|Enoplometopus Debelius Lobster|
The New Moon in Cancer is always the sign of summer in the northern hemisphere. The symbol in nature that represents the sign of Cancer is the crab. But, there are other crustaceans that have also been used in the past; lobster and crayfish. The nature of the sign of Cancer is as diverse as the actual sea creatures that represent it. They can come across as some "tough cookies," yet they have a vulnerable nature, as well. In looking for some images of nature's representative, I came across some beautiful images of crab and lobster. Here is one from Frédéric Fasquel. If you want to enjoy some more photos, there is a great variety of crustacean images located on seafocus.com. I particularly loved the sangian crab on SeaFocus with the intricate and delicate white spines over its tiny little purple body. Moving along to the energies of the New Moon in Cancer. As explained in the Lunar Living article, we have a very unusual chart this year. There are five planets interacting in a fierce combination to form both a cradle pattern and a T-square, collectively. Whatever develops as a result of this New Moon is likely to have a lasting impact on our lives.
Mercury is retrograde now until August 8 in the sign of Leo. This transit is likely to change our perceptions of our children. Additionally, it would be advisable to rethink our desire to take chances or gamble with our limited resources. This is not the most opportune transit to try to risk it all. Mercury ties into the base of the cradle pattern with Jupiter in Gemini. Together, they meet up with the base holders of the opposing T-square, Uranus in Aries and Mars in Libra. The apex of the T-square is Pluto. We moved into this Diamond Cut pattern a couple of days ago, and will continue to experience the combination of power-packed energies to approximately July 27.
Let's look into future for a moment, before I head out. There is a "calendar" blue moon next month on the 31st of August. Astrologically, there is no significance of two full moons occurring in the same calendar month. However, there will be another cradle pattern (sans the T-square) with that full moon holding together the top of the aspects in Virgo and Pisces while Mars and Pluto hold together the base in Scorpio and Capricorn. That Pisces Full Moon should bring together another interesting collective of energies.