July ~ The Trip Through Cancer and Leo
We are passing through the energy of Cancer, the sign the sun is in. It is a sign of great sensitivity in the feeling nature, symbolized by the element water. In this sign a very rapid subjective change occurs in mass consciousness, allowing for the possibility of a major sea-change. Compassion, unconditional love and sensitivity increase dramatically! Cancer is ruled by the moon and Neptune, stimulating emotional sensitivity. The moon energizes our own feelings and Neptune stimulates empathy for others.
Cancer is also the sign that inspires the mass consciousness of ideas. When the sun is in this sign you may find people everywhere telling you about the ideas you have been working on in your meditations, because your ideas becomes part of the energetic field for all who are attuned to its frequency. We are all connected through our mental and emotional fields and mass
consciousness picks up our ideas.
I believe we are experiencing one of these “major sea changes” this year. This year’s trip through the energy of Cancer has been another womb of gestation, another place to test and apply our sensitivities and new ideas. In another two weeks we emerge out of the water of Cancer and enter into the sunshine when the sun enters Leo.
Quoting an article that I recently read:
“Over the past year, we have had a collective opportunity to hold ourselves within a personal, emotional womb as we experienced heightened feelings, deep stress associated with this past April's intense planetary energies (of Aries), and opportunities to plant the seeds of our future selves. If you have risen to Jupiter's challenge to grow wiser and more noble in all things Cancer, you likely have learned how to restore balance when undergoing intense emotions, how to care deeply for yourself so you feel rested and nurtured, and how to extend a mother's loving kindness to all creation.
If your seeds reflect your higher nature and your heart's desire, they likely have begun taking root already. Now, as we pass through July's energy tunnel, we can begin bringing our creations out of the past year's womb and into the light that we will begin to experience when Jupiter and the Sun both leave Cancer this month and enter sunny, fiery Leo. This sign is ruled by the mighty Sun and is associated with light and the day as well as creativity, childhood, and the heart.
Tuesday, July 22: The Sun will leave Cancer for Leo at 4:42 p.m. CDT (9:42 p.m. Greenwich time). Say goodbye to lunar energies, nighttime wonderings, and homebody tendencies for another year and say hello to a month of solar energies, daylight passions, and desires for creativity and being on stage. Then use your experiences to guide the next 12 months, as Jupiter extends the Leo party and invites the inner child each of us keeps tucked away to finally come out to play.
Here Comes the Sun
At the same time, let yourself begin to welcome back joy and optimism so you can have fun with the coming year's strongly Leo energy. Let the Sun come back to your life in a big way by letting its golden beams play over you and enjoying its warmth and life-giving light.
As we pass through the tunnel from womb to birth, from Cancer to Leo, take time to become more aware of both the Moon and the Sun.'