Work is good, and you like the stuff, though be aware when you’re working too hard to meet a particular goal. By too hard, I mean pay attention to the potential for inefficiency, and notice when you feel like you’re over-efforting. The moment you notice, back off a little, and reconsider your plan. Work with a conscious strategy that you tune on a near-daily basis, if only by making micro adjustments. This will keep you conscious and alert — that’s what you need.
– by Eric Francis
Hear Eric describe the impressive eclipses involving your Sun sign or rising sign in your 2019-20 Cancer Astrology Studio Reading — now available for instant access.
Written in the Planets
Today’s first quarter Moon marks the halfway point between the July 2 solar eclipse and the corresponding lunar eclipse on July 16. It’s also the first full day of Mercury’s current retrograde. Did you notice anything unusual last night or this morning — such as unexpected information, in addition to any hiccups or glitches? And how is this Eclipse Zone developing for you? Are you finding it easy or difficult to keep your focus on where you want to go, and to make adjustments to your daily rhythms in service of your longer-range goals? This may be a useful day to re-set or re-orient, if needed.
The Cancer Sun makes oppositions to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn this week — with the aspect to Saturn exact today. This could present itself a few ways. Socially speaking, it might crop up as some loneliness. We can never truly know other people beyond a certain point; and while this is always the case, it could come through with a heavier feeling under a Sun-Saturn opposition.
Mainly, though, this aspect is likely to describe awareness of your limitations — particularly those set by other people or wider circumstances. That may feel challenging if there’s something you need to express that’s in contradiction to those restrictions or to someone in authority. How can you find the balance between doing or saying what you need to, and taking care of your central responsibilities and obligations? Whatever the method, being honest — and requesting honesty from others — will be key.
– by Amanda Painter
New in the Special Readings Series
Magnum Opus on Eclipses, Now Through Late 2020
Eric’s new 90-minute discussion of all things related to eclipses, in any sign — with a focus on Cancer and Capricorn eclipses, from the current pair through 2020 — is available now for instant access. Part audio reading, part astrology class, it offers you a lot of help processing the solar eclipse on July 2 and the lunar eclipse on July 16, and features original music. Hear it as part of the 2019-2020 Astrology Studio for Cancer, or purchase the Eclipses Reading separately for only $33.