Glorious summer surrounds us in the northern hemisphere. Summer Solstice arrived on June 20, 2021. The Capricorn Full Moon illuminates the night sky just days after the arrival of the longest day of the year. Even in these strange & fear-filled times, the soul wants to sing its song of joy!
This Full Moon, earthy, grounded, organic, productive is augmented by a close sextile between Jupiter & the Moon & trine between Jupiter & the Sun, newly entered into Cancer. It’s all about the earth as it is nourished by the water of life. It’s about the opportunity to believe, to trust, to aspire despite contrary energy around us. We will find our way through our challenges. We will create a reality that is based on generosity & goodness. We can do it, especially if we find others who also share our vision of a united humankind. Give yourself permission to have faith. What have you got to lose?
The Sabian Symbols for this lunation are:
(from Dane Rudyar’s AN ASTROLOGICAL MANDALA)
For many of us, there is a sense that we must begin again, get going after a time of inactivity. And yet, it is still not clear as to just where we are headed & how, exactly we will get there, though we know that we will need help & companions to do what needs to be done.
It is always easier to get things done when there is a group to do it. Thus, we must find that “group” & align to them so that we can embark on the journey ahead more easily & with greater confidence. Find your tribe, people!
And forget trying to reason with those who are not aligned to your way of thinking. What exactly do a cat & a mouse have in common? Any communication will be at cross purposes. Positions these days have become completely polarized & it often feels futile to try to get one’s thoughts across to others whose viewpoint is so diametrically opposed to our own. Better for the cat to leave the room & for the mouse to find her hidey-hole than to continue to hiss & claw at each other.
The earthy Capricorn Moon suggests practical approaches and a down-to-earth attitude both to functional situations & to emotionally charged ones. Look for solutions that ease tension & give a pathway forward both for yourself & for your partners. Common ground is what we all need these days.
By July 7-8, Mercury will have moved past the ‘shadow’ period of his retrograde. (See my blog about Mercury under ‘star stuff.) Glitches should lessen & hesitation of thought should alleviate. Mercury shifts into Cancer on July 11, 2021, around 3:30 pm. The frenetic mental energy of Gemini should abate & a more restful mind space should prevail. Think lazy days at the beach reading romance novels. No need to save the world! Let’s just save a little of ourselves.
Enjoy the next few weeks of glorious summer. Take a moment to view the gorgeous Moon in the summer night sky. Breathe in & release all your tension. Mind your ‘p’s’ & ‘q’s’ & be ready for the next cycle to begin…