The new moon is upon us in a few days, this month the new moon is in Cancer. As always, the new moon is a time of rest and rejuvenation, a moment in the month to reflect on all that has been accomplished, and a time to soak it in. The time of introversion and a focus on self care has peaked. Allow yourself to jump head first into this YOU time, remembering that self-care isn’t selfish. Do what your body is telling you it needs, and allow this to be a time where you put yourself above anything else.
The new moon in Cancer is a powerful one. It opens up many doorways to success and allows you to do well in the roles that you play: whether that is a parent, employee, boss, student, and many more. The energy of the full moon is so nurturing, begin to sink into it and allow it to hold you up, knowing that you are fully supported in any role you live and venture you seek. The Cancer moon is telling you that we are no good to anyone else if we don’t practice in self-care and proceed to burn ourselves out. Remember to partake in anything you find luxurious- sleeping in late, hearty breakfast, long bubble baths. Whatever it takes for you to feel like you have re-filled your cup and you can take on this new lunar phase.
The Cancer new moon gives off a very understanding energy- for both yourself and those around you. You may want to treat your loved ones extra special in the coming days- taking them under your wing of care that you have bestowed upon yourself, extending it to them as well. Learn that sacred balance between self care and care of others though- it’s a dance that would be beneficial to learn in this moment. Feel free to treat those around you as special as you are treating yourself, but not more. In example, if your loved one needs you to lend an ear for their woes, do so only if it doesn’t affect you in any negative way. Know that it is okay to say no to someone in order to keep your cup filled with positive energy. Again, self-care isn’t selfish.
Ways to partake in self care:
- Get out in nature
- Take a long luxurious bath
- Cook a healthy and delicious meal for yourself
- Practice yoga
- Learn self-massage
- Volunteer somewhere that makes your heart feel full- giving is also a form of self care.
- Begin a new hobby- painting, reading, crafts- the list is endless.
- Tend to a garden.
- Write your thoughts in a journal.
Remember to keep your new intentions in mind for this lunar cycle. Begin to reflect on when you need and want, and learn to manifest those thoughts into reality throughout the month. This is the planning stage, so plan it out. What do you need? What do you desire? What can benefit you and those around you?
Love and Light.