Solar Eclipse / New Moon in Cancer on July 1st, 2011

To embrace the unknown, is to be a willing participant to move “with” the River of Life.  We are invited to dive in, swim and play in the refreshing waters of life. We must allow the currents to take us into new places and putting us in touch with exciting adventures. With new found freedom comes self-responsibility. We may feel a deep desire for new chapters in life to begin now. Here we are at a powerful New Moon in Cancer at 9 degrees  on July 1st, 2011, and with it comes a Solar Eclipse. This Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Cancer ignites a major configuration. A big pow wow in the sky metaphorically, like major fireworks display being set into motion. A little something, well ok… a big something for everyone – somewhere or somehow.
Normally, have a pair of eclipses a Solar and Lunar. And this year 2011, we have three in a row which is out of the norm. From my perspective, in the trinity of activations the July 1st, 2011 Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Cancer is the last of the trinity and it is the most influential. The waves cast from a Solar Eclipse will last up to twelve months. You can view a Solar eclipse symbolism as an turbo-charged new moon(where the Sun and Moon unite at the same degree in the same sign.)   A new moon phase in the lunar cycle is a wonderful time to set new intention(s), plant new seeds, create a new opportunity  or start a new routine and or habit. It is an golden opportunity you don’t want to pass up.

“That which may shock and surprise you,
may also delight you.
Cast away fears and false security,
for something that provides long lasting harmony.
That which is eternal and loving,
will be most enduring.
Energies are now amplified,
cast ripples upon the Ocean that multiply.
From there to there.
Allow love to be sent everywhere.
Embrace now the bliss,
one can not miss,
which flows out from all New Beginnings.”   ~ Dipali
The astrological water sign of Cancer draws our concentrated attention to, feelings home, emotional security, sense of belonging, roots, family and nurturing. During this amplified New Moon and Solar Eclipse in Cancer we must listen to what generates delightful ripples and face the issues which generates sadness and despair. It will important initiate change, if you need to take a sideways approach do so, but be sure you don’t exhaust yourself getting to the destination. Do you have your Ascendant, Sun or Moon in the sign of Cancer? Or any other planets in the sign of Cancer between 6-13 degrees this eclipse may charge up your world and then some. Of course all other Cardinal Signs will be interested because it may symbolically activate things for them too.

The Solar Eclipse in Cancer is brimming with active expressive energy and may very likely be a major turning point or gateway for this year. There was a similar but not exact configuration set up, that we experienced last summer 2010 with major planets in cardinal signs. Some symbolic (or literal) seismic activity and intense energy waves flowing in. This configuration, from my perspective, ushers in interesting changes, brings movement of energy and potentially liberates us from stuck spaces both inside and out.
There is a major “Grand Square /Cardinal Cross” configuration happening at this time combining these planets: Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, and of course the Sun and Moon within the first 10 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, Aries).  Thunderbolt from the Cosmos to light up the daytime sky.
If you know anything about Cardinal signs they are known to ignite, initiate and blast forward into new territory.  The Square aspect in astrology is known to symbolize push, pressure, prompting, friction and even internal frustration. Situations, circumstances, discussions come to a point or a head for resolution or moving forward out of stagnation.  The movement of energy or uprising of things will be tempered but intense nonetheless.

While Saturn in Libra makes a tense “square” to the New Moon in Cancer, a sobering influence and this symbolizes the need to be realistic and practical when choosing what to do next or setting goals and intentions rather than building castles in the air or on the ocean. Our attention may be drawn to family duties, responsibilities and possibly a serious issue that arises  that requires resolution. Where there is a crisis there is an opportunity. Yes always, if you are willing to truly see it from the Soul-level.  Set the intention to grab the golden opportunity to be a part of this magnificent transformation phase.

Solar Eclipse
We may feel the intense weight upon shoulders (symbolically) and realization to move onto new ground from this astrological configuration even though the sign of Cancer enjoys its comfort zone. A major shift of security (emotional, physical or otherwise) may push us into unknown zones where we know its for our best yet can’t help but to anxiously cling to the past and whatever was safe. Of course it is possible we want to break free, clash or revolt against something limiting or restricting us so we can once again experience emotional freedom. We may need to practice using our surf boards to ride the waves coming in. We may notice Earth or weather or solar activity changes also happening now.

The Solar Eclipse/New moon in Cancer is in ‘opposition’ to Pluto in Capricorn, and then activates the Uranus/Pluto Square happening too. We have to see to the core of the situation and allow the revelations and truth to guide us to feel emotionally empowered. Ultimately, what brings buzzing symbolic electrical shocks may motivate us to act to take better care of our needs in any relationship.
The Jupiter Pluto Trine, a dazzling combination going on now too will help soothe any potential rough wake up jolts from the influences of the  Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Cancer. We can tap into the happy go earthy” energy represented by this duo and feel as if we are grounded and steady. It is possible to feel frazzled, fried or even exhausted as energies are high and intense. Saturn in Libra “trine” Mars in Gemini, this symbolism supports us take tangible realistic actions to support out ideas about how to be fair and honor the give and take in any relationship.

This can be exciting time for Cardinal signs (Libra, Aries, Cancer, Capricorn), and even Mutual Signs (Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces and Virgo) yet Fixed signs (Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius and Leo) may feel uncomfortable moving at top speed too quickly. Real security rests within. Our relationship with Soul and the Divine is real security. Everything else in the physical world, like the tides in the Ocean, changes.
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