*Eleditor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy!
Themes of nourishment, home and heart continue through the first part of August, sparked by the New Moon that arrives August 2nd at 14:45 MDT, while transiting its own sign Cancer and Ashlesha nakshatra.
Cancer invites an emotional, heart centered focus for the coming waxing cycle. Energy moves in the direction of feelings, heart, home, comfort and grounding.
Libra is on the ascendant at the time of the New Moon, asking for balance—inner and outer—with self and others. Relationships become a focus for this cycle, while gains come from the heart and home. There’s a need to be in co-creation, building teams, support systems and alliances. Invite in more support and security. Ask for what you need and be clear with your self-expression. If you aren’t getting your needs met, you must first clarify your needs and then learn how to express them more effectively.
This cycle will remind about the power of your heart. Increased wisdom and greater strength arrive with your heart-centered focus. This is a powerful time for awakening your strength and core values. Are you moving toward a place of inner knowing and awakening or away from it?
The masculine, father, ego and power are resources for the weeks ahead.
Jupiter’s year long transit through Leo is coming to an end. Whenever a planet prepares to leave a sign, it becomes stronger. The lessons of the transit intensify and strengthen, as though offering one final chance to change and transform. The battle between Jupiter and Rahu continues to strengthen. This conflict is causing challenges both individually and globally.
Jupiter is about to move into Virgo for an entire year. This will bring strong shifts for all. Ego and power challenges will be replaced with communication and commerce issues as this air sign takes center stage.
For now, use the coming waxing moon cycle to maximize your heart power, inner energy and dharmic potential by finding your most essential core needs. Gather the resources and support necessary to find greater stability and strength. Gain from relationships as they are your most potent resource for healing, transformation and growth.
Your ability to remove the darkness within will determine how able you are to open new doors to self-love. Let the healing begin by reaching within, before you reach out.
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Author: Saraswati J.
Image: Unsplash/Adrienne Crow
Editor: Ashleigh Hitchcock