Cancer 2° (June 22)

Having a hard time getting back in and really just need to push through to get an excellent second half in and then the psychology of the situation can shift. I’m pretty through the ringer right now and yet doing my best to tackle bite sized chunks of this experience, to get a jump on the day so that this is already behind me before most of the world stirs. That has pretty much always been my method. I can even just pick up laptop and stay put until late morning and do my yoga then. The two most important aspects of my day given the pole position. I feel like today is important. I knew I had to write something that wasn’t related to astrology for a few minutes. I’m grateful to be in a very relaxed, nearly blissed out state right now when so much generally backfires on me. Focusing on being in my body right now, listening to plinky plunky music. There will be a way forward, there always is. It takes a clear mind and to use the analogy I need to be more lake for a spell. I haven’t felt this chill, actually, in I don’t know how long. I’m going to let it wash over me all day and stay in this vibey place.: The scope of the fourth astrological house of Cancer and the domain of the goddess Themis are similar, if not one and the same—that of customs, folkways, mores, traditions, by which we order our lives and pass down to younger generations. And so, we are going to explore your own organizing principles, the standards to which you hold yourself and bid others do likewise. It all comes down to setting self-expectations as the cornerstones of your own code of ethics. Just as your so-called opposite, the tenth sign of Capricorn, is associated with rules and regulations like the ten commandments, those negating shalt-nots, keeping the faith; the sign of Cancer is steeped in floating suggestions and hope for the future, promises to keep and expectations to meet, what we like to call, in contrast, encouraging should-dos. Just as your cardinal-water sign draws on flood myths, metaphors for hope, passage, promise, deliverance and recovery, when we set expectations for ourselves we are indeed making ourselves a promise, if only one day at a time, a covenant, a pledge, a pact, so to continually get to a better place. And so, dear Moonchild, in navigating life’s rocky waters, we prescribe your taking a stand on any number of issues, setting, in your own words, cornerstones of your code, and delivering on your promises to uphold such expectations. We suggest beginning each declaration with the words: One should always (fill in the blank). We can’t tell you what more to say, although we can provide some phrases that speak to various aspects of life such that you might preface your declarations thus: When it comes to career: One should always…In matters of the heart: One should always…When faced with injustice: One should always…When encountering setbacks: One should always…When asked for help: One should always…When shown a great kindness: One should always. Again, these are just suggestions—you might find an entirely different and unique way of organizing your principled should-dos. And don’t worry that you can’t easily come up with more aspects of life on which to opine—the next time you come to a moral crossroads, or face a tough decision, that will be your cue. It might happen every day or just once a year, it doesn’t matter; this is a prescription designed to last a lifetime. And, then, please feel free to pass it on. It seems fitting that a song like Teach Your Children would contain the lyrics: You who are on the road, must have a code that you can live by.

To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree point of the Sabian Symbol may at times be one degree higher than the one listed here. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°,  for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. 

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