Summer Solstice (Northern Solstice) 2007
(Saturn's Final Opposition to Neptune)

by Anthony J. McGettigan


Overflowing fullness of a potent quiet
Like the holding of an in-breath
The shape of things is never forever
From stillness emerges the movement of change
From the moment, the light of blessing


Saturn and Neptune

At the time of the Summer Solstice (June 21, 2007), Saturn makes its final exact opposition to Neptune during the current Neptune-Saturn cycle. The Saturn-Neptune opposition happens roughly every 35 years. The exact time of the last opposition is 8:57 a.m. PDT on June 25, 2007.

Interestingly, when this opposition last occurred the United States was involved in the Viet Nam war. This previous opposition also accompanied the events that eventually became known as the Watergate Scandal which lead to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.

The current Saturn-Neptune opposition (which began in Summer 2006), coincides not only with US involvement in another foreign conflict, but also a broad range of government scandals and a major transition of power in the US Congress.

In such an alignment, the energy resonant with Saturn (structure, authority, karma) is seeking balance with the energy of Neptune (inner vision, dreams, oceanic potentials, the deepest dimensions of consciousness). Erosion of social institutions and restructuring of karmic circumstances are highly favored in the present and for years to come. This event signals a time of increasing clarity and brings opportunities for setting a new course.

June 30 Full Moon
(image created using Starry Night software


Solstice Sun Opposes Pluto

This Summer Solstice is also highlighted by an opposition with Pluto. Pluto is currently approaching a conjunction with the Winter Solstice. This is the first time in more than 250 years that Pluto has aligned with this point in the zodiac. The importance of Pluto's position is made even more significant by the fact that the Winter Solstice has reached alignment with the Galactic Equator.

This sets the stage for an important conjunction of Sun, Pluto, Jupiter, and the heart of our galaxy at the time of the 2007 Winter Solstice. Pluto's influence will add great transformational momentum beginning in Summer of 2007. This momemtum will only accelerate and have even more concrete impact as Pluto transitions from Sagittarrius to Capricorn in 2008-2009. (Check back for updates about important related events in August, October, and December.)

Blessings for your Summer Solstice, and beyond.


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