For a change we have a dreamy summer solstice to celebrate! The Sun enters Cancer in a waxing Grand Trine with enduring Saturn in Scorpio and compassionate Neptune in Pisces. If you live in the northern latitudes you know how magical this time of year can be with long light days and exquisite evenings. There is a very good reason growing up in England inspired Shakespeare to write his classic play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” . . . which I love!
As Cancer’s ruler, the Moon is always a key player on this solstice. The Moon is in Scorpio widely trine Mercury, Venus and Vesta in Cancer bringing out the best in this sometimes troubled Moon. Cancer is a lovely place for Vesta to visit and conjoined with sweet Venus, there is no better caregiver around. Together they draw out the healer in the Scorpio Moon. There is far too much pain in this world already without adding more. We are reminded of the healing power of a loving embrace which can make words optional.
Jupiter is poised to leave Gemini for Cancer where it is exalted. Thanks to CJ Wright for reminding me about that! Alan Oken said this about Jupiter in Cancer in his book, Alan Oken’s Complete Astrology: A Modern Guide to Astrological Awareness: “Emotionally through a compassionate understanding of human life. There is a tendency to merge philosophical concepts with personal experiences and an ability to share what is assimilated through intimate relationships.” Emotional intelligence rules!
The Uranus-Pluto square is gradually separating though still within orb. Uranus in Aries is sextile a Pallas-Mars conjunction in Gemini enhancing the power of words and ideas. As long as we keep an open mind we’ll be OK. It is when the desire to control and manipulate others (Pluto in Capricorn) things can go south. Be playful and enjoy a lively exchange of ideas without judgment!
Celebrate this seasonal turning point with friends and family. May the second half of this year bring joy and contentment to you and yours.