By Sarah Biermann
I have noticed a few patterns with people (friends, family and clients and myself) that led me to checking into the astrology. What I’ve noticed is people are either experiencing change unexpectedly and are feeling very emotional or are feeling blocked in making changes they desire and are feeling very emotional. A cute and fun example of this was when my daughter came in and flopped on my bed and exclaimed, “Why couldn’t I have been born in Scotland? Why? WHY?! They have theee most lovely accent!” Of course, thirteen-year-old girls are prone to this type of thing, but she was really upset. She knew logically that she was being silly, but at the same time she really felt quite emotional. Other examples are not so cute or funny, not at all.
I started looking at the chart for the New Moon in Cancer on July 18th. Bingo! Both the Sun and the Moon in Cancer, the most sensitive sign. Cancer loves to be cozy and warm with her children tucked safely in bed. And that is definitely not being supported astrologically. Uranus, the planet of unexpected change and freedom is in Aries. Aries is interested in starting something new, being spontaneous, independent and free. Uranus has been going through a series of seven squares with Pluto in Capricorn. The first was on June 24th. This is being manifested as the upsetting of old institutions, financial, religious, education, etc. But right now Uranus is opposite Mars This is bringing the unexpected transforming events to a more personal level. The changes upset the status quo and require that we change to move forward.
Adding to this, Mercury went retrograde on July 13th and Uranus went retrograde on July 14th. When a planet is retrograde we tend to look back at things, re-evaluate, re-examine (just about anything that starts with re). Old things come up and it’s hard to get new things started. The frustration, resentment and anxiety we feel are amplified through the lens of Cancers sensitivity. Anybody been crying more than usual or feeling anxious and unsure?
The good news is that the Moon moves out of sensitive Cancer and into self-confident Leo on July 19th with the Sun following on July 22nd. This should ease up the intensity of our emotions. With Mars increasing his forward motion we are still being supported in making things happen. Mercury leaves “memory lane” (goes direct) on August 8th. Slow moving Uranus (It will be in Aries for about seven years.) will not move forward until December 13th. And the personalizing influence of the Mars opposition to Uranus is gradually fading away through the end of the July.
Keep breathing and releasing any emotions and know that this is a temporary stage. Try not to make decisions when you are in “high juice” (emotional). You’re less likely to be able to connect with your Greater Self’s higher vision and wisdom. This too shall pass.