Cancer Sun Trines Neptune & Opposite Pluto – Finding the Gifts of Our Hardships Through Our Dreams
July 8, 2023
Last night I had an interesting dream. I was going to sing in front of a big audience of my childhood community in the scouts. While preparing for my show and trying different outfits, my clothes kept disappearing and I was eventually forced to wear a black dress that I did not really want.
Then I realized that I hadn’t practice the song and did not remember the words. I tried to look for the lyrics online but could not find them. I considered different songs that I knew better, but I did not feel I could sing them well enough. When it was my turn to sing, I had to give up my spot.
Cancer is all about emotional memories. People with strong Cancer in their chart (I am included), tend to remember meaningful experiences in detail. They also remember the feelings associated with their memories.
Since Cancers are so connected with their life’s memories, it might be hard for them to let go of their childhood wounds and trauma. They hold onto hurt, longing, frustration, jealousy, and anger, long after the events generated them passed. This is the opposite of air sign people, who tend to travel light and let go of emotional baggage and memories as soon as they accumulate them.
This week there is almost no air in the heavens. The sun in Cancer forms a trine with Neptune, the ruler of Pisces, and will be opposite Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio. This structure is super watery. It will be very helpful to air out our emotions, memories, and dreams, by talking about them and writing about them. In general, air is good medicine for dealing with emotional baggage.
But emotional memories are not here to burden us. They are a magnificent gift, just like remembering our dreams is. Our memories enable us to work with our wounds and trauma. They tell us a lot about our psychological patterns and our subconscious.
My dream, for example, was telling me that I have unconscious fears around expressing myself in public, and that these fears are rooted in childhood experience from the time and place that were presented to me in the dream. If I did not know these fears were there, how could I work with them and release them?
When we work through our dreams, our memories, and our emotional baggage in a constructive way, we can turn our wounds into gifts.
Every wound, every challenge or hardship we went through, has a purpose. By learning to work with our traumas and heal ourselves, we learn about the human experience. We develop compassion towards ourselves and others. When we learn to heal ourselves, we also learn to help others heal from similar trauma.
Healing means that instead of being unconsciously conditioned by our memories, wounds, fears, and trauma, we make them our teachers. I don’t mean that they teach us how damn hard and unjust life can be, even though they do teach us that as well. I mean that they teach us the limitless possibilities we can attain once we realized their purpose.
My dream reminded me that when I was in the scouts, I had many opportunities to sing in the annual festivals. Because I was convinced that I had no singing talent, I was too shy to sing. Only when I became a yoga teacher, and started chanting, I discovered that I had a good singing voice.
My years in the scouts were the highlight of my insecurities. Even though my community was loving, supportive and appreciative, I could not accept these gifts because at home I only heard that I was not beautiful, not smart, not talented and was singing out of tune.
Year after year, I peeled off these misconceptions about my lack of capability. Thanks to this, I can help others do the same. If I had grown up in an environment that helped me develop a healthy confidence, I would not know how to help others develop their confidence.
This is a great week to work with our dreams. Pluto connects with our psyche and subconscious. The moon relates to our childhood memories which created our psychological patterns. Neptune relates to our soul and can help us tap into our subconscious and memories of past lives.
Dreams provide a doorway into our subconscious. By working with our dreams, we can heal our wounds and trauma.
For example, in the coming week, before I go to sleep, I am going to imagine my dream the way I want it. I will be ready and prepared to sing my song, dressed in the outfit that I chose. I will feel great to be on stage and express myself. I will feel the love and support from my childhood audience.
Tasks for growing through the astrological energies of this week:
- Journal about one strong childhood memory that influenced your life. Go beyond the details and write about the emotions and feelings you experienced. Do you still carry emotional baggage related to this memory or have you let it go?
- Keep a dream journal and a pen next to your bed and write your dreams as soon as you wake up.
- Choose one dream and journal about it. What do you think this dream is trying to tell you? Are you happy with the way things worked in the dream? If not, how would you change the dream? Before you go to sleep imagine the dream the way you want it. Don’t forget to tell me how it worked!
I will be mentoring the upcoming summer semester of Find Your Voice, a mindful writing program with Waylon Lewis, an author of two books, the founder and Chief Editor of Elephant Journal, and the host of Walk the Talk Show. You can register through my special link here. The program starts on June 21 and ends August 25. It includes weekly live sessions with Waylon every Friday at 12pm EST, and weekly sessions with mentors to give you any additional support you need. I hope to see you there!
More Detailed Information About This Week’s Astrology:
Aspects: Neptune trine sun. Pluto opposite sun from Tuesday, July 11.
Retrogrades: we are in the pre shadow phase of Venus retrograde. The actual retrograde will start July 22.
Missing element: air.
Dominant elements: water and earth.
- Sunday, July 9, sun and Mercury in Cancer, moon in Aries. Venus and Mars in Leo.
- Monday, July 10, moon enters Taurus, Mars enters Virgo.
- Tuesday, July 11, Mercury enters Leo.
- Thursday, July 13, moon enters Gemini.
- Saturday, July 15, moon enters Cancer.
Have a wonderful week,
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