The beginning of July brings as to the mid point in the year and reminds us that now is a good moment to take stock of what we have achieved so far this year and to reset our intentions for the coming months. Looking back over the past six months it seems to us that time has warped in odd ways leaving us feeling that the beginning of the year was both a shorter and a longer time ago than the six months that have actually elapsed. Perhaps this is because so many things seem to have shifted and changed within us since the beginning of the year that it feels impossible that such a short amount of time has actually passed. As we look forward there is a sense that it is important to build on those changes and to strengthen our foundations so that new things can continue to evolve over the coming months.
The prevailing influence for the month of July comes to us from the constellation of Cancer represented in astrology by the sign of the Crab. Esoterically Cancer represents ‘the light within the form’ and reminds us of the need to recognise and use the light of our soul as the guiding force in our lives. Until we give precedence to the soul’s influence the light within our physical form remains ‘dark’ and unfocussed with the result that we are unable to manifest the higher plan of our lives. Cancer is also associated with the principle of rebirth so each time we collectively pass through the energetic influence of the constellation of Cancer we are blessed by the cosmic breath of new life.
The incredibly powerful full moon and lunar eclipse on June 26th not only brought us fully under the influence of the constellation of Cancer but also ushered in an influx of intense light and new energy that will continue to build until the new moon solar eclipse on July 11th. This influx of energy certainly felt to us like a cosmic breath of new life and left us with the sense that a powerful change had taken place and that all life had somehow moved into a new phase.
So with this in mind it seems to us that the energies this month will once again be supporting us in letting go of the old and encouraging us to fully embody our soul’s light, allowing it to show us new ways in which we can contribute that light towards the greater group endeavour of building a new collective reality.
Letting Go and Allowing
The energy now flowing in is seeking foundation for a new cycle of unfoldment and it will need to find an anchor point within those who are awake and aware in order for this to manifest. This means that we must ensure that our energetic foundations are secure and strong in order that we can fully align with what is being requested of us this month. So perhaps one of the most helpful questions we could ask ourselves right now is; what do I need to let go of in order to strengthen my energetic foundations and align more fully with my soul?
The answer for many of us will come from looking to see what old ties and cords we still have that keep us emotionally chained to the past, whether consciously or unconsciously. Being mindful of whether you are still running old stories in the back of your mind that link you back to old outmoded perceptions of yourself or those around you will also be important. Choosing consciously to energise the most positive vibrations in terms of thoughts and feelings you work to release and transform old issues will help you to stay in touch with the higher perspective of your soul. Each time we make a choice to align with the positive we are strengthening our own energetic foundations and building an energetic structure through which the light of our soul can shine forth into the world.
This process is of course not the same thing as denying our old our old emotional patterns and hoping that they will go away if we ignore them. It is very important that we fully acknowledge what we feel and take time to recognise the gift in the old experiences that locked us into the emotions in the first place. Then from a place of strength we can recognise our power to accept, forgive, let go and move on.
Vibrational essences are wonderful tools to help us repattern old emotional issues and unwanted belief systems. In our experience a well chosen combination of essences can very quickly help to release old stuck energies and encourage us to move back into vibrational alignment with the higher aspects of ourselves – see Essence Suggestions for July.