July gets off to a swimming start with a new moon in watery Cancer on 4th July, accompanied by Venus and Mercury, all forming a beautiful flowing aspect to Neptune in Pisces… fluid, imaginative, gentle, connected to all that is! But… but there’s more…. Pluto, King of the Underworld is opposing this bunch too, adding some drama , depth and intensity to the picture.
So… grab your snorkel and get ready for some deep sea diving in the month ahead, punctuated by some blissful, creative, in-the-moment inspired drifting. In astrology, water represents emotions, feelings, gut instincts and intuition. Cancer is the sign of mothering, nurturing, family and home. More importantly, the sign of the crab is about SECURITY.
Neptune in Pisces is gently coaxing us to find our security and stability from a deeper, more eternal source… to acknowledge the connection, magic and mystery that exists amongst all things and to trust it !
Imagine drifting along on your back in a turquoise sea… gentle sun on your face, soft nourishing water caressing your body… not a care in the world. You feel safe, held, nurtured, comfortable and connected to all that is… Bliss!
And then…. cue music…. The sky darkens a little, as a cloud passes over the sun and the air grows suddenly chilly. Before you know it, something grabs you by the ankle and pulls you under the water. This would be Pluto, who’s been cruising around like a sea monster, looking for some company, wanting to take you on a deeper exploration of your psyche.
For a few moments you’re completely disorientated, possibly fearing that you might never re-surface. After kicking and screaming and struggling with all your might, you realise that it’s not doing any good and that you might indeed drown if you continue. So, you decide to surrender and allow him to lead you into the nooks and crannies of your unconscious, coming up for a breath of air every now and then. Even though the water has changed, it’s still the same ocean and you’re still being held.
Pluto in Capricorn represents the security we get from external sources – our jobs, homes, status, as well as those big, hefty, governmental structures, bosses, authority figures, institutions and banking systems. With all that’s been going on globally, it’s pretty clear that things are changing on our planet and will never be the same again. That which we have always depended on to provide us with our security is in a constant state of flux and change, whether we like it or not.
Many of us are asking…What will become of us? What if we can’t earn the money we need to earn to support ourselves and our families? What if we can’t keep ourselves safe? Or, for the very rich – what if we lose the wealth we’ve built? I don’t think there’s anyone who isn’t feeling this on some level.
This month we’re being asked to really look at where we find our sense of security and stability from in this constantly changing world.
What is it that constitutes security for you? Is it your money, your job, business, love partner, family, group of friends, home?
Here’s it comes – the Sea monster ….Grab that snorkel…
What if every single thing that you’ve always though provides you with security were to leave your life or change completely… what then?
Who would you be, without the things you own, without the people who love you, without your job, your title, your home?
Who or what is it that lies beyond or beneath all of that?
Difficult questions, I know, but each of us needs to find those answers for ourselves. Neptune is at hand to encourage us to find the stability we search for within ourselves and through our eternal connection to Source. We’re encouraged to tune in, listen to our dreams and notice the signs that guide us to the centre of the storm and they are surely there, if we pay attention!
With all this Cancerian energy, I see this as a very good time to work with those needy little children that reside within each one of us and to re-parent ourselves on every level. We need to be very present and attentive to the fears and old conditioned beliefs that arise this month, as if we were dealing with frightened children…. Because we are?
If your children or nieces and nephews came to you and said, “I’m really scared”, what would you say to them? How would you nurture them? How would you support them?
Whatever you would say to them or do for them, do the same for yourself.
During July and August I’ll be facilitating four workshops to connect with, nourish and celebrate our inner children. In July we will meet and re-envision our 0 – 7 selves and in August our 7 to 18 selves. This is probably the most important work we can do on this journey of the Soul, so come and play for the day! See here or email me for details
Above all this month, allow the water this month to cleanse, soften and nourish you.
Take time to really connect with what nurtures you and makes you feel safe. It could be going into meditation, painting a picture, getting together with your special tribe and having a beautiful comforting meal, or perhaps running a hot bath, lying on the ground, allowing Mother Earth to hold you, or sitting quietly with a cup of tea and just connecting with the bigger you… the eternal you, the soulful you… the you that will be here long after Brexit and Trump and Malema and all the stuff of the world as we know it.
In life and Light