Full Moon Eclipse in Capricorn

“An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backwards.  When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means its going to launch you into something great.  So just focus and keep aiming”.  We have a full moon in Capricorn happening on 5 July 2020 NZT which is also a lunar eclipse.   A lunar eclipse is when the Earth is in between the Sun and the Moon in direct alignment.  The lunar eclipse will always accompany a solar eclipse in the same lunar cycle but a solar eclipse can occur on its own without a lunar eclipse.  Therefore the lunar eclipse is always either 14 days after or before the solar eclipse.The full moon in Capricorn is collectively making us look at our goals in life, what has been fulfilled, what still needs to be achieved and possibly the lack of goals/structure in your life.  This full moon highlights that nothing in life is easy without setting goals to help you receive the rewards you are seeking.  It is a time that structures or foundations in your life that are not solid will break down but also structures that are solid are here to stay.  It is a time to look at where we are heading in the next phase of our journey and possibly moving city or country is the result of what needs to change in order to achieve this.  Where is home for you?  This full moon will have you reflecting on what career path it is you are really wanting to invest your energy into and what goals you are setting for yourself to help you achieve where it is you are wanting your career and life to go. After all, Capricorn is represented by the goat trying to reach the top of the mountain, how are you going to reach the top of your mountain? You will find yourself feeling very serious, looking at things from a very calculated point of view and seeing things as black and white. This full moon is giving you no room to sit back and see where you will end up by chance.  It is making you get down to serious business and take responsibility for your destiny.  This full moon is also highlighting where our boundaries with people need to be more clear.  On a broader scale, this full moon is highlighting an ending of the last 18 month cycle where we have had the nodes travelling through Cancer and Capricorn.  Look to your Natal chart with the house ruled by Capricorn to see where epiphanies will arise for you over this full moon.

Mars enters Aries

Mars enters Aries (which is its home sign) on 28 June 2020.  With all this water energy we may feel like we are drowning in, Mars will help to lift us out of the slow and procrastinating energy (that energy will not immediately disappear though, we still have a lot of Cancer energy at the moment).  Mars will be in Aries for the rest of the year which is pretty crazy…its only usually in a sign for 6 weeks.  It will spend some of that time retrograde, therefore this truely is a year of one step forwards, two steps backwards.  We have a lot of shedding to do this year, and this adds to some of that process when it goes retrograde. We better make the most of it while it is direct, so I suggest over the next couple of months to get out outside and complete those tasks you have be procrastinating on.  It is a great time to be doing more physical activity, however, do be careful as you may find yourself be more accident prone due to the impulsive nature Mars has in Aries.  Do watch your temper as you may feel more impatient – it is better to channel your energy into physical things if you find yourself behaving this way.  Mars in Aries represents war like energy so it will be interesting how the collective handle this energy for so long.  If this energy is not used properly it stagnates and creates headaches so also watch for this.  It is a great time to dive into new passions/projects, however, take a bit of time to assess the long term reality as you may find once Mars leaves Aries your energy/passion deflates.  There are super exciting times coming so jump on board to new opportunities quickly as there will definitely be unexpected things coming out of the blue.  Look to your Natal chart and the house ruled by Aries to see where more passion and energy will be surging in, but also where there is an over emphasis of what you will be motivated by for the rest of the year.

Venus direct

Venus the planet of relationships, values and money turns direct on 25 June 2020 NZT.
Relationship troubles over the last 40 days and 40 nights??  Feeling like your money situation has gotten worse?? Gone back over old issues or back to old lovers?  Battling with self-worth issues? These things are typical in a Venus retrograde.  We are ready to move forward again and complete any karmic cycles that we have carried with us.  This particular Venus retrograde has related back to when Venus last went retrograde in Gemini June of 2012. Do you recognise any similar patterns or things that have linked to that period in your life? Venus in Gemini has helped us with realising where there are communication breakdowns or how we speak to ourself when giving ourself love.  All Venus themes will start feeling a forward momentum (e.g. relationships with partners or business partnerships, finances, self-esteem and values).  If you want to learn more about how you are being affected, reach out for a reading.

Neptune goes Retrograde

Neptune King of the tides goes retrograde on 22 June 2020. Neptune is the planet of spirituality, illusion, dreams and intuition. When a planet goes retrograde its energy affects us more internally.  With Neptune going retrograde over the next 5 months, you will find you have a clearer and sharper intuition from your inner voice and gut feeling.  Wherever Neptune is transiting in your chart (the house ruled by Pisces) you will notice over this period that things become a lot clearer and not so confusing. You will also find any misunderstandings in this area come to light and can be cleared up and understood better.  Whenever a planet stations just before it goes retrograde its effects are highly potent, so you may find over the coming days yourself feeling very confused and muddled, mixing things up, forgetting things, highly sensitive, connecting more with your higher self and wanting more alone time.  Its also a time where things feel fated and synchronistic so watch for what is happening around you. It is a great time to connect with your spiritual self and listen to what the universe is trying to tell you.  Creativity will be at a peak as well as compassion.  Fears and illusions can come up around this time too so don’t always believe everything your mind is telling you.  Your dreams will no doubt be very vivid so watch for any signs or symbols.  Neptune going retrograde will help us ground any visions and dreams we want to put into reality.  Look to your Natal chart to house ruled by Pisces to get a better idea where Neptune is affecting you.  We have also just come off the second eclipse of three, so we are getting there….Lots of emotions, changes, endings and beginnings happening which will be no making many feel overwhelmed.  This week we have a few more changes in the cosmos to come that will lift the energy…more on that later in the week 🙂

Mercury retrograde

Mercury retrograde is happening for the next 3 weeks in the sign of Cancer.  The usual rules apply.  Here are some tips to help guide you:

  • Embrace feelings to want to retreat and be alone.  This can help you stay in your own energy center and know what feelings are yours.
  • Allow memories to resurface that hurt your inner child, things will be coming back up to make peace with the past.  This could be to do with anything from your past, but most likely your family members.
  • You may be visiting past thought patterns so do not freak out if old vivid memories come to say hello.  This is merely showing you how far you have come, and there may be a new layer of awareness coming to show revelations on this situation.
  • Do not go back to past situations that did not work out (eg.g exes), hold your boundaries strong.  Mercury retrograde can feel like a time warp that tricks you into wanting to go backward.
  • Any situation in your life that needs to get to the root cause, this energy is here to assist you.
  • Suppressed emotions that are from very long ago may emerge so no need to always understand what or why it has come back but allow the release.
  • Redecorating your home or nest to invite more nurturing energy is great under this retrograde.
  • Revisit your childhood photos or stories as this will bring you joy.
  • Get busy in the kitchen as you will love eating 🙂
  • If you feel like you are overthinking things, do something physical like cooking, exercising, yoga.  Something to get you out of your head.

Solar Eclipse and Solstice

“To live well, we cannot run from our feelings but instead we must learn how to integrate them into our life and let them guide us”.  We have a Solar Eclipse occurring in Cancer on 21 June 2020, the same day as we have the Solstice. Yikes! A Solar Eclipse occurs when the Moon is in between the Sun and the Earth in direct alignment. This will always be at the time of the New Moon.  We have New Moons every month but Solar Eclipses occur approximately 6 months apart.  The Solar Eclipse is the focal point of change indicating the main thrust of the movement.  Usually, you can feel the eclipse effects as soon as one month before it occurs or one month after it occurs. Eclipses really do create milestones in our lives or obvious changing points on our path.  The degree of the eclipse falls on a powerful degree which emphasizes its potency even more.  For all of us, this is a fresh start in creating the best possible environment for yourself to feel secure and comfortable.   We all need a life full of friends/relationships who nurture us and bring out positive emotions.  We need a job that allows us to express our passions and true self and food that nourishes us for the better.  This New Moon is encouraging you to let go of any relationship, job, environment, or thought pattern that does not serve you for your own good.  Trust that if something ends around this eclipse, it is happening for a reason. Whatever it may be, it is not serving you for your evolution anymore for where you are at in your journey.  I encourage you to be honest with what drains you and what enriches you and let go of whatever it is that is affecting you emotionally for the worse.  Themes to do with mothering, your relationship to your mother/family, and childhood will all resurface.  Generally, this is to release patterns or stuck energy or remind you of what you need to nourish you.  The Cancer part in the zodiac essentially relates back to the womb, where we are 100% vulnerable and safe.  The essence of mastering the Cancer energy is to keep that vulnerability in this world, therefore learning where and who feel like home to allow this part of you to thrive.  It is super powerful as the eclipse is occurring the same day as the Solstice.  The Solstice alone is always an important turning point in the year where chapters change.  The knock-on effects will be powerful over the next 6 months, so take note…set some nurturing intentions.  These are emotional times, to say the least. Look to your natal chart to the house ruled by Cancer to see where a new story is beginning for the next 6 months.