You know how, when you have a clearly defined space, container or structure — such as when making art of any type — that sense of boundaries can actually help you to focus your creativity? You can then sometimes get even wilder and more experimental than you would otherwise, because your impulses are not so scattered.
Yesterday, both Mercury and the Sun entered the early degrees of Cancer. This offers a unique chance to clear out anything that perhaps no longer has a place in your life, and to embark on something entirely new. The nature of these changes probably reflects something that’s been on your mind for a while.
Today is the solstice: the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, when the Sun enters the sign Cancer. This year, Mercury follows close on the Sun’s heels, immediately making a conjunction in the first degree of the sign. That’s Aries Point territory; notice how you feel as your life and the world around you intersect.
That original or startling idea that seems to come out of nowhere? Negotiate moving it forward just a little, and you may find it takes off on its own somehow. Harness your intuition, remember to be precise, and understand that your opinions might strike others as extreme. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, since today seems to call for a little action.
The Sun pulls up square Chiron today; meanwhile, the asteroid Pallas Athene makes a conjunction with Uranus. This speaks of stepping outside one’s comfort zone, and bending the rules almost methodically, to facilitate a healing process. Sometimes going a little bit wild is necessary in order to move forward, especially if the boundaries you’ve been keeping within are restrictive to the point of chafing.
The Sun is making contact with both Uranus and Pholus, which may give today quite a chaotic feel. Yet whatever chaos appears is likely to be expected, and perhaps even welcome: this is the kind of change that’s a wake up and a shake up, focused on something that has likely needed improvements for a good while.
If you feel ready to put an end to some kind of emotional habit that holds you back or causes you unnecessary pain, it looks like you can. Mars in Cancer today makes a supportive aspect to Nessus in Pisces. Nessus can often indicate a pattern that you’ve inherited in some way from previous generations.
Today the late Gemini Sun opposes Saturn in Sagittarius. Along with other aspects, this emphasizes the importance of truth and integrity. Take care over your words. Don’t embellish or fudge over reality. Sincerity may be unfashionable, but it’s not as if you have to go to extremes and begin wearing starched linen.
If you’re frustrated by a lack of clarity in the answers you’re getting, you might want to check whether you’re asking clear questions. This goes for the questions you’re grappling with yourself, as well as the ones you ask others. Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces today is the picture of confusion in communication and thinking.
It’s a good day to use what you know — and that means all of what you know — to your best advantage. This does not mean getting an advantage over others in any way that is underhanded, deceptive or unnecessarily competitive; those sorts of tactics are likely to come with negative consequences down the road. Rather, you can probably see many options and possibilities right now.