Above is a photo of the Beehive Cluster of stars in the constellation of the Crab.
Sun in Cancer: Summer Solstice7:09 PM EDTMercury square Saturn
Venus sextile Uranus
Summer solstice. One of two times during the year when the Sun (sol) appears to stand still (stice). The Earth turns around the Sun and in the northern hemisphere ,we find ourselves once again at the longest day of the year. And so it has been since we first knew time. Whether we are farmers or not we all eat and at this time we take stock of which crops are doing well and which are not: Will the weather be good for growing or not? Cancer is the sign of productivity. A good symbol for Cancer is the beehive and the honey it produces; not to mention the busy bees and their Queen at the center of it all. Apply this image to your life literally,symbolically, or both!
Make an effort to understand things which are difficult; especially if they are necessary for your survival. Do not be intimidated by too much information. Pick and choose what draws your focus.
Mercury sextile Mars
Having made the effort to understand something, you now have an opportunity to experience satisfaction in the useful application of that knowledge.
Sun trine Neptune
Dive deep into the waters of your dreams. Imagine the light of the Sun penetrating into the blue green water; illuminating the murky depths. This is a day to nourish the soul, to hear the mermaids singing on the rock, just out of reach. Sing your own Song of the Soul for a momentary interlude in the great rending of life down here on Planet Earth.
Uranus square Pluto
Much has been written on this topic. There is a lot to say of this first, exact square between these two planets. To gather greater understanding of where we are at this time we might look back to the mid-1960s when these planets made a conjunction with each other. So begins a very long cycle. A conjunction between two planes is a kind of wedding. The first square, where we are now is like their fist real challenge as a couple. It’s been many years since they came together and their original joining was fraught with a kind of intensity that might be summed up as cultural transformation or collapse (depending on your perspective). It was sex drugs and rock & roll as well as civil rights, Vietnam and the rise of unions to greater power.
At this time these same energies are clashing with each other. One (Uranus) stands for the freedom of the individual, the other (Pluto) hangs on to the old rotting structures even as it becomes more and more obvious that things must change. And You say you want a revolution.
Although the pages of the calendar will turn and I will not write about this unless something triggers it, know that this energy complex will be with us for a some years to come. We are cooking in this very pot.
Saturn Stationery Direct
Mercury enters Leo
Jupiter squares Neptune
It can be hard at times to tell the difference between madness and genius. Today and this week (at least) it’s even harder than usual. Don’t believe everything (anything) you read, see, hear. We like to think that ultimately truth is known in the heart. This may be true but there is a huge difference between what the heart knows and our emotions. Today is not a time to be carried off by strong emotion. It may relieve the anxiety of confusion but it will not take you to truth. If you stay centered you may enjoy this wild ride. Life spins around us like a big wheel. If we find ourselves on the periphery we spin out of control, out of our minds out of our selves. At the center nothing pulls us off. If you’re the creative type, time to get your paints, pencils, felting needles or any instruments of creative expression at the ready.
Venus stationery direct.
If you have been following the Transit of Venus today is the day that Venus goes direct. And having returned to the morning sky is now ready to leave her issues behind as such and live with them as must needs. Something is lost, something is found.
Sun opposite Pluto
Mercury sextile Jupiter
Sun Square Uranus
You can refer back to June 24th if you need a refresher. The revolutions and revelations continue to bring change and chaos. Sometimes we are anxious because our internet is not working. Other times it is because we are about to loose our house or something integral to our security. Possibly someone important to us has a powerful change in their life which affects us. Embrace the chaos and be aware of spinning your wheels over something that does not merit your anxiety. Change is the only constant. Even when it’s exactly what we ordered it’s stressful. Wisdom is always available. Rationalization and denial are never great strategies.
Mars enters Libra
Full Moon 2:53 PM EDT 12* Capricorn
Fever pitch continues to escalate for the profoundly insecure. It’s easy to imagine donning a monk’s or nun’s robe when you are only imagining how you might deal with insecurities. The challenge of actually dealing with them is akin to a martial art; practice being in your body in a such way that allows you to dance through unpredictable energy patterns without being pulled off center. It may not be Akido or Karate for you but what, then is it? Everything is easier if you have a daily practice.
Mercury sextile Venus
Mercury trine Uranus
Venus sextile Uranus
A day for carnival or the marketplace. Everything is fascinating because nothing and nobody is what they seem to be on the surface. Everything and everybody tells a story that is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Look for the fire eater, the acrobats, the magician and delight in the magic and mystery of this life. Some cartwheels and handstands might be in order or possibly the expression of a radical and beautiful idea.
Uranus stationery retrograde
The Rainbow Bridge calls. The foot of the Fool stands poised to step down onto the path. Call it The Way, the dharma; whatever you like. None of us can really know where today’s steps will take us tomorrow because we are only one small part of the dance. This moment in time – like so many – is not so much precious as it is sacred.
Mercury Stationery Retrograde
Mercury sextile Venus
It’s a bit like the 4th without the clowns. Listen to the rhythm, the beat of your heart. Take what you hear into the cauldron of creativity ultimately to be expressed through art, song dance or just about anything creative. We are carried by the light.
July 17th – 18th
Mars trine Jupiter
Mars square Pluto
Mars opposite Uranus
The urge to react, defend or even to stand up for justice can be subverted by too much rhetoric and too little respect for where the power really lies. Consider power vs. empowerment; surrender vs. capitulation. If you accept the challenges that are presented expect only the unexpected to come from your challenger. Life is a martial art (when Mars is present). Tune into your Dan Tien.
New Moon 12:25 AM EDT 26* Cancer
What are you hungry for? How can you set your intention toward a more satisfying and productive life for yourself and the other members of your hive?