• Evelyn Zuel

New Moon Cancer ~ Saturn's Suppression & Juno's Obligations to the Oppressor

New Moon Cancer at 28°­ 26’

A Greek Muse Weighing Newborn Twins in Golden Scales
pst: July 20th at 10:32 am

The second New Moon of the month in the same sign is rare and when we see the same phase come into our reality again we have to double down on its meaning, it comes back around to say “Let’s start something new out of the old that has been shed”. Capricorn grandfather energy is not letting their story go unheard. This restrictive new moon makes an exact opposition with Saturn and it feels like we are being tested to show our work. The nodes are sextile, the New Moon and Saturn exact, showing that pathways are open for us to unlearn/relearn family historical stories. Reading the book, It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn is opening up a whole new perspective on how to navigate familial trauma. The nodes are karmic access points where spirit manifests lessons and life paths for us to experience. They are shaped like horseshoes that literally look like doorways. Our family history comes in through these doorways in wildly creative ways. Its sometimes so subtle it can be difficult to identify when we are experiencing a parent trauma. Sometimes it is extreme and overt like following the footsteps of the father and picking up their line of work. Other times its unprovoked by being told by your mom that you remind her of her dad, over and over throughout your life. In Mark Wolynn’s book he states that trauma is directly passed down through 3 generations. Because of newfound research conducted on mice by Bruce Lipton we are able to see just how any and all emotions, thoughts and beliefs through multiple generations affects our DNA. The reason it is difficult to identify familial healing when it’s happening is because we don’t always know our family’s full story. Not all of us are blessed with the ability to talk to our grandparents and especially on such an emotional level that we could garner insights into how our own physical bodies are storing their sorrows. Those who are adopted or have adopted parents aren’t able to find out firsthand where and what the DNA is carrying for us to transmute. The book shares research on how offspring of people who experienced traumatic events hold the pain of their parents even when they weren’t present during the tragedy as if they were physically there.

Saturn opposite the new moon brings up emotional responses to being suppressed. The most common emotion that we are taught to suppress, especially women is anger and rage, for men it is often love and affection. If you are satisfied with your ability to express your own emotional needs, maybe take a dig into your family history and see where there are stories of suppression, these are places where you can work to let that anger out of the karmic loop.

Since our last Moon update Mercury has since gone direct in Cancer. It felt like it was more difficult to cry when it was retrograde but now the tears seem to be welled up with every passing feel good comment. Remember the retrogrades are the inhale and the direct motion is the exhale. Let it out and feel what has been stirring in the heart wile Mercury was making its journey back through the water world of Cancerian feels. The winged messenger brings with him stories from the deep blue ocean. The desire to be around water, which is such a cleansing and healing element is a nudge to cleans the mind. Mercury remains in Cancer until August 5thmeeting Saturn in opposition along the way. In order to become the leader, we need to learn how to temper the inner desires to express from an emotional state, which stems from prejudgment of the external. Reactivity can feel so good sometimes, the release of happiness, anger, sadness all the things but when Mercury meets with Saturn around August 3rd,we come to realize how sacred silence can be. Stoicism is the art in which we practice balance of internal and external judgements. It was a founded as a school of Hellenistic philosophy in Athens in the 3rdcentury BC * Stoicism really isn’t for everyone but is a fun thing to try and master. The Mercury Saturn opposition will test our abilities to contain internal balance as we feel the weight of suppression from outside ourselves.

“If we’re allowing ourselves to become upset by external things, we must examine the judgments we are placing on those things. The goal of a Stoic is not to be strongly opposed or strongly desire external things, rather, it is to either prefer or disprefer them. Therefore, when we feel ourselves becoming emotional wrapped up in an external situation, we must look inward and determine the reasoning for these strong emotions and examine 1) is this within my control? 2) Is this good, bad, or indifferent? 3) Do I prefer or disprefer this?”* – D.A. DiGerolamo.

If someone cries in front of you it is through a stoic response will you be able to consider all of the potential solutions beyond your own bias and theirs. Some say the point of mastering the mind through meditation is so that we can navigate external extremes while staying balanced within. Other say that’s all BS and to kick and scream if you need to because suppression is what got us in the mess of untangling family trauma to begin with! To each their own, but one thing to remember is that all feelings are valid whether they are your own or someone else’s.

Mars in Aries opposite Juno in Libra at 12°
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Juno / Hera is the asteroid goddess of sacred marriage. Juno was one of Zeus’ wives, and there were many, she stayed with him even after his many adulterous sexcapades because of her obligation to uphold her part of a contract. Juno saw marriage as a sacred rite and for her it was within her deep respect for values that kept her with Zeus through all his shenanigans. Juno vowed to get her revenge not towards her contractual counterpart, but through Zeus’s offspring and the goddesses who bore them. Mars is the planet of directed energy and will power