Cancer New Moon Ritual

The New Moon this season brings us the nurturing energies of Cancer. When the Sun enters this astrological sign, we are reminded to slow down, explore our inner landscape and give ourselves the self-care we deserve. Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which urges us to connect with our divine feminine aspect and witness the signature of the great Mother in all things. This season is a time to cultivate patience with yourself, along with understanding and compassion. Practice holding space for processes that lead to your growth and evolution. Feel into your intuition and allow it to lead you to become the person you were meant to be. 

The watery sign of Cancer encourages us to feel into our deepest emotions. Although we may be resistant to them at first, with patience and compassion, we may find the courage to feel our most profound inner truths. We cannot give ourselves the proper self-care and nurturance if we don’t connect with what we truly need. The only way to fully understand what we require for healing, transformation and growth is to feel deeply into our own energy. When we look at the myriad of energies available to us as humans to experience as feelings, we see lower and higher frequencies. Lower frequency emotions cause us to feel heavy, stuck, foggy in our mind, lethargic in our body, and disconnected from others. Higher frequency energies cause us to feel light, free, motivated, clear, energised, and connected to the world. Throughout Cancer Season, feel into your body. Sit with yourself and let your energetic field show you what it contains. Be open to seeing yourself as an energetic being with a full array of vibrations.

The season of Cancer is a reminder to honour your process. Feel love and compassion toward yourself as you explore your inner landscape. It’s a journey that coaxes us out of our comfortable shell and leaves us vulnerable to our emotions. Cancer Season is a time to break down our walls and let in the light. It’s a time to open our hearts, and when we do, understand that we will also feel the pain of our past, our frustration, and our trauma. The ability to let in and feel love, compassion, and joy, though outweighs the temporary hardship of having to process the negative emotions that arise. You can even start each day writing “I feel” in your journal, then allowing yourself to write freely as you finish that sentence. 

Every year in the Northern hemisphere, the start of Cancer Season coincides with the Summer Solstice. On this day, the Sun reaches its northernmost point as seen from the Earth, and is positioned directly over the Tropic of Cancer. As a result, the Northern hemisphere experiences the longest day of the year. The cycle of the Sun represents the cycle of our lives and reflects the natural flow of energy, moving inward, and outward. There are times to grow, times to pause, times to shed, and times to learn. Just as we align with the Moon’s journey every month, we can align with the Sun’s journey throughout the year. The Summer solstice represents the transition from action to nourishment, as we begin to experience the gradual lengthening of the nights. Our physical world is nurtured by the Sun, and so is our continual journey from darkness to light. 

Think the Summer Solstice doesn’t quite affect us tropical folk? Singapore’s location one-degree north of the equator might see only a negligible difference in the lengths of day and night, but our physical body, inherently primed to sync with nature, feels it nonetheless. We may feel a burst of energy on this day due to the extra sunlight, but we must also acknowledge that the days will get shorter henceforth. As the year winds down, feel into the shifts of corresponding shifts in energy. Consider the lessons we have learnt over the course of the first half of the year. How can we integrate them in the ways we nurture ourselves? 

Join us at HOA Live for our Cancer New Moon Ritual on Sunday, June 21st at 19:30 for a nourishing practice to feel into your emotions.

Written by Izzy Liyana, content creator & writer for HOA