combo is standing next to the asteroid Ceres in this lunation; the asteroid of nurturing. This three-fold Cancerian energy is asking us:
- What do you need to feel nurtured during this time?
- How do you nurture those around you?
- How can you find the nurturing you seek?
- What can you do to be a better nurturer with those you love?
Jupiter is in the mix too with this new moon. Jupiter is squaring the moon. That doesn’t sound good, does it? Right-O! Jupiter’s usual energy is: expansion, good luck, growth, and optimism. Just as the word “square” suggests – it’s a stressful relationship. The two aren’t talking on the same level. Jupiter isn’t giving his support to this moon – but is calling her to action. Asking her to do something to make her own luck and her own growth in the next moon cycle. It’s a stress point but also the match needed to light the flame of initiation. Jupiter is asking us to do something about it! What do you need “to do something about” in your world? This new moon can help.
So during a new moon we go deep inside, we ask ourselves tough questions, and we plan. We don’t act (that’s for a full moon), we just make plans. We contemplate. We research. We educate ourselves. And we wait. And we make a list. And we wait. And we set intentions. And we wait.
I think that this new moon is especially powerful because it is calling us to recognize what’s happening in our world- how we might feel powerful or powerless – and to start to think through how to change that dynamic; if we wish to… Knowledge is power my friends! Regardless if you’re in a place to act upon it. If you start to question the status quo in your world and can recognize where you need to make changes; then the new moon did her job. We might feel unfairly treated or feel a lack of support during this upcoming week. Remember to reach out for help if you need it. Call your girlfriends. Have a night out. Do self care; get a pedicure. Whatever makes you feel lovely, indulgent, and self-nurturing. The first woman that you need to take care of at this time is yourself. You are worth it and you deserve it!
I feel, (said the Leo deeply impacted by this Cancerian energy) that we need to support each other more in our individual practices. Many of you are yoga teachers, healers, intuitives, holistic health advocates, herbalists, astrology lovers, etc. How can I support you?
How might we come together in support of one another?
We need more opportunities for our feminine energy to mesh together, to collaborate, to gather. We need to make our women’s networks and circles a priority – just as important as taking care of our families and pets and homes. I see this Cancer moon cycle as a call to action. We need to attend each other’s events. Seek each other’s council. Reach out and collaborate or exchange services.
Do you agree? I’d love to hear your thoughts. How can we honor the divine feminine within us all? How can we take care of and support each other just through presence and participation? I intend to make this more of a priority in my life. How about you?
Juicy Offerings from Jen
Astrology and yoga are my gifts, it’s what lights me up – so it’s the offering I have. If you need support, assistance, or just a general need for kinship- I’d love to hear from you! Let’s do an exchange. Let’s catch up. Let’s get to know each other or get reacquainted. In person or with Zoom!
If you want to learn astrology…
Join me in this 5-Part series on Wednesdays nights – 6:30 – 8:00pm starting August 31st – every Wednesday evening through September 28th. In this Zoom workshop you will learn how to read your natal chart. We will learn about the zodiac signs in depth, the planet’s characteristics, the SECRETS of your Rising Sign, the 12 Houses, the Aspects or “lines” in your chart, and how to make predictions. I teach you an easy way to learn and remember it all!
What is your life purpose? Do you know what the universe intended for you or why you were born at this moment in time? We will look at the markers that tell you in your chart! All levels of astrology enthusiasts welcome, no experience necessary. The cost for this workshop is $228 self investment – but the information is priceless! I like to keep the group size at no more than six, as we look at everyone’s chart in class and I do readings on your chart throughout the series. So you learn about YOU and you see how the energy applies to other’s too. It’s the ultimate in bringing examples to life and will help you to “see” the energy! I will record all sessions and email them to you – so if you can’t make one, you can watch the recording later, anytime you like. Come to this astrology circle, you won’t regret it!
And in the energy of this divine feminine moon- I’ve had a few new brainstorms. Keep reading to see how we might build some community this fall.
New Moon Yoga/Full Moon Yoga
In late August I’m planning to start up New Moon and Full Moon Yoga again with simple practices you can do to align yourself to the moon’s cycles. You can literally learn to manifest with the moon’s energy. You will feel lovely after a gentle yoga practice (suitable for all, even beginners) and then we’ll talk about the moon energy at hand and how to use it to help you create the best energetic shifts you can manifest! Get in rhythm with the moon’s cycles and use the energy to your advantage…
New Moon and Full Moon Yoga on Zoom will generally be on Friday evenings at 7:00pm. You can join me live, or when you register you will be sent the recording to practice whenever you wish. We’ll do a simple ceremony/meditation and I’ll share all the moon wisdom for your own personal practice. So it’s a little bit yoga, a little bit moon circle, a little bit astrology- but a whole lot of fun! (There is an in-person option too, in my basement studio in Loveland – just message me.)
Add these dates to your calendar:
August 26 – New Moon in Virgo
September 9 – Full Moon In Pisces
September 24 – New Moon in Libra/Autumnal Equinox Circle (Saturday evening at 7:00)
October 7 – Full Moon in Aries
October 19 – New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Scorpio (Wednesday evening at 7:00)
November 4 – Full Moon in Taurus
November 18 – New Moon in Sagittarius
New and Full Moon Yoga is $20 per class. Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!
And check out my website – www.seeingstarsastrology.com where you can get your free natal moon phase reading. There’s also a moon phase calculator at the bottom of the home page. It will tell you what moon phase you were born under. This can tell you so much about your personality! For instance, in my chart, I was born just past the full moon when the moon was waning and getting smaller. This is the mark of someone always on the move, a collector of information and knowledge– with a great need to share and teach! Does that sound like me, lol?!
Stay cool and keep your eyes on the stars! (And when you’re sad – look for the helpers, they give us hope…)