Tarot card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, al...

Tarot card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, also known as the Rider-Waite-Smith deck. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Tonight’s New Moon is in the sign of Cancer on a 4 Universal day. The number 4 is the symbol of order and stability. It likes firmness, security and stability. It is the builder of the Universe.

However, todays Universal 4 is paired with a New Moon in Cancer. So when you throw those two planets into the mix, we have the opposite of firm, stable and secure.  We find ourselves in a day that will be ruled by fluctuating emotions and crazy, unbalanced feelings because both the Moon and Cancer rule both of these aspects.  So it could be difficult to navigate through the storm of emotions that are hovering above the clouds.

The Moon is the 18th card in the Major Arcana of the Tarot. The number 18 reduces to 9 and represents endings especially when its in full moon mode. This connects with the number 9 because a full moon has reached it’s zenith so to speak – and a new cycle begins.

When the moon is in New Moon mode, it is a time of new beginnings and a time to start over. Many people celebrate New Moons with a ritual exercise to manifest that which they want to bring forth by the time of the next full moon. This ties in nicely with today’s Universal 4 – a system of order.

The Moon releases our animal instincts and represents fluctuating emotions, illusion and uncertainty.  The message of this New Moon in Cancer is to pay attention to your feelings and emotions, but do not let them rule you. Rather understand and acknowledge them.

Cancer The Crab

Cancer, the Crab

Cancer, the Crab (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Cancer is a water sign and is affectionately known in astrology as the Crab. One could say that those who are Cancers or  have a Cancer rising or moon have a tendency to be a little crabby. I personally have Cancer in my moon, so I know this one well.

Cancer is one of the three water signs and is ruled by the Moon which in turn rules feelings as well as emotions. Cancer is considered to be a very gentle force in the Zodiac and aligns with emotions, family, security and safety.  Home and hearth is very important to Cancer, which is again linked to the number 4, which also rules foundations.  New Moons are a time for new beginnings, but during Mercury Retrograde, you may need to make adjustments that align with your emotions and feelings.

Don’t be thrown off course today with all the emotions that are running amok and threatening to throw you off-balance. Try to stabilize and ground yourself with the Universal energies of the number 4. Use it energetically to try to gain control when things around you are seemingly out of control. Navigate carefully today and stabilize all that is around you. Watch your words and actions during negative encounters.

Remember that today’s energy of this New Moon in Cancer is temporary and will be moving on in a few days as these energies usually last one to days before and after. Everything in life is fluid and moves in and out. Nothing stays the same for change is constant in the Universe.


Kathleen Lamoureux

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