What interesting dynamics we have currently in our world right now. Dynamics that are also representative in the cosmos. As above, so below.
Today we enter into Cancer season and with it comes Solstice. The Solstice portal is when the sun literally stands still in our sky and solstice comes from sol "sun" sistere "to stand still". This solar portal is one of luminal space; it is a wavering between light and dark, in essence, the tangible manifestation of the betweens. Though summer solstice is the official ringing in of the summer season, we begin to loose light daily as we head towards harvest season.
Coincidentally, we are also in the beginning stages of lunar albedo in which the first quarter moon initiates. The albedo, or whitening, is the third stage of alchemy. Through this stage, we focus on the deepening of our spirituality and spiritual practice, balance, feminine/masculine energies, finding our truth, and learning to become empowered as we move through the alchemical stages. This is the stage in which we use both the passive energies of the feminine and the kinetic energies of the masculine. We literally balance the manifestation process through becoming unattached and allowing the intent to vibrate through existence, but also taking action steps towards bettering our slate for the desire we wish to bring. Like I said before, magick is not just do a ritual and be done; oftentimes, for the potency to occur, you align yourself with that particular vibration in order to bring what your focus is to you, regardless of it is something tangible or if it is something more etheric.
During lunar albedo, roughly lunar days 7-13, we embody the energies of the Mother and the Warrioress. Through the mother, we can nurture and facilitate our spiritual practices to align with that which we call to us. We find the balance between giving and receiving, just like a mother does with her child. And not all mothers birth literal children. Instead we are beginning to ripen with the fullness of our goals or we start to tend to the things necessary to allow for the intention to grow into a result.