June 14 to 21, 2012 Visible Planets: Morning: Venus & Jupiter Evening: Mercury, Mars & Saturn
It’s suddenly the season of busy-ness. The mutable Gemini air blowing through our heads and hearts has us thinking, talking, moving and grooving. I notice many, many motorcycles on the highways, more kids and people in the public pools, traffic jams and road construction on my way back and forth to wherever I’m coming or going. The days are hot; fires burn out of control in beetle-kill forests, parched earth turns to dust and the most recent news tells me that snow pack for the season in southwest Colorado is 0% of normal. Zero percent?
Things to do, things to ponder, things to wonder about. Summer solstice is rapidly approaching [June 20th @ 5:09 pm MDT]; this is the last official week of spring 2012. Collectively, as a species on planet Earth, we have reached a point of no return. We cannot go back to the naïvete and ignorance of Neolithic man or the even more recent eras of humanity’s historically documented, intellectually and artistically advanced pre-industrial societies. Here we are, with i-pads and i-phones, hand-held devices that we can talk to – and they talk back – telling us what’s available and how to get it. Robotics and virtual realities, hybrid foods and genetic engineering, part and particle of life as we know and experience it today. Right now, in the present moment, living and breathing; technology.
People often ask me about the Mayan End Times. Summer solstice marks the halfway point to the prophesized date of December 21, 2012 – when the winter solstice Sun lines up with the Galactic Center and the Mayan “long count” calendar [which is based on the 26,000 year precessional cycles of the equinoxes] comes to an end. Obviously, the collective consciousness has taken the hook on this one. Movies, jokes and media in general promote and project doomsday images and dramatic, wild possibilities. The good/bad news is that we are already there. We are living and breathing – right now, right here – the Mayan End Times. The planet Earth is already in alignment with the Galactic Center. Any day now, a space ship could sail right through that big, black vortex and awaken us to the fact we are not the highest intelligence in the Universe. Things could definitely change. And let’s face it, they are already changing radically each and every day.
On June 19th at 9:02 am MDT the Sun and Moon come together in the conjunction aspect of a New Moon and a fresh lunar cycle begins. This takes place at 28º43’ Gemini – a celestial point exactly opposite the Galactic Center at 28º Sagittarius – and also conjunct the red giant star Betelguese in the constellation Orion. This lunation occurs just 20 hours prior to summer solstice and a few days before the first [June 24] of seven exact square of Uranus and Pluto; Saturn’s station direct [June 25]; and Venus’s ending retrograde cycle [June 27]. Translation: We are standing on the precipice of radical evolutionary change. What we do, say and feel resonates throughout our neighborhood, world and galaxy. You [we] are a powerful evolutionary force upon this planet. Think good, do good, feel good, act good. And so it is…
Onward, Cosmic Traveler.
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) Spring merges into summer with a fresh lunar cycle and Gemini new Moon. This heralds a major cycle of endings and beginnings for the Ram. The way you think, act and communicate has changed radically over the last year. Now you are ready to embrace the new you and live accordingly. Nurture a happy heart at home and in the world. Good brings more good.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) The world’s heavy dose of Venus has awakened our personal and global values and value systems. With so much political, economic and social polarity, we must find some middle ground upon which to wage our campaigns, fight our battles and, ultimately, fulfill our needs. Cooperation and negotiation are big. Let the opponent win now and then.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) An important physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual cycle closes as you put the finishing touches on your year and step into a fresh frontier of personal awareness and growth. The actual and metaphorical process of pruning the bush continues as you realize that what once seemed so important is no longer so. Clean, discard and move forward.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Another lunar cycle begins as springtime ends and your birthday month unfolds. Summer solstice 2012 is one of great, metamorphic potential and possibility, and Moonchildren are forever sensitive to seasonal shifts. Embrace the regenerative, productive power of the Mother Earth and live in harmony with her cycles. Nurture plants, animals and most of all – you!
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Summer solstice provides an energetic gateway for those willing to take a leap of faith, connect with angelic realms and let spirit guide the journey. Upcoming galactic conjunctions and planetary squares are forcing attention on what’s good, bad and ugly. Awareness and review turn into action, practice and progress. Show up, suit up and go forth with courage.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) Venus retrograde in Gemini is drawing to a close as summer solstice initiates our most productive season. Planetary aspects and galactic positioning reverberate awareness of current climate and overall global changes. Body, mind and spirit; it’s time to treat yourself and your Mother Earth with respect. Touch and nurture what feeds you. Be good.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) The Sun, Moon and Orion’s bright star Betelgeuse come together in late Gemini and oppose the Galactic Center in a powerful celestial cycle prior to summer solstice. This heralds a major turning point in your annual metaphysical cycle of birth, growth, death and rebirth. Grab the moment and seize the day; it’s time to produce, create and manifest. Go forth!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Power and desire are forever motivators and stimulants for the Scorpion. This week, celestial forces align in a dance of cosmic synthesis and emergence. Tap into the universal flow and go with it. Ride the river of life, listen to the music and dance in harmony with the spheres. You are a creator and powerful force of change. Begin with yourself and move outward.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Orion, a constellation observed for millennia, has been a point of celestial reference and alignment for pyramidal cultures and structures worldwide. Influential and potent forces are emanating from its great stars now, stimulating heart and head chakras around the globe. As a spiritual warrior and time traveler, embrace the cosmos and take the ride.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Seasonal shifts deliver galactic messages that come via a daily spiritual practice that includes physical, emotional and psychological self-care and self-nurturing. This may sound like a large order to fill, but it’s imperative to work toward its manifestation. Remember, it’s all about progress, not perfection. One day and one step at a time, make it happen.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Super galactic emanations provide open gateways for those willing to buy the ticket and take the ride. Easier said than done for those who doubt the cosmos or refuse to accept the power of invisible forces. Today, you understand the magic of surrender and the balance of stop and go. Early to bed and early to rise; rest when you can and work when you plan to.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Mutable forces surround the planet with shifting tides and waves of change as a late degree Gemini new Moon and the solar ingress of summer solstice pave the way to a season of personal creative force. Tap into your heart and feel the power of love. It’s in and all around you, waiting to be used in the beautiful expression of life. Let it flow.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.