The ancient Mayans were aware of an energy that connects each living being to heaven. They called this energy Eb, or blood lightning—the vital force which drives consciousness. When I first heard the term, I was so taken with it that I decided to call the movie I’m writing Blood Lightning. It seemed appropriate to my theme of a young woman coming into her spiritual power during the tumultuous period of 1850s New Orleans. And now, just as we enter the Eb Trecena (July 1 – 14), which calls forth blood lightning, the screenplay is finally taking a deeper turn and building power, after many starts and stops.
According to the Mayans, Eb helps us connect our physical and spiritual beings, synchronize our hearts with Earth’s natural rhythms and gather energies within. Carlos Barrios says of this period, “Your true destiny is designed to be revealed when you follow your heart as it beats in harmony with universal energies.”
Can you feel this energy building? It corresponds with the magical Grand Water Trine between Jupiter, Mars, Neptune and Saturn which is taking shape in the heavens. Though this trine won’t be exact until July 17-22, its power can already be felt. We’re sure to experience it at the July 8 Cancer New Moon (12:14 a.m. PDT), when the Sun and Moon embrace in the sign of the Great Mother, trine the North Node (destiny) in potent Scorpio. This powerful trine is a prelude to the Grand Water Trine, which unites Jupiter in Cancer (emotional truth), Saturn in Scorpio (karmic rectification) and Neptune in Pisces (heavenly bliss). All greatly energized by Mars conjunct Jupiter at the July 22 Full Moon. So, by tapping into our emotional truth, we can rectify old wrongs and climb the ladder to heaven, or fulfillment.
Though that may sound grandiose, the power of this energy is not to be scoffed at. Big changes are possible with very little effort this month. Heavenly aid is amazingly close and magic is available in a way that seldom happens. If this Grand Trine should fall near your birthday, as it does for me, the year ahead is bound to be one of advancement and good fortune (it activates my Mercury, so I’m looking forward to selling that screenplay!). Even if it’s not your birthday, any planets you have around 5 degrees of water signs will be greatly energized. This also applies to the houses in which the Grand Trine falls.
The key to all this potential good fortune is the nurturing of your emotional body. If you’ve been disregarding your feelings and soldiering on, it’s time to have a truth session with yourself. A core belief is probably holding you back from having what you want. Saturn in Scorpio pulls us to examine the root cause of our behaviors, so we can turn things around—especially in relationships and finances. Gather your energies and make any needed adjustments while Mercury is still retrograde through July 20. Then, as the July 22 Full Moon brings things to fruition, you’re apt to see some miraculous results.
Contact me for a Snapshot reading ($35) to find out what houses and/or planets the Grand Water Trine activates for you—and how you can maximize that energy. (Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org). And, because the Cancer New Moon is an ideal time to contact your ancestors for help, check out this ritual from my book, Astro Feng Shui: Making Magic in Your Home and Life. At the bottom of that page, you’ll also find a mini-video showing how to make over your Family gua to achieve greater harmony with family or improve issues related to home or property.