The Summer of Water is here. For some people it will be the summer of love. For some it’s the summer of flooding (already the case in Europe, alas). For all of us it’s the summer of flowing emotions and uncommonly non-rational actions, experiences and developments.

The pervading influence of the season is the ongoing round robin of free-flowing energy  connecting the early degrees of the water signs. Holding down the static points in the trine are Saturn (structure, rules and responsibilities) and Neptune (illusion, escapism and transcendence). This week, the Sun completes the circuit when it moves into Cancer on Friday, the solstice and first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere (and winter in the Southern).

This shift locks the water energy into the entire summer season. Even though the grand trine won’t be in the sky any longer as we go into August and September, the configuration’s influence will be with us, because it is imprinted onto the chart that launches the season.

Look at the next three months as time in the ocean.  Coming to terms with the water is essential. Push it and blowback is likely. Fight it and you’ll exhaust yourself, get water up your nose (remember how that hurts?) and possibly go under. Ride it, swim, surf, float, canoe. Experiment with metaphors; some will fit certain days, others…others. Let the current carry you, and some days going with the flow will also mean full speed ahead.

Two reminders:  First, your brain isn’t the ideal navigator. Instead, follow your emotions, hunches, intuition, guidance, whisperings in your ear, other nonrational impulses. (Basic guidelines:  Enthusiasm = yes. Dread or that sick feeling in your stomach = no. No reaction, mental chewing or running a situation by lots of people = not now.)


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