Welcome, welcome, Lady of the South!
Let me feel your heat on my brow
And your warmth in my heart.
Come quench my thirst with your everlasting waters.
Refresh my spirit with your overflowing cup.
Lift me high so that I might touch the Moon
And see the faintest of your stars ~ your timid sirens ~
Before they are lost forever in the milk of your heavens.
Summer! Every child’s dream come true. Long days and no school. Beaches. Fireflies. Swimming pools and drives around the lake. Summer loves.
Significantly for us, this is the beginning of our astrological journey through water ~ we encounter the mother, reach the depths of all emotion, and merge again with all that is. This is the Gate of Man, Cancer, where humans incarnate into physical beings. We have become flesh. We have found a home away from home.
Out of these everlasting waters flow the milk of human kindness and the little empathies that guide us toward our return through the Gate of Heaven.
After the burst of Spring, it’s time to slow down and take it easy.
Take a cue from Southerners. Lay back, don’t get overheated, sip on something cool, and wait till it cools down a tad.
Happy Solstice! Happy Summer!