Water is the theme of the week as the Sun moves into Cancer, and we have a grand water trine happening as I write this! We also have a lot of build up happening as we approach the full moon in Capricorn on June 27th.
A grand water trine which is a beautiful thing in astrology; strong water energy contributes to beautiful art, love, soulful connections, poetry, intuition, prayer, and spirituality among other things. It can also sometimes contribute to feeling emotionally overwhelmed, so this is something you'll want to keep in mind this week.
Today the grand trine is gaining strength as Mercury in Cancer is getting closer to Jupiter in Scorpio.
The grand trine is developing between Mercury in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces. It will be very easy to feel SO MUCH this week, and a lot of it will guide us and help us with the foundations of our lives in whichever houses these planets are transiting in our birth chart. Our intuition will be strong. Any lies we haven’t been able to see through will become clearer. It’s likely that talking about how we’re feeling and giving space to what we feel, without any judgement, will help us see through the lies more than anything else.
Sometimes a grand trine can make us feel stuck. For example, Neptune in Pisces suggests lies and illusions, while Jupiter in Scorpio suggests that we build our faith and expand spiritually when we handle our business - especially the darker things that we would rather sweep under the rug- Neptune in Pisces will sweep the yucky stuff under the rug, Jupiter in Scorpio- no way! Mercury in Cancer shows that we will be thinking more emotionally and that our emotions will be most present when we speak, write, or are learning or listening. Our mental and communicative processes will be much more watery than airy, especially with this grand trine.
On Tuesday the 19th the moon is making a lot of aspects. She will be in the later degrees of Virgo, which is a mental, practical, efficient energy, and she will be making an opposition to Neptune in Pisces, a trine to Pluto, and a sextile to Mercury as well as Jupiter; the moon is going to be adding a sense of practicality to this watery, emotional grand trine. We may feel at odds with all we feel - so make an attempt to feel everything, surrender to it. Remember that your emotions, on some level, serve as a guide (the way the serve as a guide and the depth of this will depend on you personally, which you can find out about in a birth chart reading with me if you'd like). Perhaps this day is a great day to do the most Virgo thing ever and make lists. Make lists of what you can do to move forward. Make lists of all you feel. Why do you feel this way? What are you longing for right now and WHY? Looking deeply into our desires can clear so much up about what is authentic to the soul about what you desire, and what is socially programmed. We don’t want to waste our emotions and energy on socially programmed desires, so take some time on Tuesday to look into all of that and try to clear up what you can. Neptune in Pisces may make things seem cloudy, but the moon in Virgo making an opposition to Neptune will help clear things up. It may not be the most comfortable part of your week, thing, but it will help you grow.
Mercury is also moving into an opposition with Pluto (this will be strongest on Friday and Saturday), so this brings Pluto into the mix which means there a lot of energy around digging deep and purging anything that is contributing to any sort of decay or filth in the underlying structure of our lives (Pluto is in Capricorn, so structure and foundation is a huge theme). I can’t stress enough how important communication and feeling all you need to feel is going to be this week. The more open you are to this sort of digging into the depths of your soul and honoring all you feel and SHARING it in a way that honors the people in your life, the more productive and helpful the full moon energy next week will be! It might sound heavy but it doesn't have to be. What makes our lives light or heavy is how open we are to surrendering and moving through it.
On Wednesday the mooon will form a T-Square, which is two squares and an opposition - all hard aspects! The moon will be in Libra and will square the Sun, who will move into Cancer on Thursday, and then the moon will oppose Chiron in Aries, and square Saturn in Capricorn. This will touch on a lot of woundedness that we feel and how it has contributed to any sorts of cracks in the structure of our lives. Structure will be a big theme with the full moon next week, it will highlight all we're feeling and processing right now.
Our sense of self expression and sometimes self worth can be blocked when we have the Moon and Chiron making hard aspects to one another. Seeing where the grand trine and this T-square are playing out in your chart will really show you the themes that are being highlighted in your life this week.
So now it’s Thursday and it’s the Summer Solstice. The Sun will move into Cancer and will get close to an exact sextile with Uranus. The Moon will be sqaure Mercury, and I think today will be a powerful day for expressing how all we’ve been feeling and processing this week and the past couple of weeks, to be honest. There’s been so much happening for so many of us. It’s been intense. Remember that the summer solstice is a powerful time. There is so much energy and it’s ultimately about growth - this can be difficult to remember when we feel overwhelmed by our emotions or by circumstance.
Now that the Sun is in Cancer, he is moving towards his once a year opposition to Saturn, and eventually to Pluto. But more on that later, I will likely tie this into the full Moon post next week since the Full Moon will be conjunct Saturn in Capricorn.
On Friday, the Sun will trine the Moon, the sextile to Uranus will be exact, he will square Chiron, and move a degree closer to his oppositon to Saturn. Mercury will oppose Pluto, and the Moon will oppose Uranus.
Ok, so we’re looking at a time where we can have some sort of breakthrough, or maybe simply a series of ah ha moments throughout the day. We may be able to see where we have felt disempowered or just given into a sense of woundedness that never even felt like a wound, it just felt like YOU. As the Sun moves closer to this opposition to Saturn, that woundedness will feel more like blockage. The best way to remove blockage is simply through letting go. So we go back to this idea of simply being with our emotions and how we feel, and surrendering. Letting go. Letting the blockage dissolve. Restructuring our lives so that we can be empowered with a strong, confident sense of who we really are, and what our gifts are. Remember, the cracks (the wound - Chiron) is where the light shines through, so this is a beautiful time to really see ourselves for who we are in our light, not our woundedness. If you feel overwhelmed by all you’re feeling and processing, trust that the heaviness you feel will dissipate when you become OK with it. The sooner you are OK with it, meaning you just accept it, you don’t need to like it or even really embrace it, the sooner you can move onward.
On Saturday the Moon will make a square with Venus and Mars and a conjunction with Jupiter, so we have all of this watery energy again, while Venus and Mars is in Aquarius. So we may find ourselves feeling like we’ve been left out of something in our relationships, we may feel like it’s all about the OTHER person in our lives, and not enough about us, or we may find that we are simply seeing the truth of the dynamics in our relationship. We may feel like we are not being seen for who we truly are, or that we are conforming in a way that is contributing to a feeling of being closed off, disconnected, or blocked.
With so much happening this week, it's best to find a grounding practice that you can return to, daily. I think this is pretty crucial always, but especially when there is so much water energy and hard aspects happening. We don't want to be a ship lost at sea. Get clear on your truth and come back to it when you feel overwhelmed or like you are spinning, and if you are having trouble knowing what your truth is, or how to implement a solid healthy lifestyle that can keep you grounded and feeling whole, you can always book a session with me. I'd love to help you! Click here for more info on sessions with me; I have options for live sessions and email sessions to make astrology budget friendly for those of you may need that.
Thank you so much for reading, and have a beautiful week, friends!
With Love & Gratitude,
Photo Credit: Sime Basioli