Cancer, the crab carries the sun to the years apex. Held within crab claws Solstice is the height of the suns glare, captured and contained within sacred site architecture throughout the world.
Cancer crab claws create a protected fertile space, a cradle, a crib - ancient yet also an arena for fostering new life. Solstice - the tipping, turning point in the year - is climax and nostalgia simultaneously, wistful and memory making - another year passed.
The Earth as our human home is marked by Sun’s turning points, where life and light shift and reorientate. Cancer , the home of the Moon, hosting the Summer soltice also holds the gateway for the entrance of souls. The soltice as portal for coming into carnal existence, Capricorn - the sign opposite Cancer hosts the winter soltice , the portal for life to leave , for souls to exit. This ancient axis affirms live and landing and leaving , marks the trajectory of the time - of the year , of the days of our life. Hence we can come to know, to feel into from the underside up Cancers capacity to breed life, to cultivate a context for thriving, to foster and distribute care whilst at the same time protect fiercely, defend fervently and clasp cling to comfort.
The lapping sea shore is Cancers home - scuttling in and out of warm shallow waters, the fertile edge for life. All body no neck, bead eyes primed to discern danger fused in an armoured body. Hinged claws that open to allow and release - drawing in and harbouring, opening out to gather more in. Like spider, crabs weaves its own web , a mesh and matrix that can create immense comfort and care for the heart to grow big but can at the same time suffocate capacity for growth by clinging to tightly to the known, warm creation. Yet Crab, Cancer is initiating energy instigating the summer season ( in the Northern Hemisphere) - taking the baton from Gemini gathering momentum and passing it onto to Leo’s fiery fixity. So Crab , like all zodiacal signs/creatures offers beautiful complex, convoluted imagery.
Yet some weave way of Cancerian quality will resonate , at this point in time, in your life time, year time, collective time. Weave and journey with this resonance to passage through this timely hinge.
Amanda is an Astrologer, Artist, Acutonics practitioner, writer and educator who world weaves out of her various practices and perspectives, past and present. She advocates, with all her heart, amplifying the complexity and multiplicity of life. Through her works she care-fully co creates the capacity for a thick, plugged in participation with all that life brings and holds. Much of her training has been in the States where she has found an Astrological sensibility that weaves Hellenistic, Sumerian and Psychology Astrology thriving. These strands have been crafted into her own mythopoetic reading practice. Additionally she works with Planetary frequencies and is training in Psychotherapeutic modalities. You can find her at amandasimon.co.ukEmail her at firstname.lastname@example.orgOr follow her on Instagram at Pallasvesta If you would like to join us for this magical journey of tracking the light through the year visit https://www.enchantingfortuna.com/ to discover all that we have to offer for the months ahead. With breaths of magical blessings x