Coming into July… This is a month of new beginnings and opportunities if you use your inner sight to see through the emotional distractions. It is an intense month with a lot of pushing and pulling energy. Be extra gentle with yourself, practice a lot of self-care, and try not to allow your fear to block you from moving towards where your heart is pulling you. There is a New Moon and Solar Eclipse in the moody watery home centered sign of Cancer on July 2 and Mercury retrograde officially begins on Sunday, July 7. The very next day, Chiron, goes retrograde - OUCH! Chiron is the asteroid known as the wounded healer and represents the parts of ourselves that are our most painful challenges. July 16 brings a full moon and partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn. During this eclipse, try not to listen to gossip especially related to the workplace. Mercury retrograde is almost synonymous with miscommunication so rumors are unreliable but secrets or previous unknown information is coming into our awareness.
Get your mind out of your way and let the answers naturally appear; the universe is encouraging it. Now is the time to access solutions and put them into action as soon as Mercury retrograde ends July 31st.
So many Retrogrades!!
Ceres: April 9 (Sagittarius)- July 17 2019 (Sagittarius)
Self-care is the theme: Healing, Detoxing/Releasing, Energizing, Strengthening, Integrating. Utilize this retrograde for establishing an inner dialogue with yourself. Ask daily what do you need to feel your best? What inner and outside support and nourishment is needed for your mental body? Spiritual Body? Physical Body? Emotional Body? This entire cycle highlights the need for our inner nurturer and any work to be done with our self-parenting tools. Re-establish eating for health and wellness – asking your body what it needs for optimal function. It will tell you what is not serving it through inflammation, digestion issues, weight fluctuations etc…
Jupiter: April 10 (Sagittarius)- Aug 11 2019 (Scorpio)
This is an excellent time to put your plans for travel and education into action. Is there a course, seminar or training that appeals to you? Is it something that will expand your view of the world, self, or true purpose? Do not overlook what seems insignificant.
Pluto: April 24 (Capricorn)- Oct 3 2019 (Capricorn)
This is a mighty and powerful time to discover anything that has been hidden or obscured from you. Any type of meditation, psychic reading, shamanic work, psychological introspection or research will yield results and could produce a mind-blowing epiphanies.
Saturn: April 29 (Capricorn)- Sept 18 2019 (Capricorn)
Revisit your long term goals and bring out your vision board, your journal, or anything that will help you focus your energy on your bigger picture. Remember a target/goal is just something to aim at but you do need to aim at SOMETHING! This is a great time to clean up your intentions, manifestations and make sure they are true and accurate.
Neptune: June 21 (Pisces) – Nov 27 2019 (Pisces)
Time to examine your illusions and fantasies and balance fantasy with reality– what is real and what is not. Start or resume a creative project, especially if it is related to bring inner-creative into physical form such as photography, film, or painting. This planet also connects us to our spiritual side. Meditation can bring healing and insight. You may want to use this retrograde to give up anything that is controlling you more than it should. Take a break from any food, drink or substances that alter your state of consciousness or promote dissociative states so you can have a clearer path to the inner you.
Mercury: July 7 (Leo) – July 31 2019 (Cancer)
Look at the past and to reflect on what you have learned. Take stock of the wisdom and knowledge you have gained to avoid making the same mistakes. Mercury retrograde brings up things from your past, so pay attention and decide whether you want to make the past part of your future or leave it behind. This entire Mercury retrograde take time for self-reflection/meditation and anything that supports mental clarity. Of course drama is lurking but if you are clear and centered you won’t be sucked into its vortex.
Chiron: July 8 (Aries) – Dec 31 2019 (Aries)
Chiron will join all the other retrograde planets this month. July is an intense period of reflection, reorientation, and rest. If you resist the rest, you will hit a wall one way or another and be forced to slow down and recover. The focus is on our wounds and health. We will question what is wrong with us physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually or all of the above. We can literally feel the pain and what determines the intensity of our healing crisis is how willing we are to go within integrate our lessons and surrender to the truth.
New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer July 2
Home and family life are a priority. There is a pull between looking after ourselves and putting our needs first vs. caring for others. New boundaries need to be put in place that allow us to focus on giving ourselves more self-love and self-care. Mother issues abound as Cancer is the sign of the Divine Mother and while not all of us are lucky enough to know what it’s like to be cared for, nurtured, and loved by our mother, we all have the power within to care for, nurture, and love ourselves.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn July 16
Expect unexpressed emotions to rise to the surface for release. Difficulties with finances/money issues, work vs home can arise and emotions may be very difficult to express without creating conflict with those closest to us. Power and control wounds from the past are coming up for personal evolutions. Release anything and anyone from your life that is not in alignment with long-term fulfillment. Stop wasting time with the wrong things and embrace the right – you are worthy.