If you’ve been reading that we have a series of three eclipses coming up, the first mid-August, that’s incorrect; what we have at that point is a near miss, alignment-wise, that appeared to be an eclipse initially, but has since been re-calculated as just a hair off. With even a near event, though, we may feel it, like when a big truck blows by you as you stand on the sidewalk; you don’t actually get sucked off the pavement, but for just a second, you feel a kind of lift and it seems you might! Especially if you have placements at or the eclipse makes hard contacts from its spot at 25 Aquarius 51, this Full Moon may have the impact of an eclipse, ‘wiping out’ something currently in force; look too for a significant shift in the House that holds Aquarius or with the Waterbearer on the cusp.
The AstroEssence: rumors abound, information is strangely hurtful, and yet what you hear is not telling you anything you don’t already know in the relationship or financial department. There’s a bias toward what the social circle believes and wants you to believe; advantages come to those who propagate the party line, no matter how unfair that seems to the free-thinker. Everybody’s too concerned with their own idea of who they are, and Self-promotion runs through anything that’s not strictly about the facts. Accept as evidentiary only what is provided with concrete details or real-world circumstances to back it up. Opinions don’t matter; what’s real does. Let go of your preconceived notions and prejudices, or you’ll end up becoming the victim of them (Mercury sesq Chiron, trine Saturn, nov Jupiter, and parallel Venus, Sun parallel Vesta and sesq Neptune)
Today’s word image is a scrub brush and some cleanser. Ouch! Such harsh cleaning methods aren’t often called for, but there may be something that needs a thorough scouring, and this may be physical, mental, spiritual, emotional. We need to be real; whatever it is has become so completely sullied that we have to clear away the detritus and bare the core issue, unadorned, for re-evaluation, re-assessment, or to make it usable once again.
For those born with the Sun at 26 Cancer: as you enter a new Solar year you’re going strong, sailing on the impetus of some effective moves and choices, some clear instincts, and a faithfulness to values that has kept you on course. What you must deal with now are matters of delusion vs. reality, and the capacity to birth your dreams into the world. A practical orientation serves you, as does a realistic attitude that makes you willing to eliminate what no longer serves. Good luck, and Happy Birthday, Cancer!