It's a season of Eclipses, with three happening over the next month-plus. And while the first doesn’t occur until next week—a Cancer Solar Eclipse on July 12—we should remember that Eclipses aren’t a one-day phenomenon; rather, we begin to feel their life-shifting potentiality weeks before the first one adorns the sky and gain more clarity as to what they may have catalyzed for us month/s afterwards. Also remember that while we may feel a sea change during Eclipse Season, this new sea may feel a little murky and unclear for a while; after all, in Eclipse Season things are eclipse/d and obscured. So, if you don’t know where things are going, but know they are going somewhere new, try to make friends with the haziness, rather than having it solely be a source of stress.
I felt moved to start talking about Eclipses not only because next week is the first one of the season (the following two are July 27—an Aquarius Lunar Eclipse—and August 11—a Leo Solar Eclipse) but because we may get a little insight early this week as to what illumination the Lunar Eclipse may offer us. That’s because on Monday, Mercury in Leo dances through the same spot that the Sun will be in during the July 27 Eclipse. News received may foreshadow greater awareness that will enlighten you/us at the end of the month. Make notes of what ideas come to the forefront of your mind—and, actually, also the depth of your unconscious, perhaps through your nighttime dreams or daydreams. Then as the weeks unfold, see how these ideas may be related to a greater embrace of understanding of how to express yourself that is currently being ushered in.
This understanding may feel deep and tied to the directionality of the evolution of your life; and on the world stage, it may feel tied to a collectively connected path that’s unfurling. The reason being is that Mercury is also connecting to the North Node, the point of destiny; this connection is exact on Tuesday.
Dedicate some time mid-week to passionately tune into what you need to further your feeling of well-being. Focus upon how experiences in the past may have resulted in perceived wounds to activating your willpower. The awareness you glean may help you to burn away restrictions you feel and mobilize your greater ability to marshal your determination in pursuit of important goals.
Partnerships may be a fount of surprise this week. Take a fresh glance at the underlying dynamics between you and those that you have committed to; this can help you gain awareness as to current patterns that keep you in an unproductive hamster wheel of habitual motion. It can also help you discover new approaches that will allow you to access a greater sense of personal freedom in your individual lives that can emerge from your partnership.
The week also offers us the possibility of feeling more positive when we connect to the well of empathy and compassion that resides within us. With boundaries thinner, we could find ourselves connecting to the numinous, artistic inspiration, and/or the swells of unconditional love into which we can tap. The sensitivity inspired by this permeability may fill us with a sense of universal connectivity and yet it may also have us feel overwhelmed and disillusioned if we recognize the potentiality of humankind and then see that our shared reality isn’t matching up to that. Let yourself feel and yet not get washed away; if you’re finding yourself especially engulfed by emotions of sorrow, remember that you aren’t alone and that reaching out to a trusted ally may do wonders for both of you.
* Mercury at the spot that the Sun resides during the July 27 Lunar Eclipse
* Mercury/North Node Conjunction
* Moon/Chiron/Hygeia Conjunction
* Juno/Uranus Conjunction
* Sun/Jupiter Trine
* Mercury/Mars Opposition
* Mercury enters the shadow period of its upcoming retrograde cycle (which begins July 25)
* Sun/Neptune Trine
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