This is not always going to be easy, as we are conditioned to throw our energies into more achievement, more success, more ambition. It’s hard at times to just “take rest” and find our way back to home and hearth, back to family, back to what really matters – connection. The tense aspects between the signs of Cancer and Capricorn reflect this inner conflict, and we may see this in our external worlds, specifically when it comes to family and career.
The eclipse mid-July highlights our need to choose our hearts, choose to nurture ourselves and choose home, and with Mercury Retrograde in Cancer for much of the month, we will be asked to learn to communicate our needs in a creative, empathetic and reflective way to make decisions ever so mindfully.
Aries ♈︎ March 20-April 20
This is a powerful month for you, Aries, and the tension in the area of your career and your home ask you to find a balance between these two very important personal topics in your life. You won’t be immune to pressure, and it’ll be ever so important for you to mindfully check and double-check the messages you’re putting across, lest you appear unclear. There may be a few moments of feeling as if the world is on your shoulders, so when you sense this, make time to retreat a little to gather your energies – this will help you to keep rising in spite of the challenges that arise and empower you to conquer each and every one!
Gemstone: Clear Quartz
Taurus ♉︎ April 20-May 21
With the planets lining up in compatible earth and water signs for you this month, Taurus, you may feel as if you’re on top of things, more so than most of the people around you. Use this boost as a way to support your nearest and dearest and lend them some of that calm that you naturally carry. Mercury retrogrades in your communication zone, asking you to find some time for creativity and imagination, to rest and reflect, and with both a New and Full Moon here too, there could be the chance to begin something quite exciting that you’ve been passionate about for a while!
Gemini ♊︎ May 21-June 21
The focus for you this month is on finances, Gemini. Your choices and decisions will very much be focused on what nurtures you personally when it comes to money, and what structures you have to put in place when it comes to your business or shared resources with your partner. It could be a bit of a dance for you financially, and things come to a head around the eclipse mid-July, which could hopefully help you resolve the tension that’s been building. Your ruler, Mercury, retrogrades in this same zone, so do expect delays and try your best to be as patient as possible.
Cancer ♋︎ June 21-July 23
For you, Cancer, this month is a major turning point, especially when it comes to your primary relationships – romance or otherwise. Many of you will have a brand new, personal start with the New Moon on the 2nd of July, as well as have to release something in your relationship with the eclipse on the 16th . It could feel a touch overwhelming at times, and with Mercury going Retrograde in your sign too, you’ll need to take a moment to ponder your way forward before leaping into anything. The best things always require a little sacrifice, and you may find that this could make space for something newer and sweeter.
Leo ♌︎ July 23-August 23
Things rumble deeply under the surface for you this month, Leo, and it may feel as if a spotlight is shining into your deepest subconscious, bringing out those things in you that need love, nurturing and tender care. It’s a time in which you take a step back from the rat race and perhaps have a break, spending some valuable time alone to recuperate and recalibrate. This can be a particularly spiritual time for you, and you may find yourself needing to explore some inspiring meditative practices that can clear some of the confusion floating around this month.
Virgo ♍︎ August 23-September 23
With your ruler going retrograde over the month of July, you’ll need to take a moment to just breath and try not to overanalyze things. This is especially true when it comes to balancing personal pleasure with social needs, and there can be some wonderful opportunity for you to encounter new communities that make you feel nurtured and cared for, perhaps releasing a hereunto creative block. This is a time to form deeper connections with others and soak up the love available to you. If there are some friendships you need to release, let them go gently and with gratitude for what they have brought you.
Libra ♎︎ September 23-October 23
There are some tough challenges to navigate this month when it comes to both your career and your relationships, Libra, and the trick will be to find the ever-present and available compromise, which you are so good at. It won’t always be easy as you feel the pressure grow and have to precariously balance work, love and career, but you can do it – the New Moon may help you by opening a door of opportunity work-wise, which can help focus your energies. Try your best not to get too involved in power plays, and to stay away from drama, as that may just add too much to an already-full plate.
Gemstone: Lapis Lazuli
Scorpio ♏︎ October 23-November 22
Eclipses are less challenging for a Scorpio type, simply because you tend to thrive in an intense situation and are always able to jump to a crisis and use it to transform yourself and your world, to evolve. This New Moon and Eclipse offer you the chance to expand your horizons wider, to explore your self-development and to find ways of growing. You may find yourself returning to old ideas and beliefs, and finding some truth there. On a more practical level, travelling Scorpios could expect a couple of delays with Mercury Retrograde in this area, so it’s best to cultivate patience.
Sagittarius ♐︎ November 22-December 22
This month offers you an opportunity for an investment on a material level – with the new Moon in a money zone, you and your partner – business or love – may dive into something exciting and inspiring. There’ll be some decisions to make and you’ll have to find a balance between what makes you feel financially secure, and how much you’re willing to share. The eclipse mid-month highlights this tension, and may bring a few things to a crisis point, where you’ll have to sit with a sacrifice to make. It’s important to keep things in perspective and to perhaps hold off on any major contractual decisions until after Mercury Retrograde.
Capricorn ♑︎ December 22-January 20
The New and Full Moon Eclipse this month fall in your committed relationship area, Capricorn, and there could be some exciting developments at the beginning of the month for you with someone you love dearly. However, the eclipse mid-month may throw things into disarray and bring some old wounds to the surface to be dealt with. Mercury retrograde in this same area asks you to review and reflect on what has been said and to try not make any hasty decisions until the end of the month when your mind is clearer. Be sure to be kind to yourself and create opportunities for compassion and nurturing.
Aquarius ♈︎ January 20-February 18
It looks as if there are many new and wonderful work opportunities coming your way, Aquarius, though you’ll have to be extra-careful of signing anything prematurely with Mercury Retrograde in this zone. Be sure to find the balance between rest and routine and time to be a little unstructured so that you don’t become overwhelmed. It will also be highly important to take good care of your emotional and mental health over the month as the eclipse builds in your health area. This Eclipse will also ask that you release something work related, perhaps to make space for something new, though it may initially feel like a crisis.
Pisces ♓︎ February 18-March 20
Single Pisceans out there have some wonderful opportunities for a new romance developing with the New Moon early in the month – there is a lovely lineup of planets in this area which help you to feel very loving indeed! The Eclipse may bring a bit of a shakeup and you may be forced to make a decision between friends and love, though it’s very possible to strike a balance between the two. Go slowly with your decisions as Mercury is Retrograde in this selfsame relationship area, which could make communication a little sticky if you’re not mindful and sensitive to the undercurrents. Communicate with your heart rather than your mind, and you’ll find things are easier as the month rolls on!
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