Water was Cancer’s first language. As a child, she babbled like a brook, thundered like a waterfall, and sank deep into thought like a well. Speaking this way, she learned how to feel all of her feelings completely. When somebody vulnerable is in danger, her heart can storm like the ocean. But most days she flows like a cool mountain stream, soothing harsh edges, blessing the roots, and finding out everyone’s secrets.
She’s the Moon’s own daughter. When Cancer smiles her Moon-face smile, you can’t help but feel loved and safe. Into the new season, she carries safety pins, a damp cloth for soothing brows, colorful band-aids, and a miracle tea that makes you feel like you’ve enjoyed a peaceful sleep with happy dreams.
It’s relatively easy to call in the spirit of Cancer. Find a safe place, preferably surrounded by nature, and drop into yourself. No judgments. Just feel the love you have for your own body, carrying you here and there. Let your body sink into this present moment. Let this feel delicious and comforting, like a weary child dropping into a loving grandmother’s lap. Safe. No worries. Or perhaps it’s hot and you’d rather imagine yourself slipping naked into a cool, relaxing lagoon, with all your troubles disappearing into a small dot million miles away. Ahhh. Drink in the spirit of Cancer until you feel a transformation in the energetic field that surrounds your body. You should feel rounder, more peaceful, and strong. You’ve just recharged yourself at the New Moon station.
Cancer is a water sign—its energy is fluid, cleansing, and receptive. Water sign cycles are particularly sweet for making tender connections with loved ones. They’re auspicious for spiritual practice too. Whatever you sit with now can be more deeply absorbed. After drinking the Cancer nectar, you’ll be more inclined to listen to your intuition, follow the intricate paths of your imagination, and nurture your creativity.
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Make 2017 the year of the Moon for you! You’ll enjoy imagination and support with Dana’s monthly Moon workshop. At this “moon-iest” of New Moon cycles is also a perfect time to order a Moonprints report. Get your free Moon phase report through Chart Play.