Cancer - The Flowing Mode

by Guru Rattana, Ph.D.

Issue #183, June 20, 2011


June 21 - Sun moves into Cancer 10:17 AM PDT (17:17 GMT)

Sun moves into Leo July 229:12 PM PDT (July 23 4:12am GMT)

June 26 -Sun and Uranus exact square

July 1- Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse - 1:55 AM PDT (8:55 GMT)

Grand Cardinal Cross - Sun, Moon, Uranus, Saturn and Pluto

July 9 - Uranus stations retrograde and remains retrograde through December 9.

July 14 -15 Capricorn Full Moon 11:40 PM PDT (6:40am GMT)


The Cancer new moon, solar eclipse July 1st is the third eclipse in a row!And this is the third consecutive year that eclipses take place in the sign of Cancer. Eclipses open doorways that expand our consciousness and precipitate profound change.

This new moon eclipse is intensified by the formation of a cardinal cross involving the Sun, Moon, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto. A grand cross has 4 branches and thus multiple planetary interactions, which amps up the intensity and impact and creates a lot of energy that we must deal with.

A cross is formed by planets at 90 and 180 degree angles - in squared and opposing relationships to each other. This grand cross forms six squares and 3 oppositions. planets opposing each other create conflict until we figure out how to use the complementary forces to cooperate and support each other. Squares are crossroads or turning points that demand action and choices. When we come to an intersection, we have to decide where we want to go next.

The cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, are action-oriented and indicate new beginnings. Where there are six squares all at once in cardinal signs, our lives will be re-oriented, we will change direction and pursue new endeavors, either by our own choice or by imposed external imperatives.


Note how the key words and concepts outlined below resonate and define the challenges that you face at this time. Use them to tune into your own truth, to move forward, to release resistance and to allow yourself to embrace new adventures.

THREE OUTER PLANETS - SATURN, URANUS AND PLUTO are involved in the grand cross. The energies represented by the outer planets impact everyone and oblige us to undergo evolutionary transformation. We can feel out of control. Yet we are forced to deal with how we feel, think and act. There is no hiding. We must respond. We must change.

SATURN IN LIBRA demands that we take responsibility for how we create and interact in relationships. If the relationships we are in aren't working, we must be honest and take action based on our truth. If we hesitate, the Universe will help us out and force a showdown.

URANUS IS THE VOLATILE FORCE OF CHAOS that stirs things up so that we can break free from the old and wake up to something new. In Aries Uranus initiates innovation, rebellion, reform and independence. Uranus stations retrograde July 9 and remains retrograde through December 9. (During retrograde our chaos will be more internalized.) Our restless feelings are intensified while the Sun and Uranus are squared off for a week before and after their exact square June 26.

PLUTO (IN CAPRICORN) AND URANUS (IN ARIES) are squaring each other for over two months, through the summer months. The key words are turmoil, liberation, new priorities, reform, restructuring of collective institutions, and creativity.

Uranus and Pluto aligned in a conjunction in the 1960's, initiating a new evolutionary phase of global turmoil, awakening and revolution. (In the mid 60's Saturn also opposed Uranus and Pluto) Now Uranus and Pluto have moved into their first square, supporting and demanding implementation of the ideas for freedom and reform that were birthed in the sixties. (And not just tie-dyed shirts. Systemic transformation is the name of the game.)


The Capricorn full moon challenges us to initiate ourselves into a new and expanded perception of who we are, our life purpose and how we operate in the world. As evolution quickens, we are advised to take special care of our emotional and physical bodies. To avoid feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, we are encouraged to nurture ourselves and to spend time in nature. We must stay centered and aware within so that we can tune into higher states of consciousness and listen to our inner guidance. As we enter unfamiliar territory both within and without, we must trust our soul and draw upon universal support to accomplish our goals.


We can experience all the intense energies as pressure, stress, strain, frustration, anger, conflict and being pulled in different directions. We know we have to do something about the current life issues that stare us in our face. The trick is to avoid succumbing to feeling victimized and to use the pressurizing energy to take action to support ourselves. The times call for courage, persistence and the activation of our will. They also oblige us to let go and to accept what is happening.

The volatile forces expressed in the eclipse and full moon force us to act, but in Cancer we are directed to change our mode of operation. Force is counterproductive, stressful and not fun. Cancer invites us to tune into our instinctual awareness, follow our intuition and go with our own flow. The Universe can support us if we release our resistance and relax into a state of allowing.

The Cancer archetype awakens us to the fact that our emotional and physical bodies are a key ingredient to our transformational journey toward wholeness and love. It is critical that we understand and take responsibility for how our inner reality creates our outer reality. If we move forward voluntarily, we can experience a new level of satisfaction, inner authority, self-confidence and freedom.


Three consecutive years of eclipses while the Sun is in Cancer serve to re-introduce the Divine Feminine/Mother Principle into our psyche and the collective consciousness. We are experiencing the awakening to the flowing feminine force, which has been repressed and unavailable in our collective psyche for way too long. We are becoming more sensitive to our feelings, our emotions and Mother Earth. This is an energetic shift that we should appreciate with deep gratitude.

Something significant has been happening since the 3 eclipses in Cancer in 2009. The grinding of consciousness intensifies with more feminine energy because we not only think about what we experience in our mind, we have to FEEL it in our emotional and physical bodies. Theincrease in intensity is accompanied by an increase in realism and a feeling of hope. Hope comes from a knowing that it is possible to achieve inner peace, to become more conscious and to experience in a more meaningful way both our humanness and our soul identity.

BTW, the daily news reports some of the grosser manifestations of energetic shifts. Men can't get away with abusing women or suppressing their own feelings anymore. Women are standing up for themselves, instead of playing the victim and wimpy accomplice role.( It takes two to play the game. Remember the polarities are inseparable and interactive.)


The influx of high frequency energies on the Planet makes it possible to access and to anchor in the functional expressions of both the male and female polarities of our soul. Both consciousness and truth of the male polarity and the evolutionary creativity of feminine flowing energies are becoming more available. We can experience more stable space in our neutral mind and less rigidity. We don't hold on so tightly to our old ways.It is easier to let go.

In our neutral space, reality shows up differently. We discover a flow, an unfoldment and a fluidity in reality. When part of reality is not fixed, we discover that we can influence what happens to us. New physics has been telling us that the observer changes what he/she observes. This means that we are co-creators of our reality. How we perceive the world and ourselves influences how we create our lives. A perceptual reframe in our neutral mind awakens us to the possibility of participating in a different way in choreographing our own dance. There is more freedom not only because we have choice, but also because a lot of arranging is done for us if we allow the Universe to work for us instead of resisting or closing ourselves off to its support.

The more we are attuned to our soul the easier it is to release emotional programming. The more we synchronize with the cosmic flow, the more universal energies move through us perfectly orchestrated with our soul design. The increased sensitivity of our mind and subtle and emotional bodies makes us more available to know our truth and to compute what is happening in our environments. We know what is right and we feel the truth pulse in our being.We are now being challenged and supported in transcending denial, deception, fear and fantasy and acting in integrity with our truth.


The intensity of the planetary alignments is similar to that created by the eclipses and grand cross last year. What I shared last year about how we are experiencing these intense energies is again very relevant. *(1)(See Issue #172)

1. Higher Frequencies

The dynamic tension that most of us are feeling is partly a result of being forced to adapt to the higher frequencies that are infusing the planet. Higher frequencies of both the male and female polarities are more and more available for us to experience and use to enter the dimension of the heart.

2. Awakening of Feeling Sensitivity

We also feel intense emotions because we are less and less able to escape into our minds. We can't simply release our negative emotions by projecting them outside ourselves. We are obliged to feel our feelings in our own bodies. The more we feel them, the more we get in touch with our negative emotional conditioning. As we become aware of our subconscious programming, we can release it and free ourselves to 'be real.' It serves us well to allow and move through this transformational cleansing process.

3. Out of Mental Denial

The intensity of our feelings is obliging us to experience the feminine/feeling polarity of our soul in our body. It is challenging for those who are used to mental denial and avoid actually feeling their uncomfortable emotions in their bodies. But it is empowering, and necessary, to go deep into an authentic experience of our constantly changing energy of motion - e-motions, where we connect with the flowing, evolutionary polarity of our soul.

The good news is that it is easier to move beyond thinking into subtle sensitive feeling awareness. We can't experience or figure out our feelings in our mind. And when our mind is in our duality channel, it is co-opted by and collaborates with our wounded emotional conditioning, keeping us in a state of inner conflict. As we access our neutral awareness channel, we are able to non-judgmentally and lovingly pay attention to our feelings as the express through our emotional, physical and subtle bodies.



Our focus at this time should be on using the current energies and openings to experience the elevated expressions of both polarities of our soul. Our most important tasks are [1] To access our neutral mind. [2] To anchor into our body feeling awareness of the peaceful qualities of neutral. [3] To awaken to the natural rhythm of our feeling polarity.

During these intense and transformational times, it is critical to have a daily spiritual practice.

Whatever Kundalini kriya you choose to practice, take time between exercises to tune into the neutral space in your mind and to feel your feelings in your body. Build your experience by BEING AWARE, LISTENING AND FEELING.

As your body feels the peaceful nature of your neutral channel, it will begin to relax and let go.

There are many ways to awaken to the natural rhythm of our feeling polarity.*(1) One way is to feel the rhythm of your breath as it breathes in your body. Be with the rhythm of your breath as it breathes in your chest and heart. Feel your skin breathing. Focusing on the rhythm of your skin breathing will awaken you to the peaceful natural flow in both your emotional and physical bodies.And above all, relax and enjoy being alive!

References and Footnotes

Austin, Stephanie, "Cancer Solar Eclipse - July 1," "Capricorn Full Moon - July 14-15," The Mountain Astrologer, Issue #157, June/July 201l, pp.111-12.

1. See Issue #161 - "Cancer-The Feminine Polarity of My Soul." June 21, 2009.