July will surely be a month that many of us look back on and say that it felt like both a blur and a mirage. Cancer season is here to have us dig deeply into our emotions and assess the foundation of our lives. Cancer season is the time to ensure that our foundation is solid enough to build our dreams. Family, domesticity, and emotional security are highlighted in Cancer season and we are attentive to building relationships and projects of value. Nothing is fast or impulsive with Cancer energy — usually. But with a powerful New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer that takes place on July 2nd, we will feel a jolt of energy strike our lives. Working with Moonstone (in its polished or rough form) would be lovely at this time to help you usher in powerful and clear beginnings.
Eclipses are the Universe’s tool to bring destiny into our lives. Huge shifts, beginnings, and endings take place on eclipses — these events are long remembered as major turning points in our lives that directed us further along our path. New Moon Solar Eclipses, like the one we have on July 2nd, are usually optimistic and energetic — bringing growth into our lives. Everyone will experience a door opening at this time, so be sure to look around to see where the Universe is smiling. Lunar Eclipses are Full Moons with great intensity that usher in significant culminations and endings that are often highly emotional. Eclipses do not necessarily mark difficult passages, but we watch what they have to say because of its major transformative energy.
A mighty Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Capricorn occurs on July 16th, marking an important period of achievement in our lives. We will be looking back on the growth we’ve made since the beginning of the year and either reaping the rewards of our hard work or deciding that our current path is not suited for us. Capricorn energy is always concerned with the impact we leave on the world and the people around us. If we are not feeling fulfilled or following our true path, expect that it will be time to find a better and more practical option. Be certain to gather as many quartz crystals as possible at this time for they are divine conduits for manifestation. Your desires are within reach!
Amidst all of this cosmic dust, it is often difficult to see which course is the best for us to take. However, this month we will have Mercury Retrograde taking place from the 7th until the 31st. The whole month of July will be riddled with starts and stops, and confusion is likely. To channel this energy positively during the emotional and intellectual whirlwind, seek to ground yourself with a stone that activates the Root Chakra, such as Hematite or Red Jasper. These stones activate a focused and centered vibration and will do wonders for everyone at this energetically turbulent time.
Towards the end of the month, we have an energetic boost from the vibrant New Moon in the sign of Leo on the 31st. This is a signal from the cosmos encouraging us to use our creativity during this turning point in our lives. Leo is the sign of inspiration, sparking artistic talent, passion, love, and childlike joy, encouraging us to express our true selves and allowing us to connect better with other people around us and reveal just how beautiful it is to be human. Do not fear self-expression, for the New Moon will shed your worries and allow you to speak proudly from the heart. To supercharge this New Moon in Leo, spend some time with crystals that fuel your artistic side, such as Carnelian or Bumble Bee Jasper.
Even though July is full of great commotion, the calm after the storm will reveal all that we have to be grateful for - so don’t hide away this month. Listen to and honor your heart, for the Universe is ready to sprinkle your life with bountiful blessings.
Kyle Thomas is a professional astrologer and life coach known for his cosmic guidance from the stars. More info: www.kylethomasastrology.com