http://www.RasaLilaHealing.com - We've reached the summer solstice point; A pinnacle in the cycle of the seasons as the great wheel turns around again. Self-reflection is the journey these weeks, despite all the temporary frustrations that prevent it from easily happening. Indeed oppression itself can be part of the theme we're observing with asteroid Ceres opposing Saturn just as the Cancer season begins. We are realizing just how difficult it is to get our true emotional needs met in our given world and we our unwrapping our wounds in order to discover our deeper story of how we've developed our specific emotional needs. Mercury passes the Sun as they both enter the sign of Cancer the 21st and square Chiron before being joined by the new moon on Friday the 23rd. Issues revolve around the past, our upbringing, our family, our home are showing their relevancy as we look deeper to what we each as totally unique beings truly need to feel safe. Between Jupiter, Neptune and Chiron all stationed these weeks there is a deep existential uncertainty which is beckoning us to go very deep, and very behind the scenes into the darker recesses of our makeup and unconsciousness. We are incubating fundamental readjustments of our very purpose for being, beliefs, ideals and goals for living our lives and being a human. Much of the frustration comes from bridging that deep spiritual yearning and purpose with our often seemingly trivial, mechanical or prison-like world. Mars in Cancer opposing Pluto can either take on too much or give away too much, but either way, explosive passion or crippling lethargy may seem to come at all the wrong moments and really provoke us to re-prioritize how we are handling and spending our energy, physically and emotionally. Relationships really bring the matter to our doorway as asteroid Juno also opposes Mars and we find a need to balance independence with collaboration. When do we work and when do we rest and how can we work and rest better are the paradoxical questions that lead us to creative solutions. Being aware of what is uncomfortable will allow us to figure out how to treat it, where as trying to sweep it all under the rug is much like shooting ourselves in the foot. Maybe we need to take more naps in order to work more, and take more solo retreats in order to socialize more, the important thing is that we really tune in deeply and don't discard any of our needs, don't feel pressured or add to our own pressure just because the world or others can be convincing, our emotional body can inform us only as much as we can slow down and create a safe-space for it to process.