Let’s take a short journey back to the Winter Solstice in late December 2019 when the Sun entered 00◦ Capricorn. A few days after that was an eclipse at 5◦ Capricorn. It was caught in a bear hug with several very slow-moving planets also in Capricorn, that piled up by late January throwing the cosmic scales way out of balance, first time in hundreds of years. As the next two months continued, they along with other planets started piling up on the South Node (or Dragon’s Tail) which is where all the ‘junk’ comes out. This was a very unusual eclipse that triggered a series of never experienced events that continue through the coming summer months. The imbalance of that moment has been documented during these last few weeks with riots, political faux pas, and survival issues (very Capricorn issues). Whether we see it or not these changes provide new lens through which to see new opportunities and a more minimalistic lifestyles for all ages. This is true for human beings as well as industries.
The Winter Solstice (December 22) is the time of year which is the point of ‘conception’ for the upcoming Spring Equinox always at the end of March. Rudolf Steiner wrote that the ‘state of mind’ we have at Winter Solstice is the type of crop we experience at the end of March during the Spring Equinox, when the Sun enters tropical 00◦ Aries. Well we know how that turned out.
So here we are almost at the half-circle position — six months after the December 2019 eclipse and that same month’s Winter Solstice. This Sunday’s Solar Eclipse is on the Summer Solstice, the exact opposite position of last December 22. Can this indicate individuals and companies take a new and more practical view of what is needed in the new ‘normal’ as everyone is calling it? What we ‘thought’ we wanted or longed for in writing our goals for both 2020 and 2021 have changed or, frankly, been set aside, perhaps permanently. Because right now there is no ‘foreseeable’ future because today has become far more important than the future. Today is about being happy, safe, figuring out a way to live and prosper with that new ‘normal’ and paying attention to those we love and care for. Do this now and you have a future. All the other ‘stuff’ though extremely important has taking a back seat because it is the ‘now’ that needs addressing.
With Venus retrograde along with Mercury retrograde (on June 17) it is a big rethinking period for us all. A large segment of our global community has changed permanently as have their businesses or industries. Our opinion of what is important has taken a back seat and headed for a completely different direction that we still cannot see. This is super frustrating. It requires patience — something many of us do not have.
The new direction (indicated by the Solar Eclipse and the Summer Solstice) is how to tend the crop we do have… and I am not talking farmers. It is as though the global mindset suddenly got very old and sees less time in front of them and this requires attention. This reality changes people and governments. Staying positive, realizing that not all is lost, and tending to the summer crop we do have is important.
Since the Solar Eclipse is in the sign of Cancer and on the USA Sun Sign, this is a sign representing the natural zodiac’s fourth house which is about home, family, personal security, and the ability to nurture ourselves and others that we embrace as family. This is what needs tending right now.
Some of those folks are the ones we depend upon for our groceries, our haircuts, our car repairs, our mail, you know who they are. Some of them didn’t leave the front lines and some couldn’t by law. If you can, help them even though they can’t offer personal services now. If you can’t, that is okay. In other words, pay it forward if you can and is the theme for these next few weeks.
Everyone will find themselves setting up the beginnings of new life agendas by either the Fall Equinox in late September, since there are a few more twists and turns this Autumn which I begin to address next week. Bottom Line: It is time to let go of what doesn’t make us happy and what doesn’t make us feel safe.