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Solar Eclipse *NEW MOON* in Cancer ( July 12th / 13th 2018) reminds us that it’s time to come home to our whole Self.
Feelings that have been dormant in the underworld of our psyches, are returning to us like waves rising toward the shore.
The past is knocking on our door, not because it has come back to haunt us, but because it has come back to heal us.
There is a part of our lives that we have disconnected from because it has left a deep wound. 
These are the imprints that we would rather forget as we continue to move rapidly into our future. But sometimes, the cycles of Life turn to bring these pieces from our past back into our present for reconciliation and healing.
The reclaiming of our past is our soul’s retrieval of power. It’s the reconnaissance of all our orphaned parts back into ourselves, back into who we are now.
And who we are now is precisely because of the past we have lived, not in spite of it.
As individuals and as a culture, we need to make amends with where we’ve been. Our histories are all marked with stories of abuse of power and we all fall somewhere within the spectrum.
This Cancer New Moon reminds us that with a compassionate heart, we can face and embrace all that has been and all that we are, and free ourselves from that which has had its hold on us. Thus opening the way for us to truly move forward.
Here are the ASTRAL INSIGHTS from our beloved featured astrologers. First  PAM YOUNGHANS from her North Point Astrology shares:
“ECLIPSE SEASON officially begins this week although in truth, many have already been feeling and working with the potent energies.
“The Solar Eclipse/ New Moon…is especially transformational, due to the close opposition between the Sun/Moon in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn…
“Watch for signs of new themes emerging, especially in the realms ruled by Cancer: children and motherhood, women’s issues, home and domestic concerns, emotional and psychic sensitivity, protectionism, and vulnerability.
“We are likely to feel deeply sensitive and moody around the time of the eclipse. Emotions may swell up from deep inner levels, breaking through the surface of an otherwise calm sea.
“We can feel a profound nostalgia or longing, especially if our lives are not currently providing the kind of nurturing and support we need to thrive.
“If this happens, it is an opportunity for us to check in and ask why are we not making choices that allow greater satisfaction. We can look to Pluto in Capricorn for some clues as to the answer to that question.
Are we giving away our power to our career or other responsibilities, forgetting to take time for self-nurturing? Are we trying to live up to the demands of authority figures in our lives, in ways that undermine our self-care?
“Or are we giving away our power in some other way, and feeling emotionally depleted as a result?
THE OMEGA/CHANDRA symbolic system for the 360 degrees of the zodiac was channeled by John Sandbach… 
“The Chandra symbol for the..Solar Eclipse is ‘High up on a mountain, an eagle’s nest.’
“And the Omega symbol reads ‘A man milking a poisonous snake of its venom so that he can make an antidote.’
“Interestingly, Mr. Sandback explains that both of these symbols actually represent spiritually healthy ways to protect ourselves when we feel threatened.
“The eagle protects itself not by withdrawing, but by choosing to ‘view life from a higher place, seeing the whole picture more clearly, and staying above the chaos, confusion, and negativity.’
“And the man milking venom from the snake protects by ‘turning negative into positive and finding benefit in places usually thought of as offering none whatsoever.’
“Perhaps this eclipse is designed to help us become aware of one very specific way many of us give away our power — by getting overwhelmed by what we perceive as bad news and allowing it to eat away at our energy and faith.”
© Copyright 2018 ~PAM YOUNGHANS All Rights Reserved


The insightful LEAH WHITEHORSE from her LUA Astrology says:
“In this comforting, nurturing sign, we need to feel safe and secure. The problem is that this is an eclipse and eclipses tend to be somewhat unpredictable.
“One of the things we have to contend with is that dominating, power hungry…Pluto, is knocking at the door. Despite wanting to curl up and wait for him to go away, we can’t.
“We have to open the door and look him in the eye because otherwise, fear will drive us underground out of sight.
“We can’t keep asking Mum to check under the bed to make sure the bogeyman isn’t going to leap out in the night.
“We must muster up the courage to dare to take a peek ourselves. It’s empowering and life transforming…
“The Moon herself is strong in her own sign and Jupiter and Neptune could make us feel like whatever the threat, God (or deity of choice) is on our side…”
“The Sabian symbol of this eclipse is : A Famous Singer Is Proving Her Virtuosity During An Operatic Performance
Sometimes we have to step up and show what we can do even if life’s stage makes us nervous.
“Maybe too some of us are singing a swan song, letting go of what no longer serves us. Pluto can represent the rubbish, all that needs to be released and left to rot so that it can fertilize new growth.
“The opera singer also has supreme control over her breathing and voice.
“If Pluto or indeed the eclipse makes us quake in our boots, all we need to do is breathe and remember that there are some things that are in our control.”
© Copyright 2018 ~LEAH WHITEHORSE All Rights Reserved


The wonderful  CATHY PAGANO shares:
“The cosmos is setting up an evolutionary impulse for us to take responsibility for ourselves, family, children, community, the feminine and most of all, for our Mother, the Earth.
“These two nodes in the Cancer/Capricorn polarity are establishing new foundations for how we live here on Earth.
“Since Cancer and Capricorn reflect the maturing processes of life, we are certainly in a time when humanity has to consciously evolve to a higher level of self-awareness if humans are going to continue to exist on Earth in a positive way..
“Pluto in Capricorn has been unearthing the corruption of our patriarchal society since 2008. But even as the hypocrisy and corruption are exposed, what is no longer viable is still struggling to keep control…
“But Pluto is like the lava streaming out of Kilauea. It is unstoppable, pure evolution. It is creating new earth.
“We cannot go backwards. It’s the people who go forward who create the future.
“Are you an artist, musician, dancer, storyteller? This is your time. It’s time to wrest our people’s imaginations away from mass media programing and get them to wake up their own imaginations.
“…Everyone is engaging alone with machines. It’s time to change that.  It’s up to our artists to awaken people out of our collective trance….
“As with all New Moons, it’s a time to plant seeds…These are special seeds of creativity and nurturing and emotional intelligence…
“Cancer is the sign of the all-nurturing good Mother. But what happens to Mother under patriarchy? She becomes the witch, the Negative Mother. She has to follow the rules, she is inconsequential compared to the father.
“She doesn’t know how to make us feel loved and worthy, because she doesn’t know herself. Her power turns manipulative to make sure she gets her way. Love is abandoned for power.
“…But that’s the old way – the old patriarchal way of using power.
“Pluto is opposing the New Moon, not to beat it down, but to offer to work with it to establish something more true to our values and ideals.
“…We have to do our part and step into our true power by choosing our heart values instead of our culture’s values.
“Our thoughts create our reality. Our change of heart will be shared on an energetic level, and that will create more power…
“We humans are part of Gaia’s ecosystem. We really need to reclaim our place in the life cycle of Earth.
“To do that we have to honor and listen to our Earth Mother – to Nature and to our own natures.
“What are the cosmic laws of life? That’s what we have to get back to.
“Then we’ll be honoring our Great Mother, our creative center and our cosmic purpose.”
© Copyright 2018 ~CATHY PAGANO All Rights Reserved


 PAT LILES from The Power Path highlights:
“The clues of where the transformation is headed are in the presence of two major, beautiful, benevolent Grand Trines, both in the feminine elements ~ one in water, one in earth…
“That’s seven out of the 10 planets representing the Feminine archetype. 
“We are being guided to experience the path of evolution through ease, cooperation and relying on the wisdom of our bodies, our physical alliance with the natural world, uncovering the sensitivities of our intuitive and feeling selves, and creating new structures and communities that are inclusive and interdependent…
“Mars, our source of action, risk taking, and challenge is ‘out of bounds’ meaning much more reckless, threatening, inflammatory and acting without consideration of consequences. 
“Here is our chance to utilize the patience and sensitivity of Cancer to acknowledge the source of heat and anger in ourselves and to turn our actions toward revolutionary change instead of conflict. 
“Sometimes ‘revolutionary’ is just recognizing our feelings and need for love and connection and doing something about it, perhaps releasing the victim there.”
© Copyright 2018 ~PAT LILES All Rights Reserved
And finally JESSICA SHEPHERD from illuminates:
“Here is a conundrum all people with a sensitive and kind heart will understand: it’s too easy to confuse kindness and compassion with self-sacrifice, love with enabling others.
“…Slowly, I have begun to understand that while being loving and healing once meant indiscriminately giving my energy to those in need, now the opposite is true.
“Now…When I take care of myself, I am also taking care of others.
“Often the most loving thing I can do in a dis-resonant energy field, or unconscious dynamics, is to leave it… 
“How uncaring, how cold, how unloving…I should be more compassionate…
“How many times have I heard myself think this? …Countless.
“We misunderstand love. Love is not self-sacrifice. Love is not turning a blind eye to the truth, and hanging around for more of the lie…Love is truth.
“…By widening our capacity to love our self, to honor what feels right, true, good in any situation for us, we lead by example, saying: See, THIS is love. This is how we do it. 
“Because, if it’s not feeling good for me it can’t possibly be feeling good for you. We are far too connected to have anything other than this to be true.
“That’s leadership. That’s healing. That’s LOVE.
“…Eclipses are the hour hand of the cosmic clock.
“They accelerate change. They say: ‘you’ve been doing this pattern your whole life, and time’s up!!!’.
“…And you can multiply this last statement times one-hundred — since this eclipse opposes Pluto, planet of wounding.
“Pluto says, ‘You’ve been hurt, here, many times before. You don’t have to keep hurting.’
“And you know what’s empowering? Changing a pattern without needing anyone to be different than who they are. 
“Even if the people we love choose to do otherwise, WE do not have to keep perpetuating unconscious wounding with our energy; we do not have to deny our connection to Divinity.
“Standing in Light and Truth, we can see that love has absolutely nothing to do with playing by ‘the rules’, being ‘supportive’, ‘compassionate’ or ‘kind’.
“Love has no shoulds, no requirements. Love never asks you to cut off your corners to fit into a round hole.
“Love has everything to do with the love we feel, on the inside.
“That’s when we know that we are Love. We feel it.”
© Copyright 2018 ~JESSICA SHEPHERD All Rights Reserved


Love, love love~
*N E W  M O O N – E C L I P S E*
July 12th 7:48 pm PDT
July 13th 2:47 am GMT
July 13th 1:47 pm AEST