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New Moon in Cancer: Finding a Sense of Completion within You

In the picture: The Moon and The Priestess of Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley | Cancer Gold Bracelet and Goddess Moonstone Ring by  COVEN

In the picture: The Moon and The Priestess of Thoth Tarot by Aleister Crowley | Cancer Gold Bracelet and Goddess Moonstone Ring by COVEN

Have you been feeling melancholic recently? Well, surprise! The New Moon in Cancer is happening tonight. Be prepared for an emotional roller coaster. Or if you're already on the ride, it's time to finally acknowledge our flaws and fill our lack with positive endeavors.

The New Moon is a sign for us to begin our rebirth. Unlike Full Moon, New Moon clears our old, destructive habit to give space for new, positive energy. Being in the Cancer sphere, this month’s New Moon touches Cancer’s area of focus such as home, healing, security, and family. It’ll remind us of the things that we’re lack in our lives, and what we have to do to complete it. But of course, it’s not going to be as easy as it sounds.

As of now, we have a total of four planets located in Cancer that helps to enhance the energy: The Sun, the Moon, Mercury, and Mars. All four planets are connected in trine aspect with Uranus in Aries, highlighting the blessing of inner strength and independence that Cancer bestows upon us this week. However, Mars’ trine with Neptune Retrograde in Pisces and the square aspect with Jupiter in Libra tells me that despite our effort to be independent, we are also hindering our progress with our crave for intimacy and security. This month’s New Moon, along with the three other planets that in conjunct around it, is a wake-up call for us to set our priorities straight.

Cancer is a cardinal water sign. A strong, independent leader with a nurturing flair – influenced by its sensitive ruler, the Moon. But its independence may rely entirely on someone else’s dependency on them. A happy Cancerian is someone who has fulfilled their need for a happy domestic life while being able to support someone else in their free time. They will only aim for a successful future if they know that it will be worthwhile for their family in the end.

For some people, the energy of New Moon in Cancer can be translated as the need to form a family, the need to put their loved ones first, or the need to protect what they already have. Some people may feel a surge of despair being surrounded by wealth without someone to share. Eventually, it points to our theme of the week: completion. You will only feel secure when your needs are fulfilled, whether it's emotionally or physically. You may also long for the warm and cozy feeling within you, something that a Cancerian will never lack due to their empathetic nature. If you notice anything that's missing in your life, this New Moon in Cancer is the time for you to reflect upon it.

Here are some tips to get a sense of completion on New Moon in Cancer:
 

Create your sacred space

Do you have a place in your home that you consider as sacred? If you don’t, find a nook or choose an area to be your personal sacred space. It is a space where you can do your personal me time. Whether to read, relax, or nap, the area should be comfortable enough to be your safe haven. Once you have made a home within a home, keep the space clean and tidy. Get rid of things that can disrupt your Zen and replace it with items that give you a sense of comfort. 

Find out what’s weighing you down

New Moon in Cancer will tap into your emotion. And if you're sensitive to an emotional sting, the energy can really weigh you down. You need to face the discomfort within you to set yourself free. Is there any issue that needs to be forgiven? Is there anything that you’ve been wanting to do or say but never got the chance? Resolve the issue or make peace with yourself. It's time to release the burden once and for all.

Give yourself some much-needed self-love

You're not as strong as you look, and that's okay. There's no need to punish yourself for feeling intensely or for needing time to unwind. We all have our weakness. It's our job to address where we're lack and provide ourselves with love and support. Treat yourself to a nice dinner, watch the movie that your boyfriend would never watch with you, and appreciate what you've done for yourself.

Spend some quality time with the family

The New Moon in Cancer is coincidentally (although I think it's NOT coincidental) close to the Hari Raya Idul Fitri. Some of you might have gone home to see your family, which is exactly how we should celebrate these two events (FYI, Cancer is known to be the universal sign of family). This week, go back to your root and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. Make yourself feel whole again. If you don't have anyone in your family to spend time with, at least enjoy a company of a group that nurtures you.

Heal yourself

Sometimes all you need is to slow down and relax when everything is too overwhelming. Take some time off to address your health, your emotion, or your feelings (see the first tips!). You can also see a doctor or a healer to help you with any blockage in your chakra. In fact, I just went to see an ophthalmologist for the first time today to check my eyes. (Spoiler: Apparently I'm short-sighted, sigh.) Anyway, my point is, your health is important and it should be your number one priority this week (or any days in your life, really!).

I hope the New Moon in Cancer tonight brings you the much needed emotional cleansing to find out what’s been hindering you from your growth. We are never perfect, but we are whole. Once you understand where your weaknesses are, you can slowly weave a more fully developed spiritual path for yourself.

Have a great New Moon night, witchlings!


Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.

How to keep up with reality during Neptune Retrograde

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Dreaming of a better tomorrow is always good for the soul. But what if the reality is bleaker than your fantasy? Will you accept it, or will you keep the illusion alive?

These are the questions that we need to ask while Neptune is turning retrograde from June 16th to November 22nd, 2017.

As the planet of dreams and illusion, Neptune is in charge of creating smoke and mirrors to your reality. When Neptune moves direct, you’ll get to see a bigger picture of your goals, instead of focusing what’s in front of you. Even the harsh reality will not seem so bad for us. Hey, Neptune makes anything looks and feels possible, okay. Just like Photoshop for the soul.

Now that we’re in a Neptune retrograde period, we’ll get to encounter more of that deer in the headlights moment when faced with the truth. No more sugar coating for us. The reality will come as it is, regardless of how bleak or uninspiring it is. Except for psychics or those with heightened sensitivity, you might get overload information instead. Anyway, please avoid any drugs or addiction that can blur your judgment.

But don’t worry! You’ll get the hang of it once you know how Neptune retrograde can benefit you.

Wakey, wakey! It’s evaluation time!

Let’s say you’ve been in a long term relationship with someone and you feel the need to bring it to the next level. With Neptune moving retrograde you’ll begin to question the need and evaluate it before popping the question. Neptune will lift the veil for you and bring the reality right to your front door. It's not going to be all pretty since the flaws will make up just as much as the good stuff, btw.

What to do: Make sure you consider both the advantage and the red flags before you decide on any long-term commitment, whether in love, career, or finance.

Stop living a lie.

Neptune retrograde will feel surreal, particularly for those who live in pretense or strive in their own La La Land. Your greatest fear will rise to the surface. And for those who have been running away from it, will only experience it over and over again. You can try, but I suggest you face the music and dance. Accept the shadow as a part of you. Accept that you can’t always win in life. For example, if your financial situation hasn’t been doing well, admit it, and plan a strategy to increase your income. Neptune Retrograde is a great time to stop the escapism and find new ways to cope with reality.

What to do: If you’ve been telling yourself that everything is going to be okay (even though it won’t), you should stop at once, accept the harsh fact, and do something about it.

Let’s embrace spirituality!

The retrograde movement makes it a great period to learn and immerse yourself in spirituality. As the planet of psychic ability and intuition, the Neptune retrograde will heighten your senses to perceive things beyond the usual context. Get a better sense of who you are and what is your purpose in this world. You might have a clearer idea of what to do when you can finally internalize your fear of uncertainty.

What to do:  Do more meditation or yoga, or read more spiritual self-help books. I’m currently reading Be Here Now by Ram Dass. You should give it a try!

They say "Ignorance is a bliss". But to me, it's better to know the truth than living an unsatisfactory life, especially if it can cause more problem in the future. What do you think?

Trouble in paradise? Get your personalized Neptune retrograde reading with me today!  Click here to book a session.


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Foxglove Tarot Bali

Hello, I'm Canti!

I am a tarot reader and an eclectic witch living in Bali, providing online tarot reading and blessing service for the mindful soul-searchers. Contact me at www.foxglovetarot.com to book a private counseling session with me.