Saturday june 21 marks the day when, in the northern hemisphere the sun creates longer days, it’s the longest day of the year the summer solstice. In pagan tradition we celebrate a sabbat it’s called Litha.
Litha means illumination and the summer solstice is all about the sun! This is traditionally the month of marriages, since May and Beltane traditionally ring in hand fasting which lasts a year to determine your commitment to your partner. June then becomes the month when, after your hanfast, a couple will marry. Blossoms, fertility, fire and water all represent this time of year. Like most sabbats a bon fire and playing in the water, even a sprinkler will do to celebrate this holiday!
Blessed Litha beloved’s! In the southern hemisphere Litha is celebrated on 21Dec.
Saturday June 20th the sun will move into the sign of Cancer and later in the evening the moon will also move into Cancer creating an annular solar eclipse that evening. The day of the solstice we celebrate the sun, in a pagan tradition or sabbat called Lithia!
Expect high energy from the earth, sun and moon. We also have 5 planets in retrograde motion, revisiting or reviewing our current personal and social trajectories. There’s never been a more important time to ground and sheild your energy. With heavy galactic energy influx you could feel ill mentally or physically or manic and I encourage you to remember who you are: a spiritual energetic immortal being having a physical 3D experience. Observe. Allow. Shift into heart space. And so it is.
Mercury the messenger planet will appear to be moving backwards in the sky, an effect called Retrograde. He will continue to transit the sign of Cancer, the sign ruled by the moon and who rules the 4th house of home and family. Mercury in Cancer gives us communication around the home and family. This retrograde is just prior to a solar eclipse where the sun and the (new) moon have also moved into the sign of Cancer illuminating the same area of home and family that mercury plans to revisit and reevaluate. Stay loving and in heart space. Remember your creative energy is life force energy and is a great way to process change and emotions. You are guided and protected as we reach for our highest and greatest selves and timelines. And so it is.
Pluto moves retrograde today, in Capricorn! The moon will trine Saturn who recently entered Aquarius, ushering in the Aquarian age. A trine is a harmonious blessing (x3) so expect Saturn in Aquarius trine the moon offer less restriction or blocks with regard to individuality. It’s a blessed day to take time for yourself, break down boundaries and open up. We are expanding. We are not victims, we can lovingly choose ascension.
Mercury will square Pluto and Jupiter making it day of review, what are you expanding, what is your souls purpose? Mercury is restricted with these squares so take your time communicating and notice the messages you receive!
Sometimes unlearning social contracts, patterns or beliefs is the way your soul needs to learn. It’s time to honor our heart space. If it doesn’t resonate with the heart space, let it fade away or release it. Keep touching base with yourself. What is it you truly desire? One of my favourite super heroes is Wolverine. He was made to be a killer. He didn’t know the intentions of the creators he only knew that he was heartbroken or felt he had to, in order to defeat his brother, Sabertooth. In Logan, Wolverine says “don’t become what they made you” speaking to the little girl version of him they created. They made her a weapon, just like they made him a weapon. But he had consciousness, not just programming. What if our reality has limiting beliefs that we can transcend by unlearning the constraints of this reality? That’s why it’s so important to be your authentic self and to choose you. Holding space for authenticity is transformative and allows for others to transform and be more authentic and loving, too.
Rocking the H wave on my metal foot! The VA is really pushing these machines….i know everyone is going through something! I know that being vulnerable and sharing my feelings and fears will hold space for someone else on this journey. Dealing with chronic pain and injuries, for me, is another opportunity to transform energy and to practice focus and gratitude. Isn’t it crazy how much we take for granted, until we no longer have it or it’s painful or difficult to use? The pain is so visceral it’s debilitating sometimes but it’s an opportunity. An opportunity to heal, an opportunity to overcome, to release, surrender and to feel. Pain can be used as a learning tool and as an opportunity to surrender. We choose. I am so grateful for the reminder that I am alive and I release the need for that reminder to be painful. This too will make me stronger! And so it is.
Feel the energy shifting today? It’s Venus, the earth goddess has returned and she is transiting a ruling sign, Taurus! Take time with nature and be prepared to see and to feel love from the universe and all. The more loving you are the more loving the universe can be with you!
Mercury the messenger planet, represented by the Greek god Hermes Trismegistus called Mercury in Roman and Thoth in Egyptian mythology. They carried a staff called the caduceus which represent two serpents rising which has been used in much mythological and modern day imagery.
Mercury rules the signs Gemini and Virgo, the 3rd and 6th astrological house’s. The 3rd house represents communication and intellect (Gemini) and the 6th house rules the mundane, obstacles and our health (Virgo). In Pisces the 3rd house can be fuzzy scattered thoughts, disassociation, tendency to abuse drugs, clairvoyant, empathic and highly intuitive STAY GROUNDED and remember not to judge yourself – you are your first line of defense and you need to decide right now whether you love yourself or naw –
6th house in Pisces you NEED time for yourself right now if you don’t take a step back in some way your health is affected at this time. We make better decisions when we’re loving, balanced and grounded.
This mercury retrograde is a time to revisit your habits and goals, especially with regard to how you take care of yourself! You may try journaling when your thinking is fuzzy and never underestimate the healing power of baths or water in general especially with the sun also moving into Pisces! During this transit we’ll have a Pisces new moon and a Virgo full moon highlighting the virgo Pisces axis which is the balance between dreaming and doing. This Virgo full moon is asking you to manifest your dreams and goals! So plan now. Make a dream board and really visualize your dreams and goals coming true! If you’re looking for spiritual counseling, crystals, astrological charts, reiki energy healing or tarot readings I offer them online. To book please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org AND SO IT IS! BLESSED BE!