by Jane Lyle
Thought for July:
‘No one can flatter himself that he is immune to the spirit of his own epoch, or even that he possesses a full understanding of it.
Irrespective of our conscious convictions, each one of us, without exception, being a particle of the general mass, is somewhere attached to, coloured by, or even undermined by the spirit which goes through the mass. Freedom stretches only as far as the limits of our consciousness.’
Welcome to July 2017. A playful time, potentially, bubbles up alongside Sun and Mars in Leo later in July. We’ll crave fun, beauty, holidays and laughter to counterbalance the numerous weightier concerns and shifting shadows around us.
But July begins with a serious – even sombre – mood, as we look back over recent years and wonder how we can make vital changes in our world. An intense full Moon on the 9th is an emotional wake-up call too. Striving for balance is crucial, for creating harmony within ourselves and in the natural world around us is our huge collective challenge. So here’s to love, hope, and peace this July – there’s work to be done.