Welcoming the Summer Solstice Astro Style
June 21, 2022, marks the Summer Solstice. This is a very important day as it is the longest day of light as well as the shortest night of the year. Likewise, this is the start of Cancer season. Also, from this point forward, the days will get shorter as we head towards the Fall Equinox. Summer solstice, with all of its warmth and light, calls us to nourish ourselves with our own light. Let’s use the summer months here in the Northern hemisphere to take time to connect to and enjoy our own inner warmth and vitality.
The Significance of the Summer Solstice
The summer solstice marks a period when the earth tilts more towards the sun providing us with more light in the Northern hemisphere. For this reason, the summer solstice allows us to enjoy all that nature has to offer as we get the longest day of sunlight of the entire year.Read More »
Similarly, the summer solstice on a spiritual level beckons us to seek the light and vitality within. We are called to nourish and nurture what makes us aglow. We are called to lean on our own inner strength and acknowledge our light and self-confidence.
It is an exceptionally wonderful feeling of being on fire. The summer solstice beckons us to allow the sun to shine on us with all of its vitality, and hopefully, the external shining that we experience calls us to honor the internal light within us.
The Beginning of Cancer Season
It is no coincidence that the summer solstice is aligned with the beginning of Cancer season. For the next 30 days, the energy of Cancer calls us home to ourselves and to our roots of family and home. Likewise, true to the nature of cardinal Cancer energy as well as the summer solstice, this is a time of change. We are shifting from the experience of newness brought to us by Aries at the Spring Equinox and now we are shifting again into another change to summer and the energy of Cancer.
This shift to Cancer is related to what is familiar to us which is different from the Aries energy of newness experienced at the Spring Equinox. Cancer energy is most comfortable with what it is most familiar to it. All of the major shifts of the seasons-spring, summer, fall, and winter are all marked by the cardinal zodiac signs Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn.
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The cardinal action-oriented nature of Cancer is aligned with summertime because we are in a state of what is familiar. We are transitioning into getting used to the warmer weather and steadily into enjoying you are sunlight and more vitality.
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The following 30 days will have us considering what we call home. This is an excellent time with the warm weather to get together with family, friends, and loved ones. Beginning with Cancer season and throughout the rest of the summer, places and experiences that draw us together like a barbecue on a summer’s night are the experiences that honor Cancer energy, and the desire to connect with makes us feel comfortable, secure, and familiar.
A Summer Solistice with New Beginnings
What’s interesting about this summer solstice is that on June 21st the moon is in Aries. So, the first day of summer features lots of cardinal changeable energy. Although our main focus right now is going to be on family, loved ones, roots, and home, the Aries moon influence creates a desire for newness at the beginning of this summer solstice. Aries energy is fiery, pioneering, innovative, and ready to push forward at all costs. The sun in Cancer’s desire for safety and the familiar has to be reconciled with the moon in Aries’ desire to be fearless and seek out new terrain.
The energy of the Aries moon at the summer solstice propels us to spend this summer seeking out and exploring new frontiers. So, we’re going to have to balance the energy of the Sun in Cancer’s need for familiarity with the Aries’ moon desire to seek out the new this summer. There’s always space to enjoy what is closest to us such as our home environment, family, and loved ones while also seeking out personal experiences for ourselves.
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This summer solstice not only offers us the opportunity to honor the light within us but also provides the opportunity for us to harness and embrace our courageousness and pioneering energy. With both the sun and moon in cardinal action-oriented signs of Cancer and Aries at the summer solstice, this summer season is definitely going to be one of taking action. By combining the intuitive nature of Cancer with the Aries moon energy of courage and boldness, it is possible to experience positive changes this summer season.
A Summer with Positive Venus-Pluto
Another benefit of this summer solstice is that on June 21st there’s a lovely Venus-Pluto trine in with Venus in Taurus at ease with Pluto in Capricorn. Venus-Pluto is an exceptionally potent and powerful energy that we can use to harness the use of our sexual drives, resources, power, and control in a way that is beneficial and transformative.
Given that Venus and Pluto are both in grounded earth signs of Taurus and Capricorn respectively, the ability to harness power through relationships and connections will be solid and long-standing. During the summer season, it is quite possible that we could meet someone who plays a significant and long-term impact on our lives. We don’t have to go looking for this connection. Venus-Pluto will make it so that we will naturally attract this energy should this be an experience that we are supposed to have.
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One of the definitive features of positive Venus-Pluto expression with Taurus and Capricorn is that anything that we magnetize to ourselves has the ability to thoroughly transform us in a very practical manner. This is always helpful because practical transformative experiences allow us to apply new insights in a manner that is conducive to our development and growth.
A Summer of Deep Understanding & Growth
Under the energy of this summer solstice, we get a chance to connect to our inner light and fire while confirming what is most important to us due to the energy of the sun in Cancer while also honoring our own drives and ambitions as noted by the moon in Aries at the start of the summer solstice. What’s nice is that there’s also some grounding to this summer season with a very positive Venus in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn connection which offers us the ability to easily attract experiences and people that have a profound transformative impact on our lives for some time to come.
As we experience the peak of light, let’s embrace the warmth and vitality of solar energy. Let’s allow ourselves to thoroughly enjoy being nourished by the sun while basking in the wonderfulness of our own inner light and all that means so much to us during this Cancer season.
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