Summer Solstice AND
How to Make the Most of It
by Linda Brady
Tomorrow, June 22, 2019 at 12 noon EDT in Tampa, Florida the Sun moves into the sign of Cancer. This is better known as the Summer Solstice when we experience the official beginning of Summer and the longest day of the year.
The Northern Hemisphere receives more daylight than any other day of the year on the summer solstice. This day marks the start of astronomical summer and the tipping point at which days start to become shorter and nights longer.
It has been celebrated for hundreds of years by creating blazing bonfires to attract the Sun’s light and energy. We may also celebrate the inner spiritual Soul light burning within us.
Take a look at the astrological chart
. There are two planets, Mercury and Mars, in addition to the Sun, plus the North Node in the sign of Cancer. Now there is more to acknowledge and handle and ultimately celebrate.
Let’s take a look at the Mercury Mars conjunction in Cancer which will be in effect until June 27, 2019.
Mars in Cancer seems oxymoronic – Mars rules assertion, action and expressive anger while Mercury symbolizes all manner of communication. Together in Cancer this transit might manifest itself in the following ways. (The issues that might arise are directly connected to your astrological chart. Send me the date, time and place of your birth and I will send you your house placement and what that house means.)
- Temper tantrums from your inner child
- Anger at mothers and other nurturing women
- Moodiness and irritability directed at those close to you
- Loss of objectivity due to increased sensitivity
- Closing down emotionally and hiding out
- Experiencing depression from internalizing anger
- Taking actions that express your love and gratitude
- Remembering old past hurts and allowing them to color your present
- Watch your boundaries and take care of yourself.
Use this time to learn how to protect yourself from your own emotional sensitivity. Learning personal boundaries, like when to say no, or when not to need being needed, will help. When you’re too caught up in your emotions, looking at situations from a practical and earthy perspective will also help. Being organized and structured will keep you more centered in reality and less emotional. Be realistic and discriminating about how much you need to bring past experiences into the present.