The week is off to a busy start and you will notice people bustling about with more energy than usual. Lots of people have their grand opinions on display today. Look out for the charlatans – they are out there. Stick to the facts, ma’am, and don’t get caught up in the train of gossip that’s pulling into the station. You have enough on your own plate to worry about without getting caught up in other people’s messes. At 5:49pm EST (2:49pm PST), the Moon goes void-of-course. For about the next four hours, you will find that your thinking is muddled. You have lost your sense of direction. Suddenly our intuition has gone offline. Take a break from decision making or planning and stick to routine tasks for this time period.
The big event of the week is on Tuesday – the New Moon solar eclipse in Cancer. At this time, the Moon will pass directly in the path between the Earth and the Sun, thus creating the effect of the solar eclipse. At this time, the qualities of the Cancer crab take center stage and we are asked to plant serious new seeds for the future. Issues involving our mothers, and Mother Earth herself are of utmost importance. This is a time when lessons need to be learned concerning family, domestic issues, health issues around the breast and stomach, and issues involving water. Be expressive with your emotions instead of hiding them behind the tough outer shell of the crab. This is the time to let go of that which no longer serves you – whether it be destructive habits, negative emotions or relationships that have turned sour. Clear the way for something new – something better – to come your way. Put new cycles into motion at this time. Make a plan for the future and stick to it. This is a great day to start a new 40-day meditation.
If you are looking for new music to connect with as you begin this new cycle of the Moon, look no further than Mirabai Ceiba’s “Agua De Luna.” This gorgeous album includes 9 tracks with mesmerizing vocals in both English and Spanish. Songs such as “We are the Mirror” and “Luz de la Manana” are delicate, melodic and entrancing.
On Wednesday, we feel our emotions more deeply than usual. Everyone is extra sensitive today. Folks are moody. Go easy on each other. Feelings are easily hurt. Stick close to home and remember that there is nothing that a good home cooked meal can’t take care of.
Thursday is July 4th and the mood is celebratory! With the Moon in festive, loving Leo, the time is right to party. Have a good time as you surround yourself with family, friends and loved ones. This is a time to be a kid again. Let your inner joy and innocence shine through. Enjoy a picnic on the lawn and simply relax.
Friday’s energy calls for more of the same. Hopefully you have the day off from work and can spend the time on a grand adventure with the ones you love. Spread your wings and fly.
The Moon asks us to get down to business on Saturday and be more realistic. This is a day to ground, get serious and attend to the details of what needs to be done. The perfectionist in all of us comes out to play. This is fine just as long as you don’t become too critical of yourself or others. Be patient with people and remember that even chores can be fun if you have the right attitude.
Our mind is buzzing on Sunday. Our analytical outlook kicks in. This is a day to organize, fine-tune and evaluate what needs to be done. There is a series of things on your mind. Make a list. Get your thoughts down on paper. This will help organize and streamline your actions. It will also help to delegate tasks to other people who are willing to stop up and help with the work that needs to be done. Remember to be patient if things take longer than expected. Don’t work too hard, but at the same time, don’t overlook the details.