Happy Cancer Solstice!
Whether you are in the north, and it’s the beginning of summer, the longest day of the year, or in the south and you are experiencing the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, I wish you a blessed new season as the Sun ingresses into the nurturing sign of Cancer!
How’s it going in your world? There’s no doubt that there are moments of uncertainty as you navigate this crazy world that is on the brink of major transformation! We are birthing a New Earth, and as with any birth, it’s a messy process, so where are you in the process?
With every moment, we have a choice point.
This solstice brings many opportunities to choose higher, more elevated ground, and with the Moon conjunct Jupiter in Aries, we are offered a jubilant and passionate boost that we can harness to go forth and conquer our goals and dreams. Both the Moon and Jupiter are square the Sun, which gives additional fuel. Squares aren’t easy aspects, but they do propel us (or force us) to get things done…but clarity of purpose is key!
(This isn’t my greatest photo, but I got up and caught it early this morning of
Mars, Jupiter, & the Moon, from left to right)
Turning points, as with our seasonal changes, are great times to check in and “be in the question” of what your ultimate purpose for being in this incarnation is…
Since the Sun is moving into the cardinal water sign of Cancer, I’ll use a “watery metaphor”… I see our lives much like a river that we travel. Sometimes the river is wide and calm…life is peaceful…ahhh…we can choose to pull off to one side or the other to have a picnic, and perhaps camp for the day, week, or month. Sometimes the river tightens and there are boulders. We find ourselves in rapids…exciting, but it might have been nice if we had known that there were rapids ahead of time, right?
Every so often, I think that it’s a good idea to pull over to a side of the river and climb high enough to get a vantage point and assess if this is even the river that you want to be in. Has it run its course? Is it time to explore a different path?
Here’s what I think/feel/believe: This particular life that we are all living is important…very important!
We chose to incarnate into a very dynamic timeline in Earth’s history. Let’s face it, this is not for the faint of heart, but I am definitely not about gloom and doom here. We are arguably on the other side of one of the scariest times in our history with the pandemic. Yes, it’s still here, but so are we!!!
Why are you here? I know why I am. Part of why I’m here is to remind you, my beloved, intrepid life-warriors, that being born onto planet Earth/Gaia is a privilege, an honor, and not every soul gets to come here. The fact that you are here means that you are special, truly special! You are here to make a difference…or not. Actually, that part is up to you. It’s ALL up to you. We are each sovereign, badass beings who chose to incarnate into a particularly challenging and exciting time on Earth!
Have you ever imagined what the world would be like if you were never born, like George Bailey in “It’s a Wonderful Life”?
It’s one of my favorite movies! If the world looks darker without you, then you are on the right track. If the world looks brighter, then you have a little more shadow work to do…as within so without! Use this powerful solstice energy to digest any fragmented or disempowering thoughts and feelings by immersing yourself into the collective suffering. As with astrology, the external world is a reflection of your internal world, so what does it say about YOU?
We have many important choices ahead…
I know how easy it is to lull ourselves into our comfort zone, and that’s okay because it’s important to find our quiet nurturing (Cancer) space. We as human beings need to feel at peace and know that on some level our mother will take care of us…..
…and then there’s this square to the Moon & Jupiter in Aries, which bolsters us enough so that perhaps we don’t need Mama’s comfort as much as we used to…
If you didn’t receive the love you wanted, needed, and deserved, then perhaps the lesson this lifetime was for your soul to learn that it has the power to love itself. Life is filled with unanswered questions, especially when we look outside ourselves for validation, or an endorsement of who we are and the beliefs that we hold.
On this lovely first day of summer or winter, may you have plenty of whatever you desire, and enough of an elevated perspective to make sure that you are ready for your days ahead. There may be some rapids, but we always have our inner lifejackets on, and the ride will be fun once we are confident that we are on the right river, and we have found our center of gravity!
So dig deep, embrace your inner child, and get clear about your core values...they are your center of gravity…
Happy navigating & co-creating with the river of life, and may your life be filled with magic & miracles!