July 2018 New Moon: Being In Tune With Your Emotions

The new moon on the 12th will mean Cancers can look forward to some heavy emotions. You may find your thoughts turning toward the women in your life or the people who share your home (in a literal or figurative sense) — follow that current and take the time to show those souls some gratitude. That said, Cancers shouldn’t let their feelings get the better of them, and should try to turn their emotions into actions. “Avoid going through an entire box of tissues by journaling your heartfelt reflections or channeling your feelings into a to-do list of gestures: write your mom a letter just because, check in with your coworker who had a hard week.

During a new moon, the sun and the moon are in the same sign. This means the sign most affected in the case of July 12 is Cancer, with the moon moving into Leo. (The moon stays in a sign for two days at a time.) For Cancer, it will be a particularly “charged time with concentrated energies of that sign

The New Moon on Thursday July 12, 2018 at 20° Cancer is a partial solar eclipse. The Solar Eclipse July 2018 astrology is influenced by a powerful opposition to minor planet Pluto. This indicates some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship or an event. An equally intense fixed star brings the potential for neurotic distress triggered by a deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster.

The July 2018 Solar Eclipse signals the right time to transform something in your life holding you back from happiness and success. A fortunate Grand Trine configuration allows you to apply this transformation to your love life, finances or creative work. Hard work and determination will unleash the potential and opportunity held within the grand trine to help avert a personal crisis.

Every aspect of July’s cosmic chaos is vibrating with intense emotional energy, and the July 12 new moon in Cancer is no exception. How the July 2018 new moon will affect your zodiac sign largely depends on how flexible you are. Signs that have a hard time going with the flow will have a tough time. The new moon is also a partial solar eclipse that “is influenced by a powerful opposition to minor planet Pluto,” Astrology King noted on its website.

“This indicates some sort of crisis with your self-esteem, a relationship, or an event. An equally intense fixed star brings the potential for neurotic distress triggered by a deeply buried subconscious fear of disaster.” Seriously, if you have the option of just sleeping through July altogether, that might be your best bet. If four planetary retrogrades — Pluto, Neptune, Saturn, and Mars — during the new moon solar eclipse weren’t bad enough, the new moon is in the fixed-star Castor, which could increase your chances of misfortune.

Additionally, your self-esteem could take a hit as a result of the solar eclipse. “Even though you may experience a bruised ego from the solar eclipse, there is also great potential for positives if you are open to change. Change may be forced upon you, or better still, you may instigate it and this solar eclipse will be less disruptive.” While the July 2018 new moon will affect every sign, you actually have the power to determine whether your experience will be positive or negative.

Let those feelings flow. The Cancer new moon,  powerful partial solar eclipse, offers a healing moment to open our hearts and be more demonstrative with our loved ones. The zodiac’s Crab is all about security, and this new moon asks us all to examine: What does “home” mean to you?

This new moon is especially vital because it kicks off a two-year series of eclipses on the Cancer–Capricorn axis, which will touch down between now and July 2020. These family- and goal-oriented eclipses will recalibrate our work-life balance. Falling in the “masculine” sign of Capricorn and the “feminine” sign of Cancer, they’re sure to bring even more awareness to issues of gender, families, and nationalism that are making headlines now.

This year, the Cancer new moon also falls in direct opposition to powermonger Pluto (retrograde) in Capricorn, the sign that rules big business, the economy, and government. This eclipse could give rise to yet another social justice movement, or a “people versus the patriarchy” uprising. More than anything, it’s a reminder that we need to “return to love.” But that path to get there could be loaded with intense reactions! Teaming up with a powerful female or female-identified ally could pay dividends by the corresponding full moon in Cancer in six months’ time.

With Cancer season in full swing until July 22, home and family will be highlighted under this lunar spell, as the new moon helps us start a fresh chapter with the ones we love most. Heart-centered Cancer is the star sign that nourishes us all, brings us together in caring circles, and keeps us feeling safe and secure in our homes.

So, whether you plan to write down your aspirations or are just going to keep going about your business as usual, now you know what the deal is with the upcoming partial solar eclipse super new moon.

How The July 2018 New Moon Will Affect You, Based On Your Zodiac Sign


Aries, if you’ve been feeling stuck or bored lately, the July 2018 new moon and partial solar eclipse begins a two-year cycle in which you could see your home, career, and family changing in unexpected ways, according to the Astro Twins: “Whatever happens, get ready for some plot twists in both your personal and professional lives, Aries. This singular Cancer eclipse of 2018 is a preview of changes that will really take off in 2019.”


For stalled Taurus-born people, the July 2018 new moon is going to open up communication channels so you can take advantage of new opportunities, . “Your mind is curious, excited, and hungry, and opportunities to feed it are likely to pop up when you need them most.” While you usually like to spend a lot of time hemming and hawing to make 100-percent sure you’re making the right decision, the new moon will help you let your instincts guide the way. Remember, sometimes control is counterproductive.


Gemini, if you’re so broke you’ve been considering selling fruit at intersections to make some extra cash, the July 2018 new moon is going to turn things around. While things might not happen right away, work you do around the new moon could have a nice return by the end of the year, if you can exercise a little more patience. “Is it time for a new source of income, a different working style or some affirming habits? Solar eclipses mark bold beginnings and can set us on a whole new (and unexpected) path.. “Efforts you undertake now could really pay off in the coming six months.”


It’s not often you get a do-over in life. However, because the new moon is in your sign, Cancer, you’re going to get an opportunity to wipe the slate clean. Whether it be a work gaffe, relationship faux pas, or fractured friendship, if there’s something you’d like to fix, the July 2018 new moon is the time to do it. If you just want to leave everything behind and start over instead, you can. “Something new begins, and it can feel much like a new chapter in your life story.”You are ready to kick bad habits, start fresh, and present a more self-assured ‘you’ to the world.” The bottom line? It’s time for crabs to find a bigger shell.


Leo, it can be hard when things feel out of control. However, during the July 2018 new moon you’re going to have to surrender to win. This new moon could mark the end of something significant in your life. While it might be painful, it’s actually happening to make room for something new. Trying to fight this transition will only make things more difficult. “When you stop trying to force a situation, a real ‘divine intervention’ can occur,” the Astro Twins revealed. “This eclipse will oppose power-tripping Pluto in your micromanaging sixth house, so don’t be surprised if your inner control freak makes a showing.”


While the July 2018 new moon will bring you a burst of energy, Virgo, you could also have conflicting feelings about a person, project, or social situation, which could leave you feeling guilty and confused. It might sound dark and twisty, but the underlying message is that you need to reevaluate your commitments and ask for assistance where you need it. “Some of you may have been pursuing a project on your own, and this month, you may realize that you’d benefit most either by giving up a current project or goal, or accepting that you’d be better off enlisting help. “The change is likely to be an empowering one, even if there is some resistance at first.”


Libra, if it feels like you’ve done nothing but work your butt off this year, and you’re still waiting to see the fruits of your labor, the energy of the July 2018 new moon and partial solar eclipse is going to deliver in a big way. “Solar eclipses mark bold beginnings and can set us on a whole new (and unexpected) path . “You could be tapped for a high-profile position or receive a surprise job offer. If you’ve been searching for your true calling, you could have quite an epiphany today.”


Scorpio, your mysterious aura draws people into your orbit. However, you often release them without taking the opportunity to develop relationships. The energy of July 2018 new moon will encourage you to branch out, drop your mask, and actually make some new friends. “Move out and about, particularly on mental levels, but also through new experiences, people, and places. Jupiter’s direct motion just two days earlier reinforces your confidence to do so. Friendships are in particularly good fortune this month, with opportunities to enjoy yourself more plentiful than usual.”


It’s all happening, Sagittarius, but you could miss myriad opportunities brought about by the July 2018 new moon if you don’t get out of your own way. “The sun will make its annual opposition to power-tripping Pluto in Capricorn and your second house of money, daily routines, and self-worth,” the Astro Twins revealed. “You could catch a startling glimpse of how YOU push away prosperity because of some deeply rooted insecurities and fears.” If you take a beat and look around, you’ll see that the universe is ready to support you if you let it.


Capricorn, the July 2018 new moon and partial solar eclipse are going to shake things up in every area of your life in the best way possible. You might discover that what you’ve been looking for has been right in front of you all along, or you might decide that you want to wipe your slate clean. Either way, you have the chance to focus on what really matters most to you. Make sure you’re clear about what that is. “Sorting out problems and enjoying special moments with people in your life are satisfying activities in their own right, but can positively impact many different life departments as well.


Aquarius, if you’ve been ignoring your own needs, the July 2018 new moon is a reminder that you’re due for some much needed self care. It’s time to stop burning the candle at both ends and to start bringing some balance to you professional and private life. “This can be about reorganizing your life, eating and exercising better, managing your time more productively, and working on the details of work, projects, and plans,. The biggest takeaway from the July 2018 new moon and partial solar eclipse is that you need to learn to listen to your intuition because your first instinct is usually right.


Pisces, for you the July 2018 new moon and partial solar eclipse will bring the love. If you’re single, or you’re in a less-than-satisfying relationship, this mid-month cosmic energy is going to have you feeling passionate and purposeful. “A partial solar (new moon) eclipse will land in Cancer, sparking a confident new chapter in your fifth house of lust, passion, and self-expression,” the Astro Twins revealed. “Eclipses sweep in four to six times a year and turn ‘normal’ upside-down, removing anything that’s past its expiration date and flinging open the doors for a fresh start.”

For anyone who feels like they’ve been living in the upside-down world lately, the July 2018 new moon should put things right-side-up again, if you’re willing to let the universe take the lead. Let go of the wheel, take a deep breath, and chill out. Resistance is futile.


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