Hi, I hope this finds you well and in good health!
Before starting on the 3 Astro Highlights of the Week, I would like to take this opportunity to say Happy Birthday to USA, which is celebrating a birthday on July 4, 2020.
USA Solar Return.
The solar return chart of the United States show that we will have a year concentrated on taxes, sex and sex abuse, financial support, insurance, the occult, aliens, and secrets coming to light. As to the job market, there will be unexpected changes with more technology usage. Maybe jobs will feel less of servitude and more of providing good quality service.
The healthcare system will go through a radical change as well. Lastly, we will all be driven to work hard and reach success. It will be a year filled with a lot of twists and turns with a little bit of surprises.
3 Astro Highlights.
Now let’s start with the 3 Astro Highlights of the week starting from June 29, 2020 to July 5, 2020.
First Astro Highlight.
The first Astro Highlight of the week is on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, when Jupiter in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricor for a second time. The third time these two (2) planets meet again will be on November 12, 2020. Please note that both planets are retrograde. We may see more talks about government aid, revisiting stay home orders, and certain businesses closing again since the virus on the rise. The key to all of this is to transform the negative into positive in this new world. We are invited to transform and grow a new vision that works for all of us during these uncertain times. We must strengthen our faith and know that fear is only an illusion.
Second Astro Highlight.
The second Astro Highlight is on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, when Saturn retrogrades back into Capricorn. This is a reminder that we still have some unfinished business having to do with structure, responsibility, displicine, and karma. We have to reevaluate our commitments and see what we wish to invest our time in.
Third Astro Highlight.
The third Astro Highlight of the week is on Sunday, July 5, 2020. We have a full moon, lunar eclipse at 13 degrees of Capricorn. This lunar eclipse opposes Mercury retrograde and trines Uranus in Taurus. This opposition with Mercury retrograde indicates that communication is important but it may be distorted and unclear making it difficult to resolve issues.
The lunar eclipse trines Uranus in Taurus bring sudden confirmation of emotions. You are able to express emotions without getting upset. It may be an opportunity to recognize your feelings for a bad situation and be able to heal and move on. Sudden insight of oneself can lead to self awareness.
Lastly, this is not a good time to do intentions, moonwater, rituals, etc. since the energy is strong, forceful, and conflicting. Also, this energy can last up to 6 months.
I hope this information is helpful and useful. Have an excellent week!
WHAT? Gatorade? No! It’s in R-E-T-R-O-G-R-A-D-E. People, let’s not freak out. It’s not the end of the world even if we already have other planets retrograding. Yes, this is a time for a lot of miscommunications, misunderstandings, disruption in technology, and confusion. There may be some cheating and stealing involved during this period, as well. But still, it’s really not that bad at all. This is a time to reflect and make better choices.
I’ve already had friends and clients reach out to me to ask “What does Mercury Retrograde mean?” and “How is this going to affect me?” and my response is: This isn’t a time to worry about just Mercury Retrograde, instead what they should really do is look at ALL the aspects in their life and do away with things, situations, and/or people who no longer meet their values or hold a true meaning in their lives. It is really ok to leave friendships, relationships, etc. that are toxic because we all come into this world to learn and evolve.
And if you really want to see where Mercury retrograde will affect you, look at your chart and see which house the transiting Mercury Retrograde is in. The house in your natal astrology chart will give you an indication as to where all the disruption will be. Continue reading to see how Mercury Retrograde affects each house.
What does Mercury Retrograde mean?
The planet Mercury rules communication, electronics, travel, contracts, and automobiles, and thieves. Mercury goes retrograde about three (3) times a year. It is said that Mercury moves in an opposite direction to planet Earth, so it gives the illusion that Mercury is moving backwards or moving in retrograde. But in reality, Mercury is just moving slower than Earth.
Honestly, Mercury in retrograde is really not a bad thing because it is an opportunity to take a pause in life and re-look at what’s going on in life to be able to review and make better choices and decisions. Yes, there are moments of confusion but it’s at those times that you need to step up and ask for clarification. At this time, you want to focus on doing the following:
Mercury Retrograde through the Houses.
If you know where you Mercury is in your natal chart, then you will be able to see where you will be affected. Below is my interpretation of Mercury Retrograde in the 12 houses.
Mercury Retrograde in the 1st house: Relearning and getting to know yourself again.
Mercury Retrograde in the 2nd house: Re-evaluate and reassess your values and finances.
Mercury Retrograde in the 3rd house: Relearn a language and refine your skills. Possible breakdowns in automobiles. Get your cars checked.
Mercury Retrograde in the 4th house: Reorganize your home. Re-check your alarm systems to avoid break-ins.
Mercury Retrograde in the 5th house: Reconnecting with ex-lovers whether you want to or not. Reconnect with a passion or hobby that was long forgotten.
Mercury Retrograde in the 6th house: Redo your routines and diets.
Mercury Retrograde in the 7th house: Re-evaluate your relationships with partners. A breakdown in communication can led to a breakup.
Mercury Retrograde in the 8th house: Redefine your definition of death. Possibly a time for rebirth of yourself and spirituality.
Mercury Retrograde in the 9th house: Re-check all of your flight information. Possibility of missing flights. Also, re-think how you can expand your higher consciousness.
Mercury Retrograde in the 10th house: Refocus your career goals and status.
Mercury Retrograde in the 11h house: Reconnect with friends. Revive old dreams.
Mercury Retrograde in the 12th house: Review all your fears and release it from your life, including your Karma.
All the craziness of tardiness, break downs, and miscommunications will be over once Mercury is done retrograding. In the meantime, hang in there and don’t rush to make quick decisions.
Cancer is the fourth sign in the Zodiac and it ruled by the moon. It’s element is water and it’s quality is Cardinal. Cancer rules the fourth house with has to do with family, home, mother, and finality. Key traits associated with Cancer are: nurturing, vulnerable, and sentimental.
Recognizing a Cancer.
The Cancerian’s moods are synchronized to the Moon. The lunar influence the oceans which causes the tides rise and fall, the same is with the Cancer person. You can recognize a Cancerian when you hear a crazy and contagious laughter. They’ll be the funniest one in the room.
You can recognize a cancer by 2 looks. The look is beautiful/ handsome round face, soft skin, grinning mouth, almost circular eyes, and baby-faced look. The second look is the “look of the crab”, which is a fairly large skull, an overhanging brow and high cheekbones. The brows look like a permanent frown and a pronounced lower jaw, and the teeth are either prominent or irregular in some way. The eyes are small and usually far apart. And their features are expressive.
The most vulnerable areas are the chest or breast region, the knees, kidneys, bladder and skin. The head and face areas are also sensitive, as are the stomach and the digestive system.
These people don’t want the spotlight but have an astonishing sense of publicity but only when they want to be noticed. Cancer covers their fears with crazy humor. Their tears are deep and fragile, which comes from their vulnerable heart. They can easily their feeling hurt with a harsh glance and/or tone. When hurt they disappear or hide into their protective shell and may retaliate secretly. Once wounded, it is hard to reach them. Cancer people seek retreat and solitude. Just like real crabs.
If you are born with the Sun in Cancer, you like to establish emotional connections with others. You like to nourish, support and protect them. The Sun in Cancer is all about emotions and intuition. Also, Cancer is a Cardinal sign, so these individuals always have a direction in life. Cancerians are strongly associated with family and domestic life.
Home where a Cancerian feel safe and secure and you will find them to be soft and vulnerable. Don’t let their hard shell fool you. Yes, the are tough and can fight back when need be but they are soft and sweet once they let you in. Many Cancerians are excellent cooks and will do anything to feed you and keep you comfortable.
Moon in Cancer.
People born with the Moon in Cancer, you are likely to be highly intuitive. They are likely to have strong empathy for others, and will feel the need to take action in order to nurture, support, and protect the ones they love. They have an astonishing sense of what others needs. They are driven immensely by emotion and the moods.
Cancer moon people like to feel appreciated and a little compliment goes along way. Cancer moon people are natural homemaker and they also appreciate being nurtured themselves, too. They have close bonds to their mamas and strive to be like the family matriarchs. They can have a tendency to become moody so it’s important that they have an emotional outlet.
Mercury in Cancer.
People born with Mercury in Cancer communicate with feeling with people. They can be subjective, personal, and withdrawn. They can be slow to respond at times, which gives people the impression that they are deep in thoughts. They are very good listeners and are thoughtful of others.
They are good in recalling things especially the past with a lot of emotions. They have a great memory. They are very good at holding a ton of information. I think they would make a great history teacher. When talking to others, they “feel out” people and they are good at picking up other people’s feelings. They don’t like arguments but are very good in starting arguments. Emotions are front and center.
Venus in Cancer.
People with Venus in Cancer love love love to snuggle. They are highly sensitive, nurturing, and possessive. They will give their shirt off their backs for someone they truly love. They can feel resentful if affection is not returned in a similar manner.
They will experience a roller coaster of emotional since they are so sensitive. They show their love through devotion and care. Venus in Cancer people are at their best when they feel safe and secure. If they dwell too much in the past, they become pessimistic. Venus in cancer love language is act of service.
Mars in Cancer.
A person with Mars in Cancer can hold his anger inside. When they trust someone with their emotions, they can’t get close enough to the person. But beware because they tend to be extremely moody. Conflicts can ruin their day.
Jupiter in Cancer.
Jupiter shows how we demonstrate our generosity. People with Jupiter in Cancer will welcome family, friends, and strangers into their home. Home become a great place for them to socialize. Their parties are filled with lots of food and drinks. They need to be careful with not gaining weight.
People with Jupiter in Cancer show their emotions in a grandeur way. Their mood swings are heavy but they are warm and charitable. They have a strong and unshakeable belief in the higher power. They are under the belief that great things happen when you help others with love.
Saturn in Cancer.
People with Saturn in Cancer have a sound judgment and do not react sensitive to things. They don’t demonstrate their emotions and prefers to hide them. They may give up opportunities to take care of family because family is very important to them. They believe that it’s their responsible to take care of the family.
Since they are restricted with emotions, it can lead the
Saturn in Cancer people to be depressed and fearful. They will build walls to
keep others at a distance. Guilt is also
a factor with this placement. With this placement, the person need to accept and
heal their past to live a better life.
The solar eclipse will take place at 3:16 pm EDT. and it’s where the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. A solar eclipse is very powerful than a new moon because the Moon obscures the Sun. The eclipse’s energy is potent and can last for up to a year. Some astrologers believe that the effects last as long as the eclipse is. For example, if the eclipse last for 4 minutes, then the effects of the eclipse will be up to 4 years. We, also have a new moon today, which represents the beginning of a new cycle.
Today at 3:16 pm eSt. the Solar Eclipse today takes place in the sign of Cancer at 10°37′. The solar eclipse (Sun and Moon in Cancer) sextile Uranus is a positive influence. There are new opportunities for new radical changes dealing with themes such as boundaries, your family roots, foundation, family dynamics, career, security, emotions, and structure. It’s a good time to spend with family or find creative ways to amend family conflicts.
Also, since the moon is eclipsing the sun it signifies that information can be hidden from view. Although, we are asked to raise our consciousness and level up in our lives, were can’t see ahead just yet. We will need to have faith that everything is changing for the better even if we don’t want to accept changes.
The signs most affected by the Solar Eclipse are Aries,Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn. If you have your sun or personal planets in said signs you will be affected heavily and the issues will lie in whatever section you have Cancer and Capricorn on your chart. Below is the Solar Eclipse in the houses.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN THE HOUSES
1st house: Nourish your body.
2nd house: Cultivate your self esteem and family bonds; grow money.
3rd house: Support a sibling or a neighbor.
4th house: Honor your home; mother.
5th house: Encourage children and hobbies.
6th house: Develop new skills at work.
7th house: Strengthen your relationship with your partner/ business partner.
8th house: Offer comfort to someone in trouble or suffering in some way.
9th house: Focus on expanding your mind, legal issues.
10th house: Focus on career and status, honor father.
11th house: Cherish your friendships.
12th house: Focus on self-care; dig deep into the unconscious.
The month of July is asking us to level up. Don’t be afraid of the changes. Sometimes we need to end things to start something new. Changes brings new beginnings.