New Moon in Cancer – July 20, 2020 – Protecting Home

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There’s just something about the New Moon in Cancer… you know, with the Moon in her own sign, feelings are everything, and everywhere. We relish them. We want to share them with others and give and receive nurture. We want to focus on home and family and feel safe in that sweet bubble of love…

Or do we?

Well yes, AND more… Cancer is famous for its protective qualities. It doesn’t rest until everyone is safe. So before we can cuddle up with cookies and milk and bask in the glow of familial love, we have to shore up the holes in the castle walls.

And the feeling of this particular New Moon in Cancer is extremely qualified by restrictive Saturn in a super tight opposition to both the Sun and Moon in Cancer. The operative word here being “opposition” and everything that you would normally think of when you read that word. And from a political perspective (yeah, I’m going there) when we focus on where the New Moon in Cancer is active by transit in the birth chart of our country (July 4, 1776, 5:10 PM, Philadelphia, PA), the warm and fuzzy slips right off.

For those familiar with the language of astrology, the New Moon at 28 degrees of Cancer conjoined our country’s Mercury at 24 degrees of Cancer and opposed our country’s Pluto at 27 Capricorn. Transiting Saturn at 28 degrees of Capricorn was exactly opposed to the New Moon and conjoined the country’s Pluto. (There’s a pic of the chart at the end of this article.)

This is powerful energy about power – and how the voice of the people can counter and impact, via opposition, the force of authority and government. It’s not your typical New Moon in Cancer. This one is tapping directly into the intensity, fear, and necessary transformation of the times we find ourselves living in.

As with every New Moon, this one is about a new start, and this new start has something to do with our ideal, as the people of this country, of how home should be and our responsibility to that ideal.

Something I find particularly interesting that illustrates this, is the debacle going on in Portland, Oregon, where the voice of the people (symbolized by the country’s Mercury in Cancer) is being triggered by Saturn into an oppositional stance with the force of authority. Federal troops are grabbing protesters from unmarked cars and arresting them, without identifying themselves or giving reasons for the arrests. The new “voice of the people” rising up at the New Moon is a massive wall of marching, chanting moms – that’s right. Moms. This New Moon ushered in a new group of mothers (Cancer) out en masse protecting protesters from the big bad wolf that the federal government (Saturn) has become. They are protecting home and family – their kids, other people’s kids, their homes, their businesses, their way of life – but they’re doing it in a way that directly opposes an authority that by the day is becoming more and more frightening and violent. They are a wall (Saturn) of protective, concerned motherhood (Cancer.)

This is what Heather Cox Richardson, from Letters from an American, reported last night, July 19:

“There was a new force on the Portland streets this weekend: moms. Dressed in yellow shirts, wearing helmets and masks, several hundred women are forming chains between the officers and the protesters. They call themselves the Wall of Moms, and are chanting: “I don’t see no riot here; take off your riot gear,” and “Feds stay clear, moms are here!” Officers tear gassed them last night, but they came back tonight in bigger numbers. Tonight’s protest was one of the largest this month.”

Sometimes I’m still dumbfounded at how literally the planetary energies play out in our lives… this is one of those occasions.

On a more personal perspective, this New Moon in Cancer opposite Saturn is very much about protecting our own, and the responsibilities that come with that territory. It’s about creating a new familial structure that echos the imperatives of the times we live in. It’s about balancing family and necessity, and learning to understand when to be hard and diligent, and when to be soft and gentle, and recognizing that both are required in equal measure.

So yes. This New Moon in Cancer IS about home and family and feeling safe in that sweet bubble of love… and everything we have to do make that possibility a reality.

Inner Wheel: United States Sibley Chart: 1776 at 5:10 PM in Philadelphia, PA. Outer Wheel: New Moon in Cancer on July 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM Eastern, in Washington, DC.
Inner Wheel: United States Sibley Chart: 1776 at 5:10 PM in Philadelphia, PA. / Outer Wheel: New Moon in Cancer on July 20, 2020 at 1:33 PM Eastern, in Washington, DC.

New Moon in Cancer Meditation

The Dark of the Moon in Cancer – July 19, 2012
On the day of new moon, the moon rises when the sun rises. It sets when the sun sets. It crosses the sky with the sun during the day… and she is not visible to us at all. This is the time to turn inward, regenerate and restore in preparation for a new beginning…


This New Moon is proving to be such a powerful event for me! This evening I hosted a New Moon Tele-Class and Meditation, and was just elated with all the folks who joined the call and shared this special time. Thanks to all of you! 

Now I want to share our meditation with everyone. Enjoy it for the next 2 days when we’re in the Dark of the Moon phase, and into the next two weeks before the Full Moon on August 1. 

In creating this meditation I focused specifically on the energies of the New Moon and Sun in Cancer in a square aspect (a 90 degree angle) to Saturn. It is meant to get you to that space of the Dark of the Moon – to experience the healing energy of darkness – the fertile dark womb of creation – and to become refreshed, restored and to regenerate your spirit in that space so that you are ready for a new beginning at the Crescent Moon. 

Listen to the meditation here.

Or read the meditation just below:

New Moon in Cancer Meditation – July 19, 2012

This is a guided imagery meditation. I’m using Earth imagery and Water imagery since the New Moon chart shows the Sun and Moon in the Water sign of Cancer, and they are both strongly connected to the planet Saturn – the Earthiest of planetary energies.

The best way to experience this meditation is sitting comfortably upright with your bare feet on the ground or the floor, with closed eyes and an open heart and mind.

Relax your face. Smile and release any tension there. Relax your shoulders. Gently lift them and let them fall into a comfortable place. Shake your arms and hands lightly and then allow them to become comfortable and loose, resting your hands in your lap. Breathe deeply into your torso and as you breathe out twist easily and gently from side to side, then come to center and settle into an easy position. Now gently shake your legs and move them from side to side for a couple of breaths, then bring them to stillness, releasing any tension in them… just let them relax and become heavy, allowing your feet on the floor to support them gently. Now lift your feet a little and wiggle your toes and circle your ankles and let them come to rest, planting them firmly on the floor again, knees bent and wide, easily supporting your relaxed legs. Breathe very deeply, in and out, at a natural and comfortable rate.

Even gentle breaths – getting deeper and deeper as you relax.

Breathing slowly, slowing your heart rate. In. Out. In. Out.

Now the darkness behind your eyelids is growing even darker. Darker with every breath.

Now empty your mind. Free yourself into a blissful conscious darkness.  Breathe there, relaxing in pleasure.

Now breathe your breath into your heart imagining warm, gentle dark hands lovingly holding and supporting your heart-space. Breathe gently and feel the love that is offered.

Breathe into your breasts. Let them become full with your breath and the loving presence of the Great Mother who offers perfect nourishment and comfort, a solace from the world of light.

Breathe into your stomach. Allow it to expand with the nourishment that is offered from the Mother and know that it will digest everything you need to assimilate and move forward perfectly.

Breathe into your womb. Feel it awaken and quicken with your divinely inspired creativity and intuition.

Now, imagine that you you’re lying down in a dark, wild wooded place. Smell the damp earth. Hear the sounds of the night creatures. Listen to the music of the dark flowing stream that runs nearby. Know instinctively that you are home here – completely protected and safe. Breathe in the sensation of safeness, even in the velvet darkness of the moonless night.  No sight is needed. Everything is understood through your feelings and intuition. Lie here in perfect safety and comfort, connecting your breathe to the pulse of the earth, understanding that the Earth is your mother and safe haven.  Breathe deeply and gently.  In. Out. In. Out.

Now ever so slowly and gently imagine that you sit up, legs crossed in meditation pose, continuing to breathe deeply, eyes staying closed, feeling safe within the dark womb of the woods, and settle your 1st Chakra, the area of the tail bone, onto the warm ground. Feel it connect with the Earth. Feel yourself becoming one with the Earth. Settle deeply upon it. You are connecting with the ancient feminine, understanding that you are part of that powerful source and as such, also ancient and indestructible. Your first Chakra is soaking in the infinite support and love that the Mother offers, healing and replenishing.

Now that you are grounded in pure Mother Love, slowly rise and walk to the edge of the dark night stream. Move confidently and with grace and power through the black, feral night. Squat down beside the clear flowing stream, placing your hands in the warm, pulsing waters. Bring the water to your face and as you become accustomed to the feeling, lie down with your whole body in the water and feel it flow and contour around you. The water of the Mother, the water of life is cleansing your body and soul and opening you to feeling wholeness as a woman, a mother, a protector, a nourisher, of yourself and of those you love. Feel the sensation of the liquid warmth and revel in it with joy, understanding that pleasure, feeling, and sensation are your right. Breathe deeply and gently as the water flows over and around you, bringing you peace in the darkness.

Breathe. In. Out.

Breathe. In. Out.

Now, feeling restored and regenerated, imagine that you slowly rise and lift your arms to the night sky. As you do your body is dried and warmed by a comforting breeze. Walk with a lifted spirit onto the shore and become aware again of the soft dark earth at your feet. The rustlings of dark nature all around you. You sense that the dark moon is passing and that a tiny sliver of light will be visible when you walk from the forest into and open field.  You are refreshed and your light consciousness begins to flow as you get your first glimpse of the lovely crescent of the New Moon.

You have been nourished, regenerated, made whole in the Dark of the Moon and now it is time to release newly formed ideas into your Creative Spirit and out into the world. Just as the Moon begins to show herself anew, so can you, with confidence and surety. You are supported and loved. Your creativity is poised to spring forward.

When you’re ready, begin to bring your breathing back to a normal pace. Still sitting, still with eyes closed. Still relaxed – but with stirring thoughts and an emerging idea. Breathe. Smile.

Now slowly open your eyes, feeling refreshed and restored. 

If this was meaningful to you and you’d like to go further with this healing energy, I invite you to a consultation with me so that we can get very specific about how and where in your life this energy impacts you.

What house does the New Moon occur in your chart? Which area of your life is being impacted and is up for change and growth? What does your personal Moon Sign say about how you need to nurture yourself to feel whole?  Reach out and we can explore this month’s energies in your personal birth chart and see what is ripe for transformation. If you’re having relationship challenges, or mother or family issues, or you’re not expressing your creativity the way you’d like to – all Moon related issues – please email me at I’d love to help! 

Thank you!! And I hope to hear from you soon and to share with you on the next New Moon Tele-Class & Meditation on Friday, August 17, 2012 when the New Moon is in Leo. A very different energy! Be well and Happy New Moon!

Free New Moon in Cancer Tele-Class & Meditation Just a little reminder….

Free New Moon Tele-Class & Meditation Tonight
Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6 PM Eastern

Just a reminder that tonight at 6 PM Eastern we’ll be exploring the energies of the New Moon in Cancer (which happened this morning at 12:24 AM Eastern). 

This is my first ever free New Moon Tele-Class & Meditation so I hope you’ll join me to make it that much more special!

And a great bonus for joining me is that all participants receive 20% off a consultation with me between now and the Full Moon on August 1. Fabulous!

The call-in info is:

Call 218.862.1300

And use code 122069

Click here for all the details!

Hear you tonight and Happy New Moon in Cancer!

Here’s the New Moon in Cancer Chart that we’ll be using on the call. This is the New Moon drawn for 12:24 AM in Atlanta, GA. 

New Moon in Cancer on July 19, 2012 from the perspective of Atlanta, GA

Great Gratitude Offer – 20% Off

Here’s your Great Gratitude Offer
for participating in the
New Moon Tele-Class & Meditation on Thursday, July 19 at 6pm Eastern!

20% Off Your Individual Consultation for Particpants on the New Moon Tele-Class!

Take 20% Off an Individual Consultation!

Everyone who joins me on this New Moon Tele-Class and Meditation will receive 20% off your first Individual Consultation until the Full Moon on August 1st! That’s two weeks to take advantage of this Great Gratitude Offer! To schedule your gratitude appointment, just email after the class on Thursday.
Looking forward to it!

Some Food for Thought in Preparation for the free New Moon in Cancer Tele-Class and Meditation on Thursday, July 19, 2012

New-Moon-Woman-silhouette-Photo by luizclas from Pexels

Photo by luizclas from Pexels.

I want to offer some key words and phrases to focus on in advance of my upcoming free New Moon Tele-Class and Meditation on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 6pm Eastern.

Call 218.862.1300 and use code 122069 to join the call.

This New Moon occurs in the sign Cancer, on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 12:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time.

Key Words / Phrases to Reflect On for this New Moon Chart

emotional becoming (i.e. allowing emotions to be more prevalent in the focus of becoming you)
sustained emotional growth
carefully expressing deep feelings
long-term emotional bonding
creating comfort
understanding where you belong
nurturing the self
nurturing loved ones
Mother (the great archetypal Mother, you as a mother, your mother, what it means to be a mother)
your children
your inner child
balancing home and work
emotional security
the bonds of love
the responsibility of family

That’s probably enough to start with…

And I look forward to talking with you on Thursday!

Here is the chart we’ll be using, from the perspective of Atlanta, GA.

New Moon in Cancer on July 19, 2012 from the perspective of Atlanta, GA

Great Gratitude Offer!
Only for Participants in the New Moon Tele-Class & Meditation

Here’s your Great Gratitude Offer for Participating in the
New Moon Tele-Class & Meditation on Thursday, July 19 at 6pm Eastern!

20% Off Your Individual Consultation for Particpants on the New Moon Tele-Class!

Take 20% Off an Individual Consultation!

Everyone who joins me on this New Moon Tele-Class and Meditation will receive 20% off your first Individual Consultation until the Full Moon on August 1st! That’s two weeks to take advantage of this Great Gratitude Offer! To schedule your gratitude appointment, just email after the class on Thursday.
Looking forward to it!