Astrologer Genevieve Vierling's site Blue Light Lady is elegantly written and has a clean, artful aesthetic. On Relating to Cancer, she writes, "Getting to know a Cancer intimately is being willing to live with someone who responds to the primal waters we, as humans, have all emerged from, only they continue to live their lives with a sensitive attunement to the instinctual, non-rational, yet often magical realm that all feeling types connect with."
Quoted in the Mountain Astrologer, she noted that Cancer season, with Summer Solstice, began with demanding Pluto in opposition. She writes, "Pluto feels oppressive to the tenderness of a New Moon in Cancer trying to get a hold on security and safe places to nurture and be nurtured......This certainly looks to be a rough three-month period ahead."
I know we've had some oppressive energies on that score, and it's nearly overwhelming. I'm sensing a lot rising, though -- emotional wounds compressed in the body -- and the relief in knowing it's being integrated. There can be a lot of raw purging of emotion, and that need to trust and let the healing happen. This might intensify with the coming New Moon in Cancer (at 27 degrees) next Thursday, July 19th.
I was reading about rip currents, and how many drown from being exhausted, trying to fight the water. The tip, if you're caught in one, and being carried out to sea, is to relax and float, and be carried with the current, until there's a wave crossing it, able to push you back to the shore. Like a rip current, the emotions rising can feel like more than we can handle. But I see something there, in the advice to stay calm and conserve energy, let it happen and when you spot one, ride a wave back to shore.
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