On Friday — just two days after yesterday’s solstice (when the Sun entered Cancer to begin the summer season) — the Sun and Moon will conjoin for a New Moon in Cancer. As Amanda Painter writes, with this event comes an opportunity to understand better the cycles of constant change in your life, and the sense of calmer inner seas that can bring.
Every year, several days before the Cancer solstice, the Gemini Sun opposes the center of our galaxy in Sagittarius. As Len Wallick explains, what we postulate of the GC could be only a beginning: workable for now, but only a prelude to something more sophisticated that will usher in an unanticipated level of awareness, leading to changes we cannot possibly anticipate.
We’re almost at the solstice: that time of maximum daylight, when you may be extending your energy out into the world more than usual as a result of the longer (and warmer) days. Amanda Painter looks at certain aspects involving the Sun and Mercury in Gemini (mental energy) that are asking you to notice how you’re handling anything with two sides to the story.
Have you thought much about the fact that you are just as free to care as you are free not to care? Amanda Painter describes one reading of Friday’s Sagittarius Full Moon that suggests this theme, which might emerge through your interaction with someone particular in your life. A Venus-Mars sextile offers assertive caring and full, embodied receptivity working hand in hand — and looking for a social outlet.
Timing may not be everything, but it’s a big part of life. Timing is also pertinent to astrology. As Len Wallick observes today, the next handful of days will give you a chance to practice timing with Mercury, Venus and Mars. What results could conceivably change the way you relate to both those planets and the signs they are about to move into.
It can be incredibly difficult to trust the universe — even when you say that’s what you want to do. Perhaps that’s because when we say, “trust the universe,” what we often mean is, “trust myself.” Amanda Painter looks at aspects Mars and Venus are making, and sees opportunities for you to experiment creatively, integrate tension and practice healing your self-trust.
Nearly anybody knows wisdom when they see it. Not everybody is wise in practice. As Len Wallick reads the motions of the Moon this week, those who temper persistence with discernment are likely to be wisest of all. The question as May ends and June begins is not whether you should persevere, but how, when, where and to what purpose.