How could I have ignored these transits? Perhaps the Universe hid the transits from me until after the fact, but like many of you, I endured a trying week of nasty people, including a man calling me selfish because I would like to live in a pedestrian-centered city. Not surprising this man projected his shadows on me since his goal is to build more parking lots and make the city more car-friendly. Nothing like commerce to destroy the earth that we have remaining.
So let's break down these powerful transits. The Sun in Cancer in its most enlightening mode, nurtures, fosters self-love, reflects out to the world, is intuitive, mothering and nourishes. The shadow of the Sun in Cancer acts clannish, promotes tribalism (the destructive force that is destroying the planet since ancient times), overeats, clings to the outworn, is fearful, worrisome and overly cautious and too concerned about safety and security.
This Sun energy squared Uranus in Aries where the individual strikes out, pioneers new ways of being in the world and champions the individual. The shadow is rash, violent, throws temper tantrums and projects insecurities onto other people, especially those in authority. Uranus in Aries has good ideas to heal humanity and the planet, but is too hot-headed to implement these ideas or articulate them fully without sounding like an academic who crams statistics down our throats.
Meanwhile, Pluto in Capricorn shows up breaking down old structure and causing us to again question the structures and institutions that we have collectively held in place for eons. Uranus in Aries questions why we uphold these systems that don't serve us and may I remind you that we can opt out energetically from these agreements through such practices as Emotional Freedom Technique and Access Consciousness Tools (Google those words and find out more).
Now, I'm not a religious person. However, I watched the movie "Son of God" and received a different message from it, then I'm imagining was intended. This message is about allowing the Light to shine within each of us so we can face the darkness with courage. And the other message I received was seeing the roots of tribalism and its enslavement of the masses through brainwashing or keeping people in a trance through consumerism. Not saying you should toss out the comfortable home and silk clothing. But explore the real price behind living whatever lifestyle you've chosen or aspire to live because you believe that will bring happiness. Only freedom brings happiness.
Finally, the Moon in Capricorn conjuncted Pluto, squared Uranus before it opposed the Sun (Full Moon) which means we are ripe with emotions, most likely anger about financial and institutional situations. There could be concerns with work, career or public status. And all of this is coming up because we are either on the wrong path or we are undergoing radical transformation (most likely both situations). So anyone with planets in Cardinal Signs between 11 and 20 degrees feel the brunt of these transits, though 16 to 20 degrees feels the energies the strongest.
Look, I know this is painful, but the energy is starting to wane. And in the coming week, we experience a wide conjunction with the Sun and Jupiter before Jupiter moves into Leo and out of the Cardinal energy. Saturn in Scorpio formed an inconjunct with Uranus in Aries and a wide sextile with Pluto in Capricorn, a trine with the Sun and sextile to the Moon which promotes the idea of delving into our subconscious to heal our shadows. Saturn also dampens Uranus in Aries by revealing our inner authority, but this still leads to inner conflicts between our child and parent psyches.
I believe however, that Saturn in Scorpio holds the keys here in that delving into our subconscious minds and releasing old patterns that keep us in compliance with the old structure, brings healing to ourselves and the world. I encourage you to get acquainted with and integrate your shadows. If you require help, find a psychotherapist or coach who works in this area. Our healing is a gift to the planet.
Okay, so now I'm going to write a second post for the Third Week of July.