As of 1:04 am, summer has officially begun! The Sun will have moved to the highest point on the zodiac wheel, and we will experience the wonderful change- from spring to Summer. This is called the Summer Solstice.
Solstice: mid-13 c., from Latin solstitium meaning "point at which the sun seems to stand still". Sol (sun) + sistere (to come to a stop).
A solstice occurs during the Summer and the Winter (Cancer and Capricorn, respectively).
The summer solstice is when the sun remains at the Northern Cardinal Point (like a compass) for 3 degrees, making it the longest day of the year.
The sun appears to travel around the natal chart throughout the year. It begins on the Eastern horizon in Aries (Spring Equinox), travels north to Cancer (the highest point on the zodiac wheel), descends to Libra (Autumn Equinox), from which it continues to descend to it's lowest point- Capricorn (in the South); and then it ascends back to Aries and does it all over again.
This is evident through the four season that we experience on this landmass.
While Spring was the time to plant our seeds of thought....Summer is the time to allow these ideas/thoughts to allow our ideas to grow. We tend to them, nurture and nourish them, and allow them to flourish. We begin to see signs of them, just like the fruit, leaves, and flowers that we planted during spring..
(agriculture is represented in our own nature; that is how cosmology works- so above, so below)
Cancer is the sign of nurturing; it is the Mother of the Zodiac. It represents domestic affairs- home is the haven. It is a water sign, which represents emotions and feelings. It is the first water sign, and it's modality is Cardinal- it is a leadership energy because it brings in a new season.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon (the soul). We will experience a Full Moon on June 23- it will be in the sign of Capricorn, which is Cancer's opposite/complimentary sign.
Cancer is home to the 4th house- domestic affairs, endings, the nurturing parent; and property.
Cancer is the Galactic Center (as I learned from the honorable Noble Anpu, my astrology coach). I interpret to be true, as the Womb is the Universe- all matter is of the Womb. In fact, to be in material form is to be the feminine energy. Think about it- matter-mother? Etymologically, speaking, matter in Latin is mater- which means, origin, source, mother.
This is the energy that we have just entered.
Honors to the ancestors. For the portal to see and hear them is moor open at this time.
With the Moon in Capricorn on June 23, there will be an opposition between that which is on the surface and that which is hidden. The emotional energy will feel highly regulated, while the general, exterior tone will as if it is flowing with the natural tides of life.
Inner stand then that wherever the Sun and Moon transits your own natal chart is where you will feel these affects the most. For if the stars and planets affect the weather/environment, what makes one think it does not affect us?
Body Parts: Breast, digestive organs
My name is Selah Li-Bey, and I am an educator, astrologer, and lover of nature and life.
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