Major Planetary Note (MPN): New Moon in Cancer, Wednesday, July 18, 2012, near midnight CDT
Basic Meaning of MPN
Every 28 days, the Sun, Moon and Earth align in one of the 12 signs. These are excellent startup times. Imagine that your venture capitalist has given you the money for your new business. Where would you begin to invest it? Energy is no different; we are just taught that it is. Money, personal feelings, time, even our thoughts all want to be invested at each New Moon. Each sign has a script it reads, and Cancer reads from the past, your personal history. Cancer, however, has to honor the past and its family of origin without getting lost there. We must learn that we are a product of our past, but not a slave to it.
Thought Food (contemplate): Imagine a day when we are literally blind to what makes us physically different as humans. There is no Republican "Southern Strategy." There are no gender wars. All citizens can get married. Each person has the same access to education. (I know I could have enjoyed law school if our research was done on computer. I cannot tell you the numbers of times cases, which I needed to write my briefs for class, were ripped out of the legal books, therefore slowing down my research.) We will have evolved to a point that families are determined by those who share similar aspirations and empathy, not blood lines.
How can you acknowledge your gender, race, class, sexual orientation and educational background without having it define your future?
If the "personal is political," can identity politics be overdone?
When will politically active churches lose their tax-exempt status? (Helping everyone vote is one thing; wanting to legislate your faith for everyone else is quite another. Are you aware that the entire state of Mississippi has only one clinic that performs abortions, and it's in serious danger of being closed? Last time I checked, abortion was still a legal medical procedure.)
Cancer, June 21-July 22, is initiating feeling (soul)
It's New Orleans, and it's Mardi Gras! Laissez les bon temps rouler! Let the good times roll! With pragmatic Saturn communicating to your potentially raw Cancer feelings, let clear thinking be your guide to how much pleasure you can realistically expect in a 24-hour day. You'll certainly receive less of it if your mind has locked your soul in a state of lack and abandonment. You've got the power to make your reality better. Stay focused on the gambles you'd like to take in the now. Imagine the past has no hold on you, unless it's a reflective cautionary tale about how to get more joy in the present. And don't be thinking about no Ash Wednesday or Lent, either!
Scorpio, October 23-November 21, concentrating feeling (soul)
When the heavenly chariot of Helios (how the Greeks describes the Sun's trek through the skies) travels through Cancer's highway, you may relax and restore yourself. Yet, for the next several days, there's somewhat of a bumpy ride. If you are carrying resentments and a precisely negative focus, Helios will need an off-road four-wheel-drive vehicle. Stay on your path of appearing calm and in control. It is not necessary to play the role of teacher, priest and spiritual guide all at once. If asked for your insight, OK. If not, joyously stay in observation mode. Some folks around you have not learned how to differentiate the message from the messenger. In order to truly enjoy these interesting times, you must mask your insights. Roads and hell and good intentions do not make you radiant; they make you the focus of someone else's resentment and jealousies. Your well-timed smile does wonders for staying on your chosen path, no matter what it may appear like to those who think they know you.