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To have three major astrological events aligning like this is truly powerful. I do not have to use astrology to show you that. Just pick up any media device and you will see the collective upheaval of emotion, rage and pain being brought to the surface. But have you felt this coming for some time? Cancer mysteries are about the knowing beyond the mind. The knowing that comes from deep within the belly and chest. Just as a mother knows what her child needs, even if they can’t speak it. Did something inside you always know that we would see great changes in our lifetimes?
The possibilities of potential outcomes surely frighten us all. When I look for comfort right now, it is in all of the beautiful people, hearts and minds I know who are tirelessly fighting for justice, truth and equality for all in their own ways. It is in the vision I hold and cultivate for the future. I want to thank each of you for doing your part. I commit to using my privilege, gifts and strengths to help foster a world where all beings are treated as equal to other beings, worthy of respect, security, safety, reparation, freedom, justice, access to resources, abundance and the ability to rise into their highest potential and share their unique contribution to the world supported.
The chosen ignorance and avoidance of the brutality of the current system seems to be coming to a head, something that astrology has seen coming with the current Saturn/Pluto/Jupiter placements in Capricorn for some time. We live in unprecedented times, and many who would not see before are beginning to see now why there has been so much talk of this time in our collective story. Venus retrograding in Gemini has opened the channels for voices and minds of the oppressed to be heard now. But it is by the action and courage of those actually doing it that the collective heart pulse can be heard.
This New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse is at 0 degrees of Cancer is on the June Solstice. It occurs at the same time that we have our solstice points aligned to the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy (roughly 27’ Sagittarius) and the Galactic Edge (roughly 27; Gemini). This occurs only twice every 26,000 years.
This is the alignment that astrologers like Daniel Giamarrio of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery school have pinpointed as why the ancients predicted this time as one of the most critical moments in the shifting of the great ages. We are shifting from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. But far more significantly, we are ending a 26,000-year cycle and beginning a new one. This is why these times have been spoken of as the end of time, a time when we literally watch an old world die and a new one be born.
This eclipse squares Mars in Pisces, revealing the rage that can emerge when the truth of others’ experiences is shoved under the rug in an attempt to escape what frightens us. Fear is absolved by awakening to the truth that we do not have to suffer if we are willing to seek our own empowerment. Sometimes we have no other choice. Cancer says it is OK to ask for help. She speaks to the truth that we absolutely need to honor our interconnectedness if we are going to make it through these wild times and into a world we actually want to live in. For we truly cannot do something to another without doing the same to ourselves.
While those in power may want to control the outcome, we hold the power of being the great majority of the people. Let us pray that the vast majority seek to vision a world that is just, whole, regenerative, loving, safe and humane. Not one based on seeking and maintaining power and control through greed. The eclipse occurring on solstice and in the sign of Cancer begs us to honor the sacred feminine in all her forms- mother, child, Earth, hearts, community, education and the right to feel safe and held on this beautiful planet- the same we would want for any child.
The upcoming eclipse on July 4th/5th is with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Seeking to control and maintain power will be futile with aspects like these, but they can still create great suffering. Natural law proves that old structures that are not regenerative must break down and give way to new ones in order to support life in its evolution. Nature shows us consistently that systems which do not do this will ultimately fail. But when they do, energy is released for growing anew. We must be prepared to utilize the energy that is being released now, and in the coming years, to consciously and co-creatively activate a new future that we want to live in.
The nodes give us clues as to how to do this. This eclipse occurs on the North Node, opposite the South node in Sagittarius. Old philosophies that do not honor truth will continue to be spotlighted in order for their release and transformation over the next years. The way into new philosophy is to return to being a student. Learning, researching, liberating knowledge, freeing our minds. The internet has become increasingly censored over the past months, have you noticed? If we are to progress on a collective evolutionary level at this time we must preserve our access to knowledge and information like never before. This may be through creating a library, using alternative browsers, gathering and sharing knowledge, voting, protesting, enrolling in classes and teaching what you know.
Additionally, the New Moon in Cancer with the North Node can bring in visions and manifestations of the New Earth for the next year and a half. Cancer is about protection- of our homes, loved ones, food security, the Earth, family, the young and women. The astrology of now and the coming years speaks to further destabilization in order to transform us out of the ways that have bred sickness in the world. Cancer shows the way towards security is through safe emotional bonds, thinking of the collective and nurturing a relationship to the Earth. Like the mother who tirelessly grows soil, medicine and food, preserving it for her people. Like the father who hunts and works to provide for the family’s long term security of resources.
The wise mother knows she must also care for herself if she hopes to be able to care for others. May we listen tenderly to our needs so as not to deplete ourselves. Water heals and moves emotions. So too do your tears. They cleanse the world of suffering through feeling- a powerful magical tool. We are like teardrops of centuries of pain. Be free. Be alive. It is our destiny to be here at this time, otherwise it would not be so. If we are here, we have what it takes. May we embody the heart of the Great Mother and all of her joy, pride and hope for her young sweet ones.
It is only together, with hands and hearts united that we can co-create a world that is just and free for all. It takes all perspectives. The one and the many are in fact but two sides of the same truth.
In Love and Solidarity,