Summer solstice is the official start of the summer season and the longest day of the year. It is also the start of Cancer season. For a few days the sun rises before 5:30am ET and sets around 8:30pm ET. We get approximately 15 hours of sunlight!
At Summer Solstice fires are lit to symbolize the sun, life, and fertility. It is a time to bring in more light, love, and laughter. In nature the plants are blossoming with flowers.
Moving forward the days are going into their descent into darkness. Culminating at winter solstice December 21st. For me the descent into autumn is subtle and I hardly notice it until after the equinox in September. At that point the days and the nights will be of equal length. This is my favorite time of year, the sun rises around 6:45am and sets at 6:51pm et.
Summer Zodiac Signs and Tarot
In the meantime, let's take a look at the zodiac signs and element associated with summer along with the corresponding tarot cards. As background, each zodiac sign has six tarot cards directly associated with it. Have a look at the astrology and tarot wheel to visualize all 78 tarot tarot cards around the astrology wheel.
What are the tarot cards associated with Summer?
Summer is made up of cardinal-water Cancer and is represented by The Chariot. Fixed-fire Leo is represented by Strength. Mutable-earth Virgo is represented by The Hermit.
What do the zodiac signs focus on in Summer?
Cancer begins the summer season and has us focusing on our homes, family, and how to put our feelings first. When we go into Leo we will listen to our hearts and do what it asks with courage. Then we round off the season in Virgo with work, responsibility, and discipline.
Which tarot cards represent elemental and seasonal energy?
The Aces represent the seasons and the Pages represent the elemental energy of the season. The Aces and the Pages sit outside of the Astrology and Tarot Wheel.
The Ace of Wands is known as the The Power of Fire.
In tarot, the Ace of Wands corresponds
to the energy of Summer.
In tarot element of fire is represented by wands which symbolizes our identity, actions, personal will, creativity, sexuality, passion, inspiration, and enthusiasm.
The Aces represent the potential of the suit. It contains the instructions for the development, growth, and progression of the entire cycle of the suit.
Fire signs include:
Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
The Page of Wands is known as the Personification of Fire. The page of wands connects the suit of wands to the realm of spirit and creativity. They insert a sense of childlike enthusiasm and a capacity to learn filled with passion for discovery of new things.
Summer Signs include:
Staying focused on the life path. Cancer takes a leadership role in the areas of home, family, emotional awareness, and nourishment. Cancer represents a need to give and receive emotional warmth and support. The energy of Cancer is sympathetic, psychic, caring, and gentle.
Use careful force and practical wisdom to combat challenges. Leos love to gather with others to celebrate and share in their bounty. Leo represents the need to creatively express themselves and be appreciated by others. The energy of Leo is creative, courageous, dignified, and playful.
Retreat from the world on a quest for inner truth.
Virgo have a sharp mind that crave working. Virgos represent a need a to analyze, discriminate, and function efficiently. The energy of Virgo is critical, analytical, disciplined, and helpful.
Learn more about the zodiac sign Cancer on the New Moon in Cancer, coming up on July 9th 2021. You can also learn a lot more about Cancer in the Cancer New Moon Tarot and Astrology work book, linked below.