"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

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Solstice 2015

   Welcome to the official start of summer, the day when the Sun enters the Cardinal Water sign Cancer!! From where I am, the rain is pouring down and thunder is rolling across the island, reminding us that Mother Nature is in control and many will stay at home today, another attribute of Cancer, the Crab. Too bad for the last day of the Plein Air Festival at the Artists Association of Nantucket... guess I'll finish the two paintings I started outdoors in the last couple of days, in the studio today!

   Back to the astrology of today... as you know, the Moon is the ruler of this watery sign Cancer and as such has a big role in the emotional nature of both individuals and the people. Think of the ebb and flow of the tides, whether at the shore or in the public arena, both are changed by what is coming in and going out around them. Cancer is very much about trying to hold on to stability and the need for nurturing, whether from food, mother or home.

  Wherever you have Cancer ruling in your chart is where you seek emotional security. It's a personal issue if your needs are getting met or not. No matter how much you try to deny it, until you let go of past hurts and become the master of your ego, your emotions will rule you. We usually bury our feelings with smiles, food, drink or drugs, when all they want is to be expressed and released so you can experience new and better feelings!

  So, identify, who, what and where you have allowed yourself to be tied to the past - those things that don't serve you... feed you... acknowledge them and let them go. Then, you can strengthen the positive ties that allow you to grow. Invite that new friend to dinner or say yes to that cookout invitation next week. Whatever makes you feel nurtured and supported in a healthy way is what the Sun's mission in Cancer is all about for the next month.

   Another aspect having a big impact today is expansive Jupiter in a harmonious relationship to the ingenious and revolutionary planet Uranus, both in Fire signs. Enthusiasm and inspiration come together with exploration and philosophy to explore the bigger picture and share with groups and nations of like-minded people the knowledge gleaned for the greater good!

   Remember, while you're off tilting at windmills, to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!

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