Week of the Summer Solstice

Week of the Summer Solstice

by Lyn Dalebout

Star Signposts: Week of Full Moon/Last Quarter Moon June 17 – 22

Summer Solstice is happening (June 20 at 10:24 pm MST) as this current SolLunar cycle wraps up, marking the sacred turnaround of our life-giving Sun from it’s northernmost journey. In this time of the longest days in our Northern Hemisphere, give gratitude to chlorophyll and its many life-sustaining gifts by breathing more deeply and eating more green, live foods.

I am highlighting the paintings for my dear friend, Sharon Guenther, for this SolLunar Cycle. You can view and order her captivating artwork and products at Rosehip Design Studio. Read Sharon’s Artist Statement at the end of this post. Thank you, beloved Sharon.


It’s time for my Summer Solstice discounts (take $20 off all sidereal astrological readings) until the end of June. Thanks for considering an update of your chart or a Natal Map first time reading with me. Thank you!

ECLIPSE MINI-READINGS: Please consider my mini-Total Solar Eclipse reading for $44 (a number associated with living your Mastery on Earth) that I am offering from now until the end of August. In this short reading, I will let you know where this historic Great American Total Solar Eclipse is taking place in your personal chart, which helps identify where and how these dynamic energies are encouraging you already, NOW, to step out of one life and into the next exciting phase. Please send me an email if that interests you. Thank you!

NOTE: I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, you will find your life flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is on board now with the sidereal zodiac!

@2017 Lyn Dalebout~EarthWordSkyWord.com ~All Rights Reserved

Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner:

“This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of what is important to self and what is not. A sense of completion comes forth with a recognition that the past scenario has served its purpose and it is time to leave what is antiquated behind. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.”


Sat June 17

Neptune turned retrograde June 16: In Neptunian style, I spaced out posting this important transit last week! Neptune transits and aspects can literally make us more spacey, ungrounded, our head planted in the stars, taking root in our invisible imagination that longs for something new. With yesterday’s Neptune retrograde, it’s good to take note of any new dreams/creative projects/hopes you have set in motion so you are more conscious of how you are a powerful creator/manifester who will make them come true in these coming months. Neptune will turn direct on November 22, and by then you can be more fully grounded in the life you are creating right now, each day, with each thought and focused intention and prayers. May you claim this power, the gift of your imagination to make new worlds.

Last Quarter Moon: Moon in Pisces square Sun in Gemini: Today’s turning point square create a tension between what you think you should do versus what you feel you should do. It’s a wonderful day to simply explore that edge, that conundrum, assured that eventually a clear choice will emerge.

Related: A Voice Without Words

Sun June 18

Moon in Pisces square Mars in Gemini: Building on yesterday’s contemplations, the influence of Mars today might create the need to take action. Moon is Pisces is hyper-emotional and Mars and Gemini can be hyper-rational. Don’t assume anyone should be like you. Instead, express the essence of who you are and let others do the same.

Moon in Pisces square Juno/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius: The overly-sensitive Moon in Pisces is confronted by the mince-no-words Juno in Sagittarius, possibly creating challenging conversations today. Take time to work through misunderstandings.

Mon June 19

Sun in Gemini square Chiron in Pisces: This aspect tends to make everyone feel more vulnerable, wounded, victimized, even after many years of being in therapy. Today, another layer of the onion can be peeled away, revealing the beauty and mystery of how one’s deepest wounds create the chance to become a more compassionate human being. Unexplainable magic is also afoot when Chiron is in the planetary mix.

Moon/Uranus/Pallas Athene: This alignment is highly creative and revolutionary in its expression, sparking a sudden need to break free of mental bondage and explore a new approach to an old problem. It is initiatory, courageous, exploratory, pioneering. Taking an emotional risk or an experimental approach to your art forms is supported today.

Related: Baked Potato with Curried Broccoli

Tue June 20

Summer Solstice: Summer Solstice occurs on June 20 at 10:24 pm MST, marking the sacred turnaround of our life-giving Sun from it’s northernmost journey. In this time of the longest days in our Northern Hemisphere, give gratitude to chlorophyll and its many life-sustaining gifts by breathing more deeply and eating more green, live foods. People can become extremely energized or extraordinarily exhausted around this time, given their individual makeup and needs.

Moon/Venus conjunction in Aries: This once-monthly jewel will be visible early tomorrow morning, before sunrise, so be sure to seek it out if you are an early riser. All day today, however, we are bathed in this monthly union where what we need and what we want become the same thing, no division, no splits, no separation. As they align in exploratory and enlightened Aries, choose the more adventurous option if given a choice.

Wed June 21

Sun/Mercury conjunction in Gemini: This exact fusion of mental Mercury with the laser Light of our Sun provides unparalleled mental focus today. You can both multi-task and focus with steadiness and mindfulness all day long.

Missed Last Weeks Post? Here it is!

Thu June 22

Moon in Taurus trine Jupiter in Virgo: With Jupiter now in direct motion, confidence and opportunities are coming your way. Today’s grounded, security-seeking Taurus Moon helps create a safe haven or financial security at the level you need it, which is different for each of us. Good news arrives today.

Moon/Ceres conjunction in Taurus: This aspect likes comfort food, the comforts of home-cooking, a slow massage, time in the garden, sauntering with a friend. This is fitting for the last day of our current SolLunar cycle, always a time to do less, be more. Happy New Moon tomorrow!


Artist Statement for Sharon Guenther “I have been drawing and painting since I was a child in  Brooklyn, New York. Although I grew up in the city, whenever the opportunity to be outdoors in a park, at a farm or by the sea, I tingled with enjoyment. I began noticing birds and flowers and bugs and animals when I was very young, and perhaps because I was a city kid, surrounded by concrete and tall buildings, those small and intimate glimpses of nature, influenced the way I “see” the natural world. I consider my paintings and drawings as intimate portraits of nature.”


TOOL FOR SUPPORT: In an attempt to help you maintain health, calm and balance during these stressful times, here’s a helpful tool: Health is in your Hands. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.



This post was originally published on EarthWordSkyWord from Poet and Sidereal Astrologer Lyn Dalebout. If you would like to receive weekly updates directly in your email or to learn more click here.


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