WEEK OF JUNE 21st – Solstice

This week is marked by a considerable astrological shift with the Sun having just crossed the solstitial threshold into the sign of Cancer, Jupiter turning retrograde in Pisces, Mercury turning direct in Gemini on Tuesday, and the Full Moon culminating in the sign of Capricorn on Thursday.

We finally escaped the grip of the Eclipses that began on May 26th with the Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius and ended with the Solar Eclipse in Gemini on June 10th. These eclipses were highly charged, fast paced, and somewhat stirring depending on your sensitivity level and there was a lot of high tension/nervous energy permeating the first two weeks of June. The Sun transiting in Cancer for the next several weeks should bring a soothing balm for the intellect.We are also on the other side of the 2nd Saturn-Uranus square that took place on June 14th and we can look forward to a few days of respite at least until the end of the month when the next instalment of ‘’tense’’ aspects will occur.

Because this Mercury retrograde in Gemini was powered by the momentum of the 2 Eclipses, you may have felt significant perspective or situational shifts in your personal life whether these were forced upon you or voluntary. You may have been called to priorities and be more selective about your energy investments in order to stay afloat while things shifted rapidly in the black void of the Eclipses. Whether you’ve been coasting this vibe or feeling overwhelmed, you can look forward to a week where you can finally start to slow down and integrate the changes that took place in your mind, in your heart, and in your life recently.

Astrological wisdom tells us that Mercury is on its most delinquent behaviour surrounding the days leading to its stationing. You may have to contend with some Mercurial mayhem, confusion, breakdowns or at its best, some bizarre synchronicitous events. Keep an eye out for answers to come to you through coincidences or unexpected means this week.

The Full Moon culminates at 3º Capricorn on Thursday supported by a sextile from Jupiter in Pisces. Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn and therefore the Full Moon and is currently separating from a square with Uranus highlighting this year’s main tension between the current structures/status quo versus innovation/revolution. You may decide to retract to the safety of your cocoon and your habitual instinctual patterns as the fear of scarcity or the unknown threatens to destabilize your well-being. On the other hand, you may feel ready to shed obsolete patterns and modes of being and courageously step into the fresh butterfly wings that awaits you on the other side of the rainbow.

Realistically though you may actually be oscillating widely between old and new patterns and ways of being in the world.Rest, breath, respect your elders, your body and nature. Status symbols are obsolete, nature is everything. You’ll get where you’re going in due time.

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