June is drawing to a close and the Summer Solstice is upon us. Celebrate Midsummer’s Night with an end of the month astrology update from Ashley Laux, friend of DevaTree.
Honour Your Barriers and Delight in Your Light–Fall in Love with Yourself!
When the full moon falls on the 23rd in Capricorn, we begin to see the physical manifestation of our labors. The days are long, and it still doesn’t seem like there is enough time to get it all done. Refuel with friends who make you belly laugh. Seek healthy alternatives to heal your system and support the weight of recent events. Clear out your vessel, releasing toxic energies such as worry and fear. Allow doubts to dissolve, trusting that you will get where you are going if you just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Take the night to soak in the moonshine. Breathe in magic of the stars. Bring your world into balance, infusing light with shadow, earth with water, body with spirit, heart with mind. Honor the barriers that shape your existence. The gift of limitation is that it creates a framework in which to build your destiny. Let joy fill your days with gratitude. The future is up to you. Make it FEEL good.
Jupiter moves into Cancer on the 22nd and our focus turns toward hearth and home. Compassion wells up within. We feel deeply for our community, pouring our hearts into efforts of support. This energy is familial, expanding our ability to nurture and sustain life. Look back to 12 years ago for a blueprint of what is to come. Meditate on questions of support. What unresolved issues regarding your mother and father still persist? Have you found equilibrium between career and your personal life? How do you translate your family dynamics as you socialize in the world? Where do you hide behind your defenses, instead of honoring your feelings? What scares you into fight or flight response? Our living situations, and our ability to share intimately with others will be highlighted throughout the coming year. Be flexible about what you expect to happen. Allow your heart to expand. Fall in love with yourself, causing your masculine and feminine sides to merge. Be good to your body, taking the time to nourish yourself. Swim in the ocean of emotions that surround you. Feel other’s pleasure and pain, forsaking safety for the supportive waters of the mystery. Let each other in. The true connection will enlighten you.
Mercury turns retrograde on the 26th and feelings intensify. Miscommunications, delays, and frustration abound. We are hypersensitive now, and wearing our hearts on our sleeve. Do your best to avoid the spin cycle of self-deprecation. Fear stems from not being able to accept what is so. Surrender to the inevitable, and let reality seep in. Deepen your relationships by speaking from the heart. Release the need to hide from your feelings. Acknowledge the desire for nurturing, comfort, and support. Get on the same page as others, and make an effort to talk things through. Be thoughtful and kind. Let go of what you can no longer control; take charge and move towards opportunities that are currently unfolding. Juggle the variables with pride. Take time to join together with the ones you love for moments of remembrance and healing.
When Venus moves into passionate Leo at the close of the month, the mood lightens considerably. Our love nature becomes ardent. Sparks fly! It is time to connect with the world at large. We feel big things brewing; our talents yearn to be seen. Dance upon the stage. Play the hero, or the heroine. Believe in true love. Throw your story into the fire, and fertilize the earth below. Begin planting seeds, confident in your ability to navigate this land, where we feel each other’s feelings through our skin, and hear each other’s thoughts with our hearts. Grow your dreams with sensitivity. When the time is right, choose the path of least resistance. Have the courage to make a leap. Look to what you know and use it in a new way, building your life from scratch. Delight in the light living around you, and let it nourish your own light within. Fake it till you make it. Let the truth set you free. There are things that need our attention now that have nothing to do with our own responsibilities and desires. Take it as it comes. Be proud. We are in the process of creating history.