The birds they sang
at the break of day
I heard them say
Don’t dwell on what
has passed away
or what is yet to be.
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
From Anthem by Leonard Cohen
Tragedy is around every corner these days. Victims and mourners in Orlando are reeling from the latest massacre, while those in Paris and elsewhere try to move on from theirs. Donald Trump spews hateful rhetoric to cheering crowds while refugees starve and drown attempting to make it to safer shores.
What has happened to our world? Are we so out of alignment with Cosmic Laws that it would take a miracle to save us? We can see it astrologically, of course, as realistic Saturn squares illusory Neptune, trying to awaken us from our stupor to see the light of truth. But transits come and go, impacting us directly only when they hit our charts. Meanwhile, life goes on as usual for most.
Yet every now and then the Universe rings a bell, as it will at the Sagittarius Full Moon (June 20, 4:02 a.m. PDT). The second Sagittarius Full Moon in a row (the last was May 21) is at the intense 29th degree of the Archer’s sign, bringing a crucial message. This illuminating Full Moon happens just hours before the Sun moves into Cancer, heralding the Summer Solstice. The Solstice is a magical turning point at which it’s much easier than usual to break ties with the past. Cancer, the Great Goddess to whom we’re all returning, is beckoning us homeward.
A glimpse of the bigger picture is about to be unveiled, revealing the role you are to play in the current cosmic drama. How to tune in? Go outside tomorrow night and lift your arms to Luna, drawing down her radiant power. Shift out of your head and into your body, and listen for her message. Ring a bell in honor of all who’ve recently suffered and died. Then embrace your “imperfect offering” – we need what you have to share!