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Cancer New Moon

Intuitive Ambition

Cancer New Moon Date and Times

Friday 5 July 2024

3:57 PM, West Coast, USA

6:57 PM, East Coast, USA

Saturday 6 July

12:57 AM, Rome, Italy

14 Degrees Cancer

Cancer New Moon Overview

The annual New Moon in Cancer takes place Friday or early Saturday morning, depending on where you live. A New Moon always means the Sun and New Moon are in the same degree and sign, which is Cancer this month.

Cancer is one of the four signs that mark the change of seasons and happens near the Solstice. The Solstice is always the moment the Sun enters the sign of Cancer in the tropical zodiac.

The solstice represents a time when we experience the longest days or nights of the year, depending on which hemisphere you live in. It is nature’s way of reminding us how we move in and out of balance as we flow through life.

Consider how well-balanced you are in your home and family life compared to your career and public life.

Cancer is known for its nurturing, sentimentality, and desire to form emotional connections. This sign is highly concerned with emotional security. It can be hard to understand Cancer because it is sensitive and emotional but also highly ambitious.

That’s why I’m calling the Cancer New Moon theme: Intuitive Ambition.

Cancer is a water sign, along with Scorpio and Pisces. Water is connected with emotions, and people with a lot of water in their charts often have heightened intuition or psychic ability. A core desire of the water signs, especially water rising signs, is to find emotional security.

Cancer is one of the four cardinal modalities, along with Aries, Libra, and Capricorn. The cardinal modality is ambitious and action-oriented. Cancer subtly displays ambition by taking a zig-zag approach like its symbol, the crab. They can catch you by surprise.

Cancer shines by combining intuition with a strong drive to take action. The sign’s intuition and quick decision-making abilities help it succeed, as it has a unique capability to act swiftly while others are still strategizing or thinking about what to do.

Cancer Archetypes: The Mother, Priestess, Nurturer, Cook, Empath, Homemaker.

Cancer New Moon Interplanetary Action

For most of the first half of this year, the planets were grouped into three to four signs. This month, they are starting to spread apart. July is an action-provoking month as we experience some intense aspects.

Mercury has moved into the sign of Leo and is forming a tense square relationship with Mars and Uranus as we go through July. Be mindful of your temper when things don't go as planned. You may think squares are something to avoid, but we need some stress or tension to push us into action.

When problems arise, anger and frustration can flare up. It's important to be mindful of your words and actions, as things can break, and words might be said that you'll regret later. Keeping self-control can be challenging, best to redirect stress or tension into healthy outlets.

Additionally, Mercury is across from Pluto, the sign of significant change and upheaval. This is a short alignment since Mercury is a fast-moving planet. But Venus is going to make the same opposition one week later. There may be multiple frustrating moments.

It's important to be mindful of potential conflicts and heated emotions. Set intentions to recognize if you are getting frustrated early so you can cool down.

Mercury's connections this month, starting with the Pluto opposition and forming a square to Mars and Uranus, may bring up a situation from the past.

We had a lot of fixed energy in the first half of the year, representing a time of breaking up something previously stuck. With Mercury making contact with these three planets, you can come up with creative ideas for rebuilding what was broken in an innovative, creative, and realistic way.

Venus is in the sign of Cancer during the New Moon configuration. Spending time with your family may be desired when Cancer is highlighted. It may be your chosen family, your family of origin, or your extended family. Plan to spend some time with the people who love and nurture you.

Another way to take advantage of Venus in Cancer is to nurture yourself. If Cancer is prominent in your chart, it's a great time to invest in self-care.

Jupiter is currently moving through Gemini and approaching a square aspect with Saturn in Pisces. Jupiter is like the gas pedal, emphasizing growth and expansion through the Gemini traits of curiosity and desire to network.

Saturn represents discipline and structure. Like the brake pedal, it exerts a slowing influence due to its nature and its current retrograde motion.

The tension of a square and the off-beat timing between Jupiter and Saturn can leave us feeling like we don’t know if we should go or rest. You may have great ideas but no energy to carry them out.

It’s a tricky landscape with these tension-producing squares. It’s like you want to go and stop at the same time. Your best approach is to pace yourself and look at your natal chart for more information.

Saturn and Neptune are retrograde and traveling through Pisces, a water sign. They are in a trine relationship with the Sun, New Moon, and Venus, which means there is a harmonious flow between these planets.

Saturn’s influence through the trine can be an easy flow of energy that asks you to be introspective about how you build structure in your life as it relates to your family. It can bring up situations that need to be looked into more deeply regarding your home and emotional security.

Cancer zodiac glyph

In Your Chart

To look deeper into the cosmic patterns of the Cancer new moon, find the planets traveling through in your chart. Here are the areas to look for:

Taurus: Mars, Uranus

Gemini: Jupiter

Cancer: Sun, New Moon, Venus

Leo: Mercury

Aquarius: Pluto

Pisces: Saturn and Neptune

If you want to learn more about your personal astrology chart, schedule a consultation with me using the link below. If you don’t have a copy of your chart, you can get one free with one of the online calculators. I recommend either or

Cancer New Moon Activity Ideas

  • Once we have entered the new moon phase, set your new moon intentions over the weekend. For a step-by-step approach, use my New Moon Intention Setting guide.

  • Write your new moon intentions by water, like a lake, pond, ocean, or fountain.

  • Spend time with people who love and nurture you.

  • Nurture yourself. Create a self-care plan and start it under the Cancer New Moon phase.

  • Immerse yourself in an essential oil bath.

  • Schedule a healing session (e.g., massage, psychotherapy, acupuncture).

  • Journal about emotional security. How are your emotional needs being met? Do you feel emotionally safe? With who?

  • What situations from the past are coming up for you right now? How can you take action to heal any wounds from past situations?

  • Make a list of things that nurture you and help you to feel emotionally safe.

  • Watch a romantic comedy.

Cancer New Moon Inspirational Quote

‘The most intense conflicts, if overcome, leave behind a sense of security and calm that is not easily disturbed. It is just these intense conflicts and their conflagration which are needed to produce valuable and lasting results.’ -Carl Jung

Cancer New Moon Recap

The Cancer New Moon travels with the Sun and Venus, inspiring us to nurture and receive nurturing from our loved ones and to nurture ourselves.

Some tension-producing relationships among the planets are prompting action. Look back to the first half of the year for what was broken up, as these configurations in July can help rebuild what was broken down before.

Cancer New Moon theme: Intuitive Ambition


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