Usually summer is a time of fire: the heat of the August sun, the smell of BBQ and campfires, the very really danger of forest fires. This summer there is an even more powerful force in operation. Our emotions that have been running at a high peak for months socially and politically have been accentuated by the present astrology to empower the water and air elements. We see it in the intensity of our conversations and our feelings. That can make it hard to find our centers. Calm and balance can seem unattainable in the crashing waves of emotion and thought.
At times like these, our best support is to focus on service to our selves and to others. When we exercise self care and nurture our bodies and souls deliberately; when we reach out to those we love, or simply those who could use a helping hand, we rise above the chaos and find peace.