Well, this year there are two new moons in Cancer. The first happened on June 20, and now there’s a second new moon on July 20, 2020. Double whammy, what?
The second new moon in Cancer isn’t a carbon copy of the first one, though. This month, it'll make you question your emotional well-being and what it takes to get you to your peak mental health (or something like that), according to certified astrologer Donna Page.
There’s a little more going on with this new moon, though. Here’s what your zodiac sign can expect from the (second) new moon in Cancer.
What does the new moon in Cancer mean for your sign?
JIC you’re not an astronomy aficionado, the moon has different phases, and a new moon is when the earth lines up with the sun. That line-up can make the moon look pretty much invisible from where you’re standing. There are ~usually~ 12 new moons a year, with each one tied to a different astrological sign. But, in some years, there are 13 new moons, bringing us to what’s going on now. Because 2020.
This new moon will make you take a temperature check on your emotional well-being. Are you okay? Like, really okay, or just masking what’s really happening inside by obsessively re-watching the entire season of Normal People in preparation for the two new episodes to premiere?
During this new moon, Saturn is exactly opposite Cancer in Capricorn, making you have a solid think on what’s working in your life and what, ahem, isn’t. So, maybe you’ve totally aced this whole staying-at-home thing, but you’ve learned your #quarantinebaking skills aren't exactly Instagram-worthy. Also, you may realise you’re not super awesome at forgiving and forgetting, but you can’t have everything be perfect, right?
Speaking of which, this new moon is going to bring with it the realisation that life isn’t always meant to be easy—and that’s okay. Yeah, everything **gestures broadly** these days is a little more difficult than it was last year, but you’ve got this.
Just a heads up: You might do a little emotional flip-flopping between feeling like you’re super restricted in life and that the glass is half full. Just try to lean more heavily into the latter, and you’ll be good.
The new moon will impact all signs, but Page says Cancer and Capricorn will feel it the most.
How will the new moon in Cancer impact the rest of your year?
The new moon in Cancer will help you get real with yourself. You’ll feel more in touch with your emotions (the real ones, not the "I’m fine, you guys!!!" ones) and, tbh, that’s a good thing. After all, if you can't be honest with yourself, who can you be honest with?
Taking a beat to think about what needs improvement in your life can force you to step outside of your comfort zone and make a change. Maybe you’ll decide you want a fully remote job and will look for something new, or maybe it’ll be as simple as watching a few YouTube tutorials to amp up your home chef skills. Bottom line: Tapping into your thoughts and feelings = better outcomes for you.
Finally, realizing that life isn’t always perfect is a tough pill to swallow, but it’ll ultimately help you be more resilient, now and in the future.
When is the next new moon?
The next new moon is on August 19 in the sign of Leo. During this time, you’ll realise how much you love getting props from others, while learning to accept criticism.
Until then, feed your mental well-being. It’s a clutch move, especially these days.
This article originally appeared on Women's Health US.