Sun in Gemini/Cancer ~ Moon in Libra
June 19, 4:13am ~ June 21, 8:14am
Sun enters Cancer, Summer Solstice, June 21, 7:30am
For less than an hour on June 21st, the Sun is in Cancer and the Moon in Libra
- Strengthen your alliances
- Have some lighthearted conversation with your mates
- Great days for social functions or an intimate party
Remember that art is “me,” science is “us.”
~ Claude Bernard
Art v. Science
Astronomical Observatory ~ Art or Science?
I’m stepping out on a limb here to say that astrology is not a science and that I doubt it ever will be. We can’t prove a single point of astrology, and we’ll probably never be able to. It’s still a mystery as to why it works at all. Yet it does. We read the symbols, do our best to interpret them, and somehow or another they begin to live and breathe in front of us ~ not unlike a masterpiece hanging in a museum that suddenly shows its true self to us and brings us closer to understanding a tiny part of what this life is all about.
How would we handle having a pat answer for every astrological signature? Could we cope with that kind of fate? We have ideas as to what recurring patterns mean, but ~ and I think we’re fortunate here ~ we can’t prove anything. I’m okay with that.
If astrology were a science, we’d always know that Jupiter in Gemini in the 5th meant one thing only. With an aspect, it would mean something else ~ but only one thing. With varying sun signs, it would mean something else entirely. That’s science. Astrology would be a series of indisputable facts. Do we want that kind of credibility?
As an art, a much more colorful and interesting world arises. Claude Bernard’s quote, “…art is “me,” science is “us,” rings so true for astrology. In that “us” is the ever-present, ever-evolving “me,” ~ that which makes us immune to the petri dish, fortunately free from the predictable.
If we got crazy and put astrology under the rulership of Venus (art) instead of Uranus (science), how would that change our viewpoints and our textbooks? Would we have a better relationship with our chart and nurture it more? Would we stop beating up our Saturn, be firmer with our Mars?
Strengthen Your Alliances
It’s easy to let our Trines slip away from us. Maybe we take our trines and our alliances for granted a little too often. While the Moon is in Libra, knock the dust off the alliances in your life. Remind them how important they are to you and how much you love them. Remind yourself, too, in these especially difficult times how grateful you are for the blessings in your chart. Celebrate them in the true meaning of the word. Tell yourself how great you think that part of yourself is. Give yourself some pats on the back for being lucky enough to inherit them.
What’s your favorite thing about your chart?
Pardon my foray into a little astrologese here ~ I call my Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Taurus on the IC my soft place to fall. Oh, it has its flaws, nothing’s perfect, but it has brought such incredible blessings and has enriched me with an enormous serving of hope. That hope has gotten me through the darkest of days. It is also the symbol of an inspiring, steadfast Mother, and I was extremely fortunate to have just that type of Mom. My appetite may be larger than it “should” be, but so’s my ability to see the silver lining.
Dust off your trines and your “easy” aspects ~ both in your charts and in your relationships. Shine ‘em up and show them off.
Have Some Lighthearted Conversation with Your Mates
Gemini and Libra will work together to do just this. They join in a lovefest of words that can make a day a blessed event ~ joyful, fun, lightly memorable. Let’s resolve to get our thoughts out from under all the heavies in the sky, even if only for a day or so, and keep it on the bright side.
We can hope this emphasis on the social air signs also makes for some more lighted-hearted gatherings and get-togethers. Once again, look for the lighter moments during this heavy cardinal t-square time. As the Sun moves toward completing a Grand Cross, it’s important to have some jovial stress relievers. It will help to get us through.
Check out the Sunny and the Sun Glows song, Talk to Me, at the end of the post for a something a little more one-on-one.
Rising Moon Astrology
Mary Pat Lynch’s post, Moon in Virgo, moving to Libra, at Rising Moon Astrology is a lovely look at the Aries/Libra axis. She says, “Libra offers us comfort in beauty–not a superficial prettiness, but the deep loveliness of right relationship.” She then shares a poignant Navajo prayer that I found to be quite moving and especially timely. Rising Moon Astrology is a site devoted to the Moon and Mary Pat’s love of the Moon is obvious.
At the Table…
Set a pretty table, whether you’re getting together with friends or having a meal with your good friend, your chart. If you’re a guest, take some flowers or a candle as a gift. In Chocolate Astrology, Joy Nagy suggests Black and White Cookies for Gemini and White and Dark Chocolate Layer Candies for Libra. Two sides of the same coin? Perhaps, but two sides and balanced all at the same time.
…and in the Garden
The air signs are all about the blossoms and Libra is definitely the sign for flowers. Daylilies come to mind for this combo. They are fleeting, but what an impact that have! Lightly scented, they’ll surprise you with their perfume (definitely understated) and wow you with their depth of beauty. Scott Cunningham tells us that lilies are a “good antidote to love spells.” Hmmm, keep that info handy.
In the language of flowers, day lilies speak “coquetry.” Flirty, hmmm? That sounds like a Gemini/Libra possibility, but that’s only an artisitic interpretation, not a fact.