July Eclipse Season: Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer

It’s eclipse season! Eclipses always arrive in pairs, coinciding with new moon and full moons, as solar and lunar eclipses. July’s eclipses arrive on the 2nd and 16th, as ambassadors of change — these are moments in the year in which the Universe helps us to shake things up, reset and stand up for what we believe in.

During a solar eclipse, shadows are revealed — which can leave us feeling like we need to call on senses that aren’t exactly our everyday go to. It’s a bit like trying to see in the dark… where your eyes slowly start to adjust and then little shapes and textures begin to reveal themselves. Lean into that vision and your sixth sense.

Solar Eclipse in Cancer

This particular eclipse is in Cancer — this energy is all about mothering - if you haven’t been taking care of yourself, here’s your reminder. The experiences we have around an Eclipse are a bit like destiny calling - these experiences can steer back us onto our path towards our most authentic self if we’ve strayed from that. It’s a time to be reminded to reconnect into the most intuitive parts of oneself.

Violet Guide shares a Tarot Reading for this Eclipse New Moon.


Here comes the cross over! Yay! We have completed a huge growth spurt and are ready for the next! I know you are probably exhausted but we are making huge strides in freeing our conscious. 

Eclipse Tarot Reading

I am bringing in a new deck to my practice - it’s one I have been using personally for a year or so on my own. I haven’t shared this deck with clients yet … so I am in the middle of learning a new language too, which is a great sign of being in the process and applying collective knowledge into true self wisdom and practice. 

So, the first three cards (above, on the left) are setting the mood of the line we are crossing with the new moon in the darker end, and then the new deck (on the right), the Medicine Woman deck is the eclipse breaking into us all. 

The first guides are communicating The Ace of Pentacles being in the center of self reincarnation - this is a moment of regrowth.

Wild Unknown Tarot Deck: Ace of Pentacles & Ace of Wands

You have seen through the self illusion of who you surrounded yourself with. You’ve seen that it’s time to strive for a new creative beginning, something that’s just for you. Keep moving and growing in that direction. Just see through the bullshit and invest in those committed to their own breakthrough and dreams.

The eclipse is starting with the Four of Stones. So hold tightly to your original path - focus on a game plan honoring your career and talents. Hold onto that dream. You are still experience survivor mode thinking so keep investing in yourself! Make wide, but risky decisions.

Medicine Woman Tarot Deck: Four of Stones

Our body, mind and spirit are saying they are blending and healing. There is finally a feel of home within yourself and it is giving you space to wander and re-dream more for yourself. 

Medicine Woman Tarot Deck: The Magician

Here, our collective consciousness shows a karmic learning of the lessons of our High Priestress. This is coming into play with the Apprentice of Stones and the Magician. Very badass.

This is a mystic self mastery rise where you realize you have everything you need inside of you and you are activating it by an expansion of knowledge coming into us all. Be drawn to the teachers that are coming for you. Listen to who your guides are crossing your path with. 

This opens up new doors to the next realm of the Eight of Stones. This is a new period of refining your craft. This is day-to-day practice on what you want to manifest in your art and craft. Do not depend on the monetary reward to motive you. Move forward! Do it for yourself because you are the only one that matters to know your Self. 

Happy Eclipse everyone!

Violet Guide

Words and images by Violet Guide.

Violet Guide worked as an ordained minister, working with trafficked and sexually exploited girls and women. She led healing teams, teaching individuals how to connect with their visions and heal deep-rooted traumas. She knew she needed to find a way for all of humanity to have access to healing without the ties of religion as an influence... so she left to find her truth path. Violet Guide found a path to true healing for mankind through reiki and tarot energy healing. She learned how to break toxic links of codependency and to trust her own body, mind and spirit again. Now she lives to help others do the same for themselves. Book a personal session here.

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Andi Eaton

Andi Eaton is a creative director, author, entrepreneur, and cultural influencer in a variety of media. She produces Oui We (ouiwegirl.com) the modern bohemian's guide to everything from travel and style to beauty and holistic wellness. Andi and her projects have been featured on Domino, Glitter Guide, A Beautiful Mess, Southern Living, SELF, Hello Giggles, Refinery 29, WWD, Elle Canada and more; in 2017 she wrapped a year of road tripping throughout the U.S. photographing and documenting travel, style and culture stories available in her new book: "Wanderful: The Modern Bohemian's Guide to Traveling in Style".