Greetings starseeds and loved ones! I hope that you are having a wonderful day so far - the energies at play in the cosmos are especially intense and certainly bringing up a lot for a lot of people. Change tends to do this for folks - these cosmos are supportive of letting go and working upstream will be especially challenging this week.
Last week was crazy! I didn't write about it because I had a migraine on the day that Chiron stationed retrograde in Aries - Aries rules over the head and Chiron points to a wound. Sometimes astrology really is that formulaic!
Chiron stationing retrograde in Aries is a good opportunity to review our wounding that prevents us from being our true self. The Leo King, David Palmer referred to Chiron in Aries as an ego death and sure, the movements of Chiron are wounding initially but healing eventually. Everything that comes out into your awareness, into the light, gets brought up to be healed. What gets in the way of being your truest self?
Venus in Cancer made a square aspect to Chiron in Aries last week as well - there's certainly been some neediness in relationships this week as we go through all of this internal shifting and changing. Venus in Cancer can bring out a clingy quality in relationships - learning how to self-soothe can be especially imperative with the energy of last week and this week.
Changes started to come from out of nowhere and the stagnant energy started to break up and move as Mars in Leo and Uranus and Taurus were at an impasse. It's likely that we've all had more than enough hints from the Universe/Spirit/God that something in our lives needed to give a little bit or shift and change in some major way - we can have "it all" or whatever that looks like for us but we have to be willing to give up some of the attachments and pride that keep us stuck where we are.
The Sun in Cancer (#cancerseasonproblems) faced quite a difficult week last week, bumping up against Saturn, the South Node and Pluto in Capricorn - last week was certainly at bare minimum a realization of our own personal limits, realizing where we may need to ask for help or include the support of others in our lives to fill in where we struggle- as well as to crack us open just a little. The Sun-Pluto opposition came with some heavy energy because in a way we are grieving the loss of certain things that haven't panned out since the start of the year - perfectly valid and reasonable and worthy of taking a day to feel and chill and be with whatever you're feeling.
Today (Monday, 7.15) the moon moves into Capricorn for the partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn on Tuesday!! This is a huge day for releasing and letting go, accepting the change that is happening and letting go of old ideas of worldly success, power and control. The more we try to control what is happening, the harder time we will have and the more we really give ourselves to what is happening (use your discernment on this please - if you're in a situation where you're unsafe mentally emotionally or physically it's a good idea not to wait for the cosmos to remedy that for you) and the more we allow, relax into and surrender the better we will feel. Acceptance, allowance, surrender are the things that are weighing heavy on your heart. This is a really helpful time to have a spiritual practice and a physical practice to tether yourselves to. Don't worry too much about where everything is headed - it's meant to be unclear and challenging sometimes because we won't be able to appreciate the blessings that are on the other side of these transformations we go through.
Here is the Sabian symbol for the full moon eclipse on 24 degrees Capricorn - you may find this interpretation to be velvety and poetic and helpful to what you're experiencing in your life.
Stalactites and stalagmites almost grown together. Super tight fit. Custom designed by destiny, tailor-made. The individualist carving out unique karmic arrangements to bear you across a difficult passage. A journey undertaken under peril, a secret assignment, withheld even from your conscious self. Cloak and dagger. The thoroughly veiled soul, the enigma of destiny. The secret instructions are writ upon your innermost being and you know them implicitly. Silent, circumspect, withheld. Superdisciplined, guarded and private, sworn to secrecy. And inside of all this, secret brotherhoods and cosmic streams send their emissaries to take up incredible tasks and think nothing of it."
- Inside Degrees by Ellias Lonsdale
Also on Tuesday, Venus will be opposing Saturn - this can be looked at by some as a tense and challenging aspect contributing to the full moon lunar eclipse which is very much going to be felt physically as intense - I feel that with this we have a choice. Venus in Cancer is love incarnate - it runs towards and shows its vulnerabilities knowing they will be perceived as strength - the same is true in the energy right now if we include others in our process (some signs excluded from this - namely Sagittarius & Leo risings who can benefit from keeping certain sweetness for themselves right now) we can really benefit from being seen and held where we are during this intense time.
Love really is the answer on Wednesday as the moon moves into Aquarius and we can see a little bit clearer out of the eclipse fog and gain a different perspective - we'll certainly feel a little lighter emotionally on Wednesday for sure. Not only that, but Venus will conjunct the North Node in Cancer which means that love is what we most need right now. If you see someone having a hard time, extend your hand. If you see a puppy that needs water, give it water. If you notice that you're having a hard time, reach out to something spiritual or someone in your support circle. This is an important time to rely on those healthy crutches to understand how supported we truly are. This aspect will cause ease and peace in some family of origin relationships, depending on your personal birth information.
Thursday, Venus in Cancer will be positively aspecting Neptune in Pisces - if there's a particular relationship in your life that has been challenging or if there is something in particular that needs healing, Thursday is the day to do it because this opens up a soft, rosy pink, gentle portal for us to work things out in a really easy, natural way. Things tend to flow with Venus and Venus loves to be in Cancer - and could certainly use some healing and rejuvenation before it faces up with Pluto on Sunday for some more constructs to be broken down (yay! hehe)
On Friday, Mercury retrograde enters Cancer which takes the emphasis out of the "what does my heart long for?" question of Leo and more into the "what do I need to communicate that has been on my heart?" it may be especially challenging over the next few days to communicate your emotions - sometimes there aren't any words for what needs to be simply felt. It's good to include others in your process and to evaluate the relationships that you can't let in on a deeper level - the relationships that perhaps aren't reciprocal.
Saturday, the moon moves into the sign of Pisces which will open up the possibility of a very healing, relaxed weekend which will be beneficial to key into - the ability to empathize, to see the beauty, to feel connected to everything - this will be helpful for us as Venus forms an opposition to Pluto on Sunday which may feel heavy, may bring things up to the surface that need healing - remembering love is the answer, we can go into this weekend prepared. Self-love is the ultimate love.
Capricorn: Congratulations! You may be going through a transformative time right now and that's okay - you're being formed right now for something awesome, asking to shed every last piece and part of yourself that is not in alignment with where you're headed. Where you may be inclined to run away from intimacy and openness during this time, it's suggested by the Cosmos that you run towards rather than running away from. Be mindful of your tendency to "just take care of things" in your relationships to avoid real intimacy - it's a thing that it's easy for those of us with Capricorn in the first house can fall into - you're the main person that needs to include others in your process this week.
Aquarius: This is a time of letting go of deeply held beliefs and the fears you didn't even realize you had. The more that you surrender and also maintain presence in your physical body, the better. You're the main sign that would benefit from tethering yourself to your physical practice during this time as your faith could be tested on some level lately- connect yourself to the earth you stand on for some much needed relief.
Pisces: This eclipse week for you is all about releasing the hangers-on - the fairweather friends that don't deserve your attention anymore, perhaps even some of your global empathy - there is a lot of stuff going on all over the world and Pisces has a heart for the suffering of the world more than most - but overextending yourself to the cause will cause you to burn out this week as you're being encouraged to find a space for your own joy and your own creative energy. There's not going to be a Pisces to serve the folks who need serving if they don't take the time to refill.
Aries: There may be certain ambitions that you've had for a really long time that aren't really making sense for you any longer. This energy is suitable to re-evaluate your priorities and everything is pushing you towards cultivating a more comfortable home life- a welcome respite away from some of those demanding challenges you may be facing in your career right now. A transformation is afoot and you will certainly understand the meaning of hard work, discipline while also holding space for yourself to rest at this time in your abyss away.
Taurus: this eclipse cycle and all of the planetary energies for the week are really highlighting the blind spots and holes in your belief system that may holding you in a place from where you've already evolved- think deeply engrained, societal and long-time family beliefs. They may naturally be slanted in a little bit of a cynical or pessimistic direction and I feel that this is the time for all of those constructs to come down - this is really paving the way and encouraging radical expression - a catharsis. Writing is really going to benefit you this week.
Gemini: the energies this week are going to be encouraging you to purge deeply and dive beneath the surface to do some major clearing and releasing of held tension in the body. Holding patterns of trauma and tension should be released - get ahead of this by scheduling some good body work for yourself and try to relax and stay present despite some stuff that comes up. Be gentle with yourself and rest, drawing into the physical body for your support.
Cancer: You are being asked by the cosmos this week to abandon being overly concerned with your outside relationships, taking note of what is going on in your romantic relationships specifically but any other important partnership in our life- evaluate the meaning and the balance of these relationships and notice if anyone is draining you dry - this is a good time to focus on restoring your own energy and being responsible for your own container as destiny is certainly having its way with you right about now.
Leo: Your every day life is a pressure cooker right now - and that stress that you're experiencing could be manifesting itself as physical. Certain things that you're doing are not serving you and you don't have to do it all - delegate and leave out what you can this week and make time to spend time with yourself - in meditation - in your intuitive space away from the world that is your refuge. This is an appropriate time to be alone - to feel into your inward space and to trust that the Universe has a plan for your daily life and some of these snaffoos, hassles and hurdles will work themselves out.
Virgo: you may be really coming up against your challenges in having fun lately - longing to feel able to express your own joy. The truth is, this is a time of humble service for you, which Virgo finds so much joy in. See where you can let people in - if there are any community events or circles that you can put yourself in. Expand your tribe and let people see you out there!
Libra: The transformation for you this week relates to your work/life balance - you may be experiencing a lot of tumult or challenge in your home environment, potentially experiencing some uprooting of literal home or emotions coming up for you to heal. The insight here is that these changes aren't just for you but they're for the people you work with and serve - meaning if you have your own business or you're a helper of any kind, you can use what you're going through as fuel and content to continue to rise and make the world a better place.
Scorpio: You're learning more than any sign not to believe the saboteur that exists in your mind. Our minds can sweep us off our path if we allow the thoughts that fill us with doubt to take the lead. Find some sense of spiritual faith this week if that is possible to you, by creating your own practice that allows you to get in touch with the Divine, with the optimism, hope and goodness that can spill out from that omnipotent fountain. You're learning how to discipline your mind when it is challenging to do so.
Sagittarius: Sagittarius is learning to share more! By opening up your insides and depth to those in your life, by going into the unknown and leaving behind the rigid boundaries around finances and your material possessions as you open your soul up to yourself, to another person, to the world. You're learning to let go of attachments, particularly material - get ahead of this by putting together a donation box for yourself and those you live with. Holding on and letting go is an important thing to tow this week - of course, you want to be practical and keep certain things for yourself, but you're being pulled toward letting go in a deeper fashion with yourself and those in your life - one that money can't buy.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!