Cancer caring … week of 23rd June 2013

winter solstice image

At the winter solstice yesterday the Sun moved into Cancer (yep, the two events are linked, it’s the same as how the Sun moves into Capricorn at the summer solstice … and I’m talking about the Southern Hemisphere here), and with Venus and Mercury already in Cancer and Jupiter about to join them next week (on Tuesday), we are indeed in the midst of the sensitive and nurturing energy of the crab … a gentler time than the fervour and frivolity of these past few Gemini weeks.  Venus and Mercury are still hanging out together, so this weekend is a great time for communications that require empathy and sensitivity.  Mercury has slowed down, preparing for its (apparent) retrograde period that starts on the 27th June.  This will be a time when thoughts turn inwards, when it is best to focus on internal processing rather than overt projections … more on Mercury retrograde in next post … Over the next few days the Sun connects into the Grand Water Trine with Saturn and Neptune.  While this won’t be as dreamy as when Venus got mixed up in this trine last week, it should be a time of heightened insight and intuition … this coming week is more of a romantic tear-jerker than an action thriller!!!

winter solstice

Neptune dreaming

What I want to know is … is anyone else having weird and intense dreams at the moment?

I’m putting it down to all the Neptunian energy that is going on.  Neptune turned retrograde last week, and when a planet is retrograde it’s nature is exacerbated.  Neptune rules our imagination, and so plays a big role in dreams.  It has also been trined with Saturn, as well as creating grand Trines with Mercury and Venus last weekend.

The thing about this Neptune period is that it provides massive opportunities for insights into our psyches, and Saturn helps to keep it all at least a bit grounded.  Neptune usually plays in the realm of fantasy, and so it is as likely to give us confusion as illumination.  But with Saturn there, there will be some element of reality.  So, take note of those dreams, or the imagery that comes to you when you’re in any other state of openness … they might just be telling you something.  You’ve just got to sort out the reality from the delusion!

And let me know if Neptune is weaving its way into your dream world …

26th May 2013

A relief of Geminis …

Well, if that was all a little intense, the next week should offer a bit of relief.  We are now surrounded by the playful energy of Gemini, with Sun, Mercury, Venus and Jupiter already in the sign of the trickster and Mars moving there at the end of this week, making the energy much lighter.

Venus and Mercury are hanging out close to each other this week, and they join up with Jupiter over the next few days.  The best way to think of the energy that this conjunction will create is as affectionate communications that help us grow.  This should be an ideal time for talking out any of the deep and uncomfortable stuff that came up during the eclipses … a chance for conscious and caring communications, a time when we can both hear and express well.  Jupiter expands whatever it touches, so some will talk a lot!  Seriously, a lot!!!

Pluto and Uranus are still demanding that we evolve and the freedom that we experience in communications this week is an opportunity to invigorate that evolution.  The main caution of the week is that the Sun is still in a difficult aspect to Neptune, so there is an element of dreaminess that can turn to delusion if we don’t keep a check on it. Despite that, it is definitely a week for play … probably excessively so … enjoy!