Sun in Cancer:
Using our Emotions for the Wellbeing of Others
The Sun has moved from the light-hearted, effervescent, fun loving, talkative air sign of Gemini, to the sensitive, guarded and deeply emotional water sign of Cancer, symbolized by the Crab and ruled by the sensitive, dreamy Moon. Emotions can be easily stirred up for all of us in the coming weeks whether we are born under the Sign of the Crab or not. Why? Because no matter when we were born, we all have the 12 signs of the zodiac in our astrological chart. So wherever the sign Cancer is located in our chart, that house will be impacted by the Sun over the next 30 days as it travels through Cancer from July 15th-August 15th.
While Cancerian energy relates to our heart and happiness as it pertains to a love of—and devotion to—our mother, home and homeland, this month it is important not only to take care of those near and dear to us, but to expand and dedicate our love and devotion to anyone and everyone in need of our care and nurturing. By turning emotion to devotion, we calm our emotional turbulence and improve our own wellbeing while improving the wellbeing of all those around us.
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Another Important Transit:
Mars Conjunct Ketu
Many view Mars (the Warrior God) as a potentially disruptive force that signifies violence, anger and weaponry. But this a very incomplete portrait of the red planet. Mars can be a powerfully positive influence in our lives. Mars energy not only propels us through life and allows us to get things done, it provides us the strength, courage, and nobility to stand up for the rights of others, especially the oppressed and persecuted. We should never complain about having a strong Mars in our chart or in our hand!
The really great news is that we can all benefit from Mars energy right now. Mars is currently in its most powerful placement, exalted in the sign of Capricorn. In this position, Mars energy can give us the vision, strategic thinking, drive, passion and ambition to overcome even the most difficult obstacles and reach great heights of success.
There is a catch
At the moment, Mars is facing off with Ketu, the interiorized shadow planet representing the effects of our past karma, embodied in the maxim: “What we sow, so shall we reap.”
So, while Mars is presently pushing us into action and driving us to succeed, Ketu is forcing us to reflect upon our karma, to ponder on how our past has resulted in who we are today, which will inevitably bring up lingering, deep-rooted (often unconscious) issues that must be dealt with in order for us to heal and move forward.
Use Wisdom and Discernment
This is a delicate planetary tug of war that requires us to channel Mars’ powerful kinetic energy with wisdom and discernment to ensure we end up happy, not boiling over in anger, or stewing in regret over unresolved karma.
Luckily, we have time to learn how best to manage the intense force of Ketu and Mars combined. Even as Mars moves away from Ketu, it will remain in Capricorn for six months, from May 3rd to November 7th. If we are wise, we will use this opportunity to deal with any hidden matters that rise to the surface by identifying specific problems (in our government, in world affairs or in our own lives) and finding ways to fix them.