Be prepared for a very intense July. The days have the potential to clean, purify and eradicate our old values, systems and beliefs. Now is a good time to let it go – once and for all. Don’t get yourself tied up in knots over what seems to be scary energy. Let’s break it down to manageable pieces.
The New Moon Solar Eclipse on January 5 falls in the middle degrees of Capricorn which is a tough placement for such a sensitive body. Instead of home comforts, the new moon seeds are expected to grow in a fairly sparse environment. The land here is hard and dry, so it will take some toil to make it fertile. Much depends on carefully organizing structures in order to yield the best results from this new Moon.
With two of this summer’s electrifying eclipses arriving and expansive Jupiter ending a four-month retrograde, it’s all systems go. Or is it? We still have five planets in retrograde motion throughout the month which brings up unfinished business to finally finish. Messenger Mercury and dominant Mars have just begun their retrograde orbits along with organized Saturn, dreamy Neptune and transformative Pluto. It won’t be easy, but we have to try to maintain our equilibrium. My advice is to focus on what you can do and not on what you can’t. Plans and goals are not going to come to fruition or really get started until September when the planets return to direct orbit. Do your research and put in place whatever is necessary, so you are ready when the energy is released. I expect after keeping things at a simmer all summer, when we finally do get a chance to get going, things will happen quickly.
The new moon in Aquarius coincides with a solar eclipse the day after Valentine's Day, this Thursday, February 15th. For millions of people around the planet, it is also Chinese New Year. Watch for another blog post about the Year of the Earth Dog later this week. This is a time for introspection, for reflecting on what needs to shift or change internally, before making what could be some sweeping external changes in March when the sun enters Aries and the whole cycle begins again.
Back in 1979, Jimmy Carter was President, gas was $0.86 per gallon and a solar eclipse blanketed the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Many visitors traveled there since it would be the last chance to view a total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States for almost four decades. Now that time has passed and on August 21st the next total solar eclipse will take place.