By Abby Cahoone July 12th, 2018
Today (Thursday, July 12th) and tomorrow (Friday the 13th) we have some big things happening overhead. We have a New Moon in Cancer and we also have a partial solar eclipse happening as well which will no doubt bring some changes for us. Let's see what we have to look forward to.
Super New Moon in Cancer
Yup, this isn't a regular New Moon, it's a supermoon, which means this celestial occurrence is happening at the point where it is closest to the Earth, but because it's a new moon there won't be much to necessarily see but the shifts will be that much more potent.
The sign of Cancer brings out our emotions big time, and with a moon closer than normal it will not be unlikely to feel your emotions in a more intense way for the next few days. But it is important during this time more than ever to truly feel your emotions but not to let them overtake your entire being. Don't shy away from what you feel, instead acknowledge what you are facing, pay attention to what comes up with an open non-judgemental mind, and see if anything worth changing or worth learning from comes to the surface. We know the moon affects the tides of the ocean, it can cause massive swells as well as the low tide, being made up of more than 70% water there is no doubt the moon has this effect on us as well. So if emotions run high for you or for others in the next few days, or if they already have, do not fault yourself or others. Allow the feelings to come, flow, and then move on from them.
One big question to ask yourself as these shifts come to the surface is "am I giving too much of myself to others and not giving enough to myself?" Cancer is a very giving and nurturing sign, it is always looking to care for others, but sometimes you have to make sure you are not giving all you have of yourself and either a. not giving anything to you or b. not having anything given in return. Odds are you will have this surface for you during this time if it is something you have been dealing with for some time.
Solar Eclipse Energy
The partial Solar Eclipse (happening the morning of the 13th) is also in the sign of Cancer, bringing about change big time!
It is not uncommon during the time of a solar eclipse for things to get a little chaotic, or feel that way as things shift for us. Keep in mind that during this time what is not meant for you is not going to stick around, be willing to let it go with grace and try not to hang on to something for the sake of having it. The things that no longer serve us have to make an exit in order for the things that are better suited for us to come in. Now is a very good time to take note of what you want and what you have, what do you not need anymore? Have certain relationships run their course? Do you have outdated beliefs about yourself and your life? Is it time to transition where you live or where you work? These questions may even come up on their own as whatever is below the surface makes an entrance in full force into the conscious mind.
This Solar Eclipse also asks you to dive deep into the depths of who you are at your core. As I said, Cancer is a very emotional sign, so this eclipse energy may bring up the emotions and feelings you have been trying to keep hidden. Be honest and gentle with yourself, this is a time for growth.
Shadow work is Illuminated
Because both the Moon and the Sun, in part, are going to be in the dark this is an opportunity for your shadow self to come through. The parts of us that we don't like to see and don't share with the world may come center stage for you in the next few days, but with good purpose. It is a perfect time to pinpoint just what you have been hiding as a means to move through it. This can bring about inner turmoil and that feeling of being in a "pressure cooker" as this energy that we've been bottling is ready to explode out. Don't fear this process, embrace it! Your shadow self is as much a part of you as your normal, conscious, self and there is so much you can learn from it.
Journaling Prompts to Move Through this Time
Here are a few journals prompts you can use in order to process what comes up for you and move through it faster and easier with a deeper understanding of what is going on for you!
What am I giving to others, and what am I allowing to be given to me?
Where do I see myself headed in the next few months?
What parts of yourself are you keeping hidden from yourself and others? Why?
What do I believe about my current reality and is it aligned with where I want to go? If not, what do I need to change?
Be as open and honest as you write out these journal entries. The more honest and raw you are the deeper you will be able to understand what you are personally moving through, and you will see what you need to work on and how to do so.
This is a big opportunity for us to grow and there is a lot that may come up for you. So be as honest and gentle and open minded with yourself and others as we all try and navigate this doozy of a Friday the 13th.
Own your Power, Own your Frequency,
About the Author
Abby is a Reiki Master, Intuitive tarot card reader, Guided meditation teacher, and studies the law of attraction with hopes of spreading what she has learned, along with her intuitive talents, to help empower people.
It is her goal to help people tap in to their own ability to create an amazing life for themselves and help wake them up to the amazing connection to the Universe that we all have.
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