Planet Waves | July 19 2012
Early this morning (12:24 am EDT) we experienced the annual Cancer New Moon. Happening late in the Sun’s run through Cancer, the New Moon picked up the signal of a diversity of planets associated with deep psychological, emotional and erotic healing.
Simplified chart section showing the moment of today’s New Moon in Cancer (the symbols that look like a Sun and Moon, with the same numbers next to them). Also shown is Venus in mid-Gemini, which is square Borasisi in Pisces (not shown).
Simplified chart section showing today’s New Moon in Cancer (the symbols that look like the Sun and Moon, with the same numbers next to them). Also shown is Venus in mid-Gemini, which is square Borasisi in Pisces (not shown).
New Moons represent a new cycle, and if you’re involved in a self-awareness or growth endeavor that fits this basic description, the next few days provide a space to go deeper into self-understanding. The message of this event seems to be: emotional healing arrives with self-forgiveness, as well as the personal choice to alter a negative cycle. When you heal, you also take yourself out of the “pass it forward” game that so often attends matters of abuse, and start spreading the positive vibes of self-acceptance.
There’s also the question of alienation, described by this New Moon’s proximity to a distant planet orbiting our Sun called Eris (named in 2006). This morning’s Sun-Moon conjunction was just a few degrees past an exact square to Eris, meaning that both the Sun and Moon recently made contact and carried some of its energy along to their own meeting. Eris is that part of us who yearns for connection she cannot find. She’s like a castaway part of ourselves who feels like she has no place in the world — an emotional condition that can come from many different worldly causes. In truth that alienation is from ourselves.
The New Moon is also square a point called 1992 QB1, which is about opening up to our inner connection. QB1 is not officially named (she still has her provisional designation); in past Planet Waves articles it has been associated with a kind of healer called a thresholder, who serves as a guide to bring people into relationship with themselves.
Past all the reluctance, resistance, shut doors, inner blocks, shame, guilt and embarrassment that we seem to drag around from childhood, there’s an actual presence within us, and that’s what you can think of as our Inner Lover. The role of thresholder QB1 is to guide us into relationship with that inner presence.
On your way there, pay attention to the beliefs you hold regarding the value you hold – to yourself, and to the wider world. Mercury is still early in its retrograde in Leo, so questions about value may be bubbling through your consciousness.
Weaving into the themes of love and beliefs, today Venus in Gemini is square a minor planet called Borasisi, which is in Pisces. Borasisi comes with the sense of “If I believe it, it must be true” or “If I don’t believe it, it must not be true.” It’s a psychic position we see in politics and much of public opinion all the time. In this case, square Venus still moving through its post-retrograde echo phase in Gemini, we get a clue about making contact with our Inner Lover.
As you consider the things you believe (or do not believe) that you have been dragging around since childhood, question and challenge them. Especially the beliefs you’ve never thought to question before. If you can open the shut doors – even with just a crack of a question — the threshold appears. Then QB1 can really do its thing; either way, the energy is here for you.
For the next few days as the Sun clears the last degrees of Cancer (on its way into Leo) it will be making an exact aspect to QB1. Though it may feel challenging initially, dive into yourself, past any mixed feelings or fear that you might have, past what you think anyone else might think, and meet your Inner Lover in that sanctuary that only you can reach.