"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Sun Enters Cancer At Summer Solstice

   Happy Summer everyone! Here it is - the longest day of the year when the Sun comes to the Tropic of Cancer and starts the summer season. While it has been very rainy and this pattern may continue, the trees and flowers are in full bloom and the growing season appears to be rather prolific. Enjoy every sunny day as it appears, even if if means working outside, and save the inside housework for those rainy days!

   We are at the point in the Sun's cycle through the zodiac that is the second Cardinal marker, out of four in a year, when the Sun enters Cancer. The four Cardinal signs act as gate posts for the seasons and for us in the Northern hemisphere, they are: Aries, beginning Spring; Cancer beginning Summer; Libra beginning Autumn; and Capricorn beginning Winter. Cardinal signs like to be in charge and make things happen in their field of expertise.

   Let's take a look at the Cancerian energy. Cancer is a moody, sympathetic, resourceful and protective Water sign. Like their symbol, the crab, Cancers appear to have a hard shell with a soft inside. This protects them from being easily hurt due to their kind and sensitive nature. It means they can exhibit the evasive tendencies of  the crab and sidestep issues, keeping their objectives hidden until they feel safe enough to approach their goalpost. They tend to scurry back and forth, avoiding the incoming tides and possible emotional saturation. Their ruler is the Moon and this strong connection to emotions makes them very vulnerable and restless.

   Cancer men and women tend to be "king of their castle" and need to be in charge in the home. They like a secure nest that feels comfy and cozy and prefer ruling over what goes on in the home. They also enjoy cooking and eating and like to feed those they love. This is the barbecue season and grilling outdoors, bodies of water and family and friends highlight this season. If you don't live by the water, just know that Cancers can make you feel at home in their back yard, so be sure to reciprocate by inviting them over to your house next time! They like to be fed too.

   The Full Moon in Capricorn takes place Sunday morning at 7:32a.m. and that is a Blog you can look for on Sunday!. In the meantime, be sensitive to others' feelings and remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground~

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