"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Monday, July 8, 2013

New Moon in Cancer & Saturn Goes Direct

   The New Moon occured a few hours after midnight at 17 degrees of the Cardinal Water sign, Cancer. When the Sun and Moon come together, our inner and outer selves can align for a focused new beginning. In water,that puts the emphasis on emotions, home & family and nurturance. You now have a lunar cycle to plant new seeds for emotional security, tend them with loving care and watch how your subconscious responds to life through feelings rather than reason. Be gentle with yourself and your loved ones!

    The waxing Moon energy of the next two weeks is ideal for building family solidarity and listening to the needs of each member of the household. Are someone's needs being overlooked or taken for granted? Is one person getting the lion's share of attention, good or bad, because they demand or need it more than the rest of you? Even people who say they don't "care" about what goes on, probably do, but are so used to be passed over they just aren't in the habit of giving their opinion or input. Whatever the situation in your house, this is the month to address the emotions of everyone involved for a more harmonious home. One way to come together and find out what people need, is to prepare a meal together (you make the salad, I'll grill, you do the potato salad...) then actually sit down at the table together and enjoy each others' company - eat first, then talk when the meal is done!

   As Cancer involves feelings and deals with the subconscious,  this is an important time to pay attention to your habitual way of responding to emotional stimuli, ie: button-pushing! Do you want to stop over-reacting when upset, or maybe you need to stop reaching for something to eat or drink that you know is only a bandaid for the bigger issue... this is a good month to work with yourself on new and better habits. Start slow, be consistent and remember everything takes practice!!

   Another big shift is happening today as the heavy-hitting planet of responsibility, Saturn, goes into direct motion after four and a half months of being retrograde. Expect that it will take from now until mid-October to begin to see progress in your joint projects, especially as they involve business. Saturn shows us where we need to focus our efforts and in Scorpio, this usually has to do with deep personal feelings involving our desire nature, whether it's for a better sexual relationship, a co-creative venture or a new business partnership. You've been learning a lot about what your partner needs in the last several months and now that you understand the give and take ratio a bit better, you can work with what each of you brings to the table. This focused effort will pay off in the long run if you are both committed to bringing about positive results and don't operate from obsessiveness, jealousy or a feeling of inadequacy.

   As you treat yourself and your loved ones with tenderness this month, remember to spend time in the water whenever you can and keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~


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