The Solstice on June 21 sees the Sun enter the water sign of Cancer. This is an ancient portal to baptismal waters as the blazing midsummer Sun in the Northern Hemisphere evokes an alchemical transmutation within us.
This is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere (the shortest day in the Southern Hemisphere) and is traditionally celebrated with weddings, rowdy festivities, fairies gone wild and all sorts of excess and revelry. If we’re feeling a bit crazy or that we’ve reached a breaking point, it’s time to express that energy in celebration of life.
Cancer is the sign of nourishment, the Mother, the family and tribe. It also symbolizes our emotional needs. Our modern society is so disconnected from a sense of a true family unit, leading to isolation and loneliness that our ancestors never experienced. We are overfed and undernourished. True nourishment comes not from food alone but also the intention of care with which we honor ourselves, our communities and those we love.
Mercury is joining the Sun on the Aries Point at 0 Cancer, activating significant events aligned with home, family, nourishment and what we care about. Something may need to be voiced around how much support we need to truly feel supported and connected.
Friday’s Cancer New Moon emphasises this energy, allowing for a fresh start receiving the emotional support we need. At this half year turning point we can reset our intentions for the rest of the year. Allow this time to be a sacred rite of passage symbolizing purification and regeneration for the nourishment of the soul.