JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER
ECLIPSES AND 5 RETROGRADES
By Laurie Naughtin www.sublunar.co.za
What a month we have had and now in July we will experience even more challenges…challenges on steroids.
Impatient to change up your life and getting nowhere is common when planets retrograde in the heavens. This becomes amped when the eclipses come along as a connection with an eclipse literally kick touches you into a new dimension opening up new options whilst slamming the door on others. Though this is really upsets the apple cart eclipses speed up the inevitable.
If you have been dragging your feet this month, with the help of the eclipses you will take action and face reality, be it fear, change, relocation or simply facing an unwanted truth.
On the 2nd of July there will be a total Solar Eclipse, it will not be visible in South Africa as it starts around 18 15 pm. This eclipse brings about new beginnings as the Moon eclipses the Sun she begins her journey as she grows, it is a new Moon.
This eclipse is going to bring about unresolved family issues, nurturing and mood changes. We will feel a strong need to find comfort from the demands of the outside world. Emotional patterns that dominate your life will be exposed; women and children will be in the spotlight.
The pressure is building up; America is one example deciding to retaliate after having its drone blown out of the sky by Syria. Last minute the thought of the death of innocent women and children stopped this retaliation. But the pressure is still bubbling just waiting to be set off again.
Both Sun and Moon will be in Cancer a sign that is protective, industrious and patriotic by nature, it is the sign that represent our home and country, and many past memories will arise, both good and bad.
Cancer is a sign that rules the needs of the public; this eclipse will bring out a boost of energy as the public openly and aggressively express their needs. If these needs are not met it could lead to an unpleasant outcome.
THE PARTILE LUNAR ECLIPSE
The picture at the top of this newsletter will give you an idea of what we will be able to witness on the 16th of July starting at 8 43 pm reaching its maximum peak at 11 30pm, the duration will be 5 hours and 34 minutes.
This is an eclipse of the Moon; the Moon will be a full Moon in Capricorn exposing matters of a public nature. It will be difficult to hide facts from others, so if you have nothing to hide you will be better off than most, but if not, you will be kicked into touch.
Many a public servant that has been corrupt will be dealt with; this eclipse is a serious pressure point of bringing in a disciplined structure to family or country,
This eclipse will be very close to Pluto and Pluto amps up change and aggression, as well as bringing about death and endings. This energy has already been activated and many of us have already experienced changes and endings.
There is a huge pressure point of retrograde planets hovering over us, together with this month’s eclipse cycle this energy is being triggered in a big way, forcing us to reassess our lives and the structure needed to bring about security and safety.
Is this good news? In a way yes, it is likened to a universal cleansing, big issues that have been bubbling under surface are already erupting and will continue to do so for the remainder of the year.
Best we face our fears and failings, best we take the hard road and put in the structure sacrifice and discipline before it is too late and we are left with no option but to scramble our way onto the path we have been ignoring.
For many this pressure energy has already started to play out in a good way, the old has been left behind and a bright new path opens up. Yes this new opening will be super challenging, but you will feel the rewards of making that hard call.
For some, the burning need for escape needs to be assessed in a practical manner, in leaving or ending a situation no matter how challenging, or simple a change of attitude and acceptance of your situation will allow you see your path forward more clearly.
THE FIVE RETROGRADES
Retrograde planets give us time to restructure or revise our situations in life, the slower planets give us time to do this. With the eclipse this hurries up the shifts and restructuring process taking away the luxury of easing into a new realm of being.
What we must not forget if the fact some of us will find the necessary structure when we return into a realm we know can bring security and focus into our lives no matter how backwards it feels. Survival no matter how, is the only way we are going to get through the restriction and shifts the retrogrades brings, even if the shift is back into an area of life that will bring you the chance of forging a path that is more realistic, forward.
And along comes Mercury, the communicator who has been in cancer for the past two weeks. Mercury in cancer can become depressed over all sorts of situations involving family, personal problems and the problems of the world. Sometimes it is difficult to get to the source of the problem and we will be inclined to become over emotionally involved in other people’s business triggering an even worse situation.
As Mercury is going backwards the ability to communicate well becomes drowned in personal sorrows projected onto others. So I advise that during this Mercury retrograde cycle to avoid emotional conflict, learn the art of when to speak out and how to do so in an empathetic way. Most important learn when to zip your lip.
Cancer is normally an intuitive sign but when Mercury the planet of intellect and communication is moving retrograde in this sign, the intuition cannot be trusted, so jumping to conclusions is certainly not wise.
When Mercury moves direct in motion in August, we will be able to retain knowledge, think clearly and find the ability to use our intuition to achieve what it is we need to help negotiate a path through this harsh energy.
My advice to manage this pressure Month is to take in a deep breath and face reality, open your eyes and look at the lessons the past has taught you, and then leave it behind. Find a new way of seeing your life and begin to research a way to put in the structures needed to face the changes you certainly will experience moving forward.
Time for change is here.
Mercury retrograde in a water sign can cause us to swallow our emotions, hold them in. This could have a negative outcome of turning tears into sore throats and producing phlegm as we choke on our emotional need to get out of sticky situations.
Laryngitis and coughs will be common; the solution is to soften the mucus that attaches itself to your throat, vocal chords and nasal passages.
We need to break up those protein bonds and moving restriction, one of the best most tried remedies of all time is steam. You fill a jug with water and put a towel over your head as you inhale the steam, taking in deep breaths. Adding in a drop of eucalyptus, rosemary and peppermint oil will increase the benefit of softening the phlegm and allowing for thinner and easier flow.
The addition of chilli peppers and cayenne pepper can produce even better results. Garlic soups and warm drinks are brilliant, add in honey as it is soothing, and will help to heal raw mucosa.
And finally do not forget the soothing vapour rubs that certainly help you suppress the coughing that can become damaging.
I am imagining myself relaxing in a steam room with vapour on my chest just soothing my irritated mucosa, as per usual, we must make time to heal our bodies, so let’s do this!
JULY 2019 NEWSLETTER