8th July 2013: New Moon in Cancer 7:15 a.m. GMT

The Oak in the Acorn

This New Moon in Cancer speaks of germination and new life. She encourages us to have faith in our potential alongside a deep resolve to ensure that potential is fulfilled. Just as an acorn contains the imprint of the tree it will become, so too do we contain our future selves in nascent form within us, waiting, slumbering, gestating, until the time is right to come forth into life and purpose.

In the darkness of this New Moon we are invited to dream our future selves into being. This is an intuitive Moon who has so much she wants to share and asks us to be ready to receive. She reminds us that no matter how often we may feel the necessary changes are too great for us to implement, in fact the change has already happened. We are already transformed, we just haven’t real-ised it yet. She wants us to stop striving now, to relax, be still and recognise the deep peace within, in which our potential has its being. There is nothing to add, she tells us, nothing to do and nowhere to go. At this moment, right now, we have everything we need to be who we are meant to be. We are already complete.

It can be hard to trust such a message at times when we feel vulnerable, fearful of the future, of the challenges ahead or of losing the securities we have now. It can be disheartening to want something so much and yet see no manageable path from here to there. Sometimes giving up seems like the only sensible approach: settling for the familiarity of a half-lived life rather than risking our current security to pursue the hope of a more fulfilling one. But this Moon exhorts us not to give up or give in, but to simply rest for a while in the knowing that who and what we truly are is already alive within us, waiting to be born.

At the time of this Moon, Mercury is heading back towards her and they meet a few hours later. Retrograde in Cancer, Mercury brings us information about the circumstances necessary for us to fulfil our potential. In order for the mighty oak to flourish certain conditions must be met: sunlight, rain, nourishing soil and space to grow. We are that tree and the woodland is our life, the things we do, the people in it.

The ecosystem in which we grow is delicate, requiring close attention and loving care. In the coming few days we are encouraged to give it that care, to rebalance things that have fallen out of kilter, to address the dynamics between ourselves and others, to create more space or use the space we have with more awareness. The time is ripe for these changes now and they will come with ease if we undertake them with an open heart and a recognition that all we truly are is already within us, just awaiting the right time to break out of the acorn and grow.

The gentleness of this New Moon touches me deeply as I write these words. Her whispers are carried through the darkness to remind us that when we cease to strive growth becomes possible. All we have to do is watch and wait. Tend the ground, water the soil and know that life is unfolding exactly as it must – and we with it – into our own unique and radiant majesty: a mighty tree from a tiny seed, all in the fullness of time.

Happy New Moon everyone.

Sarah Varcas

Comments

Peter fox 6th July 2013 11:52 am

I love this message,Sarah- beautifully descriptive and lo and behold I
"get" it. Watch and wait is right up my street- I've been doing it for years!!

happyodg 6th July 2013 1:21 pm

Sarah your wisdom is so moving and sends peace and calm over my anxieties. The question of the future has been so overwhelming lately~ thank you for your loving words.
May the acorn be nurtured to become a gorgeorgeous, tall oak tree with branches flowing fluently with the winds of change.
Blessings and gratitude
Katy

shapeshifter 6th July 2013 3:46 pm

The fact that we continue striving to get to where we already are, does indicate that we might all be a little bit "nuts".

sj williams 7th July 2013 9:21 am

Lovely message sarah, just what i needed to here, i know something is happening for the best, just be in the now! and enjoy.

bluefeatheryone 7th July 2013 1:44 pm

"But this Moon exhorts us not to give up or give in, but to simply rest for a while in the knowing that who and what we truly are is already alive within us, waiting to be born." I love the love & peacefulness within each of your messages, Sarah. It's truly palpable. I appreciate you sharing this! Much love to you. <3

Sarah Varcas 8th July 2013 5:13 am
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lo and behold I
"get" it.

Hurrah!! :) thank you Peter. I hope you're enjoying this New Moon time x

Sarah Varcas 8th July 2013 5:14 am
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May the acorn be nurtured to become a gorgeorgeous, tall oak tree with branches flowing fluently with the winds of change.

Amen to that Katy :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 8th July 2013 5:15 am
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The fact that we continue striving to get to where we already are, does indicate that we might all be a little bit "nuts"

Shapeshifter, What more can I say...? :D

Sarah Varcas 8th July 2013 5:16 am
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i know something is happening for the best, just be in the now! and enjoy

I hope you've had a peaceful New Moon sj :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 8th July 2013 5:17 am
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I love the love & peacefulness within each of your messages, Sarah. It's truly palpable. I appreciate you sharing this! Much love to you. <3

Ah thank you bluefeatheryone ;-) Much love to you too, and happy New Moon! :smitten:

cyndy 8th July 2013 7:00 am

A good reminder for me to stay in relaxed awareness. And that faith/trust is the FUEL.

kay 8th July 2013 10:12 am

This new moon has brought in the sweetest energy! Or better said, helped me find that sweet energy within myself. (We know that withn and without are the same; it’s just the words that make them seem separate.)

This is showing up for me in the gentle, loving interaction I’m developing with my ego mind. It still wants to go to shame and self-criticism—interestly, it’s the self-judgment that comes through much more strongly than any judgment of “externals” ever does—but I’m learning to hold my mind in a loving place. I hear what it’s saying and give it complete unconditional love, giving it thanks for all it's done to protect me, while gently bringing in the heart. Heart energy then becomes the powerful director of each thought that arises. I’m very grateful to the current energies for helping me learn how to do this.

Thank you, Sarah. Love to all.

shapeshifter 8th July 2013 11:47 am

bluefeatheryone, Kay et al,
Gosh, I never thought that being mooned could bring out the best in us. lol

kay 8th July 2013 12:31 pm

Shapeshifter, medicine or (moon) pie, you're awfully good at adding that spoonful of sugar to the mix. And whatever makes us smile is good medicine.

cyndy 8th July 2013 3:12 pm

If a smile doen't work. Double or triple the dose.

kay 8th July 2013 8:18 pm

Yes, indeed, Cyndy. So good to see you back.

shapeshifter 9th July 2013 9:12 am

Kay & Cyndy,
I think those are referred to as frequent flyer smiles. :smitten:

cyndy 9th July 2013 11:42 am

Ohhhh, Ahhh more smiles and I have one sibling. Her name is Kay.

bluefeatheryone 9th July 2013 5:57 pm

LOL, Ty for the laugh, Shapeshifter. ;D :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 3:56 am
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This new moon has brought in the sweetest energy! Or better said, helped me find that sweet energy within myself.

Ah Kay. You said it all right there! Thank you for these words :smitten:

Sarah Varcas 10th July 2013 3:58 am
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relaxed awareness

Cyndy, what a wonderful expression. Thank you :smitten: