The Moon transits through Cancer when the lunar sky path crosses the fourth sector of the Zodiac, which is located in the constellation of Cancer, between <90°-120°. Moon in Cancer is a great time to gather all the family together or share your hospitality with the people closest to you.
Now is the time to balance between home and career. Strong emotions and feelings may push people to extremes in behavior now, so make sure you have set strong boundaries and can retreat to the comfort of home.
Moon journaling each month during the new and full moon help connect you with these lunar energies. Use these Cancer moon phase journal prompts to reflect on your emotions and what state they are in.
New Moon in Cancer
The New Moon in Cancer only occurs when the sun sign is also in Cancer, during the end of June and at the beginning of July. This is the start of the summer season when we spend more time outdoors with family and friends and “vacation mood” hits.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon so during this transit, we say “Moon is in its home”. Emotions and moods will prevail over logic and rationality now. Maternal and paternal instincts are heightened to elevate a sense of belonging, protection, and care.
The watery sign of Cancer is all about creating warm and safe spaces for things to grow. This deeply nurturing energy invites us to tend to our inner world as well as our loved ones. Journal prompts for this moon phase include:
- What am I most passionate about?
- How well is this being represented in my life?
- Are there changes I need to make to align more fully with my Truth?
- What self-care rituals help nourish and refresh me?
Full Moon in Cancer
Full Moon in Cancer occurs when the Sun moves into Capricorn, the zodiac sector opposite to Cancer. This takes place sometime at the end of December and at the beginning of January. This is the ideal time to enjoy the comforts of home with children and relatives.
Journal your feelings, fill your body with nourishing foods, take time in contemplation and meditation. Look deep within to uncover what areas of your life need to experience rebirth. You are being asked to step into yourself more and become more fully *you*.
The energy of this full moon gives us the opportunity to tie up loose ends and release any anger, grief, pain or upsets of the previous year. It gives us the strength to enter a new year and new season fully renewed.
Cancer is the archetype of the Mother. A Full Moon in Cancer helps shine a light on your emotional state and release any old patterns that have been holding you back. Use the following journal prompts for this full moon phase:
- Have I built my emotional foundation on the right principles or beliefs?
- Is it time for some fundamental shifts?
- What support do I need to help let go of old patterns?
- How am I honoring and loving my inner child?
Cancer is a Cardinal Water sign that supports deep emotions. Focus your intentions on the home and domestic life.
This is a good time to balance between home and career. Be mindful of intense feelings to avoid overreacting.
Healing rituals for areas of the chest or stomach are also done during this time.
- I trust that I am supported by my loved ones.
- I choose to remain heart-centered in my approach to life.
- I am always Home when I connect within.
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