This years Cancer season falls in alignment with the start of a plethora of planetary retrogrades(Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto), AND in the midst of Eclipse season. Spirit has kindly corrected me several times when using the term “Retrograde Season”. Instead, we’ve both agreed that what we will all experience is a season of Resurrection and Restoration. It was my intention to drop a blog post full of astrological facts, symbolism, and planetary dates, but again Spirit jumps in and say’s to switch it up. You’ll see as we flow through this Resurrection and Retrograde season, there will be more themes of “let’s switch it up”. See, the bigger picture behind the retrograde and eclipse energies, is how solid are the foundation’s of your awareness of self and community? What are you motivated to do with the prosperity you seek? On July 13, the first Partial Lunar Eclipse of the Summer season accompanies the Cancer New Moon, bringing shift and illumination in your ideas of family, security, and feeling protected in your environment. Just two weeks later, we’ll experience a Total Lunar Eclipse accompanied by the Full Moon in structured and law-abiding Capricorn. This sparks a series of Eclipses on the Cancer/Capricorn axis, between now and July 2020. I feel it in my gut, that we are all being asked to reevaluate why we so heavily stand up for a system that truly does not have our highest good in mind.
As I look at the King of Pentacles as the theme for this Cancer season, I feel heavily our desire to obtain the wealth and freedom this Country promised so many of our ancestors all those years ago. Motivated by the “white picket fence” life, and the all mighty dollar, we’ve put our heads down and freedom to the side, to work toward goals that are seemingly illusive. Money became the middle man to health, happiness, security, and living the dream. Between peace of mind and a piece of the pie, is self-sacrifice. These ideas are rooted in the home and family, and in our 4th House. Flowing through Cancer season, you will find more focus on the stability of your foundations. What have your parents taught you about your place and rights in this World? How did your environment shape your ability to empathize with others and nurture your intuition? Have you been taught to thrive, or simply survive?
Cancer season 2018, will bring to you an abundance of opportunities to rewrite the generational narratives that have lasted far too long. Not just within your family, but within the collective. This nation began on July 4, 1776, but our ancestors want you to remember that there were foundations and narratives being built and destroyed long before then. The King of Pentacles points to establishing security and wealth on your own terms. Everything he touches, turns to gold. His, is an energy that knows the value of self-worth, and shares what he accumulates with the collective. This is taking the knowledge your ancestors have given you, and the knowledge that you DO have the Power to live this life as YOU desire to, and ending this cycle once and for all. It may just be you, your ancestors, and your Tribe fighting this fight to end these narratives, but know that they are all you need. You have to start somewhere, and the time to start is now. Focus on the image of the King of Pentacles. Are you the bull pulling the weight of those who have told you that the road to prosperity is paved with self-sacrifice and greed? No. You are the Prince and Princess steering the Chariot of Earth. Take the reigns and steer yourself toward true and unlimited wealth. Affirm that your wealth is in your hands, for you to define and establish.
-Kai Luna Moon
JULY ASTRO ALCHEMY:
- Jupiter♃ Stations Direct July 10, 2018
- New Moon🌑 in Cancer ♋ July 13, 2018
- Partial Lunar Eclipse July 13, 2018
- Full Moon🌕 in Capricorn♑ July 27, 2018
- Total Lunar Eclipse July 27, 2018
- Mercury☿ Rx July 26-August 19, 2018.