This week, we are entering a new time zone; lunar Cancer is approaching fast! Let’s see what’s in store for us.
This week’s chart opens up with relatively balanced features. The elements are represented pretty evenly, especially with the moon in Taurus. But don’t worry — we will download greater balance before the roller coaster and tsunami of Cancerian emotions arrives! Though, a few features will challenge us this week: many planets are a bit more shadowed than usual in addition to being in retrograde motion (the Black Moon in Aquarius, Jupiter, Neptune, Pluto, and Saturn are all retrograde.) As a result, it’s very important to avoid dramatizing, and ignore petty things. Many small annoyances are likely to occur in our lives this week; they sting until we roar!
Truth be told, it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that we achieve a higher state of balance: i.e. regulating our daily reactive system. This is indeed the final stretch for the month of Gemini — really understanding what Einstein meant when he said, “Everything is relative!”
The famous cosmic law of “cause and effect” is bolder this week. How much chaos can be created by our mini dramas? A lot! Correcting this in the future can be difficult. Sometimes families stop talking to each other for generations because a dish wasn’t cooked as well as it should have been. Much separation and judgment, especially toward our immediate surroundings, can, in fact, be generated by small dramas that snowball into much bigger dramas. And, of course, there is the world of energies. Our immediate surroundings have so much more influence in our lives than we think!
I recently stumbled upon a great article about how people’s auras affect others. Kabbalistically, it’s actually very true — our energy projection is about 4 amot (2 meters) wide! Unbeknownst to us, we feel people’s energy very deeply and we respond to it. Sometimes, we have an aversion to new people without understanding logically why. Most of the time, there is a good karmic reason for it. Oftentimes, we simply feel very different from them.
But the biggest lesson, this week, is about lightness and patience. Kabbalists wisely teach that if we were in other people’s shoes, we would probably act exactly the same as they did. We know that judgment leads to separation, and for us that is not an option! Plus, it’s never a coincidence that certain people are in our lives pushing all our buttons. We are in a spiritual gymnasium right now; let’s take advantage of it!
The final gift of this week is a fantastic opportunity to develop our ability to flow, and to dramatically change our responses to the little hiccups of life. Our job is to find strong inner balance and just lighten up!
Next week, the cosmos will throw much deeper stuff at us with the new lunar month of Cancer!
To be continued…