It’s about to be the new moon in Cancer, baby! If you need a reminder of what Cancer is all about, please refer to this (terrible and) hilarious Harvey Sid Fisher video. It’s really awe(ful)some.
As many of you know, new moons are good times for wishes. And I LOVE wishes! Here’s a bit about this new moon and wishes from the lovely and brilliant Jan Spiller (click on the title link to read even more, including more specific instructions for new moon wishing). Note that us west-coasters will experience this new moon at 9:24 this evening:
NEW MOON REMINDER… Thursday, July 19, 12:24 am EDST, is the New Moon Power Day in July! Don’t miss this opportunity to make wishes for goals you’d like to reach and experiences you’d like to have. Mercury is retrograde, so take your time in compiling your wish list and check out how you ‘feel’ about the wish before deciding whether or not to keep it on the paper.
This New Moon is in the sign of CANCER, and is a powerful time of the year for wishes involving your home, improving relationships with close family members, and gaining a greater sense of personal security in any area that is important to you: your job, relationships, health, money, romance. Things you may have wanted to happen in your life for a long time can begin easily manifesting through using the boost of the deeply emotional, heartfelt CANCER New Moon.
For success, your wishes must be handwritten on paper and ten wishes maximum are allowed on each power day.
Finally… (also from Jan Spiller‘s site (only a couple more weeks, really, eh? ;-))
From the point of view of the Earth, the planet Mercury appears to be going ‘backwards’. During the time period of this phenomena, we are all experiencing certain psychological effects in common: confusion, reversals of decision and then getting back on the “right track” again, indecision, unexpected, emotionally-charged miscommunications with others, and the necessity of repeating actions more than once to get them “right.”
This psychological confusion leads to predictable physical consequences: mistakes with paperwork-due to inattention and lack of focus; often having to go back and get repair work redone – such as work on autos or teeth. Also, certain physical objects ruled by MERCURY seem to go haywire at this time: computers, printing, all fields related to transportation or communication are particularly vulnerable to malfunctioning during the MERCURY retrograde cycles.
While the time of Mercury retrograde constricts success and advancement in outer, worldly activity, it expands the opportunity to connect with one’s inner world. Hence, it is a time well spent in meditation, writing or reflection, or private projects done on one’s own. You have a rare opportunity to get in touch with what you really think about various situations in your life from a subjective, holistic point of view that takes into account your inner feelings, as well as mental reasoning.