Welcome to More Than Astrology and thanks for coming through. The Summer Solstice is tonight at 10:04pm PST, Supermoon Sunday morning around 5:30am PST, Jupiter joins Sun, Venus, and Mercury in Cancer on Tuesday. It's the kickoff to cuddles!
I'm sending these somewhat scattered sentences from the last day of the Gemini month. Among other mysteries, the Twins represent eternal youth and intellectual pursuit of truth. Sometimes that pursuit can seemingly lead in too many directions at once. It can feel like we've found so many leads that we can't follow one of them so one intention I voiced during the Gemini New Moon a couple of weeks ago was, "These many branches I'm called to climb all emanate from the same trunk." I've said that many times recently when I've felt unfocused because sometimes the scatterbrain should be encouraged. Gemini is a wonderful time to ignite the many sparks of creation.
Tonight, the Sun moves into Cancer, the sign and archetype of the mother. The Cancer month is a beautiful time to give birth to those many Gemini sparks we've ignited and to nurture them into maturity. My intention this month is to officially birth my astrology business and MoreThanAstrology.com website. It's going to take a little bit of labor to deliver, but the contractions have begun. For now, if you'd like to know more about the astrological services I provide, please message me here at this facebook page where I'll be posting ideas about astrology, astronomy, mythology, mystery, and much more. Those ideas might sound something like this:
The word solstice is derived from the Latin words Sol (meaning Sun), and Sistere (meaning Stop, Stand). The Winter and Summer Solstices are the days the Sun Stands Still. Astronomically speaking, the Earth's northern axis points as close as it can to the Sun (about 23.5 degrees) on Summer Solstice. The visible results from the Northern Hemisphere are the longest day of the year, the highest solar zenith, and the northernmost sunrise and sunset.
The ecliptic (apparent path of the sun and planets) reaches it's lowest point in the Northern Hemisphere on Winter Solstice then grows higher each day until it reaches it's maximum zenith on Summer Solstice where it stands still for three days before beginning it's six month descent.
The exact Summer Solstice occurs when the Sun reaches 0 degrees Cancer on its annual trek around the Zodiac, which happens tonight 6.20.2013 at 10:04pm PST (6.21.2013, 1:04am EDT). This year we're blessed to have a Supermoon within the three-day solstice window. Supermoon is the biggest, brightest, baddest ass full moon of the year because it happens when the moon is closest to Earth (perigee) in it's elliptical orbit. The exact alignment of the Supermoon (perfect opposition to the Sun) occurs at 2 Degrees, 13 Minutes Capricorn on Sunday 6/23/2012 at 5:30am PST.
If you're bummed that the Solstice Sun alignment occurs after sunset tonight or that the Supermoon alignment occurs after sunrise on Sunday, I suggest you meet them in the middle. A perfect time to celebrate Solstice Supermoon will be at Sunset/Moonrise Saturday night. If you're lucky enough to be somewhere with horizon views in both directions, please send me some pictures. How to celebrate this alignment? It's your thing, do what you wanna do! I can't tell you who to sock it to. But if I could, I might suggest you sock the Sun and the Supermoon with some intentions of what you will create and deliver to the world at this year. Midwives are standing by. Might I also suggest you sock nicely? Intentions are answered when expressed with gratitude.