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The Summer Solstice is exact on Friday, 6.21 at 11:55am.
The EdibleSpirit LIVE Summer Solstice Experience will be streamed on Saturday, 6.22 at 2pmEDT.
After that we will be on hiatus for the remainder of the summer. We will be back in September, but for now you can join the mailing list or follow us on instagram @ediblespirit as we may drop in from time to time to do some impromptu LIVE readings.
Until then enjoy the Solstice WRITEUP (below the video) and TRANSMISSION (LIVE at 2pmEDT on Sat. 6.22) which includes an astro update and LIVE community ritual to honor the summer solstice. All you need is a pen, paper, and open heart.
Always remember, UR SO DELICIOUS
and we love you,
Michael Domitrovich and EdibleSpirit
Dearest, most delicious spirits,
The summer solstice occurs in the northern hemisphere when the Sun enters the sign of Cancer at 11:55 AM EDT on the 21st of June. It is the longest day of the year in the north, and the first day of Summer.
Astrologically speaking, Cancer is a cardinal water sign. All the cardinal signs (Cancer, Libra, Capricorn, Sagittarius) carry a burst of energy, a breakthrough from one season to the next.
Cancer season is the summer, the time of fruiting and ripening, when the intentions set during the spring grow to their fullest fruition before being harvested and re-evaluated in the fall. The winter represents the going back in, going dark, and replenishing before bursting forth again in the spring.
The breakthrough energy of Cancer comes after the Density of taurus and the quickening of Gemini. It’s as though pressure builds up in Taurus, speeds up in Gemini and breaks through to calmer smoother currents of water in Cancer. The challenge is that Cancer is very emotional, like all the water signs, but the focus is on feelings ebbing and flowing like the tides, and using mindfulness to make choices that factor in our emotional realities without becoming overly emotional.
Cancer asks us to consider what feels good, what feels supportive, what is nourishing and nurturing. Sun in Cancer asks, “What makes me truly feel full, whole, and satisfied?” “What is the most collectively nourishing choice I can make?” “How to proceed while expressing love, care, and support for everyone, and especially myself?”
There are other MAJOR astrological occurrences at the time of the solstice.
MARS and MERCURY are conjunct in cancer - There is a heady blend of forward motion, and lots of information coming in. You may feel like you’re being driven to take care of things, business, or yourself, and there is probably new insight coming to you with every step you take. What you learn makes you want to go harder, going harder makes you learn more.
Try to remind yourself of your highest values (as we suggested in the Sagittarius full moon transmission) based on the lessons you’ve learned recently, and who you know yourself to be today. Make sure that the action you are taking lines up with who you now know yourself to be and what you really want. Pay attention to details and what you’re learning because it’s all feeding into the same thing.
Even more starkly - directly opposite Mars and Mercury is a really really major alignment - retrograde Pluto conjunct Retrograde Saturn, conjunct the Retrograde South Node, all in Capricorn.
Capricorn represents the government, the family, the patriarchy, and all institutions. Saturn is about time, and patriarchal frequencies, Pluto is representing change and evolution whether we want it or not, and the South node contextualizes all of this as being related to KARMA - both personal and collective. It feels like a watershed moment, even if it is all going down below the surface or inside yourself (that’s the retrograde influence).
This tells us that what we are going through individually via Mars and Merc is unfolding against the backdrop of really gnarly lessons that we are learning about society, family, and governmental structures, life and death, evolving, changing thoroughly and dramatically, uncovering buried power, and bringing the shadow self into the light.
It’s weird and wild - all this seems to indicate that there is a full-on head-on collision happening right now between the gnarly lessons we all need to learn about where we have come from, why we are here, and what we are working on. These changes are not easy-peasy or light hearted - they are deep and systemic. This alignment says it’s time to deal with the changes that are occurring, to engage them fully, especially as they relate to the political, familial, and existential structures that have defined us for so long. That could be overwhelming, but Mars and Mercury are giving us energy and information to do this deep work.
With all this said (and it’s a lot), we’re asking a major question this Solstice: “What do we need to do, say, or understand in order to learn from the past? What do we need to do, say, or understand in order to change those structures that are old, brittle, or limiting?
This may have different ramifications for everyone, but the gist seems to be that it’s important to communicate - to speak and act on behalf of giving ourselves what we need, and taking responsibility for ourselves, as we all work on dismantling the structures that may have worked at one time, but which are now keeping us prisoner and/or holding us hostage.
However, we have to remember to strike a balance… maybe it’s more important to listen… or as important to listen: to others, and to yourself and your inner voice.
How are you trying to take care of yourself and others? What do you think is more important than that self-care and care of others right now? Is there a way to re-prioritize so that you put your care for self and others before all other needs? We spoke about this in the Elements of Spirit from this week - in a slightly different way - with the Ether reminding us that applying oneself or taking action helps, but only if that action is seeking to create greater peace in the present and faith in the future. If we take care of ourselves and each other, everything else will take care of itself. That’s what cancer tries to remind.
What am I nurturing?
What am I giving my best self to?
Do any changes need to be made?
What do we need to do or say to feel better or to contribute to EVERYONE feeling better - especially as it involves dismantling old structures.
Remember that if you feel overwhelmed trying to deal with all the stuff going on in the world… deal with your own stuff - it’s much more important to DEAL than it is to let the overwhelm stop you from doing anything, or to let yourself burnout.
This brings me to the ultimate point of this communique, which has been delayed in reaching you for a moment.
I’ve had a recent tragic event happen to someone very close to me. This has shaken me to the core and is causing me to listen up and practice what I am incessantly preaching. I’m ok, but would be remiss if I didn’t take the medicine that is being offered by the solstice. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding - I feel tragedies are maybe not the best time to make all the changes - but when truth is revealed one can’t really unsee it. I’m doing the best I can so that I can continue to be of service.
This sounds dramatic, and it is, but it really just amounts to me taking an actual summer vacation. The changes being implemented are as follows:
We are pausing all of our explicitly spiritual service work between the Solstice and the Fall Equinox. The EdibleSpirit Experience will go dark for that time, and we will not be taking appointments. We will be refunding all of you for payments in June and will give you a free month’s subscription when we return as a thank you for your loyalty.
We will be taking a break from all social media until after Labor day, when we will reach out and update you. The changes occurring now are pretty massive and we’re not sure how everything will shake down, but are taking this opportunity to fully unplug.
Check out ediblespirit.com to see the services, workshops and events that will be available when we return. Feel free to reach out with questions or comments, or to book something for the fall. We plan to emphasize group work, hands-on workshops, mystical events, and paraconceptual performances.
Long story short the emphasis this summer will be on healing, replenishing, and ultimately redirecting the energy that has been poured into the EdibleSpirit Practice for the last ten years. I trust that this is a needed recalibration, that there are things that need to leave, things that need to come in, and things that need to heal in my life and experience. The wild thing is that we began this writeup last week, set it aside as all this stuff was going down IRL, and then made the decision to take this hiatus… only to come back and realize that we had channeled the very same guidance for YOU! for US! for ALL OF US!
Thank you for your presence, your light and participation in the first 6 months of the EdibleSpirit Experience. Getting to the point where we could launch the experience was a 3 year process. We believe in this format and our community. If it weren’t for you, for all of us, I might not have gotten this message. Time is wild, change is wild, truth is necessary, humanity is possible. I am eager to continue the journey with all of you, never forget that UR SO DANG DELICIOUS and we love you.
PS. We will gather on the 22nd at 2pm EDT for a ritual sendoff.
I’m honestly not sure what’s going to happen, but it will be our opportunity to gather as a community before the summer hiatus.
REMINDER: The summer solstice is exact at 11:55 AM EDT on Friday, the 21st of June.
That means Friday is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. We went back and forth - thinking we should do our ritual on friday during the day, but we wanted you to be able to tune in live. Now we understand why.
So our suggestion is to enjoy the longest day somehow. Stay up and get outside. Watch the sunset and under the light of the still swollen, though waning moon, consider the questions and themes in the ritual above. Talk to whomever you are with (Cancer loves trusted/chosen family) and share the questions and stuff you’re thinking about re: caring for self and each other. THEN, gather with EdibleSpirit on Saturday the 22nd at 2pm EDT. It will be a ki. All you need to have ready is pen and paper, we will take care of the rest.
New Moon LIVE Transmission as part of the EdibleSpirit Experience - for the New Moon in Gemini on Sunday, 6.3 at 6:01am EDT.
NOTE! Sound is muted until 25:25 so skip ahead.
This is an EdibleSpirit Experience New Moon Transmission for the Gemini New Moon at 6:01am EDT on Sunday, 6.3.
Includes an astro update, tarot pulls for all the signs, and suggestions for DIY ritual.
Unfortunately the astro update was muted! But the sound comes back on at 25:25 and includes the tarot and ritual transmission. Ritual outline is below:
Create sacred space by grounding into the earth, asking for protection, taking several deep breaths, calling in the 5 elements, EARTH, WATER, FIRE, AIR, and ETHER, and having representations of the elements if you like : a crystal, a bowl of water, a candle, some sage or incense, and something magical - images of ancestors, icons, uplifiting inspiring spiritual music, whatever makes you shift out of ordinary consciousness and into sacred ritual space.
Declare that you are doing a ritual to honor the new moon.
Make a list or discuss with a loved one:
HOW HAVE I GROWN IN THE LAST 2-3 years re:
Especially in terms of HARD LESSONS or CHALLENGES RE: ILLUSIONS, DELUSIONS, the SHADOW, the UNKNOWN or the UNCONSCIOUS
What have I learned, seen through or grown through that has been uncomfortable or difficult for me, causing me to face the unpleasant uncomfortable or unknown. What was I deluded by? What have I faced? What am I now deluded by? What is confronting or overwhelming me still?
Do this re: LOVE, WORK, and LIFE and THEN
List or discuss 1-3 areas in the larger world that you feel personally connected to, that are somehow resonant with your personal cycles of growth/challenge/shadow/illusion/delusion.
The idea is to establish a context for the seemingly purposeless chaos in the world by noticing the context in your life FIRST, then connecting it to the larger world. This will prob feel great.
FINALLY when these connections have been made, say aloud:
"In the silent light of this Gemini New Moon, I align with the will to have growth-based conversations regarding all of this and more as needed in love, light, balance, and service, with harm to none and in the highest good of all involved. AND SO IT IS.
Thank the elements of ETHER, AIR, FIRE, WATER, and EARTH, thank your guides and ancestors, and then, declare the working complete and the circle closed.
Happy new moon beloveds.
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