There are many icons for the sign of Cancer. Garden gate (where spirits enter matter); crab in water, on land and under its shell; red vermillion bird, Hydra, lighthouse; and a “Lighted House to Dwell Therein.” Cancer is about one’s home and home’s comfort, roots, foundations, family history, nurturing traditions, and being patriotic. Cancer has an extraordinary memory, is very sensitive (Leos are too) and, due to the Moon’s rulership, fluctuating moodiness and a brooding over things.
Often Cancer sensitivity can interpret situations, words and events in ways that separate them from others. Cancers, when feeling hurt, fold into their shells. Cancers are tenacious, strong willed, and, due to their cardinal energy, like to be first. Kind, nurturing and gentle, they can also manipulate, sulk, and be temperamental, all the while protecting home and family. It’s good for Cancers to exercise. It helps work off sad feelings. Cancers are wise and instinctual and later, directed by the Soul, intuitive.
Monday, July 4, is the 240th birthday of the United States (signing of the Declaration of Independence). It’s also a new moon on the U.S. Sun (both 12 degrees Cancer), next to the blue star of freedom, Sirius (13 degrees Cancer). New moons signify new beginnings. The Cancer new moon, occurring in the second house (values and resources) could initiate new economic values and agendas, an economic reorientation (of American values and resources). Perhaps our country will begin to see humanity (Cancer) and the children of the U.S. as valuable and vital resources. Cancer is the sign of humanity. Let the government of the people reach down into our nation and be no longer against our people but for our people.
ARIES – Home and how it sustains your relationship must hold your focused attention. There’s much to be done here. Ask yourself what the bigger picture is concerning your life, geography, relationships, partnerships. Careful if working in the hot sun. You may not be absorbing enough water. Maintain proper and adequate electrolytes each day. Something challenges you, calling you to consider other realities. Step into them.
TAURUS – Mercury and Venus (your ruler) surround the Sun and Moon in Cancer this week and your communication aligns with your true hopes and dreams. A line of light streams directly into your mind and heart. It unifies polarities if you love (Ray 2) and cooperate and listen more. Study and gather facts on finances, resources, gold and silver, land, gardens, foods and herbs that sustain a large community.
GEMINI: You hop, skip and jump between home and work, attempting to unify both. Home feels expansive, as if the future rests there. Work seems cloudy, old and wounding. This is a crisis! Daily life is filled with desires for change. But nothing seems to move. You’re on a cross, attention called in four different directions. Nothing’s consistent. You’re seeking, navigating the waters of change. Return to a previous spiritual study.
CANCER: Being creative is a good self-identity. Creativity seeks you every minute calling you to initiate new endeavors that respond to all the changes coming your way in terms of order and organization, relationships and self-identity, all of these important. Observe everything with calmness. Tend to health with a focus on proper digestion (probiotics, enzymes, green foods, alkaline waters, etc.). Communicate and share more.
LEO: An inner silence and solemnity is preparing for your birthday. Sitting amidst your Sun is the past, providing you with opportunities to remember, forgive and ask for forgiveness. Gratitude is part of forgiveness. You’re asked to value every person, event and occurrence in your life. When you’re able to understand and work on these, a new breath of life, a baptism fills you. And all restrictions, hindrances and obstructions disappear.
VIRGO: A new life and self identity beckon. Be sure to navigate slowly; allowing yourself rest so that your physical body, emotions and mind can catch up to the expansiveness flowing through you. You will restructure all beliefs and ideals. We need this reorientation several times in our lives so values and pioneering inner resources can emerge from spiritual sources. A new Jupiter cycle begins. Jupiter is Ray 2, expanding Love/Wisdom.
LIBRA: Communication may be difficult and you may feel anger and frustration. Simultaneously, others could be acting out those feelings for you in daily life. Just observe and know the planets are acting out, just for you. There’s a situation with money? Know whatever you give opens a gate of return, tenfold. That’s a cosmic law. Is there a wound or hurt occurring? Something you don’t understand and it’s limiting you? A cold laser light would help. And turmeric.
SCORPIO: Try not to be careless when communicating about people’s lives. Maintain ethics within the constant variations of reality. Your values have shifted so now you’re evaluating communications. This is good. Home is dissolving and coming together simultaneously as you seek comfort within groups. A wound seems to come from the future/past. Don’t worry about these strange occurrences, normal in times of reorientation.
SAGITTARIUS: A deep inner light focuses on money and resources. Questions appear concerning what you value. It’s good to create a list of values, concerning all aspects of life; personal, public, political, possessions, people. Who do you value? Why? What do you value, in terms of relationships and communication? Why? Your inner self needs to be discovered more deeply and so these questions are posed. Pluto is asking.
CAPRICORN: An illumination of new beginnings occurs this new moon which is opposite your Sun. Do you (like Virgo) feel stretched in many directions? The direction of others, of work in the world, of home, family and finally yourself (where are you)? Tension leads to polarity which leads to a sweep into the future. Acknowledge all realities including tension. It’s purposeful. Place (visualize) an angel at each of the four directions of your home (and work). Stand in the center and intelligently and lovingly conduct the symphony of your life.
AQUARIUS: Each day is busy, filled with responsibilities, tasks, errands, strivings attempting to create comfort and nurturance. Simultaneously, dreaminess seems to permeate daily life and choices. Relationships become more important and you wonder if you need to learn different communication skills. The answer is yes. Learn ones that are less strict and more conciliatory, as if you’ve been listening with loving curiosity and kindness.
PISCES: As you step more into a state of repose and reflection, hidden abilities come forth, awakening a deeper spiritual self-identity. You recognize you’re to direct, teach, learn from, work with and serve others. So many (humanity and its children) need nurturing and you need the skills. However, you feel a great tension and unease of not being in the right place. Yet you continue forward. Something will change soon. Quietly carry on.
Risa is founder of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies Institute. Reach her at [email protected], and find her on the web at nightlightnews.org and as Risa D’Angeles on Facebook.