By Holly Hazeltree.
Phew! The chart for this Summer Solstice is extremely busy, intense and literally buzzing with energy. The planets are splayed across the chart, so for the next three months it could feel for many of us that we are being pulled in multiple directions. This chart includes THREE major aspects, namely a grand fixed cross, a yod and a grand trine. These aspects all converge on the Moon in Scorpio – so for any Scorpios out there, this is one for you. Just one of these aspects is something to behold but all three at once suggests we are in for an interesting summer to say the least. So, sit down, strap in and get yourself prepared for the next three months, as this could be a bit of a bumpy ride.
Firstly, we’ll discuss the grand fixed cross. This is where four or more planets form a square with each other in a chart. The planets in question are Mars in Leo, Moon in Scorpio, Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus. Fixed signs are renowned for being the most determined and stubborn signs in the zodiac for their element. The cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) have a leadership/initiative quality, the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) tend to be more flexible as they are the last sign in the Cardinal/Fixed/Mutable series, before Cardinal begins a new cycle. So the fixed signs tend to ‘carry’ the energy of that element. Leos are the most firey, Taurus are the embodiment of earth, Scorpio are the epitome of water, and Aquarius are the essence of air.
When a fixed cross like this occurs, theses planets act as if they are in a kind of deadlock with one another and due to their fixed nature it makes them even more intractable. This deadlock energy is occurring across the areas of the chart that deal with communications/media and sovereignty/creativity amongst ourselves and in groups. Therefore, these areas will be under attack, as I fully expect the energy of this cross to be utilised by the deep state forces to create/ramp up an information/propaganda war. It will be very difficult to tell from media sources what the truth is about any given situation, and/or some very difficult and uncomfortable truths will emerge. However, if it pans out, the intention will be to create/amplify fear and anger in people. This helps to perpetuate the energy of the square and keep people stuck.
Now we’ll discuss the yod. The yod is an aspect called the Finger of God. There is some debate over what planets can be involved in a yod or not, and it does deserve a post all on its own. It happens when two planets are 60 degrees apart (known as a sextile) and a third planet makes a 150-degree aspect to both planets (sometimes called a quincunx). The result is an aspect that can resemble a finger, and it is often thought to be indicative of an energy or situation that is fated in some way, hence its moniker of Finger of God. In this aspect, the most powerful planet is the Moon, which is also part of the fixed cross. We are going through a collective near-death experience in order for change to occur. What occurs over this summer is fated in some way, there is literally nothing we can do about it apart from be aware of our own perception of what is occurring – and this is where our power lies.
The Moon in Scorpio also is involved with our gift from the gods for this period, namely a beautiful and harmonious grand water trine involving Jupiter in Pisces, and the Sun in Cancer as well as the Moon. This energy will also be in full operation behind the sturm und drang of the fixed cross, but we will have to look for it, as the grand cross energy will be blaring in our faces all summer. It is best to tune out of that as much as possible. Water energy is about intuition and inner knowing. It is time for us to begin relying on that once again – which may be anathema to some, but our outside media sources have demonstrated they cannot be trusted one whit. Relying on our own inner knowing is part of the new way emerging and is the only way to know truth these days. This trine suggests that the waters are breaking and something big is on its way. We are literally at the end of one cycle and on the cusp of another. The way to navigate through the potential madness of summer is stay cool, clear and fluid with your emotions. If any situations arise that bring up a strong emotional reaction in you, let it flow through and out of you as soon as you can. Let yourself be as a clear mountain stream this summer. Think of how refreshing, cleansing and healing such a stream is during the height of summer. This is what we need to strive for. Stay flexible and reflective. Let die what needs to die, with complete detachment from this because something new is coming.
Have a wonderful Solstice! I will be back in a couple of days with the next Moon reading.