Happy Solstice! This week we say good-bye to Gemini as we welcome the new astrological/earth season, Cancer! The dynamic shift between seasons brings in fresh energy which recharges and inspires. Cancer season awakens our need for intimacy through deep connection with those we care for, the inner circle is highlighted. The first decan of Cancer is associated with the 2 of cups which speaks to collaboration, shared interests with others and seeking emotional exchanges. Moving out of Gemini energy which is curious, moving, changeable and into the cardinal water element of Cancer, opens the sails to catch the winds of vulnerability. Cancer season will have us adjusting our radar to hone in on like-minded souls we feel we can truly let our guards down with. When the Sun shifts its rays from one constellation to the next, there is always a bit of an adjustment period where we attune our energetic bodies to the new melody of the season.
The Moon travels through Cancer, Leo, Virgo and ends the week in Libra, bringing with her the awareness of the heart and its yearnings. These four signs, which make up the second quadrant of the astrological house system, represent how we reach out to others and share our inner expression with the world. As the Moon moves through these 4 signs this week, we will be drawn to focus on how we relate to and seek emotional validation with those around us and our external world: family, art, work, and relationships.
There are no major astrological transits this week but we are now experiencing Saturn and Pluto full on in their retrograde cycles. We can begin to notice where we need to slow down our expectations for results, and allow for the re-evaluation process to take hold on those long term projects. This is also a great time to go back to old projects that have been left on the back burner, dust off the old ideas that are marked for a later time as the time is now to bring back the once forgotten plans.