Welcome Summer, The Full Sun Phase.
The Sun moves from Gemini to Cancer on June 21st, 2023. The Sun shift occurs at 7:57pst. The Sun enters the Full Sun Phase bringing The Sun to its highest and brightest point of the year. This brings us the longest day of the year and The Light will dominate for most of Cancer Season and then slowly fade back, allowing The Dark to slowly return over the next six months.
What Is Cancer All About?
Watch the Cancer Season Video & Live Q&A
I'll talk a bit about Cancer Season generally, offering tips for using the energy of the season to learn more about your SELF and how to practice elements of Sweet Disruption while you're doing that Cancer WeRK. We cover all the tips for using your SweetAstro WeRK book in this video too!
If you're in the Threshold Pathway III cohort you'll receive a link to the Live Q&A recording on Tuesday, June 20th.
Cancer Season, coinciding with the Summer Solstice, is a time of gathering and preparation. It signifies the transition from spring to summer and offers an abundance of fresh, delicious food. It is a season when we can harvest spring berries and early fruits and preserve them for the future. Fresh spring greens become nourishing ingredients for meals that not only provide sustenance but also promote healing for our SELF and our loved ones.
Beyond the physical aspect, Cancer Season also encourages us to reconnect with our emotional ties. It is a time to strengthen the bonds that bring us closer to those we care about or to evaluate and potentially let go of relationships that no longer serve us. The warm weather in the Northern Hemisphere creates an atmosphere of joy and celebration, and we eagerly anticipate the bountiful offerings that the Earth provides during this season. We feel a sense of excitement as we prepare to harvest and preserve this abundance before The Dark returns.
The Full Sun Phase, similar to the Full Moon, brings forth energy of rejoicing and reflecting. As we reach the halfway point of the annual cycle, it is a perfect time to assess our feelings and emotions. We look back at the intentions we set during Capricorn Season, which marked the beginning of the Sun's journey, and reflect on the progress we have made since Aries Season, the First Quarter Sun Phase.
By acknowledging the efforts we have put into achieving our goals, we gain insight into what has worked and what has been challenging. This reflection allows us to readjust our goals, plans, and emotions based on our current state of being. Understanding which goals and intentions have been successful and which require reassessment helps us plan what we need to release and let go of as we move towards the end of Summer and into Autumn.
It's time to look back at the intentions we set wayyyyy back in Capricorn Season (the New Sun Phase) and all the WeRK we've done to achieve our goals since Aries Season (the First Quarter Sun Phase). Now's the time to reflect on the building up and increasing part of the cycle that happens between Winter and Summer so we can consider what we need to release and compost in the last part of the cycle between Winter and Summer. When you take time to notice what goals and intentions WeRKed out an which were a struggle you can readjust our goals, plans, and feelings accordingly to where we find our SELF today. Use that info to plan what you'll let go of at the end of Summer when Autumn appears.
ASTRO101 | All About Cancer
Cancer Keywords: Home, Nurturing, Nostalgic, Clannish, Protective, Fearful.
Cancer Archetypes: The Crab, The Mother, Basket Weaver, Soup Chef
Element: Water Mode: Cardinal
Guess what MoonBeams?! I am now a published author in a radical new magazine, Jennifer Magazine. I am so honored and excited to be part of this disruptive and powerful publication.
My first article, Missing The Moon : Revealing the full potential of The Moon for Inner WeRK and Collective Disruption, will be published on June 19th. This article is timed perfectly with the arrival of Cancer Season so I hope you'll check it out and subscribe to receive more delicious content from Jennifer Magazine too!
Cancer Season 2023
The AstroWeathers of Cancer Season
Please make sure you subscribe to the SweetAstro newsletter so you can be updated each week when the AstroWeathers | The Week Ahead is posted here. These blog posts, videos, and graphics will have weekly breakdowns of each of the highlighted transits on the calendar below, as well as more bonus content about each week.
Here is a calendar with all the Cancer Season Transits:
*Note the error in the video... It should say that on 7/21, The Sun in Cancer Square the North Node in Aries, South Node in Libra. The graphic is correct now.
The Moon Rituals in Cancer Season
Check them out here and let me know what you think!!!
LINK ACTIVATED ON JUNE 23RD
Let's Go Even Deeper Into Cancer Season...
Because Cancer rules the body waters, stomach, and breasts we will likely be hyper-emotional and reactionary for the next few weeks. It's good to remember that Cancer is about reconnecting to all of our emotions as Magical Gifts and Tools. Take time to sit with your inner child and your most tender needs during this season. You'll likely find healing in a warm bath, a cup of tea, and whatever food you find most comforting. You are worthy of being cradled, held, or supported in whatever way you need - do it, even if you have to do it for your SELF.
THE SUMMER SOLSTICE
The beginning of Summer, marked by the start of Cancer Season, holds a special place in the Wheel of the Year cycle. It is a time when we celebrate the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, where the Light dominates. It grants us an opportunity to truly perceive our current circumstances and gain clarity. The specific traditions, rituals, and practices associated with this season may vary depending on our cultural and historical backgrounds.
During this Summer Solstice, I encourage you to explore various traditions, rituals, and practices to discover what resonates with you. While many of these customs have been passed down through our families and cultural heritage, the abundant light of the Full Sun offers a unique chance to examine the origins of these practices. It is essential to question why we engage in certain actions during this time of year. Are there national or local holidays that are observed, and do these celebrations still bring you joy? Can you identify instances where these traditions have been influenced or tainted by patriarchy?
Even within Modern Witchcraft, we may find traces of this collective toxicity. Are there pressures to conform or purchase items that you neither desire nor require during these periods? Do you partake in these practices out of genuine desire, or do you feel obligated or simply follow habit? Is this the year to uncover the truth surrounding these matters? Could it be an opportunity to unravel those threads and establish new celebrations or rituals that are more aligned with your authentic self?
All of this abundant light can guide us in reconnecting with the traditions and practices that genuinely resonate with our SELF. It is an ideal time to recommit to any cultural or familial rituals that have always brought us joy. By discerning what traditions align with our values and exploring new possibilities, we can create a tapestry of celebrations and rituals that truly enrich our lives.
Notice what House Cancer holds in your chart. Those themes will be lit up in your life. What needs to be seen? What needs to be tended to or wrangled?
Welcome to this New Quarter in the Annual Cycle (WOOOO SUMMER!) I am so excited about the final BETA session of the Threshold Pathway! My favorite part of the WeRKbooks are the free Flash Cards inside the SweetAstro WeRKbooks. I designed each card by hand.
These are printed inside the WeRKbooks and you can cut them out to create really useful little Flashcards. They are designed to help you learn the glyphs for each sign (they appear on the back of each card). You can also learn all the basic associations for each Sign; The Keywords, Archetypes, Planetary Rules, the Weather Season, Dates, Element, Mode, and House Association too.
The SweetAstro WeRKbooks include a whole section designed to help you learn Astrology but the Flashcards are just so fucking cute!
It's never too late to order your WeRKbooks and get started on the Threshold Pathway. I hope you'll join us in Cancer Season.