Cancer New Moon, July 9, 2021 @ 9:16 PM ET/6:16 PM PT


New Moon at 19º of Cancer ~ July 9, 2021

Theme: The Spiritual Heart

By Andrea Dupuis

The upcoming New Moon takes place in the sign of Cancer, the sign that naturally rules the 4th house – the house of the heart and home. 

This week themes related to the heart can come up. We may feel sensitive, emotional, watery, and feel more slow and introverted than normal. 

If we feel the need to tend to ourselves emotionally and take time out, trust that’s a natural part of this New Moon. 

Overall the theme of this week is about love and relationships and how we can nourish ourselves while being in connection with those around us. What do we need to take good care of our hearts? 

This New Moon is in a positive Trine aspect to Neptune, a planet that’s the higher octave of Venus. A planet that’s connected to spiritual love and divine union, not just romantic union but a love deeper than that. It’s all about cosmic love.

We may connect deeper with others this New Moon, or meet new people whom we experience a soul connection with, and generally feel deep love within ourselves. 

The shadow side of this New Moon is without that deep connection we can feel sad, emotional and shut down. We may feel more alone and left out in the cold. 

Now’s a good time to connect with those closest to us, our families, friends and nurture our hearts no matter what our relationship status is. 

If that’s not enough we also have Venus and Mars conjunct – again bringing the heart and relationships to the forefront of our lives.

While we have this soft, gentle and emotional Cancer energy happening, we are also gearing up for a hot and fiery Leo season on July 22nd. 

The Venus and Mars conjunction happening in Leo July 12th and 13th is giving us a taste of what Leo season will feel like. We can feel more intensity in our love lives, passionate, fiery sexual energy as the two planets connect. 

Venus is the planet of love and pleasure, Mars is the planet of sex and passion. Together they create a powerful combination for love and excitement. 

This energy will feel so much different than the slow and introverted Cancerian energy of this New Moon, so enjoy it while you can 😉

Contemplations for this New Moon:

What is good for my heart? 

What can I do to nourish my heart?

How can I bring more enjoyment to my love life?

New Moon’s are all about setting our intentions for the next lunar cycle (until the Full Moon). 

Journaling: What do you want to create in your relationships? What would feel good for your heart? Ask yourselves those questions and let the answers come gently. Take a paper and a pen and free flow write without stopping. You may surprise yourself as you get all your emotions out on paper!

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New Moon in Cancer Ritual 

By Andrea Dupuis

  1. Cleanse and purify your space by burning rosemary, bayleaf, cedar, sage or any herbs related to your heritage.
  2. Sit quietly in meditation for 10-15mins, or do the Rising Woman Inner Child Meditation (download available in the RW bio).
  3. Ask yourself the New Moon contemplations or simply “What intentions can I set for this lunar cycle?”
  4. Write down images, ideas and clarity that comes through.
  5. Pull tarot or oracle cards asking “What can help me achieve these intentions?”
  6. Close your ritual space with prayer, gratitude, whatever has you feel complete.
  7. Note – don’t take actions on your intentions until the Moon is visible again 2-3 days after the New Moon.

Cancer New Moon, July 9, 2021 @ 9:16 PM ET, 6:16 PM PT

Theme: Emergence

By Guest Astrologer Dawn M. Harrison (

The Moon has joined the Sun in Cancer, kicking off another 29-day journey of self-discovery, and the word that keeps playing over, and over, and over again in my mind, is the word – Emergence.

New Moons are about new beginnings – a time when everything within us and around us is energetically beginning again. They occur when the Moon has reached a place in its cycle where it is between the Earth and the Sun, and thus, its shadow side faces the Earth.  They represent the beginning of a month-long cycle where we are learning certain lessons and rediscovering certain aspects of ourselves.

As the Moon continues on its month-long journey around the Earth, we see more and more if its surface illuminated by the Sun, representing the facets of our lives that are also being illuminated.  Midway through its cycle, the Moon is directly opposite the Sun and is considered “Full”, at which point its fully illuminated surface begins to gradually decrease in reflective light, as it begins its journey back home to the Sun.

The sign that the New Moon is “seeded” in gives us clues to the themes of this month’s cycle and is, in fact, our primary “way finder” for the next four weeks. You can think of it as the Cosmic Finger of the Universe, pointing our way home.

This month’s New Moon kicks off in the sign of Cancer – the sign of the Cosmic Mother, the Sacred Womb, and the Great Holder of Life. The sign of Cancer is about “home”, true “family”, emotional security, and the bonds that sustain us. 

She’s the part of you who knows that everything must be nurtured “in here” before it can emerge “out there”. When I think of the sign of Cancer, I always think of the amniotic fluid within the womb… It’s the substance that sustains life, that feeds it, and that gives it everything that it needs, so that – when the time is right – it can emerge fully formed – in strength and in power.  

This is one of the themes of this month – remembering the part of you who nurtures, sustains, and protects, so that something in your life can emerge… and so that, that “something” can emerge in strength and in power.

The New Moon occurs at 18 degrees of Cancer – forming a collaborative sextile to the planet Uranus (the Great Awakener), a supportive trine to the planet Neptune (Keeper of our Dreams),  and a challenging opposition to the planet Pluto (Lord of No-Going-Back Transformation).

Translation: it’s time to push the envelope of your previous definitions of “home”, “safety”, “security”, and “nurturance”… because the way you feed, sustain, and support yourself – physically, psychologically, and spiritually – must change as you change, and must change as your world changes.

Look to the place in your natal chart that houses 18 degrees of Cancer for clues as to where this month’s themes have their starting point, and where they may be the most salient.  To feel into this New Moon, perhaps begin by asking yourself:

What areas of my life, and my world, am I being called to nurture, sustain, and protect?

Where is there an “emergence” happening in my life that calls for me to cultivate an energetic “womb space” that will allow for proper growth and development?

And, what aspects of my current status quo must be challenged in order to allow for this growth to occur?

Energetic Shifts Following Today’s New Moon

As you move through this month’s cycle, feel into the energetic shifts that are here to support you and to mark the milestones of this month’s journey. Here are some of the major Cosmic shifts that will be occurring between today’s New Moon in Cancer, and our Full Moon in Aquarius on 7/23. For New Moon horoscopes for each sign, scroll down and see below.

  • On 7/9, our New Moon kicks off in the sign of Cancer, reminding us all that nurturing on the inside is a prerequisite for emerging on the outside. The next 72 hours are prime for setting intentions related to establishing foundations to meet your internal security needs and nurturing the areas of your life, and your world, that have been crying out for some TLC.
  • On 7/11, Mercury (the planet of Communication and Perception) moves into the sign of Cancer, deepening our ability to self-reflect and deepening our ability to bond and connect with others through our words and our thoughts.
  • On 7/13, Venus (Goddess of Love) and Mars (the Lord of Passion) form an energetic conjunction in the flames of Leo, signifying a creative new birth for all of us… surely marking a significant sign-post in this month’s theme of emergence.
  • On 7/17, our Moon reaches Her First Quarter phase, in the sign of Libra (the sign of Justice and the Balancing Scales). This is the first turning point in our cycle, challenging us all to consider where we must make adjustments in our boundaries, in order to maintain our sense of inner alignment and safe-guard the relationships that support us and nourish us.
  • On 7/21, Venus enters Virgo, reminding us all that in order for our relationships to thrive, they must be tended to… they must be valued, in both the “big” ways and the “little” ways. First and foremost, this begins with the ways that we value ourselves.
  • On 7/22, the Sun enters Leo, heralding a time when everything that we have been nurturing, feeding, and sustaining during Cancer season emerges into Leo’s realm -to be seen, to be celebrated, and to shine.
  • And, on 7/23, our Moon reaches its fullness in the sign of Aquarius – illuminating where, and how, we are being called to celebrate our unique gifts, emerge from the crowd, and release the layers of shame that may have been dimming our light.

Dawn Harrison is a professional Astrologer, Tarot reader, and writer based in New York.  She is a graduate of the International Academy of Astrology with over 10 years of experience as a practitioner.  Her expertise lies in assisting clients to tell their stories through her unique blend of Astrology and the Tarot.  She is the founder of Wild Witch Astrology, a digital platform which serves to educate and connect those interested in learning more about themselves and their world through the occult and wisdom practices.  To learn more about her work, visit her website at or her IG account @wildwitchastrology.

New Moon Horoscopes for Each Sign By Dawn Harrison 

The horoscopes below, written for your Sun, Moon and Rising sign, are meant to serve as inspiration and “food for thought”.  Let your intuition guide you, as you feel through the shifts of this New Moon.

Instructions for looking up your Rising (Ascendant sign, Sun and Moon sign): 

If you don’t know your Signs, you can pull up your chart here.

Enter your info… and you’ll get a chart. (Note you must have your accurate birth time to use your rising sign, even two minutes off can change it): 

The one on the right with letters ‘ASC’ is your Rising Sign, so look at that first, followed by your Moon Sign: ☽ and your Sun Sign:

Rising, Moon and Sun Signs, areas this New Moon will impact you: 

Aries: This may be a month to focus on restoring the “work-life” balance in your life. You may be surprised at the wealth of resource that is available to you, as you find the courage to tend to the areas of your life that truly nourish your soul. What would it look like to truly tend to your inner needs?  What areas of your life must make room for change, so that you can heal from the inside out?

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Home, house, family, inner core, sense of belonging, healing from past wounds, sense of emotional security, your inner life


Taurus: This may be a month to bring healing to the relationships in your life through exercising your ability to truly communicate from the heart. Your words have healing power, and so do your thoughts. Safe-guard them, and choose them with care. In what ways can the power of your words bring healing to yourself and to those around you?  What areas of your life are seeking to be reframed?

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Communication style; perception of the world around you; everyday data processing; learning styles and modalities; relationships with siblings, friends or neighbors; approach to the structure of your daily activities and tasks

Gemini: This may be a month to re-evaluate your approach to your Resource – your time, your energy, your money, and your possessions. There is a balance that seeks to come to this area of your life. This is the time to exercise diligence, patience, discipline, and honesty about what constitutes your genuine needs, because everything about you and what you own is valuable and worthy of care.  In what ways are you being called to conserve, protect, and nurture your resource?


This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Money; time; Energy; “Emotional Currency”; possessions; raw talent; sense of self esteem and self worth; ownership power

Cancer: This is your time for all manner of new beginnings – a time to approach yourself and your world from new perspectives that allow you to call back all of the energy that you’ve been investing “out there”, back home to “in here”… because it’s only after you’ve honored who you really are and what you really need, that you can restore the perspective that is necessary to connect with yourself and with the world around you.  In what ways are you being called to honor your own internal needs – to care for yourself – body, mind, and soul?

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of: You and everything about you; your body; your mind; your soul; the way you identify; the way you are perceived by others; the way you present yourself to others; your style; your brand


Leo: This may be a month to cultivate your inner sanctuary – to tend to those places that no one else can see, but that you can certainly feel. Rest, in more ways than one, is needed to restore the balance to your body, to your mind, and to your soul… because we need you to keep on shining.  In what ways are you being called to recharge your batteries?

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Spirituality and spiritual practices; need for privacy; sense of connection to the subconscious realm; dreams; need for Divine communion


Virgo: This may be a month to let your creative light shine in the communities that truly support you… because, being of service is a two-way street. Let yourself be guided to those places and spaces that appreciate your light, and let yourself find joy in shining there.  What communities, groups, and friendships truly support you?  And, how can you nurture those bonds through sharing your healing light?

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Friendships; communities; bonds with “like-minded” people; ability to network; group organizations; aspirational hopes; dreams for your future

Libra: This may be a month to cultivate “Home” in the career sector of your life. In what new ways can you align your outer world with your inner needs? Where are your natural abilities and skill sets yearning for a seat at the table? Allowing yourself to more authentically be seen may be the key to the balance that you seek.

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Career; ambitions; public visibility; status; life mission and sense of purpose; public identity; profession; authority; power; sense of fulfillment


Scorpio: This may be a month to give heed to the mindsets and belief systems that feed you. What beliefs support you, and call you back home to the highest version of yourself? And, which ones bring you down low? Take a guess as to which ones it’s time to release, and which ones it’s time to nourish, support, and protect. Now, go there.

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Over-arching beliefs; Truth; higher learning; education; teaching; religion; philosophy; ability to expand your world and understanding (through learning, travel, new connections, new experiences, etc…)


Sagittarius: This may be a month to consider new ways of cultivating the intimate connections in your life. You may find that your truest bonds are the ones that honor your core needs and values. In what new ways can you explore your vulnerable sides? What boundaries are you being called to restore or maintain, so that you can share yourself authentically?

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Intimate partnerships intimate experiences; sex; shared resources; shared values; deep psychological understanding


Capricorn: This may be a month where your most bonded relationships come to the fore, asking you to examine where it’s time to draw close, where it’s time to establish (or re-establish) boundaries, and where it’s time to cut the chord. Self-care begins with making the choices that are right for you. What relationships feel like home?

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Relational life; partnerships; sense of equality in your life; experience of commitment; one-to-one encounters


Aquarius: This may be a month to examine which routines feed you and call you back home to yourself, and which routines only serve to deplete you. It’s time to remember that the body, the mind, and the soul are all connected. What new routines and rituals are knocking on your door? What regular and consistent practice is seeking to be integrated into your life?

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Health; mind-body connection; sense of wellness; ritual; everyday routine; skill; craftsmanship; work

Pisces: This may be a month to bring healing to your life through new ways of exploring your creative center. Perhaps it’s remembering a long lost love of music, art, dance or writing; Perhaps it’s letting your inner child play; or, perhaps it’s welcoming in empathy for your own children – whether they be children of the body, or children of the mind. Where are you being called to allow for a creative fresh start that expresses who you truly are?

This month’s New Moon potentially heralds a new beginning in your experience of your: Creativity; self-expression; ability to play; romance; children; inner child; youthfulness; recreational fun; joy

Andrea is a writer, astrologer, astrology teacher and tarot reader who combines ancient classical techniques from Esoteric Western Astrology, Hellenistic Astrology, Jaimini and Vedic Astrology into her own unique intuitive astrology system called Sacred Astrology. Check out her Become Your Own Astrologer Course under "Programs" on the menu :)
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