summer solstice

 

By Saraswati J

 

Moon begins its waxing cycle mid-morning on the 16th while still in Gemini.

Moon is conjunct Mars and Sun who have just arrived in this airy, creative sign known for connection and communication. As Mars and Sun chase each other into Gemini, this sparks a heat wave of creativity, communication and connectivity.

Gemini represents the merging of energies, and the new, third energy that is created as a result. Metaphorically, this connects to the energy of lovers coming together, creating a “third energy” out of their unification. From an artistic perspective, Gemini can represent the artist and their medium, plus the arrival of a “third” energy—or the emerging transcendental experience.

The creative energy of Gemini is unstoppable, changeable and always moving. In the coming cycle, merge and connect with new ideas and people, in order to deepen your nourishment, increase wealth and find new resources. How can you extend and expand your reach by joining forces in new ways?

A certain dynamism charges us forward into this waxing cycle with relationships being a primary source of desire. Feel, search, express—while flowing, expanding and creating new pathways.

This cycle will be a time of many new insights, ideas and a very strong imagination and it will give us the potential for new connections, collaborations and relationships. But in order to have space for new relationships, we must let go or loosen attachments to the old.

With Jupiter and Venus still conjunct in Cancer, being mindful of overindulgence with sweets and alcohol will be important. Our success at this time will be determined by how well we put our passion and creative energy to use.

Being selective about which ideas (and what relationships) get your action steps will be crucial. Every idea is great, but not every idea needs to be acted upon. Find new ways to communicate within your relationships, while expressing yourself in new ways. Express with passion and flare, just be mindful of gentleness and others’ needs as well.

Summer Solstice is June 21st.

This marks the beginning of summer in the Northern hemisphere, as well as the longest day of light in the year.

New Moon is July 1st at 19:20 Pacific time while Moon is in Sagittarius and Purva Ashada nakshatra.

*Horoscopes are based on your Vedic (sidereal) rising sign. You can also check your Moon and Sun signs for further insight. Do the same with your Navamsa signs for further clarity. Do not use these horoscopes with your Western sign (Tropical) as there is likely no correlation. These horoscopes are meant to be used as a broad overview of the current transits and obviously do not address the specifics of an individual’s unique chart.

Aries: Even with your career in fast forward, you might be surprised by how much more you can get done when you allow yourself to stop, rest and pause more regularly. Money flows when your creativity and life force energy sync up with effective, clear action steps.

Harmonize these two more consciously in the coming cycle, while noticing how rest and rejuvenation can support the increase of abundance in your life. Calculate your action steps and clearly communicate your needs. Allow the love to flow towards you and through you.

Taurus: It takes courage to be creative. It takes creativity to be courageous. You have both at your fingertips right now. Channel this energy effectively right now so that you can create new pathways for thriving.

Trusting your power is an essential ingredient for persevering right now. How can you work with the self doubt more consciously? Navigate the territory of the mental body with wisdom and care. Don’t let it get away with you, or it will take your nourishment with it. Speak up and be heard!

Gemini: Resource from your depths and let your passion out of the closet! Communicate, connect and co-create, especially through speaking and using the internet. Heal yourself by being in service to others.

Give guidance, wisdom and nourishment to those in need and let yourself be fed as a result. Your courage will take you far! Mind the critic and don’t let the critic mind you. Meditation will calm the mental body but also seek out new connections and resources for comfort, nourishment and support.

Cancer: As the flow of love and creative energy increases, you are learning how to direct this flow more effectively and consciously. Simultaneously, working with excess is a valuable use of your time. How can you find greater balance even when passions and cravings are strong?

Learn to navigate your intense desires. What is the need underneath them? How can you use this to create more stability, nourishment and support in your life? Notice how are you creating uncertainty and confusion. How does this feed your inability to get your needs met? Take your power back.

Leo: Gains come from writing, communication and self expression. How are you sharing and showing up in this process? Retreats and away time will help you make new relationships and career connections. Invite in the flow, the abundance and wealth!

Heal from the heart and let your heart be healed simultaneously. This is a vital resource in order for you to be more nourished and vital. Be sure to balance your giving and receiving so you don’t burn out. Ask for support in new ways and see who shows up to help you grow and expand your career and dharma.

Virgo: Rahu continues to bring confusion as he transits through your head. What are you learning about your relationship with chaos, confusion and uncertainty? Share your discoveries with others and let the mental body, imagination, writing and speaking be resources for deeper connection, shining and being seen.

Gains come from expressing your feelings, working with fears around commitment and deepening your heart wisdom. Let your art inform your body and your body inform your art. Get creative and let it be the balm that heals you!

Libra: Alas, you are finally feeling some support and stability, mixed with enthusiasm about sharing yourself. Resource from your depths and take time for meditation and relaxation.

Passionately connect and create while gaining from relationships, wisdom and deep listening. Notice where your past is informing your mental body, your imagination, stories and thoughts. Move towards the joy and let it flow- all while expanding you and your options.

Scorpio: There is an influx of new relationships arriving to help you share your message, to help support you and your self expansion. Share through communications, writing and speak from the heart. Target your message though and make it focused.

Who is your ideal audience and what are their needs? You may need to take a back seat and get some rest—so work smarter, not harder and don’t push too hard right now to be seen. Your spot light appearances are coming in the months ahead, but for now, gather your resources, seek clarity and target your message. Doubt the doubt, or it will sabotage your power!

Sagittarius: Is that passion or anger you are feeling in your relationships—or both? Don’t mistake the intense emotion for a lack of love. You are learning to navigate your full range of emotion so let it inform your healing and awakening process without guilt or shame.

Letting go and releasing the past is offering you deep cleansing and making space for deeper love to emerge. Tend to your grief, old hurts and losses, and start to create a life that feels more nourishing and joyful.

Capricorn: Feelings are flowing, accessible through your heart and pelvis. Receive gains through allowing your sensorial being to awaken you. Listen, pause and provoke by tracking sensations in your physical body. How can you use this information to spark some new creativity, insights and openings in your relationships?

Get passionate about healing and being healed. Your heart is ready to help you start awakening in new ways, while your feelings and body awareness will serve this process.

Aquarius: Keep retracing your steps and see how this supports your career and offerings. Courageously create, share and communicate from your heart. Speaking your truth will be the healing balm you need to heal, to open, expand and allow love to flow more fluidly through you. The internet can be a resource for connecting right now, don’t disregard this channel.

Watch for overindulgence in sweets and intoxicants. Falling off the wagon is too easy. Muster up your passion and let it advance you, but avoid stomach upset by listening to the wisdom your solar plexus has to share with you.

Pisces: The heart is aflame! Feeling the passion or having heart burn? Watch how you are feeding these powerful flames and be mindful of what you are eating—on all levels of life.

The stomach can be a way to deepen our relationship with the intuition; it’s the second brain. Feed yourself well and you will be nourished more deeply by life, relationships and your environment. The heart wants what the heart wants, but be sure to ask the stomach for guidance and listen to its wisdom.

 

Saraswati J is a Jyotish Coach and Consultant, bridging ancient Jyotish wisdom with Embodiment and Expressive Art Therapy resources. Her Jyotish work is especially well suited to the extra sensitive artists, mystics and healers—and those who need insights for their dharmic path and personal transformation process. Check out her website and find her on Facebook. You can join her newsletter for special astrological insights or register for her weekly Jyotish Basics classes for an extra dose of healing wisdom. Additionally, she creates unique adornments with the urban goddess in mind. Check out her jewelry at Swati Jr* Jewelry and also on Facebook.

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