This year's Summer Solstice (June 20th, 9:23 PM PDT or June 21st, 12:24 AM EDT) coincides with a Sun/Mercury conjunction (on June 21st). That's a lot of significance for 0 degrees Cancer, so take note if you have a natal planet, asteroid or angle at this sign and degree.
The longest day of the year is a time to celebrate home, family, mother/child and tradition. Even if you're not celebrating, it's a time when these issues will be fully illuminated. The past may feel very present. Mercury will bring insight and messages - family discussions, verbalizing your needs, or thinking quietly about your roots will be hi-lighted.
As ruler of the Leo North Node, the Sun's Cancer ingress encourages you to step back or step inwards (temporarily) before you can move forward. Cancer's quiet subjective focus and ties to the past mean there's emotional gold to be mined. You might need to resolve a family issue before you can move forward. Maybe you need to get in touch with what really satisfies you, before you can create or shine. Or, this could be about taking in pride in the family you have now.
Sun/Mercury form a superior conjunction (a culmination). The last conjunction between the Sun and Mercury occurred on April 20th (when Mercury was Rx) at 0 degrees Taurus. This Solstice, you may receive answers to what began around April 20th.
The Solstice is also linked to the June 23rd New Moon - what Mercury reveals under the Sun's full light will trigger a new beginning.
Here are the aspects the Sun in Cancer will make:
- June 21st: conjunct Mercury (0 deg)
- June 23rd: New Moon (2 deg)
- July 2nd: opposite Juno Rx (10 deg Capricorn)
- July 5th: trine Neptune Rx (14 deg Pisces)
- July 5th: square Jupiter (14 deg Libra)
- July 7th: inconjunct Black Moon Lilith (16 deg Sagittarius)
- July 9th: Full Moon (17 deg Capricorn)
- July 10th: opposite Pluto Rx (18 deg Capricorn)
- July 14th: inconjunct Saturn Rx (22 deg Sagittarius)
- July 16th: inconjunct the Aquarius South Node (24 deg Aquarius)
- July 20th: square Uranus (28 deg Aries)
- July 21st: trine Chiron Rx (28 deg Pisces)
- July 22nd: Leo ingress