June musings ~ #2

Hello y’all!!

Blessed midsummer solstice! It’s june 20 ~ the turning point of midsummer solstice, the highest point of summer season and we are heading into Cancer ♋️ Season ~

Today, I spent a couple hours reading this book, “A Discovery of Witches” by Deborah Harkness. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next several books in this series! It was a nice shift in the pace of things to allow myself to get lost in the pages of this book. It had been a while since I had actually read a book (for many reasons). I’m glad that I did take the time and it felt like a comforting space of energy to spend with this book… considering that we are now turning towards Cancer ♋️ season and in the last threads of Gemini ♊️ season…. a bit of a liminal transition time, energetically…. 😊🌌

It’s hard to believe how June has almost seemed to fly by ~ my humxn solar return circle day was on June 8; I was also vaccinated with my second dose of Pfizer covid vaccine on that day. I’ve been quarantined since then… this week on Tuesday, I’ll be considered fully vaxxed by then. Certainly interesting times and a mixed bag of feels… I feel like I’m still sensing into what 43 wants to be and how it wants to unfold…. time will tell….

Mercury retrograde will transition back to direct station this week, Tuesday, June 22 at 6 pm EST/ 3 pm PST ~ I’m really looking forward to this happening; no kidding! It feels like this particular Gemini mercury retrograde cycle has been a doozy! Phew…. hopefully, some clearer understanding and clarity will reach us all in the coming weeks ahead despite the fact of several planets still in retrograde cycles. We aren’t quite out of the woods with eclipse season yet. That eclipse energy will continue to reverberate into the next couple months so keep your eyes and hearts open to what comes through the ethers to y’all with silver linings, “aha” thoughts/moments out of three blue, and even in dream time. Continue to practice grounding rituals and if it feels right, then keep a journal close-by to note down any observations that may occur intuitively.

Juneteenth (June 19) occurred yesterday; it is important to recognize this day of black liberation. The original place where this happened was Galveston, Texas. We cannot forget that it was a few years AFTER when Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation ~ that black enslaved peoples realized that they truly are FREE and no longer enslaved as a people. This year, 2021, Juneteenth became a “federal” holiday. It is sad and bittersweet in a way to know it has taken THIS long for Juneteenth to be formally recognized as a country wide “federal” holiday. It should’ve been done a LONG time ago. I’m grateful that I was able to attend a online zoom Juneteenth event held by the Bay Area Black American Association. It was beautyfull to see everything ranging from art, culinary experience, dance, and honoring both black deaf owned businesses and youth with their scholarship. Also, I’m grateful that I watched the Netflix show, “High on the Hog”…. So good and very important to watch! Definitely recommend!

With midsummer solstice, this is a time of transition in many ways. On one side, there’s the oak king and the highest and brightest point of the sun, abundance, plenty, and rooting into joy and sunlight in all ways then on the other side of things, with dusk and sunset, the holly king takes his place now as the ruler of the seasons ~ the sun will slowly start to wane; a feeling of turning inwards; recognizing grief, shadows, loss, releasing and acceptance of these things and being kind with the self in that process unfolding; turning slowly towards the dark half of the year and taking account of what needs to be done in preparations for that.

The Capricorn ♑️ full moon 🌕 beckons later this week ~ the full moon occurs at 2:40 pm EST / 11:40 am PST. Remember there’s not only the mountain goat related to Capricorn; there’s also the sea-goat. Saturn is the planet that rules Capricorn. It’ll be interesting to see how the interplay of Cancer sun and Capricorn full moon energies manifest this week into the weekend (since Capricorn and Cancer are on the axis of planets in the natal chart). Typically, folx can start to tune into the full moon energy about 3 days prior to the actual full moon and continue to work with the full moon energy in the next 3 days post-full moon.

I’m available for mercury direct station, Jupiter retrograde, and Capricorn full moon readings this week into this weekend. Half hour, 45 minute, and 1 hour/60 min readings are available! Please book sessions/readings via email: heartofoak8@gmail.com, Instagram DM msgs (@heartofoak8), and/or through here: www.spiritoracle.com. Prices are reasonable, as always. Gift certificates also are available for purchase 😊🌌🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♀️🎉

More thoughts to follow soon this week with the beckoning Capricorn ♑️ full moon….

[time zone data referenced from the Witches ‘ Datebook 2021]

More soon ✨✨✨✨🧚🏼‍♂️🧚🏼‍♀️🌈

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