There are a few astrological transits going on that are – as I can already see – affecting people who are sensitive to it.
And sensitivity is the key word – for a Cancerian new moon! It’s taking place at 04:24hrs GMT (05:24 am British Summer time) tomorrow 19th July, at 26 degree 55 seconds in the sign of Cancer!
Traditional western astrology indicates, and I agree from personal observations of the self and others- that Cancer is a sign that represents and is closely linked to the element of water, and it is also the `home sign’ of the Moon! So for magical people all over the world who work with lunar energies, this is an ideal opportunity (the other being a full moon in Cancer).
Currents of emotions are deep, and at the dark moon, they are not always conscious in our minds. That’s another thing- many people will be moved and driven by deep rooted `Needs’ and old `habits’ …seeking security and foundations.. at this time.
Here’s a bit of personal stuff – way back some 25-30 years ago, I used to fancy a girl in school who was a Cancerian. (there were a few others who were also Cancerians). And I think I pined for a year or so, and when it wasn’t reciprocated, my fancy turned to bitterness, and I started disliking all cancerians. That is until, my astrology studies deepened, and doing my own birth chart, I discovered – to my initial horror that my own Moon-sign is none other than Cancer! That created such conflicts in me, that I had to re-think it all. What was more interesting is that (I kept goo diaries then), I identified my own `male time of the month’ – which was when the moon was transiting Cancer. Those few days had and still do tend to be raw of emotions, moodiness, psychic sensitivity. Times when I am better left alone with my thoughts. This pattern of course used to fascinate me – not any longer, as I have accepted it as a function of processes of astrology, psychology, psychic attunement and intuition within me. It’;s not just woman who can have `time of the month’ – After all, we all have those `Biorhythms’ of Emotional (28 days), Intellectual (33) and Physical (22) days within us. (another topic that used to occupy my mind in those A/Level years, along with Time-travel !)
It wasn’t many years after that, while learning psychology, that I came across further knowledge – concepts of projections!
Yes, exactly- I had been projecting my own Cancer-moon self outwards, on to those people, and playing out my psychology. Issues of projections, shadows, transference all come into this. Am wiser for it (thanks to Maureen Brown who taught me transpersonal psychology). And it goes without saying –
Leaving all that aside, there is the New moon of Cancer…in the early hours tomorrow.
I may do something nice by the waters.. a river..a sea..a lake.. ? Something that flows is better I guess.
-Mani (which I am told means `moon’ in some nordic tradition!) 🙂