SOLAR ECLIPSE JULY 2018
Cancer New Moon brings us to ourselves, to join, in the dark of the moon with the emotional body.
With watery, Moon-fueled Cancer we bathe in our own emotional essence.
Any meditation during this time can lead us to a connection to where we feel emotionally secure and ways to increase that security. In its polarity to Capricorn, increased connection to inner security in relation to our self-image bolsters our personal authority and backbone.
It can be a time, with the eclipse, hitting the emotional reset button.
With the Mars retrograde the desire to heal historic emotional traumas is strong. Old memories are accessible and ready for acknowledgement and transformation.
We have a grand earth trine at the new Moon.
Uranus in Taurus Trines Saturn in Capricorn trining Venus in Virgo.
The grand Earth trine supports and grounds the inner transformation that can ease the way to increased feelings of security and self worth.
Uranus in Taurus is liberating us from conditioning patterns — from family of origin, society, and patterns that we have brought over from this life and past lives. In a tribe to Saturn, the arbiter of all of that conditioning, we are able to slip the shackles of ideations and constrictions foisted on us by the people and the world around us with greater ease than usual. The trine to Venus in Virgo gives us clarity on what is our value system and what is an imposed value system and which group of values we take on by choice at this time rather than by assimilation or indoctrination.
Jupiter resumed forward motion on July 10th. Our inward expansion may be experienced a bit more in the outer. Jupiter moving forward at 13 Scorpio lends a hand to the grand trine, watering the earth with empowered and transformative new shoots that come from our desire to earth a new found independence, individuation that serves our personality and soul evolution best.
Evolution is fueled by the emotional body. The emotional body is the purview if the Moon.
The Moon is eclipsing the Sun so takes precedence over that boiling ball of fire and how we feel informs how it is that we want to change and grow and feel better and better and more and mor le ourselves — not just a cobbled together Frankenstein of other people’s rules, regulations, beliefs, guidelines and structures.
We feel more ourselves by feeling into who and what we are and want to be. We Earth the things we like by intention, by meditation, by gratitude for the awareness that we are individuating. We expand into the evolved consciousness by saying, “more like this, please.”
We turn our attention, again and again to what does work, to what is a point of ease, to the place where it is safe and happy to grow as big in our consciousness and good feeling as our unified selves would like to grow.
The Sun/Moon conjunction in Cancer opposes retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto supports reframing and restructuring the internal and external conditioning and evolution of our relationship to our inner authority and how we integrate into society and the world as we change and grow and deepen the relationship with self.
Mars is still retrograde though August 27. We will continue to experience a connection to our deeper desires — feeling into those desires and connecting with them mean they are manifesting on the outer. It is helpful to feel the contentment and satisfaction and relaxation of the desires we are gestating, knowing that what we truly connect with and desire is already real and growing toward us.
My echinacea isn’t always apparent above the surface of the soil in my garden. I know it’s there and I love it when I see it. In the winter I love the memory of it and the idea that its flowers will be apparent to me in July. But the echinacea is always there, whether I can see it or not, held and nurtured by the soil.
The same is true with that which we desire. What we nurture and trust is alive and growing, even when we can’t see it yet, above ground. Dream into what you want. Find ways to expand good feelings inside about the self and of that which the self desires.
This is each of our personal and profound journey. The Moon rules the ego body and it is at home in Cancer and it is at home in the dark. The Moon is lit and sometimes it isn’t and it guides us in all of its phases inward to how we feel. How we feel indicates what we want. That desire nature, expressed and experienced by Mars, leads us into circumstances, experiences and processes that will get us toward evolution and greater connection with Source.
Desires cultivated on the inner will find their way to our physical experience as we relax and enjoy the unfolding of the idea of experiences and manifestation of them.
Happy New Cancer Moon and Solar Eclipse.