Welcome back to the AstroTwins New/Full Moon series! Whew! July 1st brings us the third of summer’s three eclipses. These change making events accompany new and full moons 4-6 times a year. Today’s is the grand finale in a two year series of eclipses that have touched the Cancer/Capricorn axis. Cancer is the sign of home, family, mothers, children and all things personal/domestic. Capricorn rules the public and professional realm of the zodiac, and it governs men, careers, fathers and big business. Is it any wonder the banks and real estate markets have shifted so much since 2009?
Today’s solar eclipse is a Cancer new moon, giving us one final push to change the way we deal with relatives, organize our personal lives, express our emotions and create our homes. Eclipses bring sudden and unexpected events, so there could be pregnancies, adoptions, relocations and changes in family structures within a month of today.
Buried feelings could come bubbling up over the July 4thholiday weekend. Do your best to keep your temper in check, as counterforces from Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto can stir up some intense resistance. People may want to have intensely personal conversations, while others may dig in their heels and guard their emotions before they finally crumble. There could be some tears, heated arguments and shouting. If you find yourself going from zero to sixty on the anger meter, take a walk around the block (or maybe a run!). And listen, don’t be afraid to cry. You might not be able to help it anyway.
Cancer is the mother sign, making this a good time to pay tribute to female ancestors and family matriarchs who blazed the trail for you. Who are the women whose lives have inspired you, whether they’re blood relatives or honorary “mamas by association”? Find a way to acknowledge them, either with a call, a letter, or by displaying photos/mementos that call in their protective, loving energy.
Domestic Cancer is all about feeling comfortable in your home…and in your skin. Survey your space and ditch anything that doesn’t make you feel cozy, serene, nourished and unconditionally loved. Rearrange your space for optimum seating, conversation, and heartfelt connection.
Cancer is a water sign, totally tapped into the healing power of oceans, lakes, rivers (and heck, even bathtubs). It’s ruled by the mystic moon—which is especially potent given that there’s an eclipse. Dip your feet in a body or water, or take a swim. Meditate for a moment about the tides, cycles, and your own connection to nature if you’ve gotten too hooked into the rat race. Yeah, it’s humbling (even intimidating) to consider how miniscule our power is in the face of nature and the elements. But a moment of awe is a healthy thing. Bonus points: read up on the Yoruba goddesses Oshun and Yemaya, two Great Mothers associated with the seas. If you’re so inspired, add them to your list of wise-woman guides.
We’re still learning about what this force is, but we know this much: it lives in every one of us, and could use some awakening. It’s an intuitive, all-knowing force that serves as an inner compass, one that’s been shut down in so many of us (including men), as our modern world has disconnected from seasonal and cyclical living. Check out the work of the Divine Feminine Institute for an even deeper look, especially if you’re looking to balance the masculine and feminine energy in a relationship.
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