Happy New Moon in Sagittarius, lovelies! Sagittarian energy is always expansive, but this New Moon combined with Mercury just turning direct yesterday is amplifying the adventurous vibes of this optimistic and curious sign. Ruled by and right now conjunct Jupiter (known for amplifying anything he touches), this New Moon feels like a powerful kick-off to something fantastic! Anything new and positive that you can put into place now has the support of the cosmos to escalate and expand its influence, so make the time to do something kind for yourself today. The moon and Jupiter are square planet of action Mars as well as illusion-master Neptune, creating a powerful call to action that may be accompanied by nebulous details. It’s not the best time to move something forward by signing a contract or count on precise measurements, but it IS a fantastic time to make or enjoy art as well as explore our own subconscious programming and patterns. Be wary to only turn your analytical eye only inward, though. This is not the time to judge others or push about what you think their views *should* be. Sagittarius influences us to recognize those areas of life where we really DO know things, but at this time being too noisy about that is likelier to lead to an embarrassing foot-in-the-mouth situation than a changed mind. Dedicate your energy to making art, playing, exploring, and dreaming big about what you want your future to be! Plant the seeds with your enthusiasm and a magical prismatic rainbow of a garden will begin grow, even now in Winter! <3
Eclipse season begins today with a New Moon and partial solar eclipse in Cancer! This eclipse is the first of three this summer, with the following two coming July 27th and August 11th. Solar eclipses are always a time of change, shaking and waking up parts of your life that have been stagnant, whether you’re ready and expecting it or not! These powerful lunations will all be dancing on the axis of Cancer-Capricorn, drawing our attention to issues like: dependency vs. self-sufficiency, emotion vs. reality, comfort vs. responsibility, or mother vs. father. Maybe it brings up issues with our own parents, or the way we self-parent ourselves as adults.
Cancer (ruled by the beautiful and benevolent Moon) represents the mothering, nurturing side of our personalities, while Capricorn (ruled by stern and strict Saturn) represents the fathering, disciplining side. Cancer values emotional safety and comfort above all else, doing whatever it takes to make us feel OK, often using patterns and behaviors that have worked in the past to relieve emotional discomfort. Capricorn values self-sufficiency more than vulnerability, and would rather show us how to be stronger and more skilled in order to take better care of ourselves in the future. These two contrasting approaches compliment one another when in balance, but it’s very hard to be completely balanced where emotion vs. pragmatism is concerned! The best we can do, at this juncture, is to try to treat ourselves lovingly while keeping the bigger picture in mind—recognizing that there can be no true nurturing without discipline, and that our goals and ambitions do also need to be tempered with self-care.
At this New Moon, we are guided to a rebirth of some kind. We are asked to honor the changes that have taken place within us over the past few years of cosmic and earthly upheaval, and to reassess who we are now and what we truly want for our lives at this point. Is it time to stop walking a path that we’ve been on for a long time that no longer serves us? Is it time to release habits that once brought us comfort but have outlived their usefulness? If you've been neglecting an aspect of your life, you can expect it to come to the surface during this eclipse cycle. . . so whatever pops up, you're being called to consider it in this context. As this is just the first of the Cancer Eclipses, the energy and exploration that we begin to experience now is going to continue to grow and develop over the next couple of months, leading us to reach new heights and learn new things. Just as the crab outgrows its shell, we, too, are in the process of shedding an old way of being and stepping forward into a more mindful, healthy, and positive future.
••Want to learn more about how this lunation affects YOU? You can get a better picture of what part of your life you may be feeling these energies in by checking out where Cancer and Capricorn fall in your chart (as well as if you have any planets or asteroids in those signs). Astro.com andCafeastrology.com both have excellent free resources for creating your own astrological chart!••
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