On the July 8th New Moon (at 16 degrees Cancer) you'll want to lead with your gut.
New Moons are new beginnings. New job/relationship/life phase/diet/attitude...whatever is appropriate for the house (in your chart) this Moon will fall in. It will encompass nurturing, instinctive needs, or family. For added juice, Saturn (rules and responsibilities) at 4 degrees Scorpio will be going direct on the same day. This means an end to delays, but also a demand that you move forward with whatever Scorpio issues (personal power/obsession/transformation) have been on hold since February 18 (when Saturn went retrograde). Whether you've been held back, holding back or exploring things on a deeper level, Saturn direct in Scorpio says it's time to do something concrete (Saturn).
Move forward. Pull yourself out of the mud. Yes, even though Mercury retrograde (in Cancer) will be sitting close to this New Moon. Mercury retrograde is traditionally not the best time to start things, but you need to look at all the energy on July 8th. Whatever you start will probably be a revisitation (classic Mercury Rx). Possibly, it will be something that began around October 5th, 2012, when Saturn entered Scorpio. So technically, it won't be brand new. But it will be a new phase.
The New Moon will be the trigger that helps you with your Saturn direct plan. You have a plan, right? If not, at least come up with a routine, or jot down your next step. Structure enables you to make the most of a Saturn transit.
Here's some key phrases that combine this New Moon energy with Saturn direct:
- Take responsibility (Saturn) for what you need (Cancer)
- Work (Saturn) to transform (Scorpio) your fears (Saturn) about initiating an emotional leap (New Moon)
- Set boundaries (Saturn) around old, family (Cancer) issues, so you can start fresh (New Moon)
Note that there's an ocean of watery (Cancer/Scorpio) instinctive energy during this Moon. You'll feel profoundly (Scorpio), and this is a good thing. Whatever begins should feel deeply right. It may make you nervous, but it should still feel authentic and good for you.
If you have planets/angles from 14-18 degrees Cancer, Capricorn, Libra or Aries, you'll feel this Moon most strongly.