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The recent New Moon in Cancer on June 27 set the trend for the next few weeks into July. This time period gives us the opportunity to really focus on matters that are close to home. The Cancerian themes centre around caring, nurturing and tending to anything in our lives which is still at the developmental stage. Reflecting a time of year in our Northern hemisphere when the seeds that have been sown are now at their strongest growing phase and also vulnerable to a range of influences that will determine the quality of what can be reaped during harvest. In our personal lives this is often a time of intense activity and the long days are filled with a mixture of work and pleasure. This particular Sun/Moon phase is closely associated with Pluto in Capricorn as the Sun passes over the same zodiac degree that was involved in the Grand Cardinal cross during April this year and tugs at the Uranus/Pluto square once more. By now there is the recognition that so much has come out into the open and we have had to deal with, admit to, or rid ourselves of so many things. People, habits or life styles have proved themselves to belong to our past and it has been required that we leave these aspects of our lives behind whilst we move into a new phase.
This month we can really get the sense that though so much has changed forever, unless we are still determined to hold on regardless, there is a feeling that something very positive is developing even if it’s still hard to know exactly what that is! Around the Full Moon phase mid month we might get a better idea of where we are going, and in particular, who is coming with us. Mars, the action orientated planet is in the social sign of Libra whilst making a very favorable aspect to inclusive Venus in the double sign, Gemini. We can expect to be making new connections with others or getting great pleasure from shared activity with more familiar friends.
The recent New Moon in Cancer on June 27 set the trend for the next few weeks into July. This time period gives us the opportunity to really focus on matters that are close to home. The Cancerian themes centre around caring, nurturing and tending to anything in our lives which is still at the developmental stage. Reflecting a time of year in our Northern hemisphere when the seeds that have been sown are now at their strongest growing phase and also vulnerable to a range of influences that will determine the quality of what can be reaped during harvest. In our personal lives, this is often a time of intense activity and the long days are filled with a mixture of work and pleasure. This particular Sun/Moon phase is closely associated with Pluto in Capricorn as the Sun passes over the same zodiac degree that was involved in the Grand Cardinal cross during April this year and tugs at the Uranus/Pluto square once more. By now there is the recognition that so much has come out into the open and we have had to deal with, admit to, or rid ourselves of so many things. People, habits or life styles have proved themselves to belong to our past and, it has been required that we leave these aspects of our lives behind whilst we move into a new phase.
The big planet, Jupiter changes sign this month and will travel through Leo now for about a year. This combination will be felt as a boost to all the fire signs especially. The ‘feel good’ planet Jupiter brings us the opportunities for becoming something bigger, better and more positive. In regal Leo there is an emphasis on creativity, getting into our personal power as well as having more fun, enjoyment and experiencing the joys of life as children do. When serious and responsible Saturn turns to move forward once more later this month we can expect things to really come out from under the cloud so we can shake off some of the overwhelming burdens that have held us down lately. The general feeling of relief and a light heart will increase with the New Moon on July 26, as the Sun Moon combination joins with Jupiter in Leo over a few days marking another corner turned.
The next Full Moon is at 20° Capricorn on July 12 at 12:25pm and the New Moon is at 4° Leo on July 26 at 11:43pm
Aries: The inward focus and quiet time of the last few weeks is paying off now. A new energy directs you towards achieving something of value and puts you back in the full flow of life events. The Full Moon marks the end of an anxious time. Now you can see what was holding you back. You're able to secure your position, know what the limits are, and move forward. You've created a firm foundation to build on, so now decide how you can make it work to your benefit. Injured pride and misunderstandings are a result of people taking themselves too seriously, so try not to be one of them.
Taurus: The coming Full Moon is the culmination of energies from the past two weeks so now you can push on toward whatever goals you have in mind. Whilst you have this current mood compelling you, it’s a good time to reach for something different and exciting. You want to improve your position and are willing to take advice or seek extra knowledge. There maybe additional details, communications or travelling to attend to but keep your focus on the bigger picture. Backed up by so much strong energy you are likely to feel an incredible drive to accomplish and achieve in life.
Gemini: This Full Moon you'll have the impulse to do something quite liberating. Having considered what’s worth keeping and what's just a drain on your resources you'll want to make some space in your life. You find yourself thinking about your needs in relationship to the others in your life as new thoughts inspire you and send you off in a different direction. Consider how much your physical needs and personal assets are tied up with others. Ensure there is a balance there so no one feels overly indebted. This burst of freedom will do you good and make it easier to keep things in perspective.
Cancer: With the Full Moon focus on your house of relationships and the Sun in your sign, it’s no surprise that you want to take a close look at your personal associations. You’re tempted to let go of anything you believe to be holding you back or simply uninspiring. You may also be torn between neglecting individual or personal concerns in favour of a more active social life. Doubts fade into the background as a new sense of self, a more assertive personal style and a more dynamic approach to life emerges now. Your relationships need to reflect this energy and those that don't may suffer.
Leo: This month's Full Moon finds you considering your responsibilities and essential security. Dealing with the mundane aspects of your daily routine now will be more than repaid later. You'll have an increased ability to make your dreams a reality soon enough. Any effort on your part to improve your health, diet, and physical condition will pay off. Your practical sense is enhanced and you can make difficult decisions affecting your material welfare. Being of service to others or taking on extra responsibilities now will prove to have been an investment in your own future in the long run.
Virgo: You want to fully realise your dreams and this Full Moon is time for putting on a show. Any attempt to put into practice your hopes and ambitions will pay dividends. Your tendency to compromise and settle for less than you are capable of can be a problem. Tension results when you ignore your own desires for achievement or acknowledgement. This is a very creative phase so allow yourself time to be playful with any new ideas and inspiration you experience. You may then find that you're actually on course, full steam ahead, for getting to where you want to be.
Libra: The Full Moon shines on your home and private life, which can be very satisfying right now. Your feelings and need for security may find you seeking seclusion for a while or losing yourself in past memories. Events make it difficult to reach clear decisions concerning career and life direction. However, it’s a good time to gather your resources around you so you can reach new levels. Circumstances may urge you on to make a greater effort. But don't overdo things or try to go too far too fast. Despite appearances things are working with, rather than against, you so don't get overwhelmed. Let things take their natural course.
Scorpio: This Full Moon is the perfect time to act on any impulse to improve your self. You may have plans to take up some study or make a journey. Even just mixing with people who are culturally different to you or exploring new ideas will prove worthwhile. A career opportunity or the chance to impress someone of importance is likely during this phase. Giving extra attention to details and keeping up with everyday business could be time consuming but you can make the small things add up to contribute to the larger plan. Feeling good about yourself and what you are doing with your time enhances your sense of wellbeing.
Sagittarius: This Full Moon is a time for getting on with important business. It's a good time to put the past behind you, as you’re likely to be less sentimental during the next weeks. Keep moving onwards, concentrating on the things that matter. Strip away and discard non-essential items, memories and old habits. The drive to improve your finances and material security is strong. The desire for autonomy makes you reconsider areas where dependence on others may no longer serve the original purpose. You could find some welcome inspiration for a new direction or opportunity you hadn't previously considered.
Capricorn: A strong desire to express your unique personality encourages you to enjoy the social scene during the Full Moon phase. You want to assert yourself and take the lead but you may not always get full support from others. You tend to create reverberation in those around you until later this month. You could just be reacting to having given a lot of time and attention to your important relationships just lately. Your basic energy and drive are strong so if you can avoid being directly confrontational you will soon manage to charm even the most obstinate.
Aquarius: You’re sifting through the experiences of the last several months, in preparation for making a new start in some area of your life. This is a time of discrimination and possible self-examination. Living the ordinary life is not the whole story for you now. You want to contribute something worthwhile and you're happy to take on extra responsibilities now. Friends and co-workers will offer additional support if they see your true intention is to be helpful and give something of yourself. Taking care of your needs both spiritually and physically is a balancing act you want to achieve now.
Pisces: You can always bring an unexpected twist or insight to anything you set your mind to and your focus is on improving or making the best out of a current situation now. Your recent creativity and increased sense of enjoyment is enhanced by a sincere appreciation coming from others. You can reap the rewards from past efforts whilst there's strong support for your ambitions and goals. Remember though that not everyone is ready to make those moves at exactly the same time as you. Your vision is probably far reaching and others may not see the bigger picture exactly as you do.