Defining Home: New Moon at 28 Degrees of Cancer, July 20, 2020

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This lunation emphasizes again, as have the past lunations recently, the importance of the Cancer-Capricorn polarity. Have you experienced the pressure of your home life, your emotional self, and the outer world, the work place, your career, your social standing? The pandemic has delivered a hefty one-two blow to some of the most critical sectors of our lives, our home and our work. It is expected that there will be a wave of evictions in the near future, highlighting the upsets of Cancer, and of course, those evictions would not have been possible without the shut downs affecting our work lives.

This new moon promises a new beginning in this cycle of endings; there will be opportunities in the midst of the crisis, but they may not be easy, they may be unexpected. Be flexible and adaptable to avoid the friction of the new moon lunation that opposes the powerhouse conjunction in Capricorn between Saturn at 21 degrees, Pluto at 23 degrees, and Jupiter at 28 degrees. This opposition will leave a generational stamp, echoing for years to come, for these are time lords and generational planets. 

Saturn is assessing and taking inventory for his last pass before he goes back to Aquarius for good. Now is the time to make your appeals, to change those rigid constrictions that might be holding you back before Saturn sweeps past. It could be a relationship of business or marriage, a duty or obligation, an issue of a status quo that now seems to strangle. Change it, or knuckle under and accept how it changes you.

Mars squares Mercury in a less than favorable aspect. Mars in Aries at 12 degrees is turbo charged and wants to prove himself, to excel in his aggressive aspects. Mercury in Cancer at 8 degrees may oil the gears of communication by being tapped into those fruitful emotional connections, but paired with Mars’s fiery aspect, avoid arguments. Anyone else notice the aggressive Microsoft update that hijacked people’s PC screens? Perhaps we can thank this Mercury square Mars aspect for it. Drama and heat can explode under the right circumstances. 

Mercury finally went forward, stationing direct on July 12. If you managed to make it through the retrograde period unscathed, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Others of us may have not been so lucky, dropping our cell phones into puddles. 

Venus is moving forward in Gemini, where she’s spent quite a lot of time already. Many communications continue between neighborhood people who perhaps were more standoffish during lock down. Ruled by Mercury, this means Venus’s energy flows in support of Mercury, and she herself takes on mercurial qualities. Your conversations with lovers may be increasingly quick witted, but just as easily could be full of quick mood changes as Venus tried to make up her mind on what she wants. The sign of the twins may have given her more options to choose from then she expected to have.

Neptune at 20 degrees of Pisces also trines the sun and the moon. Water, water, water. Emotions run high and this trine will facilitate those sleepy day dreams, our hazy musings, our inspired artistic thinking or creative juices. Just make sure this Neptune energy isn’t working toward your detriment, such as leading you into a fog of misdirection, where information may be unreliable and deceptive. Double check the information you get and don’t take anyone’s word at face value.

Uranus in Taurus at 10 degrees has made it through the first decan of our very different world, since when he first entered in May of 2018. He is reshaping our material world and resources in slow and cataclysmic ways. We can interpret a large part of this will be the falling away of some of the last of the previous generations who saw the Great Wars, the graying of the Boomers, and how this will affect the wealth of the Millennials who come after. The pandemic has spurred the Federal Reserve to introduce aggressive monetary policies to help shore up the impact of the shut down. How we acquire resources and use them will change over the coming years, and no doubt the foundation for those changes has just been set.

Full Moon Penumbral Eclipse July 5: Cancer-Capricorn Polarity

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Full Moon Penumbral Lunar Eclipse at 13 Capricorn, July 5, 2020 12:44 AM

This time around we find ourselves at the next Penumbral full moon lunar eclipse. Over and over again we find ourselves presented with challenges by the planets, but perhaps none so much as eclipse season. How are you progressing in your journey of this incredible and vital life?

This time, we experience the eclipse on July 5, in the early morning hours of 12:44 EST. The moon positioned at 13 degrees of Capricorn, opposing the sun at 13 degrees of Cancer. The Capricorn – Cancer polarity is the overriding theme of this lunation. These cardinal signs encompass some of the most important elements of our lives. Cancer is ruled by the moon, and so is at his detriment in the sign of Capricorn, forced to look upon the place where he is at his happiest. This makes for a very unsatisfying eclipse. 

Capricorn is the natural 10th house and is ruled by Saturn. Here, work and career is highlighted, rules and the status quo are of importance. We may have volatile emotions embedded in the career field now, nerves may fray, and the crossing of the moon through the 10th house may also, along with the power of the eclipse, usher in endings at the work place, or the endings of projects. 

Our personal life may become the subject of public events. How that manifests will come down to individual charts, but expect more break ups between lovers, severed relationships of people who may have formerly been living together, and also, for career positions to come to an end – either expected, or unexpected.

With the sun in Cancer, we will feel nostalgic, we may wish to hang on to the comforts of home and the home environment. Perhaps all the remote work some have experienced is wearing thin, or the opposite has happened — a deeper desire to dig in has taken hold. This lunation will transform our work space, and transform our home space — and in some cases, those places will be one and the same.

Mercury tags along close to the sun, but not too close to be tightly conjunct in Cancer, at 7 degrees. Still moving retrograde, this does mean Mercury and the sun will pass each other, suggesting that Mercury is not only in retrograde and causing his usual amount of frustration, but that additionally as he comes closer and reaches combustion with the sun, communications will be harder and harder. Mercury will have continuing problems communicating effectively. Take a deep breath and be patient with everyone at home, and check the telecommunications equipment.

Venus is striving through Gemini, where she has tread before, but this time, going forward. She has been gaining clarity about her situation, and in the sign of Gemini, the twins, it would not be surprising if she is facing a choice between two lovers, two friends, two investments. Now comes the weighing of value between them all, and this full moon lunar eclipse is ripe for making permanent choices about which path to choose.

Venus sextiles Mars, who is at 4 degrees of Aries where he will remain for the majority of the year. Here, Mars is in his full power, happy to be in the sign he rules. Mars rules over the military, soldiers, warriors, but notably, also the police. Mars has great force, and in its most benevolent aspect, this force is intended to protect the weak, to safeguard those who cannot safe guard themselves. Mars at his best is a hero’s energy — giving of his spirit. 

Mars forms a loose square to the sun and the moon. This harsh aspect will find force meets with frustration and that warrior energy will be tested, and it’s expression may not be so benevolent. However, this square is not exact; we may find that the real test is less an expression of violence, but more a transformation of warriors everywhere. Mars in Aries loves new beginnings, and pioneering. Mars is about to be taking down and reconsidering his old structures for new, since we have a retrograde on the horizon. Expect this moon to see a change in how aggression is dealt with. The resolution will accompany friction.

Saturn at 29 degrees of Capricorn and retrograde, is clustered with Pluto at 24 degrees, and Jupiter at 23 degrees. Saturn is coming back in to take care of unfinished business, and he will no doubt be reconfiguring the status quo to accommodate the huge generational changes that Pluto and Jupiter will usher in. Expect the law to be a recurring theme. Keep an eye on the Supreme Court Justices, for the landmark decisions they make during this period will echo for a generation to come. 

The uglier aspect of this full moon eclipse is the Jupiter and Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. Pluto destroys and transforms, while Jupiter expands. This is a potent combination, and Jupiter is not happy to be in the constraining house of Saturn. We hope this conjunction passes us by with as little damage as possible, but I would expect to see corporations suffer serious blows, more struggles with economic constraints brought by the coronavirus, and unfortunately, the possible expansion of infection of the virus. This may be further exacerbated by aspect to Neptune in Pisces, who sextiles Pluto, bringing in the moist environment that some of have speculated gave rise to the virus as well, as the origin was indeed, a “wet market”, and between Pisces and Cancer, we have quite a bit of water to contend with.

Uranus at 10 degrees of Taurus is trining the moon in Cancer. He is a third of the way through his journey in Uranus, and we can see by now that changes have been made to the landscape specifically in terms of resources and values. While there are many thoughts on what more can we expect from this aspect – imminent legalization of marijuana, disruption in currency or cryptocurrency — there can be no clearer picture than what is emerging right in front of us, with the monumental job losses suffered in the United States thus far. The issue of resources will be not only those of earth, those of money, but also, those of spiritual mettle and character, as we confront difficulties that will force us to find the inner “gold” of alchemy. 

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