Theme for the Eclipse Week: Active Healing
Happy Monday everyone! Last week and the week before brought up a lot of intense energy for everyone around remaining healing that we may have not even realized needed our attention until now. This is just the beginning of a long month cycle of eclipse energy that is asking us to really focus on getting that last bit of junk out of our closets and into the light for recognition. This time though, we are being told that we need to be more proactive about the healing process. This is not something that we can wait for, or just expect to happen to us. The themes of our remaining pain will be brought to the surface, but it is up to you to decide exactly how you are going to rewire or heal what comes up. Waiting for a sign from the universe, or waiting for the universe to decide something for you is not going to work this time. The universe is drudging all this stuff up for you already and saying; " Ok here it is, what are you going to do about it.?" It is time to put your big boy, or girl, or gender neutral pants on and be an adult about your life and where you need to grow. Nobody is coming in to save you or do this for you. It is time to save yourself and grow some new muscles. This week will bring up a lot of themes around these issues and we will want to get ourselves ready on Thursday to tell the universe where we are taking responsibility for and how we own our own role in our own lives. Where do we take responsibility for past choices that result in the place we are in now? Victim attitudes will get you nowhere and the universe has no sympathy for pity parties. Now is the time to clear some karma and carve a new path for the self. You are being given the space to do so during this next month and a half of Eclipse energy. Keep a look out on ritualritual.com this week for full article on Eclipse season!
Tarot Card of the week: The Chariot
Moon Void of Course 9:10AM
Moon Enters Gemini 9:58AM
Moon in Gemini has us starting out the week more focused on finding mental and social stimulation. Not only could our abilities to overthink, obsess, and worry over the little things be enhanced, but we could also need someone or some kind of outlet to share all of it with. I typically advise people prone to anxiety to get outside of themselves by going for a hike during the day, to the gym, or reading a book.
As someone who also has a tendency to be prone to anxiety I have found the best way to minimize overthinking things, is to start knocking things off of my to-do list and to stay busy physically and mentally busy in a productive way.
Strong Aspects During the Day PST
Mercury in Leo Square Jupiter in Scorpio 2:14AM
The energy of this transit we may have felt yesterday and we may feel it for a couple days. This energy enhances a lot of energy around procrastination, laziness, and misunderstanding around ourselves and our beliefs about the world. Last week we experienced a lot of energy from our past reminding us of things buried below that maybe we had not realized still needed healing. It caused a lot of us to feel insecure and reevaluate our position within some of our relationships or in our lives. This energy focuses on some of those themes but in a different way that is more self focused and asks us where we avoid responsibility in our own lives around healing and expansion of our perceptions about ourselves, our relationships, and how we love ourselves as well as others. Issues around family could come up at this time, and any type of avoidance on our part will manifest into lazy or sloth like behavior. Which is not a good thing with Moon in Gemini as this procrastination will turn into an unneeded anxiety where we fixate on things in an unhealthy way vs. actively healing.
Moon Square Venus in Leo 9:10AM
This energy enhances anxiety between our hearts and our minds. We are more prone to overthinking the emotional support in our lives we may not feel like we are getting at the moment, or we may be more prone to feeling insecure about ourselves. It is going to be imperative that we stay in a place of gratitude for what is real and actually good in our lives rather than false ideas around self deprecating conversations we are having in our heads.
Venus Enters Virgo 7:32PM
Venus leaves Leo today and enters the mutable earth sign of Virgo. This helps to ground some of the energy we have been feeling from the morning and pulls our hearts into a healthier place in the later part of the day. Venus will be in Virgo until August 6th and gives us an opportunity to find grounding and more practical ways of loving ourselves. It helps to bring us into reality and be less self obsessed. We are more focused on our ability to serve others and expand our ability to give.
Moon Trine Mars in Aquarius 11:27PM
This energy helps to harmonize our mental process into the evening. We may still be overthinking and obsessing if we did not take above advice and get in front of any potential problems, but if we were proactive and got everything done we needed to, we will feel much more at ease mentally as the night progresses. This energy, if you are having a hard time getting to sleep, is good for pushing yourself to learn something new. Read a book, or do something focused on stimulating your mind in a healthy way. If meditation is a positive way to relieve tension for you, focus on doing a calming Pranayama meditation.
Here is an intro to a Pranayama meditation:
Moon in Gemini
Moon Void of Course 1:01PM
Over all today we should be feeling some of the remnants of yesterdays energy. The above advice is still relevant for this day but we may be feeling a little bit more at ease or peace with some of the things coming up for us under the surface. Keep yourself productive throughout the day and you should feel ok despite any anxieties or tension. Anxiety manifests in the body when the body possesses energy that has no where to go. What can you do physically to release this energy in a healthy way? Sometimes rearranging or reorganizing a shelf or room in the house can help. If you are an artist or have some kind of craft, doing that is beneficial. Spending time outside and away from social media can also be beneficial if you are absorbing too much of the world.
Strong Aspects During the Day PST
Jupiter Stations Direct 10:04AM
This transit helps us to take a look at what demons or pain have presented themselves in the last month and to look at it head on and decide what we need to do to actively heal it. Active healing is the theme for this week.
Moon Sextile Mercury in Leo 10:24AM
Communication around the self is enhanced in the morning, and we could feel a large need to share ourselves with others. This energy is great for healing around the mind and heart and asks us to do some work in that area of our lives.
Moon Square Neptune in Pisces 1:01PM
Our perceptions become skewed in the later part of the day and we are more susceptible to falling for elusive behavior whether in other people, or in our own minds. What are the stories about your past you tell yourself? Are you trying to escape your current situation? If so, why? We may need to feed our need for escapism at times, but we need to ask ourselves why we feel the need to escape and whether we are processing our emotions in a healthy way. This transit is negative for those who are prone to escapism through substances. If you smoke, do drugs, drink, over eat, or procrastinate in an unhealthy way, you may need to find another way of dealing with yourself and your need to connect to yourself spiritually without indulging in unhealthy behavior. This week may result in a real wake up call if bad habits or unhealthy patterns continue going unacknowledged. Healthy ways of dealing with this emotional and mental tension are to get creative artistically, poetically, or musically.
Moon Enters Cancer 10:59AM
The double Cancer energy of the Moon and the Sun this week will have us all feeling raw and overly sensitive. We will need to make sure we block out some self care time and not push it too hard with others. A lot of emotional processing will be happening this week, make sure you make space for self love and take it easy on others as we are all feeling it.
Strong Aspects During the Day PST
Moon Sextile Venus in Virgo 2:09PMThis energy helps us to work through our emotions and feelings in a grounded and more practical way. We also may feel much more compassion towards others and their emotional process at this time. Finding ways of being of service to others will help open the heart chakra.
Moon Sextile Uranus in Taurus 2:36PM
We may realize during the afternoon that some real changes are taking place within and how that is manifesting in the physical. We may feel uncomfortable with some of the changes but we need to remember how much growth happens through change. It takes getting uncomfortable to move into that next state being we wish to achieve. Staying in a comfort zone never gets us to where we want to go unless going nowhere is the goal.
Moon Opposition Saturn in Capricorn 6:38PM
We feel ungrounded in the later part of the day and what needs doing in the physical vs. how we feel emotionally may conflict with each other. We need to give equal parts attention to our emotional and physical world right now as favoring one over the other is never any good. We must seek balance between our outer and inner worlds at this time.
Doing yoga and grounding meditations during these last few days of the week is very positive for the soul.
Root Chakra Music for Meditation:
Venus in Virgo Trine Uranus in Taurus 8:26PM
This energy enhances our ability to get things done in our physical world and to accept the required changes that need to take place. We will feel more in flow with change in the physical and there will be a layer of acceptance around things that may have previously scared us. This is great energy for initiating those physical changes and our connection to our physical world is enhanced in a positive way.
New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer 7:48PM
Moon Void of Course 7:48PM
This partial Solar Eclipse is significant as it marks the beginning of a series of eclipses over the next month that will have us revisiting themes from the eclipse time last year. This eclipse is extremely karmic and is asking us to face old woulds, inner demons, and clear away any karma that needs our focus at this time. This is a perfect time to reflect on where we were this time last year and where you have grown / what still needs healing and focus. I will have an article up for this weeks eclipse over on ritualritual.com and how you can best use this energy so keep an eye out.
Strong Aspects During the Day PST
Sun in Cancer Opposition Pluto in Capricorn 3:01AM
Themes around power and our perception of our own power within and in the physical are brought to our attention over the days of this transit.
What do we emotionally need in our lives to feel nurtured, supported and cared for and how does that play into our lives in the physical? Where do we seek control and where do we need transformation around our perceptions of control? We could feel resentment towards those who have hurt us in the past, and we could feel triggered to want to dominate others or ourselves emotionally to reclaim a sense of control or power over parts of our life we feel helpless. We need to evaluate where resentments may be coming up for us and ask ourselves what is rooted in reality and how can we let go and forgive and relinquish any unhealthy tension.
Moon Trine Jupiter in Scorpio 8:12AM
This energy brings up more things from our past that we must face in order to heal. We must not avoid the layers below the self that are trying to present themselves and ask us to face them head on. Our relationship to our mothers and women in our lives could come up during this time and how that has affected us in our growth. Inner child work is a theme during this time and healing anything that has caused us pain. We will feel more at harmony in confronting these themes and it is important we give ourselves a lot of space for self care.