The Monthly Forecast For July

Photo by Laura Parker

The key words for the sign Cancer are “ I Feel”. Cancer is a Cardinal Water sign. The symbol is the Crab, the ruling planet is the Moon. This month, there are some lovely aspects that we can all look forward to. Tuesday, 7/3 is a winner, with the Moon in Pisces making five beautiful aspects, forming a Grand Trine in the Water Element, where it Trines both the Sun in Cancer and Jupiter in Scorpio. This brings strength, optimism, and Sacred Law. At the same time, the Moon conjuncts to Neptune in Pisces, a very spiritual aspect. This is a wonderful day to receive, to meditate, and to visualize what you need.

7/7 is also good, as long as you slow down. The Moon in Aries trines Venus.  This adds creativity and beauty to everything. It then moves into Taurus, where it conjuncts Uranus, the planet of innovation, liberation, and change. Move forward on your dreams. 7/8 is very good, with the Sun in Cancer Trine to Neptune in Pisces, and the Moon in Taurus also sextile Neptune and the Sun. Magical and mystical.

The New Moon on 7/12 is a powerhouse. This is the first of two Eclipses this month. The Sun and Moon are conjunct in a New Moon, which offers opportunities for new beginnings. With this one, we have a Solar Eclipse, with both the Sun and Moon opposing Pluto. Wow. Pluto rules the Void, alchemy, transmutation, death and rebirth, endings and beginnings. It also rules the supernatural, organized crime, and intelligence agencies. This is fairly explosive. Watch the news. Since Jupiter, the Moon, and Neptune form a Grand Trine in Water at the same time, have faith ( Neptune) in Sacred Law ( Jupiter) prevailing. What are we ready to let go of? What old habit, pattern, or attitude needs to end? What are we ready to begin?

The 15th and 16th are both good. The Sun moves into Leo on the 22nd, another good day. Mercury goes retrograde again ( I know) on the 26th, but otherwise it’s a good day.

The second Eclipse of the month will be on 7/27. Hold onto your hats for this one. It’s a Full Moon, from Leo to Aquarius, with the Sun in fiery Leo opposing both the Moon AND Mars in Aquarius. Mars in an opposition can make people feel the fight or flight reflex. All of this is taking place in two Fixed signs. ( Stubborn). Slow down. Breathe. Decide not to engage unless absolutely necessary. If someone oversteps their boundaries, then by all means, stand up for yourself.

The month ends with two lovely days, the 30th and 31st, giving us all a chance to recover from that intense Full Moon. July will be eventful. Cancer is a nurturing sign. Take care of yourself. Rest. Play. Laugh. Love. I hope you have a wonderful month. Blessings, Judith

Holding Your Vision

This week I bought one of the most powerful stones I’ve ever experienced. It had been offered to me three years ago at a show, and again at another show after that. I passed on it for a number of reasons, none of which turned out to be the real reason I didn’t buy it: it was meant to be here, and I wasn’t ready for it. We know that stones are living beings, the oldest souls on the planet. This sphere is 102 pounds, Dumortierite, ( blue Quartz), from Brazil. Dumortierite is fairly rare, and is a Third Eye and Crown Chakra Stone. Dr. Yuen teaches that it brings peace and serenity. Others talk about it giving deeper insights into the self, strengthening psychic abilities, and facilitating downloads of data from other dimensions.

This being came to me in the Dreamtime last week, telling me it was time. I called to see if it was still available. It was. As soon as I committed to buy it, my whole body began to shake. I could feel it bonding with me, moving energy that had been blocked, and it wasn’t even here yet! It arrived on Monday. I have no words for what this is. One of my spiritual sisters was here yesterday, and she sat in front of it. Her experience was life-altering. She was given answers about her soul’s journey that had eluded her her whole life.

The Third Eye Chakra is the Chakra of visions, of psychic perceptions, of shamanic journeying. One needs to have the courage and willingness to see the truth for this Chakra to be activated. Here is where we can create realities we want to manifest. The Throat Chakra is where we “ speak the Word” to create. The Third Eye is even more powerful. Here, we envision what we need, which ALREADY EXISTS in the universe. As we envision it, we attune ourselves to its vibration, drawing it in to our reality. Here, we can envision ourselves as we truly are, eternal souls free of the ego construct, free of judgments that have been placed upon us by the culture or people in our lives. We can see our own divinity.

When we live from a place of empowerment, we choose how we want to see the world. Do we want to succumb to fear, our own or others, or the fear of the Race Mind, or do we choose to live from magic and miracles? Do we want to focus on the negative, or to use our spirituality to change it?

Setting your intention and your vision for your life, and for the planet, takes fierce discipline. First, decide that you have the courage and the willingness to see whatever you need to see about your life or the present moment that may need to be changed. There is never anything to fear. Fear is the absence of faith, and the absence of truth. Trust your own heart and inner guidance. Open your vision to a vision of yourself as perfect, fulfilled, loving, happy, joyful. See all old trauma and blockages removed,  streaming away from you, returning to the nothingness from whence they came. As you see this, FEEL it. Feel the love of the universe filling you. Then, expand that out to include the planet and all beings. See harmony being created. See peace and justice being restored. Feel it. Trust your vision. Hold your vision of a higher truth prevailing over fear and greed.

For us to manifest what we need, learning to hold our vision is essential. Getting sucked into the undertow of fear that exists now serves none. A warrior refuses to enable fear. Fear is a drug. It is addictive. It is used by the dark to manipulate humanity. If you can make people afraid, you can convince them to do terrible things.

The antidote to fear is love. If we can inspire and empower others, we can change outcomes. The Third Eye Chakra is all-seeing. It is all-knowing. It is the Chakra of the mystic, of the visionary, of the Shaman, the Seer. To truly change the world, we need to hold the vision of how we want it to be. Make your vision of the world one of the Garden of Eden. See what could be, both for yourself and others. And make it so. I know this powerful being has come into my guardianship to help facilitate that. A number of us will be working with it. It is a Master Teacher.

May all of our visions of love, peace, and  justice for all come to pass. Vision the world you want, and hold that vision. Blessings, Judith

The Restaurant Business And Civility

Some of you may know that I used to be a restaurant owner. My ex and I owned two high-end successful restaurants, one French, one Italian. Given the firestorm on social media about Sarah Sanders being asked to leave a restaurant, I’d like to dispel some erroneous preconceptions about owners asking customers to leave. This happens more frequently than one might think. None of those reasons are uncivil.

1. If a person is intoxicated, and becomes disruptive, they may be asked to leave. This is not uncivil or discriminatory. 2. A person is rude or abusive to the wait staff. They will be asked to leave. 3. A couple arguing loudly at their table, where one throws a drink in the face of their partner, will be asked to leave. 4. Unruly children running around the room unchecked by their parents, creating a disturbance for other diners, the parents will be asked to leave. 5. Diners approaching celebrities and bothering them will be asked to leave. 6. People making racist or bigoted comments to their servers or other customers will be asked to leave.

None of this is uncivil or unfair. The owner has a responsibility to provide a harmonious and safe environment for their staff and customers. Having a customer walk in who has a public history of persecution of LGBT people, and hides behind her religion or her profession, and feels entitled to shame others, should not expect those individuals to feel comfortable serving her. If my servers expressed discomfort with a customer, I would ask that customer to leave, which is what happened here. In my experience, any responsible owner would shield their staff from someone persecuting them, whether in person or in a public forum. Period. Narcissists need to understand that there are consequences for their behaviors. Being asked to leave is one of them. Hope this helps. Blessings, Judith