19 Jun The Fructifying Light of Summer ~ June 20th – 26th, 2016
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy
This is the first week of summer. Marked by the Sun’s transition into the sign of Cancer, in the northern hemisphere the Summer Solstice is the moment when the light reaches its apex and then slowly begins to yield to the darkness. This yielding light is fructifying, warming the earth, and ripening the sweetness in the world. With consideration to everything that is happening astrologically, this first week of summer is not the best time to burst into the flames of haphazard revelry. Rather, this is a week to take it easy, fully tasting the bittersweet fruits of life.
In summer, it is natural to exult in the magnanimous warmth of the Sun while it loses its power, but as it gains more presence in the sky you must fall madly in love with the beautiful Moon. Let the tides of emotions rise in waves of tears and smiles.
Oh, your daddy’s rich and your mamma’s good-lookin’
Symbolically speaking, after the sun’s light reaches its apex, masculine qualities begin yield to feminine qualities, creating a new seasonal blend of anima and animus within you. The Sun’s transit through the sign of Cancer initiates that process, emphasizing the importance of maternal qualities, such as compassion, nurturing and receptivity.
So hush little baby, Don’t you cry
Monday/Tuesday: Summertime Sadness
This week begins with an early morning Full Moon in Sagittarius and the Sun’s shift from frenetic Gemini into comforting Cancer. Under the light of this Full Moon, you will be stimulated to experience wide-eyed visions, like many prophets, mystics and madmen. The experience of seeing too much and knowing too much can lead to feeling mystified or insane.
As Saturn in Sagittarius opposes Mercury in Gemini, you may find it quite difficult to overcome this challenge to your usual way of thinking. However, your mind will be also be strengthened to avoid being influenced by propaganda and/or group hysteria. This is a day best spent in contemplation rather than action.
A great amount of growth occurs whenever your worldview is challenged and the Sun’s movement into Cancer will enable you to find the strength and comfort you need to recover your senses. It is likely that you will begin to prioritize the health of your relationships by showing more affection and appreciation.
One of these mornings you’re gonna rise up singing
And you’ll spread your wings and you’ll take to the sky
Wednesday/Thursday: Dancing in the Dark
On Wednesday, Mercury in Gemini will square Jupiter in Virgo. Therefore during the middle of the week you may feel compelled to make huge promises to yourself and others that you simply can not deliver on. Avoid this temptation and instead use this transit to combine the powers of study and analysis to create a profoundly strategic plan for your next moves in life.
Mercury in Gemini is in his rulership, and is therefore operating at a heightened level of ability. And in communication with Jupiter in Virgo, the sign of Mercury’s second rulership and exaltation, quite an amazing collaboration of mental prowess and good intentions can initiate. Envision yourself living a life filled with inspiration and take to the sky!
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: Like the Stars Miss the Sun
The weekend is a continuation of the helpful aspect between Jupiter and Mercury. The more time you spend facilitating proper study and/or experimentation, the better your plans for the future will be. The combination of mental acuity and divine inspiration is what we call genius. Devote yourself to your genius and await the astounding results.
But ’til that morning, there ain’t nothin’ can harm you
With Daddy and Mammy standin’ by
On Sunday, Jupiter will trine Pluto in Capricorn. This is an exalted day to feel motivated by your own creative evolution. There should be some very tangible signs of an opportunity to transform a condition in your life into a positive and empowering experience. Set your standards high and allow this influence to uplift you to new heights of success.
If you begin a new process of learning or a new regiment of health this weekend, the results should be incredibly fruitful. To enhance the positive effects of this transit even further, Mercury will also sextile Uranus in Aries, injecting your thoughts and actions with the Promethean spirit of liberation! This weekend, you may declare yourself to be free in body and mind and soul.