Horoscope for the week of 7.23 - 7.29 || major total lunar eclipse + mercury retrograde!!!
Greetings angels and starseeds! I hope eclipse season is treating you well. For a lot of us it looks like change on a grand scale. The thing about change is that it can be messy, chaotic and emotionally uncomfortable. There's a reason this super long eclipse on Friday in Aquarius is called the blood moon- these eclipses are all causing so much uprooting and change that it's as if we are picking the scabs off a wound for it to heal in a way that's more authentic, more real. Right now, however, we're in the bleeding phase. The thing I want for everyone reading this to remember is that this eclipse is making some serious karmic and fateful aspects that are tied in closely with our destiny - where we're going. We have to remember through the bloodshed and the tears of painful change that there is something better and for our highest good waiting for us on the other side of it. Mars is retrograde with so many other planets and Mercury is moving into retrograde station and has been in its shadow phase for a few weeks now- this is really important as it unlocks the key to move through this cycle with awareness and grace. The key is to move with the grain, to move with the current, not to challenge it and effort in major ways to go against it. The changes are destined, we can only control what we can control and what we control is how we react and how we feel on the inside. Now more than ever, the importance of slowing down and meditation is great.
Monday, the moon is in Sagittarius which symbolizes our search for meaning and truth. You can find the truth in the world right in front of you which poses as a mirror, in books, in nature or in your own mind. Tuesday, Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces which may make it really easy to project on the world out in front of you rather than going deeper within. How you "win" Tuesday is by keying into your intuition and not letting the world around you, your relationships and the situations you face overpower your desire to understand the truth.
Wednesday is a big day, the precursor to the biggest day of the week (Friday, eclipse day) as the Sun in Leo, symbolizing our ego expression and the part within ourselves that wants to create, express, be seen and heard, makes two aspects- one soft aspect to Chiron in Aries and one hard aspect to Uranus in Taurus as the moon moves into Capricorn. Capricorn when in the sign of the moon especially is prone to depression which stems from serious realism- realism that comes from being exposed to the harsh realities of the world. Reality is subjective and some could argue that people who view the harshness of the world are seeing what they want to see. Nonattachment is the name of the game on Wednesday- Uranus in Taurus is prone to stir up change and so if we can sit in a place of observing rather than a place where we take everything very personally (our default setting with the Chiron aspect) we'll be in good shape for the coming eclipse.
Thursday, Mercury stations retrograde in Leo. Whenever Mercury turns retrograde in this sign, it can cause us to question who we are - question our motives, question our identity, where we're coming from. The objective truth about all of us, even the people we consider to be bad, is that love is all there is. There is love and then there is distortion of love. We are all children of God- not the patriarchal, fire and brimstone God we grew up with, but the Source energy, connectedness, Nirvana, Samadhi- different traditions name it in different ways. This is what we need to keep in mind as Mercury moves through this cycle.
Friday is the big day! The moon moves into Aquarius, gearing up for the big eclipse in the afternoon. The full moon energy is one of mania without an eclipse- an eclipse adds to it tenfold. Then adding to this- the North and South Nodes will be almost exactly conjuncting this full moon lunar eclipse and Mars will be on top of the full moon in Aquarius as the eclipse is happening. I'm not trying to place fear in the hearts of the people reading this- these changes that are happening are not bad, they are divinely inspired and in our highest good in the long run, but when there's a lot of chaotic energy in our heads, hearts and worlds, it can be hard to keep it in perspective as our human lives are unfolding. Staying with your breath and holding that perspective are two of the most important things you can do during this time.
The full moon in Aquarius with Mars and the South Node has to do with releasing toxic masculinity, releasing anger, releasing the need to compartmentalize our lives. The North Node and the Sun in Leo are prompting us to go where our hearts lead us and if there is anything holding us back from expressing ourselves that we release it during this important eclipse season.
Also on Friday, a stabilizing and yet plunging aspect between Venus in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn will be prompting us to stay with the purge, to stay with the deep energy even if it's some of our first instincts to flee or to draw up into the mind (this happens a lot when the South Node is in Aquarius).
Over the weekend, the dust will settle and we will be responding to the changes brought about by this full moon. Allow yourself to relax, release and go with the current during this eclipse and after. The weekend is a time to reflect first and then to respond.
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