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Friday, June 23, 2017

Super New Moon in Cancer and Mars Squares Jupiter

Summer is officially here! Both the sun and Mercury entered the emotional water sign of Cancer on June 21, 2017, aka the Summer Solstice, inspiring me to tweet:

But we have a special astrological treat in store for us on June 23, 2017 with a Super New Moon in 3 degrees of Cancer at 10:31 p.m.  It is classified as a super new moon because it so close to the earth’s orbit.  The moon rules Cancer, and is right at home in this emotional, nurturing, sensitive sign. This will be a very strong new moon that will rock our emotional core and give us access to information from a higher source.  It will be a very psychic time indeed.

This new moon also features a stellium in Cancer—in addition to the sun and moon in Cancer, Mercury and Mars are also in Cancer. The new moon is 3 degrees away from Mercury, emphasizing communication and amplified emotional sensitivity.  Chiron in Pisces is a major player in this new moon as well.  Chiron is currently in 29 degrees of Pisces and 29 degrees of any sign is referred to as the critical degree.  Chiron will station retrograde in 29 degrees of Pisces on July 1, 2017 and it will not enter Aries until April 2018.  The last aspect that the departing Gemini moon makes before it enters Cancer is a square to Chiron in Pisces.  This heightens emotional sensitivity and ramps up the intensity regarding vulnerability and old wounds.  It can also make us feel like victims and we need to counteract this effect by trying to feel more empowered.

This new moon in Cancer holds the promise of new beginnings for homes and families accompanied by a strong focus on emotional security. The sun and moon in Cancer are also widely conjunct Mars in 12 degrees of Cancer which can make us very protective or even defensive as insecurities can flare.  But this new moon is a marvelous opportunity to release any negativity in relationships.  It is conjuncting my south node in the 9th house, which should be a really intense experience. I really believe that Chiron in Pisces is giving us a booster shot in terms of healing old emotional wounds with this new moon.  And with Chiron about to station retrograde soon we will have plenty of time to heal and release any victim issues that have held us back. It will be a whole different ball game when Chiron enters Aries in April 2018.

If anyone is looking to buy a new home the new moon in Cancer is a real boon and lucky charm.  The fact that Mercury will remain in Cancer for the next two weeks (it enters Leo on July 5, 2017) makes this the ideal time to strike while the iron is hot.  Having the sun and Mercury in Cancer creates a real nesting vibe to enhance emotional security.

Another astrological feature of this new moon is a cardinal T--square involving Mars in 12 degrees of Cancer, Jupiter in 15 degrees of Libra and Pluto in 18 degrees of Capricorn.  This configuration could trigger issues of fairness and equality with a strong need to rebalance.  Jupiter in Libra is all about fairness and Pluto in Capricorn is tied into power issues.  With both Jupiter and Pluto squaring Mars in Cancer, there can be a lot of aggressive energy out there that tempts us to overreact.  The best way to deal with this energy is to observe, stand back in our own quiet space and don’t engage in power plays.  That is probably easier said than done, but it is worth remembering.

On June 24, 2017 we get a blast of powerful transformative energy when Venus in Taurus trines Pluto in Capricorn.  This aspect supports the deepening of relationships by focusing on shared values.  It helps us to find common ground so that we are operating on the same page in relationships and finances.

But on June 25, 2017 Mars in Cancer will be squaring Jupiter in Libra as part of the cardinal T-square and this aspect can definitely cause us to bring emotional battles to an extreme.  Cardinal signs are known for their ability to initiate and be rather combustible.  It is very easy to bite off more than we can chew with this aspect.  Mars squaring Jupiter can trigger angers around the issues of fairness and justice.  Mars in Cancer can be quite defensive if provoked.  The effects of the Mars/Jupiter square will be felt through the end of June and it may manifest in even more shocking news than we’ve already seen in 2017.  But Mars in Cancer cuts us some slack in the wee hours of of June 25, 2017on the east coast when it trines Neptune in Pisces.  Trust your instincts then and solutions to problems may arrive in the form of dreams or other inspired actions.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life by delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the August 2017 eclipses. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters because they will occur in the signs of nodes, Leo and Aquarius.    My site also offers the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at:

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