If you think that Tuesday’s Total Solar Eclipse and Wednesday’s shift by Chiron are ancient history, think again. As indicated on prior dates in this calendar, major celestial alignments and events from the day before or two days before are still percolating in the psychic atmosphere — influencing mega-millions of human beings around the globe. Fortunately, the lunar orb in Sagittarius carries a note of positive thinking, opportunity knocking, and essential optimism. This is certainly reinforced during the monthly Moon-Juno union (7:33AM PST). Energize primary partnerships in a respectful, balanced and harmonious manner. Be more fashion-conscious and check out the latest clothing designs and hair styles. Love vibrations increase in frequency when the Moon forms a supportive, 60-degree tie with Venus (2:30PM PST). However, tensions start to rise shortly after this sky pattern occurs as Venus forms an off-kilter, 150-degree link with Pallas (3:54PM PST), Saturn makes a similar, 150-degree liaison with Uranus (4:28PM PST) while Mercury parallels Pluto (6:44PM PST). Ouch! These three challenging alignments — happening within three hours — can easily cast a pall over the rest of the day and send you to a corner of the school room with a dunce cap on your head. Don’t go on an egocentric tear or push your agenda at all cost. The past (Saturn) and future (Uranus) are clashing, and problem-solving is more difficult than usual. Strive for greater objectivity, peace of mind and serenity to get through this 24-hour time-period relatively unscathed.
“Behold, my bothers, the spring has come; the earth has received the embraces of the sun and we shall soon see the results of that love!”
–Sitting Bull, SIOUX
Spring is the season of love. Spring is the season of new life, new relationships. It is the springtime that really reacts to the new position of Father Sun. New life forms all over the planet. Life is abundant. New cycles are created. Mother Earth changes colors, the flowers are abundant. It is the time for humans to observe nature and let nature create within us the feeling of Spring. We should let ourselves renew. We should let go of the feeling of Winter. We should be joyful and energetic.
My Maker, let me, today, feel the feelings of Spring.
The resistance you face can stop you in your tracks today, but it’s crucial that you don’t give up on a good idea. If you initially miss the lesson you’re being taught, slow down and listen carefully to what’s being said. The obstacles are more easily handled once you accept that they are there for a reason. Ironically, it’s less important to reach your destination now than it is to fine-tune your plans.
Although you probably have a very busy day ahead of you, it still may be hard to get going. Even after you begin your day’s work, you’re tempted to get by with doing less. But your energy builds and you’ll be ready to overcome anything that stands in your path once you find your pace. Just remember that you’re not the only one with an ambitious agenda. Getting the facts from another point of view can change your perspective and increase your options.
It’s tempting to waste the day running around in circles just trying to keep up with everything. But you may not get anywhere unless you’re willing to take some time for contemplation today. Be careful, for your current strategy should not be thought of as a retreat. You must stabilize the progress you already made because you could jeopardize your success if you continue to move too fast. Remember, reaching your goals is more like running a marathon than a sprint.
Today’s Solar Eclipse can be a harbinger of an energetic shift within your family. You could bury your head in the sand and be totally surprised by what happens, or you can co-create your future by living the change you seek. Start by sitting down and writing a list of resolutions, as if it is New Year’s Day. Focusing your intentions during the eclipse plants significant seeds of thought in your fertile imagination.
Today’s Solar Eclipse falls in your 12th House of Endings, revealing an unusual blending of two cycles, since the New Moon is like a fresh start. But beginning something new prior to completing old business can be problematic. Allow the current process to play out naturally or you might miss your chance. Your best bet is to stay aware of the interrelationship between what you are finishing and what you want to do next.
You may feel isolated today as the moody Cancer Eclipse shakes your 11th House of Community. At first, people that you usually count on are not as accessible as you wish. Fortunately, your true friends will come through just in time with the support that you need. Don’t draw the wrong conclusions prematurely; give others the benefit of the doubt instead of assuming the worst.
You feel the pressure to make a career move today as the Solar Eclipse activates your professional 10th house. But a minor family crisis may add stress to your day, especially if you’re already not seeing eye to eye with another family member. You might not be happy about how someone tries to control the situation now, but you should heed the smart advice, rather than throwing out an idea just because it makes you uncomfortable.
This caring New Moon Eclipse in softhearted Cancer helps you build emotional continuity, although it may come with a component of drama. You may be happy to know who you are and where you are heading. But your perspective can be so intense that you feel as if you must stand up for your beliefs. You need to tread extra carefully now, for you could inadvertently provoke a conflict by resorting to aggressive behavior. Try channeling your passion into physical activities instead.
You might be a bit uncertain as today’s Solar Eclipse evokes a sense of discomfort by pushing you to explore feelings that you would rather forget. Don’t belittle a friend’s melodrama by judging it as unimportant just so you don’t have to get involved. Your willingness to partake in a meaningful dialogue may be just what’s needed to take a relationship to a new level of intimacy.
An overly emotional interaction with a friend or partner today reveals that he or she has more going on now than you previously thought. You can tell that there’s a suppressed power issue in the background, but you don’t know what to do about the imbalance. If you confront it head-on, you could make matters worse. But if you let it slide, you may end up contributing to the weird energy. The conversation might be awkward at first, but if you can talk about your uneasiness without blaming anyone else you will be able to make a positive difference.
You don’t think that you’re harboring any resentments about your job, but it’s still not easy to let go of an unresolved hurt. Fortunately, you have a pretty good grasp of the source of your current negativity and it’s up to you now to clear the air. Be open to receiving helpful support from those who love you. Leaning on your friends and family gives you the strength to process your feelings and get on with the real work at hand.
You can finally stand firmly on the ground again after an extended period of uncertainty. But things are not as they seem and your foundation might not be as strong as you once thought. Don’t get hooked into overcompensating today; there’s really no good reason to flaunt your confidence. Nothing is gained by setting up a competitive dynamic where others are threatened by your success. Softening your stance now helps to relieve tensions and bring harmony back into your relationships.
Mercury in Leo
Friday, July 1, 10:38 pm PDT, Saturday, July 2, 1:38 am EDT
The communication planet is enriched with greater creativity and boldness now. Self-expression grows more dramatic, sometimes to effectively make a valid point or grandstand with immature insecurity. The potential for original thought grows when we take our ideas seriously, but take ourselves lightly. This way the focus is on the expressive and entertaining sides of Leo, rather than on the need to inflate our egos.
New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer
Friday, July 1, 1:54 am PDT, 4:54 am EDT
This New Moon in protective Cancer is a very powerful Solar Eclipse. Instead of planting seeds of security in our gardens of desire, we are challenged to break up the old soil of expectations about what will make us safe and happy. Cancer wants closeness and continuity but eclipses break patterns, especially when forming stressful 90-degree squares with volatile Uranus. Yet while Uranus sparks surprises, constraining Saturn and transformational Pluto also form tense aspects to the New Moon. Pressure is building that can affect major institutions, individuals and the environment and is best met with innovation, passion and commitment. Being a well-prepared and patient agent of change will radically improve lives while desperately holding onto the past can be futile and frustrating.
We may feel a sense of loss or disorientation with this Solar Eclipse, but it is time to burn some bridges with the past. However, we don’t need to erase all memories of what has come before. This New Moon is a clear signal that bold methods and beliefs are more likely to sustain personal growth and collective survival than returning to outmoded ideas.
Mercury in Gemini
Thursday, June 2, 1:03 pm PDT, 4:03 pm EDT