This upcoming new moon will take place in the sign Cancer which rules families and particularly mothers and babies. Ordinarily we can count on this time of year to offer opportunities for strengthening family ties. School is out and the long lazy days of summer lie ahead - or do they? That may not be the case this time. The eclipse taking place Friday symbolizes the steadying hand of the parent being absent or inconsequential and the emotions, symbolized by the moon, running wild. Personally I'm now trying to make my mantra "Keep calm" - but I keep thinking of the ditty, "When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout!"
In layman's terms the sun being eclipsed by the moon in Cancer means whomever we have looked to as the outside authority in our lives, the parent, the one we could always turn to for guidance and approval or the one we could always blame, is being eclipsed and may no longer be willing or able to play that authority role. This could manifest literally with a parent saying, "Your a grown up now, don't expect me to keep bailing you out!" Or an adult child saying, "Stop trying to manage my life!" Or - as is the case with so many of the Baby Boomers - with our parents having health issues making it so not only are they unable to be there for us as parents, but we are now having to take on the role of looking after them. These unasked for changes may trigger some fear and insecurity on both sides so the pouting and shouting potential this month is at an all time high.
With our parents "eclipsed" and thus we no longer having an outside authority to cry to, the first challenge we're likely to be faced with is what to do with all the ungrounded emotions coming to the surface. Problems we should have taken responsibility for in the past come back to haunt us and feelings we used to repress now refuse to be silenced. It's easy to imagine some pretty bitter arguments manifesting at this time and with Uranus continuing to square Pluto they could grow into a family feud of epic proportions. If you wish to avoid quarrels no one can win, the moment misunderstandings appear don't fan the fires! Set about restoring trust!
Now the good news. Jupiter, the planet of wisdom is trining Pluto, the planet of transformation. Once we have mastered the Cancerian impulse to indulge in drama, the way forward should emerge pretty quickly. In other words, when we stop the childish way of placing blame and accept the wise parent role of simply doing what needs to be done we should find our way out of difficulties with a minimum of pain and hardship.
But if it ain't all that easy please know you can write to me here or give me a call!
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Rosada, EXT 2340