New Moon in cancer & solar eclipse
Blessings for the New Moon in Cancer and total Solar Eclipse! Tonight’s New Moon asks us to honor the Divine Mother- the Divine Nurturer- inside all of us. As our Moon casts a shadow over our Sun, the shadow parts of ourselves begin to rise to the surface. During the Cancer eclipse, especially look for themes relating to the inner child emerging through the shadow. This can pertain to all aspects of your inner child, because the shadow honors all that is hidden, not just what is commonly referred to as “negative.” You may notice a recollection of what made you joyful as a child and a desire to incorporate more of that joy into your life. You may experience a revisitation of what made you feel safe, scared, excited, secured or loved as a child. The key during this Eclipse is to approach your inner child with all of the care and nurturing love of your own inner mother. Divine Mother knows that sometimes the shadows can be scary, but she also knows how to celebrate her child’s sense of playfulness and how to make shadow puppets out of the shadow. During this New Moon Solar Eclipse, make a home within yourself- a safe and sacred space- where the most tender and vulnerable pieces of yourself can be exposed and met with a sense of care and play. Be gentle with yourself, but remember to have some fun while you’re at it.