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The long awaited (at least for me;) first moment of Summer arrives on June 21st, at 2:14 AM PDT! The longest day and the shortest night happens on this day, bringing us to the beginning of the sign of Cancer. As we leave behind the Air Sign of Gemini, and move into this Cardinal Water Sign, the mood changes from very mental to feeling, sensing and caring so much more.

Cancer is the sign that Summer begins, and heralds a shift in perception. This Cardinal sign leads us all into our hearts, where we want to help others, love our families, and share what we have. The Water element brings about a sensitivity that inspires us to be strict and honest in this sign, but also very kind and caring. The Moon rules this sign, and represents Mother, home and family. Like a good Mother, Cancer shows us how to be better people and to see ourselves part of a bigger family. Traditionally on this occasion we celebrate with those we care most about, and get outdoors to enjoy this special day.

In ancient times monuments were built of stone to align with the Sun on this day. It alerted the people of the coming days of Solar powers to grow their crops and know the seasons. Many centuries later we still observe these sites; some go to these locations to pray and observe the placement of the Sun's rays. My favorite way to commemorate this day is to go to the beach or a beautiful outdoor location and create a wheel, or circle of stones, marked in the 4 directions. Each quarter of the circle would represent a different time of life; from the child, to the teen, to the Mother, to the wise woman. I would enter in the South, the child quadrant. I would review any/all Spirit would show me I still needed to see in order to move forward. Once I was full of insight and light, I would move to the teen/West, doing the same, until I was in the East with the old crone. Each quadrant is alive with questions, answers, and enlightenment. I would exit from the East with a new feeling, a new understanding of my life, and how to improve it.


On this day, astrologically speaking, there are planetary and luminary alignments to assist us or challenge us in our quest. The Sun in Cancer at 0 degrees 0 minutes is square the Moon in Aries. You’ll have powerful emotional attachments to the past, your family, your childhood, those places you associate with safety and security and your beginnings. But with the Moon in Aries, you may feel that you are at cross purposes with yourself, for your conscious intentions and desires (Sun) conflict with your subconscious emotional needs and drives (Moon). You are pulled in two different directions and can have difficulty satisfying both your need to be an individual and your need for caring relationships and a sense of belonging. Balance is needed.


The Sun is square Jupiter in Aries, inspiring big aspirations and the desire to succeed in life in a grand way. You may tend to exaggerate, to promise more than is possible, and to misjudge through over-optimism. Restlessness and discontent with responsibilities and limitations in life can be troublesome for you at this time. Help is here with the Sun trine Saturn in Aquarius. Realistic and practical, you can set goals for yourself that are modest enough for you to actually achieve. You are able to tackle long, difficult projects and see them through, for you’ll possess self-discipline, concentration, and perseverance. You also have a strong sense of responsibility and are very conscientious in fulfilling your obligations.

The Sun in Cancer also squares Neptune in Pisces. You’ll be extremely sensitive and imaginative, and you can get lost in your dreams, fantasies, and visions. You are attracted to artistic and creative pursuits, the world of color, beauty, and emotion. You are also drawn to mysticism and have deep spiritual aspirations and yearnings. Gentle and peace-loving, if you lack the will and competitive spirit needed to make your way in the world, you may seek to avoid or escape the hard realities of life.


This is a very creative time of year, supported by our Sun in Cancer. Take time to focus your attention on not only the celebration of Summer, but look at the opportunity to change course and move forward in new ways. As our world changes, so do we, with new insights and understandings of what was and what is.


Focus on the heart, on Mother Earth and all she bestows upon us. Gratitude for all that we have, taking the attention away from lack and fear of what is to come. Stay grounded and be at peace.


Thank you Judy for your wisdom! For a private reading please email her:


Judy Crescenzo

judy@skypatterns.com




On June 14th at 4:51 AM PDT the Sun and Moon oppose each other, creating a beautiful visual display of this Super Moon. The Moon is closest to Earth in its orbit and makes for a bright and beautiful event! The Sun and Moon, in the signs of Gemini and Sagittarius, are both stationed at 23 degrees 25 minutes.

As with every Full Moon, we are looking at goals, dreams and promises we made to ourselves on the New Moon. It is a time of culmination and the reveal. How did it turn out? Did we manifest our intentions, or not act on our behalf? Well, now on this Super Full Moon in

Sagittarius, we can delve deep to see how we did. Not just surface answers, like yes or no; but the core belief behind what affected our actions. These two signs can represent our right and left brain, Gemini representing logic, facts, experience; and Sagittarius our inner knowing, intuition and higher beliefs. It can be a time of opening up ourselves to seeing things differently.


Sagittarius is a Mutable Fire Sign. Mutable as it represents the last month of Fall before Winter sets in. As changeable as that time of year is, so are Mutable signs; flexible and adaptive. The Fire element lights the way for others to follow, showing courage, insight and creativity. It is ruled by the planet Jupiter, larger than life. This is a benefic planet, imbuing us with optimism, bravery and humor. This Full Moon can be a celebration, as the energy is there for honoring each other and ourselves.


On this occasion these luminaries are blessed with a trine (Sun) and sextile (Moon) to Saturn. With all this lofty imagining and big dreams, Saturn in Aquarius brings it down to Earth to assist in more than just talk. In this sign, Saturn adds a methodical, scientific approach to plans, keeping them grounded.


But, at the same time these luminaries are involved in a T-Square to Neptune in Pisces. This is where we can go off the rails, dreaming the impossible dreams in a world where chaos exists. We can lose our way and be deterred off our path if we don’t think clearly and stay grounded.


With the ruling planet of Sagitarrius, Jupiter, in the sign of Aries, we are given personal strength and power to achieve our objectives. I think we can use this occasion to use our body, mind and spirit like a lightning rod. We can imagine, or do physically. See yourself standing in a beautiful outdoor setting. Feel the temperature on your skin; breathe in the fragrance of your location. Close your eyes and breathe in deeply, and exhale, while centering yourself. Feel your feet planted firmly on the ground, even see the Earth’s energy pulsing like a heartbeat into the soles of your feet. At the same time see the crown of your head emanating a light that begins to grow brighter and brighter. Know you are using your body as your tool to send and receive light, energy, information, and healing. Continue to breathe in and out slowly acknowledging the power you are receiving from Mother Earth and Father Sky and be grateful.

This Super Full Moon is a brilliant one, physically and metaphorically. Wherever you live, if you have the opportunity to view this Moon on the night before or in the early morning, you won’t be sorry!


Take a “Moon Bath” by lying under the Moon, stars and planets and open your mind to the unknown. Couldn’t be a better time.




Judy Crescenzo judy@skypatterns.com








On May 30th at 4:30 AM PST the Sun and Moon align at 9 degrees Gemini 3 minutes. We are in for some new ways of thinking and looking at reality, with opportunities to communicate our feelings and be heard. It’s all in the delivery.

Gemini is the first Air Sign of the Solar year. Air signs are all about the mental realm, steeped in thoughts and a need to share them. This is a brilliant energy to bring about new ways of troubleshooting old problems that have kept you stumped. It is a lite hearted, humorous thought provoking passion for knowledge that seeks to solve problems without going too deep. It is a Mutable sign; the last month of Spring leading us into Summer. Mutable signs are flexible and adaptable to change. And boy, do we need a change at this time. Not a time to be depressed and stuck, but a great time for curiosity, communications and research.


Mercury rules Gemini; the Messenger of the Gods represented by Hermes. The mental capacity and the speedy delivery of those thoughts are what Gemini’s can excel in. The challenge is to stay connected to the world through not only the mind, but physically and emotionally as well. Gemini’s can be aloof and cool in their communications. The glyph for Gemini is the Twins, as there is a tendency for a dual personality, with the ability to see all sides of a situation. At one moment, the Gemini can be considerate and compassionate, and the next can throttle you with a criticism that leaves you questioning what just happened. Quicksilver Messenger Service with this sign.


So on this occasion, we are setting intentions for what we want to bring about. We have a greater capacity to broaden our scope, as many ideas come our way. To be able to open our minds to new possibilities, we must make room and clear the clutter of the past. It can be a playful and witty time, lifting us out of the drama and setting a course for new horizons. The issue can be overthinking things, scattering our thoughts in so many directions that we don’t accomplish what we desire. One great use of this sign is writing, whether it's storytelling or making lists of things to take care of. Our minds are on overtime here, and the planet Mercury is retrograde in Taurus until June 3rd.


When retrograde, it is time to stroll down memory lane and collect our thoughts on what still needs attention. Get inspired with all means of communication, from reading and writing, to listening to music and lyrics, to calling friends and family. And it’s a great time to be creative in so many ways!


The Sun and Moon are sextile Mars and Jupiter, conjoined in the sign of Aries. Sextiles are positive in that it makes for a cooperative and supportive relationship between planets and luminaries. This combination works together to provide us not only the mindset, but the courage to make said changes. Mars and Jupiter in Aries are strong and powerful, and direct our minds to seek personal power and success. This helps to focus our thoughts on ourselves and our immediate surroundings, rather than be all over the map. You’ll have a positive, "can-do" attitude and will tackle life's challenges with relish.This self-confidence and will to succeed will show you how much you can do and how far you can go. Forward-looking, enterprising, and enthusiastic about new projects, you’re not happy in situations that do not offer you challenges and the potential for growth and expansion in the future - no matter how secure or satisfactory they may be in other respects.

To make the best use of this time and energies, allow yourself to create a new model to live by. Dream up your most satisfying version of who and what you can be and can accomplish. There are times in life to sit back and ponder; this isn’t one of them. With the combination of energies at work, we can use this powerful opportunity to rethink and renegotiate our life as it has been, and turn it into more closely resembling who we want to be. As mentioned before, we need to “make room” for what we wish to create in our life by letting go of what stands in the way. We can do it! We may take small steps or huge leaps in the right direction, and achieve our goals.


We might even have a surprise come our way that shows us new, unimagined possibilities we never believed could happen. So, the trick is to keep an open mind, and to remember we have many teachers around us in our lives who can reveal truths and ideas that can help us on our way to fulfillment. Gemini is the sign of family, neighbors and friends; and at this time we are the teachers and students in this area of our lives. Share your knowledge and stay alert in all your exchanges to find the feather of truth for yourself and others. Have some fun, laugh and express yourself fully!



Thank you Judy’✨

For a private session email Judy Crescenzo judy@skypatterns.com




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