As Above, So Below - A Solar and Lunar Eclipse
The month of July brings some serious exposure to the areas of your life that you didn’t realize were holding you back. A new moon/solar eclipse takes place on July 12th and a blood-moon lunar eclipse in Aquarius on July 27th illuminates what cannot be unseen and shouldn’t be ignored. Like a blind bird you may find yourself flying into a wall, not expecting such a thud!
The first half of the month overwhelms us with energy from Cancer – the full embrace of your emotions and a sense of nostalgia lingers in the air this season. The moms of the zodiac are always ready to nurture and defend those closest to them. Known to be the greatest of lovers, a Cancer lures you in with a home-cooked meal, a poem about your eyes, and the softest of touches. Cancers are a great example of a leader who is emotionally intelligent and warm while still remaining firm and in charge. In tarot, Venus in Cancer is ruled by the Two Of Cups – the card of soulmates, due to their keen capability to discern genuine, soul-bonding love.
Relationships with the self and others are the name of the game with this New Moon. Cancer gets a double hitter with a New Moon (a partial solar eclipse) shortly followed by a solar eclipse in its sign. New Moon energy enlightens you to let go of dynamics that no longer work. If a work situation, partner, or life path is unfulfilling but yet you can’t seem to let go, an emotional turn of events will help you let go under this Cancer Sun. This Water sign nourishes that which it loves most and wants a bond to last forever, but its intuitive nature knows only a true partner, passion, or career will parallel this devotion. Releasing these burdens serves as a reminder that rebirth and reinvention is possible at all times, places, and age. Emulate Cancer and ask yourself, what’s good for the soul?
As you accept and release, it’s as if a new realm opens with this Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius. While Uranus ruled, Aquarius energy brings fast-paced, unexpected shifts with a smile. It’s a good idea to stop and look around to how your environment or those in it have changed in just a month’s time. Emotions will run high as Mars is currently retrograde in the sign of Aquarius leaving many overwhelmed and bamboozled into a new reality. As we find ourselves a little frazzled entering new phases, we can’t help but marvel at what comes next!