Greetings of the June (Northern) Solstice! Today at 9:44 PM UTC, the Sun will be at 90° ecliptic longitude; and will enter the sign of Cancer, the cardinal sign of Water. In the contiguous continental U.S., this will occur between 2:44 pm PDT and 5:54 pm EDT.
“There are rituals of the elements and feasts of the times.”AL II,36
“Each element — fire, earth, air, water, and Spirit — possesses its own Nature, Will, and Magical Formula. Each one may then have its appropriate ritual. Many such in crude form are described in The Golden Bough of Dr. J.G. Frazer, the Glory of Trinity!”In particular the entry of the Sun into the cardinal signs of the elements at the Equinoxes and Solstices are suitable for festivals.”The difference between ‘rituals’ and ‘feasts’ is this: by the one a particular form of energy is generated, while there is a general discharge of one’s superfluous force in the other. Yet a feast implies periodical nourishment.”Crowley’s “New Commentary”
This year, so far, provides an excellent example of what the sages have referred to as “interesting times.” Some strong winds are stirring our little world–spinning us around, raising dust spectres, threatening us with violence, poverty, oppression, and even death; but also blowing down rotten old structures that we’re so much better off without. These interesting times are sure to continue for a while, and will test the limits of our patience, our ability to adapt to new circumstances, keep our wits about us, avoid superstition, and hold on to the long view. But one day, my friends, not too far in the future, we will banquet together again, and toast to each other’s health, and to the ones we have loved and lost.