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Here we are at the tail end of lunar Gemini! This week will see the birth of the New Moon of Cancer. Brand new spiritual adventures await us! Let’s begin with a greater understanding of the sign to set our souls’ compass in the right direction for the whole month.
"Water represents the world of emotions, intuition, and instincts."
Welcome to the energy of water! Get ready for a deep swim in Cancer oceans. The water element powerfully controls this month. Spiritually, water represents the world of emotions, intuition, and instincts. This is the part of ourselves we are constantly trying to hide.
Within the element of water also lies the strongest memory of the zodiac. This month’s ruler is the Earth’s powerful satellite: the moon! Kabbalistically, the moon represents the fragmented world, and symbolizes our hidden selves – the way we truly respond to life. Take a good look at the moon; it never seems the same!
Consequently, our Cancerian friends experience a much greater spectrum of emotion than the average person. Extremely intuitive, often psychic, or simply very attuned to the cosmos, they possess the gift of sight, which is often shadowed by their fears. And fears are definitely no strangers to the sign!
Warm, cozy, loving, and capable of drawing out your deepest secrets, they make brilliant detectives and therapists. In fact, everyone wants to confess to a Cancerian!
One of the greatest difficulties of the sign is to maintain proper boundaries. Very caring, they get easily tangled with their loved ones, to the extent of smothering them. Cancer is the water of the oceans. Therefore, their energy is completely uncontainable, like a kind of tsunami!
Since the moon reflects the light of the sun and is forever changing, Cancerians often feel deprived – whether of love, or attention. What they receive doesn’t seem quite enough. They compensate by making themselves needed by others, and rescuing everyone, animals included!
"Cancerians are warm, cozy, and loving."
Another side effect of the moon’s “mother ship” is the infamous low self-esteem of Cancerians. The fluctuating perception of having lots of attention (full moon) versus feeling invisible (waning moon), affects Cancerian moods like waves – up and then down. There is a good reason why some people were called "lunatics" in ancient times. The word comes from the Latin word luna, meaning, the moon. And we are all familiar with the legend of the werewolf, which always happens during the full moon…
Very fond of antiques and objects from the past, they make fine collectors; the past is a secure value… the future, not so much! Many historians, antique dealers, and visionary artists are, indeed, born under this sign.
The Cancerians’ tikkun (or karma) has a lot to do with family life. Issues of codependency, resentment, and abandonment often lie deep in their hearts. Cancerian childhoods are quite often complicated.
Whether positive or challenging, their origins create a challenge for the sign. If they are good, they will cling to their families too much. And if they are too harsh, they will feel the bitterness of it for a very long time. The real dream of many Cancerians is to have a happy family forever, and that’s exactly what the cosmos challenges them with.
This lunar Cancer month creates a fantastic opportunity for all of us to correct and strengthen our family roots, invest energy into our loved ones, and be inspired to remember the positive lessons of the past.
Famous Cancerians include…George Orwell, the Dalai Lama, John Rockefeller, Nelson Mandela, Franz Kafka, Julius Caesar, Rembrandt, Marc Chagall, and Ernest Hemingway,
Three great tips for this month are:
Have a wonderful month, Chodesh tov to all!