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It’s time for you to weigh up where you really want to be and where you want to focus your attention. If you’ve been dreaming of pastures now, you might start to realise that where you are is actually where you want to be. Or vice versa! It’s a time of radical turnarounds, so don’t be afraid to change your mind.
No matter what star sign or rising sign you are, it’s a potentially very big month thanks to the eclipses this month. There are two of them:
What to do with a New Moon eclipse…
If you like to work with the Moon and you understand the power of doing so, you most certainly will not want to miss out on this month’s – it’s a New Moon eclipse!
On the one hand eclipses can be tough because they are more or less about shunting us back onto the path we are meant to be on. Think of it like this; before you incarnated this time around, your soul worked out its path and purpose, so that you can evolve. However if your ego has driven you off this path, the eclipse will sometimes very unceremoniously push you back towards where your soul wants to be.
The upshot of this is that toxic relationships can break up, bad jobs can dissolve into nothing, upsetting domestic situations can suddenly come to an end.
If what happens this month feels rough, know this; chances are that on some level, your soul set this up so you could learn whatever you need to. Of course, we all hope and pray that nothing too difficult besets anyone who reads this!
The coming six months will be all about you expanding your mind and your horizons. If you’ve been feeling trapped by the minutiae of life, that can change now. The New Moon eclipse this week heralds beginnings and opportunities in your Mind Expansion. If what you really want to do is pack your cases and head off into the blue yonder, the Stars are on your side. Ditto if you want to stay where you are but you still want to expand your horizons through study, reading, new ideas, new ventures and new friends. This period is not about getting bogged down in the details, it’s about seeing the big picture of what you want. Go with your heart and explore your options. The coming six months are also very good for you re teaching, study and publishing. Nothing ventured, nothing gained!
If you’re a regular reader, you will know that I am major advocate of making New Moon wishes and setting goals every New Moon. This wasn’t my idea, of course. It’s something that magical women (and some enlightened men) have done for millenia. Basically we did it until “they” (aka the patriarchy) started to burn us alive at the stake, hang or drown us for doing it. Then we stopped. At the time of writing, there is no law against making New Moon wishes in 2019 so get out there! New Moon eclipses are like New Moons on steroids to your wishes are even more likely to manifest. A few rules for New Moon wishing:
• Do it asap after the New Moon rather than beforehand
• You have up to three days after the New Moon if you want to wish in the New Moon phase
• Wish for a feeling rather than a thing
• Don’t mess with someone else’s free will (don’t wish for someone else’s boyfriend, fo example)
• Do finish all wishes with a loud “For the good of all or not at all!” statement.
Here are the top 5 questions to ask yourself under the Capricorn Full Moon
1. Have I been ambitious to the point of ruthlessness?
2. Have I been obsessed with work to the detriment of my personal life?
3. Have I been hard-headed, hard-nosed or just too hard on others?
4. Have I allowed my head to overrule my heart?
5. Have I been planning my life enough? Or too much?
You can get these questions as a free worksheet here.
Over the past few weeks, you’ve hopefully allowed yourself the luxury of caring less about the details and more about seeing The Big Picture. With any luck, you now have a much clearer sense or either where you are going (in a metaphorical sense) or where you want to go (in a literal sense). There has been mind expanding going on – via travel, dreams of travel, talk with someone with connections far away or study. Now, though, as you might have guessed, it’s time to rein yourself back in and check out what’s going on in your own backyard. There are little tasks and chores which need to be attended to before you head off for the wild blue yonder.
The eclipses really are the major headline news of the month. However there are other themes going on too.
At the start of the month, the planet of drive and fire, Mars, moves into the fiery sign of Leo. And if you think it all sounds like the temperature is rising, you might be right! Mars is a feisty planet at the best of times but having him in the Fire Sign of Leo means he’s, well, on fire! So mind how you go this month. Tempers are going to flare more easily.
July 2 – Mars moves into Leo
July 9 – Mercury, planet of communications, meets angry Mars. Sparks can fly!
July 11 – there is healing energy around now as Mars harmonises with healing planetoid Chiron
July 12 – that said, today’s Mars/Uranus clash could be rather discombobulating and any peace could feel rather short-lived this time around
July 25 – the good news is that today, Mars meets Jupiter and any dramas of the past can ease up
Expect to start feeling a whole lot more motivated re your career and its general direction. If you know there are changes needed, you are not likely to sit around thinking about them much longer – Mars should fire you up sufficiently so that you Act. Now. Mars in this part of your chart arouses your ambitions – if you’re looking for work, expect to feel a new surge of motivation. The caution: Remember that Mars is the hot head of the zodiac and try not to lose your cool with co-workers and clients during this phase.
As you might know, Venus and Mars go together like love and marriage. This month, though, they are a bit out of alignment. Not to say that anything bad is going to happen. But when Venus and Mars are out of synch, relationships can be a bit strange. The reason they are out of whack is that they are in neighbouring signs now. Venus will spend most of the month in the sign of Moonchild which is right next to Leo, where you will find Mars in July. At best they can make what you could call a cautious alliance.
July 4 – Venus moves into Moonchild (more about what that means for you below)
July 8 – there is a Venus clash with wounded Chiron so there could be some hurts now. Hopefully you won’t be affected too badly (I say that to everyone!)
July 9 – Venus recovers and things can change quickly now, even if yesterday was dreadful
July 17 – Venus clashes with Saturn. A good day for commitments and deals but not so good if you’re trying to make someone love you. Hint; you can’t.
July 19 – much nicer and more romantic.
July 21 – is it love or is it obsession? Sexy, dangerous vibes, as Venus clashes with Pluto.
July 28 – Venus moves into Leo. More about that next month.
Venus is now moving through your ninth house of study, travel and adventure. If you’re about to head off into the wild blue yonder on an adventure, you really do have the stars on your side. Expect excitement, fun and plenty of excellent memories to come home with. If you’re going with a lover, it could be an extremely romantic getaway which teaches you both about each other. If you’re off somewhere as a single and you’re open to meeting someone, that could be exactly what happens. If you’re not going anywhere during this cycle, all is far from lost. Singles could find themselves drawn to someone from out of town now, while couples have a chance to step back from their relationship for a moment, to see the Big Picture of where you’re going and what you’re doing. Be grateful for what you have. The part of your chart being stimulated by Venus is also the part of your chart which broadens your mind. Love, romance, adventure, study and self-improvement will all do that for you, now and over the next four weeks. Foreigners and people recently returned from out of town or overseas should also hold extra interest.
This month really is dominated by the eclipses so make sure you work with them. However there is also something else afoot which is of interest; Mercury is going into another retrograde.
Let’s start by dispelling a few common myths about Mercury retrograde. We’ve already explained why Mercury appearing to go backwards is an illusion, and another common myth is that we can’t see Mercury in the sky when it’s retrograde because it’s too close to the Sun.
The truth is that Mercury is usually too close to the Sun to be seen. But when Mercury is about to go retrograde, it’s far away enough from the Sun to be visible to the naked eye. Just as Mercury’s turning retrograde, we can briefly see it as a faint light after sunset, close to where the Sun has just set. At the end of its retrograde phase, we can see it just before sunrise.
Many people also buy into the myth that ‘all these things going wrong in my life are due to Mercury being retrograde’ or believe ‘it causes nothing but problems’. But if you tend to miscommunicate, mess up your travel plans, miss appointments, lose things and delete important emails, you’ll carry on doing this whether Mercury is retrograde or not – it’s not Mercury’s fault. The truth is things do go wrong under Mercury retrograde – and particularly with communications – all of which are inconvenient, annoying and frustrating. In this book, however, you’ll not only learn how you can prepare to avoid the worst effects of Mercury retrograde, but also how to use it to your advantage – for example, it’s a great time to deal with what you’ve left unresolved in the past or make plans for the future.
(This info is an exclusive extract from Rescu astrologer Yasmin Boland’s forthcoming book The Mercury Retrograde Book)
Mercury retrograde this time around runs from July 8 to the end of the month until August 1. The whole of the retrograde will be in the sign of Moonchild.
More from Rescu astrologer Yasmin Boland’s forthcoming book The Mercury Retrograde Book
This is a great time for redoing any domestic activities. A good clean out will make your home a lot more sparkly than it usually would, as you’re prepared to stick at it until everything is shiny, shiny. It’s also a time when you might decide to or actually renovate. That’s fine, but keep a close eye on the details – for example, if you order a particular item, make sure you get what you ordered not something similar but wrong. Along the same home and family lines, if you haven’t seen much of your family recently, now is the time to get back in touch. Maybe a quick call to one or two family members is all that’s needed, but you could go the whole hog and arrange a party or meal out. You could all have a superb time!
A beautiful use of Mercury retrograde in Moonchild is to get together with people you love and share your happiest memories. This cycle also makes it easier to offer good quality advice to your loved ones based on past experiences.
Five things to do
◗ Hold or plan a family reunion and/or research the family tree.
◗ Work on home repairs and/or redecorating.
◗ Review or rethink your diet and improve your cookery skills.
◗ Revise your plans for achieving the family life you want and need.
◗ Read biographies or history books, or watch a historical drama or documentary series.
We can all feel a lot more sensitive while Mercury is retrograde in Moonchild. So much so, that it’s too easy to read the worst into everything everyone says – even subjects you usually couldn’t care less about can become sensitive. If you don’t want to get into an argument, simply walk quietly away.
Also, it’s worth heeding this warning: trying to manipulate people emotionally with what you say may backfire. It’s better to be straight dealing, especially if you feel a little befuddled and want to ignore facts that contradict your feelings.
Maybe your home life isn’t perfect at this point – or maybe it’s simply that you’re more tuned in to what’s wrong. But deciding to move at this point isn’t a great idea – wait to make any decision like this until after the retrograde, otherwise there’s a fair chance you’ll take your problems with you.
And as ever, the question is …
Mercury retrograde is going on the part of your chart connected to your ‘cosmic path’ through life, and to adventure, study, travel and education. When Mercury goes backwards here you can expect to be doing some rethinking and reconsidering re one of these subjects. Perhaps it’s time to take another look at the philosophies you live your life by? Are there some more things to learn? There could also be confusion in one of these areas. Take extra care if you’re travelling or studying. Travelling now could lead you on some wild and wacky adventures which were not included in your original itinerary. Don’t put valuable items in your luggage as they’re more likely than usual to get lost in transit (temporarily, hopefully!) If you’re studying, take care with your work – sometimes what’s done under Mercury retrograde has to be done again. If you’re editing written work, reviewing a course or retaking a self-improvement course, you’ve chosen the ideal moment for it. If you’re wondering about whether or not to throw yourself in a Big Life Adventure, let the cycle unfold without making any major decisions, if you can. Mercury retrograde usually leads to more information being sent your way so it’s best to way and see what transpires before you act.
So this month we have two eclipses, a Mercury retrograde, Mercury and Venus changing signs and the Sun (mostly) in Moonchild. That means that wherever you have the sign of Moonchild in your chart is where you are going to be feeling A LOT! Here’s a rundown of what it means for all the signs (do ready your rising sign if you know it!)
• Aries – it’s all about home and family
• Taurus – it about your neighbourhood, how well you’re communicating, and siblings.
• Gemini – it’s about cash, property and possessions
• Moonchild – it’s all about YOU and your entire life!
• Leo – it’s about your spiritual life and where you’re self-sabotaging
• Virgo – it’s all about your friends and networks
• Libra – it’s about your brilliant caeer
• Scorpio – it’s about travel, study, teaching and the great cosmic quest
• Sagittarius – it’s about sex and money
• Capricorn – it’s all about your love life!
• Aquarius – it’s about your daily routines
• Pisces – it’s about having fun, romance and flirting
Whichever part of your life is listed above is where you can have major changes now. This is a month to live consciously! If you would like to join Yasmin Boland for a New Moon Facebook Live, register here to tune in as it happens or watch the replay.
Have a great month!
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