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Episode 241 | Cancer New Moon: Happy Overindulgence!

Episode 241 | Cancer New Moon: Happy Overindulgence!

This week, Neptune turns retrograde, prompting introspection. Mercury exits Cancer on a dreamy, Neptunian note, then enters playful, creative Leo and gets focused with Pluto. The Cancer New Moon welcomes family gatherings and changes at home. Venus and Mars confer with serious Saturn, and the Sun squares off with the lunar nodes, marking the midpoint between eclipse seasons. And a listener question about Solar Arc directions. Plus: Fiscal responsibility, simple math, and getting serious!

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[1:20] Neptune stations retrograde this week (July 2, 3:40 am PDT) at 29º55’ Pisces and is retrograde until December 7, 2024. Neptune will be on Sabian symbol 30 Pisces, The great stone face which is sometimes written as, A majestic rock formation resembling a face, is idealized by a boy who takes it as his ideal of greatness, and as he grows up he begins to look like it. Be your own spiritual guide. Sort through other philosophical views and decide what resonates.

[3:50] Mercury trines Neptune (July 2, 4:53 am PDT) at 29°55’ Cancer-Pisces. Great aspect for creative projects and very helpful in shifting through spiritual principles to see what works for you.

[5:29] Mercury enters Leeeeeooooo on July 2 (5:50 am PDT) and will be in Leo until July 25, 2024. Express yourself!!!!

[7:32] The Sun squares the lunar nodes on July 2 (11:26 am PDT) at 11°20’ Cancer, Aries and Libra, marking the midpoint between eclipse seasons. The Sun and the nodes here are close to the degree of the upcoming Oct. 2nd solar eclipse at 10º Libra. If there is something in your birth chart between 6°-14° of Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn, this could be a pretty influential solar eclipse.

[9:00] Yet another aspect for July 2! Venus trines Saturn on July 2 (6:41 am PDT) at 19º25’ Cancer and Pisces. Venus is on the Sabian symbol 20 Cancer, Gondoliers in a serenade, and Saturn is on 20 Pisces, A table set for an evening meal. A sweet aspect for financial and relational commitments.

[11:0] Mercury opposes Pluto on July 3 (12:27 am PDT) at 01º19′ Leo and Aquarius. Pluto is on the Sabian symbol 2 Aquarius, An unexpected thunderstorm. An excellent time to figure out technical challenges or to uncover mysteries and secrets.

[12:26] Mars sextiles Saturn on July 5 (12:02 pm PDT) at 19º23’ Taurus, and Pisces. The Sabian symbol for Mars at the sextile is 20 Taurus, Wind, Clouds, and Haste. The Sabian symbol for Saturn is 20 Pisces, A table set for an evening meal. This is an opportunity to do important things that will last.

[14:17] Moon Report! The Cancer New Moon on July 5 (3:57 pm PDT) at 14º23’ Cancer, on the Sabian symbol, 15 Cancer, A group of people who have overeaten and enjoyed it. The New Moon point is also in a conjunction with Venus, sextiles Mars and trines Saturn. There could be births, pet adoptions, additions to the home or perhaps just an enjoyable time in the backyard grilling up summertime delights with those who you hold dear to your heart.

[16:28] This New Moon initiates a new lunar phase family cycle (LPFC) that continues over the next three months. The First Quarter Moon of this LPFC will occur on April 4, 2025. The Full Moon in this LPFC will happen on Jan. 3, 2026. The Last Quarter phase in this LPFC will be on Oct. 3, 2026.

[18:18] Void-of-Course (VOC) Moon periods. On July 2 (8:43 am PDT) the Moon in Taurus makes a sextile to Neptune. It’s VOC for seven minutes and then the Moon enters Gemini (8:50 am PDT). Create a solid foundation that makes it possible to indulge your imagination.

[19:33] On July 4 (1:44 pm PDT), the Moon in Gemini squares Neptune. It’s VOC for 7 minutes, then enters Cancer (1:51 pm PDT). This combination indicates the battle between clarity and confusion.

[20:12] On July 6 (8:47 pm PDT), the Moon in Cancer trines Neptune. It’s VOC for 9 minutes before it enters Leeeeeooooo (8:56 pm PDT). Be on the lookout for love and appreciation from close friends and family.

[20:54] Listener Rebecca asks about Solar Arc directions. If you want to learn more about Solar Arc directions, check out April’s webinar Using Solar Arc Directions! And here is a great book by Noel Tyl.

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