July – Yin Fire Goat
In Chinese Astrology, the energy of a month doesn’t come into until, sometimes, a week into the calendar month. The energy for July starts on the 7th July at 11.17pm where we have just welcomed in Yin Fire playing and supporting the Goat (Earth) element.
This month, the energy seems to have calmed down since the very active Fire in June. And You may now find yourself turning your attention to find stability and cohesion.
July supports the sense of security and brings you back to feeling coherent and balanced with gentle communication.
Sensitivity is the key to any action throughout this month and it is wise to enter this space with attention to diplomacy and the way your words may fall on someone. And when you bring in this sensitivity it will work hard towards building your stability within your community, family or dynamic within a team environment.
I find it particularly interesting, as we tip over into this energy, and move away from a very powerful and active June that held strong Yang Fire; July is supporting sensitivity in regards to communication for our global community. This is the energy we really need in order to find global cohesion and harmony especially regarding North Korea and Trump dynamics. What’s even more interesting is that these two people, let’s call them Yin Fire Archetypes, will be what’s visible this month. We may see them as prominent heads that symbolise instability, emotional, explosive and tense individuals, but because they are active in this dynamic it actually makes them weak. AND what it actually leads us as a community to, is MORE cohesion, more stability and more solid foundational energy. So, just remember every time the media focus’s on these two figure heads, they are actually strengthening our cohesiveness as a global community. They are forcing us to come and gather together for more stability. It’s the paradox of this pillar of energy this month.
Therefore, your emphasis throughout this month will be to strengthen your sense of cohesion, endurance and stability. It’s the perfect time to feel a very strong bond and sense of togetherness with your tribe, family or community, in a very easy-going, graceful and gentle way. You may feel like there is better understanding within group dynamics and there is a sense of feeling settled.
There seems to be a softness to this month and an awareness and sensitivity to those around you and a feeling that it is possible to have the time and emotional capacity to support your loved ones. And you may also feel more thoughtful, serene and accepting of all aspects of your life.
July has a gentler influence of the flame this month, it is there and in the background, working and active to bring in a sense of warmth to your expression, which helps to support compassionate and forgiving conversations and this has a knock on effect which brings harmony and sense of centring oneself and community.
July also holds the energy of transition. It’s a time to gather the information and your sense of self in order to move into your next phase and next season. It’s a time to metabolise, integrate and digest all aspects of yourself. It will support you in being able to bring a sense of groundedness of being. July supports peace and peace talks.
Working or being outside, especially gardening or environmental/eco-friendly pursuits may be something that you are drawn to this month and its also a great time to Feng Shui and get your physical environment into order.
As the Earth element is one that focus on the physical, your health will take front and centre of your attention. And so July you may find yourself noticing the foods that are putting into your body. And your body may start to communicate which foods it will or won’t tolerate and this is a great opportunity to grab the energy of July and allow it to lead you in this direction.
July’s energy brings in the spirit of self empowered, for you to start taking more courageous steps towards the life you wish and to have a stronger and more accepting sense of self.
You may find yourself being attracted to spending time with others who are outspoken, creative and sensitive. They may also be very active and have nervous energy. They are the Actor Archetypes. The dramatic within society and may even get a little hot tempered. Or this may even become an aspect of your personality highlighted for this month.
For some people, the Earth Element of July, may not be favourable and so even though Earth brings about a sense of stability and cohesion, it can also activate worry and overwhelm. You may find that the strong Earth element this month may leave you feeling like you have no clarity and your energies are scattered and also start to find your thoughts or behaviours become more obsessive. And if this becomes stuck energy it may make you feel lethargic and congested. You may also feel yourself reaching for the cookie jar or lollie tin to gain that sense of satisfaction.
If you feel the more challenging effects of July, some great practices for this energy is to go for walks out in the country or weeding the garden. It is not recommended for you to engage in hard running or bootcamp style exercise as this could further disturb your Earth element and may lead to burn out or gut health issues. Massage also is a great modality to start to shift the Earth element and also Sacred Space sessions are a great way to assist you in moving through this transitional period >>
It’s a great time to open up your compassion to others, show others that you support them and gather all your knowledge and aspects of self to boost your confidence and self empowerment.
Enjoy this month of July and use this gentle Yin Fire Goat to help you and your tribe engage in one mighty big ‘group hug!’
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