I'm back from my lovely week at the beach. The during & aftermath have been rather intense (we'll get into why below- thanks Cancer vs. Capricorn!). Yet I'm learning so much about my own ghosts & fears- as I usually do during Cancer season since it's my 12th house (spirituality, unconscious/subconscious). In other news, I am now engaged! My beloved asked my at the edge of the ocean last week on Summer Solstice. It's divine.
I've been thinking about how dangerous & unpredictable our unmet need for external validation becomes when we repress, suppress, and/or deny it. Growing up I wasn't supposed to acknowledge or indulge this "weak" need to be seen & heard by others, let alone validated. Now, I continue to see shit come up for me around it & figure out how to navigate honoring this need in a healthy way. What does it feel like to be validated? And what does it feel like to not allow yourself to be? Or when you want to be seen & heard by certain someones & you're not?
The Moon is in Virgo, the analytical down-to-earthiness we need to navigate the sky right now. Cancer season is sweet yet also a force to be reckoned with. So much water, with not only the Sun but Mars & Mercury in Cancer too opposed by Pluto in Capricorn. Shit is being stirred up, & it hurts, it's painful, but there is so much healing possibility if we can engage with our capacity for the hard shit while leaning into the loved ones we know are there to support us.
Moon in Virgo is trine Venus in Taurus, which I had forgotten about until now. Venus in Taurus is smooth & soft & fucking devoted to its pleasure. This is a great time for musings around money, material realms, self-image, & pleasure itself. How you get it, how you want it, & what more you need from it. Let the love in.
Jupiter in Libra isn't done: it's also here for the Cancer lunacy, pulling us into questions about relationship, commitment, & ethics. How do we navigate social circles/relationships while staying true? Jupiter in Libra is acting like a constant checkpoint for the hard work that needs to be done around dismantling "niceness" & replacing it with authentic integrity in a way that honors human complexity & dignity. This ties into my musings around external validation- Libra wants it, & Jupiter in Libra wants a lot of it. But are we willing to compromise ethics? Or our sanity? So then we look to where we are receiving it or how we can do so in healthy ways. Maybe even...asking for it. <3
We're also supported by Neptune in Pisces flowing insight & unconditional love into the Cancer lunacy, & Saturn in Sagittarius (still here teaching us candor & expansion) supporting the erratic chaotic revolution of Uranus in Aries- the remaking of the self, for many of us. Use the Moon in Virgo to ground, get details sorted, & analyze real-time strategies. Don't fix what ain't broken.
saltwater & stars