June 21 to 28, 2012 Visible Planets: Morning: Venus & Jupiter Evening: Mercury, Mars & Saturn
Breakdowns and breakthroughs, tragedy and ecstasy, love and war. Music, mountains and muses, madness and mayhem, magic and magnificence…
We have reached the halfway point to winter solstice 2012, it’s summer and we are here – right now, right here. Wherever you are, there you are; and here you are on Earth. We are all here together. Somehow we have reached a critical mass of epic evolutionary power, the collective consciousness is exerting an actual physical force upon the planet, shape-shifting and transforming reality. It’s virtual and metaphysical, mental, emotional and psychological. We are thinking, breathing and living – together. And yet, we are individuals. People with identities and egos, each with unique hopes and dreams, talents and gifts, strengths and weaknesses.
Politics, sports and social media; local, state, national and international economies; financial markets, drought conditions, rising costs amidst chaos and uncertainty, what’s a girl to do?
As summer begins, we look to our homes and families, our friends and loved ones. It’s time to count our blessings, feel the gratitude of life’s most simple pleasures and experience the grace of living and breathing on this magnificently beautiful, bountiful planet. The Cancer sun time is all about the Mother Earth and her nurturing, nourishing, healing, care-giving power and potential. She does not throw us off or prevent us from drinking from her waters, breathing her air or harvesting her fruit. She is always there, never disappears or abandons her children. How lucky we are! So, as we weave our way into the first official week of summer, may we act as a family and treat our Mother with respect, be nurtured by her bounty, calmed and comforted by her beauty. Peace, love and grace.
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) The official start of summer marks a major crossroads in your yearly journey around the Sun. It’s an important checkpoint at which to assess how far you’ve come and how much further you want to go. Take a look at personal resources and your ability to manage them, as well as physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. How strong are you?
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) The upcoming week is packed with a variety of powerful planetary punches, all with knockout potential. The key here is in understanding the forces involved; your own inherent strengths and weaknesses, as well as the natures of those with whom you work, live and play. But it’s not a fight, it’s a game. Play it with love, compassion, truth and integrity.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) The recent transit of Venus across the Sun took place in Gemini, gifting you with a magnetic cosmic kiss of sweet love and celestial beauty. Now it’s your mission and responsibility to shower the world with the same. Sound impossible or, at the very least, daunting? No worries. All you need to do is smile, open your heart and cultivate attitudes of gratitude. Easy.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Your Happy Birthday month begins on summer solstice. Congratulations on another revolution around the sun! And since this is your time to shine, just go ahead and do it. Indulge yourself in self-nurturing and self-care as you count your blessings and enjoy life’s most simple pleasures. The upcoming year is one of great spiritual awakening. Start today!
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) With no planets transiting the Leo/Aquarius polarity, you may feel calmly grateful and deeply at peace – how unusual! The good news is that while you certainly aren’t the center of every revolving wheel, you are moving with grace and gentle motion toward positive, productive goals. Chaos and drama have taken a back seat to healing and health. Enjoy it while it lasts.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) Major planetary emphasis in mutable, flexible Gemini has called to attention your own personal authority and power. The universe supports those who take responsibility, show up and suit up. Let go of the desire to critique and analyze yourself and others; accept the world exactly as it is today. Work on what you can change: yourself and your behaviors. Yes!
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Welcome to one of the most powerful and important weeks of the celestial year. Saturn ends its five-month retrograde phase in Libra on June 25th and Venus ends its 43-day retrograde in Gemini on June 27th- and both are big! Expect a noticeable shift of energy and consciousness as you realign with the celestial flow and get in synch with the cosmos. Good luck!
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) The first of seven exact squares of Uranus and Pluto takes place this week, awakening personal gateways to health and wellness as perceptual abilities deepen and intensify. You may feel slightly out-of-synch or pulled in directions you normally don’t choose to go. Practice releasing attachments to outcomes and relax with the universal flow. Surrender.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) The magnetic power of relationship has pushed and pulled you from here to there and back again as the cosmos dance with celestial force and earthly delight. As global change interacts with atmospheric pressure, you may feel simultaneously uplifted and held down or back. Do your best to remain calm and centered amidst the chaos. After all, it’s an inside job.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Powerful, passionate Pluto in your sign makes its first exact square to radical, revolutionary Uranus in self-fueled Aries this week, igniting fires and enlightening change. Whether or not you embrace this magnificent magic is up to you – at least at first. Take note of what happens and who shows up. This is a time to let go, turn it over and live life as free and honest as possible.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Where are you going and what are you doing? Take note of situations and circumstances this week as powerful cosmic forces create whirlpools and set off dust devils amidst changing tides and shifting sands. Remain as personally grounded as possible, focus on inner peace and outer calm. The good news is that all is as it is and, after all, you’re the boss of you!
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Planetary weight in mutable signs is balanced somewhat by a strong cardinal square, station and ingress, resulting in a powerful week of opening, change and adjustment. Old patterns give way to new beginnings as summer begins. Hang onto your hat and go with flow. Balance resistance and aversion with compassion and surrender. Enjoy.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.