Father’s Day and Summer Solstice!
This Father’s Day, June 17, the Moon, and Jupiter newly, will be in Gemini. Give greetings, make that phone call early in the day to ease your Father’s heart. Send your card well in advance so it may be savored and come to a fullness on the day of celebration. Graduations, also come this time of year. Fathers are honored for leading their children to careers, the Father’s traditional role in our culture is to be the professional that provides for his family. We thank them for this work. Weddings this time of year also. Fathers honor us by giving the Bride away, from family home to husband. These are huge contributions that take a lifetime’s work. As young men they cherish us and our children. As they age, they are WiseMen who serve their community with their experience and expertise. They pass the baton to the youngers. We thank all men, and women, who carry and have carried these roles. We thank and bless those who are with us, and those who have gone beyond, the GrandFathers.
Astrologically, with Moon & Venus traveling with friendly Uranus, it’s a good day to put aside worries, the square with Neptune/Chiron, and focus on loved ones and community, friendships, positive change. If you need to address hurts and misunderstandings, do it ever so gently and be prepared to take a break if you or the other person lose it. Give it time. It took time to get there, it takes time to heal. Offer solutions; dwelling on blame won’t give opportunity to lay a new track. State your case, hear the other person, put yourself in their shoes, get the whole story. Move on graciously, loving yourself every step of the way, your good will intentional.
Summer Solstice, 3 days later on Wed June 20, 4:09 PM Pacific time, is the Spiritual Father’s Day! Though the Solstice Sun enters Cancer, the Sign of Mother Moon, the Sun is thought of as Father Sun, the LightMaker! It appears to be a Magical Marriage of sorts! Fire and water make steam pretty as you please! Humidity warms the body, softens the skin. Light infuses radiant LOVE, stepping up molecular speed, encouraging the Dance of the Soul! The Great Mother feeds the multitudes, with her heat risen bread, nurturing from her breast. The Moon, Cancer’s planet, will also be in the sign Cancer this Solstice! Truly a Father/Mother blended celebration this 2012! In this special time, following the Venus Transit Sun, Father reaches his pinnacle and bestows his gifts, generous of mighty heart. He is the consummate passionate Lover of Humankind and all Beings. Blessed be.