Happy Birthday Cancers. It's your time when the Cancer Sun shines down upon us all, and the Sign ruled by the Moon is top dog. Cancers ruling animal is a Crab (not a wolf), because Cancers are so terribly sensitive to emotional hurts. A look, a word not meant to hurt, can still hurt a Cancer deeply, ergo the hard shell of their body to protect themselves from attack, emotional attack. Crabs also walk sideways, indicative of being unable to confront the hurts due to their extreme sensitivity. Cancers represent home, family, the foundation of your life. It's a powerful house in any horoscope, and extremely important. So this is a very important time for us all. It is time to shore up your friendships and family connections. It's time to confront hurts, to release anger, to bond and love and care for one another.
For years now I've been talking about building your tribe, and this month is the reason why. We are headed into some extremely rocky times, and your tribe will become very important in the next couple of months as the world is about to experience some major changes. Have people in your life you can commiserate with, share with, and be loved and healed with, and who will be there when you need them. Time to kick fair weather friends to the curb and cultivate TRUE relationships.. Bonding is King at this time. And also stock up on supplies - first aid kit, canned goods, water, batteries, toilet paper, etc. Like earthquake preparedness, this is the time to make your home your safety zone, with extra supplies "in case".
Cancer is the first of the Water Signs, signifying emotions. Now is a time to revisit your childhood, your home life, then and today. Make your home a really nurturing and safe space. Invite people over for warm gatherings, not festive parties. Tell people you love them. Call your Mom, send physical cards or write letters. Express your emotions. If there is trauma with someone, try to mend it. Have a pow wow and give it a shot. If it won't work, walk away wishing them well, but remove this trauma/hurt/pain from your life so you can heal. if something in your life causes you unhappiness, find a way to fix that. Balance your emotions so you are more grounded. Love yourself too. Stop the criticism and make a list of all your great qualities, gifts, etc. Look in the mirror and meet yourself, talk to yourself, love yourself.
Let's back track a few days to June 23rd which was a New Moon in Cancer, squaring Uranus/Eris in Aries, opposing Capricorn where Pluto (power/status quo) currently resides, and squaring Jupiter(lets overdo and make it bigger) in Libra. New Moons are new beginnings, or the potential for one. These planetary aspects are stress X4. We have reached a crisis point in time. The two eclipses in August are going to stir up a whirlwind - in fact the winds are blowing already. A Big, enormous change, in the fire Sign Leo, could trigger major crisis in our lives. We have to be ready to deal with a a lot, and that includes emotional stability to cope with these changes. I will be doing a separate blog about the eclipses in the next couple of weeks.
We also feel Neptune in retrograde creating an odd space in our lives, like half in our bodies and half drifting. There is a retrograde Mercury quality to it, like we are not using our full mind capacity. Neptune is spinning his web around us, making us think deep thoughts, spiritual thoughts, thoughts of making things better and dreaming them into being. Then there is Uranus/Eris squaring that Cancer energy. Emotional changes are bubbling up, ready to explore and modify. WHO ARE YOU is the question. Do you like that person? If not, why don't you change? How can you make yourself more useful and contribute to the world and all it's impending change? It's stepping up time. Own your personal power and stop letting others define you. And being emotionally grounded and content is key to balance. Bring emotional happiness and stability into your life.
On July 9, the full moon is in the mix of Mars inconjunct Saturn and the Sun opposing Pluto. More contentious energy. July 16-18 is a time of major protesting globally with Mars square Uranus/Eris and Venus square Neptune, with the violence factor in play. July 19-21 is the Sun Square Uranus/Eris. Revolution is in the air. And on the 21st Mars moves to Leo, his cousin and a happy place for him to be. Mars in Leo is bold, full of energy and drive and ego.
And this leads us into an extremely volatile August with a Full Moon eclipse on the 7th and a New Moon full solar eclipse on the 21st, exactly conjunct Trump's Ascendant. This may embolden him to take violent actions and incur the wrath of the nation, or might be his total undoing from the Presidency. Those of you who are not Trump fans should not celebrate the latter. His undoing will be from some catastrophic event bringing great sorrow to our nation. We are stepping into a serious time, not only here but globally. So this is why I tell you to get your act together. BOND with your friends and family for major support and create your community or tribe. Do this now, not when the crisis comes upon us.
Something very major is afoot, and we need to get it together. Forgive one another. Love one another. Build your tribe and your happiness levels. BREED love in your heart and kindness. Be a light worker and be a healer in these troubling times. Lose the bigotry, the hate, the bull headedness, the "my way or the highway" stance. We must be adaptable, flexible, and sensible. We need to step up and be leaders, or join in and follow someone who has vision and good energy. But the time of "my leader will fix it for me" is over and done with. Its a time of honoring yourself, dropping that low self esteem thing and OWNING who you are. It's time for us to be grownups. No more whining, or moaning and groaning, etc. Its a huge growth time for us. We learn from stress. We find ourselves blossoming in crisis. We will be called upon to participate in our tribe or family for our nations survival. Who is the USA? What do we do vs what we say we are? Are we the greatest nation on earth or the worlds bully? Who am I and what is my role in this change? What's important and what's pure, distracting, mindless crap? Live in authenticity and be a beacon for others. What are you vibrating? What kind of energy are your pouring into the pool? Loving yourself and creating a tribe is your task now. Be brave, bold and empower yourself and balance out your emotions. Take a chance on love, of opening up, on trusting again. Help others to do the same.
From a spiritual standpoint this is how I see it. Our divine discontent is to constantly learn and grow, to be better tomorrow than we are today. We are supposed to be in paradise here, enjoying the pleasures of the physical, which is not our natural state so it's a unique place, a place where the possibilities are truly endless. A place where our minds truly can manifest something instantly if we had the belief that it could and loved ourselves enough to feel we deserve it (it's said we use less than 10% of our brain, what could we create if we opened up to the full potential of our mind and our creativity?). But something awful happened along the way and we were enslaved by Fear. Every one of us has value and purpose, to ourselves, our families, our friends. We are a community, an ant hill if you will. We are supposed to love and heal each other, and instead we have let money rule the world, and are told our hearts don't matter. This cannot stand. GOD IS LOVE. He is not about money, or commercial success, he's about you being HAPPY and loving your life. How many of you out there are truly carefree, stress free and surrounded by love? You deserve it all. You deserve to be happy, fulfilled spiritually, loved and cherished, and you need to create that space for yourself. We've had time to change, to think, to analyze, to plan. Now it's time to act. To be prepared. To Step up. And this next 30 days is about really loving yourself and your tribe. Do you have friends who will get up at 2AM and come to your aid if you need it? Would you drop what you are doing for yourself and help another instead? Would you give some of your time to a cause or a little old lady down the street? Would you send love to the Trump voter, or send love to the Hillary voter and realize we are in this together and we MUST stop the path we are going down? Your soul came here now to participate in the change. Maybe in another life you did nothing, so you came back to do something in this one. Maybe you betrayed your tribe to save yourself. Can you sacrifice yourself for others now? How will you respond when trouble comes to your front door? This is our test, starting very shortly and lasting until Dec 2020. Like the commercial said, Just Do It! There is no more time to waste.
So start working through tough emotions, search for happiness. Say Thank You for your blessings and pray a lot. Meditate! Meditate! Meditate! We can do this, but the work is about to begin. Get emotionally ready for it.
Much love, and prayers, Yvonne