This lunar cycle is going to bring the drama. On the day of the New Moon, the North Node enters Aries and the South Node into partner Libra until January 2025. The lunar nodes move backward through the zodiac. This transit begins at the 29th degree of karmic lessons, crisis, and decay. The collective work shifts from focusing on resource allocation to relationship dynamics. It's time to assert personal needs, embrace courage and enforce healthy boundaries. As we adjust to the shift, I expect we will experience surges of the shadows. Selfish, aggressive, and tactless behavior will abound as the rules of civility are rewritten.
The Sun in Cancer, Pluto in Capricorn, and the lunar nodes will form a cardinal grand cross on July 21 at the 29th degree of each sign. Crosses are planetary patterns without an outlet. Venus in fiery Leo stations retrograde on July 22. Seismic events will occur around this time. Extreme weather is likely as the New Moon is sextile surprising Uranus and trine oceanic Neptune. The water crisis may involve excessive heat for many. Have extra bottled water on hand, and pay attention to the news. Will Putin's karma ripen? Join the Cancer New Moon workshop to learn why my eye is on a surprise involving Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
The South Node is a cosmic drain that clears things. Where does Libra fall in your natal chart? You can use my Ask Me Anything feature if you want me to record a video about how the nodal shift may impact your life based on your natal chart and an Oracle card reading.
Cancer rules home, family, and safety. This watery and initiating sign offers fertile soil to plant seeds. What do you want to grow and nurture to bring more self-fulfillment? Do you have the belief in yourself needed to move forward, or do you let insecurities hold you back? Are you happy with your relationships? If not, what needs to change, and what steps will you take to change them?
Some prompts for journaling, oracle cards, or contemplation:
🏠 Examine your relationship to family and belonging. Where do you feel most at home? Who is part of your soul tribe?
✨ Do you allow others to support you, or do you always need to be the giver?
🧁 Do you have healthy self-soothing rituals, or is escapism your default?
🎵 The song of the lunation is Family Affair by Mary J Blige.
Join me at the Cancer New Moon workshop on Sunday at 3 pm PT to chart your course in sync with your natal chart. Bring your birth information if you want a reading. For San Francisco Area peeps, I will give mini astrology readings at Oakland First Fridays on August 4 from 4 – 7 pm at Glowdega, 2408 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA.