23 June 2017
7:30 p.m. Pacific Time
We are just past the Summer Solstice on 21 June and the cold, wet winter is behind us. Optimism springs up just like all the flowers blooming around us.
This New Moon (and Sun) in Cancer conjuncts Mercury adding a very chatty vibe to this time. So, we have the Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars all in Cancer at this New Moon in Cancer. Lots of deep feelings and lots of energy around talking about it! Cancer is ruled by the Moon and resides over the home, the mother, our feelings, our childhood. I suspect there may be many things from as far back as our childhood rearing its head…maybe even making us ‘automatically’ feel or say things. We need to look at how we emote and how we speak…is this because of conditioning from our past? At the New Moon in Cancer you can embrace a new way of doing ‘feelings’ and communicating…your call! Once you recognize why something is pushing your buttons you can ‘do’ something about changing your behavior.
Venus trines Pluto; great energy to be ‘in love’ just watch the possessiveness and obsessiveness- Pluto can bring that out. Can also be a time of opportunities for investing money. Mars square Jupiter, trine Neptune. Difficulties getting things off the ground but, a little meditating might bring some workable solutions to the fore. Jupiter continues to square Pluto. Grasping for power as the towering patriarchy crumbles.
An ongoing aspect that culminates in an exact opposition on 3 July 2017- Just in time for 4th of July in the USA…is Mars opposite Pluto. This is a very powerful, intense energy. Check to see if in your chart you have planets around 18 degrees of Cancer or Capricorn. This is considered the security axis; where we feel safe, or not. So, it is these areas that will be potentially causing some anxiety. Avoid being aggressive and if you have people in power ‘lording’ it over you? Maybe, use Bruce Lee’s Martial Arts technique of ‘be like water’. Some folks in power don’t want change…they’ll argue its always been this way.
Saturn trine Uranus, square Chiron, trine North Nodes of the Moon and sextiles South Nodes of the Moon. This is about creatively changing the rules that may make some people uncomfortable temporarily but, the fates are calling (north nodes of the Moon in Leo) and providing a great landing for awesome change to express who we really are…and what we are to become. Aiding this is Venus that trines Pluto; opportunities for using money well…investing wisely.
Black Moon Lilith conjuncts Saturn; the feminine confronting barriers, rules and regulations holding them back…may even be some demonstrations or real confrontations live! The North Nodes of the Moon in Leo are adding positive energy for change, good change for the feminine future.
Sabian Symbol for 3 degrees of Cancer
“A man bundled in fur leads a shaggy deer” 1 p. 111
I take this as a wise man or maybe wise ‘men’ and ‘women’ listening to source, god, the universe. Important communications being broadcast for our spiritual journey. Listen
- Rudhyar, D. An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolic Phases. Vintage Books Edition, 1974. Toronto: Canada.