This summer is a journey through our feelings. Have you already noticed that?
Today is a New Moon in Cancer along with Jupiter and Mercury (retrograde) with Mars soon joining the group. Mercury retrograde in this sign highlights unresolved feelings which are rooted in the past; home, family and childhood. If we didn’t feel safe, protected, loved and/or nurtured it could definitely show up now.
New Moon energy is about new beginnings; how do we want to live as we move forward. Going into blame and shame over what showed up from the past would be a waste of good energy. All of this activity in Cancer forms a grand water trine with Saturn in Scorpio and Chiron and Neptune in Pisces. In other words, a little effort will go a long way toward what we want to forgive, heal and release. After all, the ego screws up a lot and whether we’re forgiving ourselves or someone else, its an important gift to give ourselves. It keeps the body, heart and mind from filling up with toxins, disease and obstructions.
Jupiter is the archetype for expansion, belief systems and higher learning and Jupiter will be in Cancer for a year. This brings an expanding energy that breaks through restrictions, in this case, as they apply to family, feelings, nurture, love and security. Pray, meditate, delve into who you really are, that pure essence of your being. Love your self, breathe it in through every pour and know that it is yours always. And allow this higher Love to expand within you until it leaves no room for old scripts, pain and anger.
You can also expand self-love and nurture by putting a couple of pictures of yourself, ages 3 to 5 is good, around the house so that when you see them you can take a moment just to say “I appreciate you” or give yourself encouragement or a heartfelt smile. Doing this every day can prompt healing shifts in your thought, feelings and physical health that are powerful and life transforming.
This is really about making peace, instead of war, and it starts within.