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Welc0me to CAncer
(the sign of Cancer that is)
Hello, my friends and loyal readers!
I hope you are having a wonderful Solstice weekend and ready to slow down a bit now as Mars stations and turns retrograde on Tuesday. A retrograde planet is not something to fear or view as the redheaded stepchild. In fact, retrogrades are gifts. They give us pause and time to reflect on how we have used the characteristics of the planet in the past.
Mars is the planet of action and motivation. The next two months will be best used by examining how our past actions before we move ahead. Some questions you might ask yourself are:
- Have my actions helped me to create the life I want and dreamed or have they blocked me from what I want?
- Am I paying attention to the direction my life is going?
- Have my actions had any consequences for me or others that I need to take a closer look at?
- Are those consequences supporting the life I want of the life I don’t want?
- Are my actions authentic and raising my vibrations or lowering them so that I have to repeat a cycle over and over.
If you don’t understand any of this, the good thing is that Astrology allows you to be as self-reflective as you wish to be or can just offer guidance so you can do as you like. Not all of us are at the same level of understanding and that is great. Otherwise, the world might be rather boring. We are, however, all going in the same direction; each progressing in life as we are able. The only difference is how open we are to growth and change and we all know how difficult change can be.
The Sun changed signs last week and is now transiting Cancer. This sign is a water sign and ruled by the Moon. Cancer is emotional and almost manic at times. Cancer is nurturing, all about family, and is concerned with providing a safe home environment. This is the best possible time for us to review the matters of our own home and families.
Mercury is also transiting Cancer, at least through Friday. This transit is all about the quality of the information we are getting. Our communications are instinctive and on a deeper level now. But they are also influenced by our emotions too. Think communications blended with emotions and you have a good grasp of what you can expect from this energy combo.
Venus is in Leo. The planet of love and money is transiting the sign of pride and the spotlight. This is pretty much in your face passionate stuff. The shadow side, and you know there always is a shadow side, is excessiveness and magnifying our feelings in order to get the attention of another. Leo can be quite ego driven but the energy is also generous and warmhearted. I do love my Leo friends, probably because it is the polar opposite of my Aquarius.
And speaking of Aquarius, that is where Mars is until August 12, 2018, and then again from September 10 to November 15, 2018. .This energy offers us quite a bit of unpredictable, erratic energy. Mars energy and any anger or aggression this might bring up will probably be dealt with by unconventional strategies. We will also be more likely to be a team player and more cooperative than we might usually be. This energy will help us face problems with detachment and intelligence. Not at all, a bad thing is it?
Saturn and Pluto are in Capricorn, Jupiter is in Scorpio, and Uranus is in Taurus. We are able to do deep into our commitments and dedications with Saturn setting the rules and Pluto taking us to the depths of our psyche. Jupiter is expanding our desire to look deep inside ourselves, our passions, our loyalties, and our truths. A Taurus is grounding the often unpredictable Uranus for a while. With the Sun in Cancer now, we have the perfect opportunity to do some real close examining of all the characteristics I’ve mentioned.
The Moon will be full and will be joining Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn this coming Thursday. We are sure to feel the effects of this as early as Monday or Tuesday for some. By Wednesday the Moon’s energy will be strong and last until the weekend. The Cancer/Capricorn opposition is about the balance between our private life and public life. The Sun in Cancer desires a nurturing home while the Moon in Capricorn is concerned most with reputation and career.
Other aspects this week are Venus square Jupiter on Monday. This is an aspect that might take some of us down a path of overdoing and overindulgence. Avoid making snap decisions or overspending. The shadow side is that we might be inclined to be lazy or procrastinate. I might resemble that so I will perhaps need to make an extra effort on Monday.
Wednesday Venus is inconjunct Neptune. This can lead us to see what we want to see rather than what is really there when it comes to love and money. Feeling insecure will not be uncommon in social or romantic matters. This again, not a good time to make extravagant purchases.
Thursday, Venus will aspect the wounded healer, Chiron. This can cause some issues in our intimate relationships. We are more prone to see the differences between us and them when we really should be focusing on the similarities in order to learn from this aspect of energy.
Friday Mercury enters Leo and Saturday he is in aspect with Neptune. Neptune will take our thoughts from clarity to daydreams. You will want to avoid important contracts or presentations.
Mercury is the king for the day this coming Saturday. He will be in square aspect with Uranus. Many of us will feel this energy for a day or so before and after Saturday however. Perceptive flashes and innovative ideas might be common today but don’t expect these flashes of insight to be well received overall. People with strong Uranus aspects in their chart like me could find they are more scatterbrained than usual and things could be left incomplete or undone as a result. (I think I might stay in bed next Saturday).
Mercury will be trine Chiron today. This will be good for communications with other people and increase our ability to listen to what they have to say. Being heard will also be easier for us. What a nice balance to his square with Uranus today. Maybe I won’t stay in bed all day after all.
That covers the energy for this week but before I go I want to ask you to consider becoming an organ donor if you are not already. I have been one since 20’s but the importance of this decision hit me harder this week when I learned an old friend needs a heart transplant. He has a genetic issue that has weakened his heart to the point it cannot keep him alive much longer. He is still a relatively young man too. Fortunately, he has been accepted to the donor list in his area and will soon hopefully receive a transplant. So, I am asking you to consider becoming a donor if you aren’t. We all have parts that can save a life or improve the quality of a life if we choose. To make this easy for you, here is a link to a site where you can sign up.
Have a great week everyone and I hope to see you all again next week. Remember to be kind and smile. When you smile the whole world smiles with you.