Summer Solstice 2016

CC Andrew Dunn, 21 June 2005
CC Andrew Dunn, 21 June 2005

Challenges for the next cycle are abundant in the summer solstice chart. A grand square with Saturn at 11 degrees of Sagittarius, Neptune at 12 Pisces, Jupiter at almost 16 degrees of Virgo and Mercury at 12 Gemini is angular in the chart for Washington, DC. Saturn, Neptune and Jupiter have been dancing together for a while and now Mercury is in the picture as well. Saturn on the USA ascendant certainly portends to both the Democratic and Republican conventions in July, with lots of stress and foggy Neptune playing out.

The Moon in Capricorn is just past Full Moon and opposite the planet Venus in Cancer, which is conjoined the US Venus and Jupiter. This is definitely the signature for the first candidate for female president.

Mars at 23 Scorpio is square the US Moon at 27 Aquarius and trine the US Mercury at 24 Cancer so it seems as though somehow in the fog, the nominees for president will be crowned.

The nodes are also a part of the grand square; the south node is in Pisces conjoined Neptune sitting in the third house of communications in the Washington, DC chart.

Just to put the icing on the cake, Uranus in Aries is conjoined Eris as well as Ceres in the fifth house of creativity opposed by Pluto.  Does this indicate several of our wonderful artists, musicians and writers passing over during this new season? Chaos abounds everywhere and not just on the political stage!

With Ceres there as well and this triple conjunction inconjunct Mars in Scorpio, it is possible that the farming industry, not only in this country but throughout the world, will see some major changes.

In our rituals and prayers for Solstice, we may be able to plant seeds of peace and harmony, as this is a very challenging time period for all of us!

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