The demands of your larger goals in life may have been eclipsing your pleasure-seeking activities. Some might have a child. A new creative project might begin now. A Lunar Eclipse in the sixth , there could be changes necessary in your job or health routines. You can use this surge of emotional energy to make positive changes to your routines.
What’s Ahead for Each Sign of the Zodiac
Do something to improve your work conditions if they are annoying you. Get going on your exercise or nutrition program that you know you have to do in order to feel more balanced. A work project or a job itself can begin or end now. A physical or mental health issue might come to light. A Lunar Eclipse in the seventh house , partnerships may be tested, but there is nothing to fear if the relationship is strong. The seventh house represents an important one-to-one relationship—a marriage partner, significant other, business partner, or an adversary. You might suddenly find yourself with more social opportunities, or you might acquire many new clients.
It may be time to settle some of your debts, financial or otherwise. There can be new money coming into your life. A Lunar Eclipse in the ninth house , your personal beliefs may be tested. Your hunger for adventure or learning may come into focus. You want to take a leap of faith now. There may be an important beginning or culmination in education. If you are in business, a writer, or the like, you might reach a wider audience. A Lunar Eclipse in the tenth house , you may need to review and change your career goals.
Career matters come to a head, but as the seventh house from the fourth, so might a personal, domestic, family, or house and home matter. A Lunar Eclipse in the eleventh house , friendships may be tested, or your relationship to groups or organizations. There can be a major event involving a child or a romantic partner, or a culmination of a creative project can occur at this time. A Lunar Eclipse in the twelfth house , you may recognize an overwhelming need for rest and spiritual renewal.
There can be exposure of a private or even clandestine matter in some cases. Secrets can emerge at this time, or there can be a desire to do something private, secret, or risky. A work project can come to fruition. See also my Daily Horoscopes for July 16, , for sign-by-sign interpretations of this eclipse. Its effects can be felt up to six months after the actual date of the eclipse. This eclipse might challenge these matters and present opportunities for new beginnings. Flaws in an important system in our lives are revealed around the time of the eclipse, prompting us to redo or to start fresh.
We may find ourselves completely re-working this area of life. Something ends in order for something else to start anew. We may be called to give up something in order to move forward into a new chapter in our lives. We need to pay attention to our instincts, our deepest needs, and our feelings; and to recognize the importance of our family and our personal circle of friends and the security, sense of belonging, and safety we derive from them. We are called upon to get in touch with our vulnerability and our needs for intimacy, as well as opening ourselves up to accepting support from others; to offer and show support for others, without a hidden agenda; and we might begin a new project that involves improving the home itself, or improving domestic life in general.
With this potent Cancer energy, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond this Moon cycle. For some of us, circumstances are such that we need to pay more attention to these matters. We are reminded of our support system and our need for a sense of safety and security.
If we focus too much on achieving our career objectives at the expense of building a solid sense of personal satisfaction, we eventually become ineffective both personally and professionally. We may find ourselves completely re-working the areas of life ruled by Cancer in our charts. Nagging problems from the past six months need to be dealt with and put behind us.
An eclipse occurs close to the nodal axis, and this eclipse is closer to the North Node of the Moon. Still, there is an element of the unknown involved that can worry some. Those of us with planets and points strongly stimulated by this eclipse can feel especially drained and tired, both physically and emotionally. There is a need to let go, forgive, cleanse, and release. Eclipses can seem to wipe us out before we begin fresh. Major developments in the personal areas ruled by Cancer in our charts are likely to occur over the course of the next six months.
This eclipse is part of a set of eclipses falling along the Cancer-Capricorn axis. See dates below. Not everyone will feel the effects of the eclipse with the same intensity. Those whose personal planets are activated by the degree of the eclipse will feel its effects on a personal level the most.
This phase of the Moon occurs at 10 degrees and 38 minutes of Cancer, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 6 to 16 degrees of the Cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn most significantly. The chart of this eclipse is above. The first eclipse in this set happened in July and was a partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer.
Events last summer and fall may have started the ball rolling. Solar eclipses occurred at approximately the same degree as this July eclipse on June 30, , July 1, , and July 1, It might help to think back to these periods, if applicable, and consider the themes that surrounded your life back then in order to get a better understanding of what the current eclipse series might mean for you. The last time we had a set of Cancer-Capricorn eclipses was July to July , and this can also give clues as to life departments and themes may emerge through this set of Cancer-Capricorn eclipses.
If this eclipse stimulates your 1st-7th house axis , you are called upon to strike a balance between relationship and self. Issues of personal courage, confidence, and independence come to the fore over the next year. You may, for example, receive a cosmic push towards expressing yourself more creatively especially if degrees Cancer is in the first house and experience an increased drive to take charge of your life.
Basically, you will be learning to stand on your own two feet! This sequence of eclipses will alert you to the need to interact with others—either the public or through a close partnership especially if degrees Cancer is in the seventh house. For some, marriage or divorce will be an issue. For most, carving out a personal identity that includes a significant other who furthers their own personal growth will come into focus.
This eclipse should give you a push towards a stronger identity or sense of purposefulness through a close partnership. If this eclipse stimulates your 2nd-8th house axis , you will be called upon to strike a balance between your own needs for security and comfort and the same needs of other people, likely those of a significant other. If degrees Cancer is in the second house, personal finances will come into strong focus. How well have you taken care of your finances? More importantly, have you taken charge of your personal sense of security? If degrees Cancer is in the eighth house, issues of sexuality and spirituality may be a stronger focus.
In either case, issues of shared resources, sexuality, and possessions are featured. If degrees Cancer is in the second house, take charge of your life by taking the necessary steps to make yourself feel good and secure. You are called upon to make a stand and to tend to your comfort levels. If you do so, the positive effects will ricochet back into your intimate life. Get in touch with what feels most comfortable for you, and the intimacy level in your relationship will step up a notch. If degrees Cancer is in the eighth house, you are learning about the comfort levels of others.
Essentially, you are learning to share and to surrender yourself in a balanced manner! If the 3rd-9th house axis is stimulated by this eclipse, issues surrounding learning and sharing knowledge will come to the fore. If degrees Cancer is in the ninth house, you will be learning to expand your horizons, either through contact with people from an entirely different background than yours, travel, or higher learning. Your personal philosophy will be changing, and this eclipse gives you a push towards adopting beliefs that truly work for you in the real world.
If the 4thth house axis is stimulated by this eclipse, issues surrounding public and private lives, as well as attention to career and to family, are stimulated. The fourth house rules our instinctual needs, the domestic scene, our needs for security, and our focus on family and home life as well as relationships with family. The tenth house rules our needs for status, our career and reputation, our worldly ambitions, structure, and our drive for success.
Striking a balance between these issues is the focus of this sequence of eclipses. This eclipse is the first cosmic push for you to take charge of your private life. If degrees Cancer is in the tenth house, you are called upon to pay more attention to your career and public life, and to take charge of this important part of your life.
Either way, this can play out in a number of ways. Some may have to make some critical decisions due to situations in the life that force them to make choices between career and family goals. Some people are promoted or their career takes a new direction especially if an eclipse occurs close to the Midheaven. If this eclipse stimulates your 5thth house axis , social activity is the focus. The need to be appreciated by others, and the need for togetherness with others, comes into play. A love affair may begin or end under this influence.
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New contacts with others may also occur. If degrees Cancer is in the fifth, you will learn to let go of a fear of taking risks, and to develop the courage to strike out on your own individual and creative path without fear. You are called upon to deal with others in a more personal, involved, and loving manner, rather than falling back on reason and intellect, which detaches you from your feelings.
This series of eclipses is about learning to take personal risks, which requires a certain amount of self-confidence. If degrees Cancer is in the eleventh, you will be learning about letting go of your attachment to the drama of romance and personal relationships, as well as your willfulness. You are called upon to learn about the value of the team.
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You may need to give freedom to your romantic partner instead of expecting him or her to follow a script of your own making. You learn the value of brotherly love and the benefits of a sense of belonging to a community. Events are such that you move towards a more objective approach to your life and you cultivate true friendships. If degrees Cancer is in the sixth house, you are called upon to deal with the details and practicalities of everyday life, to become more organized, and to take charge of your routines.
Circumstances are such that you need to develop some healthy habits, routines, and schedules. Believing in a grand plan is fine, but practical concerns need to be dealt with as well. Recognizing your personal limitations in terms of just how much you can give to others and just how much compassion and understanding you can show is essential now. If degrees Cancer is in the twelfth house, over the next year you are called upon to rid yourself of guilt about under-performing, and to develop faith and trust in a larger more spiritual plan.
When this axis is stimulated, issues of guilt, worry, and anxiety become paramount. With the Leo-Aquarius axis involved, this Lunar Eclipse presses us to look more closely at our needs, lacks, and wants in our lives. The Leo-Aquarius polarity deals with the balance between all that is personal Leo and all that is impersonal Aquarius. The energy of Leo is creative self-expression and the boost to the individual ego that we receive through pleasure and romance, while Aquarius rules the group, more impersonal friendships, and objectivity. This Full Moon urges us to strike a balance between romance and friendship, and between expressing ourselves in personal and impersonal ways.
The Leo Moon is proud and intensely individual—not content with simply being just one of the team. The Aquarius Sun, while individualistic as well, values independence and the team. The Full Moon illuminates this conflict. Some sort of crisis which can be a crisis of consciousness or sudden awareness of a lack in our lives provides us with a golden opportunity to explore our emotional needs within the context of the house polarity where the eclipse occurs in our natal charts.
The Leo Moon is bold, creative, expressive, and loving, but can also be melodramatic and egoistic. Others will be moved towards romantic declarations or revelations. This eclipse occurs around the time of a fabulous Venus-Jupiter alignment, and can point to a sweet release of sorts. With the Leo-Aquarius axis involved, our larger work should be on reaching a good balance between focus on personal enjoyment and our need for community and altruism.
There can be a heightened awareness of flaws in our romantic relationships, relationships with children, and creative activities. There can be final word or final decisions now. It can be viewed as the final cosmic push regarding the themes it is stimulating. On January 21, , a Lunar Eclipse fell in Leo at a similar degree as the one occurring this year. In the Saturn-ruled sign of Capricorn, public life, career, reputation, achievement, and accountability are in sharp focus.
This eclipse is about new beginnings regarding all of these matters. This is a time for setting practical, attainable goals; working on developing maturity and common sense in the personality; considering the future, and preparing for it; focusing on concrete ways of developing self- discipline and self-mastery; finding ways to give satisfying form to wishes; making commitments and recognizing responsibilities; accepting that we are limited, and that, ironically, some of our limitations truly free us to explore deeper dimensions of experience by offering us a secure foundation, and nurturing our dreams in a realistic fashion.
Capricorn teaches us that recognizing our limitations actually frees us to focus on what matters, where we are, who we are, and where we want to go. With the potent Capricorn energy of the Solar Eclipse, we have the chance to make important changes in our lives that will benefit us well beyond this Moon cycle. The eclipse point itself is aligned with Saturn and Pluto, suggesting that we might need to work hard to achieve our goals, and possibly face some roadblocks along the way.
Its sextile to Neptune suggests we get help from the consideration of our emotional or spiritual needs and our ideals. This suggests that we may be hesitant about making changes, preferring to cling to the past. Letting go of something that has been holding us back is likely to figure. Eclipses conjunct the South Node tend to feel a bit more challenging than those aligning the North Node, at least initially, as we are called upon to give up or release something and to move out of a familiar place or a comfort zone.
We may find ourselves completely re-working the area of life ruled by Capricorn in our charts. Major developments in the personal areas ruled by Capricorn in our charts are likely to occur over the course of the next months. Note that this is one eclipse in a series of eclipses falling in Cancer-Capricorn. Not everyone will feel the effect of the eclipse with the same intensity.
Those whose personal planets are activated by the degree of the eclipse will most feel its effects on a personal level. This phase of the Moon occurs at 15 degrees and 25 minutes of Capricorn, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 10 to 25 degrees of the cardinal signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn most significantly. Solar eclipses occurred at approximately the same degree as this January eclipse on January 4, , January 4, , and January 4, It might help to think back to these periods and consider the themes that surrounded your life at that time in order to get a better understanding of what the current eclipse series might mean for you.
Most recent previous eclipse sets falling along the Cancer-Capricorn axis occurred from July to July , July to June , July to December , July to June You may, for example, receive a cosmic push towards expressing yourself more creatively especially if Capricorn is in the first house and experience an increased drive to take charge of your life. The August eclipse should give you a push towards a stronger identity or sense of purposefulness through a close partnership. If Capricorn is in the second house, personal finances will come into strong focus.
If Capricorn is in the eighth house, issues of sexuality and spirituality may be a stronger focus. If Capricorn is in the second house, take charge of your life by taking the necessary steps to make yourself feel good and secure. If Capricorn is in the eighth house, you are learning about the comfort levels of others. If Capricorn is in the ninth house, you will be learning to expand your horizons, either through contact with people from an entirely different background than yours, travel, or higher learning.
If Capricorn is in the tenth house, you are called upon to pay more attention to your career and public life, and to take charge of this important part of your life. If Capricorn is in the fifth, you will learn to let go of a fear of taking risks, and to develop the courage to strike out on your own individual and creative path without fear. If Capricorn is in the eleventh, you will be learning about letting go of your attachment to the drama of romance and personal relationships, as well as your willfulness.
If Capricorn is in the sixth house, you are called upon to deal with the details and practicalities of everyday life, to become more organized, and to take charge of your routines. If Capricorn is in the twelfth house, over the next year you are called upon to rid yourself of guilt about under-performing, and to develop faith and trust in a larger more spiritual plan.
The following horoscopes outline some of the ways this Solar Eclipse may affect the zodiac signs. These horoscopes are from my daily horoscopes Astro Highlights. This Solar Eclipse brings heightened awareness and sensitivity to your standing in society and your professional goals, dear Aries, as it happens in the professional or public sector of your solar chart.
There can be feelings of excitement or uneasiness, depending on how you handle change, surrounding career, reputation, and life path matters now. There can be an initial feeling of being stuck, blocked, or uncertain of your next step. Going forward, it will be a good time for developing new business plans and goals. A sense of renewal and reinvigoration regarding your career goals is on the horizon.
Changes in work, focus, life direction, bosses, authority figures, reputation, or your own authority and influence can occur now and in the coming few months. Significant shifts in how others see you can occur now. There can be recognition for your accomplishments. You are more actively aware of the need to bring added structure or rules into your life, or you might decide you need to improve your performance and general practices so that you can better follow certain rules. This is a phase in which you are exceptionally busy with career or public responsibilities. Drama or commotion stirred now paves the way for new approaches and new beginnings.
A fresh approach is encouraged. Goals for self-mastery and self-discipline should be made at this time. This eclipse is part of a set occurring from mid to mid that encourages you to find a better work-home life balance. Your goal now is to enter new beginnings with healthy confidence. You have more impact on others than usual, so use this time in the spotlight well, and avoid hasty moves. Making nice with people in high places, teachers, bosses, and parents can figure strongly, and there can be substantial changes in your life when it comes to your own influence or authority or with authority figures in your life.
Eclipses often have an effect of wiping out our energy as the slate is cleaned, after which energy slowly rebuilds. Transits occurring at the time of the eclipse have more staying power than usual since they are tied in with the eclipse energy. A Mercury-Mars square suggests impatience can be costly, particularly with words and methods, but a Sun-Neptune sextile suggests the consideration of spiritual goals can boost your business, or that you can benefit from past work and efforts now and in the coming months. This can bring invigorating events into your life that serve to nudge you out of your usual routine.
You are making a break from the past in some manner, which will help clear the path for future growth and development. There may be opportunities to broaden your horizons through travel, education, life experience, or adventure. There can be emerging opportunities to publish or promote your work, share your ideas, and enjoy mind-expanding experiences.
Meeting important people through these endeavors is possible. Transportation issues can also be in focus, with new avenues opening up for getting out and about. This eclipse might also bring some of you into contact with lawyers, professors, or publicists. The period ahead is excellent for discovering and expressing your need for exploration, travel, learning, new horizons, and spiritual food. This can be a time of a significant publishing, announcement, advancement, or new adventure, whether mental or physical.
Events occurring now and in the coming weeks and months can serve to push you out of your routine. In some way, you are making a break from the past. This eclipse is part of a series of eclipses from mid to mid Often enough, eclipses bring about a small crisis or shake-up that prompts a new direction or the need to venture beyond the usual routine.
Eclipse days can be emotionally exhausting, after which energy and motivation slowly but surely rebuild. Watch for impatience, particularly when communicating your plans. Rushing things will do you a disservice now. A Sun-Neptune influence helps pace you and encourages you to check in with your ideals. Friendships may be forged now. A Venus-Chiron transit active now is fabulous for your personal appeal, charm, and sincerity which comes shining through now.
With a Solar Eclipse bringing powerful energy to your intimacy sector, the period ahead is one of empowerment and discovery, dear Gemini. This is a time for working on yourself from the inside out, for addressing dependencies and issues of support, and for improving an intimate relationship. The period ahead is outstanding for focusing on issues of intimacy and sharing, as well as for developing self-mastery skills.
Goals to reduce debt, to get support, to quit a bad habit, or to understand your psychological workings better are favored now. On the other side of the coin, if dependencies have become burdensome or are limiting your growth, now is a great time to work on putting them behind you.
Cancer Monthly Horoscope
Taking small, progressive steps makes the most sense. In your solar eighth house, you have a chance to see your inner workings in new, meaningful ways. Occurring at the time of, and imprinted into the energies of, this eclipse is a Mercury-Mars square, which can give you a sense of haste that may not be warranted. Watch for impatience, particularly with your communications.
A Venus-Chiron trine and Sun-Neptune sextile also tie into this eclipse and boost your sense of support, calling, or mission as well as your connections with others now. Negotiations and one-to-one relationships are highlighted now and in the coming weeks. It can be a time for beginning new relationships or redefining existing ones in significant ways. A stronger awareness of the role someone plays in your life or the need for support and companionship may be in focus now.
When a Solar Eclipse happens, we are still symbolically in the dark, so that today and the next few are suitable for paying attention to news coming in and feelings emerging, but taking new action should wait at least a few days. This eclipse is the second in a set of many eclipses that began in mid and will end in mid Important decisions may be required of you in the coming weeks and months, particularly revolving around personal finances and business or personal possessions and valuables. For some, this can be about boundaries in a relationship or your sense of self-worth and how it affects your ability to support yourself or ask for what you want.
For Moon-ruled Cancers, any eclipse can bring heightened sensitivity. Because it occurs in your opposite sign, it has more impact on you and possibly a significant other in your life. Changes are in the works. The months ahead are important ones for exploring your need for partnership, whether this is about starting a significant relationship, committing to enhancing an existing one, or recognizing changing needs regarding relationships, dependence, and autonomy, in general. Take in now, and take action when it feels right.
Making contacts or making something public can be themes for some of you in the weeks ahead. This Solar Eclipse can prompt a refresh or new chapter in your life related to work, health, habits, and routines, dear Leo. It heralds a period when new diet regimes, healthy routines, and satisfying work schedules can be successfully initiated, and current ones improved or revamped. Circumstances around you can force these matters or simply motivate and prompt you to want to make big changes.
This period is marked by a desire to sort things out and to be useful. Over the coming weeks, it makes sense to take charge of your health, self-care initiatives, and work. Self-improvement is in high focus. Clearing up the clutter is necessary and beneficial now. Solar Eclipses often affect you more than others because Leos are ruled by the Sun, and it makes sense to take a light schedule. New plans and projects are on the horizon.
This Solar Eclipse occurs in your sector of romance, creative self-expression, recreation, children, and hobbies, dear Virgo. Events happening now and in the coming weeks set you up for new beginnings in one or more of these areas of life. Romantic inclinations are highlighted, as are any kind of celebratory, playful, and just-for-fun endeavors. You will be especially aware of your need for approval and feedback from others during this period, deriving pleasure from the ways your creativity impact the world around you.
This can be a passionate time for you and a time when you might feel bolder about sharing yourself or your creations than usual. You are likely to attract positive attention from others, especially romantically or creatively speaking, in the weeks and even months ahead of you. You may be starting a new hobby, reviving an old pastime, or stepping up a current one. You are making big decisions about recreation, hobbies, love, and children now and in the coming months.
Even if your life seems crammed with things to do, you need to learn to make the most of the time you do have for enjoying yourself. Pace yourself, though, because rushing into something is not advised now. Allow the process to unfold. Eclipses can drain your energy temporarily. This Solar Eclipse clears the way for new beginnings, dear Libra, particularly related to your personal life or living conditions and arrangements. The coming weeks are powerful for taking charge of your home life, attention to matters of security and safety, connecting with family and your own emotions.
This eclipse can serve as a cosmic nudge to find your roots, learn your worth, build your sense of security, and focus on building your support system or base of operations. The coming weeks are ideal for making long-range plans for the future, for any type of reorganizing or even remodeling of the home or home environment, and for family-related activities. There can be the need or desire to put your personal life first now, and changes may be afoot. The Solar Eclipse is a cosmic nudge to pay special attention to your support system as well as the support and nurturance you give others.
Improving living conditions and arrangements can be in strong focus. There can be some drama on the domestic front, but this ideally leads to a fresh perspective or a new beginning. Changes and improvements may be necessary as you reorganize your personal life, or shuffle around your priorities. This Solar Eclipse launches a favorable cycle in which to turn over a new leaf with your studies, communications, and connections, dear Scorpio. In the coming weeks and even months, you are likely to find new opportunities for learning and communicating or avenues for self-expression.
In some cases, this is about transportation and could be prompted by an event that forces the issue! Developing mental rapport with others, sharing ideas, and reaching out or pouring energies into your interests and studies can be in current focus and favorable. The period ahead is excellent for taking care of daily tasks with increased and renewed energy, although you could experience an initial feeling of being overwhelmed since eclipses can wipe us out before restoring energy.
News can come that steers you in a new direction. You might suddenly want to take a course or begin a new project, for example. There can be new channels emerging for expressing yourself in new ways or for getting around town! New equipment or transportation options may open up different opportunities and experiences. You draw your strength from flowing with the natural cycles and rhythms of the earth.
When out of balance and out of contact with the land and natural forces, you become overly attached to security in the form of money or trying to ensure that nothing ever changes in your small part of the world. Being peaceful is an important aspect of your contribution to life. Your Gemini Moon suggests that you operate both from your feelings and instincts and your mind. Learning to articulate your own inner experience, and helping others to do the same, would be important. You could be a writing teacher, a devoted correspondent or diarist, or a counselor or consultant.
Any of these would be an expression of your natural soul function. Your Moon is in Cancer as well, suggesting that deep sentiment, soulfulness, and the honoring of ancient roots and traditions is an important part of your contribution to life. Water and music play important roles in your life also. Because of your strong pull toward the past, you need to find ways for the past to nurture, strengthen, and add to your present life, rather than simply being nostalgic, becoming addicted to familiar or old ways, or trying to find a way back to the security of the womb.
Your Moon in Leo suggests that your sympathetic and nurturing qualities are infused with warmth, generous feeling and a strong sense of personal pride in the ones in your care. Your Moon in Virgo suggests that your caring is channeled into practical service, nursing, attending to the immediate practical or physical needs of people. You are sensitive and devoted, but perhaps not very demonstrative in ways that others recognize as tenderness or love. Serving families, mothers, or children in some way is an important way for you to fulfill your soul function. You also carry a deep feeling for beauty and part of your function in the world is to bring graciousness, sweetness and beauty into it.
The tendency to avert or avoid conflict can be a strength or a deficit. Your Moon in Scorpio suggests that, though you may appear mild and motherly or soft, you can be truly ferocious in your defense of anyone or anything you care about, especially those who depend upon you. You are the Mother Tiger, when threatened. Deep sentiment and compassion for the suffering color everything for you. Words may be difficult or not at all important to you.
What matters is soul, mystery and allegiances of the heart. Your Moon in Sagittarius suggests that your psychic and intuitional senses are very open and active. You are not as relentlessly upbeat and jolly, not such a party animal, and not as outgoing. Your Moon in Capricorn suggests that an emotional toughness and realism underlie your gentle exterior. The need to protect, to conserve, to uphold the family and to secure a solid base for your life colors much of what you do. Order and respect for tradition and heritage are an important aspect of your way of nurturing.
Your Aquarius Moon suggests your devotional energies and protective care are not only for your own immediate family, but also for a wider community. Your gift is to envision creative alternatives and to be an instrument of change regarding how we nurture one another. You could be politically or socially active in changing the school system, health care or other arenas where nurture and care is administered.
The rising of the feminine in our times is an important theme in your life. Your challenge is to somehow integrate this into your life in a balanced way. At times you may be confused as to where your true allegiance lies: with your family circle or with the broader world. People outside your family may see you as full of empathy and sensitive to their concerns, while your own family may feel from you a peculiar iciness and detachment at times, as if you wanted nothing to do with them or their needs.
It is probably true that you do not want to care for them solely and that is where creative solutions and alternatives come in! Have some compassion for yourself. It is quite a challenge to answer your deep need to be free, to live life on your own terms, and to make a significant contribution to the human race or the planet, while at the same time nurturing family and lasting intimacy in your life.
Your Moon in Pisces expands your empathy and devotion to include not just your own immediate family, but all of life. On the material level it reflects the group energy of humanity, so you are able to both feel the energies of other people and experience the flow of energy within yourself. It is this capacity to feel that gives rise to the nurturing side of this sign. The sign Cancer reminds us of water flowing downhill.
It is the relentless quality of the flow that you resonate with. Much of your feeling experience occurs on the soul level. If you see auras, you may see all the way to the soul level of the person. This can be both informative and frightening, as you may not wish to relate that closely with everyone. Therefore it is important for you to have a spiritual practice that is designed to cultivate clarity of mind. Movement is a key principle in your life.
How you begin the digestive process, for example, determines what you are able to assimilate from your food. The movement of fluids through your body is a familiar and comfortable barometer of your moods. Good spiritual practice may focus on movement as well. Walking meditation may be helpful for you. If you feel stuck, strenuous exercise may help to shake loose whatever is bothering you. Then you can return to a more meditative pace of movement. Follow movement with sitting for a few minutes to experience the inner calm that has been strengthened.
As you experience your spiritual being, you come to understand the two sides of the sign of Cancer. One side has to do with self-preservation and includes the nurturing you receive and the care you give to others. It includes the impulse to incarnate in the first place. The other side relates to immortality. Your creative energies are freed as you gain understanding of this aspect of life. By understanding the desire to incarnate, along with the truth of your immortal being, you perceive the flow of the evolutionary process across physical lifetimes. On the physical plane form is not necessarily rigid, and movement is not necessarily unrestricted.
The two aspects are intertwined in all living things. On the spiritual plane, form may seem less significant or less solid, but the principle of form continues to be active until Unity is achieved.
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You have a strong need for emotional security and a sense of belonging, and are deeply attached to the past: your heritage, roots, family, cherished friends, familiar places, etc. Making radical changes or moves away from what is known and safe can be very painful and difficult for you. You tend to cling and hold on to people, memories, possessions of personal or sentimental significance.
Having a home, a safe haven, is very important to you. You approach life emotionally and subjectively and are sensitive to the emotional atmosphere, the subtle undercurrents of feeling in and around you. Instinctive and non-rational, you are often unable to give a clear, simple explanation for your actions. Your emotions and personal loyalties tend to color your thoughts and opinions. You view life from a very personal perspective and often cannot mentally detach yourself from your own personal bias and prejudices.