Friday, 21 June 2013

Sun into Cancer: Happy June Solstice

Happy June Solstice!

I have been hanging out for the end of June all year. I had June pegged as the promised month because it felt like things were on pause, or we are in a cocoon of sorts waiting for energies to align and fall into place so that we could finally begin to move forward mid-year. It certainly feels like this is about to happen, but it might be another month, perhaps marked by the beginning of the Mayan Calendar's New Year at the end of July, before it really happens. The last year has been really mentally stimulating, and for many, very emotionally overwhelming. While the veils have been thinning between the worlds things haven't exactly been feeling any clearer, at least not for me. The thinning, while making us more sensitive and open, has flooded us with all sorts of seemingly new information on previously unexplored levels, but with Jupiter transiting through Gemini the last year, the mental buzz and expansion has had us exploring the answers with our minds dominating. The mind is a great tool but should it rule? I think not. On the 26th June Jupiter leaves Gemini (it's least comfortable sign placement) and moves into Cancer where it is able to express it's highest vibration! YES, bring it on!!!

After several days of feeling a surge of optimism and expansion with the Sun and Jupiter's once a year meeting, things have started leveling out again. It felt like things were changing for the better but now it feels to me like I tasted many positive and expanded possibilities and now the obstacles to this are becoming clearer. Dare I say it, there is some clarity pouring in as the world of feelings and forward moving Cancer energy starts to take over from the busy world of buzzing Gemini mental energy.

There is a delicious surge of loving and feeling communication pouring in at the moment. Mercury and Venus are meeting in the later degrees of Cancer and it feels to me like any open and loving heartfelt communication will be supported right now, whether this is internal communication or communication with others.

Also approaching in a few days is a trine between the Sun and Neptune which the highly sensitive amongst us may already be experiencing to some degree. This promises to feel dreamy and romantic, maybe even as though our dreams are coming true. With Neptune in the picture however we are wearing rose-coloured glasses and feelings around events and people at this time are likely to be an illusion on some level. On the upside it is an opportunity to take the feelings, dreams and wishes revealing themselves at this time and use them to create these feelings and experiences for real in the coming months and years. We are only limited by our own imagination, or lack there of.

Yesterday evening while listening to music I felt and saw many things begin to expand, spiral up and lift-off! Today my feeling is that this will stem from our true feelings. As long as we are being honest with ourselves, and others, we will be fully supported, but any denial and resistance will have us plummeting into "stuff." This stuff is the unreleased or disowned past and may not even be of our personal creation. Cancer rules the past, family and clan and our inner world. With Saturn touring Scorpio for the next few years it's all about getting deep, feeling and releasing. The focus for the next year will be on the past, family, home and inner world. Time to discern between old emotions and the flow of feelings. Feelings can be intense, deep and painful, but they flow and are lighter than the experience of feeling old stuck emotions as they make themselves known. Understanding the difference will be key to navigating these energies.

The coming year is likely to intensify feelings about home and family and churn up any emotions from the past. How this will feel will depend on how comfortable we are with our feelings, how much inner work we have done or are prepared to do, and how aware and honest we are with ourselves. The Sun always brings out the lighter and sunnier side of any sign so I am seeing this as a month to really enjoy my inner world, family, feelings and home as all things Cancer are expanded by Jupiter for the next year.

May your path be true and flowing now.

Saturday, 8 June 2013


When I think about Jupiter words and ideas such as big, expansion, possibilities, excess, meaning, luck, higher truth, righteousness, enthusiasm, quests, stories and opportunities flood through my mind.

Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and rotates around the Sun once in every 11 years and 315 days, which means Jupiter changes zodiac signs once a year. Jupiter is changing sign from Gemini to Cancer on June 26th at 02:47 UT/GMT.

In a nutshell Jupiter in Cancer in the collective will bring the focus home; both our physical home and the realm of our inner most world of feelings. We will seek growth and improvement of ourselves through development around family values, security, empathy, instinctive nurturing and emotional support.

According to Robert Hand, "at the most fundamental level Jupiter signifies the individual reaching out to include more and more of the universe and it's experience within himself or herself."

Although Jupiter has it's more challenging side it is considered the most "benefic" planet, and the planet of luck, opportunity and expansion. If we want to look to the area of our lives where we are experiencing the most luck and expansion we look to the house Jupiter is transiting through. In terms of sun sign astrology, when a planet changes sign it also changes house.

The area in our life where Jupiter will be bringing expansion, luck and opportunities for development over the next year are as follows:

The fourth house of home, personal life, family, the past and our innermost self.

The third house of learning, communication, siblings, immediate environment and short journeys.

The second house of values, inner resources, self-worth and material security.

The first house of self-identity, physical vitality and form, and beginnings.

The twelfth house of the collective, retreat from the world, karmic lessons and institutions.

The eleventh house of friendships, groups, causes, communities and ideals.

The tenth house of career, social position, public image, parents and authority.

The ninth house of travel, higher learning and life philosophy/religion/spirituality.

The eighth house of personal transformation and healing, joint resources and what is hidden.

The seventh house of relationships of all kinds, including marriage and partnerships.

The sixth house of health, daily work and rituals, co-workers, service and pets.

The fifth house of creative expression, romantic love, children, self-esteem, validation.

* If you know your ascendant/rising sign you use this instead to see which house Jupiter is transiting through in your natal chart.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sun in Gemini 2013 part 2

At the beginning of the time of the Sun in Gemini I wasn't able to see past the moment I was in, and as a result was not able to write much, but today I find things have definitely become clearer.

The following is from personal observation more than feeling the times and current planetary placements but after conversations with a number of people I know that many are experiencing similar themes. In any case it's all one, above and below, within and without.

The biggest thing I have noticed is that my equilibrium point seems to have shrunk and some days or for periods of most days, I have no idea where it is and begin to question its existence. Events, thoughts, emotions that used to be as though water off a ducks back easily throw me, sometimes in very intense ways. I remember once having been in balance but I forget how to find it again and so I have to apply a whole process that I thought I had already mastered and so no longer needed to be aware of, but not so. I have had to apply what I know in bigger and more creative ways, but with it has come greater awareness of energy and how we interact and affect each other on a myriad of levels.

I have found that some days go from feeling awesome to very challenging within a few minutes, then back again to feeling great, often with no apparent reason, though a number have been related to solar flares and so on.

I have noticed that the intense energy of these times is difficult to channel productively. Where once I would have been charged up, motivated to do things, sleeping less and exploring expanded states I have felt unmotivated, less inspired and sometimes inexplicably physically tired tough my mind at times has been very very busy. Often times I have been caught up in stories and drama that were either old or made very little sense, as though belonging to somebody else, but of course sometimes the dramas have been my own. Little things have been blown out of all proportion because I kept forgetting how much has been in play with the long and just completed first eclipse season of 2013, intense solar activity expected to peak, Neptune transiting Pisces, Saturn transiting Scorpio and the Uranus Pluto square. Plus I have personally been experiencing some intense transits to my natal chart.

No matter how challenging now may feel it certainly isn't dull. There is so much happening around the world, so many things on the verge of happening, it can be felt in our minds, in our bodies, in our emotions, the way energy shifts throughout our body and energy centers, sometimes really intensely, uncomfortably and inexplicably.

I have felt very challenged by third eye and solar plexus energy for quite some time. I have had bouts of dizziness and nausea that have forced me to lie down for extended periods. Sometimes during these periods my being has travelled to far away places, or expanded dramatically, or I've explored great depths and felt a great deepening of my being and sometimes I have felt as though I have contracted completely or I am being squeezed through the eye of a needle. I have had a number of healing dreams and visions, some with major revelations that have brought pieces together in ways I hadn't expected. Sometimes I've resisted and these experiences have been tormenting but other times they have brought the delight and excitement that only the new and promising can.

Who knows where the next week will take us. There certainly feels to be something big on the horizon. I am not sure if the focus will be external or internal, perhaps it will be both in obvious ways or subtle change will creep in so that many don't realise what is happening until it is here. While these shifts and changes may feel intense and challenging at times they serve the highest purpose and allowing and accepting will be the easiest path to take, possibly a very enjoyable one.