5 Things You Should Know About the NEW Moon in Cancer

Every lunation period has its own nuances—and the Cancer New Moon is a time of rebirth, affirmation, and uplifting for women. To help you navigate it, I’ve put together a list of 5 essentials. Make the most of this exciting time!

Have you ever heard the phrase “emotions come in waves?” You’re likely feeling that way now.

The Cancer New Moon on July 7, 2024, brings intense waves of emotions to the surface, making this a great time to set new intentions around temperament, self-acceptance, and family.

If you are single and have been looking to start a new relationship with someone mature and emotionally grounded, this is the best New Moon to do so…

If you and your partner have been working on being more affectionate and considerate, this New Moon may be the turning point you’ve been waiting for.

Although New Moons can be bittersweet—they often signify an ending—the Moon is most comfortable in Cancer. This is the best placement to support and uplift women.

To make your New Moon rituals and manifestations even richer, I’m sharing five things that every woman should know about the Cancer New Moon.

5 Things You Should Know About the Cancer New Moon

1. Mother Yourself First

As the mothers of humanity, women are often going above and beyond to make sure others feel loved and taken care of. They are the “sheros” of the universe.

However, the Cancer New Moon is here to remind you that to take care of others, you must first take care of yourself, and if you are neglecting your own needs, your health and overall mood will suffer.

Instead of bullying yourself into feeling better, spend more time relaxing and indulging in self-care.

As the opposite sign of wealth-driven Capricorn, Cancer can be very high-maintenance. Use this lunation as an opportunity to try out a new face mask or tea bath. Is there a beauty product or high-quality mattress that you’ve been saving for?

If yes, perhaps it’s time to treat yourself to a well-earned reward!

2. Love Should Feel Good

When it comes to relationships, society can sometimes normalize chaos and conflict. The Cancer New Moon reminds you that love isn’t supposed to be harmful. Love should feel good.

If you find yourself in a situation that feels unsafe or less than healthy, seriously ask yourself, is it time to walk? Am I ready to manifest the love I deserve?

For couples, this transit reminds you of what love used to feel like and how you can keep moving forward to make it better than it was before, rather than holding on to the past. 

To keep things fluid and moving forward, look for new experiences and romantic scenarios that turn you on. Be open to getting creative and spontaneous in the bedroom. Make time to date your partner. Even if you’re married, there are always new, innovative activities to keep things feeling fresh, flirty, and fun! 

3. Take Your Time

Although Cancer is associated with the fourth house of home and family, Cancer is a cardinal water sign; its energy is constantly changing, making it hard to stay patient at times.

With so much transitioning energy in the air, it’s important to take your time and make rational decisions, especially those involving love.

If you aren’t careful, you can make a rushed decision that you’ll later regret. Instead of forcing things to happen within your timing, learn to confidently rest and practice patience. Write down your goals and break them down into small pieces.

If you want to take your partner on a surprise anniversary trip, ask for help. Perhaps a family member has a vacation property where you can stay for a weekend. Don’t let anxiety get to your head.

4. Labels Aren’t Everything

Because Cancer is a more traditional sign, talks of commitment, marriage, and starting a family may rise to the surface. But instead of getting upset if you aren’t where you want to be romantically, make a list of all the love and gratitude you do have in your life. 

If you are in a relationship, think realistically about your situation. Are you ready to make a serious commitment such as marriage, or should you take a baby step forward and think about spending more time together?

Perhaps you can compromise and stay with one another for two full weekends each month. 

If you are already in a labeled relationship and you’re bored or wondering what’s next, find peace with living in the moment.  If you and your partner are happy and thriving in love, what more are you seeking? And can you fulfill this on your own?

5. You Are Not Overly Emotional

Although this year’s Cancer New Moon brings intense emotional energy, it doesn’t mean you are overemotional.

If you find yourself crying more often, procrastinating, or overeating, be honest about what you are doing and why. By practicing self-awareness and self-acceptance for your actions, you will inspire others around you to be more accountable.

If you or your partner have a hard time expressing your emotions, write them down. Instead of beating yourself up about how you feel, give yourself a break…

Watch a funny movie, eat a healthy dinner, go for a peaceful walk, or have a dance party in your living room. Do whatever you need to fill your heart and space up with more love.

The more you embrace your emotions, the more receptive you are, and this is the most important aspect of a healthy relationship.

My Final Thoughts On Cancer New Moon…

If you take anything from this article, let it be the importance of self-love, healthy relationships, open communication, and authenticity. Remember that the Cancer New Moon is all about rebirthing new narratives and possibilities in love. 

To find out more about this New Moon in Cancer and how it affects you, based on your Zodiac sign, read your Cancer New Moon horoscope here.

I would love for you to share your hopes, fears, and expectations about the Cancer New Moon in the comments! I TRY my best to respond to everyone.

Sending you love,

Your sister and relationship astrologer,

Anna Kovach

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