Happy Birthday, Cancer friends!! This month brings a massive amount of energy for you to use however you want! With the Sun lighting up your 1st house, and in your own sign, the awesome possibilities burn bright. This is a time for rebirth and you can maximize your new chapters by taking the time to go within and figure out what you really want. Birthday wishes are real and you get 10 of them! Write them down, say them out loud, and most importantly, FEEL them as if they have already come true. You can phrase them something like this: I am so grateful that my desire for …… has been fulfilled in a magical way! This method employs the energy of desire that is true to the transit and focuses on the fulfillment, not the lack of, which is the absolute key to manifestation. You can see more about this in my video, Making Wishes Come True Using Astrological Power Periods.
The 1st house that is highlighted for you now is all about what you put out into the world/how the world sees you. Are you doing things that match how you want to be received? If not, how can you change aspects of your life where there is a disconnect to create coherence between what you want to be seen as and how you are showing up.
Often the Sun’s movement through this house brings attention to you. It could throw you into the limelight bringing in recognition and/or an increase in awareness of you and your work or other projects.
This house also rules your physical body so getting into or back into a daily physical routine is imperative. Balancing mental activity with physical movement is an important way to open up to inspiration and keep yourself healthy and mentally and emotionally clear.
At the same time as daily movement (walking, yoga, tai chi, etc.) is helpful for focus and reaching goals. Complementary stillness of mind and body through meditation is helps to use your actions most efficiently.
Even something simple like 20 minutes of physical exercise and 5-10 minutes of daily meditation can do a world of wondrous good 🙂
If you have physical ailments, the Sun’s placement in the 1st house could bring new insights. Feelings not felt, expressed with spiritual accountability, and cleared, turn into physical pain in your body. Finding the balance between getting things out that you are feeling, without talking too much about the same thing over and over or participating in avoidance behaviors is your mission 🙂 Symptoms from the past may resurface for further attention.
Having a daily way to cleanse your emotional field from things you tend to try to ‘work away’ is critical for your happiness and health. I love Marriage of Spirit by Leslie Temple Thurston exercises in Section 2 of the book for this (see below).
I also really love barefoot walking (which is also amazing for detoxifying) or holding your third eye and hands up on a tree (in colder weather that isn’t conducive to being barefoot) to help clear your field and balance your energy field. You will be surprised at the wonders this simple practice could bring when done consistently. The Earth frequency is very balancing to the human energy field and has been mitigated in more modern times because of the plastic and rubber shoe bottoms which block the energy from permeating the energy field in deeper ways.
Getting back to focusing on your breath will be another big piece for your best, happiest, and healthiest life 🙂
We have two powerful eclipses in July that could bring massive, and in some cases, sudden changes. Life may take on some surprises changes in trajectory now, things worked on could come through in a big way, and other such major news and experiences could roll in at this time. In general, it is not the best time to instigate something but it could be fine to say ‘yes’ to something that comes to you, just remember that Mercury will be retrograde from July 7-August 1, and this often brings confusion, changes to plans, or restrictions to information that could be relevant to making decisions.
If an agreement has to be made in July (and even through August 15) go for temporary or bridge agreements if possible to account for the changes that will likely come. Flexibility now could be key to making the best decisions and in cases where the certainty isn’t there, if you can postpone decisions, that could serve helpful.
In general at both eclipse time, and Mercury retro time, keeping commitments light to allow for space to focus on addressing anything that comes up, can really help to navigate the energies.
Travel can be well indicated during Mercury retrograde just note that shifts to proposed plans, plans being ‘called into question’ but then working out anyway, or other such uncertainty can be more likely now. Check vehicles, flight plans, and other information carefully as mishaps and miscommunications are more likely to occur. If you are in a situation where you have time and space to roll with the flow, it can be quite a delightful time for adventures 🙂
To get extensive information about what to avoid and how to best use Mercury retrograde and the shadow periods see my video on the topic.
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