New Moons are a cosmic doorway. When we consciously pass through the doorway, knowing what archetypes can be activated at this time, we create fresh starts, new intentions and experience a psycho-spiritual reboot. This month, the New Moon is in the sign of Cancer on June 23 at 8:30pm Mountain Time.
This month, we have an opportunity to get a psycho-spiritual reboot in the realm of boundaries.
The astrological symbol of Cancer is related to the Tarot card known as the Chariot. Both Cancer and the Chariot refer to the importance of protection, armor, of boundaries. The Chariot gets what she wants – but she needs some good protective gear to get her through. Soft and tender on the inside, she needs a hard exterior.
When I was a whitewater raft guide, I loved wearing all my protective gear. My PFD had a whistle and a knife, and my helmet fit snug to my head. It was like an exoskeleton – protecting the sweet, sensitive me. At the end of the trip, I didn’t want to take them off. Driving home, still in my gear, I would wonder why we don’t wear helmets and safety vests all the time. At least us sensitive people. It just feels safer.
At this Cancer new moon, I feel like a High Priestess in a helmet.
The New Moon is represented by Tarot Card 2 – The High Priestess. She is an archetype of feminine occult wisdom and instinctual knowing. In the New Moon, we want to feel into our deepest yearnings and create a seed intention for the coming cycle. This New Moon (High Priestess) in Cancer (Chariot) points to the importance of creating boundaries as well as strengthening our psycho-spiritual and emotional field. It’s time for the High Priestess to put on her helmet.
How often do we find ourselves letting others – family, friends, mass culture – define our reality? It is not easy to hear your inner voice when friends, family and mass media can be so loud, forceful and persuasive. We have to tune in at just the right frequency!
In order for the Cancer New Moon (High Priestess in a Helmet) to do her work of introspection and connecting to intuition, her tender vulnerability must be adequately protected. She needs time! She needs space! She needs to be alone in nature. She needs her helmet!
This new Moon, we have an opportunity to allow ourselves to let go of any beliefs that we have adopted from outside ourselves that cause us confusion or block our deeper knowing. It is time to dig in to practices for staying present, observing signs, listening to inner guidance and using helping spirits/guides/ancestors. It is also very important that we keep clear of any ideas, attitudes or beliefs that have been inherited from others and don’t belong to us.
Where have you compromised yourself out of fear? Where have you been compliant to please others or create harmony?
This Cancer New Moon, call on the wisdom of the High Priestess and the power of the Chariot to honor your own reality and create an intention for deepening into your own truth.
Here are some affirmations for this coming New Moon:
I will become present to my own feelings and needs. When I feel sensitive, I will put on my helmet.
I will be aware of times when I push past my own knowing in order to please others or avoid conflict. When it is time to be honest with people, I will put on my helmet.
I will take meditative or quiet time to center myself each day. In my helmet.