Cleansing by Eclipse

By Holiday Mathis

July 5, 2020 5 min read

On the other side of the full moon emotional energy surge and reset of the eclipse, there's a feeling of being cleansed, and being better for it. Things that used to be irritating seem entirely unimportant. Jealousies fade. There is no reason to envy those who have more. "He need not envy greatness who can serve as a model of it." — Baltasar Gracian

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Repelled by the greed you see, you'll take a stand against avarice and fight for the oppressed to restore balance. Evil is defeated by love and generosity.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This is a fact-finding mission. You'll gather up advice and opinions. Don't be too quick to incorporate everything you hear. Let all the opinions marinate a while. The most applicable will rise to top of mind.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The qualities you want to cultivate are optimism, expectancy and enthusiasm. With these attitudes as your guide, opportunities multiply and problems go away.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). The stars highlight your ambition. Do not doubt that you can do what you set your mind to do. What you're not born for, you can be trained for. All you have to do is decide to be that thing.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). When you just have to do what's right, the character you've built will serve you well and almost no energy need be expended to follow through. It's the jobs that demand cleverness that take all the energy!

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). One way to make the world more beautiful is to see it that way. You're on the lookout for visually exciting moments and the world will not disappoint.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). In order to point your attention in the right direction, you must first have all of it under your command. This requires you to protect your attention from possible drains.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Put a quarter in; get a treat out. That is how it works today. The currency won't be quarters, but the returns will correlate directly. What you see is what you get.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It doesn't take much for an ordinary thing to become extraordinary. The insight you bring to matters will elevate them. You go deeper; they get higher.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). People who behave terribly in their personal lives can sometimes be extremely effective, productive and creative in their professional lives. It will be something to handle, process and move forward with today.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's a reason enthusiasm is called "the ambrosia of the gods." It has real power. Do not underestimate the impact of your genuine enthusiasm. When you feel it, pour it on.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). What you make helps you grow. Your work is a kind of projection. You'll put the ideas out there and then try them on. This is all an experiment. If it's not getting the desired result, you can try something else.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (July 5). Your birthday boon is a bright idea, one you can follow through on every day of this year of uncanny magic. Upgrades have you getting around in style. New people and areas of study contribute significantly to your happiness and high energy. More recognition and financial support come your way at the start of 2021. Libra and Virgo adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 8, 20, 22, 18 and 24.

FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: This last week of the Mercury retrograde offers a deep dive into the realm of communication. It will be important to embrace the fact that most of what we say to the world is not verbal. We signal through our movements and dress, our facial expressions and our breathing. We signal through the pheromones we can't help but excrete, the clothes we wear and the car we drive, the places we show up and what we buy there.

Word on the scientific street is that human language began around the same time as human tool-making. It makes sense because assembly requires instructions. When there's no manual, a manual must be invented, in this context spoken. Verbalization is a tool made with the tongue to express and intention to assemble the natural world to a particular end.

In this last week of the Mercury retrograde, the big question is preverbal. What do you say without your mouth? How do you let the world know what you want, what you are feeling, how you are agreeing or disagreeing? Your awareness of this will affect all outcomes this week.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Are you ready for "Avatar 2"? What about "Avatar 3"? The mega-hit will be reprised shortly starring Edie Falco as General Ardmore. The "Sopranos" matriarch is a moonchild who naturally fits the maternal roles she takes on, as her sign is known to do. Cancer is the sign of mothers and home and Falco was born when both the sun and Mercury were in Cancer.

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