Cancer New Moon brings us home

This week will culminate with a solar eclipse the wee hours of Friday morning, July 1st, at 1:55 a.m., PDT.

This is the 3rd eclipse in a month-long cycle that began June 1st. This final in-sync line up will bring the Sun and Moon together in I-love-being-at-home Cancer.

An eclipse cycle is a repeating harmonic pattern, like perfect pitch, offering a time to tune into the shadowy space between words. If you listen to the music, you'll use this week's new Moon in Cancer to create what you need to feel truly at home. Make it a sanctuary, a sacred nourishing space, where you recharge and renew. Honoring your need for this grounds you--allowing you to channel those fiery Uranian lighting blots creatively.

Old structures in our world are still "under construction" from the on-going, tense square between Pluto and Uranus. Pluto will have no part in putting a fresh coat of paint on peeling surfaces. Worn out excuses for denying or misusing our natural instincts are cracking apart.

Holding on like a crab until sundown is a favorite expression around the Chesapeake Bay--referring to the crab's pinchers grabbing hold and refusing to let go until dark, when it scurries home. Many crabs have ended up in the fisherman's net this way. The Cancer crab teaches us that our natural protective instincts can be overdone, making it hard to let go--even when that's what would save us.

Posted on June 26, 2011 .