On Sunday, July 11 at 12:41 pm PDT we will have our total solar eclipse at 19 degrees and 23 minutes of Cancer. The moon's umbral shadow crosses the South Pacific Ocean, connecting with Cook Islands (Mangaia), Easter Island (Isla de Pascua) and ends with the southern tip of Chile and Argentina.
A new moon signifies a new start; an eclipsed new moon indicates a powerful new start that will emerge over the next five or six months. Some would say our thoughts, words and actions are amplified 100,000 times on this day. This might be worth paying attention. Perhaps a little planning for the day would be in order. What would you like to create in alignment with Cancerian energies?
All astrological sign energies operate on a continuum from unhealthy to integrated, conscious expression. Cancerian energy can be clingy, needy, fearful, overly emotional, locked in the past and controlling as it seeks security and love. Healthy expression might be engaged with food, home, children and family issues. Conscious expression is deeply intuitive, nurturing, secure, loving and both powerful and gentle. Cancer aligns us with the divine feminine, the soothing waters of conscious expression and unconditional love.
Meditate on how this particular energy operates in your life. If you have strong Cancerian planets or a strong Moon, you might easily recognize yourself in these descriptions. If you are disconnected from your lunar energies you might recognize the descriptions as other people in your life, indicating it might be wise to own the qualities yourself rather than have others act it out in your story.
Connect with your favorite loving goddess or grandmother archetype. Fill your heart with love. Be the goddess.
Feed yourself well with healing energies and delicious, healthy food. Love your body. Soak in water. Play with children. Feather your nest.
Consider the family you came from and the family you are creating. Allow your imagination, a powerful tool of the intuitive process, to fill out the details of what negative cancerian energies you'd like to let go of as you visualize yourself embodying the loving, kind and secure energies of divine love. Practice giving the love you'd like to receive. Allow yourself to receive the abundance of love that is truly all around us without fear or holding.