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Today is asteroid day and the 111th anniversary of the 1908 Tunguska explosion. A fireball was seen on June 30, 1908, over a remote area of Siberia, now part of Russia. However, it wasn’t until 1927 that scientists were able to reach the area. The explosion left no crater but leveled trees and killed animals in the area. No one really knows what happened that day and there have been some speculations about alien ships, black holes, and anti-matter. If you would like to read more about this, check out this link:

https://bit.ly/2FJugel

This week brings us to the halfway point of the year and another holiday week. July the 4th is one of the biggest holiday and vacation weekends of the year. It is also a very dangerous holiday. Whatever you are doing to celebrate I hope you will be mindful of many dangers of cooking over a fire or grill, d personal injury associated with fireworks, and the effect loud noises can have on small children and animals.

There is data showing that birds and wild animals can become disoriented by the loud exploding sound caused by fireworks and abandon their nests. Some of these animals even die from the loud sounds of fireworks. All the more reason to use large open areas instead of the backyard. Unless of course, you back yard if wide open.

Cancer is also the Sun sign for the United States. When looking at the nation’s chart we see that Cancer is in the 9th house. This is the house of foreign places, long distance travel, legal issues, higher education, publishing, religion, and philosophy. The news will no doubt be telling us stories along these lines in the next week or two.

Besides the 4th of July taking place this week we have a New Moon and an eclipse influencing us on July 2, 2019. Both events will take place in the sign of Cancer and close to the North Node of the Moon. The North Node is about moving forward. The sign of Cancer relates to the home and all things domestic, as well as family, security, women, emotions, food and nurturing, and our roots.

The New Moon/eclipse represents new beginnings. With it being in Cancer your attention would best be placed on nurturing and feeding our home, where we reside both physically and emotionally. This is calling us to exercise good self-care and pay close attention to what we need on deep levels, our connection to family whether the blood of the family of choice, our sense of belonging, and how all these things help us feel safe.

These days safety, or the lack thereof for some, is a huge issue. If this is a subject that makes you squirm or feel uncomfortable you might want to spend some time this week thinking about ways to change your environment or your perspective of things. The lack of safety and security are hard on our nervous system and generally not healthy for us mentally or physically.

The Cancerian characteristics ask us to look closely at our vulnerability, how we show and accept support from others, and our needs for intimacy. I remember balking once when someone said I was vulnerable. Who? Me? I’m a doer and more than capable of taking care of myself in ways most women can’t, I thought to myself. Needless to say, I had a lot to learn about vulnerability. The toughest of the tough are often the most vulnerable and just hiding behind their “tough” illusion.

This eclipse will be not be seen here but if you happen to be in Chile or Argentina you will be able to see a sunset total solar eclipse. You can also catch it online. 

https://www.space.com/total-solar-eclipse-2019-webcasts.html

Mercury moved into Leo on June 28, 2019, and also entered his storm period that same day in preparation of stationing to turn retrograde on July 7, 2019. The retrograde will last until August 1 with the storm period on the back side lasting until August 8th.

The Sun, as you know is in Cancer. So is Venus from July 3-27. This will bring more love, nurturing, sensitivity, and emotional peaks and valleys to all the previously mentioned Cancer characteristics. This can be an affectionate and cuddly time but if we don’t feel safe and secure things can get ugly.

Mars moves into Leo tomorrow July 1, 2019. The god of war is proud and confident in this sign. He is ready and willing to get what he wants and not worry about the details while doing it. He is hot-headed and full of youthful exuberance, passion, and sexual vigor. Ooh, la la! His tight square aspect to Uranus only add to fuel to his fiery energy. Don’t expect him to think things through before taking action.

Among other aspects this week besides the New Moon and the total solar eclipse, a Grand Trine that has been with us since June 23, 2019, peaks on Wednesday, July 3 and again on July 13, 2019. This pattern involves Mercury, Ceres, and Chiron.

Do you have a message you want to get out there? This Grand Trine pattern could be opening doors for those that are ready to launch something new or get out into the public eye. Mercury is the message you have, Ceres is nurturing and harvesting it, and Chiron is the wisdom that supports you. If this speaks to you or something you have planned, it would be good to take advantage of this energy before the end of the month. The pattern will be gone after July 25.

Wednesday Mercury aspects Neptune and we are not able to think clearly. This will be a good day to chill out and give in to the daydreams we more often attempt to squelch. This is not a good day to make decisions, sign contracts, make proposals. It might be a good thing its a holiday and many people will not be working or have the need to accomplish any of these things. At the same time, please use caution when you are doing those holiday activities that could cause harm. Don’t succumb to Neptune in this way.

Thursday, Mars aspects Jupiter. This will give our new projects a real boost. It could, however, create too much enthusiasm. With this sesquiquadrate aspect, there is a possibility of becoming too enthusiastic or over-confident. It will be important to think twice before acting. If we leap before looking, the consequences could cost us a lot.

This month is really off to a big start! There is more to come too. As of July 8th, we will have seven planets retrograde. My first thought is that this will mean a lazy summer because so many planets have slowed down. On the other hand, if we take advantage of this slowdown and do the work they are offering to help us with, then we could be very busy with work regarding our awakening and human evolution.

July will offer us a lot of opportunities and a lunar eclipse. I hope you enjoy the first week of it as much as you can. Don’t forget the importance of safety in all your celebrations and practice good self-care also. Holiday times tend to be times when we overextend ourselves and we don’t take care of ourselves a well as we should. Know when to say no and when to stop and rest.

Remember to be kind and smile to all the folks you meet and pass each day. I am always amused by the people I pass in the hall at work that are focused on nothing more than their phone. They never look up or take notice of who they are passing.

Conversely, yesterday I ran into a friend that is perhaps the most present person I know. He always looks you right in the face and listens to what you have to say. It is almost creepy because he is so attentive. But he makes me aware of how I am not present with others. What a lesson to carry out into the world.

Be kind!