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New Moon in Cancer – 20 July 2020

Astrology - Daily Predictions
Astrology - Daily Predictions

General Predictions for the New Moon in Cancer:

On July the 20th, at 17:33 UT the Moon meets the Sun, in Cancer, forming the second New Moon in the zodiac. This is not exactly a Black Moon, by definition, but it surely is at least as strong, magic wise, in my opinion. Furthermore, this New Moon ends the influences of the Ecliptic Period.

What is a Black Moon?

There are two common definitions of the Black Moon. The one most of us know is that it is the second New Moon of the month, according to the political calendar. The New Moon of July the 20th is the first New Moon of July. But, it happens to be the second New Moon of the Astrological Month – the second New Moon of the same zodiac. Given that this zodiac it so happens to be the Moon’s House, Cancer, this is a very powerful New Moon, magic wise.

The second common definition of the Black Moon is that it is the third New Moon of a four New Moons season. As seasons have three months, they usually have three New Moons. But, every about two years and a half a season can have four New Moons, instead. When this happens, the third New Moon is considered to be a very powerful Black Moon.

The New Moon of the 20th of July is the second New Moon of this summer, while the New Moon of the 18th/19th of August will be the third New Moon, out of a total of four New Moons this summer. The fourth will take place on the 17th of September, while the Sun will enter Libra on the 22nd of September, starting autumn. Therefore, the New Moon of August is, by this definition, a very powerful Black Moon (too).

A less energetic and slower period:

During this waxing Moon period only the Sun changes its zodiac on the 22nd entering its own House, Leo. This is good news for Leo, the rest of the zodiac of fire and, to a degree, to all other zodiacs, as the beneficial aspect the Sun will form will be more beneficial than they would be if the Sun was in any other zodiac. Although, this year, its blessings from Virgo will be much stronger, but this will affect the next lunar month.

Other than the Sun (and the Moon, of course) no planet changes its zodiac position. We have a total of 5 significant planets in Retrograde motion – four major planets and Chiron – and this remains the situation during the whole waxing Moon period, too. Uranus, though, is slowing down significantly and Mars is slowing down slightly, as they are both getting ready to turn into Retrograde motion. It will take some time for Mars to do that, but Uranus will be turning Retrograde during the coming waning Moon period.

Therefore, things are slowing down, a bit, but no new obstacles are added. There are some extra-long-term stressful aspects that are starting to act, but they won’t act too strongly during this waxing period. Therefore a somewhat calmer – but not joyfully calm – and slower period. And a period we should try to heal ourselves as much as possible.

Orders and purchases of high-tech equipment:

As we’ve seen in the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse’s article, since the 13th a good period for purchasing, or ordering computers, smartphones and other high-tech equipment has started, and it is going to last up until the 30th of July. During this period, the best days will be until the 24th. This auspiciousness affects all zodiacs. Even those zodiacs for which this period isn’t a helpful one for such matters. If you are considering of acquiring such gadgets and equipment, do it now. There won’t be a next such period in 2020. Of course, for each zodiac there will be some good days and periods, but, still, this period is even better.

The inauspicious aspects of the New Moon:

Mercury’s and Mars’ square is still active and it will become accurate, for the second time, on the 27th of the month, while it will stop affecting us on the 8th of August. Therefore, it will affect the whole waxing Moon period. On the bright side, though, now Mercury is direct and it has gained most of its speed, so it will be somewhat better than it was during the previous period. Still, it can produce, or magnify, problems in our communications and means of communication. Travelling, transportations and means of transportation, also can be affected. Furthermore, our rational thinking is somewhat clouded.

The Sun’s opposition with the Retrograde Jupiter has almost stopped affecting us (it will completely stop acting on the 23rd) but the Sun’s opposition with the Retrograde Pluto and the Retrograde Saturn are still strong and active.

The opposition with Pluto will stop affecting us on the 26th, halfway to the Full Moon. Until then, although magic is strong, the act of performing it can be somewhat challenging. Also, contacting the dead and channelling of any kind needs some better concentration and a more objective observation, as not everything is necessary what it seems to be. Also, after the 26th, our mood will get overall somewhat better, but there are other aspects that influence it negatively, so, not really good, yet.

The opposition with Saturn is accurate on the very day of this New Moon and it will be affecting us until the 30th of this month. Under the influence of this opposition, depending on good luck is not advisable. More challenges and difficulties can also appear on whatever we try to achieve. Especially, because of things we haven’t properly taken care of, in the past.

Also, the Sun squares Uranus. Accurately so on the 2nd of August, the eve of the Full Moon. This aspect will be affecting us from the 23rd of July and until the 12th of August. This is one of the reasons the beneficial influences that affect purchases and orders of high-tech equipment will lose power fast after the 24th. During this square, online activity, and especially work-related activity, receives some challenges.

Venus, since the 14th is in a square with the Retrograde Neptune. This square is going to be accurate on the 27th and it will be affecting us until the 8th of August. Until then, our mood and our emotional well being need some extra care. Also, romantic, friendly and family relationships receive some stress. Furthermore, emotions can blind, or cloud, our rational thinking.

Mercury opposes the Retrograde Jupiter. Accurately so on the 30th of the month. This aspect will be acting from the 24th and until the 5th of August. Trade, travelling, studies and finances, in general, receive some stress. In most cases, though, this aspect won’t cause significant new problems, unless they have their roots in past mistakes. From the 28th of July, until the 1st of August, though, some extra alertness won’t hurt.

Also, Mercury opposes the Retrograde Pluto. This aspect will be active from the 26th of July until the 6th of August and it will become accurate on the 1st of August. During this period, astral travelling and any procedure that involves other plains and entities from other plains needs some extra alertness. Usage of talismans and magical perfumes and potions is not affected, but making those can be more challenging. Also, avoid changing your cosmetics, dietary habits, health supplements and the medicines you take, unless – of course – your doctor finds it necessary. If you do need to change those, do it carefully and be watchful for allergies and other side effects.

Also, indulging in negative thinking will be coming natural and should be avoided as much as possible. It’s a magically extra strong period. Negative thinking magnetises more negativity. Avoid it. Positive thinking bring in blessings. Focus on it!

Furthermore, Mercury opposes the Retrograde Saturn. Accurately on the day of the Full Moon, the 3rd of August. This aspect will be active from the 29th of July and until the 8th of August. During this period travelling, transportation and communications can have some difficulties. Trade, too, can be more challenging than usual. Also, achieving a good meditative state might be quite difficult. Mantas and repetition of positive suggestions can help you make better use of this period.

Mars’ square with Jupiter:

Mars forms a square with the now Retrograde Jupiter. Accurately so, for the first time, on the 4th of August. This square will be active from the eve of this New Moon, until the 2nd of September. Then, it will become active, once again, on the 20th of September and it will remain active until the 24th of February 2021. So, this is not an aspect we should take lightly. During this period, being too optimistic is not, in fact, positive thinking, but a way to hindrance our progress. Worrying too much is also easy to happen and just as ill-advisable as being too optimistic. The same is true for being impatient.

Furthermore, financial risks should be avoided. Scams and fake opportunities promising to get you rich fast are possible to appear and should also be avoided. Any kind of investment should be considered extra carefully.

Mars’ square with Pluto:

Similarly, Mars will be forming a square with the now Retrograde Pluto. This square will become accurate for the first time on the 13th of August. The square, though will be active from the 23rd of July and until the 16th of January 2021, without a break. This is a difficult to handle aspect and needs much care and attention. During this long period every kind of change we intend to do must be done slowly and after thinking of it thoroughly. Even then, disappointments might take place. Harrying things up and pressing situations can guarantee failure, unless Mars in your Natal Chart is very auspiciously active, or Mars makes very good aspects with your Natal planets. Even then, though, being too hasty, or too forceful can backfire.

This aspect can also produce intense negative feelings and mindset. Especially for a week before and after the dates when the aspect becomes accurate, or when Mars receives other stress, too. Mars, unfortunately receives much additional stress, and long-term one, too. Pluto can cause emotional issues to act up even when it is overly active beneficially. Even worse so when it is stressfully active. During the whole 6 month long period, Pluto will always be super active. So, take good care of your emotional condition and your mood. If you are dealing with psychological issues, or you have such a history, be even more watchful.

Mars’ square with Saturn:

Finally, Mars forms a square with Saturn. This square will become accurate for the first time on the 24th of August. This square will be active from the 31st of July and until the 2nd of November. Then, again from the 10th of December until the 7th of February 2021. During this period physical health needs great attention. If you are working out keep your routine as is. Make only minor changes and reluctantly so. Relaxing it permanently is okay, though. In the same time, if you are not working out, then adding some light – very light – form of exercise in your daily routine is advisable. Make sure it is light and easy for you, not whatever might be commonly considered as light and easy. Aerobic kind of exercise is more advisable than body building and the like.

Making significant changes in your diet is not advisable, but taking some extra calcium and vitamin C are good general advices. Of course, consult your doctor before taking any health care supplements, and don’t overdo it. As Saturn is Retrograde, and soon enough Mars will be, too, old health issues might act up. Repetitive issues might also re-occur. The musculoskeletal system, the digestive one and the circulatory system are the most sensitive. High blood pressure, feverish conditions and other fiery conditions also need some extra attention and better care. Accidents can also happen. When engaging with dangerous activities, be extra careful. The same is advisable for when engaging with fire, or metal. Drive extra carefully, too.

Just like with Pluto’s square, disappointments are possible and forcing things to move on is not the right policy.

The auspicious aspects of the New Moon:

The extra long lasting hexagon between Mercury and Uranus will be acting until the 30th of July, while it will become accurate for the third and last time on the 22nd of the month. So, it is still very strong, but after the 24th it will be losing power speedily. Amongst else, this hexagon supports everything that has to do with the internet – including online jobs – and communications. Email ones, even more so than of any other kind.

Jupiter’s and Pluto’s year long conjunction is still extra strong. In the same time, Saturn’s years long conjunction with Pluto has regained most of it strength and this affects beneficially Saturn’s conjunction with Jupiter. So, this triple conjunction that is the one of the greatest blessings of this year’s sky is now strong again, so things are getting better. By the way, from the second half of August, until the 20th of September, it will give us, most probably, better and more blessings than it had given us the whole year. Amongst else this aspects makes magic very strong. It helps with other things, too, but we analyse those in each zodiac’s predictions.

From the 31st of the month and until the 17th of October Jupiter will be in a triangle with Uranus. This triangle won’t become accurate and, throughout the period, at least one of the planets and, for half the time, both planets will be in retrograde motion. So, this is not a strong blessing, but it will help us advance despite the difficulties, if we are patient, open-minded and wise.

Jupiter’s and Neptune’s long lasting hexagon becomes accurate again on the 27th. On top of that, Neptune is in hexagon with all three planets of the triple conjunction. This gives even more power to magic. Once again, though, keep in mind the warnings we’ve talked about. This aspect also helps our emotional affairs and love life, a blessing much needed under the circumstances. Furthermore, it help us heal ourselves and our relationships. It affects more strongly emotional healing, but it promotes physical healing, too.

Mercury is also in a hexagon with the Retrograde Neptune. This hexagon will be accurate on the 30th of the month and it will be active from the 23rd of July and until the 5th of August. This will give us some mental clarity, to fight the clouding the inauspicious aspects give us. It will also boost therapies even more. Under this hexagon’s influences, its a good period to clear up misunderstandings in our relationships, professional ones and of any other kind, as later on this will be more difficult. Make sure you do that for your romantic relationships, for from the next New Moon onwards things can get very ugly because of such unresolved problems.

Finally, the Sun forms a triangle with Mars, while both planets are in their Houses. This triangle will be affecting us from the 30th of July and until the 30th, maybe the 31st, of August and it will become accurate on the 16th of August. This triangle will reduce the stress Mars’ squares produce. It will also provide us with enough energy to do what we need to do and enough good and beneficial optimism – not the irrational one the squares give us. It will also help us set new goals – or new ways to achieve our goals – and work on those.

Keep in mind that the after-effects of this triangle will support us for three years. This means that, even if we achieve a small progress now, completing our goals in the future will be easier, as long as we do our best while the aspect is active.


To sum things up, now the influences of the Ecliptic has ceased affecting us and things are calming down and slowing down. Nonetheless, it will be a challenging New Moon and a challenging waxing Moon period. Focusing on healing our souls and our relationships and supporting our physical health should become a priority, regardless the zodiac sign we were born in. For the rest aspects of our lives, we should do our best, despite the difficulties and obstacles.

There is an active aspect – the Sun’s and Mars’ triangle – which will become even stronger during the waning Moon period, and a very auspicious aspect that will come with the next New Moon, both of them promising our efforts during these two lunar months will be eventually rewarded, even if they won’t be rewarded right now. Furthermore, magic is extra strong, so we can use it to promote our goals.

New Moon Predictions for Aries:

Work career and business matters receive some stress from this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Progress will be difficult and will be needing much effort, but it will be happening. Furthermore, long-term decision making about career and business matters receive mostly supportive influences. Opportunities to follow a path you had abandoned can also appear. Expenses, too, can burden you, but there is some financial support. Family is mostly supportive, but some stress is coming from their way, too.

Social life can be somewhat stressful at times, but it is mostly pleasant. In many cases, the stress you experience is more than the situations demand. Love life, on the other hand, seems to be receiving mostly pleasant energies.

New Moon Predictions for Taurus:

Your mood, your emotional condition and your inner balance receive much stress from this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Your friends, your social circle and your family and close environment can add to this. In most cases, tough, the more you keep a positive mindset, the better the period will be. Also, finances receive some stress, during this period and risky investments are not advisable.

In the same time, though, re-connecting with yourself, as well as self-healing of all kinds receive great support. Healing your friendships and your social life, too, receives some support. Furthermore, awakening, developing and making use of your talents can produce good results. In fact, your overall productivity and creativity are strong.

New Moon Predictions for Gemini:

Finances and your financial affairs might cause you much stress under the influences of this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Orders and purchases of a significant amount, as well as of high-tech equipment should be done until the 30th of the month. Preferably until the 24th. After then, the inauspicious energies are much stronger. Social life can be quite active and productive, but probably less satisfactory than you’d like, and not free of stress, either.

Work and business matters, on the other hand, receive mostly pleasant and supportive energies. Starting a new business, though, is not advisable during this waxing Moon. After the 8th of August things will be easier, so if you can, wait until then. Despite the stress on your finances, your income seems okay. Furthermore, long term correction moves regarding your finances receive support.

New Moon Predictions for Cancer:

Your mood and your emotional condition and health receive much stress from this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Supporting your mood in a daily bases is advisable, and especially so, when the lunar aspects of the day stress it, too. Finances, too, receive some stress. Managing your money wisely can be the key to overcome this challenge. Your income, though, receives more supportive influences than stressful ones.

Work, career and business matters, too, receive mostly beneficial energies. Starting a new business isn’t advisable, while partners and colleagues can annoy you occasionally, but, what you want to achieve, you achieve it. Maybe even easier than you thought, or more than you expected. Love and social life, too, receive mostly pleasant energies.

New Moon Predictions for Leo:

Finances and all kinds of contracts, deals and the like receive some stress, from this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Thinking things thoroughly is highly advisable. Also, whatever has to do with the internet and technology, should be done, if possible, until the 30th of the month. The sooner the better. Work, too, receives some stress, and starting a new business even more so.

Despite the stress, though, successes regarding your work and career are possible and feasible. Decisions for schools, courses and the like you want to attend, also receives the help of the stars. Health, can be somewhat stressful, but it seems mostly strong. Healing is extra strong, too. Social life, might face some occasion stress, but it is pleasant most of the time.

New Moon Predictions for Virgo:

Love and social life receive mostly supportive energies, by this New Moon and this waxing Moon period, but the stressful energies on it during this period are not insignificant. If there are problems in your relationships they might become more intense and more obvious. Nonetheless, it is a good period for healing and overcoming such problems. Work can career matters, too, receive much stress. Try to focus on what you can do and, don’t rely much on others. Furthermore, your mood might need some support more often than not.

Magic and spirituality are quite strong for everyone, but even more so for you. Healing abilities are even stronger. It’s also a good period for learning new things about spirituality and magic. In fact, all kinds of studies receive support.

New Moon Predictions for Libra:

Health, both emotional and physical receive some stress from this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Take good care of yourself. Things are better, though, than they were during the ecliptic period. Furthermore, healing, now, is strong. Recovering from problems you already are dealing with is easier – if you take good care of yourself, of course. Work, too, seems somewhat stressful. Partners and colleagues can be annoying, mistakes can happen and bad your productivity seems less strong than usual. Do the best you can, though, and the results can end up being better than you’d expect, as there is some support on the field, too.

Love and social life receive mostly beneficial energies. Those in a marriage, or a long-standing relationship will experience some difficult moments, but take them as an opportunity to better your relationship.

New Moon Predictions for Scorpio:

Physical health and emotional health receive some stressful energies, today. Travelling, too. Driving needs some extra alertness. The same is true, when you are close to fire, or metal, or when you are engaging with any dangerous activity. Even without those, take good care of your health. Work and business matters, too, seem stressful and you might need more time and effort to achieve things that should be easier.

Work, though, isn’t bad. It’s difficult and challenging, but progress is happening. Those seeking a job also receive some help. This help, though, supports your efforts. It doesn’t substitute them. Love and social life, too, seem mostly pleasant. Relationships with no good foundation can be difficult to handle, but even them, if you handle then wisely, they’ll become better than they are, until the Full Moon.

New Moon Predictions for Sagittarius:

The rulers of the other two zodiacs of fire are in their Houses and in a beneficial cooperation, so things are not that bad for you. In fact, you are probably the only zodiac who might have some strokes of good luck, during this period. Depending on them, though, is not advisable, as we’ve explained. Finances receive some stress, but, in most cases, being careful with your expenses and avoiding unnecessary ones, as well as avoiding risky investments and the like, will probably be enough. Some supportive energies, too, affect your finances. Finding sponsors and the like is possible.

Health seems strong enough. Not perfect, but certainly better than for the most zodiacs. Healing is very strong. Work can be challenging and stressful, but it will be productive and successful. Similarly, love life receives some stressful energies, but it is, overall, pleasant.

New Moon Predictions for Capricorn:

Health needs much care and attention under the influences of this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Make sure you don’t exhaust yourself, and keep an as proper as possible diet and health habits. Surgeries and similar operations should be avoided, if they aren’t necessary, but keep in mind that this is a long-term influence. Otherwise, a second opinion won’t hurt. Productivity and creativity are quite strong. Your social skills, too. This is a good period for meeting new people.

Love life, too, receives mostly pleasant energies. There is some stress on it, especially for those in a long-standing relationship, for those in a very fresh relationship, and for those in a sex-based one. Nonetheless, if you act and react calmingly and wisely to these challenges, things will be pleasant. Home and family can also cause you some stress.

New Moon Predictions for Aquarius:

Work receives some stress from this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Things can easily become more chaotic and more demanding. Furthermore, you seem to be even more stressed about what is happening than you need to be. Also, health receives some stressful energies, although healing seems strong. Love life, especially for those in a long-standing relationship can be a bit more challenging, now, too.

Social life can be occasionally stressful, but it’s mostly pleasant. Meeting new interesting people is possible. Reconnecting with people you’ve lost contact, too, is possible. Accidentally, too. Finances receive both supportive and stressful energies. In most cases, long term finances receive support, while short term ones, receive mostly stressful energies.

New Moon Predictions for Pisces:

Work can become quite stressful and quite demanding, under the influences of this New Moon and this waxing Moon period. Trade, as well as all jobs that depend on communications, or transportations receive this stress more intensively. On the bright side, your income receives beneficial energies. Your expenses and your obligations, though, might stress your finances, so be prudent and prioritise wisely. Productivity and creativity are strong. Your energy levels are quite good, too, but you might overestimate them easily, which can cause you some health problems, so better be safe.

Social and love life receive mostly pleasant energies. Home and family, though, can cause you some stress, occasionally. Also, your mood, although not bad, is sensitive. Nurture it.

Astrology and Magic:

As we’ve seen in the general section, all magic is extra strong under the influences of this New Moon and this waxing Moon period.

That’s all. Have fun and enjoy this New Moon and this waxing Moon period.