Discovery with the Solstice and Mars Retrograde


Sun enters Cancer on June 21, 2018 at 3:07am PDT/6:07am EDT/10:07am GMT
Venus in Leo opposes Mars in Aquarius on June 21, 2018 at 9:54am PDT/12:54pm EDT/4:54pm GMT
Mars stations retrograde on June 26 through August 27, 2018

 

The First Quarter Moon on Wednesday was in the final degree of Virgo on the last day of the Gemini Sun. In this second week of the Gemini lunar cycle, words convey information that catalyzes a need to reboot and balance.

 

Amid the intensity of life and happenings in the world, the Earth keeps spinning with the other planets in our solar system. There is comforting order in the chaos.

 

Early today the Sun entered Cancer and signaled the Summer Solstice. The maximum tilt of the Earth will now ebb as the days begin to lengthen in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Nurturing Sun in Cancer helps you feel today’s Venus in Leo, in dynamic opposition to Mars in Aquarius, with both of them straddling the north and south lunar nodes respectively.

 

The north lunar node points to what you’re developing in this life while the south lunar node indicates what you’ve learned from the past.

 

Since this applies to all of us, we are collectively learning about how to become more generous while still applying the intellectual impulses of the will that will inform and guide us to new solutions.

 

Whether you’re starting your Summer or Winter, there’s extraordinary energy to express what you’re passionate about.

 

The key is to know that in your enthusiasm, others might not be as receptive to what’s arising within you.

 

Sometimes your inner wounds find an outlet for healing through misunderstandings. Your reactivity is really about you and what’s being triggered within.

 

Life is best lived as simply as possible as you engage in the whirl of information that tugs at your shifting emotions.

 

As much as there’s a push to do and be more, this is a significant retrograde phase as Mars slows down to join Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto in retrograde, on June 26.

 

Retrograde planets show you the work that needs to be done within your psyche before you can find the fruits of the planetary characteristics within external circumstances. Retrograde planets are also closer to the Earth and felt more intensely.

 

If you’re a Mars ruled type, meaning, you have Mars activated in your chart though position or personal planets in the sign of Aries or Scorpio, the upcoming phase of Mars retrograde in Aquarius from June 26 through August 27 will offer a cooling trend to let stuff go and recalibrate your approach to life.

 

If you aren’t a Mars type of person you may discover new energy to advance your interests. But you’ve got to be careful while Mars is retrograde since it’s never a good time to start new projects.

 

It’s also not a good time to argue with anyone, or carry it further and start a fight or a war. Mars is a warrior planet and will be closest to the Earth since the American invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

 

Plan to avoid surgery or any new action of cutting things while Mars is retrograde. Mars is physically impulsive so careless action is more likely to produce injuries and accidents during this time.

 

Postpone initiating a lawsuit or divorce during this two-month phase as well. Legal actions begun during Mars retrograde likely won’t win or will become more entangled in disagreement.

 

And finally, don’t buy anything mechanical while Mars is retrograde. It may become a problem by breaking down and consuming too much of your energy to correct.

 

The Mars retrograde phase IS a good time to discover more about what motivates and inspires you. How can you become more true to yourself?

 

In relationships, take a breath, and find a compromise when situations get heated. Pushing your agenda with aggressive tactics won’t achieve what you want.

 

This is a time of behavioral adjustment in all of your interactions. If you’re feeling angry or resentful, use this time to focus on discovering new ways to communicate your feelings peacefully.

 

Explore your impulses and reflect on your will to be. If you’re not satisfied with your work, use this time to examine how you’d like to change it in September.

 

If you’re in an unhealthy situation, this a time you can find a way out of it.

 

What will you improve in this new season?

 

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