For this new moon, the luminaries are united in sign – Cancer is the domain of the 4th house, the private center of our lives, our domestic space, where our soul resides and the moon is in dignity. Family, hearth and home unite here. On June 20, the sun marked its highest point in the sky, heralding the start of the summer season. Now is the time to relax under the radiant glow of the mid summer sun, to revel in the finer moments of summer – on the beach, nursing a cocktail, reading a book in a hammock under the dappled green. The season the crab brings with it a tenderness.
During this time, we are encouraged to evaluate our emotional stability and security to ensure that we stand on a solid foundation of which we can continue to dream of our future goals. With the beginning of July, the fiery sun continues to swim in the tidal pool of Cancer.
On July 9, a new moon enters Cancer, triggering a new beginning. This is a time to nurture our foundations, including the foundations that we have built for ourselves. Everything must be nurtured and honored. The New Moon opens doors to our lives, accentuated by our rising or sun signs.
The New Moon in July 2021 is well placed for all of us to experience the new and exciting into our lives, along with greater self-awareness. Neptune’s retrograde step, which extends from June 24 to December 1, strengthens intuition during this time. Unexpected opportunities and a willingness to change can help overcome setbacks. The best time to start a new project is during the increasing lunar phase between July 9 and 23, when the moon is waxing. The influence of the new moon on July 9 will last about four weeks until the new moon on August 8.
The path to independence will also have challenges. We are still in the midst of a Mercury in retrograde hangover that finally stationed direct on June 22. This time, Venus is keen to throw a wrench into our plans with this new moon. Delays and limitations will make themselves known, take stock of your love life and your bank account, as the goddess of love and money will evoke these themes. These two areas of our life, love and money, will feel the most stress during this new moon. There may be new partnerships or new compromises on the horizon. Weigh everything carefully, including your options.
Romantic Venus entered the constellation of Leo on June 27 and encouraged passion and generosity in relationships. Come to the new moon on July 9th, invite your loved ones to celebrate in your new bright place.
The Universe focuses on building new stability in one of the most important areas of your life and getting you to move out of your comfort zone and make a fresh start. If you are not stable, judge why you feel the way you do, and improve as you progress. Shaking things up will not work if you lose touch with your personal emotional strength and its roots in the soul.
The measures you take in the days after July 9 will culminate in a full moon on December 18, 2021. Plant your seeds now, take note and measure the growth – you may come further than you would have imagined in a few months.
Remember that it is important to feel good and to give ourselves a time to rest. Recover under the united sun and moon, they will shine upon and you lend you the strength you need. In the domestic area of your chart, the Sun and Moon refine issues surrounding home, house, property, heritage, and where your family truly comes from. When you give yourself a fresh start, focus on how you feel settled, safe and secure.