The Summer Solstice is exact at 11:32 p.m. EDT as the Sun enters the Cardinal Sign of Water - Cancer. The Spring Equinox occurs when the Sun enters Aries and highlights a time of action, seed planting and inspiration.
Summer becomes a time to work on ourselves and our ability to be the light and find meaning in our journey, even when it seems uncertain.
Cancer represents the nurturing of those actions taken at the Equinox and to go within for your wisdom and instinctual urges. The cycle of the Sun represents the cycle of our lives and reflects the natural flow of energy moving inward and outward. There are times to grow, times to pause, times to shed and times to learn. Just as we align with the Moon’s journey every month, we can align with the Sun’s journey throughout the year.
Cancer is a receptive water sign and calls forth the feminine energy of the feeling nature, intuition, and "active feelings." This sign represents your home, family, community, housing and inner security.
We also head right into the Mercury storm period the day after on the 21st when the energy of thought and intellect slows into neutral to begin gazing outward and forward again. Mercury stations direct on Monday, June 22nd at 6 p.m. EDT at 16 degrees of Gemini. Communications will begin to pick up and life's patterns begin to normalize.
The significance of the Solar Eclipse in Gemini on June 10th begins to reveal the path in conscious and meaningful ways. Your words matter as do your internal thoughts and narratives. Words carry energy and you are the steward of those vibrations.
Mercury storm period preparedness from the 21-22nd encourages to double check your communications (written and verbal), slow down your response pattern and ensure that you heard or received the information correctly. Batteries tend to need replacement, glitches in your technology predominate and commuting snafus are common.