June 23, 2017 (Julian 174) New Moon in Cancer; Solstice “begins” in earnest
We have mentioned the key idea before, but we will state it again here. “The New Moon is this evening, 9:30 PM CDT (and after dark in U.S. time zones except PDT, and early tomorrow morning for UK / EU). Until then, you have a final window for cleanup or prep before the big shift comes. And, it is coming.”
While the Summer Solstice was officially either June 20th or June 21st (depending upon your time zone), we have been in a needed “house cleaning” mode the past few days.
Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars are all in Cancer, and Venus is in Taurus. This combination tends to “activate” Earth and Water signs, though the Mercury / Mars pairing tend to bring harsh words and sometimes violence. Avoid those, and you might have the energy to channel into “getting things done.” Mars squares Jupiter on June 25th, two days from now, leading people to “blow things out of proportion.” A week later, Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn. This is notoriously dangerous. And July 17th, Mars squares Uranus in Aries, also dangerous. The entire period, from New Moon on the 23rd (now) until July 17th is a period that is either risky or in which you can “get things done,” sometimes both
Mars specifically perfects oppositions to Juno (the angry wife) and Astraea (among other things, divorce lawyers) today. This more Mars activity in a period we have described as dangerous repeatedly, a number of times now.
Beyond that, we cannot add much beyond the various other forecasts that have been written. You can see those on “New Moons Only.”