Cancer New Black Moon

Lynn Lynn Keefer’s Mandala Journal

Cancer New Black Moon
July 20, 2020
A New Frontier

Did you ever have one of those days when your life fundamentally changed for the better?  Just out of nowhere the switch flipped and you just felt like everything was better?  Like the sun was shining on you and your life and all was well in the world?  The day before this new moon was that day for me.  Just like that, it felt like a clean slate. A breath of fresh air. A fresh, new beginning. Like the start of a new journey… truly a new frontier was before me.

The Mandala
As you know I do love Sunny Mosley’s mandalas!  She always gives me something to think about.  In the center we have a six-pointed flower.  From the beginning it wanted spirals… specifically a variation of the Harris Spiral.  I came to learn about this particular spiral this past spring during a wonderful FB experience with Donna Drozda as we explored the book: The Signs of Life by Angeles Arrien.  

The Flower centers inside a diamond… a gem created under extreme pressure in the depths of the earth… something precious… often given as a promise of commitment and great love.  Here, the flower/diamond is in the deep, dark depths of an oval… or egg.  I chose Cobalt Turquoise to express these depths.  The flower is actually beginning the process of birthing… of coming into the physical world as the points of the flower have passed the safe and well known confines of the shell.  The square from last cycle has softened… still green, but now with more blue. Cancer is a water sign after all.   (The softened square along with the oval actually took me back to the Aries New Moon Mandala… now the eyes of love are large and WIDE OPEN!)  As I was coloring the outer rim I was thinking it should have been yellow which would have better matched how I was feeling then.  After the purple and blue were blended I started adding silver dots… AH… STARS!  I spent so many evenings during this cycle  looking up… first Neowise… then the Perseid Meteor Showers.  It all fits! Macro/Micro… the deep and the deep… above and below…space and the ocean.

The Month
As I mentioned the energy at the new moon felt new… like a breath of fresh air.  Even the cicadas were in on it!  I found this one anchored to the right of my front door.  Talk about a symbol of change! Or in this case metamorphosis!  

Emerging that night and nothing but a shell of what was the next morning. Never before have I been witness to these events.  Cicadas are symbolic of longevity, timing, singing together to attract mates (basically working together for a better outcome) Mother Earth and, as mentioned, metamorphosis. 

I kept a smokey quartz in my pocket as a reminder not to dwell on the events of the past.  Questions associated with this crystal are:  What experiences from the past do you dwell on?  How would you act and feel in the present without the weight of those emotions?  Key words:  Letting Go from Daily Crystal Inspiration by Heather Askinosie.

So, in light of this particular cycle, this Cancer New Black Moon… a second chance to dive deeper… What new world are we creating?  What are we choosing?  What and how are we changing ?  A new road is before us.  May we rise to the occasion light-filled… with joy on our faces and compassion in our hearts.  

Love, Hugs and Blessings,
L xoxxx