Solstice- 21st June 2014
The Cancer Ingress
10:51 am UT
As the great wheel turns day after day, month after month, year after year, the conscious astro beings that we are tune into the rhythm of the constantly moving planets, the signs and symbols reflected in our heavens. It was at the end of 2006 that a few conscious Agents of change began writing about this turning mandala, with the idea of emphasising important turning points in the year that would work towards setting our collective intentions with the emerging astrological signifiers.
We find ourselves at another meaningful Solstice, the time in the year when the Sun stands still at the peak of its northern journey, reaching 23 degrees northern declination over the tropic of Cancer. It is this apparent standstill of the Sun, the 3 days of stillness before the Sun moves south again that has been celebrated for millenia. As astrologers we call this the Cancer Ingress. This moment, the Cancer Ingress (as all other astrological moments) happens at the same point in time all over the world and is therefore a great and potent time to align our thoughts and collective intentions. It is at this time of the year that the dark begins to return to the north and the light slowly begins to return to the south, we celebrate this shift in the Suns journey through our heavens, as our guiding light and universal symbol of consciousness.
At this solstice a very unsettled and confused energy surrounds us. The Sun at zero Cancer is near a retrograde Mercury at 27 Gemini. As we know retrograde planets apply to redoing, relearning and reconstructing and Mercury a representative of our awareness and thinking and collectively how information moves between us and how we communicate is asking for a turn around, a retrace, a relook at how things have been. This signature shows that the next few months will be saturated with how to move forward by redoing or more so rethinking how we do things. The retrograde Mercury is in good aspect to the karmic North Node in Libra, changing the way we communicate and getting our message across in a renewed fashion will be good for the future.
How can we do this, what do we change? Not an easy question to answer, for all our efforts to change our course, to change the principles that drive our world forward seem to come on deaf ears and not enough seems to change, as the same steps are taken to fix the same old problems. Does 100,000 people demonstrating in a town square make enough difference? Let’s all put on our thinking caps on and work on how to change the way we think about what is possible and other ways to push forward. A world strike would be most effective, saying no to the government, to war, pulling all our money out of banks all at once, would be effective. Yet how do we get enough people to do this?? How do we get the sheeple to respond? All we can do is keep fighting(with our light swords) keep raising awareness and keep coming up with new ideas. Ideas that become memes, ways of being and thinking that become culturally embedded, that continue to raise awareness to the changing paradigms of thought and what is possible, and that the reality we live in is a product of our consciousness.
The Moon, represents us the people and relates to how comfortable we feel right now straddled between Uranus, emancipator and Eris, agent of chaos in Aries the warrior sign. It would be quite easy to say we all feel restless, irritable with the state of the world around us. Yet there is no going back, no hiding in some comfort zone, there is only a need to move forward, to break boundaries, to break through control and keep breaking in new ground. The Moon is also in semisquare to Neptune, it almost seems like nothing seems rational anymore, we act from our feelings and what drives and motivates us from within, we are motivated by collective urges and inspiration far beyond this realm. Opposite, a stellium of planets in Libra. It seems the aim and the reasons are quite clear – may equality, peace and justice rule our world. With a square to truth god Jupiter, the hardest part of all this right now is that we need to believe we can still make a difference, implement change that it is worth striving for, for OUR kind of world, otherwise what is the purpose?
The last few months have been highlighted by the cardinal cross and the cardinal focus is still with us with Pluto in Capricorn, representing the continual overhaul of our governing systems. Crosses and squares are difficult and we are living amongst some very big ones, like that of the well publicised Pluto and Uranus squares. Pluto and Uranus have become a meme, with so many tapped into the meaning of this zeitgeist we are living through, and isn’t it good to know and connect ourselves with this and with a purpose behind it. To CHANGE AND TRANSFORM our world!
There is more. ! It seems the Mission impossible continues as I keep judging this chart, as Solstice charts are like a birth chart that defines the next few months or even 6 months till the December Solstice. This chart is full of inconjuncts, quincunxes as they are also called. As I talked of squares and crosses above, 90 degree angles, these angles are 150degrees apart and are perhaps more subtle in experience, yet could explain the “un jelling” of much around us at the moment, with this aspect, planets are in signs of a different nature, like water and fire, or air and water. These elements don’t fuel each other, but instead cancel each other out and are indeed frustrating, yet somehow we need to learn to blend them to be effective.There is an alchemist in all of us!
Saturn in Scorpio inconjunct Uranus in Aries – this combo is stronger than the rest for both are in Mars ruled signs, there is much to be stubborn and fight about, Mars is in Libra, the fight is a different kind of fight. Taking control and leading the way, you are in charge even if you don’t want to be!
Chiron in Pisces inconjunct Vesta in Libra – 2 of the most peaceful signs Pisces and Libra will work in their own ways to find balance and harmony, it is about accepting others ways of doing things and trust that another way could also work in getting the desired effect. Ego is challenged here. Seeing and doing from different perspectives helps enormously.
Venus in Taurus inconjunct North Node and 135 degrees(sesquisquare) another square to Pluto and Mars – The hard work, the plod, plod, plod will it ever stop, when can we sit down and relax instead of worry about making money to make ends meet, it seems so unfair to live our lives tied to the wheel, our efforts continue, to strive for jobs that matter, not ones just to get by with, working for the Man – is really getting to us.
Saturn trine a stationed Chiron - It’s important to know something is being done, healed, changing. Our efforts are not in vain and the pain of growth is showing it’s support and urges us onward.
On July 16th Jupiter will move to Leo and at the next Solstice Saturn will move to Sagittarius, a dose of fire after all this water logged energy will be just what we need to fire us up and feel like things are moving on again. We have needed this deep soul searching time, we have found our truth and now we begin to live by it!.
With Moon, Uranus, Eris and the South Node bunched up in warrior Aries, square to Jupiter and opposite a stellium with Mars, Ceres, Vesta and North Node in Libra, the nature of the past tells us to keep fighting and standing up for all that we believe is right!
At this very special time, The Cancer Ingress we are given a chance to connect with the wellspring , the source of love and compassion and to the enormous ocean of potential that we are as a collective influence.
Take a moment to honour the solstice and set your intention for the coming quarter.
Connect with others, share your visions and work out what actions you can take collectively and individually to make a difference.
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Agent 12 Julija
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