With today's New Moon (and the Sun too!) in the sign Cancer, the hot summer energy is swirling around our relationship to family, home and nurturing. The New Moon supports releasing old familial patterns that are harmful and making room for new, expansive and personal definitions of family and home. Ah family. These relationships occupy some of the most vulnerable spaces in our hearts. Some respond to the challenges by hardening those spots, often understandably in order to survive and keep on. But surviving is not enough for the soul, and when safety can be found, it is time to go deep into those spaces and open them wide. Healing is not only the absence of pain, it is also the presence of love.
"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." -Jane Howard