The Sun entered Cancer this morning (EDT), marking the beginning of the Summer Solstice in the northern latitudes, and the Winter Solstice in the southern latitudes. Regardless of which hemisphere you live in, the Solstices and Equinoxes occur when the Sun enters one of what we call the “cardinal” signs, which are Cancer, Capricorn, Aries and Libra.
Geeky astrology lesson: the Sun only enters the cardinal signs at these periods in what we call the “tropical” zodiac. Due to the precession of the equinoxes, the Sun is no longer aligned to the tropical zodiac. The “sidereal” zodiac corresponds to the true location of the current position of the Sun as it travels through the twelve signs. For example, today in the sidereal system the Sun is actually at 6 degrees Gemini and not zero degrees Cancer. The sidereal system is used by most Vedic or Jyotish astrologers, but I have not found it to be accurate for me in my work with clients.
The chart for the Solstices and Equinoxes, which mark the turning of the seasons, are often used to predict weather and other events for the coming three solar months, so it’s useful to take a look at the chart for the Summer Solstice to see what secrets might be revealed.
The Sun at zero degrees Cancer in the Solstice chart is in an exact square to the conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus in the sign of Aries (see previous articles in this series), so this Jupiter/Uranus influence of sudden change, explosive energy, explosions, lightning, and brilliant new awakenings are likely to be highlighted throughout the season.
The opposition from Saturn to Uranus is tightening and these two planets will face off for the fifth and […]