For the week of July 13th thru the 20th, be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:
At this time of year, Aries is reassessing home, family, community, those things that support and sustain you. This is where you establish yourself in order to be able to operate in the world. It is also a time to reevaluate where you have come from, and what has brought you to the place where you are now. It can be a time to reaffirm and appreciate the significant patterns and events that have led you to this place. This work could feel more necessary than ever, as it feels sort of treacherous out there right now, and there’s no telling what sort of extraordinary tactics might need to be employed. It’s a matter of survival, and we’re all going to need to be ready. However, the best way for Aries to be prepared for the inevitable (whatever that may be), is by gathering the tribe: whether that be family, community, whatever that support system may be, and strengthening those elements of your life.
The best advice for Taurus this week, is to focus on those things that bring you peace, healing and joy. If you need more nature, and to feel the earth beneath your feet, indulge that whim. If you are needing to nurture and care for loved ones in your care (furry, child-like or otherwise), then do so. Doing this important self-care right now will help to refortify you for the weeks ahead. This New Moon is focusing on learning something new and enlightening. You may find yourself obsessed with a particular subject and wanting to learn more about it. Go with that curiosity, and allow yourself to become informed, but not so much that you feel overwhelmed. The way you view the world is changing, and being informed can help you to navigate your position and place in the world. However, there can be such a thing as too much information. Gathering with others who share the same interests and concerns can prove to be incredibly supportive right now.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse is primarily about prioritizing those things which are most meaningful to Gemini, and creating greater security in your life. That could include looking for more creative ways to earn new sources of income, or to protect those things that you cherish the most. It can also be about pondering how you can make yourself more skillful, or marketable in the world, so that you ask yourself, how can I make myself more secure in a world that appears to be a little foreboding? And the way to do that is by nurturing and tending to your priorities, and recognizing those things where you want to invest all your valuable resources, time and energy. Doing so will allow you to face even the most foreboding of challenges.
Self-care is in the cross hairs of the Solar Eclipse this week. Particularly in reference to how you have been doing relationships lately. One thing that could become evident are the ways in which your buttons have been pushed. Betrayals, fears, jealousy, hurts and wrongs, are all layered upon layers of old fears, betrayals and wrongs, so that it is difficult to determine (or even avoid!) all those emotions coming to the surface. Whether these are prompted through some sort of interaction, or some sort of event, the key here is about gaining insight into your own feelings and needs. It is not an either or thing. It is not about absolutes. Recognize that nothing is ever really simple when the planet Pluto is involved, as it is with this Eclipse. But there is something to be said for being able to trust someone enough to be able to bare your soul to them; and that it’s okay to want deep heartfelt connections and commitments. That’s okay. Those Cancer birthdays most affected by this eclipse are those born between July 10th and the 16th, or have 17-23º of Cancer Rising, although all Cancer’s are bound to feel this one to some extent.
There is a certain finality where Pluto is concerned. And this Solar Eclipse is shining a strong light on Pluto right now. These can impact a health issue (either your own or others), or through your work. It could also impact through your daily routines and activities. But in whichever way this eclipse is shining on these areas of your life, it is making you aware of situations that can no longer be ignored. This is especially true if you’ve been wanting or needing to make any changes. Is there a situation that has become so oppressive or overwhelming that you can no longer deny it? What are the impacts on your physical and emotional well-being? What needs to end in order for you to make a new and transformative beginning but which will also impact your health and well-being in a positive way? What are the things that are standing in the way of your emotional and psychological well being? Letting go of the past, will allow you to look forward to the future.
You may ask, what does it mean to find peace? What does it mean for you to find happiness and joy? Sometimes it means being willing to do things differently than you have in the past, perhaps create new habits, and set new traditions. In this world that is constantly changing, you might want to ask where and what and who is worth your devotion? The Solar Eclipse is shining a light on those things that you are most passionate about, and dares to bring you unquestionable joy. Knowing this, and being honest about this can literally transform your life. However, it is also important to realize those sorts of people and things that although tremendously compelling, will only be your undoing. Know the difference. One will feed your soul, the other will leave you filled with regret. Choose the path that feeds your soul. This is your annual wishing Moon, which offers you a window to seed wishes and intentions with the hope that they will find fertile ground in which to grow.
Giving should come from the heart, and should be unconditional. The sorts of rewards you need right now can not be valued on the material plane. Therefore you might want to ask yourself what would be worth you sacrificing your personal needs for? What is just that important? Could it be family, a loved one, or even an ideal? Being clear about what your true priorities are, will be the lodestar that will guide you over the months ahead. In the light of the Eclipse it may have already become quite evident where you are feeling overly pressured: what needs to be remedied, and where do you need to make adjustments. Acknowledging the causes, decisions, and events that have led to this place is one thing. Doing something about these oppressive conditions is quite another. Recognize that only you have the power to transform your life, taking the reins of your own destiny in the process. This is a good week for creating some sort of realistic and achievable plan for the future.
With Jupiter now direct in your sign, you are being asked to expand your life in some extraordinary way: to be a truer, larger version of yourself. Recognize also that those things which you previously perceived to be your weaknesses, are in fact also your strengths. If you can tune into that in you which has the capacity to not only transform your own mind, but your whole perspective, you not only have the ability to improve your own life, but the lives of others as well. A lot depends on what you believe you are capable of. You may think that you can never change, but that is a fallacy. Probably the most important journey you can make these days is into your own mind, and exploring all the potential that is contained there. Even if you just tap into a bit of this potential, it would be extraordinary.
Now that your ruling planet, Jupiter, has stationed direct you are gradually going to see your life and plans move forward again. There are also indications here that in order for you to fully embrace the future, you’re going to have to let some things go. What was once relevant may no longer be so. And it’s time to heal old wounds and move on. The Solar Eclipse is asking you to face the obstacles that are standing in the way of your own sense of security and how you value yourself and what you do. This can include wanting to be seen as a good provider, even despite any major challenges you may be facing. There are also practical considerations to be had. But most of all, is this understanding, that what you value, and the things that are truly important to you, are not just about how much you make, but how well you are appreciated for what you do.
The Solar Eclipse in Cancer is quite powerful for Capricorn, especially those born between January 8th thru the 13th or have 17-23º of Capricorn Rising. It places relationships in the cross hairs, but is also shining a light on the kinds of relationships you have, and how these impact on your ability to have agency over your own life and destiny. Make an intention with this powerful Moon to only attract the people and the support system that are best for you; entering into commitments that are mutually supportive in a healthy way. This not only includes people who are supportive of you, but also the ways in which you can be a positive mentor and role model for others. One thing that could become apparent this week, is that you don’t necessarily have to do things the way you have in the past. Especially if they have not been working for you! There are alternatives. Think of the sorts of precedents that you might like to set this week, that can set your life on a whole new footing.
Health and well being have as much to do with they ways that you take care of yourself physically, as they do with the ways that you nurture yourself emotionally and psychologically. The Eclipse this week is shining a light on the way that these do impact on one another. Perhaps even in a way that can no longer be ignored. If you have been facing a health issue, use the impetus of this Moon to find the best healer and/or healing method that will restore your health to optimum function. And since this Moon also has to do with daily routines and work, you might also want to explore where and how you’ve become stuck, and what you might be able to do about that. If things are feeling terribly oppressive, look for remedies and solutions. But also recognize the difference between those things that you do have control over, and those that you simply do not. Knowing the difference between these two will be half the battle. But also being willing to recognize, either due to changes that have already happened or are about to, that you don’t always have to do things the way you have in the past, and that there are alternative solutions to every problem.
In the wake of this powerful Moon, you might want to ask yourself: what are the ways that you are neglecting your own personal self-expression, yearnings, joys… in order to conform or fit in. Dare to connect with those people and things that bring you joy. The more connected you are with your own inner child, the more agency and control you will have over your own destiny. And if you have been feeling particularly repressed, squelched or oppressed; ask yourself if there is anything you can do about your current situation. It is at least helpful to be aware of the ways that you may feel compromised, noting that integrity, values and honesty are much more valuable than power or recognition. In the mean time, find those people who share the same interests and values that you do, and plan on a date later in the week, after Tuesday. It could be tremendously uplifting, if not celebratory.