Happy Summer Solstice! – June 21, ’14
Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year and the peak of Solar energy as we begin summer with the Sun in ultra-sensitive Cancer.
Cancer rules emotional needs and how you get them met, your home (your nest), feelings of tenderness and vulnerability, emotional safety and security, family, food, tradition, emotional connection, nurturing and being nurtured.
Are your emotional needs being met or is there an imbalance (more giving than receiving, lack of connection)? It’s your job to figure out how you can take better care of yourself – and then do it. You may want to cocoon and lay low during this astro weather…
Chiron (wounded healer archetype) in Pisces goes Retrograde today until late November, giving you the opportunity to develop (even more) compassion – for yourself and others. Compassion is the antidote for attacks, judgment and feelings of separation. If you give everyone the benefit of the doubt and project goodness onto them (and yourself), it will raise your vibration and change your life. I’m not talking about denial here – I’m talking about being deliberate and consciously choosing to be compassionate.
On Wednesday, Mars (warrior) opposes Uranus (change) and this is a face-off between two very strong-willed, “my way!” planets. You can either experience the opposition unexpectedly, feeling blind-sided, or you can be proactive and make some innovative, needed change yourself.
When faced with any hard planetary aspects, I always choose the higher expression to direct the energy rather than be at the mercy of the energy. As they say, you can either be hit by lightning or BE the lightning :)
Decide what you want to create in your life and then take actions to move toward your goal. If you encounter obstacles, get help to move through them rather than allowing them to stop or discourage you.
There is probably some mountain you’ve been climbing all year and the constant Retrogrades have created slowdowns, detours or do-overs and you may have been led to places/creations you didn’t anticipate.
Who you become as you move forward is the real gift. Challenges stretch you beyond your comfort zone and there’s a great payoff for the perseverance, courage and commitment involved in choosing an adventure in life rather than stagnant safety.
Keep going and never give up on your dreams!
We still have 10 days of Mercury Retrograde June 7 – July 1. Allow this time for clean up and anything that needs revision or correction in your life. Align with the energy and use it for your benefit rather than struggling against it.
Watch for Moon Void of Course periods this week, which can affect business and planning, so be aware when taking actions for maximum effectiveness.
I urge you to align your life and actions with your Higher Self in order to create an experience that will be uplifting, fulfilling and meaningful. May you have positive shifts without suffering.