June 2011

June is a month of completions and new beginnings. There are graduations, weddings, reunions and various family and friends gatherings. It is the end of Spring and the beginning of Summer, initiated with the Sun in the Northern Hemisphere providing its greatest light at the Summer Solstice and the longest day of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere.

This June begins with a Gemini New Moon and Solar Eclipse on the 1st. The Sun Moon conjunction trines Saturn, and we may find ourselves over the next fortnight connecting with people in social occasions. Some of our connections may be reconnections with people from our past. Some of our connections may be new contacts with people who hold clues or possibilities for our future journey. Like a scavenger hunt, this June could have us going from one clue to another, all the while not fully knowing the final destination or if there is a final destination.

June continues with the planting seeds for our future but now with a greater tendency to try various things out. We are not content to focus solely on one or two areas. We would prefer a smorgasbord of tasty delights to sample and taste. If over the past few months we have already established our base camp, the fundamental values we wish to engage in our journey ahead, then June allows us a greater opportunity to explore, investigate and try different paths by which to reach our summit. If we have not laid down the foundation stones for our future, then June could provide an opportunity to do so, all the while realizing the importance of flexibility and adaptability and being certain we write our plans and intentions in pencil, with a large eraser in hand, and not try and carve them in stone.

On the 2nd of June, Mercury exits Taurus to enter its own Sign of Gemini. This movement ends the Taurus Stellium of three or more planets in the Fixed Earth Sign and increases the sense of variability and our engaging a wide berth of considerations.

Neptune turns retrograde on the 2nd, to trace back its entrance into its own Sign of Pisces and re-enter briefly Aquarius in early August through the end of the year.

This early part of June can be a bit of a muddle. We may feel betwixt and between, but betwixt and between what we might not be totally clear about.

The 3rd has Mercury square Neptune followed on the 4th by Mercury sextile Uranus. We may feel a little confused at this time but I always say that ‘confusion is the starting point of wisdom’.

Confusion forces us to drop our faith in our beliefs and asks us to be open to a wider breadth of understanding. Once again, like the innocents in a brand new world, the more we can let go, the more we can be open to the insights and understandings that can come from all the various sources around us.

We just have to maintain a good filtration process, keep in mind our intentions and embrace the key elements of these times: awareness and mindfulness.

On the 4th of June, we have another major energy shift. Jupiter exits Aries to enter Taurus. A sense of greater security, of serenity and trust can help us feel that the worst may be behind us as we seek to build for a new day, in a new way. We may also see a late Spring into Summer rally in the equity markets as mergers and acquisitions gain greater momentum and companies release their worried grip on their liquid capital assets.

It would be wise for us to assume a conservative approach, not buying into the spin or the presentations of ‘good times are here again’. Now is a time for us to read between the lines, consider what the long-term implications of priming the pump might be, and realize the liability towards rampant inflation through rising prices in fuel costs, food costs and apparel costs, aggravated in the long-term by the devaluation of the US dollar.

The 7th of June has Mercury trine Saturn. Commentators and authorities can give an authoritative and upbeat report on what is really going on. Our mind is focused and we have the ability to see the best means by which to accomplish our goals. We might also seek to contact those people near and dear to us and just give a ‘cheers’ and ‘hello’.

Jupiter sextiles Neptune on the 8th and this is a time when we may be filled with good cheer. We can easily buy into any inspiring ideas and encouraging words. We are likely to be feeling good and seeing the world not as a brambles patch but rather as a world of endless opportunities and limitless possibilities.

While attitude is a large part of how things unfold for us, it would be wise to keep a hold on our boundless enthusiasm and not get carried away by the euphoria of the moment.

Venus exits its own Sign of Taurus on the 9th and enters Mercury-ruled Gemini, where it creates a Stellium of three or more planets in the Mutable Air Sign as Venus joins both Mercury and the Sun in Gemini. We are looking to broaden our social circle, are far more interested in having various things going on rather than a singular focus and may find ourselves picking up the pace and juggling a number of different activities.

On the 10th, Venus squares Neptune, and we may discover that some of our strongest held beliefs may not be as valid as we once assumed them to be. We might also feel a sense of disillusionment in regard to someone that we could have earlier put on a pedestal.

The 12th of June is a significant time, for Saturn turns direct on this day ending its retrograde cycle that has gone on since the end of January. Many of the delays and some of the frustrations we might have felt during this Winter and early Spring could start to drop away.

It might almost seem as though the starting gate is opening up for us. Having grown internally and given deep thought regarding our individual journey, we can move forward confidently, aware that we have the resources and the stamina to deal with whatever comes our way.

The 12th also has Mercury conjunct the Sun and Venus sextile Uranus. Any disillusionment we might have suffered over the past couple of weeks can give way to looking in new directions, connecting with new people. The change that we seek for ourselves is also likely to be seeking us. The sense of serendipity and being in the right place at the right time could open the door to new possibilities and wonderful contacts.

The Sagittarius Full Moon on the 15th is a Lunar Eclipse indicating that we might have taken on too much or tried too many things without dropping some of them along the way. We could be spreading ourselves too thin, wanting to stretch beyond our normal parameters but possibly glossing over issues and neglecting particular details along the way. We might have to rein ourselves in, concentrate on what is in front of us, all the while that we are contemplating possible projects for our future.

On the 16th, Mercury moves out of its own Sign of Gemini and enters Cancer. We may become more focused on our living space, consider fix-ups around our home and pay greater attention to family matters. There is something warm and comforting about our home space and our loved ones.

The 17th can be close to idyllic. Mercury trines Neptune and Mercury sextiles Jupiter. Our intuitive sense is heightened and we may feel optimistic and confident about how our lives are going. We might want to add a little flair to our living space, creating a greater sanctuary in our home base. If it feels right to us, we’ll go for it. We feel encouraged to listen to our inner voice and act on our sense of things rather than solely on empirical reasoning.

The 18th and 19th of June could prove difficult. On the 18th Venus trines Saturn but Mercury squares Uranus, one of my least favorite travel day configurations. Communications can be off, misunderstandings rampant and the ability to get from here to there disrupted. The 19th has Mercury opposed Pluto, and this day is Father’s Day. Discussions could get heated, especially if long-held grievances are aired. It would be wise for us to keep in mind that each one of us sees our reality based upon our own personal perspective. This weekend is one when we need to bite our tongue. While our feelings can be strong, we have to be aware that other people may not see things or have experienced them in the same way. This is not a time to try and convince people of our perspective. People could become righteous, and discussions might ratchet up into heated arguments.

Mars moves into Gemini on the 20th, and we might find that our actions are staccato-like, impulsive with us ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice. We might also become ever more opinionated in the way we see things. We may be unwilling to be receptive listeners, preferring to voice our opinions with added emphasis in order to win our points.

Spring ends and Summer begins with the Summer Solstice on the 21st, the longest day of sunlight in the Northern Hemisphere as the Sun enters Cancer. This beginning of Summer also has Mercury square Saturn. We may feel reticent about our needs in contrast to the demands of other people. Relationships could be a little dicey, as everyone might seem to have a chip on their shoulder, assuming that the perennial promise of Summer may be hard to live up to this year.

The first full day of Summer on the 22nd could be a mixed bag. The Sun trines Neptune and Mars squares Neptune. We may be a little spacey today and we have to be careful to avoid possible accidents, especially around the water. This can be a day when a boating accident or accidents could highlight the local news. We may have good intentions but we might not be totally clear about what to do and how to proceed. Impetuous actions could create severe problems. While we might want to bask in the sun, we have to watch for those parade rainers, people who might be aggravated and irritated and looking to take their frustrations out on someone. Let’s avoid being that someone.

The weekend of the 25th and 26th could be a time for family fun and sprucing up our homes. The Sun sextiles Jupiter on the 25th and the Sun squares Uranus on the 26th. We want to incorporate greater variety into our lives, try out new things and add some splash to our surroundings. We might feel confident about our abilities but it would be wise to keep a check on our finances, since we could have a tendency to overspend in order to add greater flair to our home, wardrobe or personal appearance. We may be itchy to do something different but we just have to watch the expense involved.

Mars sextiles Uranus on the 27th, and this is a day when we might choose to spread our nets wide. We are far more interested in being spontaneous, doing things impulsively, and accentuating our sense of freedom. We do not want to be restricted or limited in our actions and this is a ‘me’ day when we emphasize our individuality and the quirkiness of our character. We do have to watch that we don’t go overboard in asserting ourselves, for the 28th has the Sun opposed Pluto. If we have gone overboard and to the extreme, we could find the repercussions to be a headbanger and disadvantageous to our interests.

All in all, this June has some very pleasant energies, with some extreme bumps in the road. While we might want to move full speed ahead, we need to be clear regarding our intentions, engage some humility and a willingness to adapt our plans according to changing circumstance, and maintain a sense of focus even when things seem to be whirling around and confusion seems to be in the air.

June 2011… a time of reunions and new beginnings…