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Luna dances in domicile.


It's time for your monthly 'New Moon Numen'. What is numen?

nu·men- the spirit or divine power presiding over a thing or place.

These horoscopes are designed with the astrological spirit/essence of the Moon in mind. It's not just a horoscope, but also a guide on how to best use the Moon's numen. New Moons are a time for manifesting, planting, and beginning. The Moon is at her darkest, and that darkness acts as rich humus that we can scatter the seeds of our desires in. New Moons also feel special due to the Moon being conjunct the Sun. The luminaries are together, floating in unison if only for the briefest moment. During that moment when the Sun and Moon are aligned we receive a spark, that if used wisely, can turn into a magnificent blaze.

Each horoscope will be a blend of two parts: The astrology, and how to focus that energy. The astrology portion is simply explaining what we're looking at and its influences. House placement, sign, and strong aspects (an orb of 2°) will be taken into consideration when assessing the Moon's numen. The focus portion is meant to further hone in and guide you using real life examples of how the energy could play out. It may not be the exact situation you're experiencing, but it will be in the same realm. Also take your natal placements into account when assessing the energy of this Moon. If you have a natal planet making a major aspect to the Moon, especially a conjunction, then the Moon will express as a blended energy for you.

The Moon's Numen

It's finally time for what some people might consider to be the most potent of all the New Moons, and that's the New Moon in Cancer. Luna is in her domicile and she's creating a lush garden for us to plant our dreams and desires in. I think people can sometimes forget that Cancer is a cardinal sign and how much of a force it can truly be. Cardinal signs are the go-getters, the inception points, and they have the ability to drive and direct energy. Being that New Moons are all about new beginnings and planting psychic seeds of desire, this lunar event is the perfect time for starting something new or redirecting current energy streams. Cancer is the element of Water, so we'll have access to our psychic and subconscious world. We'd be better suited to make decisions based off feelings and intuition rather than intellect and reason during this New Moon. A Cancer New Moon is all about following your heart. Listen to that little hopeful voice and give life to it. Take a chance on making a dream come true, or at least begin the journey, while the Moon is in her domicile. As long as you're in touch with your heart center, you can't go wrong during this lunar event.

The main themes of this New Moon will center around your unconscious desires, dreams, emotional drives, and how to fuel your ambitions with the subtle forcefulness of cardinal Water. The chart below shows all the influences we'll be experiencing during the New Moon, as well as the aspects that Luna will be interacting with. There's only one major aspect that the New Moon will be making, so let's explore that and what it means as far as influencing the Moon's magic.

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