Summer Solstice 2022
June 21st 2022
The Sun moves into Cancer on the 21st at 11:14 CEDT
Jupiter conjunct Moon in Aries
Jupiter in Aries square Sun in Cancer
Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius trine Sun in Cancer and square Venus in Taurus
Neptune in Pisces square the Sun in Cancer
Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn trine Venus in Taurus
Venus conjunct North Node in Taurus
Set positive intentions.
There’s wisdom in delays, trust it
With the quarterly Equinoxes and Solstices, we experience the seasonal cycles, and astrologically they give us a point in time to review the previous quarter, and to set our intentions for the next quarter. The Summer Solstice of June 21st is marked by the suns move into Cancer. The sun has reached the highest point in our northern hemisphere skies, and now starts dipping towards the Autumn Equinox. Why are these cycles important ? And what can we learn from them ?
Ancient civilisations, and especially farming communities relied on these cycles, along with the lunar cycles, to sew seeds and harvest in harmony with Mother Earth. Their survival depended upon an awareness of these cycles. And using these cycles to set our goals and intentions, can help us stay in touch with the vibrations of our higher self, and our connection to Divine energy.
HOW WILL THE PLANET FARE ?
There is still a predominance of planetary activity in Aries. With the moon in Aries conjunct Jupiter in Aries, there’s a sense of an outpouring of feelings, from those that desperately want to see change, and healing, in desperate situations such as Ukraine. And with Mars, the ruler of Aries, conjunct our dwarf planet Eris, the goddess of strife and discord, feelings spill onto the streets with the possibilities of riots. Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn, is pushing these energies to take actions that can bring lasting and transformative change.
Pluto, in its kinder aspect to Venus and the North Node in Taurus, is urging the collective to seek a higher truth, and to not allow these negative energies to completely undermine our value systems and economy. We have to prepare for the future. Markets will be jittery, but thankfully, Mercury now direct in Gemini suggests a need for more gentle and diplomatic solutions to our current problems.
HOW WILL IT AFFECT YOU PERSONALLY?
With retrograde Saturn in Aquarius, making a harmonious trine to the Sun in Cancer, it’s essential we give ourselves time with our daily routines. Enjoy the summer whilst it’s here, and look at how we can gently keep ourselves in shape, and attend to our immune systems to prepare for Autumn and Winter.
Relationships may need nurturing more than usual over the coming months and decisive action with budgeting and joint finances will prove to be helpful in the long term.
So a time to set positive intentions, and to trust the wisdom of delays. With practice, we can live in the flow. We just need to remind ourselves to get out of our own way. The Divine always has your back trust the unfolding cycles of time.