Sunday, July 7, 2013

New Moon in Cancer--Squelching Hunger, Feast or Famine

With the New Moon at 16 degrees Cancer (also Sun at 16 degrees Cancer) with a wide orb square to Uranus in Aries and an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn (forming a Cardinal T-Cross), we turn our thoughts and emotions towards food and nutrition.  Do we have enough food? Are we eating healthy foods? Are other people deprived of healthy foods? How can we share food with our neighbors and communities? And how can we reform the world's food distribution systems so that everyone's basic needs are met? With Pluto involved, we want to know about toxins in our foods and learn the truth about GMO and agricultural chemicals that cause more harm than good.  Pluto also rules the underworld (under soil) and the insect kingdom.  Uranus wants to bring equality and in Aries, Uranus has taken on a radical warrior attitude.

Photo by Patricia Herlevi
Cancer rules the stomach and the breasts and these organs represent nourishment, nurturing, and feeding ourselves, but not only ourselves, but our families.  Even for those of us who don't have children, thinking of any child starving in the world or living below basic survival is going to shatter our hearts.  Meaning, we feel this injustice strongly now and we might react through cold aloofness or become like a tigress who defends the rights of all children on the planet.  With Jupiter in Cancer as well, we see excess everywhere and wonder how this can be fairly distributed if we tune into Jupiter's Higher Mind-Wisdom.  If we only tune into the lower vibration of Jupiter, we will just want to hoard all the food for ourselves and go live on a compound in some remote place (the dark side of Cancer which is tribalism and clannish).

However, if we also tune into the Higher Mind of Neptune in Pisces we will seek unity among the other earth inhabitants.  We will fight or at least pray for fairness.  And we will keep questioning why some people hoard all the wealth while others starve as in the Occupy Movement.  Or maybe we'll decide to do something truly radical by getting to know our neighbors, share food, cooperate on ventures to create more resilient communities as with the Transition Town movement, but we had better get on this before the planets move into Leo, where we will revert to only caring about ourselves.  Meaning, let's cash in on the water trines happening now so that we can make this world better for all of us.

Photo by Patricia Herlevi
I just finished reading Donald Neal Walsh's Conversation with God, Book 2 which talks about enlightened societies (which we clearly aren't) where beings realize that whatever we do to others we do to ourselves.  The lesson with water trines is the same and involves developing deeper compassion for when we deprive others of basic necessities, we deprive ourselves.  When we close our hearts to compassion and love for all our brothers and sisters (not showing any favoritism), we develop heart disease or die of a heart attack.  You can bet that those hoarder who live in excessive wealth and don't share anything are taking heart medication or self-medicating to numb themselves further.  But Uranus in Aries will take care of that along with Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio.

This New Moon in Cancer asks us to get in touch with not only our stomachs, but the stomachs of everyone on the planet.  And it's not just about feeding the physical body, but about feeding the soul too and we can only do that by reaching out to others.  The Aquarius Age ideal reflects on taking care of our brothers and sisters, not in a codependent way, but in a way that empowers them to take care of themselves.  It's about the We that comes before Me because that is one and the same.  Face it, we have enough food on the planet to feed everyone at this point and it's a matter of our will to do that.  We have new technology that could make fossil fuels obsolete now, but again do we have the will to do that?

Say this affirmation this week as often as possible: Where there is a will there is a way to create a healthy planet and I merge my will for betterment with others.  Join the We party and with a can-do attitude let's clean up the planet and bring balance and sustenance (now there's the Cancerian key word I have been searching for).


  1. Thank you. I was thinking of this New Moon with the close proximity of Mercury retrograde as rehashing those old family issues. But you have given me much food for thought!

  2. Hello Zodiacts,

    This New Moon in Cancer is about a lot of things, including dealing with childhood issues and how we communicate to parents. Do we feel nurtured? Did we feel nurtured by our parents, particularly our mother? And if the answer is no, how can we develop self-love now and nurture ourselves?

    And yes, the food themes are important too.