With the Lunar Nodes going through these signs, we are being asked to reconsider if our society really supports our lives. So far, we're seeing that it doesn't. How can it, when we put the economy (which really serves the 1%ers more than it serves the rest of us) before the welfare, health and happiness of we the people?
Solar Eclipse on July 2 nd
and the Capricorn Lunar Eclipse on July 16 th
us with these questions. And Mercury's
retrograde from July 7 th
July 31 st
will help us dive deeply into the emotional foundations of life to
help us discover what is really important for our own happiness.
Once we understand what that is, it's our responsibility to see
that we attain it. And along the way, we might help others attain
The Cancer total Solar Eclipse will be visible in eastern Oceania and most of South America. The Sun and Moon at 11* Cancer faces Saturn, South Node and Pluto in Capricorn. Our collective soul needs an upgrade. It's time to plant a seed of emotional intelligence so we can recognize what is life-giving or life-destroying. The eclipse trines Neptune in Pisces, adding the spiritual imagination to the mix. Our spiritual beliefs can power our resourcefulness. Uranus helps us stay awake and aware and rebellious enough to push back against the old ways.
The Sabian symbol for the Sun and Moon at 11* Cancer is: A clown caricatures merrily all kinds of human traits. This ability to see and understand human nature is important. Make fun of yourself and your habits before you make fun of others. But also see through the illusion to the truth. What is just being human and what is cruelty and evil? We need to learn to discern!
The Capricorn partial Lunar Eclipse occurs on July 16 th . It will be visible in most of Asia, the Middle East, Europe and eastern South America. It will involve the usual suspects in Capricorn (Pluto, Saturn, SN) along with the Moon. They will stand opposite Venus, the NN and the Sun in Cancer and both square Pallas in Libra. We have to find new ways to work with each other, ways that are nurturing to all of us. We are all in this together! That makes it our job to do the work of reconciliation. Offer to read the Mueller report at your local library. Let people know the truth of what's going on.
The other aspects occurring during this lunar eclipse is a square between Uranus in Taurus to Mars and Mercury in Leo, opening our minds to alternative sources of energy and technology. And we're still in the energy of Neptune square Jupiter, pushing us to really walk our talk beliefs must lead to action.
The Sabian Symbol for the Sun at 25* Cancer is: Leader of men wrapped in an invisible mantle of power. This symbol indicates that when we are courageous enough to take a stand and lead, our soul's power is there to protect us as well as to attract others with our light. Play to your strengths!
The Sabian Symbol for the Moon as 25* Capricorn is: Little boys frolic on soft rugs in an oriental carpet shop. (Shades of my trip to Istanbul!) This symbol indicates that our imagination must be grounded in reality to do what we need to do. Little boys rock at playing and imagining. They lose it as they grow up though. The magic carpets of Scheherazade's stories bring a spiritual dimension to our 3D reality. Magic can happen. Stop being such grown-ups and start to believe! That will make you the leader we need.
The rest of the summer/winter transits:
1. Mercury goes retrograde from July 7 th July 31 st from 5* Leo to 24* Cancer. As mentioned in earlier newsletters, all of the Mercury retrogrades this year are in the 3 water signs. The first was in Pisces in March, where we had to contemplate our oneness. This one in Cancer asks us what our personal stake is in life. The last Mercury retrograde this year will be in Scorpio, where we'll have to consider how much more we grow when we interact with other people in our lives.
2. Venus moves into Cancer on July 3 rd and into Leo on July 27 th , into Virgo on August 17 th and into Libra just before the Equinox on September 13 th . She's moving quickly now and will disappear behind the Sun from the morning sky from July 8 th September 20 th when she'll appear as the Evening Star.
3. Mars leaves Cancer and enters Leo on July 1 st , enters Virgo on August 17 th , squaring Jupiter in Sagittarius on September 12 th and Neptune on September 13 14, reigniting our passion for being a spiritual warrior.