The Solstice on June 21st is marked by the Sun and Moon in mutual reception – the Sun being in watery Cancer and the Moon in fiery Leo, with the two Great Benefics, Venus and Jupiter drawing very close to each other in Leo. The elements of fire and water blending together creates steam, which can be used to purify and heal. It can also indicate the irresistible and passionate attraction of opposites. The Sun is conjunct Mars in the late degrees of Gemini which increases the amount of steam being released. Since Mars is still in Gemini this might entail “steam coming out of one’s ears” or the need to blow off of steam verbally or through the hands. EFT – also known as tapping is one effective way to do this.
This Solstice the Sun is squaring the nodal axis, which highlights the relationship we have to powerful authority figures, including our own personal sense of power, and whatever we perceive to be the God of this Universe. There is a deep pressing need to connect with both power and purpose at this time, which of course will be abused by some and well used by others.
Venus and Jupiter will reach their conjunction at 22 degrees of Leo on July 1st. These two planets together are known to bestow great blessings whenever they are joined, and in the sign of the lion there is warmth, creativity, and an almost overwhelming desire to express love and affection. Painting, singing, and dancing are also perfect ways to channel the energies of this pairing. In conjunction with the Owl Nebula M97, the Venus and Jupiter alignment will not allow us forget the importance of a certain amount of darkness in our lives, without which we would not be able to regenerate.
“The Owl Nebula suggests we use wisdom and night vision to see what which is obscured by the dogmatic veils that we uphold with our existing belief structures, or those created by prominent ego-based individuals and world powers.”– Nick Anthony Fiorenza
Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year is one of nature’s sacred holidays. The veils between the worlds tend to thin in a bright and cheerful way rather than a “spooky”, Halloween way. The vibrancy of plant life can be more readily seen and experienced on multidimensional levels. May we celebrate the beauty of this planet we currently live on and honor her with rituals of devotion and respect.