Summer is here, and so is a fresh start with the arrival of the new moon in Cancer on June 28 at 7:51 p.m., PST. New moons occur when the sun and moon meet at the exact point in the sky, which signals a new cycle. In the sign of Cancer, this rebirth often involves themes relating our family, living situation, property, and our sense of safety and security. This is an auspicious time to tend to your emotional landscape and inner world, too. What do you need to feel safe, nurtured, and cared for? What practices could you shift in your daily life to ensure you’re nurturing and caring for yourself in the way you deserve? For this lunation, the sun and moon join together in thoughtful Cancer to remind you that self-care practices go a long way. When you tend to your needs, your sense of security and safety strengthens and provides a stronger foundation for you to operate in the world.
Cancer’s ruling planet is the moon, so the moon is strengthened as it moves through this cardinal water sign. As a cardinal sign, Cancer is an initiator of the zodiac (just think of how the sun’s entrance into Cancer always coincides with the summer solstice, which is the start of a new season). This is a potent new moon for manifestation work. The new moon in Cancer will form a square with Jupiter, the planet of luck, opportunity, and wisdom, as it moves through Aries. Jupiter’s influence will lend an expansive and optimistic quality to the lunation. New moons are the perfect time to plant seeds, and with Jupiter’s help amid the new moon in Cancer, we’re likely to experience some blessings related to whatever seed we’re planting.
New moons are the perfect time to plant seeds, and with Jupiter’s help amid the new moon in Cancer, we’re likely to experience some blessings related to whatever seed we’re planting.
On the same day as the new moon in Cancer, Neptune, the planet of idealism, spirituality, and compassion, stations retrograde. Neptune is an outer planet, which means it’s farther from Earth than others and, as a result, we feel the effects of the retrograde cycle less intensely. The most important days of a retrograde cycle are when a planet stations retrograde or direct because the celestial event amplifies the desire to turn inward and reflect. We may find ourselves thinking deeper about our relationship with our hopes and dreams, our creativity, and illusions we’ve created or built up in our lives. It can feel like a thick fog is cast today, and we’re unable to fully view the road ahead. Although it’s elusive, Neptune’s energy is also incredibly healing, which adds a dash of hope in the air.
To learn about how the new moon in Cancer may activate your birth chart, read on read insights below for your rising, sun, and moon signs. Then get a bespoke self-care practice to make the most of the energy.
How the new moon in Cancer may affect your sign
Matters relating to your family or living situation take center stage as the new moon lights up your fourth house of home, property and loved ones. This signals a fresh start in these areas of your life, and Jupiter’s connection may add confidence, excitement and promise around this energy. Perhaps you’re moving in with a special someone, renovating your home, or embarking on a new chapter with family members. This lunation could also bring up differences of opinions between your values and beliefs and your family’s, as well, which may have you thinking deeper about the relationships you chose to nurture moving forward.
Your new moon self-care practice: Doing a closet purge is a wonderful way to create more space in your home, but also in your psyche. The process of releasing what no longer feels aligned can positively impact your mental health as you start this new chapter.
This new moon activates your third house of the mind, information, learning, and communication. If there’s a course you’d like to sign up for or a new skill you’re interested in honing, now is the time to tend to your intellectual curiosities. This is a mental makeover that will also ask you to explore some of your unconscious thinking patterns. Jupiter is generally an optimistic planet, but it does expand everything it touches. Be careful not to get too caught up in self-defeating thinking patterns or let them balloon and guide you. This is a powerful time to reset and release harmful doubts and beliefs you have about yourself that you no longer need to carry.
Your new moon self-care practice: Try committing to a set of daily affirmations that align with who you want to be. Say them out loud in the mirror every morning for the next 30 days. Take note of how your thought patterns begin to shift.
This new moon arrives with the potential for a new stream of income or financial support as it activates your second house of resources, work, and your money. This could signal the start of a new job or desire to call in a new work opportunity. A new revenue source could arrive that adds to your financial portfolio. This also signals a period to deepen your sense of self-reliance. Jupiter’s influence asks you to reflect on your network, as there’s someone you’re connected with who may be the missing link between you and a promising financial opportunity.
Your new moon self-care practice: Treat yourself to something you’ve been desiring for a long time—whether that’s a piece of clothing, a book, a massage or even a new cozy blanket. Investing in yourself and learning to release your money will bring more abundance your way.
With the new moon moving through your sign, it’s time to focus on you. This lunation stirs up energy in your first house of identity, appearance, and sense of self. This is your personal cosmic makeover—you get to choose how you’d like to present moving forward. If you’ve been thinking of a makeover, now's an aligned time. If you’re sick and tired of a particular habit, make a change. You get to call the shots. Jupiter’s optimism might suggest that you’re experiencing a renewed sense of confidence from some professional accomplishments. Don’t be afraid to celebrate yourself.
Your new moon self-care practice: Decide on a goal you’d like to achieve, and every day for 30 days, speak this desire to life as you look at yourself in the mirror. For example, if you want to write a book, repeat “I am a published author.” And take a little step toward your goal, like sending an email to a potential publisher. Theuniverse will meet you halfway.
It’s time to prioritize how you care for yourself emotionally, spiritually, and mentally. The new moon in Cancer activates your 12th house of dreams, your subconscious, closure, spirituality, and mental health. If you’ve been sorting through some heavier topics, especially within your family unit, this may be a reminder to honor your rest cycle and grant yourself some time to recover and recoup. You may feel ready to incorporate spiritual practices into your daily life and lean on your belief system more to move through challenging times. You may feel like your faith is being tested, so make time for rest and recovery as necessary.
Your new moon self-care practice: It’s time for a few cat naps. Carve out time to sink deep into your rest cycle whether that’s through napping, meditation, or taking a bath. Allow yourself to reboot and recharge.
Dreaming big and the limitless potential for your future is top of mind. The new moon in Cancer moves through your 11th house of ambition, hopes, dreams, and your social circle. This could bring the start of a promising friendship, an important networking event or serve as an aligned time to plant a seed for some of your hopes and dreams. Jupiter’s involvement reminds you that there are others who are willing to support your vision and invest in you. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or advice from within your circle—you may receive a blessing.
Your new moon self-care practice: Reflect on your network and your dreams for the future. Is there one person you know who may be able to help you take one step closer toward that goal? Don’t be afraid to ask for an introduction to someone they’re connected with or advice on how to make your dreams a reality.
Your career is taking off, and now is your chance to bolster that growth. This new moon lands in your 10th house of career and public image. If you’ve been guilty of caring too much about what other people think, this is your reminder to release that and start fresh. What and how you think of yourself matters most. This could deliver a fresh chapter in your professional life and goals or mark a significant milestone in your life. Jupiter’s energy brings the focus to your one-on-one partnerships, which could mean you’re taking the next step in a relationship or developing a business relationship with someone of great importance.
Your new moon self-care practice: Pick one of your latest milestones or achievements and celebrate it by dancing. The secret here is to embody the feeling of joy and gratitude you have for this particular accomplishment. Allow that feeling to radiate throughout your body as you move and dance.
Travel, expansion, education, and spirituality are all themes that are coming up for review as the new moon moves through your ninth house. You’re eager to expand your mind—whether that be through travel, absorbing information through teaching, or deepening your spiritual practices. With Jupiter’s movement through your sixth house of strife and hard work, this may also be a time when you feel more called to stand up for your beliefs. If you’re feeling torn between pursuing travel or a new educational path and your day job, this new moon encourages you to take a leap of faith in the direction of your dreams.
Your new moon self-care practice: Sign up for a course or book a trip—even if it’s a staycation. You deserve to expand your horizons, so prioritize what’s piquing your interest.
You’re feeling ready to bare it all under this new moon, as it activates your eighth house of intimacy, vulnerability, your psyche, and support from others. This type of energy can manifest as a deepening of a bond between a loved one. You may grow closer and share more of your pleasures, fantasies and joys with them, which could strengthen your connection. Jupiter will be stirring up the desire to indulge, so be mindful of your boundaries to ensure you don’t slip into an old pattern or give into a vice that may stir up anxieties within you. This lunation is a reminder to both give and receive support to your loved ones. You deserve to have a safe space to vent and share the inner workings of your mind.
Your new moon self-care practice: Take up a daily journaling practice. The more time you spend with your psyche and emotions, the easier it will be to sink into your vulnerability with others.
Your fresh start arrives in the love department. As the new moon stirs up energy in your seventh house of one-on-one partnerships, you’re feeling more introspective about your closest ties and relationships. This is the one lunation a year that signals a fresh start in committed, romantic connections, so if you’re looking to take the next step with a potential lover, now may be the time. With Jupiter sending over energy from your fourth house of home and family, you may be discussing larger topics and beliefs within your partnership, like where you want to settle down and whether or not you want to have kids.
Your new moon self-care practice: Send an email query to a person or company of importance that you’ve always wanted to collaborate with. Putting the effort in will signal to the universe that you’re serious. And who knows? Maybe you’ll even hear back.
You may be starting a new job or have taken on new responsibilities in your role. The new moon activates your sixth house of hard work, daily routines and health. This can signal a busy time, and there is no better time to rethink your schedule and work-life balance. If you’re grinding more and more, you may need to rethink your boundaries around work. The sixth house is a place of conflict, and oftentimes, difficulties, which may manifest as some discord between you and your co-workers. On the bright side, the new moon in Cancer presents a clean slate to address your habits. Are you feeling ready to incorporate healthier habits into your routine? Do so, and leave the less-great habits in the dust.
Your new moon self-care practice: What is the one thing you’ve been avoiding? Working out? Incorporating healthier eating habits? Integrating a daily self-care practice? Define what self care looks like for you, and commit to incorporating one practice into your daily life.
You’re ready to embark on a new chapter when it comes to your creativity, pleasure, and joy. The new moon moves through your fifth house of hobbies, passion, romance, fertility, and play. If you’re looking to expand your family, this is a fertile time to do so. This is also a supportive time to invest in your creative output and in activities that bring you joy and pleasure. Releasing a scarcity mindset and spending your money on activities or things that light up your inner child will help you incorporate more joy into your daily life. If you’re dating, this can also signal a new romance or breathe new life into an existing union.
Your new moon self-care practice: Find your closest jungle gym and hop on a swing or go down a slide. Allowing yourself to tap into unfiltered childhood joy will help you magnetize more blessings into your life.
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