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New moon in Cancer 23 degrees squaring MC at 18 degrees 52 minutes Libra.
Transiting North Node is in Libra.
New Moon squaring the nodes in Aries and Libra, and on July 25, 2015 Venus goes retrograde. This lunation is about nourishment in our relationships, and freedom when we need it. Uranus, the liberator, is currently transiting in square aspect to the moon. We also have Mars in the mix, which is really putting the pressure on – it’s so close to this New Moon and Mercury! Also, we’ve got Pluto in Capricorn opposite the New Moon. Everything about this lunation is intense! It can be all about clearing out the dross from our lives, finding what nurtures us – and it’s yet another calling for self-nurture. What brings us security? With Saturn retrograde in Scorpio we need to be clear about our boundaries, especially while we reach deeply into our hearts and pull up more material from what may feel like the ether.
The Sabian Symbol for the new moon is “Cancer 24: A woman and two men on a bit of sunlit land facing south.” According to astrologer Blain Bovee this degree is about “withdrawing to contemplate.” I feel like I can agree with that. I’m also feeling a lot of gratitude for my blogger friends. I found this picture in honor of us; in honor of our joining – how we nurture one another with friendship, space, togetherness, and the loving support of shared interest in learning and exploring.
What I dig about this new moon chart for my location is that its part of fortune is exactly conjunct its ascendant degree. This makes sense because this is the calculation for the part of fortune, which can be applied to any chart, it need not just be a birth chart; though I have not used it in horary:
Day Births: Fortune = Ascendant + Moon – Sun
Night Births: Fortune = Ascendant + Sun – Moon
Coincidentally this new moon chart’s ascendant is within orb of a conjunction to my relocation chart’s ascendant degree. I’ve got the part of fortune in my natal chart in my 11th house in the sign of Capricorn. Working with the vertex (and part of fortune) and checking it against other charts via synastry has been fairly informative to me throughout the years. My natal vertex is in my 7th house conjunct Jupiter. This chart also has Vertex conjunct Jupiter in the 7th house. As far as that goes, my favorite aspect to work with is the conjunction. A New Moon – which is the moon forming a conjunction to the sun, and starting a new cycle – are my favorites. It’s a time of uncertainty… it’s a time of new encounters and for setting intentions.
All the best to you and yours for this new moon in Cancer!