If you thought that June was a big month in the celestial world with a Mercury retrograde and a game changing solar eclipse and other tense planetary meet-ups. Now the first full moon of summer serves up a new moon in the cardinal waters of Cancer, that is set to deliver very welcomes, sweet, sweet change.

Cancers are typically thought to be sentimental, emotional caregivers who – as the ruler of the fourth house of home life, prioritize family above all else. They also have a rep for being moody and reclusive, refusing to come out of their shells until they have thoroughly processed their complex emotions. Because of that you will probably assume that any astrological event hosted in Cancer would be all about swimming in a pool of emotion. However, one aspect of the water sign that seems to get lost in sweeping characterization is the fact that they are one of the cardinal signs that excels at initiation and big picture ideation.

So, the Cancer new moon is not about sitting in a pool of feelings. It is so much more than that, it actually action oriented thanks to not only the cardinal nature of the Crab, but the most prominent connection that the moon will make, which is sextile to Uranus, the planet of rebellion, revolution and change. It is the ruling planet of fixed air sign Aquarius, known for striking out against convention at every turn.

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New Moon Meaning

Sun conjunct Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. It gives an invigorating burst of energy and initiative. But it also brings emotional balance, not irrationally emotional, and not too cold and calculating.

So this is an excellent time for making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or starting a new project. You can also question old habits, behaviors, and beliefs as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress.

Venus Problems

Venus conjunct Mars brings an increased desire for intimate relations and sexual satisfaction. Driven by an intense need for sexual satisfaction, you can become very direct in your search for a mating partner. Because of the challenging aspects to Saturn and Uranus, this primal urge to reproduce can become raw and aggressive, making others feel uncomfortable.

But if you can channel your passion and enthusiasm, increased charisma and sex appeal make you highly attractive to your partner or potential partners. This is a good new moon to start creative projects, especially those combining the physical and artistic such as dance or sculpture.

Venus opposite Saturn can bring sadness and loneliness because of delays and limitations affecting your love life and finances. You may feel pressured by loved ones but the best thing to do now to show you care is to work hard, do practical things. Even though your efforts will probably be ignored, they will pay off in the long run. This is a good time for preparation work. Try to pay off any debts or at least organize them so you know where you stand.

Venus square Uranus can test the stability of a love relationship through unexpected urges or events. An increased need for freedom and excitement can test your patience with a loved one or lead to wandering eyes. But a healthy relationship will face no major drama, especially with an open-minded partner. If dating you may be attracted to exciting or eccentric people but avoid taking risks if meeting someone you know nothing about.

Saturn square Uranus brings restrictive change or unexpected restrictions. It can bring change that you don’t want. It also makes it harder to make the kind of changes you do want. This can be a very frustrating and tense time. But if you stay open-minded, patient, and flexible, what at first seem like challenges, can be turned into opportunities to rid yourself of negative, restrictive, and limiting things in your life.

Aries

The new moon we’re about to face is going to have you wondering if you’re moving in the right direction or not but don’t be discouraged. If you are working towards something don’t give up. Things are not always what they seem.

Taurus

While this new moon might make you feel more emotional than usual, there are some interesting things you’re about to find out. As the days pass you may learn something you’ve been needing to learn. Keep your eyes and ears open to all that may be headed your way.

Gemini

During this new moon, you are going to be offered the chance to really get to know yourself a little better. I know, you already think you know what you need to about yourself, but there are sides of your being even you aren’t as aware as you should be of. Now is not the time to be stubborn.

Cancer

This new moon takes place in your sign and with that, you’re going to be feeling pretty on top of the world. Don’t let all of this go to your head. Remember that even during times like these you need to be humble. Focus more on your dreams now while you’re able to.

Leo

The new moon we’re about to face is going to remind you that you need time to yourself. You of all people are in serious need of a chance to recharge. Allow yourself to let go and close off just enough to really get the break you’ve been wanting but refusing to take.

Libra

I know, you are not one to take this kind of thing seriously but this new moon is going to bring you to a place in your life where you’re more willing to be true to who you are. Embrace your ‘weird’ side and let your flaws show. People will like this ‘you’ more than you might expect them to.

Virgo

This new moon could bring out the worst in you. While you’ve been pretty stressed lately things are going to be getting worse before they get better. Just, please, do not give up.

Scorpio

This new moon for you is going to be a bit heartbreaking for a number of reasons. You’re going to be learning something you don’t want to know and well, it is going to change a lot of things for you. While how you handle this could make a big difference, take your time in deciding how to move forth.

Sagittarius

This new moon is going to bring some changes to your life that you’re not sure you’re ready for. Take comfort in knowing that the universe won’t place something before you that you cannot handle. You are right where you need to be, learn the lessons before you.

Capricorn

I know, this new moon might have you feeling lost, but you’re not actually lost. You are just searching within and there is nothing wrong with that. Take your time and come back to things when you’re ready.

Aquarius

The new moon we’re about to face already has you on edge. You’re going to be losing friends and really seeing the truth behind some of the people in your life as things unfold. While this might feel like a rough period in your life, it’s actually going to help you in the long run.

Pisces

Things are not always what they seem, this new moon for you is going to allow you to finally mourn the past and look more towards the future. Stop holding back so drastically and try your best to just be yourself. Everything that you need to address will be addressed in due time.

During this period of energetic shifting, you should all do your best to be the best version of yourself possible. Live your truth but also don’t let this restlessness bring you down too much. We all have the power to get through this if we are willing to try hard enough. These energies will also put a lot more drive in you and well, that’s something we cannot complain about.

This new moon might not be as happy as some of the new moons we’ve faced, but it is one that will help us change and grow. Things are not always what they seem, and we should be making the most of the challenges before us. These energies will be moving on before you know it, let them help you grow while they are here.

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