Cancer New Moon July 9, 2021 at 9:17 PM EDT

The characteristics of this Cancer New Moon are three-fold and relate to an emotional need to release and move forward.

This New Moon triggers the Ceres/Uranus midpoint. It’s an indication of the development of an opportunity to release an old habit, routine, or responsibility centering around mothering, nurturing, children, or the single-minded nature of one’s focus on a child or children.

The way you cultivate what you value most may change as a result of a breakthrough, flash of insight, or an unexpected (but basically supportive) “shock” delivered by Uranus.

Following along the same lines, it could be time to release the characteristics that define an old relationship with one’s parent or parents. You have a choice to take action that will most likely involve forgiveness, release, and a willingness to change your perspective on something that may be very old and deeply ingrained.

How you “define yourself to yourself” may change as a result of the impending emotional rebirth.

Secondly this Cancer new Moon squares the Uranus/Neptune midpoint. This requires a type of action that involves trust and a degree of solid grounding. This is the acceptance of an invitation into a higher “form of operation.” It describes a state of being open to mystical or spiritual influences – a willingness to trust the process, to delve into the mysteries of your inner worlds – with greater trust and a reliance on invisible guidance through the support of those who have passed on before you.

When confronted with an invitation to trust or embrace a “higher level of operation” and the “unknown” you might be reluctant to cross over this “new threshold.” A decision may need to be made. Instinctively you’ll likely intuit it’s safe.

The third point of focus relates to a practical opportunity to release an old “contract” you might have entered into willingly – or one that organically developed over time. It’s time to re-examine, reconstruct, or nullify “a contract” that no longer supports healthy growth. What you used to believe may no longer be valid.

Sticking with what’s stabilized you in the past may no longer be necessary. No need to wait until things progress in the direction of stagnation – or until something increasingly toxic becomes harder to release.

The tightest aspect in this new Moon chart (other than the Sun/Moon conjunction) is a Mercury/Pallas square. New information may not support your old strategies and approaches. A new plan and a new emotional beginning is in the works.

Instinctively you’ll feel the force for change. You can feel safe replacing an old source of security with a new one as you move forward.

Thanks for reading,


Holly RePenn
Professional Astrologer
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
This Cancer New Moon activates your 4th house of home, family, security, and the past. The new Moon is especially powerful for Aries. Thoughts may be focused on parents, parenting, and the nature your relationship with your home, family, and the past. What’s “always been” may be ripe for change. The territory you step into may be extra sensitive igniting some old vulnerability or pain. A release of the past is timely now. What’s most nurturing for you guides your in the direction of a safe path forward. Instinctively you may know you need to “have the conversation” and to say what’s hard for you to say. It’s time to rely a new source of security. Emotionally you may begin to feel relieved, refreshed, and ready to embrace a new focus or area of interest.

TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
This Cancer New Moon highlights the sector of your chart related to communication, making connections, and siblings. Something you’re able to clarify through a conversation or an openness to hearing the truth feels intense. A confrontation is possible. This may serve to open the door to a new chapter. The 9th house of travel, legal issues, publishing, and your future can feel like a dangerous mine-field loaded with harsh truths that must be faced. Conversations assist you in reaching a new level of understanding. Instinctively you’ll rely on inner reserves of strength, a treasure trove of wisdom, and this new emotional beginning to move you in a new and promising direction.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
This new Moon highlights a new emotional beginning in your 2nd house where money, financial partnerships, or financial independence may be an issue. You might need to rely on yourself and your current instincts to move you forward in a direction that feels stabilizing. Managing your resources wisely may be an issue. Values and priorities may need to be clarified. What’s most important and non-negotiable leads you forward. There may be an intense pursuit of financial independence and security. It’s transformative and may require a confrontation with a harsh truth you’re finally able to face. This new beginning instinctively moves you forward as you replace an old source of security with something more reliable. A relocation could enable a new beginning.

CANCER (June 21-July 21)
This new Moon falls in your 1st house representing balance, relationships, partnerships, and the role you play within those. Imbalances may become hard to ignore. A new emotional beginning may relate as much to your willingness (and courage) to confront the (power) imbalance as to a partner’s willingness to let go of the past or an old way of operating within the realm of relationships. You may need to respond to some fundamental change in a partner or the nature of your relationship. A new emotional beginning may be the result.

LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
This new Moon falls in your 12th house of things that are invisible or deeply buried in the subconscious mind. But you may instinctively sense the need for change and an impending new beginning. Blindly – or through the actions of another over which you have not control – you’re led in the direction you need to go. An old source of security may no longer be required. But you may keep that to yourself for awhile. Changes in your health or work routines fuel a new beginning and a new direction forward. A fire that’s been smoldering may ignite to move you forward.

VIRGO (August 21-Sep 21)
This new Moon falls in your 11th house of big, transformative, creative projects that require a group effort. Amassing power to change the world through through consensus is an issue. Fortunately Pluto in your 5th house gives you the transformative/creative power to express your talents in a way that could change a painful issue into a force for good in the world. A community effort may require your participation and practical leadership style. In some regard this could heal what ails you – maybe what’s “ailed” youfor as long as you can remember. A reliance on a new and different source of stability and security is timely. Instinctively you might know it’s the right time to move forward.

LIBRA (September 21 – October 21)
The New Moon in your career sector can indicate a new job, career path, life direction, or change in status. Transformational endings related to home, family, and the past will necessitate some fundamental/foundational change. Difficult adjustments may need to be made. What’s private may be exposed. Colleagues may provide support. A new emotional beginning compels you to rely on a new source of security. Instinctively you may sense it’s time to move on.

SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
This new Moon falls in your 9th house of liberation, expansion, facing the unknown, and finding the courage to take some risk. Publishing, higher education, travel, and legal involvements comprise the essence of this new (adventurous) beginning. The future is highlighted. Instinctively you may sense a change in your emotional state and your tolerance for facing the unknown. An intuitive message may give you the confidence you need initiate a change with long term implications.

SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 21)
This new Moon falls in your eighth house of transformational change. Financial partnerships and the tricky areas of intimate satisfaction or dissatisfaction may be highlighted. Facing a harsh truth may be timely. Trust or a lack of trust can make you feel more vulnerable than fully in control.” Deep psychological changes may be brewing. The release of an old attachment may be central to you ability to wield power in a new direction. The doors open to a new emotional beginning and a reliance on a new source of security.

CAPRICORN (December 21 – January 21)
This new Moon falls in your 7th house of partnerships and relationships. You may be required to initiate some courageous action to change the nature of a partnership or to fuel something more workable, balanced, or efficient. A new beginning in the life of a partnership may be timely. You might have to deal with some old fears related to loss. An honest/courageous conversation could promote a new understanding. An old enterprise is reborn or renewed.

AQUARIUS (January 21 – February 21)
This new Moon falls in your 6th house of health, service, routines, and work methods. Now is the time to release something that no longer works for you. A change in routine can stimulate powerful, positive changes, especially as those relate to your health and well-being. A change in routine can stimulate a new beginning in almost every aspect of your life. Taking better care of yourself may be a new priority. New ideas may be brought to your attention that fuel an interest in healing and encourage a break from the past. You might rely on your instincts to guide you toward a more reliable source of security.

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PISCES (February 21-March 21)
This new Moon and new emotional beginning falls in your 5th house. You may be newly open to a romantic love affair. Your creative work may be especially powerful. Children or pregnancy may be a focus. It seems important to refrain from over-compromising, releasing all of your power, or allowing yourself to be completely consumed or overwhelmed. It’s important to have a say in what’s happening. A new emotional beginning is in play. Instinctively you’ll know it’s time to progress.

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