If everything’s connected, then hopefully some synchronicity will apply soon. Take for example the Thai soccer team being stuck in that cave. After an interminable period and the tragic death of a diver, the boys and the coach were rescued and made it to safety. The boys’ coach had previously trained as a monk and taught the kids how to meditate. It is meditation that powered the spiritual rescue, together with the actual technical aspects of the rescue mission.
Mr. President Trump is on his trip throughout the world, with his NATO and Putin mission, making all sorts of jabs about our Allies, imposing new tariff regulations, and flaunting his Supreme Court nominee. The recent inquiry into the FBI agent Strzok played like a scene in the Godfather. Mr. President Trump is not draining the swamp but running it while we are stuck in the cave. No apparent rescue is on the horizon.
Throwing up hands in frustration, shaking our heads because nothing can stop him; where is the Defining Moment? Astrology, cosmology, the gods, the Democrats and the voters seem impotent. Godzilla-like, Mr. President Trump stomps on all impediments, trashing everything.
There’s Plato’s Allegory of the Cave and then there’s the Thai cave. Instead of shadows we have the shadow acting out our darkest fears, spreading enmity wherever it goes with whatever it touches. The more hands are wrung, the more power it has. We are those kids, stuck in the cave unwittingly as the waters rise. The coach would say stay calm and meditate. The jeopardy is about to rise higher.
The synchronicity of the Thai cave is a good sign. Maybe Mueller and his team can make it through the dregs of the swamp and get us out of there. The energies are building to a denouement. The catastrophe of what has happened is about to be clearer. We are inching closer to an oligarchy as democracy ebbs away. The upcoming Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on July 27, on the heels of the Solar Eclipse Full Moon this past July 12, brings an aggressive and surprising attack-like energy. Mars, retrograde in Aquarius with the South Node, makes downturns of the past repeat in a weirdly accelerated way. We wake up one morning and suddenly everything’s different.
Can Mueller and his deep-sea divers get to us in time, before they are relegated to irrelevance? In the past words of the current Supreme Court nominee, a sitting President should be exempt from any criminal indictment. Was this nominee picked as a hedge for Trump with Mueller?
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon (exact on July 27) will blow something out of the water, five days before, after or during the Eclipse. What comes is unpredictable and surprising. Could it be an indictment? The proclamation that our country is now a kingdom? The disappearance of what we know as our government, now subsumed by something darker? Or the final escape from the cave and from our worst fears and nightmares?
Take the cue from the coach and the soccer team; stay calm in the face of despondency. Meditate for peace and for patience. It will all come out in the wash.
In individual astrology, the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon brings something unexpected for each of us. That thing you haven’t dealt with, the friend/family member that suddenly comes out of the woodwork, or the random anxiety you keep having all night could rear its ugly head. This period promises rage and the uprising of a group united by purpose. The period of May through the end of June will come back in some form. The progress you made then is going backwards and will cause a reaction. This period affects each of us with something failing, falling apart or not functioning. This is especially applicable if you are Aquarius or Aries; you might feel the burn of something volatile, disruptive and angry.
Mercury goes retrograde on July 25th-August 18th, which is close to the retrograde degree of Mars in late June. The anger that has been building is about to blow in mid-August, and it will get ticked off by events that happen between July 12 through the end of August. You do not want to get embroiled in an extended or arduous legal battle now, or any sort of wrangling or negotiation. It won’t turn out well. This period can be grueling for writers and researchers, as anything you do will be subject to questions, rewrites or extreme editing. Creative fields of television, advertising and technology will suffer some backlash.
Jupiter going direct on July 11 makes a trine aspect to Neptune through the third week of August. This brings more empathy and compassion for those who are suffering. This aspect brings an intensification of feelings that are spiritual, sympathetic and want to extend help. A good thing to do now is to say yes to anyone who asks for your help, no matter what their motivation. This period will be judged by the consciousness that accompanies any action. Let the two align, and you will bring some light into your cave that will in turn light a thousand more.
INDIVIDUAL SUN AND RISING SIGNS
ARIES, your ruler is going backwards in Aquarius. You might feel that what you’ve been doing since May is regressing or going sideways. The friendship, group or idealistic themes you have been struggling to negotiate get angrier and more agitated. You might want to go underground until it’s over. This head-shy part of you is not your best self.
The Lunar Eclipse Full Moon brings forth an issue or a person from the past that is unpredictable and chaotic. Your money house might shiver. The psychic burnout you are feeling won’t recover until Fall. Drink a cool beverage and control yourself. Driving, cars and martial men make you a little crazy. Any continuing theme of an emotional or financial issue en famille blows up into a thousand pieces. Keep it together.
TAURUS has the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon traveling with Mars, all of which square your Sun. Pay attention to the actions you take, as you will tend to take actions that don’t end up being too constructive. This impulsive and ill-considered time might provoke a reaction to a family or home condition. A sudden chaotic or unprepared-for situation that has been a long time in the making might activate.
You are facing 7 years of change. It’s not necessarily hard labor. Start the clock ticking now and go through your wardrobe, desk, memory box and clear out the clutter. Things get up and go without warning if you are not ahead of the curve. This applies to people too. Look around and make peace with those who provoke you. The way you speak to them, and to yourself, forms the context for your future. Don’t hang onto anything that you feel you can never live without. Attach, detach.
GEMINI has the Lunar Eclipse New Moon in your house of higher knowledge. If you have been angling back and forth since May around a trip or an educational pursuit, this period brings out any conflict. You can take action and travel, yet you might experience an unexpected disruption that comes as a surprise. Love and affection take on a different tone when you are more easy-going about what others think. A friend can be negative about your beloved or their connection with you.
Money and earning power is an issue; you might get tweaked by some past spending decision that has not worked out well. The time spent dredging up the past is gone; look to the future and plan a new tact with money, money management and self-esteem. Frustration that has been building since May will erupt before, during, or after the Eclipse. Allow the emotion to come to a head and froth, spill over and then be gone.
CANCER, you have the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon igniting a fire within. The combined issues of money, power, security and life-and-death combine to present a sense of feeling forced, positioned or exploited. Your past experience of feeling used (emotionally) does not go quietly into the night. Resist retaliating with an emotional free-fall. Agitation expressed with a boss or authority will not work out. You can sidestep the provocation that has been building since May and stay patient and occupied.
The empathy of Cancer often loses its boundaries and gives away the candy, the store, and the lease. You can correct this aspect and restructure your boundaries without snapping everything back to a prison-like death-hold. The correction that has been in play for most of this year around identity, health, profession and psyche will stabilize in September. Something or someone is leaving your life; make peace with the wound so healing can commence.
LEO has the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in your house of partnership. This time you got caught up in something, and someone attacked or challenged your integrity. Don’t take this as an invitation to a duel. Kindly step away from the ring and hold to your inner expectations about peace and innocence. This period could bring an eruption that becomes volatile and creates a lot of chaos.
Your pride and constancy will be rekindled. Don’t try to talk anyone back into being your friend. A need for emotional intimacy and integrity wants to win, but the demand for it will get you into trouble. Try to keep any inner fear or secrets secret. You are the lion that is roaming the forest. It’s your home, your castle and your inheritance. You are the king of your domain; act like a king or queen naturally and assume the proffered mantle of authority.
VIRGO has the dance of the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in your house of work and health. Something goes pop and over-reacts or goes out of control. Since the end of June, you might have felt you were on a rollercoaster going nowhere. Be calm and don’t give into anger or depression leveled at the Self. Some ideal or dream seems like it’s going backwards. There might be a good surprise in the store for you.
The regressive feelings and memories you currently have about being ignored or feeling overlooked or undervalued need to be addressed and resolved. The work world is too demanding and a little bit backward/unproductive. You can make a difference. Let the old attitudes that bring you down go; they aren’t helping you or doing any good for anyone. Your mission of service can bring a miracle. Animals and nature are a welcome retreat and benefit to balance all the angst.
LIBRA has the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in the house of love. Your need to go back and forth with a person that has let you down is startling. You might be angry at one person while fielding upsetting, indirect and ambiguous moments with another. The ups and downs of a relationship is disturbing you since the end of June. An unresponsive friend is sending confused and mixed messages. Is it love, support or avoidance?
Saturn makes you want to correct something from 7 years ago that has gone wrong. The home/family/office is in a quandary; who can you trust? These questions are searing into your mind a series of feelings and sequences that you cannot comprehend. The career/public episode that has recently passed is not completely over. Hang tough and stick with your boundaries. You are about to get a career inspiration, so don’t feel you are all alone on a lonely boat floating into eternity. You’re half right about most of it and you’re about to see the light of the other half.
SCORPIO has the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in your house of the home. The family and/or your homestead has taken a step forward. The back and forth of Mars since late June, however, makes you anxious about the true intentions of your partner, agent or representative. The self-doubt, questioning and double thinking of your actions can keep you up at night. Try to relax and let the right things happen, especially with cash and credit. Do not take regressive swipes at others.
Mars anchors something changeable in the work/heath sector. You can tell what is going on internally by how you are feeling. Jupiter is finishing its transit in Scorpio between now and November. You have seeded a bunch of trees this year; watch how the garden grows in the next 11 years. Your thinking pattern, which usually walks on the wild side, is about to be electrified into a new light that helps the last four years make more sense. Your love/romance sector and travel with the beloved allow you to fly away into a silver lining. Don’t escape reality, and don’t be in a hurry to pinch yourself awake from the present dream of life. You are at one with your heart now. Enjoy it alone.
SAGITTARIUS has the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in the house of short trips and the long game. Your plans changed recently and you are thinking about the future — and how you want it to go in a different direction from where it is now pointing. Whether you are with a partner or not, that feeling of aloneness is real. The inner-self has an editing process going on that wants to soothe the hidden hurt. At work you want to please, at home you want to escape.
Your emotional self is focused on potential endings and beginnings. Human lives and their downturns sometimes seem like a tragedy and a comedy, yet they both are vibrating crazily around you. Any newly awakened compassion is surprising you at every turn. The life lesson of love will be your constant companion for the next cycle. Pride is not so helpful now. Make peace with whatever has been interrupting your existence. Moving into the purity of heart from a chamber of darkness makes true forgiveness and freedom possible.
CAPRICORN has the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in your house of earning. The agitation you might feel around money/funding issues has increased over the last 6 months and now is at a turning point. What to do? The self-esteem connection cannot be ignored. You might feel stuck in a pattern that won’t give, no matter what you do. Saturn looks back over the last 13-14 years and 27-28 years. During that time, what decisions were made around limitation that were self-created?
The Node requires you evolve an altogether new attitude around self-worth. Uranus assists you in the next 7 years — especially if you can be innovative, original, a little eccentric, and going where no goat has gone before. The current slowdown in your life revolves around the potential of a new set of values you can live by and by being able to let what doesn’t serve you go. The partner is going through ups and downs; try to be patient with them, yet do not lose yourself with anyone or anything now. Career might finalize an option that has been ambiguous for the last few years. Stay consistent in integrity. The partner’s long-shot could strike gold.
AQUARIUS has the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon on you. Whatever has been in the background for the last six months comes forward and makes a big explosion or ends with a whimper. The volatility and drama of what you’re dealing with is unmistakable and compelling. It represents a place where angels fear to tread. Choose carefully in negotiation, in work, and with the signals you give off. You are at a turning point that represents a change in your professional identity, which will affect how you use and value your gifts. Uranus is unpredictable, and nothing (no matter how ironclad it seems) is a sure thing.
You need to see what is over-stimulating you and why it is so frustrating. Your experience of Mars in retrograde requires you to be thoughtful and not reactive. Take the time to be stabile with everything in your world. Do not let impulse rule. The secret life you’ve been living will come full circle in about six months.
PISCES has the Lunar Eclipse Full Moon in your 12th house. Some secret or hidden surprise waits for you. The emotional issue revolves around passion with children, creativity and romance. Drama and excitement that is uncontainable or difficult to perceive might throw you off your groove. You could be offered something on a silver platter that could rock your world or disrupt it chaotically.
Sleep might be erratic. Any repressed issue of anger or hurt feelings can cause excitement and might be undoing the flow of your energy. The offending issue might focus on money and how you feel you are at its beck and call. The true challenge centers on self-esteem. The love/children perspective brings something from out of nowhere that is intense and all-consuming. Recognize that learning comes in many forms and that awareness can be consistent in your actions. Try to not act against your own interests now, no matter what is demanded. Your undercover excursion brings a treasure – if you can take the cue from your dreams. Fear and anger are strange companions. Make the most of what is offered only if it suits your best interests.
July 14, 2018