7/12 ~ Mercury Direct in CANCER:
Rather than the usual Mercury Retro/Direct advice, I decided to look at who Mercury would touch while in Cancer – that makes the story very clear! We got a little bit of everything, with it all being useful and relatively easy and then it has to square Mars 3-times over (5/11 ~ 7/8 ~ 7/27). This means we are really conflicted between our thinking & our actions. This year has been the poster-child for this on multiple levels – we keep thinking we have a handle on the situation and then go to take action, only to be blocked at every turn. Deep Breath! Pause – as ALL Retrogrades ask us to do – and review your thoughts & actions over the last 3-months to 3-years. Let’s look at it like this:
~ June/July is an opportunity to renew the connection with your physical body and literal environment. Mercury stirring it up with Uranus is telling us: Change your Mind and your Life will follow!! Because of the Cancer/Taurus connection the lesson is all about self-care, self-love and self-worth. So use this summer to clean, clear & cleanse those areas of life so that they can shine your radiant Truth far & wide!
~ July 27th packs a lot of energy with another Jupiter/Pluto Activation that day too but that is more social/collective. Here we are talking about Mercury/Thinking squaring off with Mars/Actions & Choices – in Cancer/Aries – which again brings us back to self-care, self-love & self-mastery.
~ July 30th Mercury will trine Neptune, giving us easy access to our Higher Self, Source and our Invisible Team so I highly recommend this day for some kind of meditation, prayer, ritual or ceremony that focuses on the Higher Vision for your Life. Remember to engage your imagination when your monkey mind is out of the way – this will connect you to your Inner Creative Critical Thinker to access that new vision for your life.
~ July 30th – same day – Mercury will also engage Jupiter – so both spirituality & faith planets helping us connect to a new idea and concept for our lives, most likely in the Houses being affected for you personally.
~ Aug 1st Mercury will move from Jupiter (expanding the ideas & possibilities) to Pluto – transforming your whole concept of life right now and clearing space for a completely new day-to-day experience. Which leads to Aug 3rd when it connects with Saturn to ground these new ideas into some kind of form or foundation that can support & protect you going forward.
Note that first we have the Sun’s dance with these heavy hitters, infusing you with new energy, direction & purpose, as well as a new connection to your core essential self. Then Mercury will duplicate the path of the Sun, including the ease & grace of a trine to Neptune first, which is helping us ALL allow the imagination to assist in coming up with the new vision for our lives, identity & purpose. It’s a stellar rhythm that is naturally synced with our bodies and when our bodies are healthy & whole, we become much more effective players. So we integrate a new identity and purpose first, which opens up the possibilities for new ideas, thoughts & concepts to be inspired & inspiring.
7/12 ~ Sun (authentic Self) ~trine~ Neptune (intuition):
This energy triggers your idealistic, altruistic inclinations, but remember that help has to be invited. But if you have the energy to share & to spare, then dedicate your Self to something greater than you. Choose a cause to support or help those less fortunate for the sheer pleasure of giving, without expectation. If your energy is low at this time, it is better directed inward. If you can, take some extra time in intentional solitude, praying, meditating and connecting to Spirit this week, you will be rewarded with deep revelations & mystical discoveries within you. It’s a great time to do divinations, ritual or ceremony if you’re into that. Your intuition is heightened also, so pay attention to any ‘messages’ that come through or to you. Try to use this energy to reflect on where you are and dream a little about where you want to be, mentally, spiritually and physically in 6-months to a year from now.
7/14 ~ Sun (core essential Self) ~oppose~ Jupiter (expansion & learning):
This energy is a double-edge sword in that you may “feel” positive and optimistic – which is a good thing – but it is also prone to excess – which brings us to the philosophy of “anything in moderation” or “balance in all things”. Be positive but be alert too! Beware of the urge to overdo it or over-extend yourself on any level. Use this energy to tap into your courageous side and attempt something you have avoided out of fear or doubt. There is a push-pull going on between your ego and your enthusiastic child within which demands that you find a proper expression for this energy. Also, beware of your enthusiasm provoking you to try to get others to see it from this point of view. You always have to be mindful of the fact that everyone is on their individual paths and may not be ready for what you’re bringing … and that’s okay – focus this energy back on your Self and it will serve you well. This energy tends to bring out the self-righteousness in us and that rarely leads where you are trying to go. What this energy is trying to tell us is that certain aspects of your Self and your Spiritual development are coming to a head and decisions need to be made which will affect your future. Pay attention – and try to get the lesson & the blessing of whatever is happening this week because it is trying to guide you to a new level … ready or not! Also keep in mind that it is an opposition, which always reminds us to watch for extremes and practice coming back to center, the truth is you are 6-months into something that requires some integration. If you stabilize now, you can expand your life in positive ways and with more ease & grace down the road.
7/15 ~ Sun (source & essential Self) ~oppose~ Pluto (purification & transformation):
This energy can/will create very intense encounters with others, possibly revealing things about yourself which you may not have been aware of, misunderstood or have chosen to ignore thus far. This energy provokes power struggles and/or challenges with authority figures where you may have to stand up for yourself. It can also may make you more aggressive, intense or over-bearing than usual, creating or attracting these kinds of situations. If there are any problems within a relationship (personal or professional), this energy will often force things out into the open. It will be much easier on you, if you can open a dialogue with the express purpose of clearing the air and proceeding to a new level in your relationship, by choice. Any aspect of your life that you have been “just getting by” will now DEMAND attention; you won’t be able to do anything less than a complete overhaul or replacement (this can be ANY area of your life but the Capricorn House in particular during years 2008-2024 due to Pluto’s extended stay). Let’s put it this way, any time Pluto is involved, there is usually complete destruction of the current (x-y-z) to make room for the new and improved. This will be by the Universe’s definition, but you get a vote, you can consciously choose as well. Ultimately, this is a good, growth & development type of energy/activation, pushing you to the next level … ready or not, here you come so use the energies available to strengthen, fortify & prepare for your own personal transformation. Also consider your drives & direction about 6-months ago, and where you want to end up 6-months from now. This is an integration, that means a time when the depths of your Soul Self can commune & bond with your surface, personality, conscious Self. Like the conjunction (1.13.2020) about 6-months ago, this is about how you direct your personal power on your own behalf, and often, breakdowns precede breakthroughs.
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