As I begin to write this article, in the USA, we are getting ready to celebrate the 4th of July – our Independence Day. With all that’s going on, both on a mundane level and an astrological one, freedom and independence become totally personal things that can only be define by each of us individually.
The pandemic, the protests, the Full Moon occurring on the very next day, the 5th, accompanied by a lunar eclipse (more on this in a moment), all add up to very intense energies that could produce any number of results, depending on where you are.
Let’s not forget that for about another week, we are still dealing with 5 retrograde planets – Mercury in Cancer, Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter in Capricorn, Neptune in Pisces, and Pluto in Capricorn. All bring energies moving toward us that could allow us to clear up karma with each other and ourselves either from past lives or even from this one. This can spell freedom, in its own right, from things that are holding us back in our current journey. The trick is to remain open and aware for the possibilities that could happen and then act on them.
But let’s talk about that Full Moon that will be happening on Sunday, July 5th at 0:44 a.m. EDT. With the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn, there will be a lunar eclipse that will be visible in much of North America, South America, the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, Antarctica, and part of South/West Europe.
When the Moon is in Capricorn, people can become insensitive, unsympathetic, even cruel. Emotionally, these energies can cause pessimism or negativity. It can give a person that “all work and no play” attitude that then can feel like a heavy burden weighing on them.
Having said that, with the eclipse of the Moon, the opportunity exists to “cut the cord” between oneself and these feelings or at least the people, places, and situations causing them. Perhaps allowing us to take a new perspective on our lives and what makes us feel good.
The combination of the Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn can give one a very practical approach to things and even give one the ambition to achieve goals. Combine this with the ability to make quick decisions by seeing a problem and being able to quickly find the resolution and you have a winning combination of energies for success. These are the energies you should focus on once the Moon begins to come out of the eclipse.
So, as the eclipse begins, cut the cord between yourself and whatever makes you feel pessimistic, negative, or burdened. Then, once the Moon begins to come out of the eclipse, focus on being practical, ambitious, and quick to find any problems that are standing in your way and just as quick to resolve them.
Shazam! What a Full Moon!
The other really good piece of news is that Mercury in Cancer will turn from being retrograde on the following Sunday, July 12th, at 4:26 a.m. EDT.
Now that Mercury will be moving forward in Cancer, you may find your intuition is unbeatable. Don’t second guess yourself, follow it! You may just know something and not know how you know it. Go with it!
You may also find you are very sensitive to your surroundings and the people in them. This could be a time when you really need to keep yourself grounded and centered. Putting up energetic shielding around yourself may be a good idea as well.
Mercury is about communication and Cancer is about feelings. When you combine the two, it becomes a time when it’s important for your own well-being to clearly speak about what you are feeling to those who are creating those feelings. Although not always easy, it is necessary for healthy relationships. So speak up and speak out…even if your voice shakes.
By the way, that will leave us with only 4 retrograde planets for about a month.
That’s it for now. Stay safe and enjoy the Summer. I’ll see you in two weeks…