New Moon Solar Eclipse
10 degrees Cancer
1:16pm Mountain time
Mars in Leo July 2 – August 17
Venus in Cancer July 3 – July 27
Mercury stations retrograde July 8 at 4 degrees Leo
Mercury moves retrograde all the way back to
23 degrees Cancer on August 1
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Which is all to say: Set your intentions for the New Moon with a focus on what creates stability, foundation, and a sense of security.
Cozy in to what feels yummy to you. Snuzzle in wherever Cancer falls in your chart. The effect of the eclipse will manifest in the fall.
Venus in Cancer loves the home, the lineage (especially through the mother and grandmother). and all gifts of the Divine Feminine. Intuition is heightened in Cancer, aligning with the rhythm of the moon, the tides, the flow, the moods, the in-breath and out – breath of all life. Venus in Cancer loves to be by the water, loves to immerse in water – the ocean, a lake, a creek, hot springs, a tub. Water buoys us, allows us float, to be held, to let go. More on Venus in Cancer and how to work with her energy as she transits the cardinal Water sign Cancer – Feed Your Venus: Looking for LOVE in all the Right Places.
Mars in Leo is hot and fiery – optimistic, hopeful, generous of heart, and dramatically self-expressive. Put energy into creative pursuits – things you like to do just because you like to do them. All artistic expressions supported and encouraged by Mars in LEO. Don’t hold back! Express yourself with the joy and enthusiasm of an 8 year-old. And tend to your mane, but of course!
Look to where Mercury will be moving in your birth chart to see what you will be revisiting to re-work in your own life. Mercury will be in Leo July 8 to July 18. Mercury will re-enter Cancer from July 19 through August 11. Then Mercury will re-enter Leo on August 12 and transit Leo until August 28.
Plenty of time to get pretty emotional and highly dramatic about communications and the ways you think about your life. Getting playful and being by water is most helpful for these energies.
For me these energies are playing out in my house – in the plumbing! And you know there’s no ignoring plumbing. Kitchen sink is leaking in some crazy way that the dishwasher is somehow involved (even though I never use it) so I have to replace the whole faucet situation. Same in the bathroom claw foot tub – a leak that requires the faucet to be replaced. What is the message here? Emotions leaking – new, upgraded equipment to handle the flow! All will be completed by Wednesday, just in time for Mercury retrograde, and let’s see how the flow goes after that, not diverted off, as it has been, to unnecessary distractions, that being either memories of the past or worry about the future. The flow is all about the NOW. Oh yeah, how come we all keep forgetting that simple truth?