Lazy days of summer? Yes, please. The Cancer new moon on July 20, 2020, invites us to get cozy and domestic. A feast is fitting for a Cancer new moon ritual.
2020 Cancer New Moon Ritual: Annapurna’s Feast
Annapurna is the Hindu goddess of nourishment. She is said to have fed the whole world. You could invoke her spirit now. Maybe print images of her or find a small statue to place on your table set. Annapurna is often drawn with a face that is “round like the moon.” How Cancerian is that?!
Think of this time as chicken soup for your soul. The notion of comfort food surely was invented by a Crab. Cancer is the sign that rules nourishment and this new moon is ripe for a feast. Gather around for a potluck meal with an intimate group. Keeping it small will help you feel connected to each of your guests and make social distancing easier.
Maybe ask family members to make their own favorite dishes from your family’s heritage, or maybe a favorite recipe handed down from a parent or grandparent no longer with you to celebrate.
If you’ve been longing to reconnect with yourself, private Cancer greenlights dinner for one. Light candles and use your fancy plates or that China your mother-in-law insisted on getting you for your wedding. If your kitchen is in need of an upgrade, treat yourself to a new gadget, cookware or serving dishes.
Other ideas for Cancer a new moon ritual:
- Take a late night dip in a pool, lake or ocean
- Reconnect to a family member you’ve been missing or an old friend
- Cancer is the feminine sign. Introduce yourself to a new woman or invite one to a social gathering (on Zoom or IRL if you’re there yet)
- Build your nest egg by opening up a retirement account or set up an automatic transfer to an investment account that can grow over time
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