o here we are- in the north- ern hemisphere experienc- ing our longest lightest days- dancing with our

friend the sun. A spotlight as well shines on our country about to celebrate 242 years as a nation. We have spiraled through many of the develop- mental phases of infant then toddler, to tween, adolescent, young adult. With each pass we log-in our “com- ment” on freedom, op- portunity and the pur- suit of happiness. It is generally agreed that USA is still a young experiment. But as a Cance- rian country we do have the ancient, cardinal knowledge of water - there isn’t no new drop on the planet. That – is - old. We call it a Solar Return. Happy Birthday USA!

Amidst all of the

bang-bang fireworks and dogs div- ing under the couch it is a time of re- flection, are we really that divided? Is that person really so different from us? Can we just make the big leap and vote for love? As with all sign- transitions or ingress’ in the zodiac we are moving from masculine to feminine/ feminine masculine and often weird out-of-bounds moments arise. As individuals we always have the opportunity to observe ourselves in this leap. What is lighting-up or retreating, surprised or knowing- responses we may have with in our personal realms are important. Talk with our kin about what was expe- rienced. Our media culture does ex-

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pand us, but how much do we really share intimately?

does expose big patterns and along with that big thoughts. That’s a birth- day for ya. Go Big or go home

Happy Summer Solstice everyone! Cancer is Queen in all of her glory. Our water sign is cardi- nal, intentional and powerful. flowing

When without

resistance she can contribute an end- less stream of mo- mentum. Her over all lighting though,

is soft, opalescent, private. How-

ever, in the third week of July the sun makes a dramatic shift for us. Enter- the radiant, fixed, fire sign of Leo the lion- the King. Ruled by the Sun, his dominion is the fifth house. Hav- ing your birth sign in this placement gives you the confi- dence to risk hearing a differ- ent drummer and the style to pull it off. You are inspiring and encourag- ing- en cour- to the heart. You bring blood to the surface, passionately sewing your seeds- with the help of the wind and the animals you distrib- ute your progeny. So, luckily for us in this little time we hold together in this article we have two very bold forces to play with.

Now last September I mentioned

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All of this light

in this column that we have been in a male dominated constellation-Reg- ulus- one of the major fixed stars. It has been in Leo for the past 2000 years. It has now entered the female sign of Virgo and will stay there for another 2000 years. One can only watch, see and experience the current moment of the #Me Too Movement, with this explosion of gender equal- ity we are witnessing long overdue gaps in feminine equality. So ladies and the feminine side of males, the universe has your back.

Rather than say that the male dominated era is over, we will pos- tulate that this is an opportunity for the marriage of the king AND queen, the blending of the male and female where nobody is over throne, no one is killed off- but a major unit- ing mandala of the two forces two become


to rule, coex- ist and maybe much like what occurred during the Egyptian era. CO is key, much like the questioning of +/- bi-

nary. With a universal freeing

of all the inhabitants of our Earth from oppression, servitude to one or two individual slots. Let us spiral and evolve, send a side-a-long-text- TALK WITH EACH OTHER in per- son and for real. Stop, smell and be WITH the roses.

So lovely queens of the sea-tides and kings of the sun shines- rise and fly in surprisingly new ways Happy birthday!

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In the first two decades of the 17th century, regular papers printed from movable type appeared in Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands. The Dutch “corantos” (“currents of news”), which strung together items ex- tracted from foreign jour- nals, became the sources for English and French translations published in Amsterdam as early as 1620. Rudimentary newspapers appeared in many European countries in the 17th century, and broadsheets with social news were published in Japan in the Tokugawa period (1603–1867)

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