NEW MOON IN CANCER – July 18th y 19th, 2012
Here comes the Cancer New Moon of the year, with the Sun and the Moon in a tight square to Saturn located in the last degrees of Libra, just as Mars, also in Libra, forms an exact T-square to Uranus and Pluto, opposing Uranus and squaring Pluto. (if you haven’t you should read the article prior to this, on the full moon in Capricorn).
Mars in square to Pluto has the potential to generate great power struggles, and at the same time, Uranus in opposition to Mars, adds the element of surprise, with the intense need to break free of chains and rid oneself of anything or anybody that we feel is oppressing us.
These archetypes, when they act together, in each one of us and in the world, we find ourselves in need to solve conflicts and situations of great importance in our lives. On a personal level, different parts of our psyche get activated and we find contradictions in the depths of our being that we must harmonize in order to have inner peace. When we talk about archetypes is like talking about gods, and us, mere humans, cannot control the gods. Everything that has to do with Pluto, has to do with evolution, with the intense desire to perpetuate the specie, above all, our need to survive, not only individually but as a specie. This is the most powerful force in our psyche and it comes from the depths of our being. When we speak of uranian energies, this is an entirely different ball game, the need for freedom is so intense that quite often we cannot control it, even if we risk the security that we need both emotional and financially, even if we risk jeopardizing a position for which we have fought hard to achieve and sustain. Mars, the representative of our warrior spirit, is not necessarily a very intelligent God. Often in his passion for the fight, kill his own comrades, those who fight on his side. We too, when we are angry, we attack those who are on our side and do not even realize it. Reason, and rationalization, have little or no power over these challenging energies that drive us to do things that we cannot handle. Even those psychologically or spiritually aware, can be and are often dominated by these forces far more powerful than our feeble reason, at some point in our lives.
Our sexuality, which enters the domain of Pluto and Mars is one of these energies that we have not yet learned to “handle”. No matter how elevated is the man in his journey to reason, to goodness and spirituality, this force dominates. One of the reasons why Hades (Pluto) is still the absolute Lord of the underworld.
No matter how incredible, today technological advances, we failed to “manage” the explosions of Nature such as earthquakes, tsunamis, like for example now, the flooding across Europe and Russia. The tsunami of March 2011 in Japan, with the subsequent explosion of the nuclear power plant, occurred on the day that Uranus entered Aries, already in orb of the square to Pluto in Capricorn. The first time it happened in 2010, it coincided with the explosion of the BP oil plant that caused the disaster of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
The new moon in Cancer reminds us that to feel safe we must be in the “right place”, i.e. that space, whether physical, mental, or virtual, which we call “home”. If for some reason we are not in that “place” then we will feel a great internal uneasiness, that will guide us to get up and go out to look for it. Cancer looks for that “place” eternally, which is rarely next to someone, but rather in an inner zone where our soul, our spirit and our body, are one. It is so elusive, that it may last seconds, yet it gives Cancer a sense of peace and security.
Cancer looks for it in creativity, being in dance, in painting, photography, writing, music.
When Cancer does not find it or unconsciously senses that is not in the right place, a serie of physical reactions, such as allergies, asthma, may adn will affect their body. Never mind how much we look for it outside of us, this is really an internal place of union with the ineffable, with a personal inner calling. Cancer being the opposite sign of Capricorn, need to express themselves professionally. Capricorn for social reasons and Cancer for personal reasons. Children are the most precious possession for Cancer and ” caring for others” is one of the ways that Cancer uses to find themselves in ”that place”. Let us not forget that the 5th House is the second from the 4th. Many Cancerians, are denied the possibility of having children, and therefore “care” for others, one way or another. Caring and nourishing are actions related to Cancer.
Jupiter, Ceres and Venus are in conjunction in Gemini, so the desire to move around our closest environment, to move to new places, where we have not been before, will be reinforced by this new moon.If we find ourselves “tied up” to a situation and place that no longer nourishes us spiritually, we must think what to do about it. Use the energies of this moon to ask yourself if you’re in the right place and if this has something to do with the way you feel. Even if we cannot make the move to a new place, we can still do it from the depths of our soul. The key question in this lunation is: AM I IN THE RIGHT PLACE?