Stay Open to Other Dimensions — Forecast for July 20th – 26th
This week’s headline items: the New Moon in Cancer becomes exact on Monday early afternoon (this also signifies the end of Eclipse season); Chiron’s Station phase ends on Tuesday; the Sun changes signs from Cancer to Leo on Wednesday, early morning; it’s time to start taking action on our New Moon intentions from Saturday, very early morning on; Mars enters its pre-Shadow phase later Saturday morning; Mercury finally ends its post-Shadow phase on Sunday afternoon.
There will be four Moon VoC phases this week: Monday early afternoon (for almost 2.5 hours), Tuesday evening (for a little over 23 hours), Friday evening (for almost 3 hours) and Sunday late evening (for a little over 3 hours).
Before we get to this week’s forecast, I’d like to mention two opportunities to further your own personal evolution at this time:
1- To get a better sense on how to become more emotionally mature, check out my webinar: “React vs. Respond — Where in the chart can we learn about our emotional maturity?” Find out how you can support yourself and others on the path towards becoming an emotionally healthy, responding being.
This webinar also includes a hand-out for all Moon-signs with coaching questions. Due to the importance of this subject at this time, I have decided to offer the webinar at a steep discount until the end of July! Click here for more info or to purchase.
2- For more info about the Chiron’s Station/Retrograde phase in Aries — and how it all relates to your own birth chart, watch my webinar on the subject. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s only available until July 21st, so get it now! Click here for more info or to purchase.
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Now, this week’s Forecast…
Monday, July 20th:
Monday, the Moon remains in protective, nurturing Cancer. It will journey there until 4:16pm EDT. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say to (and about) us, so be kind to yourself and others. Emotional safety is important to us at this time: We like connecting to the familiar, home or family becomes our sanctuary.
Nurture yourself and others, but remember: Make sure your glass is filled before letting others drink from it — otherwise we might start resenting others for draining our energies. This Moon placement, last week on Saturday (July 18th), started the build up towards the New Moon (exact later today).
Monday at 1:33pm EDT, the Moon aligns with the Sun in almost 28.5 degrees of Cancer, beginning a new Moon cycle, and officially ending Eclipse season. Yay! We have received our consciousness upgrades and can now move forward with any intentions we set in late June.
This is also the second New Moon in Cancer within a 4-week period. The last one, on June 20th, was a Solar Eclipse — and thus much more intense in nature than this one.
Cancer is the first water sign of the zodiac, as such, it relates to the development of the “emotional body” — so this Moon cycle will continue to amplify feelings, instincts and needs. Feel free to also watch my New Moon video on the subject.
Our feeling nature has been denied and suppressed for millennia, but we have begun to embrace it more fully — feelings are an essential source of information about our true needs — they are a dashboard that tells us what is healthy for us. When we don’t heed the information, we become dependent on others for validation and direction, or get lost in addictions and distractions.
With this second New Moon occurring in protective, introverted Cancer, we’ll continue to surround ourselves with quality and safety; we can expect anything connected to home, family, real-estate or childhood issues to be heightened in our awareness for the next four weeks.
Ask yourself: What does emotional maturity mean to me? How would I know if I had it?
With this New Moon we are dealing with a strong Saturn opposition to the New Moon, thus we might experience authoritarian or rigid attitudes — both toward and from others — and this could create some tension or oppositional behaviors.
As best you can, remain flexible and practice self-care, doing your best to take care of your emotional and physical body — that way, you’ll stay grounded in reality, and be less reactive.
Ask yourself: How could I be 5% more truthful to myself? How could I be 5% more self-responsible with my self-care? And for my responses to others?
Saturn’s opposition to the New Moon also invites us to… to read the whole New Moon article and get access to all the Coaching questions, click here.
Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in the following: 26-29 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries, Libra, or 0-1 degree of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).
The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month’s Moon cycle. Intentions are best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact — and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase. So this month, the best time to set intentions would be any time between 1:33pm and 1:55pm on Monday, July 20th; and then again from 4:16pm (July 20th) until 8:27pm on Tuesday, July 21st — please note that all times are given in the Eastern Daylight Timezone — the timezone New York City occupies.
If you live in a timezone other than EDT (US East Coast-time), I recommend you join my Facebook Fan-page or follow me on twitter, as I post reminders on July 20th and 21st to let you know when it is time to set your intentions 😉
Monday at 1:55pm EDT, we enter a Moon Void of Course (VoC), that lasts for almost 2.5 hours until 4:16pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to balance the need for the safe and familiar against a focus on career goals and long-term accomplishments. As best you can, remain flexible and practice self-care, doing your best to take care of your emotional and physical body — that way, you’ll remain able to stay grounded in reality, and less reactive.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don’t start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Monday afternoon ahead of time.
Monday at 4:16pm EDT, the Moon moves into fun and attention-loving Leo, where it will journey until Wednesday evening. We may lack objectivity and struggle with backing down or compromising. We all love to be admired — or at the very least acknowledged — for our greatness 🙂
So hand out some compliments — let people know how proud you are of them, tell them how much you love them. Come from the heart in this and all other things… be honest and authentic, as best you can. Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy as well. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones.
If there are no “outer children” around, how about getting in touch with your “inner child” — it’s definitely easier for the next two days. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps and heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you let out a tiny squeak, just thinking of it?
Monday evening, a Sun/Saturn opposition becomes exact at 6:28pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from last week, Friday (July 17th) on; and it will remain strong until this Thursday evening. We are called to balance our inner emotional processes and “needs” with a focus towards our long-term goals, contributions, and social standing. As best as you can, give yourself permission to…
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Sonja’s passion is for connecting with people and helping them transform their lives. This led her to train as a life coach, in addition to her lifelong study of Astrology. With her Readings, her coaching and her Soul-Based Astrology Courses she aims to empower and support people in fulfilling their life’s potential and aligning with Soul Purpose.