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Feeling Our Way into Cancer Season.

Happy Winter Solstice for us in the Southern Hemisphere and a Happy Summer Solstice for those in the Northern Hemispheres; either way, it is a special time, signifying the beginning of winter in the south and the beginning of summer in the north, celebrating the changing of seasons, the light and the dark.

As we experience our shortest day in Australia, we begin an ascent upward, moving out of the dark and further toward the light. As we do this, today we also move out of Gemini season and into Cancer Season. Here in Australia, Cancer season beckons us to go within, stay indoors, nurture ourselves and others, connect with family, and move away from the heady experience of Gemini and into the more feeling realms of Cancer. These next few days, as we approach the upcoming full moon in Capricorn, we should be able to access deeper parts of ourselves and our spiritual natures as we have a lovely aspect with Jupiter before it turns retrograde on the 22nd. I will have much more to say about the upcoming full moon in the next few days.

Jupiter is still transiting in the sign of Pisces but will now move backward and move back into the sign of Aquarius on the 29th, where it will stay retrograde until October and then begin its move back into Pisces. When planets are retrograde, we internalise, look within, access deeper parts of ourselves. Combined with the sun now in Cancer, this time is about going within, recharging our batteries, nurturing ourselves and nurturing our spiritual practices. This is an excellent time to focus on your biological or chosen family, attend to those little home maintenance or renovation projects, cook some delicious meals, and overall nurture ourselves and others.

Cancer by nature is a beautifully emotional, sensitive, nurturing energy whose focus is very much on looking after others; it is the sign of the archetypal mother, protective, caring and willing and able to defend the family. The moon rules Cancer, and like the moon, it is changeable; it ebbs and flows like the ocean's tides. It can be moody, sometimes broody, but at its essence, it is all about honouring the divine feminine energy in all of us.

Enjoy the Cancer season by spending time with your family, honouring the mother or mother role in your life, thinking about your ancestors and the long line of women who came before you. Commit some time to self-love and nurturing, allowing yourself to feel emotions as they arise in you and allow yourself some time to rest before we step into fiery Leo season on July 23rd


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