During this period, give in to relaxation and reflection. Go within yourself to reconnect with inner sources of strength. Now is NOT a time to begin new projects. This is a phase better suited to spending time with friends and seeing the bigger picture. A window of opportunity exists for seeing your life objectively and becoming aware of what is important to you. Question your dreams and aspirations. Spend the time to focus on larger goals you can aspire to that will bring vitality and excitement into your life. In preparation for the New Moon Cycle, rest and accumulate inner strength.
Lunar influences are most easily expressed when focused through Cancer, since the Moon is its ruler. With its huge pull, the Moon greatly influences the personality, the subconscious, and the emotions, molding instinctual behavior. When the Moon is in Cancer, strong emotions prevail over reason. Be cautious not to emotionally wound others or allow yourself to be wounded, as this is a particularly vulnerable time. In general, people will be passive, easy-going, sentimental, loving and nurturing. But beware: this maternal expression of caring is often expressed with food and it is tempting to over-indulge. Cancer is a nurturing sign and the most fertile sign of the zodiac, ruling the breasts and stomach. With the Moon in Cancer, it is a good time for creating life.