At New Moon, there is a slight but tangible decrease of energy, due to a desire to produce results from the energy being expended. The issue of values enters into the equation and an urge to tie together the data available so that you can utilize current opportunities. However, forward motion is still present, and this is a great time to continue initiating and progressing forward. This Moon Phase favors gathering research, data, and the input of others to further your plans.
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.