Your essential guide to the week ahead from Citizen Femme’s resident astrologer, Zana Wilberforce.
July’s new moon in sentimental Cancer is all about nourishing our homes and relationships and setting intentions in these areas. New moons mark beginnings, and the prevailing Cancer energy prompts us to be emotionally present. It’s also a time for making solo plans, whether you’re embarking on a weekend trip to an off-grid cabin in the UK or staying put to potter at whim.
December 22 – January 19
This week’s new moon in Cancer illuminates your partnership zone as you seek new pastures. Your ideal travel companion could make an appearance: someone who’s relaxed about your logistical planning methods – but not too laid-back as to slow you down. For a trial, take them with you to Damien Hirst’s Cherry Blossoms exhibition.
January 20 – February 18
Prepare for a renewed sense of vitality this week when the Cancer new moon makes an appearance on 9 July. Your intuition is razor sharp at this time, as is your need for creative expression. Take moments of quietude and check out the Affordable Art Fair for a roster of emerging and established galleries.
February 19 – March 20
The bulk of Cancer season is in full swing, causing you to seek deeper emotional connections and hone your self-expression. Consider reserving a ticket for Anna X, a story that follows Anna and Ariel as they struggle to keep up with New York’s dazzling social elite.
March 21 – April 19
It’s time for you to decompress during this week’s new moon in caregiving Cancer. A reminder that stepping away from the limelight is only provisional as you reset ahead of Leo season. Honour your feelings and follow your whims, whether you’re mastering a meditation routine or going off-grid for the weekend.
April 20 – May 20
This week is about re-centring your focus on familial matters and domestic affairs. Your home is the centrepiece, though that could relate to more than one definitive location. Whatever your definition of home, your eye for interiors can easily muster up the feel of a European sojourn with this CF guide at the ready.
May 21 – June 20
Financial wellbeing is your theme of the month with the Sun in Cancer until 22 July. As you rethink your relationship with money and savings, Otegha Uwagba’s new book We Need To Talk About Money unpicks the shroud of secrecy surrounding money, blending memoir, and cultural commentary.
June 21 – July 22
This week’s new moon in your sign is a great time for reconnecting with loved ones. Thankfully, your dinner parties are some of the best. Check out this CF guide for some new pieces to upgrade your artfully curated tablescape and dazzle your dinner guests.
July 23 – August 22
Renewal is an important theme this week during a nourishing new moon in sentimental Cancer. If a summer wardrobe refresh is on the agenda, look to Loretta Caponi and KOIBIRD’s collab for a dreamy edit of floaty, ruched silhouettes and playful patterns.
August 23 – September 22
A new moon in intuitive Cancer is the time to surround yourself with loved ones and check in on your closest confidantes. Consider surprising someone special with a reservation at Morito’s new music night in Hackney for an intimate evening of music and food
September 23 – October 22
This week’s new moon in Cancer is an emotionally liberating lunation imbued with a fresh-start energy. Lighting a candle or writing lists helps you to pinpoint and articulate your emotions as you harness this luminary event with prowess.
October 23 – November 21
Spontaneous gestures of gratitude won’t go unnoticed this week during July’s sweet and sentimental new moon. Looking for a transportive gift idea? Try out Diptyque’s Ilio Eau De Toilette, a scent that celebrates the Mediterranean.
November 22 – December 21
You could be finding alternative ways to express your innermost emotions this week during a new moon in emotional Cancer. Paloma Faith’s debut interiors collection could be one way for you to convey your flamboyant side and inner maximalist.