By Len Wallick
Things are falling into place for the grand-cardinal-Aries-point-full-moon-lunar-eclipse-cross that will take place this coming Saturday, June 26. Here’s a brief breakdown for you to consider while you hyperventilate.
Retrograde Pluto in Capricorn is applying to oppose the Cancer Sun. Roughly speaking, this happens about once a year and it can indeed be rough. Its resonance has at least one thing in common with eclipses of which it will be a part — a sense of loss. Risk is also a factor, the kind that tempts you. Also, it is not the time to get into an argument with the umpire (or any authority figure) who will be in no mood.
The Moon is in Sagittarius where it will conjoin the Great Attractor today and the Galactic Center tomorrow before its transit into Capricorn. That’s a lot. Our intuitive and emotional connection with the cosmos will still smell of the the great mysteries of the universe when it hooks up with Pluto and, minutes later, opposes the Sun for a Full Moon/lunar eclipse. That’s like sleeping with everybody in the band over the course of two days. Somebody give that Moon a medal.
Today Mercury enters the 29th degree of Gemini. There it will be for a trine (120 degrees of separation) with Neptune (retrograde in Aquarius) and square (90 degrees) Saturn, direct in Virgo. For the symbolic representation of our communicative intellect it’s like attending classes at an Ivy League school during the day and going to Julliard at night. All in preparation for tomorrow’s ingress to Cancer where it will conjoin with the Sun while both oppose Luna and Pluto.
So, along the Cancer-Capricorn axis we are building a complex combined dynamic. First, the two signs themselves. Cancer, cardinal water, fourth house, hearth and home, the parent who lives inside of you now, and what it wants. Capricorn, cardinal earth, tenth house, our place or way in the world, the parent that lives on the outside of you now, and what it wants. One could say that there is a whole lot of the transactional along this axis.
Adding Moon and Mercury to the Sun-Pluto opposition with which we began today’s blog and our heads and hearts could be at odds. Or, they could be confused, having somehow assumed each other’s identity. It does not look easy. Neither does it look boring, if we can avoid getting stuck. If we can avoid getting caught in rapid and savage oscillations between polarities (and those are big ifs, considering what the Moon is going through today and tomorrow ), there should be the opportunity to explore a new way of being. Whether we do it in a ceremonial manner or freestyle is not important. Whatever works for you.
Perpendicular to the axis of the lunar eclipse is the Aries-Libra axis. Hence the image of the cross that is forming up for this Saturday’s festivities. Let’s start with the signs and houses again and then move to the planets at the opposing corners. Aries, what can one say? Cardinal fire, first house: spring, youth, identity identified. It’s what we often squander yet value most. It’s the person you introduce when you introduce yourself. Libra: cardinal air, seventh house. Two is the word. Balance is the grail. Easier said than done. Family of choice. What you introduce when you introduce “us”.
Put them together and it’s a wheel, a windmill, turned by the successive winds of season change. It’s a tipping point, a balance point; tipping at windmills and losing balance or having a buddy to help you keep it.
Take Aries, add Uranus and you have an e-ticket ride, a roller coaster, a rocket ship to shake you up and take a trip. Jupiter magnifies and amplifies while bringing blessings in disguise. Oppose them with Saturn and it’s struggle or snuggle, each oddly similar when looking back, wondering just who was what and whether it mattered.
So how to deal? Do. Do your own thing. Do your own thing with somebody else, or for somebody else. That’s a start. Oh yeah, start. Start something new. Start something new that someone else can share or help you finish. Finish. Finish something that has been holding you back from doing or starting something else.
Also, observe. You will want to remember this time. Count on it. So take it all in and taste it real good. If you can remember the taste or the smell you just might be able to prove something fantastic when you unexpectedly experience this time again on some bright sunny day in another galaxy, far, far away.
Finally, appreciate. In spite of all the abject terror, hardship and fear at the edge of darkness, appreciate.
How amazing to be alive for an event like this. An event that will not pass again. Then look around you and consider that every person you see is just like that, as are you. As a tiny little clue, consider this. Last Monday, the Cancer Solstice took place shortly after 11:28 UTC (7:28 EDT). This coming Saturday, the Sun and Moon exact their opposition at the same time of day.
Now that does not happen every day. On the other hand, something just as amazing happens every moment — you.
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