As the world begins to open up again, it may seem like the collective is adjusting to a new normal: new health protocols, new ways of socializing, and for some of us, a whole new outlook on life as a whole.
We can compare this spirit to the energy of the New Moon, which astrology says inspires transformative change and helps us adjust to the ever-changing waters of life. Specifically, the July 2021 New Moon will begin on July 9 and enter the ultra-sensitive and intuitive sign of Cancer.
This energy will call on the collective to investigate our usual patterns with regard to our closest partnerships. Specifically, we might be challenged to look at ourselves for a long time in the mirror and make amends with ourselves.
If you are not emotionally expressive, maybe it is time to get a journal and try to make sense of your feelings, as Cancer energy will force us to understand our emotional reactions. For the few zodiac signs most affected by the July New Moon, this can be a particularly critical time to prioritize self-care.
New Moons are a monthly energy reset. As the light of the Moon grows, so does everything we work on. In Cancer, the Moon’s home sign, the work we do might come on a more emotional level.
Cancer’s energy prompts us to examine how we prioritize our home life and take care of ourselves. “If you are making a wish list or setting intentions under this New Moon, make sure you aren’t too overwhelmed by the possibilities of ‘what might be’ in the future,” Marquardt warns.
If you are one of the zodiac signs most affected by the July New Moon, you might be called upon to reconsider how you prioritize your well-being under this lunation.
Taurus, you are usually the first to indulge in luxury, and this New Moon will increase your sense of self-care. However, this lunation is not just about your spiritual growth, this Moon phase often causes necessary and uncomfortable changes, which a fixed earth sign does not want to hear during a spa day.
This is further reinforced since your ruling planet, Venus, will be in a square aspect with Uranus (the planet that rules shock and change). This aspect may bring surprises to your door, but it will be up to you to decide how you present yourself and respond.
You might experience a shocking and devastating change in your personal relationships that is impossible to ignore. But the New Moon could be your chance to restructure your partnerships to better serve your highest purpose.
This busy lunar month is a great time to be a little selfish with your time and indulge in some quality personal care.
While this may seem like an off-hand move for nurturing Cancer, it’s okay to limit others’ access to you during a New Moon, especially if you’re using this time to manifest a new opportunity or goal.
Remember, self-care isn’t just about drawing baths in a face mask, it also involves having uncomfortable conversations with yourself, like making amends with your shortcomings and rewriting negative self-talk.
The July New Moon may wake you up, Capricorn! You might be challenged to choose yourself over the needs of others, especially in the workplace, which might be difficult given your allegiance to your career and creative pursuits. Putting yourself first is not selfish.
The July New Moon could introduce a whole new structure of personal care.
With that said, the New Moon energy tends to welcome the kind of change that disrupts your flow, which can feel threatening to the systems you already have in place.
Be prepared to step out of your comfort zone from time to time.