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Summer Solstice 2017

Greetings!

 

The Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, arrives on Tuesday, June 20. Please use the increased light and energy of the Summer Solstice to focus on your positive thoughts, intentions, and prayers!

A series of eclipses on August 7 and August 21, 2017 will dramatically alter power dynamics around the world. Those who have been in power will feel some of their power slip away. And those who have been disempowered will find their voices. Previously buried power struggles also will rise to the surface for resolution (both within yourself, with others, and among nations). Expect reversals of pre-existing patterns and power alignments.

Eclipse alignments repeat every 19 years. So, think back to what you, the nation, and our world were going through 19 years ago. We will resolve those situations on a higher level this year. 

Eclipses also tend to generate increased activity, so make provisions for a busy summer, especially during the two weeks before and two weeks after the eclipse cycle (July 24-September 4, 2017)!

Please note that the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, will be visible in the United States, from the Pacific Northwest to  the Southeastern United States.  The eclipse path is 70 miles wide and travels from Oregon to Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The eclipse occurs for several hours from start to finish. The actual duration of the total eclipse is approximately 2 minutes and 40 seconds. The eclipse will begin at 9:06 am Pacific Daylight time in Oregon and complete at 4:06 pm Eastern Daylight Time in South Carolina. Make sure to get proper eye protection if you plan to watch the eclipse. 

Mercury, planet of communications, will be retrograde from August 12 to September 5, 2017. During this period, you will have an opportunity to relax, review, and re-evaluate. You will have an opportunity to re-configure plans that may not be fitting of your future reality. Take stock and proceed accordingly. 

Enjoy your summer!


Many Blessings for Love & Light,

Laurie

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Upcoming Planetary Transits:


August 4, 2017: Jupiter in Libra Square Pluto in Capricorn * Be honest in relationships. Secrets will be revealed. 
August 7, 2017: Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius-Leo * Rebalance relationships and power dynamics. 
August 12/13, 2017: Mercury Retrograde in Virgo * Deal with outstanding details to make progress. 
August 21, 2017: Solar Eclipse in Leo * Practice humility. Over-inflation or boasting produces negative results. Make compromises and maintain balance in struggles for power and dominance.
September 5, 2017: Mercury Direct in Leo * Under-inflate rather than over-inflate your description of yourself.

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Please Read on for Your Summer Solstice Predictions!

ARIES (March 21 – April 19)
With lucky Jupiter in your opposing sign of Libra throughout the summer, you will be fortunate in the realm of relationships. Listen patiently to messages people are communicating to you. And pay close attention to the energy of the heart. As you tune in to the loving and emotional quality of the interactions you are having, you may find new qualities to appreciate in the people close to you—and in new people you meet as well. You are shifting your perspective about what is important in your life. An alignment of Jupiter with profound Pluto onAugust 4, 2017 will help you see the hidden aspects of an important family or professional relationship. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will bring a new friend into your social circle. Make a decision about the role you would like this new person to play in your life after the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Mars in Cancer until July 20, 2017 will keep your focus on home and family. Mars in Leo from July 20 to September 5, 2017will help you creatively express all of the inner changes you have experienced this year.

TAURUS (April 20 – May 20)
You will feel your best on the Summer Solstice (June 20, 2017), when loving Venus, your planetary ruler, conjoins the Moon in Taurus. With these two sensitive celestial bodies in your sign, people will be receptive to you, your feelings, and your needs. You also will notice people naturally behaving in a way that is most pleasing to you. You will feel at a peak of your power as the world falls into a more gentle rhythm. Calmness and gentleness will be more prevalent throughout the summer season. Communicative Mercury joins the Sun in Cancer on June 21, 2017. This celestial alignment will make it easy for you and others to diplomatically express your feelings. Energetic Mars in Cancer aligns with lucky Jupiter on June 24, 2017, and with spiritual Neptune on June 25, 2017. This is a good time to pursue you positive dreams and pray for positive results. The alignments of Jupiter and Neptune will heighten your spiritual capabilities. Venus in Taurus from June 6 to July 5, 2017 will give you the opportunity to experience the finer things in life, materially, emotionally, and spiritually.

GEMINI (May 21 – June 21)
Communicative Mercury, your planetary ruler, conjoins the Sun on June 21, 2017, the day after the SummerSolstice. This alignment will bring you the clarity you have been seeking, particularly in matters of home and family. Alignments of Mercury with lucky Jupiter, energetic Mars, and profound Pluto from June 27 to 29, 2017 will stimulate creative thinking and heighten the level of activity around you. Loving Venus in Gemini from July 4 to 31, 2017 will bring supportive people to help you with your efforts. An alignment of Jupiter with Pluto on August 4, 2017 will strengthen your emotional reserves for dealing with a persistent problem. A creative solution is on the horizon. Luck is on your side in the summer season! Review decisions from the past during Mercury retrograde from August 12 to September 5, 2017.

CANCER (June 22 – July 22)
The Full Moon on July 8, 2017 represents a peak of your power in the cycle of the Sun in its annual orbit through the 12 constellations of the zodiac. This is a time to bring projects to fruition that you have been working on for as long as a year. Combined with the energy of  Mars in Cancer until July 20, 2017, your will and determination will be strong. If a confrontation looms and stands between you and your next step, simply write down the logical points you would like to make and express them in a straightforward manner. Long-held emotional fears can be released and healed at this time. An alignment of Jupiter with Pluto on August 4, 2017will bring you success when you draw on your internal spiritual resources. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017will improve your financial resources. A solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will bring an unclear monetary matter to a defined conclusion.

LEO (July 23 – August 22)
Communicative Mercury in Leo from July 5 to 25, 2017 will help you express yourself most clearly. You will have the opportunity to make a positive impression upon others. With the Sun in Leo from July 22 to August 22, 2017 and energetic Mars in Leo from July 20 to September 5, 2017, you are poised to accomplish your goals in the summer season. An alignment of lucky Jupiter with profound Pluto on August 4, 2017 will give you an insight that will inspire you to change the way you do your work. The new awareness will help you achieve your aims with less stress and worry as you eliminate extra steps in your routine procedures. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will help you view an old relationship in a new light. A solar eclipse in Leo on August 21, 2017 will help you re-configure the situation in a way that accommodates your needs.

VIRGO (August 23 – September 22)
Communicative Mercury in Virgo from July 25 to August 31 and again from September 9 to 29, 2017 will help you most clearly define your priorities. You may be fixed on one particular detail and you will notice during the next few months that the detail works itself out when you focus on your larger goals. Think about where you would like to be in a year from now and in 5 years from now. The summer season is a time to prepare for your larger vision. The present conundrum in your immediate surroundings will work itself out. An alignment of lucky Jupiter with profound Pluto on August 4, 2017 will help you build your financial resources so you can meet your goals. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will help you become aware of and release a deeply-held desire from the past. A solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will help you resolve a deeply-held pattern at the level of your soul. Spend extra time in contemplation, prayer, and meditation during the month of August so you will emerge on stronger foundations for your birthday later in August or September. Mercury retrograde from August 12 to September 5, 2017 will give you an opportunity to slow down and re-consider past decisions.

LIBRA (September 23 – October 23)
Loving Venus, your planetary ruler, conjoins the Moon on the Summer Solstice and then aligns with profound Pluto on June 24, 2017. These planetary alignments will provide an opportunity to see a hidden quality in a relationship. This new insight will give you greater compassion and acceptance of a situation you may not have clearly understood. Venus in the compatible air sign of Gemini from July 4 to July 31, 2017 will help your relationships continue to go smoothly. An alignment of lucky Jupiter in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn on August 4, 2017 will help you contemplate an emotional transition. You will experience a sense of letting go of the past so you can emerge clearly into the future. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will awaken a romantic interest. A solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will show you the relationship potential in a new friendship. 

SCORPIO (October 24 – November 21)
The alignment of profound Pluto, your planetary ruler, and lucky Jupiter on August 4, 2017 will help you deepen your connection to a source of spiritual inspiration. This could be through a book, speaker, spiritual community, or an impulse from the divine during a meditation. A harmonious alignment of loving Venus with Pluto on June 24, 2017 will transform a relationship pattern so you may proceed on a more authentic level. When communicative Mercury opposes Pluto on June 28, 2017, you will be able to speak about the change. The alignment of combative Mars and Pluto on July 2, 2017 will stir up a potential grievance. You will have the opportunity to bring relationship dynamics into proper alignment under the influence of the Full Moon when it conjoins Pluto on July 8/9, 2017. You may temporarily experience emotional frustration, but the tension will dissipate after the Sun aligns with Pluto on July 9/10. Grievances will be long forgotten by the time the lunar eclipse arrives on August 7, 2017.  The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will bring an unresolved resentment to resolution.  

SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21)
You will make steady progress on plans that have been delayed during the summer season. An alignment of communicative Mercury with lucky Jupiter, your planetary ruler, on June 27, 2017 will help you convey information that will open doors and take you to your next step. Jupiter’s alignment with profound Pluto onAugust 4, 2017 will then show you deep layers of resources available to transform for a positive purpose. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will urge you to change a destination or a travel plan. Be open to new and better ideas that will reveal themselves after the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Study matters to get a balanced picture. You will do best when you have full information. Take into account all sides of the story before making a final judgment.

CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19)
The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 8/9, 2017 will represent a turning point in your birthday year. This Full Moon close to your half-birthday will give you a moment to re-evaluate progress you have made since your last birthday. You will have the opportunity to make course corrections for the second half of the year after your birthday. This is the first  Full Moon of the summer, which is a power point that will help you launch new enterprises. An alignment of lucky Jupiter and profound Pluto on August 4, 2017 will help you assert your position in a situation where you may have remained silent in the past. A lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will potentially present an expense you had not anticipated. You will work the situation out to your benefit after the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18)
The Sun in Leo from July 22 to August 22, 2017 will awaken your desire to spend time with your loved ones. You will have extra energy to accomplish your goals with the passage of energizing Mars through Leo fromJuly 20 to September 5, 2017. An alignment of lucky Jupiter and profound Pluto on August 4, 2017 will give you a sense that you should take the road less traveled. As you investigate innovative possibilities, you will discover a new avenue that will lead to your success. A lunar eclipse in Aquarius on August 7, 2017 will cause you to question an aspect of your outer expression due to a misunderstanding with someone in your circle of friends. The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 help you and others let go of the past so you can start anew.

PISCES (February 19 – March 20)
Your planetary ruler, spiritual Neptune, turns retrograde from June 16 to November 22, 2017. This will be a fortunate opportunity for you to slow down and tune into the the rhythms of your soul. There is wisdom to be found in your quiet, contemplative moments. Neptune aligns with loving Venus on June 20, July 17, and August 12, 2017. These are especially tranquil and loving days for you. The Sun aligns with Neptune on July 5, 2017, giving you an opportunity to harmonize with people you care about. When the Sun realigns with with Neptune on September 4, 2017, you will  see a number of new viewpoints so you can assert your position with an expanded perspective. The alignment of lucky Jupiter with profound Pluto on August 4, 2017 will help you get in touch with an innovative idea. The lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 will jar your psyche and an inspiration will emerge from your subconscious. The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 will give you practical tools to solve an outstanding conundrum.


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