I think it’s safe to say that this has been a tough summer.
The eclipses, two new moons in Cancer, Mercury retrograde in Cancer, the end of eclipses on the Cancer/Capricorn axis and three out of the five the outer planets running in and out of Capricorn has created quite the seesaw of Cancer/Capricorn principles. Not to mention the never ending and escalating global pandemic bringing the supposed greatest country in the world to its knees.
For me, this chaotic time has manifested in a lot of fantasizing — mostly during Mercury retrograde and its subsequent shadow period — about travel, learning and getting the fuck out of dodge, which of course is not possible at the moment. This is because Mercury, which was and still is in the moody sign of Cancer, was working its way through my ninth house of travel and higher learning.
As soon as Mercury retrograde ended, I started to feel like destroying everything around me and starting from scratch — a pretty common feeling for me in times of frustration that I chalk up to having Pluto in Scorpio in my first house. That and the fact that the current transiting Neptune, in Pisces, is making a trine with my Pluto, increasing my already palpable need for self-transformation but not really showing me everything I need to see about it.
Time Passages, one of my favorite astrology apps, puts it like this: “this is a stressful, but also a tremendously important time in your life, when you are looking more deeply into the meaning of your existence than you did before.” Yeah okay Time Passages. Clearly you don’t know me as well as you thought you did because all I ever do is ponder the meaning of my existence (and I don’t even have any strong Pisces placements).
Anyway, what I’m saying is, I could use a kick in the pants. All this water energy is great, yes. But for me, with my natal mars in Cancer and sun and moon in earth signs, it’s a little too comforting. I need some fire energy to forcibly drag me off of my couch and onto my feet.
Which is why Leo season could not come at a better time! I can’t wait for the sun to shine in the sign it loves the most and make the world a little louder, more passionate and more colorful.
Leo season is all about being the best version of yourself. It’s about unapologetically expressing yourself. It’s about being loud and proud. And I think with all of the sadness going on in the world, we could all use a little bit of glitz and glam.
Let’s strap in and get ready to roar.