Summer Solstice Newsletter
The two major turning points in the yearly dance of light and dark are the solstices. The Summer Solstice is on June 20th @8:32 PM PDT, the northernmost point of the tropic of cancer, which gives us the longest day and the shortest night in the northern hemisphere. As the year evolves, the cycle slowly moves back to the southernmost point to the tropic of Capricorn for the Winter Solstice. In ancient times Magic was thought to be the strongest at this time of the year. You might even catch glimpses of faeries or gnomes on this fortuitous day. The beginning of summer is marked by the silver “Gate of Cancer” and the ancient astronomers believed that souls reside in the Milky Way between incarnations, and that there are 2 gates on the Milky Way. The silver gate leads to reincarnation and the ancestors where the souls descended from heaven and entered the human body, ~ the union of the male and female ~ the sperm and the egg. (Symbolized below)
The golden “Gate of Capricorn” leads beyond reincarnation and through which the gods descend ~ the Winter Solstice. These “stargates” or portals are wide open during the solstices. “The Sun acts as a doorway or portal to the incoming energies, illuminating and opening the stargate to other realms and dimensions as it rises, sets and tracks across the sky during the solstice time… Solstice translate as stand still of the Sun and is exact for three days and nearly exact for almost three weeks…The Sun is necessary for life in many ways and also has the ability to help us with healing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues when applied with awareness and loving intent.” Cayelin K Castell When we work with intent through ceremony, we can magnify the solstice energy and star codes that help us calibrate our frequency to a higher frequency. A chant to say at this time: “The longest day - the wheels are turning what do we give to the light”. We can embrace the sun and its electric energy for abundance, bounty and beauty in our lives by tuning into the solar light. The planetary influences taking shape throughout the summer uncover the many challenges still to be worked thru that bring up conflicts with our relationships and outside influences such as the pandemic, politics, finances, and labor issues. There is also a joyful spontaneous energy with Jupiter and Uranus, these 2 offer us the keys to open the portals between the worlds and can be experienced in the moment. We can additionally embrace a fun summer ahead while focusing on what we take pleasure in and not get distracted by conflicts and difficulties.
The Summer Co-Stars ~ Cancer, Leo, Virgo
At the Solstice window, a 0 ° cardinal point in astrology, begins with the silvery emotional moon guiding our journey into the sun sign, Cancer. A water sign ruled by the moon goddess, Luna, encompassing our deep emotional self and represents our “soul”. The flow of feelings, emotions, empathy, family, intuition, loyalty, nostalgia, nurturing, sensitivity, security, and service are important archetypes of this sign. The symbol for Cancer is the crab, which true to its nature moves sideways and has an indirect approach to confrontation. This sun sign initiates ambition and has a self-starting force that propels energy out into the world. Cancer: You have an opportunity to refresh and start a new future in one or more parts of your life. Set a meaningful intent and let go of the past, visualize your goals. When you focus on connecting to your own power and embrace your receptive side versus over reaction or victimhood, you can transform all your connections and relationships. Use objective ways of channeling your money to work for you. The financial possibilities seem endless. Leo, represented by the lion, is the middle sign of this summer quadrant and follows Cancer in late July and radiates creativity, generosity, investments, fun and games, romance, recreation, sexuality, children, and sports. The exuberance of this sign leads some to risk-taking, being bombastic and self-centered. Those born under Leo are hard workers who are not afraid of confrontation or a challenge but do best when they are in the lime-light. Leo: Your career is making major strides and unexpected shifts. Let go of unrealistic goals while putting creative effort into pursuits that benefit your work life. Find balance with your health and incorporate these habits into the hard work necessary to reach your aspirations and dreams. Your contribution to the world thru friends, community and family are realized from the creative opportunities available to you now. The sign Virgo, represented by the Virgin, transitions us out of summer and into the fall. This sign is about integration, an earth sign ruled by mercury, brining order out of chaos. A few archetypes of this sign are analytical, critical, discriminating, health-conscious, intelligent, modest, mutable, nervous, practical, reserved, and witty. Virgo was linked to the “vestal virgins’ of ancient Rome. Their responsibilities included keeping the sacred flame or fires going in the hearth and brought a spiritual presence to all. This culture functioned on the material while they developed their consciousness which helped their society to evolve. The Virgo person is service oriented, loyal, devoted and tirelessly work towards fitting into new situations. Virgo: Service to another is important but also healthy self-worth is key. Know what your limits are and satisfy your work and professional projects. A burst of energy is available so write down your ideas, talk with others from your heart, and your sphere of influence will be expanded. A personal benefit for you at this time is being with supportive friends who let you shine your inner and outer beauty.
Summer Healing, Nurturing and Wellbeing:
Foods: summer squash, zucchini, kale, cabbage, tofu, corn, okra, spinach, arugula, tomatoes, avocado, nuts, leafy greens, endive, spelt, barley Fruits: lemon, pear, peaches, raspberries, watermelon, oranges, grapes, pineapple, plums, papaya Herbs: aloe, lemon balm, sage, parsley, sunflower, marigold, mint Flower essences: Clematis, chamomile, calendula, black cohosh, pansy, morning glory, centaury, rock water, St John's wort Aromatherapy: Jasmine, honey suckle, lemon, neroli, carrot seed oil Wellness: hydrotherapy, milk bath, hot stone massage, hair and scalp treatments, steam baths and herbal wraps Crystals: Amethyst for calmness, moonstone for lucid dreaming, selenite for healing, sapphire for tranquility
Libra: Find a healthy balance between work and play without giving away too much time to large groups. When you start afresh with new intentions and self-assertion there are opportunities available for fun, friends and good food. Commit to something you’ve been wanting to do and broaden your knowledge base with learning and studies from schooling and go for it! Scorpio: Your able to take more risks now which allows you to influence where a change will happen and bring up unusual alliances. Processing with people you trust will be an aid to adjust your plans and attend to the details necessary to move opportunities forward. Once you turn your thoughts into a positive direction it will help you feel less overwhelmed and have self-satisfaction and more resiliency. Sagittarius: Inspiration happens when you tune into your inner thoughts and dreams, and leads to a positive direction for other intellectual pursuits. Take time for quiet contemplation, self-reflection, and patient communication which can heal and transform your energy towards reaching sought after goals. You may feel motivated to teach subjects that interest you to provide understanding of your new perceptions. Capricorn: Once you reevaluate what is important, and bring your ideas and feelings out into the open, You will benefit from improved self-confidence and self-esteem. The light is shining on your dreams, aspirations, investments and resources. The more spontaneous you are with networking and the addition of new contacts the opportunities for expansion and abundance will follow. Aquarius: Create new social structures to find the necessary tools that support your goals and intentions for inspiring the community and make your dreams a reality. To redo a project and move forward, enlist the support of valued friends, along with your efforts which help to facilitate modifications and adjustments in fixing the original design. It’s also important at this time to remember to laugh and have fun! Pisces: Work out the fine points in relationships through the creative pursuits of inspirational study or meditation. The opportunities to connect with others mentally and spiritually towards similar goals will succeed. Embrace an open-heart approach to the present moment for manifestation of your dreams and ideas. It’s a time for transformation and healing when you are receptive and spontaneous. Aries: Your romantic desires are ignited from passionate affairs. There are sparks from this adventure but be aware of tactless remarks which may have repercussions. Make an effort to redirect tensions and use diplomacy to be upfront with people in authority or other power issues. Focus on cleaning up chaos and create order by making adjustments to find balance, and a better flow to move ahead towards your goals. Taurus: Keep all options open and make your move from a grounded place. Opportunities with people you trust from the past and contacts from supportive communities have a potential for a positive shift and put you on the right track towards your career. Release emotions and difficult situations by attending to the details and address your anxieties for providing you with valuable tools to create peace and clarity in your life. The potential for positive change happens if you get tired of the status quo. Gemini: You’ll reach new professional heights, gain confidence by consolidating everything into a clear strategy for a new life structure. Tie up loose ends from the past for the information needed for the work ahead. Expansion and growth are available if you tread lightly to avoid sticky situations and view it from a different perspective. When you ask others for help it will bring you back to your good-natured sunny self. In Gratitude and Love, Shari To learn more about astrology readings, please visit the “Services” page on www.eyeonastrology.com
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