Water, water, WATER! At this new moon, 6 planets are in the emotional, intuitive and dreamy water signs: Jupiter, Sun, Moon and Mercury are in nurturing Cancer, Neptune is in soulful Pisces and Saturn is in penetrating Scorpio. We begin our first lunar cycle of the summer with an abundance of support for FEELING and INTUITING our way forward. Dreams are heightened, now, along with the messages they bring from the unconscious. Empathy and compassion are also in great focus. It is time to CONNECT deeply to ourselves and others and fully accept that we are not alone on this journey. It is time to be with cherished friends and family, to enjoy shared blessings and to let already close bonds grow even deeper. This time is about FAMILY, however we may define it. Jupiter is exalted in the sign of Cancer and leading the way into an expanded sense of family during this time of personal and collective revolution. As the energies of the Pluto/Uranus square continue to intensify and propel us forward into a new era of collective evolutionary manifestation, we will need all of the support from family that we can get. Cancer's wisdom paves the way to a collective sense of family, the one WORLD FAMILY of which we are all a part. But we will continue to undergo dramatic upheaval and revolution before we reach this ideal across the board. At this new moon, there are intense energies striving to be integrated and used with more consciousness. The Cancer planets oppose Pluto in Capricorn and reflect the imbalance of power that currently exists between the smaller units of family (Cancer) versus the power of the "state" (Capricorn). At this time, we may be feeling powerless against the vast networks of corruption that currently exist within the major corporations, but at the same time, we are realizing our own power to affect change from our small little spheres-of-family that we cultivate. While this polarization (and eventual integration) is being emphasized in consciousness, we are also being "awakened" by Uranus squaring this above-mentioned opposition. Uranus continues to bring shocks, interruptions, surprises, disruptions and unexpected events that serve to break down the rigid structures, personally and collectively, that no longer serve the evolutionary desires of the WORLD SOUL. We may all be feeling the need to retreat into the rescuing arms of family, but find ourselves continuously being drawn out into the wider world of family, so that we are forced to realize the impact of our participation in the community. Still in the background of this intense theme of growth through conflict, is the grand water trine between Neptune (universal love), Saturn (structure and form) and Jupiter (expansion). This harmonious aspect is reminding us to DREAM, to IMAGINE, to refine those IDEALS that we will spend the next few years working towards manifesting. And we are also being reminded to remember our INTERCONNECTEDNESS TO ALL. Our sense of CONNECTION to ourselves, others and the world around us, will determine how we continue to move through this intense time of change. How do our individual goals affect and align with the greater collective? How do we experience ourselves as one big family? What is our role within the family? These are all questions that we will be pondering more and more as this lunar cycle unfolds.
~ Old Sage