The Summer Solstice and Mercury in Gemini

“And as we walked
Through the streets of Arklow
Oh the color
Of the day wore on
And our heads
Were filled with poetry
And the mornin’
A-comin on to dawn.

And as we walked
Through the streets of Arklow
In gay profusion
In god’s green land
And the gypsies rode
With their hearts on fire
They say,”we love to wander
Lord, we love to roam.” Van Morrison

“If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.” Rilke

Mercury is now in the dualistic, mercurial sign of Gemini – a sign which rules travel, communication and information gathering. This sign is inquisitive and curious and able to take a many sided approach to issues and seek new and alternate solutions to problems.

In the beginning of the week Mercury will be sextiling Jupiter – the planet of expansion. This provides great timing for looking towards the future and  making plans . Jupiter’s influence also bodes well for good  communication, diplomacy and  a friendly atmosphere.

Tuesday the Sun enters the sign of Cancer marking the time of the Summer Solstice. Venus’s trine to Pluto is exact at this time. This alignment bodes well for personal and emotional transformation. It is a good time to be in touch with what you feel most passionate about or transforming and updating that area of your life. Venus/Pluto aspects also govern love in a deeper sense in terms of how we use and direct this force in our lives.  It provides a good time for the regeneration of joy, hope, creativity and imagination,

The sign of Cancer rules the home.  It’s a good time to be in touch with and appreciate how the Earth and nature provide for us . As Karen Speerstra has written,”It’s a very small planet, but so very beautiful .”

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”An arctic explorer leads a reindeer through ice canyons.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

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