New Moon in Cancer ~ Astrology of this Black Moon

Tomorrow (Monday, July 20th) marks 2020’s second New Moon in the sign of Cancer. The first occurred as an eclipse shortly after Summer Solstice. Personally, that one opposed my natal Lilith (currently conjunct the collective South Node) and squared my natal Pluto. I FELT it big time, and I’m still integrating the physical and metaphysical shifts it triggered.

This second New Moon, called a Black Moon (like how a second Full Moon is called a Blue Moon), occurs with the Sun and Moon at 28 Cancer, exactly opposing Saturn at 28 Capricorn, along with a wider orb of opposition to Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn. Potent is an understatement!

The Black Moon is also quincunx the South Node at 28 Sagittarius, still closely conjunct my natal Black Moon Lilith. The quincunx (150 degrees, also called inconjunct) aspect can feel irritating. It demands attention and creative integration of two signs that appear to have nothing in common. With the collective South Node involved, it offers a chance for some kind of karmic reset. With my 29 Sag Black Moon Lilith less than one degree from the South Node, it feels like very old Lilith/wild woman archetypes are stirring and awaiting a new form of expression. I finished the Magician Portal yesterday and will blog it up tomorrow during this potent window.

Also in my chart, this Black Moon happens right on my natal anti-vertex, almost exactly sextile my Midheaven at 28+ Taurus. I expect some key shifts in relationships and career, but time will tell.

For a deeper dive into the energies of this New Moon, I suggest Astro Butterfly’s latest post, as well as Ann Kreilkamp’s post. Both of them look at collective trends and effects. Astro Butterfly explores more of the Capricorn/Cancer, Saturn/Moon axis, while Ann also brings in the square to Eris, Goddess of Discontent. One thing’s certain: things are coming to the surface, demanding attention. How will individuals and society step up or retreat as more and more things come out of the Shadows?

9 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Eliza Ayres on July 19, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  2. Thank you Laura… I feel some how this date is significant.. the 20th of 2020 and a Major Moon sequence.. I am not so up on all of the astrology.. I mainly follow my inner gut, intuition.. I believe in my heart, that we may well hear and learn much more as people begin to Question, and those shadows come out into the open..
    Have a beautiful week Laura.. ❤

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    • Thank you, Sue! I followed my intuition long before I delved into astrology, and I really just find astrology gives another language to the things I sense — plus left brain confirmation of my intuition. 🙂 I, too, feel this date will be significant … although we may not realize that until we look in retrospect. Wishing you a beautiful week, too! ❤

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  3. Thank you Laura *~) ❤︎ 7/20/60–> 7/20/20 ❤︎🙏🏼 my 60th birthday! In the forecast…black moon, new Age ❤︎ I drew the Magician card this week. Looking forward to seeing your new portal tomorrow. x

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  5. Posted by Emma on August 27, 2020 at 7:15 am

    The time when the moon grows corresponds to a turn of wax, when the moon can be considered as a crescent. This is the phase of the new moon, and it lasts about a week. This period is considered the most favorable. This symbolizes new beginnings and development. gives some general and specific recommendations on what to do and what not to do in Waxing Crescent Moon.

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