"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

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Solstice 2017

   Welcome to the Sun in Cancer, heralding the Summer Solstice, the official start of summer! Cancer is a water sign and while we have seen enough rain for one season, a more enjoyable way to honor this active Water sign is to be more emotionally available to family and friends and to have cookouts, preferably at a beach or pond!

  Home and family play a key role in our lives during this solar month. Real estate or a new dwelling place may be an issue... or it could be you're having relatives visit. Whatever your personal Cancerian influence, remember that emotions will be running high and try to be nurturing. Another focus is likely to be around food and/or preparation; expect opportunities to eat out with loved ones or get together and cook up a storm!

   Mercury also moves into Cancer today, ratcheting up the need to get the mind and emotions in sync. Some people spend way too much time in their heads and not enough in their hearts. Along with that, feelings will be powerfully felt, thanks to the Moon exactly trining Pluto one minute after the Sun enters Cancer. Perhaps you can find a way to express deeply felt emotions that you haven't yet been able to share with someone.

     At any rate, we're into a new season... summer, yay!! Cancer leads the way, followed by fiery Leo taking over on July 22nd, then cerebral Virgo to organize things on August 22nd through to the end of summer, when the Sun will move into Libra at the Fall Equinox.  I hope you have some lovely things planned with your family or friends. 

    Remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground, preferably the beach~

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Sagittarius Full Moon

   Welcome to the excitement of a fiery Sagittarian Full Moon... at least it ought to be with the Sun opposite in sociable Gemini, both at 18 degrees, 53 minutes. Talking, planning, impromptu get-togethers, as well as various forms of entertainment and some over-the-top celebrations are likely, as people hasten to expand their horizons. However, the chart for this full moon shows many reasons for both cautious consideration and cautious optimism, before taking spontaneous action, no matter how exciting the times.

   The best reason to slow down and look at the bigger picture concerns Jupiter, natural ruler of Sagittarius and the largest planet in our solar system, which happens to be standing still, or Stationary at 13 degrees of Sag, and about to turn Direct one hour after the Full Moon. That means all the enthusiasm for expanding your ideas, travel, or learning something new, need to be approached slowly and methodically. Jupiter likes to go to extremes and do everything in a big way... described by words like huge, great and the best... remind you of anything?! But even Jupiter, being in Stationary position and slowly turning around, can't go running off just yet. Saturn responsibilities won't allow it.

   With the Moon aligned  closely to Saturn, it can feel like someone or something is hindering you or trying to contain your enthusiasm. Look at what has been simmering on the back burner for the past several months, while both Jupiter (expansion) and Saturn (restriction) were retrograde. Saturn is still retrograde for almost 3 more months, and will turn Direct the last week in August, which will likely be a turning point for all serious intentions.... (not to mention the August 21st New Moon Solar Eclipse)!

  The other aspect to consider now is the separating square from the Sun and Moon to Neptune. Hazy conditions are likely, with more to be revealed through careful research before getting to the true essence of any situation right now. Compassion and a willingness to listen are good stepping stones for following one's path and acheiving sought-after goals. On the other hand, if you're experiencing too much sensitivity or feeling overwhelmed with the weight of the world, it's okay to retreat, shut off the news and indulge in a bit of nostalgic movie watching. If that's not your thing, perhaps you could express yourself through music, writing or some other artistic talent.

   All in all, the upshot of this lunar phase involves awareness of limitations, confirmation of your goals and reassessment of how you can take measured steps to success. Let the current Venus/Mars sextile be the opportunity to attract resources while building on your strengths and asserting what is truly important to you!

   In the meantime, remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground!