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Nourish Yourself with This Cancer New Moon Ritual

Lazy days of summer? Yes, please. The Cancer new moon on Tuesday, July 2 at 3:16 PM EDT, invites us to get cozy and domestic.

But don’t get too comfortable: 2019’s only Cancer new moon is also a total solar eclipse, which will awaken forces of change!

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 for guests. 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 was surely invented by a Crab. Cancer is the sign that rules nourishment and this new moon is ripe for a feast—especially a family dinner (even if your friends are your de facto fam). Gather around for a potluck meal with an intimate group. Keeping it small will help you feel connected to each of your guests.

Maybe invite guests to bring a dish from their family’s heritage or maybe a favorite recipe handed down from a parent or grandparent.

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:

  • 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, so introduce yourself to a new woman or invite a female acquaintance to hang out with you socially
  • 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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