The New Moon in Cancer is happening on July 17, 2023 at 2:32 pm EST. This New Moon is sometimes called the Sturgeon Moon.
New Moons are a time when we set our intentions for the upcoming lunar cycle. It’s the entrance of new beginnings. New Moons are a personal reset button that we’re gifted with from the Divine 12-13 times a year.
During new moons we think about what we want, and we make a plan to bring our desires to fruition.
With this New Moon being in Cancer, the home of the moon, we can expect a strong focus on our emotions.
Continue reading to learn all about the New Moon in Cancer, the numerology of July 17, 2023, and three things that you can do to harness the energy of the Cancer New Moon.
At the end of the article, you’ll find three powerful affirmations to use with the New Moon in Cancer.
Cancer is the 4th sign of the zodiac ruled by none other than the moon. Cancer is a cardinal water sign that is sensitive, intuitive, and has highly changing moods. This is unsurprising as the moon frequently shifts day in and day out, moving at its own rhythm.
The moon governs our subconscious mind, our hidden thoughts, and things in the shadow. This makes Cancer very private, only opening up to those whom it is most at home with. Our feminine energy is exuded because of the moon, which helps us tune in with subtle energetic vibrations around us.
As a cardinal sign, Cancer is an action oriented leader ready to make things happen. However, like a crab, Cancer can be hard on the outside and soft on the inside, showing its truest emotions only when feeling safe and secure. It is introspective and spends a lot of time within feeling emotions and working to comprehend them.
Cancer rules the fourth house of home and family, making it a very family oriented sign and a definite homebody. Cancer tends to be more on the introverted sign, but when comfortable it can be quite social and extroverted.
When the Moon is in Cancer
When the moon is in Cancer, it feels most at home. With this new moon, we’re likely to be more in touch with our emotions, experience heightened sensitivity, and increased intuition. Due to closer emotional connection, don’t be surprised if you are more apt to feeling out the emotions of others.
If you feel an emotion that is unfamiliar or unusual for you, realize that you may be tuning in to someone else’s frequency. Assess this feeling, honor it, and let it go.
Additionally, we may feel more connected with the Divine Creator of all that is. An increase in downloads and psychic activity is also possible.
Be mindful of the desire to spend more time with our family and loved ones, as well as more time at home. With the moon governing the fourth house of belonging, family, and home this new moon is an ideal time to be with those we hold close to our heart.
If your emotions are fluctuating more often than normal, give yourself grace. Cancer can be moody. Take time to retreat within your shell to recharge your batteries. Feel the feels and release or transmute any emotions that are lower in vibration.
Self inquiry during this new moon is ideal. Ask yourself why you feel how you feel, where these emotions come from, and what to do with them.
It’s important to acknowledge all emotions and not to shun any lower emotions to the shadow. Let subconscious thoughts, feelings, and emotions rise to the surface and set an intention to work through them.
Numerology of the New Moon in Cancer
July 17, 2023 reduces down to the number 22, making this new moon happen on a master number day.
Number 22 is the master builder. It’s a powerful number that strives to make manifest something of great importance for all of humanity.
22 is hardworking, stable, intuitive, sensitive, and reliable. With the new moon happening on a master number 22 day, spend time thinking about what you want to manifest, and take the actions necessary to set your plans into motion.
Don’t just think about what you want, write it down, make a vision board, or take any concrete steps towards intentionally making your manifestations happen.
This is a day to let the visionary within you shine. Use the power of your feelings to make your blueprint a reality.
How to Work With This Energy
Now that we’ve had an overview on the New Moon in Cancer and its numerological energy, let’s discuss the 3 things that you can do to best harness its power.
1. Shadow Work
The New Moon in Cancer is highly supportive in going within and clearing out any thoughts, feelings, or emotions lurking in the shadow that may be prohibiting you from being your best self.
When we do shadow work, we transmute darker and hidden energy into light and loving energy. Shadow work allows us to address things that have been repelled or shunned due to shame, guilt, or any other reason.
It’s a form of healing and leads us to wholeness. This New Moon in Cancer is an excellent time to continue doing shadow work or to begin if you haven’t done it before. Spend time with yourself asking questions about why you have certain thoughts, beliefs, or feelings that you’d like to transcend.
Self inquiry is a necessity on the spiritual path. When we spend time getting to know ourselves, we spend time healing ourselves.
2. Spend Time With Family
The New Moon in Cancer is wonderful for getting in more quality time with those we call family. Family can be anyone, not just those we’re related to by blood.
Use this homey, family oriented energy of the Cancer New Moon to get a little closer to your loved ones. Engage in quality time, whatever that means to you.
Connection with others brings joy. As humans, we are meant to connect. What relationship in your life will benefit from spending more time together? Is there anyone in your family who you’ve been wanting to reconnect with? What relationships could use a fresh start?
Make an effort to pour love into your relationships and feel more connected during the New Moon in Cancer.
3. Nurture Yourself
Being that Cancer is one of the most empathetic and nurturing signs of the zodiac, this New Moon is an ideal time to nurture yourself. Cancer often tends to everyone else, pouring love into others without pouring love into itself.
Now is the time to care for yourself like never before. What does self-care mean to you? How can you pour the same love and energy in yourself as you give to others?
Spending time near the ocean or in a salt water bath is imperative with the New Moon in Cancer. The moon controls the tides of the ocean. The closer you can be to mother nature during this time the better.
Treat yourself to a spa day, a yoga class, or spending time in meditation. Whatever you can do to best take care of yourself, don’t hold back. You are worthy of all the love life has to offer and you deserve to be nurtured.
Affirmations for the Month
Now that you’ve made it to the end of the video, here are the affirmations for the New Moon in Cancer.
- I am at home within my heart, within the Universe
- I welcome my emotions with love and respect
- It is safe for me to be myself
This New Moon, we are welcomed to feel our emotions without judgment. We’re invited to take the time to love ourselves without reservation. We’re encouraged to build deeper connections with those we call family.
This energy is nurturing, sensitive, and intuitive. Tune in to what you need. Dive within yourself and uncover your shadow. Allow all parts of you to rise to the surface and love yourself as you are, with the intention to be better than the day before.
That’s my take on the New Moon in Cancer. If you found this video helpful, give it a thumbs up and hit that subscribe button and notification bell so that we can stay connected.
I hope that all of your manifestations come to fruition. I’m sending you love and peace. Thank you for watching and until the next sunrise or sunset, namaste.