Rare Second New Moon in Cancer

By Holiday Mathis

July 19, 2020 6 min read

The ancient Greeks believed that the world had a bellybutton that should be marked and celebrated as the center of the universe. In order to find the navel of the world, the gods sent two eagles flying in opposite directions at equal speeds. Delphi was where the birds met in the middle, and there the Omphalos rock was placed. Under this rare second new moon in homey Cancer, mark and celebrate the center of your world.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). To try to get rid of the bad and replace it with good — that's fine in theory, but it won't work. But if you see everything as its own particular mixed bag, you'll have success. Maximize benefits. Ignore deficits to whatever extent you can. Don't take on too many problems or the problems will start seeking you.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A strong feeling will occur to you as the finger of fate, poking you into your next move. The advanced question: How much of this is your mind creating to satisfy what your ego wants? Bringing as much honesty as possible into you-to-you conversations will have enormous benefits, which include a sparkling clarity of being.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). An object will intrigue you. You will be moved not only by the look of it but also by its implications. A story starts to form in your mind as you wonder about the history and hidden properties of the thing. Herein lies the root of pleasure and desire and maybe the start of a quest to learn and to obtain.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Opinions are never false, nor can they be true, because the evidence exists in the opinion holder's mind. You'll base your next move not on your feelings about it, nor on the opinions you hold, but on the empirical evidence that suggests what is likely to result from your choice. Science will steer you right.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Each person resonates around a particular feeling or group of feelings. People are generally good at experiencing and enacting those emotions they know best. You have your set of comfortable emotions, though this week you're looking to make a change and start feeling something else — and a lot more of it, for that matter!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There will be a lack of consensus among your group on how the job at hand should be approached, or even what exactly the job at hand should be. That's fine because half the fun is using the executive function of your brain to find the points of agreement and then figure out the next best steps forward.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There's much you will witness this week, and you are wise not to provide an immediate, straightforward reaction. You don't owe anyone an explanation. Besides, it benefits you to process things first. Also, there's power and mystery in letting people wait a bit for your answers. Anyone rushing you is suspect.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Knowing more about a person helps you better appreciate the experience of your relationship. Predicting what the person will do and planning your next move becomes more than just a reaction. Spend more time and thought with it and this becomes a dance, a language and, ultimately, an art form.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Dreams can follow terrible a story structure. Their beginnings are often foggy, and they can roll on and on, making no sense whatsoever. But if there's one thing you can count on, it's that they all end in the same way — with you awake. This week follows the path of dreams, and you'll be elevated by how it wakes you.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You feel you have been placed in a world that spins gloriously outside of you and your control. As for the world on the inside of you, it was not placed, so much as born in you when you sat, empty. The small spark happened and is continuing to come together both with and without your hand.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's a cost to every relationship. Often the buy-in is your agreement to a story. In this week's case, it's your relationship to the other person's story or the story of the relationship. There are things to ignore, points to focus on and elements to be believed even though they are not objectively believable. Chalk it up to the things you do for love.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll experiment with different approaches and attitudes. In one instance, you'll change the external conditions to better match the scenario you've built in your head. In another situation, you'll work with the conditions you are dealt and, by directing your thinking differently, change your experience of them.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: The world is your oyster, and this solar return sharpens your shucking knife. You have the proper tools to get "inside" where all the good stuff is. New friends and different ways of interacting with them will invigorate your personal life. You'll turn limitations into opportunities, many of them financially beneficial to you and your family. In late 2020, you'll act on a hot tip and win. A whole new set of objectives comes in with 2021, and your creative spirit will soar.

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