New Moon in Cancer – July 2020

by | Jul 16, 2020

Written by Sarah Cornforth

Sarah Cornforth, The Magickal Creatrix is a UK artist and Moon addict with a love of the natural world. Other obsessions include hoarding tarot and oracle cards, creative journaling and making magick. At some point in her future there will be Llama's!

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Inside this article I share with you my guidance on working with the energy of the New Moon in Cancer. We take a look at:

  • What is a new Moon
  • When is the new Moon
  • New Moon Podcast
  • What is the theme of the Cancer new Moon
  • Questions to journal for the new Moon in Cancer
  • New Moon tarot and oracle card spread
  • Things to do on a new Moon
  • Inspiration and guidance from other authors

The portal of healing and creativity always takes us into the realm of spirit

Angeles Arrien


Welcome to the Magickal Moments Podcast. Check out my episode all about the new Moon in Gemini

Discover what the New Moon in Cancer means for you and how to get the most from this energy inside The Magickal Moon Empowerment Portal

What is a New Moon?

The new Moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle. It happens when the Sun and the Moon are in conjunction (occurring in the the same place) in the night’s sky. This results in the Sun and Moon to combine their energies in the same sign of the zodiac.

During this time we begin the new theme for the cycle ahead and this is determined by the zodiac sign the New Moon occurs under. 

Throughout the course of a calendar year we experience a new Moon in every sign of the zodiac which allows you to come full circle in what is learned during that time.

Tune into the New Moon theme each cycle and be open to the possibilities it presents. This is the time for brainstorming your ideas and making plans for the lunar cycle ahead. At this time it’s good to feel excited as we consider the new opportunities available to us.

What is the Cancer New Moon all About?

When the Sun entered Cancer on 20th June (the Summer Solstice) it began at 0 degrees. A few hours later, we experienced the June New Moon in Cancer at 0.21 degrees. 

During the July New Moon in Cancer, the Sun remains in the sign of Cancer and will move to 28.26 degrees where it will hang out with the Moon as we experience our second New Moon in this sign.  The result is that we are experiencing a rare astrological event where we have two New Moons in the same sign in a row. 

The symbol of the crab which represents this sign shows an animal with a hard external shell to protect the soft vulnerable parts inside. This is a representation of the protection we put up around ourselves to help us stay safe and heal. However, keeping these walls up for too long can be restrictive and unbeneficial.

During the first New Moon in Cancer, we were guided to feel to heal and although this may be uncomfortable at times the rewards far outway the challenges. You can find out more by reading my previous blog – Read in Full Here

Now we are experiencing the second New Moon in the same sign with the same theme of healing but this time we are encouraged to explore our creativity to do so. This is due to the Sun shifting into the sign of Leo only a few days after the New Moon. 

Take everything you’ve worked through, experienced, found challenging and healed during the previous cycle and allow yourself to express those feelings and emotions in whatever form creativity takes for you. Remember, it doesn’t have to be drawing or painting, it can be kitting, cooking, gardening, flower arranging, anything at all! This is a great time to pull together a tool kit of creative ‘things to do’ for you to use in the future when you need them most. 


Deep dive into what the Cancer New Moon means for you personally as a member of The Magickal Moon Empowerment Portal

New Moon Journaling Questions

  • What creative activities do you enjoy?
  • How can you bring more creativity into your life? 
  • What do you need to do to make time for regular creativity?

New Moon Tarot & Oracle Card Spread

The new Moon is a great time to work with your cards. This spread can be used with any type of tarot or oracle card deck. Just shuffle the deck and draw out the cards in the way show in the spread then grab your journal and work through each card in relation to each position in the spread to find your guidance for this lunar cycle

Things to do on a New Moon

  • Disconnect & unplug from tech and social media
  • Declutter & clean your environment to help you relax
  • Take a relaxing bath to centre the body and mind
  • Practice yoga to energise and relax the body as required
  • Meditate to connect with your higher self and lunar guidance
  • Make a wish and set your intentions for the cycle ahead
  • Journal about how you feel and explore your inner world
  • Practice divination such as reading your cards

Inspiration and Guidance

Check out the below inspiration, guidance and wisdom from some of my favourite authors.

The second of two New Moons in Cancer in a month (the first was a solar eclipse on June 20th), we are getting a double dose of Cancerian wisdom; know how your origin stories are shaping your present moment.

Chani Nicholas

New Moon in Cancer, Transform your Life Using the Moon's Signs and Cycles

Leo connects us with our joy, our heart, and our courage. Leo dares us to be our truest self, express that self, and have fun while doing it.

Spirit Daughter

Leo Season Begins

Take your lunar journey to the next level and discover the power of working with the energy of the Moon in your daily life inside The Magickal Moon Empowerment Portal

Where next?….

Where would you like to explore next?

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