Cancer New Moon of Breaking Into Courage with Yellow Unicorn Entoloma
Happy Cancer New Moon! The spores we shed 2 weeks ago have informed our place right now. How have you (or haven't you) been taking responsibility for loving mushrooms? This Cancer New Moon on Monday, July 17th, 2023 of Cancer season is wet and soft, swampy and colorful. And, to touch base with the current status of the faster moving planetary transits: Sun is in Cancer, Mercury in Leo, Venus in Leo about to station retrograde in 28° Leo on July 22, Mars in Virgo, Jupiter in Taurus.
New Moons are slow, inward, dark phases of potential in the cycle of our embodied living. This one might be extra dark and dusty as it opposes Pluto in old Capricorn, at 29° and retrograde. This new moon is at home in Cancer, and is resourced to be as lunar as possible in its domicile. In Cancer, the crab, this is an invitation to honor our deepest, most intimate feelings, recognize the sense of safety in our home life, allow ourselves to accept help and support from others, and start projects that feed our home, family, stability, body, or personal well being. In our personal relationships, how can you take accountability for habitual responses? Now is a time to clear the slate. Where do you come from? What have you been given? What makes you feel safe and nurtured? How do you protect yourself from the unknown? Meditate here. Listen, accept, receive, and clear.
The fungus among us during this quality of time is the Yellow Unicorn Entoloma or Unicorn pinkgill; aka Inocephalus murrayi. A saprotroph, this fungus derives its nutrients by breaking down organic matter. The mushroom bodies can be found in wet woods and swamps, these ones growing on litterfall and moss in a swampy site of mixed hardwood and conifer forest. This mushroom can be found in Eastern North America, montane elevations of the tropics, and Central and South America and Southeast Asia.