Summer Solstice - Cancer Ingress - Astrology Outlook

Early this morning the Sun entered 0' 0" Cancer, signaling the Summer Solstice, or beginning of summer. A time celebrated for centuries as the longest day of the year, the beginning of the harvest season. Many traditions from watching sunrise at Stonehenge to bonfires in Norway, and Yoga publicly performed across India are ways the world celebrates this day.

Astrologically it is a day of power, where the energies of second Cardinal sign, Cancer open a doorways of nurturing, nationalism, family endeavors, reunions, resolutions, as well as possible new challenges. Most significantly in mundane astrology (the study of the resonance of planets and luminaries on nations, cities, governments, kings and rulers) it creates a new chart by location of what will ensue over this three month period (June 21 - September 21.)

Here is the 2018 Cancer Ingress* chart for the United States of America.

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The first geometric configuration that we notice is Neptune at the Midheaven (top of the chart.) It is in, what astrologers call a Grand Trine (120 degrees apart) with Jupiter in the 5th house and Mercury in the 1st house. This Trine is not fully activated in this chart because Neptune and Jupiter are both retrograde and thus not fully engaging Mercury. Jupiter will go direct on July 10th and begin to connect with Mercury, but the implications of this grand trine will likely not be clearly visible till after August 23rd. 

So what does this Neptune, Jupiter, Mercury trine indicate? 

Neptune at the Midheaven indicates lies, stories, illusions, fantasies, conspiracy theories, as well as at a more physical level, oil or other underground resources like natural gas, etc, will be in the public's eye and keenly associated with the mission, or work of the United States, its president, and those who run this government. They will also either be noted or promoted by judges. 

Because Neptune is in the second deconate* of Pisces, it emphasizes families and children, as well as all issues of nourishing or care. 

Additionally the Sabian symbol for Pisces at 16 degrees: The Flow of Inspiration

Blain Bovee, a Sabian Symbol* specialist states:
Pisces 16 is expressive of free flowing intuition and inspiration. It is natural, but sometimes out side the bounds of our idea of civilized behavior. When ego-identity and refinement of character fit easily with genuine, raw life energy, the impact is impressive, compelling and deeply alluring.
Adding all of this together you can see that the focus of this nation over the next three months will center around a variety of questions regarding 
  • lies, 
  • conspiracies, 
  • families, 
  • children,
  • our idea of civilized behavior, 
  • ego-identity and 
  • character. 

I believe this has already begun its activation as we look at issues now emerging regarding our immigration system, but it will get bigger. It will include judges and judgments. 

Mercury at 16 degrees of  Cancer in the first house is the second leg of this trine which dominates this chart. Mercury is the planet of communication. It indicates what we are speaking and thinking about. Thus all the issues of focus pulled in by Neptune are not only seen but being discussed. Since it is in the first house, it is talk about this nation, about who we are. 

The Sabian Symbol for 16 degrees of Cancer is: A man before a square with a manuscript scroll before him

Without question this indicates the people of American examining the details to find the truth. This is the Mercury that questions and looks deeper than what is being said for what is hidden. 

Mercury is in the second deconate of Cancer which add the Scorpio influence to this discussion. Scorpio always looks behind the king to see who is in control and then it figures out how to take control itself. So consider this as you consider what Americans are discussing and thinking about at this time. 

Jupiter at 13 degrees Scorpio

Now we will add Jupiter at the transformational number of 13 degrees in the transformational sign of  Scorpio in the fifth house, the house of all the things we love and invest in, from children, to hobbies from social fun to monetary investments. 

Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system and astrologically it expands and makes things more noticeable or bigger. It also rules the internet, all forms of media from television and film to magazines and advertising. Additionally it rules imports, exports, international travel, religions, higher education and even legal processes such as court hearings and legal paperwork.

The Sabian symbol for 13 degrees Scorpio is: An Inventor Experimenting

This symbol is such an amazing one in this chart, it shows Americans at their best creatively working together to solve the issues that involve our national character, situations involving children that may be foreigners, issues perhaps of immigration, as well as how we invest our money and how we work with the court systems. Even issues of import/export may come under the inventive minds of the American people. 

Jupiter here is in the second deconate (as are all three of these planets, the number 2 is the number of choices) which is Pisces. Pisces is the dreamer, the one who creates through imagination. Pisces can be joyfully creative or dismally drugged. But the trine is a doorway that activates opportunities to step beyond what may be holding one back. Thus it gives us the opportunity to leave the drugged state of lies, mis-information or fake news to see the truth and thus take action to transform. 

There is so much more to discuss in this chart... I will return to add more info... but if you are student of astrology, I welcome your input.. we all come with different eyes, different backgrounds, so each can add an angle to understanding that expands knowledge for everyone. (and yes that is Jupiter in a nutshell..lol) 

Michele Avanti CAP is an ISAR Certified Astrology Professional. She has been teaching and consulting with clients since 1990. Michele works with clients around the world by phone. Her expertise is in natal, relationship, relocation and fixed star astrology. Visit this link for more information on the CONSULTATIONS she offers and how to connect with her for an appointment: 

*Ingress means enter, in this case the Cancer Ingress refers to the Sun entering 0 degrees of Cancer.
*Deconate is the word used in astrology to denote the energies of planet as it travels through a constellation. In this case Neptune is in Pisces, thus Pisces would be the energy of the first 10 degrees of this constellation, Cancer would influence the next 10 degrees and then Scorpio the last 10 degrees. The influence is based on the element of the constellation, which in the case of Pisces is Water. 
*Sabian Symbols - this study comes from The Sabian Symbols in Astrology by Marc Edmund Jones written in 1953. There are many new books on this subject, You can find them on Amazon 


Astrology - US Outlook March - June 2018 Aries Ingress USA Part 1

Well we are now at the end of a challenging ingress and one can see a lot of the issues that Saturn on the Sun has indicated with our nation's chart.. all the indictments and latest subpoena for some of the president's business communications.

The Spring Equinox - A New Chart Begins

But as of, Tuesday, March 20 at 9:16 am PT / 12:16 pm ET, we begin resonating to a new ingress chart. This Aries Ingress immediately signals challenges and opportunity. So let us begin where most mundane astrologer begin - on the angles.

Neptune - A Spiritual Intervention

Immediately we notice that Neptune in Pisces at 14 degree 37 minutes is the most elevated planet deposited in the 10th house at the Midheaven. It rose before the Sun and thus is followed first by Chiron, then the Sun and then Mercury and Venus conjunct in Aries. So immediately we see what will be in the public eye for the next 90 days.

Illusions, gas-lighting, misleading images, false leads or false stories are negative side of Neptune's signature. But this is also a statement for the creative intuitive, spiritually directed individuals to be seen leading the way. I see this as a sign of Spiritual Intervention where by those who will allow Neptune to resonate its highest vibrations during this period, will help move us through the illusion to see or find truth.

So Neptune immediately signals we will be tested to see clearly, to check our sight, and to see the big picture. Where is all of this upheaval taking us and will we ..those who seek truth and justice..take action to help it manifest. Action may be physically being seen and heard, as well as spiritually thought our thoughts and focus on a vision of clarity, integrity and truth.

Neptune is at a midpoint between the South Node in Aquarius in the 8th house and the Venus/Mercury Conjunction in Aries in the 10th house. This indicates that the issues of our karmic history of agreements with international partners, our sharing of resources, legal contracts, import/export and our international community of brotherhood is in the public discussion, as well as the aggressive talk of war and weapons. But the discussion must come through Neptune.. so where is the truth in these matters? How do we find it, Can we learn to listen to the guidance that comes from within instead of rationalizing or ignoring what we see and accepting or believing what we are fed through media. This is a big test and prominently displayed here. This discussion of warfare may certainly include language or social media warfare as we consider Venus and Mercury in their aggressive forms. It appears we will be wrangling with our international partners and ourselves on how to put a legal lock on truth.

Chiron - A Cyber Warfare Wound

Chiron is at 28 degrees in Pisces, the next most elevated being. It is prominently placed exposing where we have been most wounded, the issues of truth, emotions, clarity, integrity, self-sabotage, lack of conviction and strength. It is in a frictional aspect to Uranus in Aries and may activate a discontent in wishing to throw off the past and suddenly attack whatever is in front of us. In this case it would not be internal but international. Those in major organizations which may include immigrants or people of specific religions. It could also accuse the UN or other international organizations like World Trade (WHO) or NAFTA. All possible with these aspects. Unfortunately to do so would simply increase our illusions instead of solving the wound.

President Trump & Scheat

Mars Out of Bounds

The Sun in mundane charts always represents the ruler, president, prime minister or leader of the nation or location within which the chart has been set. In this case it would be the US president. Here the Sun (Aries ingress so it is at 000 Aries) is in direct challenge to Mars which is the actual ruler of Aries and is deposited on the angle - 7th house cusp. Mars is in Capricorn, it is deposited at the end of the 6th house.
This is powerful for so many reasons. First Mars over-rides the Sun since it rules the sign the Sun is in. Mars is deposited in a house with Scorpio, the sign it also rules on the cusp of this house, which we call in rulership by accident. And lastly, but most importantly by declination, Mars is out of bounds. So Mars has all the power, it is threatening the 7th house cusp - the house of enemies, it is late in the house of the military, and it is directly challenging the president who is emotionally drowning (The Sun in the Aries ingress at this time in history is conjunct the fixed star Scheat - the star of drowning)

Possible War on the Horizon

These aspects make for a combination that may likely lead us into a new war before this period ends. When Mars is out of bounds, people do radical, unconscious things. They take actions that they may not think through. They do not consider all the consequences of these actions. Under these conditions, war would be the very worst choice.

Mars only goes out of bounds about three times each year and rarely is active in an ingress chart. It takes a highly grounded leader to remain in control under its influence. Mars was out of bounds in the 2001 Cancer Ingress when the twin towers came down, it was active in the 2001 Libra Ingress when we entered Afghanistan, and it was active in the 2003 Aries Ingress when we entered Iraq.

It was active in one ingress chart during Obama's entire presidency and I did not get a chance to run down if it was the year he escalated the troops in Afghanistan. I will check that in the next day or so and rewrite this section when I get the info down.

At any rate, this is not the best time for us to have an out of bounds Mars in our ingress chart. It bodes to a new war.

But please remember we are raising consciousness on this planet. Neptune offers the possibility of Spiritual Intervention and let us look at the Moon and Saturn.

The People Are Organized To Resist War

The Moon always represents the people of the nation. In this chart it is in Taurus at 8 degrees 35 minutes in the 11th house of organizations. This suggests the people of the nation may be organized into large groups. The Moon make direct positive or soft contact to Saturn in rulership in Capricorn at 8 degrees 29 minutes on the angle inside the 7th house. This is also a powerful combination. It indicates organization and restraint. The people do not want to go to war, they value restraint, organization, the rule of law, their lives and their money. They are organized and open to making laws or using diplomacy instead of war and they are organized and will take action. They do this early on in this ingress, so they should be ready for anything the president does.

With these statements you can see there is a real test of the power of the people versus the power of the president. It is interested that the ingress does not show animosity toward the president but instead opportunity for action by the people to be heard through legal actions.

The Sun (president) and the Moon (the people) are not speaking in this ingress though as it progresses we identify the days when they will speak and when they will agree or disagree, but it is outside the scope of this short piece.

Three Important Fixed Stars
Scheat - Hamal - Facies

Three other notes regarding the fixed stars resonating in this ingress.

The Sun is conjunct Scheat and thus we see the president is under emotional stress, he is drowning emotionally.

The Moon is conjunct Hamal, indicating the people of the nation are determined and will not back down.

Saturn is conjunct Facies, indicating the law (likely the Special Counsel or the Department of Justice) has fixed its target and will not release but will hit the bullseye.

The hour is late so I head to sleep, but I have another ingress I feel is important to review, that Pyongyang, North Korea to see how this configuration will affect that nation. So that will be part two. If you have questions about this ingress..things I have not spoken about.. as there are many.. write to me here or on my facebook page and I will come back and address them for you.

Envision Wisdom For All Our Leaders

Please keep the vision of peace, despite this ingress.. pray that light and wisdom will flow through our land and that all those who lead or govern will be open to receive guidance for the highest good for all the beings on this planet and also for our dear sweet Mother Earth.

Michele Avanti CAP is a metaphysician, an ISAR certified astrology professional, accredited fixed star astrologer, award winning author and professional artist. She has taught metaphysics since 1972 and astrology since 1993. Her articles, interviews and feature stories have been published in many magazines and newspapers since 1985. Michele has been a guest or host on over five thousand radio shows.