Grab your cosmic pool floaties, cat and kittens, because the energetic tides are strong this summer! The month of July is swirling with a cosmic cocktail that’s priming our hearts and minds to surrender to healing through Love with a capital L. Your girl Artemis Ashley wants to share with you a few words of astro advice to assist you during this summer to remember. The two biggest influences I have my eye on for the summer are Mercury retrograde and the two eclipses happening on the Cancer and Capricorn axis. This post will be about the eclipses, with one on Mercury Retrograde next week!
July 2nd marks the total solar eclipse in Cancer. For you astro savvy readers, the eclipse will be at 10° Cancer, exact at 2:16PM. So, if you have planets and chart angles in the 7-13° range of the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) you will likely be feeling the energetic waves of this particular eclipse pretty strongly!
I like to compare eclipse season as a cosmic tune-up of sorts. When it comes to your soul purpose, have you been following your compass? Eclipse season often has magnetic and profound effects that are like nudges from Spirit on how to re-align with your spiritual priorities. Often people, events, and other circumstances feel like a fateful meeting during this time. People from our past will also come back into our lives in order for us to tie up loose ends and move forward. It’s very important during this time to use intuitive discernment as to who and what truly no longer serves holding space in your current reality. Basically, if you’re given the opportunity to say farewell to something, don’t mistake it as a cue to bring allathat baggage back into your life!
During the solar eclipse, Drill Sergeant Saturn is conjunct the South Node in Capricorn. Karmic lessons + contracts pertaining to our relationship with authority and patriarchal systems are up for review and assessment, and we’re essentially being given the opportunity to step off the karmic wheel regarding some of our karmic patterning by simply taking responsibility for our energy.
For example, an empath who is a chronic over-giver may have a huge “Aha!” moment and realize a spiritual lesson of theirs has been learning to recognize the patterns of a chronic over-taker. As long as they are willing to over give of themselves, they will keep running into those who are more than willing to over-take (and then some!). This may be something akin to an ancestral pattern in their family they now have the opportunity to say “no more” to through choice.
Since Saturn will be sextiling Neptune during the eclipse, applying maturity and taking responsibility for our role in spiritual pursuits brings great breakthroughs and downloads from our spirit guides. The eclipse will also be squaring Chiron in Aries, adding a “healer, heal thyself” dynamic to everything. Is there an area of your life where you have reached a crisis point when it comes to choosing your own stability and health vs what others are wanting or expecting of you? Choose to love yourself by acknowledging one sided energy zapping situations and adjust appropriately. The eclipse is also sextiling Uranus in Taurus, which I am interpreting as our ability to receive information via our senses being amplified if you’re willing to tune in. You can reach out and touch the magic at this time.
Since this solar eclipse is in Cancer, how we nurture ourselves is the largest factor at play. Cancers are stereotyped as home bodies, but if you think about the sign itself being symbolized as a crab I feel like it’s a huge reminder that our bodies are our home! We would do well to remember that our bodies are the “home” for our consciousness and spirit while we are alive. Our bodies communicate with us to let us know what it going on, when we are in danger, and when we’re surrounded by love. The sign of Cancer is ruled by the moon, and our intuition and dreams play a critical role in what we are digesting and stepping into this eclipse season. Do you treat your home with reverence and respect?
Our heart chakras and sacral chakras are going to be doing a lot of work during July, clearing blocks and amplifying messages for us. Please take care of yourselves by staying hydrated, eating a lot of leafy green, orange, and red veggies, and paying attention to your dreams! For those struggling with anxiety during this time, remember that the number one tool in your spiritual arsenal is your heart. When we tap into our heart chakras and allow Love to flow in and through us we can change our vibe and outlook on the situation we are in. It can be challenging, especially with blockages due to trauma, but with enough time, patience, and care it is absolutely possible! And for when it’s hard to take it even day by day, please remind yourself that nothing is static this too shall pass. There are so many gifted and talented individuals at the fair who can help point you in the direction to begin tapping into your heart chakra in deeper and deeper ways. Come join us this weekend and play!
See you, space cowboys,