The Tropic of Cancer: Everything comes to a head


We are entering a phase of the liquid Fire, burning Water with its energies powered by Air. Earth is entering the third decan of Gemini ruled by Uranus, we can observe the repeated changes and the stockpiles of insights the Universe has in store for us. In aspect to Saturn which brings stability and lessons over a protracted period, Uranus loses some of its speed and shock factors, and for us in this 3D world, sometimes that is a good thing.  Summer has finally commenced, and it is time for us to die -- to peel back the layers and layers that we might have been carrying around with us for protection, especially during our wintertime hibernation. We may need to take it slow with ourselves or others as we share our discoveries and emotions.

Cancer then is the apogee of death in life, as Capricorn is of life in death.
— Henry Miller


Everything comes to a head during this season, and if we have been planning and executing our plans diligently during the winter and the spring, we will have quite a time this summer as we watch our metamorphosis come into fruition in the "real world" over the Tropic of Cancer. Certain individuals will be able to emotionally connect (Cancer) to the projects, people, and circumstances that we initially may not have been in the position to before (Capricorn). They can now feel our way deeply (Grand Water) to find insight (Uranus) through our dilemmas and feel grounded (Saturn) while doing so. 

This idea is important because we live in a society where we praise rational intellect and malign emotions, but there is an intelligence in feeling. Sometimes intuition presents itself as a nagging emotion that you can't get to the bottom of and you have to release the logic to allow answers of the sentience to come through. If these answers cannot come through, the circumstances can get more complicated and harder to cope with or solve. Additionally, these dynamics are facilitated and compounded by our Mars squaring Uranus, which needs room to do its thing, lest it perceives itself to be confined and indulges in risky behaviors or needlessly attacks everything in its path. It can be very destructive, but not necessarily so. Good examples of this energy in a healthy way are race car driver Ryan Newman or perpetually irascible funnyman Gilbert Gottfried.

How can we use these energies in our personal lives?

We should rationally communicate our plans -- we will have a lot of them. Understanding that intuition and emotions will be high will dispel a lot of confusion. There shouldn't be an expectation for others to automatically understand, as there will be a tendency to talk, flit and float from idea to idea with Mercury and Sun in Gemini. We may even alienate others by not following projects or ideas to the end with Mars in Aquarius, so at this time, while we want to hold on to our uniqueness, we also want to complete projects so they may have longevity. Now is a time to commune with our circles with ease and joy!


This dedicated Archer stopped by Neptune on her way to Earth to see what it was about. During her exploration, she found Astrology as a little girl and would peruse the astrology section of the newspaper from time to time for entertainment. One day, Saturn decided to reintroduce himself to her and she has honed this interest for the last ten years. Riya lives in San Diego.