Vesta and Uranus in the Summer Solstice Chart

“You are not the oil, you are not the air- merely the point of combustion, the flash-point where the light is born.” Dag Hammarskjold

Didn’t I come to bring you a sense of wonder
Didn’t I come to lift your fiery vision bright
Didn’t I come to bring you a sense of wonder in the flame.” Van Morrison

The chart of the exact time of the  Summer Solstice is said to foreshadow the upcoming three months.  One of the notable components of this year’s chart is that Vesta , having recently entered the sign of Taurus, makes a conjunction to the planet Uranus.

Vesta is named for the Vestals or Vestal Virgins of ancient Rome. The Romans worshiped her as the keeper of home and hearth as well as  the keeper of the sacred flame- the fire that would not go out. The  name Vesta  is derived from ancient Sanskrit and means “shining.”

The Vestals were also the keepers of occult teachings known only to them. They were present at every important government function in ancient Rome. They were regarded  as important keepers of ethics and wisdom, without whom Rome would fall.

Vesta, now in the earthy sign of Taurus, is a reminder to keep the inner fires of inspiration burning bright in your every day life.

Vesta is also associated with inner wisdom and inner knowing. In combination with Uranus it bodes well to keep intuition and innovation in mind as you go about your daily tasks. It is a good time to commit to innovative change that promotes healing old and outdated systems and rebuilding or creating new more healthy and holistic models. This applies both personally and in the world.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A bridge being built across a high narrow gorge.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

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