We balance on the precipice this week – with intense emotions around it’s up to us whether to dive into the dark waters of the unconscious or to back away. When Venus moves into Virgo this weekend, it’s time to reassess our expectations in love.

We begin this week with four planets in Cancer – one of the moodiest, most emotional energies of the Zodiac. With the New Moon happening midweek, also in Cancer, we can expect extra heaviness but this also indicates the potential for huge changes. If you can work with these watery energies and turn them to your benefit rather than letting them swallow you up, there is enormous progress to be made both emotionally and mentally.

Rose tinted glasses or dark shades?

These Cancer energies are intense and tend to drag us down into the subconscious and into the past (and when we look back our perspectives are always skewed whether we’re exaggerating the beauty of certain memories or reexperiencing horrors once lived through).

Be careful you don’t buy into everything you feel right now. This week it’s only too easy to get completely absorbed in the past, whether we’re dreaming of an old romance (happy times with our Twin Flame) or seething with resentment over some injustice done to us (again the likelihood is that this will involve our Twin Flame). Remember as always that the past is gone, the only person who can keep it alive is you.

Healthy ways to deal with heaviness

Do not be surprised or scared if disturbing dreams surface. All these energies in Cancer is the universe’s way of pushing us to release any old emotional debris and negativity we’ve been carrying around that’s holding us back. Energy clearing tools are a great, effective way to speed up this process so you don’t have to be deep in the water going through it all, but can usher out anything that doesn’t serve you within minutes.

A great habit to develop and use to deal with these intensive energies is to do some creative writing or journaling every day to make sure anything unhealthy is expressed rather than bottled up.

Solar system heavyweights pushing us

Sometimes the sun moves through the zodiac without impacting any other planets. Right now however, we see almost all the biggest and most powerful planets impacted – Pluto, Uranus and Neptune. The heavyweights of the solar system. This signals big events underway. Pluto is retrograde opposing three planets in Cancer, again reinforcing the themes from the recent Full Moon in Capricorn.

The Death & Rebirth of Love

Pluto is the planet of death and rebirth, and his role is to force through a purification and ushering in new evolution. Often a relationship has to “die” before it can be reborn in a healthier, new form. With Uranus squaring the Cancer energies, we can expect sudden developments and “explosive” events.

Neptune is in harmony with the Cancer Sun, Mercury and Mars right now, indicating that the way to deal with this tension lies in transcending into your higher consciousness and getting out of your ego self. Meditation will be a huge benefit right now.

Remember that in every challenge there is a gift – in order to help yourself, spirit’s advice is to always look for the gift in any experience. If you’re experiencing difficulty with your Twin Flame right now, ask yourself what they are teaching you. What is the lesson in this? It’s near impossible to feel low when you’re looking for something positive. It is physiologically impossible to be sad and happy at the same time, and it’s impossible to be grateful and resentful at the same time.

New Moon = Fresh Start

With the New Moon midweek we get a fresh start – the universe hits the “reset button” and a new cycle begins. Falling in Cancer, this particular new moon is a good time to commit to personal goals that resonate with the energies of this sign of the crab – letting go of “victim stories” and old attachments that may have felt safe but are actually limiting us, and embracing the healthy creative expression of our emotions.

New Energies in Love

At the end of this week Venus moves into Virgo – seat of the energies of purification and perfection; be careful these energies don’t tend toward overly critical thinking. We humans tend to think that perfection is the goal, but looking at the most admired art and people in history, it is their very flaws that make us love them even more.

The truth is that the heights of beauty and love are not robotically perfect but are lifted up by their flaws. Perfection would be boring and inhumane to us. Consider this: the “perfect” relationship we dream of might actually be the very thing that would cause us to stagnate and lose zest for life. In nature there is perfect imperfection everywhere. Look around you this summer and you’ll be able to see it.

As if to reinforce these energies, Venus will be going into Retrograde within the next few weeks signaling that it’s time to reevaluate how we function within love – taking a hard look at our expectations, habits, needs and beliefs around love. Twin Flames can expect some intense weeks when the planet of Love is going backwards through the Zodiac but trust that it all serves a purpose: To push us into the realms of unconditional love and openness.

Until next time, I wish you love and light on your journey! <3

Cassady x


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