On Sunday, June 20th, at 9:32 p.m., MST, the sun enters Cancer, meaning we have arrived at solstice, one of the four gateways of the wheel of the year.
Here in the northern hemisphere, that means summer solstice.
Summer solstice is the longest day and shortest night of the year, and the day that the summer season begins.
When the sun moves into Aries at equinox, the astrological year begins as spring begins. Spring is marked by the sun moving through Aries, Taurus, and Gemini. Then when the sun reaches Cancer, summer begins. The height of summer is when the sun is in its own sign of Leo, and summer begins waning with the sun in Virgo. Then fall begins with sun in Libra, and winter begins when the sun arrives in Capricorn, Cancer's opposite sign.
The sun in astrology is our source and the "light of consciousness." In our personal natal charts, it represents our inner light and what we are becoming in this life. It also represents the father/father's lineage. The sun rules Leo, the second of three fire signs - the sign of creative self-expression.
Summer solstice is exact when the sun reaches zero degrees Cancer, the water sign that begins the summer season and is the sign of where we come from, nurturing, home, belonging, and the mother.
At summer solstice, the seeds have been sown, the crops have been planted. Now, as we reach the longest and hottest days of the year, we wait for the fruit to ripen and enjoy the bounty and ease the earth now provides in the summer.
At solstice, we celebrate the magic by which the acorn becomes the mighty oak, and the magic by which we also come to be what we are and express ourselves in this world and this life.
At solstice, we celebrate the magic of growth and becoming and our creative fire.
Now we give thanks and release what we have outgrown, and celebrate what we are now cultivating.
This is the Art of Consciously Creating Life.
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