19th – New Moon in Cancer
21st – Sun enters Cancer Summer Solstice
21st – Moon in Cancer opp Pluto in Capricorn square Saturn in Libra square Uranus in Aries
24th – Mystic Rectangle – Sun in Cancer sextile Moon in Leo trine Pluto in Capricorn sextile Chiron and Neptune conjunct in Pisces opp Moon in Leo and trine Sun in Cancer opp Pluto in Capricorn
The Sun enters sensitive Cancer this week marking the summer solstice and on the same day the Moon, Cancer’s ruling planet makes a tense opposition to transformative Pluto in Capricorn while squaring off the Lord of Karma Saturn still retrograde in Libra and unpredictable Uranus in Aries. On a soul level we can expect a much needed cleansing as anything that’s not working, is dysfunctional or is just no longer good for us on an evolutionary level is dragged out into the open so we can deal with it once and for all. Not everybody will heed the planetary call however and we could see resistance on both a personal and a collective level. If so, expect further disruption and the entire process to be dragged out unnecessarily. With this line-up of heavyweights resistance is futile.
On the 24th a pattern called a Mystic Rectangle forms in the sky. This is made up of four planets connected in a rectangle of two squares and two trines with two oppositions connecting the opposing planets. It’s one of the most interesting aspects that can form in astrology as it is a perfect combination of both challenging and harmonious aspects which gives all of us the best possible opportunity for growth now. This particular Mystic pattern is asking us all what we are doing with the gifts and talents we have been given. Are you using them or wasting them? Are you expressing them in your own unique way or trying to be someone else? There’s a call going out on the soul telegraph – it’s saying Be Yourself. That’s both the task and the opportunity for us all this week.