Planting A Seed With The New Moon in Cancer July 20, 2020


It seems like eclipse season would never end. We finally have a chance to set New Moon intentions again with this second New Moon in Cancer that is not an eclipse.

This New Moon is at 28 degrees of Cancer at 12:32 PM Central Time on July 20, 2020 and will oppose Saturn. This might be an opportunity to get serious about what nurtures us and how we nurture others. Maybe we need to set some boundaries about what we need vs what demands are being made on us from society, our career or what someone else thinks we should do.

What brings security? Do we have a good balance between emotional security vs financial security or are we sacrificing one for the other? Is our emotional security compromised by what we feel we need to do or feel we’re expected to do?

The Cancer archetype has to do with our family of origin–our roots and foundation. I especially like that the date of this New Moon on July 20, 2020 holds the energy of 13/4. This is about transforming our foundation. Building something new in this area of our chart. A solid base.

This New Moon is Cardinal energy. Cardinal is action oriented and wants to move forward with something and the New Moon is the perfect time to plant the seed. The 1st Quarter Moon in Cancer nine months from now will determine whether or not we want to take action and move forward with our intentions.

If you want to work with this moon energy, this is the beginning of a new cycle, so now would be an ideal time to consciously start this process. I like to keep a journal and track this cycle which takes about 27 months to complete.

Here are some practical tips to help work with this New Moon:

  1. Within 8 hours of the Cancer New Moon on July 20, 2020 (again, the time is 12:32 PM if you’re in the Central Time Zone) jot down your New Moon Wishes in your journal. I like to keep a separate “Moon Journal” for the entire 27 month process.
  2. I usually write at least three wishes or intentions but no more than 10 which tends to dilute the energy. It’s also important to hand write your wishes.
  3. Find the area of your chart where Cancer  rules and tailor your thoughts around the themes of this house as well as the archetype of Cancer. This allows you to work with this energy and makes it personal to you.

To help give some ideas on this archetype, Cancer is tied to Home and Family, Safety, Nurturing, Feelings and Emotional Security. So, your wishes might revolve around intentions of purchasing a new home, home improvement, releasing negative emotions and early childhood conditioning, or nurturing new beginnings.

Cancer is also ruled by the Moon which can be associated with Mother, the Divine Feminine and physically the chest area, stomach and pancreas.

Remember, now is not the time to take action with these thoughts. It’s a time to plant the seed and contemplate about it over the next 9 months until we can better see what comes to light with the next Quarter Moon in Cancer close to the 28 degree marker.

Lunar Eclipse In Cancer and How It’s Bringing Me Back To Life.

Taken at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, Kentucky ~ October, 2016.

As a means of survival and protection, we have made choices based on what would keep us safe and secure. And part of us wants to stay there, but another part of us is pulling us into the new.

~ Mystic Mamma

The Lunar Eclipse on July 16, 2019 is the first eclipse that I’m consciously aware of seeing just how directly the celestial energies can influence my life.

Eclipses open a portal. It can feel like a glimpse into what the future might hold if we continue to do nothing. It can also show us what is possible should we choose to walk through that door and break negative patterns that hold us back.

With the South Node, Saturn and Pluto in the sign of Capricorn, this eclipse might be about letting go of something that feels secure or familiar, a job or anything that hasn’t been serving you. It might be something that feels financially secure but emotionally draining. It could feel like boundaries need to be set and old structures that haven’t served us need eliminating.

For some time now, this energy has been urging me to change something in my career sector and my ideas about security. Literally, I’ve been receiving messages like, “this job is killing you,” and “you’re dying on the vine.”

Full Moons can feel like a tug of war, going back and forth between the two polarities. It’s not surprising that with the nodes in Cancer and Capricorn that I have felt this indecision between financial security vs emotional security.

So much in my chart has pointed toward making this move. Even my Solar Return for this year indicated cutting back and tightening up the finances. When I first saw this for my upcoming year I couldn’t imagine how that would play out because at the time, there was no way I would have voluntarily left my job. And here I am. I’ve just a few days left, having given my two week notice the day before the lunar eclipse on July 16th.

In particular, this Lunar Eclipse along the Capricorn/Cancer axis has been the catalyst I needed to push forward toward something more emotionally satisfying. Something that brings me back to life. The Sun in Cancer has helped shine a light in the direction I need to take to find new life and nourishment that has been lacking for so long.

I’m learning to pay attention to what the planetary energies bring into my life and the direction I’m being urged to take. I’m leaning in to change rather than fighting against it.

At times it feels scary. The familiar seems more comfortable and safe but I’m realizing that we’re always being led toward paths that promote our soul growth. I’m learning to trust God and believe that the Universe really does have my back. This time I voluntarily choose to be in alignment. It feels liberating and right.