Hello lovely ones and welcome to July 2017!
With the Sun in watery emotional Cancer for most of July the cosmos will be encouraging each of us to feel all the feels this month.
Feeling (and I mean truly feeling) all the feels can be challenging.
It's great to feel all the feels when everything is peachy perfect but not so much when life is more full of thorns than roses.
But feeling is healing.
And feeling allows us to truly heal.
When we heal and release that which does not serve us we create space to receive what we both desire and deserve.
Truly feeling is therefore one of the most powerful methods of alchemy.
But it takes courage to truly allow ourselves to feel the full spectrum of our emotions and to process them.
In Cancer season we must be wary of either withdrawing into our shells, drowning in our emotions, or scuttling from side to side and never really facing what we need to.
Instead we need to be courageous and trust that by honouring our feelings we can use them as not only as a catalyst for alchemy but also as a guide or map of sorts.
If you haven't already read the New Moon Cancer blog then I suggest you do so as it gives some tips as to how best to deal with low vibrational and/or
'negative' feelings and to understand the desires which often lie beneath these emotions.
Whatever your emotional status is this month (and for many it may well be fantastic!) listen carefully to your feelings as they echo the whisper of your soul so if you honour them you can be guided to the next stage of your journey.
It takes courage to feel, to listen, and to act.
This month we all must be bold and do all of the above in order to benefit from the cosmos.
The key cosmic dates for your diary are below and as usual I will post detailed blogs for the New and Full Moon.
Members can expect detailed weekly posts on all the other planetary transits.
July 2nd: Mars (in Cancer) opposes Pluto (in Capricorn) tense aspect, can lead to conflict and/or constructive change.
July 4th: Mercury (in Cancer) square Uranus (in Aries) intense for communication, can be productive
July 5th: Sun (in Cancer) trines Neptune (in Pisces) dreamy, romantic aspect.
July 5th: Sun (in Cancer) squares Jupiter (in Libra) powerful aspect for relationships
July 7th: Mercury (in Leo) sextiles Venus (in Gemini) positive for creativity and romance
July 8th: Full moon in Capricorn (will write post a blog on this)
July 10th: Sun (in Cancer) opposes Pluto (in Capricorn) intense aspect, watch out for power struggles, can also be powerfully productive
July 14th: Mercury (in Leo) sextiles Jupiter (in Libra) positive for creativity and romance
July 17th: Venus (in Gemini) squares Neptune (in Pisces) powerful aspect for creativity, contracts and romance
July 17th: Mars (in Cancer) squares Uranus (in Aries) powerful aspect, can lead to sudden change, watch for conflict
July 19-20th: Mercury (in Leo) trines Saturn (in Sagittarius) positive, flowing, harmonious aspect for creativity
July 23rd: New Moon in Leo (will post a blog on this)
July 24th: Venus (in Gemini) opposes Saturn (in Sagittarius) intense aspect for love and finances, can have a productive outcome
July 24th: Mercury retrograde shadow begins!
July 26th: Sun (in Leo) conjuncts Mercury (in Leo) powerful aspect for creativity, communication, self expression and romantic discussions
July 30th: Venus (in Gemini) sextiles Uranus (in Aries) positive aspect can lead to productive change
I am wishing you all a wonderful month of courage, clarity and cosmic rewards.
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Hello lovely ones and welcome to July 2017!
Hello lovely ones and happy Monday!
In cosmic news it's almost the end of airy Gemini season and the start of Cancer season.
This Wednesday June 21st is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, with the most light, which officially marks the start of Summer.
The Solstice, or SOULSTICE as I like to call it, is a wonderful time for us to connect to the energetic light available and infuse that into our lives.
I suggest a simple ritual to connect to the energies of the Soulstice.
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Hello lovely ones and happy July 1st! What an intense, emotional whirlwind the last few weeks have been, both on the global stage and for so many on a personal level.
I have debated long and hard about whether I wanted to write in depth about recent political matters and have decided not to at this juncture...
Instead, I feel it is important to focus on each of us and how we can work with the energies at play this month for our highest good and ultimately the greater good of all. So moving on to this month of July...
Let's start with the good news which is that Mars has finally stationed direct! The fiery red planet stopped his retrograde dance at 23 degrees of Scorpio and will now move forward in Scorpio and then back into Sagittarius. Even though the retrograde period is officially over Mars is still in his shadow retrograde retracing his steps.
By August 23rd he will be back a 9 degrees of Sagittarius - which is the position his retrograde started in - and we can expect matters that have been sluggish since April (likely to be in the Scorpio and Sagittarius ruled parts of our charts) to pick up pace now and by the end of August to be in full flow once again.
I have to say I am not a fan of Mars retrograde periods and am very glad that they only occur every couple of years.
As my ruling elements are fire and earth I actually embrace working hard, being practical and reaping the rewards of my efforts.
I dislike the lackluster energetic shift and actually find that there is more conflict in the world when people are more passive aggressive rather than direct with their anger issues which ultimately leads them to explode! Eeek!
For each of you as Mars picks up pace you will hopefully start to feel the energetic shift in the part of your chart that is ruled by Sagittarius and Scorpio. As many of you know I enjoy working with exact degrees so if you can check out your chart online and see what has 9 degrees of Sag - 23 degrees of Scorpio to see where mighty Mars will be back in full flow.
Also you can read my Instagram post which has a sign by sign guide to the impact of Mars going direct which also takes into account your solar chart (namely the chart which applies to each of the zodiac sun signs which each have their own solar chart as well as their unique natal chart).
Back to this month and the title of this blog post.
With the sun in watery, emotional Cancer for the majority of the month and indeed a beautiful new moon on July 4th in Cancer making a lovely aspect to dreamy, romantic Neptune in equally dreamy Pisces, this month has a much softer, more feminine, emotional energy.
It's a welcome break from Gemini season which had a more frenetic left brained, jittery feel to it.
Now many planets will cluster together in the Cancer part of the zodiac making for a much more right brained and heart centered time.
In perfect divine timing too because post certain political events, (alright, I will name the elephant in the room - post Brexit!) and with the US election creeping up, there has been so much debate with point scoring, arguing and debating and even friends falling out over their differing political opinions.
The thing is that Cancer season has returned with a timely reminder that ultimately we (largely) all want the same things. For us and our loved ones to be safe, happy, healthy, loved and thriving.
Of course there are some people none of us can ever find common ground with and/or who are just spoiling for a fight/like to troll and I think these people are best avoided and/or blocked - both online, and in real life.
But as for the rest of us, sometimes we just need to learn to respectfully agree to disagree and to stop trying to intellectually point score and 'win' our debates and instead to focus on what unites us rather than what separates us.
Cancer in the natural zodiac is the ruler of the 4th house of the home, family, our roots and our childhood - the private, domestic us. The deepest part of our soul's roots can be found by exploring the planets on the 4th house in our natal charts. Cancer goes deep.
It's a time for us all to delve into our hearts and love, to look around us and embrace those we consider our family - our blood relatives and our 'framily'. It's a time to get in touch with our emotions and embrace them fully (being mindful of the Cancerian shadow which is to get swept up in emotions and sometimes drown in them).
This is the time to allow ourselves to feel all that is coming up for us and not label it 'bad' or attempt to distance ourselves from 'negative' emotions in an attempt to be more spiritual or 'good'.
Feeling is healing and all of our emotions have an important role and necessary place in our lives and it is important that we allow ourselves to feel what comes up, to honor all of our feelings, ultimately to connect more deeply with our heart.
When we think of our home, family and our loved ones (all Cancer zodiac themes) we can all feel very sentimental, protective and fiercely loving.
If each person could work with their feelings and process them to connect to their heart center and the ultimate realization that the world (including all cultures, races, religions) is our family and home, well - then world peace will no longer be a pie in the sky idea.
One day it will happen, of that I am sure.
New moon in Cancer: 4th July
Annual Sun/Pluto opposition: 7th July
Full moon in Capricorn Tuesday 19th July
Sun moves into fiery Leo 22nd July
Uranus goes retrograde 29th July
Sending you all extra love and cosmic juju for a wonderful July