The Summer Solstice

“Trying to understand what’s happening by using old words, old images, old paradigms is like telling time by broken clocks.” Richard Thieme

On Sunday June 21 the Sun enters the sign of Cancer marking the time of the Summer Solstice. The Sabian symbol for this time is, “On a ship sailors lower an old flag and raise a new one.” The flags represent an allegiance to certain set of ideas or beliefs.

The Jupiter / Uranus trine in effect at the time of the Solstice indicates a good time to lower the old flag – and to be open instead to new approaches, ideas and energies. Heed innovative strategies.

Through the end of the month Mercury will be squaring Neptune which can be a Mercury retrograde type influence (confusion can arise more easily, there can be snafus in communication and with technology.) Consider jotting down new ideas and strategies and implementing them in early July.
Do make an effort to communicate clearly and before jumping to conclusions do double check that any communications (vm, emails etc) have been received. Mercury the Trickster is still about.

Saturn and Pluto have been making a challenging aspect indicating it can feel like a time of frustration or blocked plans. Perseverence is the key.

Venus and Jupiter are conjunct in Leo in the 11th House of the Solstice chart indicating a good time for collaborating along the lines of common interests – a time for good will and optimism.

Amelia Shea specializes in issues of family, relationship and transition as well as life path and career.She can be reached at 603 654 1043, amelia.shea@comcast.net and ameliashea.com. Her readings start at $30 and can be done by phone, email and in person. Sabian symbol quote from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom. Thieme quote from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra

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