Updated: Jul 19
"New moons are equivalent to a blank canvas. Every new moon is an opportunity to embrace enthusiastic beginnings in your life."
We’ve concluded Eclipse season and Mercury has finally gone direct until later this year for his final retrograde transit. Now we embrace July’s Cancer new moon on the 20th. Although this lunar cycle isn’t an eclipse, you’ll want to take into consideration that eclipse energy lasts for up to six months, which won’t make this new moon as easy as we’d aspire it to be.
New moons are equivalent to a blank canvas. Every new moon is an opportunity to embrace enthusiastic beginnings in your life. If you’re new to lunar cycles, you’ll want to remember that new moons are all about fresh starts and an optimistic approach.
The moon will be in the sign of Cancer on July 20th sitting beside our solar sun and accompanied by Mercury. The cosmos will be active as this new moon is in opposition (complete opposite of) Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn, all of which are chillin’ in the sign of Capricorn. As a result, this entire scenario has the potential to create some discomfort. However, growth doesn’t stem from a place of comfort, does it? Change is always rooted in direct result of expansion, and that is what this Cancer new moon will help you manifest. Uncomfortable growth.
With both Chiron and Mars hanging out in Aries (a Fire sign), this new moon is equal parts influenced by the elements of Earth, Fire and Water. Meaning, you’ll want to check for those elements in your natal chart and analyze which houses will be affected by this celestial symphony. Cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra will likely experience the most transformation come July 20th.
As this Cancer new moon relates to America, this lunar cycle will be sitting in America’s first house of identity. The affects of this new moon will be amplified by fearless Mars in Aries. This Cancer new moon can expose the continued clash of the removal of outdated structures of the Patriarchy – courtesy of Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. Pluto is the planet of secrecy, sex and mystery. Saturn is the Father archetype and the Lord of Karma. Add in Jupiter who is also creating alchemy in Capricorn and you have yourself a spiritual liberation. Expect America’s dirty laundry to be aired in order to shape-shift her controversial roots. Mars and Chiron will examine and continue to push the envelope with the determination of encouraging America to rewrite her public image and view of masculinity.
With this new moon, don’t hesitate to expand in uncharted territory. This is a time to create. With Saturn’s heavy influence, things might be slow moving. Keep in mind, things built to last aren’t manifested overnight. Practice patience, release control, and go with the flow.
Curious to know how July’s Cancer new moon will affect your sun sign? Check below for your horoscope.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You might find yourself inspired to reconnect with your culture and roots. You might even be a bit emotional during this transit as you’ll feel deeply connected to your ancestry and family. You will be heavily influenced because you are a Cardinal sign. Make sure you listen to your body and rest. Your energy might be slow moving. A relationship with a parent can improve during this time. Some of you might reconnect with a long-lost parent or family member.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Maybe you’ve become the unofficial neighborhood watch of your community since COVID has started. Expect any disputes with neighbors to ease up. You might take up new self-help books as you feel incredibly inspired to begin your healing journey. Investment in any self-improvement courses during this time are in your favor. You and your siblings might receive an inheritance or you might just receive some form of unexpected income with this transit. If you’re looking to make amends with a sibling, things will be pleasant. You’ll be extra chatty with the new moon.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini you’ll be thriving with this new moon. If you’re positioning yourself for a raise or promotion, now is the time. If you’ve been working hard on receiving some recognition, expect your ships to finally come in. You might feel inspired to declutter your life, home, and possessions. This new outlook on life might seem as if it is a radical minimalist approach from those around you, but do what makes you feel good. This is a time to make contributions to the world, and you’re inspired to do exactly that. Reduce your carbon footprint or invest in solar panels, these newfound aspirations will help create healthy ego and change your daily routine for the better.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Let me start off by saying, Cancers, 2020 has been the ultimate death and rebirth for y’all. You have been through a lot of challenges and transformations. This new moon will be a lot easier to manage compared to the recent Cancer lunar eclipse in June. You will continue to focus on what you envision your life to be. You did some major cleaning house in June and this month you’ll feel refreshed. Take a breather and do some self-care. Focus on a Goddess bath (spiritual baño) or maybe you want to dye your hair or reinvest in your wardrobe. Do it, do it all Cancer. This is your time to be the badass that you are. Embody this new you. Expect yourself to have bouts of wanting to be alone with this new moon. Totally justified and needed.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
You’ll find yourself much more engaged with your intuition as this new moon in Cancer will turn the ego down. This new moon is in the element of water, which is the complete opposite of your normal fire habitat. Although foreign, you don’t mind it because you can use a change of scenery. You might have recently gone through some major shifts in your life and this new moon will have you in an incubating period as you identify the necessary changes needed in your life at this moment. Meditation is recommended at this time. A nice drive out in nature or day trip can be useful to get you back into inspiration mode.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
You might feel tempted to break the lockdown rules and party! Virgo you’ve had enough of conforming to this restricting reality. This new moon will have you itching to socialize. Organized a Zoom virtual conference hangout. It’s the next best thing in this new state of normal. You might welcome in new business projects or partnerships. LinkedIn might be your new favorite social media platform at this time as your do some major social networking. Feeling inspired to activate your inner humanitarian? Organize an online task force for your newfound activism or lead a digital seminar. This new moon will have you social and making new acquaintances.
Libra (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
There’s a feeling of wanting to take your career to the next level with this Cancer new moon. You might receive word of an opportunity to advance in your career. Go after it, Libra. It’s yours for the taking. There’s a possibility of receiving recognition for something you’ve been working really hard at. Your direct community might view you as a leader in this field. Take ownership of your craft. There could be some travel coming up for you and it might be work related. Your reputation is at its peak. Watch your ego. Humility is always appealing.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
You might be investing in a mentor or life coach with this new moon. If you feel inspired to walk a more authentic path, you’re being encouraged to do so. There’s a big focus at this time to expand your philosophy and outlook on life. You feel the calling. Although you can’t go off and book a spiritual retreat, take a look at your immediate surroundings and connect with the beauty of life. You can find inspiration in the most mundane aspects of daily reality. You might feel like you’re “loosing it.” You could even feel disconnected from family and friends as you undergo some form of ego death at this time. You’ll be going through a spiritual ascension this new moon.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Be careful with money habits at this time. You might want to take a look at any reoccurring monthly subscriptions you’re unaware of or might’ve forgotten and cancel them if they’re not necessary. You might find success in a new business venture or land some potential investors. You’ll be receiving financial support in some way, possibly an inheritance for some. This Cancer new moon encourages you to pay off any lingering debt. Work on manifesting abundance with this lunar cycle.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
It is likely you’ll be primarily focused on partnerships this new moon. You or your partner might decide there’s a need to honor and respect each other’s alone time. Take up a new hobby. Invest in some good literature. Don’t feel overwhelmed, which is an energy you can easily drown into Cancer’s watery energy. There might be revamped emotional intimacy in love. You and your partner will express each other’s needs and be open to supporting each other in the process.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
You might find yourself focused on your health with this transit. Integrate a new fitness routine or find ways to eat less processed foods. Either way, your health is top of mind. You may not feel like your normal self and there could be some self-esteem issues. Don’t worry, you’ll feel better in no time! Spend time with your pets or interact with your co-workers. This is an energy on July 20th that encourages you to have fun and tap into the lighter side of life. You are an air sign after all, have fun! You’ll be really focused on serving others. Be sure to take time to do things that are constructive for your wellbeing over the next two weeks. Self-care will be top of mind.
Pisces (Feb 19 – March 20)
Don’t be surprised if you build out a playlist and you find yourself blasting Fergie’s “Fergalicious” jam. Pisces, you’re going to be having the most fun out of all the signs in the zodiac with this Cancer new moon. You’ll be flirty and might not realize you’re accidentally flirting with others! This energy will have you the center of attention at this time. Co-workers might invite you to lunch or want to stop by your cubicle more often for some chatty water-cooler sessions. You might be wondering why you’re getting so much attention at this time. Your aura will be happy and radiant. In turn, you’ll inspire others around you to tap into their childlike energy. If you have children, there might be some stubbornness coming from them. Take time to hear them out. They might feel they’re competing for your attention at this time.
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Esoteric Esa is an intuitive mystic, conscious content creator, podcast host, YouTuber and spiritual philosopher. She's contributed astrology and metaphysical pieces for BeLatina, HipLatina, and Luna Lifted’s bruja content columns. Her past collaborations feature projects with MiTu and We All Grow Latina.
She curates an award-winning weekly podcast for manifestors titled, Better Work Bitch!, which is now on its sixth season, and dedicates her time towards empowering others through the knowledge of crystals, lunar cycles, numerology and more. She is set to self-publish her first oracle deck, The Modern Spiritual Latina (trademark pending), Summer of 2020.