|Today’s photo: The Milky Way over the Queen’s Garden Trail in Bryce Canyon, Utah, USA (photo by Wally Pacholka, Astronomy Picture of the Day for June 1)
MANY THANKS to everyone who participated in our teleclass last week! I believe that knowing what the planets have in store can enable us to take better advantage of the opportunities and also help us understand the challenges that arise — I hope that each of you gained some valuable insights from the class that will assist you going forward.
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THE SUN shines brightly on our journey this week. The star at the center of our planetary system aligns with Jupiter on Wednesday, enters Cancer on Thursday (the Solstice), and opposes the Moon for a Full Moon on Sunday. All this solar activity puts an extra focus this week on how each one of us wants and needs to shine, as well as what we each define as our life purpose.
When the Sun and Jupiter conjoin on Wednesday, the two largest bodies in our solar system will be joining forces in late degrees of Gemini. Since both are concerned with expansion and growth, their alignment could manifest as grand new ideas and increased optimism on one hand, or on the other hand, too much talking or a nervous energy that depletes us by its randomness.
THE KEY here will be to enjoy and build on any feelings of optimism — which are always welcome! — but also to realize that objects in the mirror may actually be smaller than they appear. As long as we proceed with a bit of caution, this will be a positive energy that can lift our spirits and bring new, helpful solutions and ideas.
Out of curiosity (a Gemini trait!), I just looked up the Sabian symbol for the degree where Jupiter and the Sun will be on Wednesday, to see what else might be energized through their alignment. Here’s what it says:
Sounds exactly right for the energies of the day!
A CHART FOR A SOLSTICE is said to carry the energies and themes that we can expect to play out over the next three months, until the next change of seasons occurs. With the Sun and Jupiter still very close to each other in the solstice chart, we can anticipate that “larger than life” ideas and experiences will continue. And, we will want both to take advantage of the expansive energies and also to do our research if something seems too good to be true at first glance.
The solstice chart also has the upcoming Grand Water Trine represented (exact in July), so we are already starting to work with the opportunities carried by that configuration. But, whereas the grand trine in July will involve Neptune, Saturn and Jupiter/Mars, the grand trine in the solstice chart has Lilith in Cancer, in the position Jupiter and Mars will soon occupy.
GERMAN LILITH EXPERT Hannelore Traugott gives us these insights into its meaning:
With Lilith’s energy involved in the Grand Water Trine — both at the solstice and in July — we can anticipate that the next three months will provide us with opportunities to reclaim our spiritual wisdom, to rise above power struggles, and to gain the greater wholeness that is possible when what has been unconscious comes into our awareness.
OUR FULL MOON on Sunday is in Capricorn, emphasizing the need to regain a healthy balance between productivity and receptivity. Cancer, the location of the Sun, represents themes most often associated with the archetype of Mother: nurturance, empathy, sensitivity, imagination and emotions. Capricorn, the location of the Moon, symbolizes themes most often carried by the Father archetype: practicality, responsibility, discipline and efficiency.
In our journey to Wholeness, we are always working with both archetypes, endeavoring to embody the positives of both Cancer and Capricorn. This Full Moon shines light on how we are doing in this specific aspect of our development.
THE SABIAN SYMBOL for the location of the Moon at the time of the lunation reinforces our understanding of its intentions for us:
This symbol brings a scene to mind that I often imagine, of our time in nonphysical before this current incarnation, as we preview the possibilities inherent in the upcoming lifetime. I always visualize the excitement of the soul to be involved again in a human experience, saying “Yes, I can do this!”
That imagined scene goes perfectly with the keywords for this Sabian symbol for the Full Moon: “A strong DESIRE to prove oneself.”
Now we just have to remember that desire and excitement, and bring it into our daily experience!
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