The July New Moon in Cancer relaxes and loosens ourselves up while adding fun and joy into the mix. However, this takes place within the context of the tension created between the need for unrestricted freedom and the need for limits set by social norms and ethics. On a personal level, exercising restraint and respecting our limits can help us avoid unpleasant surprises with long-term effects.
The signs of Cancer and Leo are emphasized and this can suggest a tendency to swing between the psychological poles of introversion and extraversion; between the need for quiet, intimate moments and social participation; between relaxing at home or throwing parties ( see table below for the birth dates concerned by these themes).
Deeper in our psyche, it is our ability to honor our past without letting go of the need to follow our own path and our own destiny that the sky in underlining. On the other hand, being pulled into the past is powerful at this time since the Moon, at home in her own sign of Cancer, holds back the expression of the Sun, the center of our individuality. There could be tension between family responsibilities and the affirmation of one's individuality.
More generally, this New Moon encourages creativity (figuratively and literally) and can benefit artists and inventors. The theme of marriage and union, more importantly, the product of this union, is accentuated. Indeed, the Moon nestles in the arms of the Sun and Venus in those of Mars. The two main archetypes for the "feminine" and "masculine" polarities are astronomically in conjunction from a geocentric point of view. This also means the potential for inner integration and harmonization.
On the other hand, for the fruit of this act of creation to be viable in the long term, it will need to measure itself against reality, criticism and accept changes. Self-absorbed acts of creativity will not suffice. Delays or impediments, unforeseeable situations can even bring about the abortion of poorly structured or poorly designed projects. Rigor is required as well as openness to new possibilities.
In the context of the New Moon's celestial map, the act of creation takes on a healing character for the lack of freedom of the past few months. The emphasis placed on the sign of Leo indicates that the projects and works that will emerge from this period will be original, authentic, meaningful, and innovative with serious repercussions for society and for oneself.