The Cancer New Moon in the last days of June eased us into a period of preservation and protection. At its core, Cancer’s vibes are sympathetic and nurturing, if sometimes a little standoffish. Especially when it comes to our family or close loved ones, the impulse is to protect and to hold space for feeling. When it comes to ourselves, we can become introspective and prefer to be alone. This inward turn can sometimes be caused by external events, forcing us to face what has been neglected for too long.
Self-care is especially essential in the first few days of July, when Mars and Pluto form harsh contact. These two most unconscious of planets, both currently in headstrong cardinal signs, can lead us down a path of pointless aggression or ego-driven confrontation if we are not mindful. Remember that having empathy for yourself is the best form of protection against negative vibes from others. Practice detachment from deep feelings of inadequacy and dark thoughts. As July gets underway, Mars comes into positive contact with Mercury, lending creative flair to communications, just before both planets move into more lowkey, peace-seeking signs.
The Full Moon on July 13 constellates in Capricorn, when we can formulate more of a plan or strategy for success. After a couple of weeks of tuning into emotions and synthesizing intuitions, mid-month is when we will want to debut new goals. Even if we are not exactly ambitious types, the energies will shed light on how to build out our personal legacy, or at least how to accumulate more good deeds to our name.
Cosmic turbulence is present at the end of July, when keeping our eyes on the prize will become important. Mercury, Saturn, and Mars align in the last week to indicate a potential rock and hard place. Avoid getting stuck by activating Mars and applying persistent effort. Mars continues to hold court heading into August as it joins with Uranus and the North Node in Taurus. Sudden and unexpected developments, or even dislocations, are more than possible under these influences. Though not everyone enjoys shifting sands, the result is in line with the next stage of our progress.