Welcome to July 2020! Finally, we enter a month where perhaps we can catch our breath?!? 2020 so far has proven to be one roller coaster ride after another. After the eclipses, you might feel pretty worn out and ready to have some fun. Luckily July 2020, offers a bit of a reprieve and a chance to finally catch your breath. I would say with 100% confidence that we all have earned it?
We begin the month on July 4th/5th, with a powerful and juicy Lunar Eclipse at 13 degrees of Capricorn. Lunar Eclipses are full moons on steroids and signify: massive endings, manifestations and culminations. All eclipses can bring: change, surprises and curve balls. Capricorn, the 10th zodiac sign is all about: order, responsibilities, work, duty and obligations. This is the final eclipse in the Cancer/Capricorn axis that began in 2018. A work project, business or investment might bear fruit or complete at this full moon. We will be asked to stand in a space of authority and responsibility for our past actions. Capricorn also rules karma, so past deeds, whether pleasant or not, will come back to us. Wherever Capricorn falls in your natal chart is where these powerful and life changing events will occur.
On July 12th, Mercury, the planet of: communication, the mind and contracts, turns direct at 5 degrees of Cancer. Slowly but surely, projects and plans will begin to be sorted out and move forward. Cancer, the 4th zodiac sign deals with: family, home and our emotional foundations. While Mercury was retrograde for the last 3 weeks, deep and emotional realizations connected to our soul and past wounds could have come up to be re-examined. Now, as the planet of the mind turns direct, still in the sensitive sign of the crab, we can begin to lay the groundwork and produce miracles connected to these epiphanies. Major childhood wounds could be sorted out as we surrender to forgiveness for ourselves and those in our family.
Moving to the mid month, on July 20th, we have an inspiring and comforting new moon at 28 degrees of Cancer. New moons herald: beginnings, invitations and fresh starts. Cancer, as described before, rules the 4th house of: home, family, emotional foundations and our soul. The New Moon in Cancer is actually a Black Moon, meaning its the 2nd new moon within a 30 day period. This signals a double dose of fresh starts within our emotional foundations and soul. A healing of the inner feminine is suggested here and a sense of comfort and security begins to unfold. This is a great new moon to purchase a new property or begin a project connected to your home and family.
On July 23rd, the Sun, which rules: our vitality, life force and core, moves from the watery sign of Cancer, over to its home in the fiery sign of Leo. All of a sudden we will feel a surge of courage and manifestation powers! Any time a planet or celestial body moves to its home sign, it gains tremendous strength and vitality. As the Sun enters Leo, a warm and sunny disposition of energy returns to our lives. We will be less in the deep waters of emotion and more in our heart space of authenticity and trust.
July 2020 is a month of renewal and a chance to put the pep back in our step. We finally have more planets in fire signs and this will add a sense of passion, fun and exuberance back to our weary hearts. This year of 2020 has been nothing short of crazy. While July still could exhibit some curve balls and unknowns, the planetary activity for the most part is relatively quiet.
As we step forward into the 2nd half of this year, remind yourself how far you have come and how courageous you have shown up to life. This isn’t a small act, but rather a brave and vulnerable stance of a true warrior. Acknowledge yourself and give thanks to these experiences that have made you: stronger, wiser and more grateful. July 2020 is here to bring: resolutions to past mental conflicts, the courage and willpower to achieve your goals and the remembrance of just how far you have come.
© Astromomma, 2020