The Pressure to Transform & The New Moon in Cancer

Dear friends,

There’s a New Moon tomorrow and a New Moon Manifestation Circle webinar tonight!

The Moon in Cancer is of course emotional, and running out-of-bounds makes her extra emotional: sensitive, tender, perceptive, empathic, and volatile. On Monday, July 17 at 2:31 PM Eastern, she’ll meet up with the Sun at 24 degrees, 56 minutes Cancer, to start whole-new 30-day and 2.5-year cycles around family, identity, and care.

The chart shows a tremendous amount of TENSION, waiting to be released. With Mars approaching his opposition to Saturn in the New Moon chart, there can be a sense of stuckness: two steps forward, one step back.

Meanwhile, we’ve got a Grand Cross stretching across the sky, with Pluto at the last degree of Capricorn opposing the Sun and Moon, and squaring the Nodes of Fate at  0 degrees, 0 minutes Scorpio and Taurus — just a few hours away from their retrograde progression into Aries and Libra, when they’ll bid farewell to Scorpio and Taurus for another 19 years.

And MEANWHILE, there’s a great big Finger of God, with Venus in Leo at the apex, forming uncomfortable quincunxes both to Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn.

We’re all at a crossroads, a particular fated choice-point in the context of our lives, feeling pressure to transform and uncertain about the consequences. The Universe wants us each to think deeply about our heart’s desires. What are your true values and priorities? What does “a meaningful life” look and feel like to YOU?

Venus in Leo invites us to be “selfish.” She is asking (with Mary Oliver): “what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

The actions we take and the choices we make now have the capacity to propel us forward into a life that expresses our deepest, most intimate self. Stay courageous. Stay attuned.

And finally, if you’d like to learn more about the New Moon and its role in the context of your chart, please consider registering for my webinar tonight.

Wishing you all your heart desires!

Big hugs,


The New Moon in Cancer
July 17, 2023 at 2:31 PM EDT
Chart for Washington, DC