New Moon in Cancer ~ June 28-29, 2022

My June 2022 Forecast notes:

June 28 New Moon in Cancer, 10:52 p.m. Eastern US time. This is a big aspect day with the Sun/Moon point square Jupiter in Aries. Venus sextiles Jupiter, and Mars sextiles Saturn. Neptune stations retrograde until December 3. The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon echoes such a large gathering of players: “A GROUP OF RABBITS DRESSED IN HUMAN CLOTHES WALK AS IF ON PARADE.Dane Rudhyar‘s KEYNOTE provides a positive way to focus our energies at this time: “The tendency in all forms of life to imitate higher forms as a stimulus to growth.”

Because the New Moon point closely conjuncts Black Moon Lilith, the dark energy of this New Moon hits home in an especially intense way. Dark doesn’t always mean “bad.” Seeds germinate in the dark, as do deep soul processes before they see the light of day.

We most often associate Black Moon Lilith with her more negative aspects: trauma, sexual abuse, Mommy Dearest, miscarriage, infanticide, hysteria, Jane Eyre’s Mad Woman in the Attic, rebellion, autoimmune reactions, hot flashes, and Baba Yaga. A balanced Lilith brings Faery Godmother, “Dark Goddess,” and Women Who Run with the Wolves type energy: strong, magical and deeply feminine empowerment. In order to access these parts of Black Moon Lilith, we need to honor the wisdom of our bodies — the biofeedback that arrives in the form of visceral reactions to people, thoughts and life events. When we make peace with our inner Wild Woman, she brings her beauty, creativity, and raw power into balance with passion, authenticity and true intimacy.

Black Moon Lilith is the one who hides behind this New Moon, while “A GROUP OF RABBITS DRESSED IN HUMAN CLOTHES WALK AS IF ON PARADE.” Dane Rudhyar expands on this Sabian Symbol of Cancer 8°:

KEYNOTE: The tendency in all forms of life to imitate higher forms as a stimulus to growth.

This rather strange symbol points to what is essential in all first attempts at developing consciousness and furthering and furthering one’s growth through association with those who have already reached a superior evolutionary or mental level. Every seeker looks for an “Exemplar.” The religious mystic speaks of “the Imitation of Christ.” In Japan the music student sits in front of his teacher playing an instrument, and carefully imitates his every gesture.

The New Moon/Black Moon Lilith’s square to Jupiter in Aries urges us to assert ourselves in bigger ways. Jupiter wants us to have more courage and willpower to step out of our Cancer shells. Finding others who’ve done what we feel led to do helps us to imagine pathways forward, even into new territory. With Venus in Gemini sextile Jupiter, the power of love, artistry and self-esteem assist this process. Authentic adornment, creating a kind of “avatar” or “Glamour” can help us to step into a bigger version of ourselves. This goes beyond “fake it ’til you make it.” Rather, we project the hidden part of ourselves into the world ahead of us, and we gradually solidify our enchanted vision.

Neptune stationing retrograde helps us to connect the not-quite realm with the here and now. The ruler of dreams, mystics, spiritual inspiration and the Collective Unconscious turns inward until December 3, allowing us to incubate our dearest hopes and dreams. The Witch’s Pyramid comes to mind: “To Know, To Will, To Dare, To Keep Silent.” Mars sextile Saturn guarantees that work is being done. Even if we don’t yet see tangible results, these will come. We can draw inspiration from those who came before, but we must apply ourselves in ways that work for us.

Practical magic requires discipline. When we commit to becoming more of our authentic Self — when we align ourselves with a Higher Power — magic flows through us and around us. We become the magic, and we can do this even on the darkest night. Instead of pulling rabbits out of a hat, they parade around us.

I’ll leave you with one of my favorite passages from The Velveteen Rabbit:

“’Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.’

“‘Does it hurt?’ asked the Rabbit.

“‘Sometimes,’ said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. ‘When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.’

“‘Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,’ he asked, ‘or bit by bit?’

“‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

8 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Carrie Neiss on June 23, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    The Velveteen Rabbit opened the door for me 30yrs ago. Seems like 92/93 energy is bleeding into today. Thank you for that Laura. 🐇

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  2. I have never read The Velveteen Rabbit Laura… Perhaps I should!..
    As to the New Moon energies… It may well take some shadows still to emerge to help propel Humanity a little faster into the Light of awareness..
    May we all begin to manifest those higher aspects of ourselves…
    I am seeing many community projects beginning with People Power… Seeing the need to co-operate and move away from controlling officialdom…
    I have great hope we are moving in the right direction… After a few more hurdles to overcome.. ❤ 🙂 Thank you Laura… Always your posts enlighten.. ❤

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    • Sue, I think you would love The Velveteen Rabbit! I agree, I’m seeing so many signs of a positive Earth manifesting — community, getting back to nature, creativity, beauty … . This could really be a good time, despite the challenges, perhaps even because of them. ❤

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  3. laura laura laura – this is the power of water flowing through swirling currents over waterfalls in to pools and pouring over seeds unknowingly wanting water at that exact time. thank you

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  4. Love this! Love the book! “Once you are real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

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