Surf's Up: New Moon in Cancer!

The New Moon in the sign of Cancer — Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:30pm EDT — gives us an opportunity for a fresh start. Pertaining to home, family, and internal security, Cancerian energy allows us to feel safe and secure, rooting us as we ride the waves of human experience.

With a firm emotional foundation, we’re equipped to explore our vulnerabilities, emotions and psychic awareness. We’re confident in charting new courses and exploring new lands. With strong Cancerian energy, we can make a home for ourselves wherever we may go, for we feel at home within the self.

A time of emotional healing and empowerment, the next 30 days is ideal for connecting with loved-ones, cozying up your home, and caring for yourself better than ever before. Do all this, and you’ll be able to handle any high or low tide without being swept under. Plus, you’ll feel secure enough to take chances and create a summertime for the books!

To find out which area of your life this new moon will likely affect, check out your sign and/or rising sign below…

Aries: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Fourth House of Home and Family, inspiring deeper self-care. You can start by making sure your abode feels comfy and cozy, creating an environment conducive to restoration. Additionally, by incorporating more self-care rituals into your routine (e.g., workouts, more greens, better rest, etc.) you’ll help keep your mind clear from unnecessary worry and doubt. You may want to use this time to reconnect with loved-ones or establish new “feel-good” connections. This will add emotional security to your enterprising spirit — a winning combination!

Taurus: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Third House of Communications. Make it a priority to re-establish very healthy self-talk over the next two weeks. During this time, there’s likely to be a lot of buzz: Emails, phone calls, messages, and invitations will be aplenty; use your powers of discrimination to determine which warrant your time and attention. You’ll have an opportunity to incorporate new persons, places and things into your lifestyle: Perhaps you’ll start exercising before work or taking a class in the evenings. Make your daily goings-on more conducive to your overall good.

Gemini: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Second House of Self-Worth and Finances. Focus on all the things you appreciate about yourself, from your physical features to your personality traits. Opt to wear the color sky blue often, as this color will activate your throat chakra (your self-worth center); activate this chakra further by expressing yourself through talking, music, dance, art, etc. Once you have increased your self-worth with the above and feel good, go after that raise, client or new job; aligning yourself energetically with your goals beforehand will be time well-spent!

Cancer: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your First House of Identity. You’re going to be reborn — or hitting “reset” on one or more life areas. Appreciate any challenges you’re now facing — it’s a necessary part of your manifestation process. To create your “new you,” spend some time feeling how you’ll feel once your goals are accomplished. Milk this energy to facilitate the Law of Attraction. Further, you may want sport a new look reflective of your new you, or strengthen your body and aura. With fresh, stronger energy, you’ll be able to handle more abundance for the best birthday year yet!

Leo: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Twelfth House of the Subconscious. For the next two weeks, you will serve yourself well by catching up on sleep and rest to prepare for your rebirth on your birthday. Though showmanship may be part your persona, allowing yourself privacy now will invariably serve your fans! Thus, economize your energy; if you’ve accrued some time off, a “staycation” would be great. Further, now is the perfect time to fantasize about your ideals and hold onto the feeling you expect to feel once they’re fulfilled. This will help you manifest all of your heart’s desires!

Virgo: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Eleventh House of Hopes, Friends and Community. This is the house of “Why not?” Why not should you have whatever you want in life? The more you allow yourself to shine, the higher the likelihood of your greatest hopes and dreams coming to fruition. Of course, it may take a village: This summer, you’ll have the opportunity to find like-minded people from whom you can gain encouragement and support. Seek out groups that share your interests, and start building your tribe. This is also a great time to find or reconnect with friends who really “get” you.

Libra: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Tenth House of Position and Honors. The energy is ripe for rising up the ranks, so be prepared to take on some extra responsibility. If you’re looking for a promotion or to jump into another job, this is the new moon to facilitate that. Additionally, incorporate more structure and self-discipline in your life over the next 30 days. By mastering your own “systems” you’ll be able to do so for entities outside of yourself — managing a team, for instance. Giving yourself structure now will help you successfully color outside of the lines next month.

Scorpio: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Ninth House of Expansion. You’re likely to have itchy feet, Scorpio, wanting to break free and experience some adventure! During this time, your mind is yearning for something galvanizing. A trip to a faraway land would be ideal. If that’s not possible, you can expand your mind in other ways: Visit a museum, watch foreign films, or get absorbed in philosophical or spiritual subjects for “a-ha moments.” Exploring the unknown will help you redefine your belief systems, so you’ll start perceiving more limitless potential. The sky is the limit!

Sagittarius: The New Moon in Cancer will be transiting your Eighth House of Rebirth. Over the next two weeks, you may be having a lot of awesome, intense sex! If not, there may be another kind of intensity. It’s likely you’ll be urged to dissolve or set boundaries with a person or entity. The whole point of this transit to leave it reborn stronger. Sometimes we get stronger with other energy in our lives; other times, weaker. The onus will be on you to decide whether others’ resources will help or hinder you. Base your decision to combine or separate by gauging what will give you the most power and relief.

Capricorn: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Seventh House of Partnership. If you’re in a partnership, now’s the time you can achieve more depth, kissing away hostilities and resolving to compromise. If not attached, you may want to commit to someone you’ve been seeing, or find someone worth your commitment. Further, this New Moon can help you find the perfect business partner or associate — someone who can lend you the support you need. The Seventh House also includes your “public,” making this a great time to recommit to them and reacquaint yourself with their needs.

Aquarius: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Sixth House of Health and Work. Since your “health is your wealth,” make it a point to establish a healthy lifestyle around which your work can flourish. This may mean creating daily rituals that keep your body and mind in tip-top shape. Once committed to your health, think about what kind of projects you want to be involved in, and what you hope to accomplish work-wise over the next six months. If you feel your current job isn’t inspiring, now’s the time to make an adjustment to your position, or find a new job in which you’re more engaged.

Pisces: The New Moon in Cancer will transit your Fifth House of Pleasure. The Fifth House is about anything that you create — children, artwork, books, crafts, music — so put your focus there for the next month. In addition to expressions of yourself, the Fifth House is about having a good time. Enjoy karaoke with friends or take a trip to Disney — anything that inspires the kid in you! Finally, this house also relates to romance. If you’re partnered, you can reignite the passions in your relationship. If you’re not hitched, romance is in the air, so put yourself out there if you want to be swept off your feet!

Um, But What You Resist Persists

We all really need to get the fact that what we resist persists. It’s Law of Attraction 101.

I stayed quiet when I heard there was a #RESIST movement in regard to Trump. But the straw that broke the pink flamingo’s back for me was Los Angeles’ annual Gay Pride Parade, which isn’t going to be a parade at all this year, but a #ResistMarch, because quite a few people apparently don’t know that what you resist persists.

“It’s time that we all stand up together as one and resist,” says Tegan or Sara. Well, Tegan or Sara — I hate to break it to you, but standing together as one and resisting President Trump is only going to help score him another term. Congratulations.

In all fairness, it’s alledgedly not just Trump millions of people will be resisting (or energetically empowering) this Sunday. Per the ResistMarch.org:

We #RESIST forces that would divide us.
We #RESIST those who would take our liberty.
We #RESIST homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, sexism, and racism.
Together we #RESIST

Though hearts are in the right place, the phrasing is enough to make even a Law of Attraction newbie wince. Obviously, LoA folks don’t want to be divided, have liberties taken, or advocate any phobia or ism, either. But it’s common knowledge to us that resistance and resolution are at opposite poles, as clinical psychologist Leon F. Seltzer Ph.d suggests in his Psychology Today article, “You Only Get More of What You Resist — Why?” In his article, he explains how resistance is fundamentally about fighting and how change is contingent on handling situations and working through them.

Carl Jung even says that not only what we resist persists, but it grows in size! What are we in for, people?! Who was in charge of replacing and renaming this event? Surely in Los Angeles — City of WooWoo — there was someone there shaking their head knowing better than to have a “Resist March.” Regardless, fellow LoA peeps: We have work to do in teaching these universal laws. Not just so millions of people don’t unwittingly work against what we want, but so people can create the lives they want with ease and efficiency.

Instead of resisting, we have to accept where we’re at to create change. If we go into work resisting getting fired, we’ll get fired. If we resist having an argument, we’ll eventually explode. But if we accept that we could get fired, or that an argument may erupt, the “flowy” energy that acceptance allows can transform and change the energy — it has room to move. Resistance, however, empowers the opposing force, fueling and perpetuating its existence.

Maybe it could have been a #PeaceMarch, #LoveMarch, or #EqualityMarch. Then we’d be putting attention on what we want, not what we don’t.

Since it’s too late to change the name, for those marching tomorrow, perhaps adjust yourself energetically and mentally, knowing that you’re marching for all those things you want to attract — love, harmony, good will, equality — not all those things you want to repel. Resistance, as they say, is futile.

Sagittarius Full Moon: Release, Process + Plan

We had a Full Moon in Sagittarius today — Friday, June 9, 2017.

Full Moons are a time to release things. Emotions that may have been hidden burst into consciousness and such emotions can be raw and irrational. That’s why it’s a good idea to safely release any pent up emotions (exercise, a good cry, journaling, etc), process them, and then formulate a plan, as opposed to operating on impulse (i.e., this weekend). By next week, we’re in the clear to make changes informed by our emotional truth and the big-picture thinking for which Sagittarius is known.

To see how this Full Moon in Sagittarius is likely to affect you, check out your sign and/or rising sign below.

Aries: The Full Moon in Sagittarius transits your Ninth House of the Higher Mind. Over the next two weeks, go out on a limb to experience adventure — take a chance! By stepping outside your comfort-zone, you’ll broaden your perspective. With a more-open mind, your beliefs will surely change — about yourself, your world, and how you fit into the “big picture.” First you make your beliefs and then your beliefs make you, so over the next two weeks do something you’ve never done before to open up your beliefs about the world: book a trip, visit a museum, see a foreign film, read philosophy, deepen your spirituality. With a broader mind, you’ll realize all the choices you have in life which will help you chart your journey in the way that’s best for you!

Taurus: The Full Moon in Sagittarius transits your Eighth House of Rebirth. The next two weeks are a time of transformation — an opportunity for you to evolve and get stronger. Things are going to change, so it’s best to let go and go with the flow…to a certain extent: A major theme that will arise is boundaries. What boundaries do you want to set, and which ones do you want to dissolve? It’s likely you’ll have to make a decision about joining resources with another person or entity, or removing yourself from an equation. You can make the best decisions by re-assessing your values: What do you care about most? When you make value-based decisions, you’re set; just make sure the decisions you make support your self-worth.

Gemini: The Full Moon in Sagittarius lights up your Seventh House of Partnerships, setting the stage for a new beginning in this area. If you’re already hitched, the focus will be on your other half. Putting your partner first is the best way to use this transit, as it will help give your life balance. If you’re not in a relationship, a casual fling may level up to a commitment, or you might meet someone with excellent partnership potential. If love is not a priority, over the next two weeks, you’ll want to focus on your audience — the public you serve — or those with whom you’re partnering in business. Listen to what they need, make their concerns your own, and start a fresh, new dialogue with an eye on their perspective without sacrificing your own.

Cancer: The Full Moon in Sagittarius transits your Sixth House of Health and Work, putting your day-to-day in focus for the next two weeks. This is the perfect time to architect a lifestyle conducive to your health and wealth. Maybe you’ll make changes to your job by improving your schedule, for instance, or find a new job altogether. This transit is also likely to inspire you to take better care of your body. Eating cleaner, working out more, and limiting late nights will make a big difference. Since the Full Moon is all about releasing old energy, it’s a great time to drop some extra weight, a bad habit, or anything that makes you feel blah. You might also consider raising your vibration by ritualizing meditation and other mindfulness activities.

Leo: The Full Moon in Sagittarius transits your Fifth House of Pleasure! This is the house your sign rules, Leo, encapsulating fun, romance, creative projects and your children if you have any. The Fifth House encompasses things you really love that get you excited and fill your heart with joy. Romance will be reignited over the next two weeks, either with your significant other or someone new if you’re on the lookout. Make sure to take every party invitation that you get, and take the spotlight if you’re so inclined. If you’re not much of a “ham,” you may enjoy the next two weeks by engaging in a creative project. If you have children, there may be a whirlwind of activity around them over the next two weeks that inspires the inner kid in you!

Virgo: The Full Moon in Sagittarius lights up your Fourth House of Home and Family, helping you deepen your sense of emotional security. Connections with loved-ones will give you the emotional sustenance that helps every other area of your life to flourish, so make it a point to reconnect with those you hold dear. Additionally, the home is a metaphor for “mother,” so make sure your home is doing its job to nurture and nourish you, so you’re empowered to make a home for yourself wherever you may go — for your real home is within yourself. Find out too what makes you feel secure. Is it seeing your friends regularly? Extra money set aside? A daily ritual? Find peace with your inner being over the next two weeks, and you’ll find life a whole lot easier.

Libra: The Full Moon in Sagittarius transits your Third House of Communication. Over the next two weeks, emails, phone calls, and other messages will be aplenty, so wade through what’s relevant and what’s not. Your social life will also be abuzz and you’re likely to really enjoy this sociable time. The most important conversations you will have, however, will be with yourself. Make it a point to talk yourself out of any bad moods and keep your internal dialogue about yourself positive and appreciative. Use the gift of language and visualization to impress upon your subconscious the way you would like things to be: If you can control your mind, you can control your emotions and then you can control your life experience.

Scorpio: The Full Moon in Sagittarius lights up your Second House of Finance and Values. This is a great time to remove any blocks to prosperity and live as rich a life as possible. Speaking your truth, singing, talking, and all self-expression will help your throat chakra and increase your value. Additionally, you can cultivate abundance over the next two weeks by focusing on sensuality; by feeling so perfect as if you need nothing, you’ll attract everything. To this end, get in some really good workouts, schedule a massage, take aromatic bubble baths — anything to appease your senses. Once you feel as perfect as possible, take action: Go for the new job, role, client etc.

Sagittarius: The Full Moon in Sagittarius transits your First House of Identity! This is a terrific time to claim the open vistas as yours! You can gain a strong surge in self-confidence over the next two weeks, the waning moon helping to remove anything in the way of you feeling as fantastic as possible. Whatever is keeping you from being your best, let it go, be it a few pounds, negativity or self-doubt. By the end of the next two weeks, you should have freed yourself of dead weight, so that you’re able to experience life as a great, celebratory adventure! Do whatever you can to expand your mind: Go on a trip, read something different, visit a museum etc.; by becoming more aware of others’ perspectives, you’ll broaden your own for a richer life experience.

Capricorn: The Full Moon in Sagittarius transits your Twelfth House of the Subconscious. The next two weeks will be a great time to lay low, and get the rest and sleep you need to process your experiences over the past year. Release any subconscious garbage — e.g., limiting beliefs, negative feelings about yourself, any unworthiness, fear, etc. In letting go of this dead weight, you’ll have room for thoughts that make you feel good and help you create the best life imaginable. Self-hypnosis, affirmations and visualizations can be very helpful. This is also a time of completion: You may decide that certain things in your life have to end — maybe it’s a relationship, job, friendship etc. that are no longer serving your highest good. Let go and go with the flow.

Aquarius: The Full Moon in Sagittarius lights up your Eleventh House of Hopes, Wishes and Friends! This is the house your sign rules, Aquarius, so it’ll be a very special two-week period for you. Use its energy to help remove any blocks to your highest aspirations. Over the next two weeks, you may want to connect with the energy of a group or community. The Eleventh House is about love you receive from others, so go where you can be showered with collective attention. This house also rules big monetary gains that come in one lump sum, so keep your eyes peeled for such opportunities. Take some time to identify with the big blue sky. How are you like that sky? Limitless? Vast? All-encompassing? Cool? Peaceful? Free? That’s how you should feel.

Pisces: The Full Moon in Sagittarius transits your Tenth House of Position and Honors. Career matters will be the focus, and you may find yourself in the limelight. People are watching you, and you’re predisposed to come across as highly competent. Use the next two weeks to climb up the ladder at work, or score a new job that highlights your best skills and abilities. In addition to career, this transit can help you become more responsible and disciplined; work on creating more structure in your life, and you will be rewarded. Remember to not make any sudden moves during this two-week transit; instead, be strategic and by-the-book. By gaining higher status over the next two weeks, all your hopes, dreams and wishes will be more within reach.