July New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Cancer

Cancer New Moon

Cancer New Moon

We’re now approaching the new moon solar eclipse in Cancer. This potential big shake-up on the home front may already be felt as we draw closer…and start of eclipse season, a window of 3 eclipses over three consecutive new and full moon creating a prolonged window of accelerated growth if we embrace the lessons. 

During a solar eclipse the moon moves in front of the sun obscuring the light of the sun. What does that mean? Unexpressed emotions will be felt and expressed catalysing shifts based on the truth of our deepest feelings. And Kali Ma, the Dark Mother will surface calling out unconscious patterns of behaviour…coming ready or not!

This first eclipse in the sign of Cancer is likely to highlight situations that are not honouring of our emotional body. i.e. relationships where we feel emotionally unloved, unsupported or unwelcome since Cancer highlights our core need to belong.

This eclipse may evoke mother issues that are impacting your ability to form emotional attachments and risk emotional intimacy and resentments if you feel like you’re not receiving the same level of nurturance and support you give to others.

And for those of you with planets near 10.37 (round it up to 11) degrees Cancer get ready for big life changes, particularly to do with home, family and community! 
So whilst new moon in Cancer may see us wanting to snuggle on the couch with movies & comfort food in response to this intensity, it’s helpful to remember ‘in-tense’ encounters are an opportunity to accelerate our transformation.

So long as we stay in the present tense & feel what’s surfacing. The more present we are, the more available we are to take responsibility & process anything that’s being triggered.

Excerpt from The Moon Woman

5 ways to harness the energy of the new moon


Think of a new moon like a blank canvas, a fresh start. New Moons are the best time to wipe the slate clean and get clear on what you would like to invite into your life. Think big, don’t be afraid to really be bold and use the energy to your advantage. Ever since Ancient Shamanic times, the new moons have always been marked as the time to ‘begin’ the harvest, the build, the project - physical, mental or emotional.

  1. Write your intentions down. Get clear and journal out what you are calling in. When you are finished, release it to the moon and let the magic unfold. Use guidance cards to ask your guides/higher self questions you would like the answers to. Use crystals to amplify energy of your intentions.

  2. Use the energy to do a fast. It can also be a time to reset the body, purge or detox. Drink plenty of herbal tea and water to help eliminate as many toxins as possible. Perhaps have a break from coffee, or another type of stimulant you usually consume.

  3. Physically release. Go to a sauna, steam room, have a bath, have a massage, or do something with your body that helps you to physically or emotionally release, or ‘let go’.

  4. Rest. Use the energy of the moon to do a longer meditation, move slowly, go for a nature walk and ponder the stillness.

  5. Plant crops, herbs or decorative plants. Greens with lots leaves grow better when planted on a new moon. The energy of the water starts to be pulled upwards and therefore into the greens.

Olivia from Love By Olivia x