Sunday, the Sun aligned with Mercury in your birth sign, which was also the indication of Mercury retrograde being halfway over (the midpoint was exact July 21 at 8:33:55 am EDT). Plenty else is happening on the Cancer-Capricorn axis, which has been a primary focus of astrology going back to May. It has been intense and dramatic, and you’ve probably had enough of all of that.
This week’s eclipse of the Moon in your opposite sign Capricorn will help release you from any relationship situation that’s not serving your greatest good. I am inclined to say “the greatest good for all concerned,” though that might be a distraction from your necessity to actually take care of yourself.
Tuesday is the first total solar eclipse in your birth sign in nearly a decade. Eclipses each have their own distinct mark on consciousness, and much of that is what you might call “receptor mediated.” Your state of mind, your position, your density level, make all the difference in how you experience an event of this magnitude.
You are in the process of claiming back something about yourself — and it may be so old you have no concept of the underlying reality. That does not matter, as long as you notice that, step by step, you are claiming your right to exist. This may seem like a strong statement, though that is ultimately what it comes down to.
Don’t defend your values; live them freely. Your solar chart is a study in what motivates you. Do you know what it is? Do you allow yourself to connect with your true drive? One thing you may experience this week is the desire to do just that, and some anger at yourself for not having done so in the past. Yet your astrology is all about what you choose now, based on what motivates you now.
When you can, stick with people through the whole process of whatever you might be assisting them with. Offer any support you can, whether it’s verbal or financial. You will have many opportunities to engage with others, notably, in a time when we’re being taught to avoid and mistrust one another. Be aware that to offer a positive influence comes with some vulnerability.