Summer Solstice: June 21, 2013, 1:04 am EDT.
If there ever was a time when we could communicate our hearts with Love, and be well received for doing so, now is that time. The Full Moon is always about relationships, the balancing of the Solar and Lunar, the Masculine and Feminine; and Summer Solstice is about blooming. Relationships can get a boost now with right communication. The Super moon brings the moon closer to earth than normal. This is a big Moon, and coinciding with the Summer Solstice, it packs quite a lovely punch!
Both the Solstice and the Full Moon (two days later) have a Grand Trine formation, which are gifts from the gods. But again, they are only gifts if we use them; Grand Trines are opportunities to have things go very well, but they can easily sit dormant if not “lit up”, so to speak. This Grand Trine is in water signs, and therefore is in the realm of emotion and feeling. Remember, the Knight has to DO something to win the Graal, she doesn’t just show up and come along when he snaps his fingers! There is a test; he must prove himself worthy. But this is a portal.
For both events, Jupiter is conjunct the Sun, giving us an extra boost of energy. This is a solar and heroic energy, perfect for the beginning of Summer! We might feel extra generous and expansive, especially with the expression and enthusiasm of our feelings. Lilith is involved in this conjunction as well; anything that has been a source of frustration or heartache can be expressed, and, thereby, possibly transformed. Feelings and thoughts that have been kept on the outside, for any reason, have a chance to be included and heard. The energy between the Solar masculine and the Dark Feminine has Tantric potential now.
Venus and Mercury conjunct in Cancer supports loving dialogue, fusing the Goddess of Love with the God of Messages and Communication. There is a collective ability to speak with care and nurturance, and to also listen with the same. On Friday (Solstice) the Moon is trine Neptune and Saturn, creating balance and harmony. Some relationships can reach new places of love and understanding. Deep healing can happen now. Because the Moon is in the sign of Scorpio, it is of the utmost importance to be as authentic as possible. Sugar coating or pretending in order to avoid a confrontation is not the same as cooperation and true harmony. If something is deeply out of alignment or missing within a relationship, or it is successfully near completion, there may be little that can be said or done to “fix” it. In this case, this transiting influence is a time to talk about this fact with great love, respect, and kindness. On Sunday, the Full Super Moon is conjunct Scorpio’s ruling planet, Pluto. Pluto signifies depth and “getting to the bottom of things”. There is a yearning for ones very soul to be touched and acknowledged; mere domestic “getting along” won’t be enough for some. Still, we are entering a precious moment of balance.
The Sabian symbol for the Full Moon is “A human soul, in its eagerness for new experiences, seeks embodiment”. The transition into Summer brings with it a call to not just think about doing, but to really do! This is a time of coming fully into the body, and experiencing life in real, tangible ways. Those of us who have dwelled in the world of possibility have an opportunity now to bring those ideas and fantasies into earthly translation. The fact of doing so, of course, defines and claims, which automatically limits possibility—or seems to. Really, there may be more possible than we've even been thinking! The Universe works in wondrous ways when we show a willingness to go forward! This is the alchemical moment of colagulatio, when things take an actual form and shape. It can be scary for some, a relief for others, a little of both for many. The act of communication, of using words and saying, in as a ritual or spell or intention setting, also claims and defines. The moment something comes out of ones mouth it is named, and therefore has taken a form. It makes it “real”, so to speak. The Full Moon in Capricorn Sabian symbol tells us that it is time for this “realness” to occur, to honor that which occupies our minds and feelings and say it out loud! Swim in it, dance it, paint it, act it, poet it, etc. Do you love? Say so. Our souls dry out without this.
Our human hearts are so very fragile. They are like the flowers that we see all around us as Spring turns into Summer. We remember and honor this about one another, and about ourselves, as the Summer months take us in their warm embrace.
“If a thing loves, it is infinite”—William Blake