What is the best, most beneficial energy to connect with at this New Moon?
Answer: Ten of Cups reversed leaning left
The illusion is alive.
Ten of Cups reversed leaning left is a final push answer, with action stemming from and acting in service to dreams. This card in the tarot deck is associated with Mars (element fire-action) in Pisces (element water-fantasy). Pisces of course is ruled by Neptune, ultimate dream planet which is transiting Pisces in our sky RIGHT NOW. Although Mars is in Cancer at the moment, it’s no coincidence Ten of Cups was pulled, as this card lights up the ninth house of adventure, expansion, philosophy, education, discovery, spirituality, all things related to higher truth.
Our July 15-16 New Moon falls in Cancer when a stellium of other planets, including Mars, Mercury and the Sun are all also occupying the Crustacean portion of the zodiac. Meaning, this New Moon has a distinctly Cancer vibe.
Cancer is not a weak sweet sign; it’s a cardinal ass-kicking sign ruled by the inscrutable powerhouse moon: the Harborer of History, Earth Watchtower. Its cardinalship translates to leadership. Cancers activate change. Although it is often described as such in some astrology columns, Cancer is not timid. The perceived timidity is associated with this season’s desire to protect the nest. Cancer doesn’t like to engage in reckless stupid sh*t; this equates to destruction of what has been built. It takes time to construct foundations, Cancer honors the significance of past efforts, the blood spilt and sweat poured.
Cancer is also a water sign, think moon, tides, movement, waves, fluctuation, marine course. From an elemental perspective we’ve got two main things going on with the Ten of Cups response in the context of heavenly bodies' current positions in space: fire (Mars) and water (Cancer, Pisces). Fire is action, but it’s also hella psychic and interdimensional! Water is emotions, but it too is psychic and interdimensional! Translation: FIRE THE WATER. Ignite Water-Dream Flames.
Astrologically speaking, this moon is aspected in ways which could produce a series of bummers. But don’t worry, it’s not the dream that’s the problem.
Mars opposes Pluto and Mercury is opposition Pluto too, so the cock-blockers are out in force. The last Full Moon report contained information about how the Uranus-Pluto square affects each astrology sign, read up on its impact on your life here, as it’s still relevant in this New Moon period. Plutonian energy is obsessive. It’s almost like people, things, events or general obstacles are fiendish-keen on preventing the fulfillment of dreams. Don’t allow inimical energy to thwart goal-pursuit. Do it anyway. Who cares what others think? Not their dream, let them ride their float in the hateration parade, you’re not attending the spectacle!
But there is also a RAD aspect aiding goal-dream-fantasy-pursuit: New Moon trine retrograde Saturn (earth) in Scorpio (water). This is a grounding and sobering influence which allows for the dream to be rooted in reality. This Saturn aspect is so beneficial, it’s also really validating. Whatever goal is in the spotlight here has been worked on for a long time, this isn’t new. It’s solid.
Mercury (air) is conjunct Mars too, just a few hours after opposing Pluto! So the wind gets involved in transporting ignited Water-Dream Flames. THE VISION: air gusts propelling floating rainbow bubbles setting off intense incandescent fires when ground is graced.
KEY NEW MOON THEMES FOR EACH SUN / RISING SIGN:
Aries: Oppressive work. Time for renewal. Amp up home décor. Decorate surroundings to your liking, professional and personal. Mend, refresh or drop relationships with clan.
Taurus: Travel impetus, in mind or for real. Discussions, endless, thrilling, mindless, amazing discussions. That relationship though… ARGH.
Gemini: Money money money money. But prosperity in tandem with a goal higher than Self. Rich valuation of entire existence.
Cancer: Doing Me, Myself and I to the maximum. Creation and manifestation of every single aspiration fomented in imagination empyrean. Detractors have no license to negate transformation ordained by Self and firmament.
Leo: Psychological wholeness. Spiritual awakening. Creativity. Also, health. Establishing home and hearth. How does it all fit in? Do NOT make rational assessments and attempt to apply logic to what is going on. It just happens.
Virgo: Socializing, new people, exciting dawns. Why does location seem to throw a wrench in the fun all the time? Who cares, make hay anyway. Learn to communicate anew.
Libra: BIG HUGE professional moves. Epic public standing. Money drain not welcome. Get out there and make it happen.
Scorpio: So much adventure to be had when self-obsession occludes fulfillment. Get out of your own way, but how? By enforcing will to take different action. Higher self knows what’s right, don’t fight.
Sagittarius: There is value in slowing down, plumbing psychological depths, activating higher consciousness within. Maybe too much? Finger pointing attempts to delegitimize. Bone marrow issues. What is relevant, strong and real?
Capricorn: So many want to help. Endless love and assistance. How to allow aid to break through concrete self-sufficiency? Receive. Then, merge.
Aquarius: Serving up some serious usefulness. To what extent for what, who, where, why and how? What gut chooses. Roll eyes at intuition: no-go.
Pisces: Love; enveloped in it. Private life wonderful and public occupation not so much. How to balance the two? The answer is already in possession, just do what you know needs to be done.
TIPS, SUGGESTIONS & NOTES FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS:
- Do dreaming. Mars = DOING. Pisces ruled by Neptune = DREAMING. Motivated by the dream, taking action from the dream.
- Visit hot springs.
- Dip in warm, tropical seas. Recreate such seas in bathtub.
- Dismiss doubters. F**k all the haters. Nobody has time for that.
- Boil. Literally, boil water. Watch it boil. Read the science behind boiling. Figure out how to make blood boil SAFELY… like removing impurities from the bloodstream. I am NOT a doctor, do not take this as medical advice, consult with the professionals before boiling blood lol!
- Call on bloodline for help. Ten of Cups in the Motherpeace deck is all about thanking ancestors and this card is generally connected to family. Straight up tap into the power of those who walked before you. Talk to them in meditation, whatever, do what needs to be done to connect.
- Focus on legacy. The dream isn’t about you; it centers on your life’s service to the world. Don’t allow ego consciousness to impede the purpose you incarnated for. Fulfill what is meant to be done.
- Find peace in enthusiasm. It’s OK to be excited and super hyped. Cynics are gonna attempt to make alacrity look stupid. Allow the bitterness to fester in Camp Hater.
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