Cancer/Leo Crescent Moon
And BAM!—it’s all coming at you, for better or worse…
Two potentially harsh lunarly connections while the moon continues moving through Cancer, and thereby harsher yet as this is definitely the moon’s more vulnerable squishy side—possibly the dark side—through the section of the sky that carries weight.
It’s an interesting vibration—a newly crescent moon, experiencing such a dive, such a hit…
Whatever is either piquing or plunging, being provoked or perturbed within your reality right now—you’ll likely confront it, or be confronted by it, somewhat laterally.
Any of the woo woo astrology articles telling you to set all these intentions toward romantically swerved ideals of love, or bonding—that it was all about cuddling… ouch!—because this new moon was all about beginning new routines or rituals that nurture your needs toward healing from/through, and reconnecting with, previous wounding through a new behavior response and/or egoic reaction.
This is no quick fix.
This will be a slow process, an emotional process, but an empowering process—a process which should be sustained through the rest of the year…
On December 23rd the Capricorn new moon will occur at 1°33′, regarding degrees which associate with both authority and destructiveness and then on March 24th, 2023 Pluto will move into Aquarius—and this is significant because monthly Cancer moons will no longer inevitably oppose Pluto, Leo moons will…
I bring this to your attention now because this squishy vulnerable inner healing and boundary breaking, embracing new behavior responses and empowering potentials of reconnection—which has been a building, evolving moon/Pluto opposition detail since Pluto moved into Capricorn, only illuminated more confrontationally four times a year—occurring through Cancer is a much different dynamic than experiencing and expressing all of this personal transformation through the likes of Leo, indeed!
Not to mention, Pluto in Aquarius!—we’ve seen nothing yet…
When planets move through Cancer they’re being given the opportunity to nurture, through feeling, a thicker skin toward that which we cannot control, toward that which is potentially debilitating or insecure, toward that which requires—if not demands!—a more deliberately delicate and loving approach and/or embrace… toward that which forevermore remains vulnerable, toward that which needs.
When planets move through Leo they’re being given the opportunity to authentically express love, and gratitude, and will… to express itself through an individuated manner, to express itself in light, in strength, in confidence, in motivation, and in power… there is, inherently, an opportunity to shine.
When monthly Leo moons begin to oppose Pluto, Pluto will begin to provoke and bully your very personal selfhood—your core character.
Pluto is very harsh on the moon, especially a Cancer moon…
I realize it may sound a little strange to think that this oppositional dynamic has been continually triggered upon a monthly basis through the sign of Cancer since 2008—but it’s true—please refer to the Cancer/Capricorn sectors of your nativity… what houses are these sectors animating in your life?
It goes to show you that the planets are the real players in astrology, not the signs—‘what sign are you?’ is so 1973…
Things are beginning to feel heavy.
It’s best to rise to the occasion each month directly… not laterally.
But maybe—wait a day?
❝You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships every day. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.❞
——Barbara De Angelis
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