Illustrations by Esme Blegvad.

Illustrations by Esme Blegvad.

Happy new moon in Cancer! This year, the Crab’s solar new year aligns with the Fourth of July, making everyone feel a little more sentimental about home than usual. Why? Cancer is the sign of heritage. It may seem like a daunting concept, but with curious Mercury and friendly Venus playing along, it’s really an opportunity for a great adventure! Consider this your first clue in a cosmic scavenger hunt for your personal history.

So, what is heritage, exactly? In the astrological sense, heritage is your family (both relatives and ride-or-die friends), the places where you were born and currently live, and all the childhood stuff that still influences you now. Where do you come from, and what makes you YOU? You could investigate your ancestry, or find a few hidden gems in your city. Food is a Cancerian specialty, so now’s a great time to revive old recipes!

Mystic Neptune in sync with the new moon gives everything a magical aura. Listen to your intuition, and if you’re into it, try using tarot cards or crystals to see what comes up! Jupiter and the north node are sending good vibes to Lady Luna from healing Virgo, so whatever you discover will teach you healthier, more positive ways of dealing with home, family, and your own inner monologue. Pluto in Capricorn opposite the new moon means that your new habits might feel a little weird or frustrating at first, but keep at it. With the new moon’s manifesting power behind you, you’ll be glad you did!

Finally: If you need some Cancer new moon motivation, refer to Queen Bey’s intro speech from the Formation Tour: “If you are proud of where you come from, say ‘I SLAY.’”

We hear you loud and clear, B! Here’s how the stars are gonna support us in feeling right at home with ourselves this July…

Aries (March 21–April 19)

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Leo (July 23–August 22)

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