New Moon 4 July 2016 Social Anxiety

New Moon July 2016 AstrologyThe new moon on Monday 4 July 2016 is at 13 degrees Cancer. The new moon July 2016 astrology is dominated by the major planetary aspect of 2016 with aspects to Saturn square Neptune. This means the fear, paranoia and intolerance will continue for at least another four weeks.

However, a positive aspect pattern linking new moon July 2016 to Saturn and Neptune gives you the tools to resolve a major problem area in your life associated with anxiety, guilt and fear. Feelings of inadequacy or weakness can be overcome during this moon phase of learning and growth.

New Moon Meaning

A new moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of a new 28 day cycle. Sun conjunct Moon means all possibilities are on the table. You can rightly put yourself in the forefront of new plans for the future. Old habits, behaviors and beliefs can be questioned as you search for new and inventive ways to make progress. This is the ideal time to make a fresh start and start writing down a to-do list.

However, the impulsive and enthusiastic nature of a new moon means that not all new projects will succeed. The influence of a new moon lasts for four weeks up to the next new moon, in this case, until the new moon on 2 August 2016.  The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of a new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the moon lasts from July 4 to the July 19 full moon.

New Moon July 2016 Astrology

The July 4 New Moon at 12°53′ Cancer forms two strong aspects to Saturn and Neptune, the major planetary influence this year. You can see its association with fear and paranoia in politics at the moment, as well as religious extremism in the Middle East. At the personal level it represents a problem area in your life related to foreboding, grief or disappointment.

The new moon July 2016 astrology chart below shows how this moon phase links up with the Saturn Neptune square in a favorable way to help you resolve this problem which is causing so much worry and concern. Phobias are common with this aspect which can include depression, social anxiety and eating disorders. The triangle aspect pattern shown below allows you get over any feelings of inadequacy while learning how to transcend guilt and fear.

New Moon July 2016 Astrology

New Moon July 2016 Astrology

New Moon July 2016 Aspect Pattern

The dominant triangle aspect pattern is one of the Huber’s [1] learning triangles that include a red, blue and green aspect. It represents growth problems that affect the whole personality, influencing all areas of life. The growth and transformation process is slower but more profound than with smaller learning triangles.

The red square aspect shows a regular and drastic experience of conflict due to feelings of inadequacy because of a certain problem.

The green quincunx aspect is the next step where the problem is initially dealt with. Searching for a solution can lead to change in self-image.

The blue trine aspect is the desired state of harmony that comes from creative problem solving. Ego transformation results in a more dominant and influential personality.

The rotation direction of the above crisis mechanism: conflict — striving for solution — harmonization, is clockwise, or backward through the zodiac. This retrograde direction means that many experiences are required to achieve the necessary leaning and development.

Saturn square Neptune is the conflict or drama caused by leaving a certain problem to fester. It could be a separation, setback or some disappointment which is made worse by guilt, worry, depression or paranoia. Psychological fears may be so strong that they become debilitating, making it even more difficult to fix the problem. Patience and focusing on the basics is required. You should take a more practical and defensive approach to life and not be too optimistic.

Sun quincunx Saturn involves searching for a solution and transforming your image. This may involve testing the limits between your own needs versus your duties. Gaining self-respect and the respect of others though achievement in your career is a good way forward. However, there may be times when self-reliant and reserve gives way to reckless disregard. While the use of a crutch will help during periods of sadness and loneliness, addiction can make it more difficult to regain the inner confidence required to advance.

Sun trine Neptune brings a spiritual state of harmony through creative self-expression. You may realize that achieving your goals and dreams is of prime importance before you can be of help to others. Strong faith and morals means you need not sacrifice your owns needs or level of comfort. Your path to success can be helped by a strong self belief even psychic impressions, which would be more accurate now.

Moon trine Neptune sensitizes your emotions, imagination and creativity. You may dream up or fantasize about an ideal partner but are just as likely to meet someone special now. Relationships formed under this influence would have a soul mate feel to them. Your intuition should be especially strong now so you should pay extra attention to any psychic impressions. Friends may come to you for comforting or a shoulder to cry on.

Mercury trine Neptune is the perfect aspect for creative problem solving. Added to the trine aspects above, you will be extremely sensitive to all vibrational energy which includes what others feel and think. If not psychic then you can at lest rely on a very strong intuition to guide you in choosing the right path forward. You should be able to clearly visualize all the possibilities you discovered during the searching phase of the quincunx.

This is not the end of the learning cycle or transformation. Sun, Moon and Mercury at the green-blue corner of the triangle, where the solution to the problems is found, is very beneficial. As an added bonus there is also a special fixed star here to increase your odds of success.

New Moon July 2016 Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Moon puts the focus on the most personal areas of life, the home, feeling, emotions and close relationships, especially with women. The power of the Sun brings these deeper areas of life to the surface so that any problems that have been simmering in these areas can be resolved in a positive way. Emotional balance and a level-headed approach assist in recognizing and processing whatever fears and guilt have materialized due to the Saturn Neptune square.

Sun conjunct Mercury enhances your mental skills and provides a more rational, fact based assessment of any problems. Communication is another strong point which can be used in sharing ideas and seeking feedback. Your mind is on the ball which favors lots of interactions, clearing paperwork and bills, receiving and sending letters and emails, and short trips around town. This is an ideal time to make plans and initiate business deals, bargain, and buy and sell.

Moon conjunct Mercury adds more of an intuitive approach to the problem solving. You can more easily make close emotional attachments to other people, or enjoy reminiscing about the past with family members. This is a great opportunity to get things off your chest, especially relationship issues. Conversation with women and family members in particular will be emotionally nourishing.

Together, this combination of Sun, Moon and Mercury allows for a more holistic approach to dealing with any Saturn/Neptune crisis. Your new start represented by the new moon June 2016 should be well-informed and inclusive of loved ones. This is a great opportunity to leave behind your fears and guilt and other karmic baggage.

Fixed star Sirius at 14°18′ Cancer is well within orb of the 12°53′ Cancer New Moon. This brightest of stars has a planetary nature of Jupiter-Mars which is a sign of success. It gives honor, renown, wealth and devotion. Sirius makes you want to look after things. It has a reputation for making custodians, curators and guardians. The combination of Sun and Moon with Sirius is a good omen for success in business, good friendship and domestic harmony.

If New Moon July 2016 directly impacts your horoscope decan you can read about its effect in your monthly horoscope. For more detail about how it affects your natal chart see Sun Transits.

Previous Moon Phase: Full Moon June 2016
Next Moon Phase: Full Moon July 2016

New Moon July 2016 Times and Dates

Los Angeles
New York
4 July – 4:01 am
4 July – 7:01 am
4 July – 12:01 pm
4 July – 4:31 pm
4 July – 9:01 pm


1. Aspect Pattern Astrology, Bruno and Louise Huber, 2005, p.202.

74 thoughts on “New Moon 4 July 2016 Social Anxiety

  1. Hi Jamie – what are your thoughts on the fact that this new moon landed smack dab onto my natal north node in 6th house? My natal Uranus is at 4 degrees Sagitarius, almost conjunct my MC. Some progress in job hunting/possibilities maybe?

    I found a place on the internet where the author called it equivalent to a Solar eclipse – is that true?
    Otherwise this day felt really potent. I was at my therepist, and holy banana she/we/I made some progress concerning a problem from the past. She broke my wall around it down and made the wrongly healed “leg” break again so that I could start to heal properly… But ouch, that hurt lady!

    I hope something improves this July – either regarding health or job possibilities at least. I have had back aches since September 2015, and a lot of them are caused by an overload of psychological trauma. I do hope this will turn the tides for the better (even if my back hurts like the devil…)

    • Oups, forgot to mention that this new moon was at the same degree as my natal uranus on the MC… My bad! 😉

      • That makes more sense now. Have you had many changes in your career or has Uranus manifested as the type of career like computers or technology?

        • First of all, I’m in the field of online marketing – web, SEO, PPC – stuff like that. And I’ve been lounging in the it business for some time now. Seems to fit me pretty good, huh? Constant change is kinda my thing apparently…
          But the past couple of years have been very challenging regarding jobs, since Uranus is transitting my 2nd house as well. Income has been a bit unstable (typical Uranus)

          I’ve had a lot of DIFFERENT positions for sure…;-)

          Regarding the solar eclipse in March, my sun, mercury, venus and jupiter stellium is placed at approx 20 degrees Scorpio, so I think this would have an effect yes. What it means I’m not quite sure though. But dealing with karmic garbage, manifesting in my body, sounds like a surefire way this solar eclipse could manifest. I’ve been avoiding and postponing dealing with pain from the past, and I guess yeah – this could easily manifest as back aches, since the back is what “holding us up” – and when there’s too much heavy weight (also emotionally), we can’t hold up ourselves somehow… Makes sense, eh?

          • Oh my goodness, that interpretation of the March Solar Eclipse is so spot on it should be illegal. Every single thing has been up this spring/summer… and will then probably continue. There was a solar eclipse last year in September if I remember, which should start something positive – but all I got was back aches (hehe).

            So, I def. need to clear out the space where the emotional wound is placed. … yeah. Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I’m doing the work at least 🙂

            • The last two solar eclipse were opposite each other so linked, though could be seen =as having opposite effects. The Sep 2015 conjunct my Jupiter saw me put on much weight. The Mar 2016 solar eclipse opposite my Jupiter has seen me dealing with the health consequences of being a lard arse.

          • You will definitely be feeling that eclipse sextile your stellium. It explains why you are so conscious of the process too.

            • thanks for taking the time to reply to my questions Jamie. Truly appreciated! I think I am on a good spot and on my way to resolve these issues. I have post-poned this process soooo long, but no more. Now I’m just impatient to get going and get to work, although we both know that the psyche has a life of its own. When you want it to do something – it budges… But that’s why they’re called “therapists” – they make sure the mind and body work together I guess 🙂

    • Not sure why this new moon would be like a solar eclipse.

      Your story sounds a lot like mine which has a lot to do with the March 2016 solar eclipse: Freedom from pain allows for a spiritual transformation, the evolution of your soul. After solving one problem almost immediately another part of my body starts laying up. As the September 1 solar eclipse get nearer, our remaining karmic pain issues will come to the surface to be healed. Check back and see if the March eclipse affected your chart.

  2. Arrogance is always the cover for a fea4 driven ego, the can do wanna be know it all, look at me Im good, poweful, rich ets who fears being revealed as the opposite, becomes greedy due to fear of scarcity, vain due to fearing not being good enough, war due to fear by treating life as a competition of the previous two, fear of disease because one is not trusting oneself because of being a false representation and avoids the tough love truths to change, fear of death and the unknown due refusal to change and work with change thus always needing to be looking back over what has already been lived thus basing choices on tte past and only recreating it over and over within the same conscious box. Lived backwards? Read it so, its all in the tiny details and the mystical always works through puzzles, anagrams and riddles, however one is mot able to truly move on until grief is complete and true love flows with the joy it brings in gratitude for the learning curve, regardless of whetyervwe think that is good ejough, because any emotions will always magnestise that which is like it, past present future, and you feel it again now, thus is is that again now, not good to deny and remain stuck, is good to feel it, see it and clean/heal it fully through its physical healing expression withiut hurting others that it washes clean the physical affects also. The mother nature, very different from the father nature, indeed, strangely enough, opposite in many ways 🙂 there is good reason for the mother nature and the emotional pool and it comes first not as better than or the winner, first in the natural process of materialisation, anything universally and that is only a tiny bit of it. 0 Cancer Sun 9th house, sextile Nth Node, penultimate degree of Leo 10th, both quincunx Saturn at penultimate degree of Capricorn 3rd…it aint easy being truly green 🙂 Pluto in Virgo 10th sextile Mercury in Cancer 9th, both quincunx Jupiter conjunct IC in Aquarius, ancient wisdom being pit against the modern and that which has been trained to fear, like the proverbial baby thrown out with the bath water, especially if not written down thus thought lost…until you heal and hear the unknown world, again and realise it is only oneself and ones own power we fear, which is in some ways a good thing, because itvreally isn5 safe ti be weilding that power for personal gain in any way, karma becomes a bitch when that happens…nothing to do but be a do, ones quest.

  3. Hi Jamie, I had a terrible New Moon. I’m a Pisces Decan 2 and I put up walls. What happened because I was walking on air for three weeks prior. Anything I can look forward to that suggests a reset? Paul

    • Sorry Paul. Saturn square Neptune is really affecting you more than most this year. And, unfortunately, coming up to six months from your birthday is often a tough time of year with Mercury, Venus and the Sun opposite your decan ahead. Draw on Pluto sextile your decan for inner power.

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