The Moon and Cancer

The Moon is the ruling planet of Cancer — whenever this transit occurs, emotional awareness is at an all-time high. This lunation nurtures heart and soul, making you feel at home. With the Moon in Cancer, we always belong, and this assurance settles deep in our bones. 

Cancer New Moon

The new moon is a time of setting intentions, of planting the seeds you will bring to life over the next lunar cycle. More than any other, the New Moon in Cancer nurtures growth — your garden flourishes, and everything leans into the feelings of comfort and care.

The New Moon in Cancer is a wonderful time to set new intentions to meet your needs with self-care. Creating a strong sense of belonging and a true home falls into Cancer’s domain. When your inner landscape flourishes, your external environment grows as well. In caring for ourselves and each other, we learn healthy boundaries in interdependency.

How to Harness the Energy of the New Moon in Cancer

Here are three simple ways to tap into the lunar energy and intuitive power of this lunar cycle:

Water Ritual

Cancer is a water sign, making water rituals particularly powerful. Take a ritual bath with sea salt and a few drops of essential oils, such as lavender or chamomile. Visualize any negative emotions being washed away and replaced with peace and tranquility.

Self-Care Night

Intentionally set aside time to practice self-care routines that make you feel loved and nurtured. This could be cooking a comforting meal, reading a favorite book, or spending time in nature. The goal is to do things that make you feel safe and cared for.

Dream Work

Both the Moon and Cancer are incredibly intuitive in nature and often associated with dreams. Keep a dream journal by your bedside and note down any dreams or intuitive insights you receive during the new moon period. This can provide valuable guidance and understanding of your inner self.

What will you wish for this Cancer New Moon? However you choose to do so, may this lunar phase bring you the ability to stay centered, kind, and self-aware, no matter what comes.

3 Crystals to Work with Under the Cancer New Moon

  • Rainbow Moonstone: Helps us celebrate our progress, give thanks for the abundance in our lives, and boosts manifestation power. It also activates the Soul Star Chakra, brings joy, clears the emotional body, purifies, and transmutes negative energy.
  • Pink Cobalto Calcite: The emotional healer’s stone, radiating with love and soft vibrations. This stone encourages compassion for others and yourself. It promotes unconditional love for the self, especially concerning mistakes and fear-based decisions made in the past.
  • Ruby: Attracts love or reignites the flame that’s already there, increasing your desire and soul connection. This crystal supports your life force and helps you find your passion, especially in matters of the heart. It can heal both emotional and physical issues of the heart, including heartache from past trauma, grief, and loss.