Welcome to summer, or at least New England's version of it - hot and dry one minute, overcast and raining with a chance of thundershowers the next. I'm no astrometeorologist, but I do follow Carolyn Egan's work with the weather and if you're interested in astrometeorology, click here to be directed to her site. I have had the pleasure of attending several of Carolyn's lectures and find her to be very astute at what she does.
The Summer Solstice occurred on the 21st, when the Sun entered the cardinal water sign of Cancer. This nurturing sign begins the summer season which is followed by fixed Leo, when the Sun really shines and everyone wants to go on vacation, until mutable Virgo winds up the summer by harvesting herbs and vegetables from our gardens. Every season starts with a Cardinal sign that likes to be in charge of something, followed by a Fixed sign that wants to maintain it's status quo and ends up with a Mutable sign for adaptation before the next season arrives.
The mothering energy of Cancer and the emotions evoked when the Sun is in this sign can be both nurturing and unsettling due to dealing with life emotionally rather than intellectually. Cancerian people want to be in charge of their nest and can feel wounded if they feel their security is being challenged. This is a good time to consider the feelings of your nearest and dearest so as not to cause them to retreat to their inner sanctums where they may feel more secure. Cookouts are in full-swing when the emphasis is on the stomach as it is in this sign ruling the stomach and breasts.
Tomorrow's installment will be on the New Moon occurring July 1st as the Moon joins the Sun in Cancer, bringing us yet another Eclipse.
Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!