New Moon and Mercury Direct
The New Moon is July 31 at 11:11 pm EDT and 8:11 pm PDT . It’s on Aug 1 @ 3:11 am UTC / 4:11 am BST (London) / 1:11 pm AEST (Sydney)
This New Moon is ~ 14 degrees in the center of Cancer – the water sign of the Moon according to Vedic Astrology.
Theme of New Moon
The theme of the new moon is about developing Emotional Flow, Inner Listening and then moving on. This keeps the flow moving! Where there is flow, there is health and vitality. There is great power in listening to our perceptions but sometimes in wanting to understand something we go over it again and again. This is a type of stuckness which can create disharmony. Health is flow.
This month is about clearing blockages from body and mind to maintain a healthy state of Flow. If blood vessels are blocked in the brain or heart these are either a stroke or heart attack, likewise, obstruction in the muscles or lymph lead to either pain or chronic illness. Emotional stuckness creates disharmony.
How can you meet each moment, be present and move along? Keeping that movement also keeps you tapped into creativity and the ability to co-create.
Lesson of the new moon:
As you spend time or connect with nature everyday doing nothing, even just for a few moments, let go of any lingering thoughts or regrets with a big exhale. If the thought or emotion returns, notice what you are noticing in nature and how that gives you insights. Living is just dreaming while awake. Notice any messages or just observe and know that your subconscious mind will give the answer at just the right moment.
Ask yourself, “Who would I be without this pattern or old set of thoughts that popped up again?” Perhaps happier and freer?
Time in nature helps us tap into the power of the Universe. Let it work its magic and keep life alive, and help you to move with the flow of life. (Yes, you can still have a task list to help you focus when you are ready to be in action.)
Emotions are a way to receive information. Once we have the information, we can allow the emotion to morph and change into the next wave of experience.
In the theme of flow – allow emotions and your message to come to you and then breathe into it and let it take you to the next observation. Emotions are information. Emotions are also sometimes just physiology of energy moving in the body that we give a label. This is the definition of emotion in Chinese medicine.
New Moon in the sign of the moon
There is only one new moon per year in the constellation of the Moon. The new moon in Cancer lands in summer in the n. hemisphere and is all about home, family, feelings and the world of perception. It centers around time with friends and family and gathering around meals when the children are out of school. The beauty and magic of summer relaxing out doors is the quintessential feeling of the new moon in Cancer constellation every year.
Fireflies and long walks in lush surrounding are the memories I have of this time of year. It such a time of relaxing and seeing the magic of nature.
The moon in Vedic Astrology represents consciousness or ‘manas’ and yet the sign of the moon is all about emotions and how we can find Peace when we surf above the waves of emotions.
When we have flow in our bodies it represents health. When we have flow through our mental and emotional states (and we do not get stuck in patterns) we are emotionally vibrant and present with life.
The lunar mansion is called Pushya in Vedic Astrology and is considered one of the most auspicious places for developing ‘spiritual maturity’. This is why Jupiter is considered exalted in Cancer.
Mercury Goes direct on August 1st and begins the last phase of the Mercury Retrograde Season
Mars in Cancer constellation
Mars in Cancer can leave the Mars Ascendants feeling fatigue and listlessness while their health planet is in Cancer constellation. Getting ample vital food which nourishes the blood is important for all of us.
Health Tip while Mars is in Cancer constellation
A great things to do while Mars remains in Cancer constellation is juicing raw beets while for others it is getting enough leafy greens with its minerals to have a balanced physiology.
Mars in Cancer is a Peace Maker who can also have messy boundaries. So be aware that if you are just going along to “be nice” but something is important to you, you might regret it and lose energy because you are not acting in alignment with your principles. Regret is the biggest issue when Mars is in Cancer constellation. It is a time to only make agreements you can really commit to. Broken promises is another issue that often arises with Mars in Cancer.
Peace making: When we go along with superficial things, which do not really matter in the long run, to keep the peace and have a good time with family. That is a very different use of energy. Sometimes staying silent and smiling are the best option – and this is often a Peace cultivating and energy conserving move.
Mars travels through Cancer constellation once every two years for approximately two months.
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50th Anniversary of American mission to the Moon
Moon Mania continues
Moon mania continues with the new moon in Cancer (the sign of the moon).
It was just the 50th anniversary of the first human on the moon (July 20,1969) and the successful mission of the U.S. mission to land a person on the moon.
Just this year in 2019 that Moon mania continues with India launching its second mission to land on the moon.