Cancer New Moon July 4th

This Cancer New Moon is a time to nurture yourself and bring in laughter with Jupiter in Gemini to balance the depressive energies of Saturn in Pisces.   

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Neptune has just turned retrograde at the last degree of Pisces so emotions are heightened for all water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

Mars causes friction when it joins Uranus on July 15th/16th. Keep grounded as this combination can be accident prone.

A day to watch out for is next month when Mars joins Jupiter in Gemini on August 1th. This is a powerful boost of energy so can be positive depending on your chart.

Here are some affirmations for this Cancer New Moon

Affirmations for a Cancer New Moon can be particularly powerful for setting intentions related to home, family, emotions, and self-care. Here are some affirmations designed for this astrological event:

Emotional Healing and Self-Care

“I nurture myself with love and compassion, creating a safe space within.”

“I trust the process of emotional growth and embrace my inner strength.”

Home and Family

“I am deeply connected to my family, and our bond grows stronger each day.”

“I find comfort and joy in the relationships I nurture with my loved ones.”

Intuition and Inner Wisdom

“I trust my intuition and listen to the wisdom of my heart.”

“I am in tune with my inner guidance and follow it with confidence.”

Personal Growth and Renewal

“I release old patterns that no longer serve me and welcome new beginnings.”

“I am committed to my personal growth and honor the journey of becoming my true self.”

Connection with Nature

“I feel a deep connection with the natural world, and it nurtures my soul.”

“I find peace and tranquility in the beauty of nature, grounding myself in its presence.”

Feel free to choose the affirmations that resonate most with you or modify them to fit your personal intentions and needs during this Cancer New Moon.

Tips for Using Affirmations:

Be Specific and Positive: Ensure your affirmations are specific to what you want to achieve and phrased positively.

Use Present Tense: Phrase your affirmations as if they are already true, to help align your mindset with your goals.

Consistency: Repeat your affirmations regularly, especially during the New Moon, to reinforce their impact.

Believe in Your Words: Trust in the power of your affirmations and believe in their potential to manifest in your life.

By incorporating these affirmations into your routine during the Capricorn Full Moon, you can align yourself with the grounded, ambitious energy of this astrological event and support your journey towards achieving your goals and aspirations.

Stellium in Cancer

This Cancer New Moon in Cancer has three planets in Cancer:- the Sun, Moon and Venus.  Cancer is a water sign, ruled by the Moon.

With 3 planets in Cancer there is a powerful focus on emotional experiences, home and family.  You are likely to have a strong need for security and comfort.  Take time to nurture yourself and not get caught in the role of over-caring for others. Understanding and balancing your emotional nature is key to navigating this intense energy of these Cancer planets.

Cancer is associated with intuition and psychic sensitivity. With Venus in Cancer relationships with family are especially in focus. With such a concentration of emotional energy, there may be a tendency to become easily hurt or overly sensitive to criticism.


  • Mercury in Leo from July 2nd.
  • New Moon in Cancer on July 5th.
  • Venus is in Cancer. Changes sign into Leo on July 11th.
  • Mars is in Taurus until July 20th when it moves into Gemini.
  • Full Moon in Capricorn July 21st.
  • Sun in Cancer. Changes sign into Leo on July 22nd.
  • Jupiter is in Gemini all year until May 2025.
  • Saturn is in Pisces all month. It went retrograde on June 29th at 19 degrees Pisces.
  • Uranus is in Taurus all month.
  • Neptune is in Pisces retrograde all month at 29 degrees.
  • Pluto is now retrograde in Aquarius all month.

Please watch my YouTube video above as I explain more fully about this Cancer New Moon.


From Cosmic Intelligence Agency on July 9th 2024

“The Cosmic Word is that Venus has returned as an evening star after her long sojourn behind the Sun, not seen since end of April 2024.

Watch for her rise at your latitude: still dim, or just emerging in evening skies (depends where you are and other atmospheric conditions), in the sign of Cancer, she will be higher in the Northern Hemisphere, and lower in the Southern Hemisphere.

Evening Star Venus , has a long journey ahead to reach max elongation again by Jan 10th 2025, and full brightness only by March 2025.

Evening Star Venus is very much attuned to the principles of giving back, of striving for collective ideals, and shines for the principles of freedom and justice.”

EARTH SIGNS Jupiter left Taurus on May 25th.

 Uranus is now the only outer planet in Taurus. Change is what Uranus needs. Work with it. Make some practical changes in your life. Clear out those cupboards!

WATER SIGNS Neptune The Dreamer is now retrograde at the last degree of Pisces. In Pisces it favours all the water signs. Watch your visions and dreams, get creative and meditate. We now have an opportunity to bring our dreams into manifestation. Trust your intuition. One key word for Neptune is compassion.

However watch out for scams! It can also indicate illusion, deceit, scandal, loss, drowning, a feeling of being overwhelmed and lost. If you’ve been feeling exhausted, depressed, over-burdened and with little energy then I recommend taking time out and being kind to yourself. Bach Flower remedies such as Elm, Sweet Chestnut and Oak may be helpful. Also for shock Rock Rose or Rescue Remedy.


Jupiter the greater benefic is now in Gemini. Look where that is in your birth chart. 
Jupiter is the planet of faith, faith in life, that life is worth living. It takes 12 years to go around the zodiac, so look back 12 years to understand its influence in your chart. It is the biggest planet in our solar system and Jupiter is Zeus, King of the Gods. It brings good luck, expansiveness and the feel good factor.

Gemini is an air sign ruled by Mercury, and it promotes all activities connected to communication.

Pluto is now retrograde. Pluto is an outer planet and affects world events. It is now in Aquarius. However Pluto becomes more personal if it connects with one of inner planets in your chart. These are the Sun, Moon, Mercury Venus and Mars. It is activated at mid-life when it makes a square to itself around the age of 38. It has moved into Aquarius from January 21st until September 2024 when it will retrograde back in Capricorn. However it has only transited up to 2 degrees Aquarius so not a major transit.

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