July 20th New Moon in Cancer, 2020

This new moon is opposite Saturn, which brings tests and restrictions. Patience and hard work is needed as you struggle against the odds. 


The July new moon in Cancer has a challenging aspect, which is very powerful, and that is due to Saturn being opposite. The new moon aligns with a major fixed star, but the orb is over two degrees, so Saturn is the primary influence here. 


New Moon Opposite Saturn

The Sun opposite Saturn can bring restrictions and hardship. It can be a real struggle to overcome these limiting conditions because as well as putting up barriers to progress, Saturn makes it harder to express yourself. You may deal with low self-esteem, grief, or disgrace. 


Your need for companionship may be at odds with other people's need for distance. Perhaps you want a break from all the responsibility and burdens that have been imposed on you. Distance between you and others can lead to a sense of isolation or rejection. 


Difficult relations with older people, authority figures, and your father is possible now. Other people, in general, may be demanding, impatient, and critical. 


These tests can make you frustrated and miserable, or they can make you determined to succeed. With critical thinking and a serious, thoughtful attitude, you can gain valuable knowledge and learn new skills. Patience, hard work, and persistence can lead to recognition, respect, and achievement. If you still feel frustrated, try setting some personal goals where you do not need the assistance of others. 



New Moon Stars

The closest fixed star by longitude to the new moon is Alpha Canis Minoris, Procyon. It is a massive star, the eighth-brightest star in the sky. This gives Procyon the largest possible orb used in fixed star astrology, from the new moon, it does have some influence. 


The fixed star Procyon has Mercury and Mars's nature, unreliable, great talker, and argumentative. 

It brings violence, malice, and makes natives careless and violent. Procyon has a Mars-Mercury nature; therefore, it makes people jealous, but it also confers will-power and ability to put thoughts and plans into action. There's a tendency to have impudence and hot temper under this star.