July 23/21 Full Moon in Aquarius – the sign of love and unity.

July 21/21 Waxing moon in Capricorn – knowing that who we are is enough. If there is any doubt for you, continue to find ways to take care of you and to learn to love yourself. It is in that love where you appreciate you, just as you are. There will be no need for external approval.

July 19/21 Waxing moon in Sagittarius – the journey that we want to embark on, to really understand.

July 17/21 Half moon in Scorpio – being present to the growing light in the night sky! Cancer nurture means sitting with whatever comes up now. Being present with all energy and releasing that which is a burden. Look inward and feel inward and take stock of what is there. Do you like what you are feeling? are you taking care of you?

The light is growing stronger now, allowing us to become more aware of our inner self because this is the time to develop an understanding of what your needs are and how they will be met. It is up to you – few wished come true by themselves. Scorpio is the guiding strength.

July 15/21 Waxing crescent moon in Libra asks us to create balance. We are focused on nurture and that happens when we take the time to care for ourselves. Every day we are faced with many situations where we expend our energy and we need to replenish the stores. Taking time out to slow down, relax as well as engaging in activities that reward you with joy will generate energy for you. This is a wonderful time to just sit quietly outdoors – choose shade or sun – and enjoy a cool beverage while just taking in the sounds and the smells of the earth. Engage with the fresh and green outdoors, feed you senses and nurture your soul.

The moon’s light is showing brighter now and inspires us. The crescent moon in the sky reminds us of Hey Diddle Diddle, the Cat and the Fiddle 🙂 oh to be so light at heart, and we should be. This is normally a time to be executing projects, making plans and creating, however in this month of Cancer, I say relax and nurture. We can pick it up again next month. Soothe into the harmony of Libra.

July 13/21 Waxing Moon moves into Virgo, which has been known for precision and practicality. The other side of that moon encourages acceptance of what is – that perfection is a far reaching goal. Is there something in your life that you may have judged without full consideration of all of the facts? Do we ever know all of the facts? Whether it be within ourselves or in others, we are always learning. I know much more about myself now than I did 5 years ago. With acceptance and surrender, life will provide the interesting learning experiences – and to be open without judgement, you will find something in those experiences that opens your eyes to a new way of looking at yourself. Your perspective constantly changes, so accepting that the present is just as it should be is a wise choice. Virgo is the earth element, so take some time to appreciate everything that is physical – your body, your environment and all things that you can touch. Remember that nature nurtures all, just as they are. Let’s follow her lead.

July 10/21 Moon moves into Leo, where nurturing your self-expression is important to consider and better yet, to actively pursue in the next couple of days. Anything creative that nurtures your heart and soul; moving your mind, your body and connecting with your emotional self. Try doing something that shares a little of who you are and keep things simple; this helps to ensure that your attempt is genuine and that you are doing this for you. Keeping it simple creates ease and an increased likelihood that you are able to connect and keep the momentum.

Yoga for the second chakra, incorporating moves such as Goddess Pose, Pelvic Rocks, Pelvic Side Rolls, Cat’s Pose and Child’s Pose with open hips are beneficial to opening the second chakra. Experience that vibrational pull through breathing and meditation.

July 9/21 New Moon in Cancer brings nurture to nature. Summer is warmth and bright light, healing elements for all. It’s no wonder we are drawn to the outdoors and do whatever we can to enjoy those gifts. A day out in the sunshine lifts our energy and our spirits like nothing else. The long days of light and sun’s warmth nurture the earth and hasten the growth of food and life; the new moon perpetuates the growth cycle once again.

Let’s surrender to the healing warmth of the sun and enjoy the energy it provides. Let’s make the space in our lives now to do this. Our personal energy is coming into balance and as each day follows the waxing moon, we can engage with the increasing levels of energy to create experiences that nurture and heal your soul. For enhanced vibrations that attract continual warmth, light and love.

Do you know what heals you? To what or where do you turn when you are not feeling yourself? Do you notice a heightened sense of well-being this time of year, in response to the sun’s invitation to play outdoors? To partake in her gifts that are meant to bring increased energy into your life?

This time of the new moon invites you to actively pursue ideas, situations and activities that enhance your well-being:

  • yoga – particularly yoga that enhances your second chakra (water / creative / energy in motion)
  • dance – anything that moves you, physically and emotionally
  • outside activities like gardening, nurture-nature walks, picnics and beach days

Chakra 2 is the element of water – health in fluid movement, experiencing pleasure and connecting with that and those who create within us a sense of well-being. Moving our bodies promotes flexibility and allows our muscles to relax, while moving the blocked energy that we may be holding in our bodies. Our emotions are the fluid essence of our physical bodies – which is a container to the water that fills it and allows our body to flow and change.

Consciousness meets our body – awareness filters the ideas that consciousness brings creating subtle emotional reactions. The type of reaction depends on our emotional and mental health. In taking this time to acknowledge the beginnings of the new moon and the energy of the waxing moon in the coming days, in the nurturing sign of Cancer, we can learn to recover feelings we have lost. Through reflection and Chakra 2 activities, we bring those feelings to life again, experience them and explore ways to resolve them, through the new moon activities you chose to pursue.

Cancer is the sign of reflection and connecting to your inner self – take time to be in the quiet (outdoors is optimal) and just be; breathe the beautiful fresh summer air and just bask in its warmth. Feel the pleasure of tuning into you, and journal your experiences. Cancer is Earth Mother sharing love for growth and healing.

July 8/21 Luna moved into Cancer today in the dark moon phase. It is time to let go of all things that no longer serve us to make space for the new. Creativity is on the horizon. Let’s pursue this path together. Cancer is the sign of nurturance and is the element of water. Let’s take some time to slow down and consider how you would like things to be in a year from now. Personally, socially, professionally – whatever aspect of your life is ready for a makeover – and create a list of anything that you need to let go of. Seriously consider the events, situations, people or things that hold you back from your being you, and begin to plan to gently let them go. It’s time to nurture – to create. Tomorrow’s new moon will provide the opportunity to practice nurture and to connect with the emotion of letting go.