June 2019

We come into June with a ‘feel good’ attitude and a willingness to do whatever needs to be done to successfully produce our desired results.

We are more likely to be working smarter rather than harder. We do have to be cautious not to engage too many activities. While we have a ‘can do’ attitude, it would be wise for us to prioritize our interests and focus on the most significant. We may find assistance comes to us in the form of expertise, tools and elbow grease. The sense of collaboration is a traditional ethic, and one that we may choose to fully embrace during June.

The Gemini New Moon on the 3rd falls in the second decanate [Libra] of Gemini. Whether for reunions, get-togethers or just to get away, the imprint for this two-week period speaks to the importance of relationships in our life. We may have all sorts of options to travel near and far, but it would be important to avoid overload to our schedule or to our finances. We might wish to be here, there and everywhere, but such a broad range could have us winding up only spinning our wheels

On the 4th of June, Mercury exits its own Sign of Gemini and moves into Cancer. We may give greater thought to home and family. While we might prefer travel plans, the thoughts of staycations can be enticing. Our home is often our own personal sanctuary, our safe space where we can be without stress or criticism, a happy place to relax and recharge.

With home and family in mind we might use the weekend of June 7th for entertaining or for fixing up our home in anticipation of visits to come.

Mercury sextiles Uranus on the 7th. We could choose to make changes to our home, buy equipment that would make our life easier with our household tasks, and develop ways where we can be more effective with less expenditure of energy. We may hear from someone with the intention of an unexpected visit.

Much of June can have us out and about, a scenario encouraged by Venus exiting Taurus on the 8th and moving into Gemini. We may be interested in socializing and doing so in a variety of venues. We would prefer to be on the fly, going from one event to another to yet another, rather than staying at the party too long.

The Mutable Sign T-Square is triggered again on the 9th and 10th of June, as the Sun squares Neptune on the 9th, and the Sun opposes Jupiter on the 10th. We may question someone’s sincerity. Trust issues could be a matter of concern. We might feel uncertain about our own intentions and those of someone else. Like the saying goes: ‘a strong offense is a good defense’.

It is essential that we not hide our insecurities behind a mask of bravado. This suggestion applies both to the micro world of our personal lives and to the macro world of geopolitics. Coming from a self-protective stance, we can jump to conclusions based on the flimsiest of indications. This is a time for us to rein ourselves in, not jump to conclusions, and not commit to anything for the long-term. A wait and see attitude is called for.

The end of the Spring season can be an intense time, a time when miscalculations can lead to drastic consequences. The Cancer-transiting planets of Mercury and Mars trine Neptune, but they also oppose the Capricorn-transiting planets of Saturn and Pluto.

Building off the influence of the Mutable Sign T-Square on the 9th – 10th, the following weekend is when the games begin and last through the Spring season.

On the 14th of June, Mars trines Neptune, and Mars opposes Saturn. There is a kite-type pattern to the day’s chart. While strategies conceived can be perfect in mind, their execution may be lacking. If we decide to move ahead, then it is essential that we also take into account the collateral implications of our actions. Instead of rushing forcefully forward with an assumption that god, higher forces, luck or whatever benefit is on our side; it would be better for us to take things slowly, always evaluating and rechecking as we move ahead.

The 16th changes the makeup but has similarities to the 14th energy configurations. The 16th has Mercury trine Neptune, and Mercury opposed Saturn. Jupiter squares Neptune.

Blind faith and irrational optimism can blind us to certain realities, and we could find ourselves forging ahead with great enthusiasm only to bang up against a wall. Misreading conditions might lead us down a path to nowhere. Let’s be aware and mindful over this three-day period with recognition that what goes on during these three days may be a harbinger of things to come on the 19th.

The Full Moon on the 17th has the Gemini Sun in the 3rd decanate [Aquarius] and the Sagittarius Moon in the 3rd decanate [Leo]. This can be a highly creative period. Romance may be in the air, and we could be looking more towards our future than our present, much less our past. Let’s enjoy pleasant encounters as brief respites before things are liable to hit the fan.

The 18th continues the sense of well-being and sanctuary that our personal lives can offer us. This Tuesday has Saturn sextile Neptune, and Mercury conjunct Mars. Creating order out of chaos helps quell the spirit and soothes the soul. The more we can take the time to stop and smell the flowers, the more we recharge ourselves. Taking a note from nature where we can see the growth and development, the blooming and the blossoming, we can nurture ourselves and calm our mind with a realization that no matter how chaotic life might seem at times nature continues in its natural unfolding through the cycles of living.

Hopefully, we take some time on the 17th – 18th to enjoy ourselves and appreciate the beauty in the world. A sense of awe and wonder may be child-like, but it is a disposition with which each of us needs to reconnect.

As we close out the Spring season, we encounter drastic energies liable to have severe consequences.

Both Mercury and Mars oppose Pluto on the 19th. One of these energies would be difficult but two!

We have to avoid knee jerk reactions. Today is a day to count to ten, or better twenty, before we respond to a situation either verbally or physically. People can have super sharp tongues willing to cut people to the core. And physical actions could devolve into violent actions, acting out and impulsive behavior.

On a macro level, there may be bombings, geophysical activity and phenomenal storm fronts. If we could harness these energies, and that would be a super-human feat, our thoughts can be incisive and our physical energy indefatigable. Whether using these energies on a positive level or reacting to situations, we need to tread carefully and be ultra-cautious in speech and in action.

The Spring season ends on the 21st of June when we come to the Summer Solstice and the Sun exits Gemini to enter Cancer. Before we get there, Neptune turns retrograde. After some of the hiccups of the latter part of the Spring season, we might seek solace in an escape, whether we choose to go off to the beach, fly off to some far-off locale, or just hide out in our cave.

The Summer Solstice on the 21st as the Sun exits Gemini to enter Cancer imprints the summer season. This imprint emphasizes the balancing act between our home and our family with our daily responsibilities and our worldly ambitions. We may be highly emotional with a liability of people throwing tantrums if things just don’t go their way.

The Sun moving into Cancer creates a Stellium in the Cardinal Water Sign as the Sun joins Mercury and Mars in Cancer. The Cancer-transiting planets oppose the Capricorn-transiting planets of Saturn and Pluto. Both connect positively to Neptune and offer us the opportunity of drawing upon our intuitive sense with the recognition that we do not have to make things hard on ourself.

We may have been conditioned into believing that we alone have to make things happen, but such a belief is an old mindset associated with an old paradigm of sequential reality. Let’s keep in mind and hold in faith the reality of the paradigm shift occurring whereby we are moving from linear, sequential reality of beginning, middle and end into the asequential reality where things occur in a most unexpected, even random, manner. We are entering a world of what appears to be magic with mini-miracles happening on a frequent basis.

We do NOT have to do it all, but we do need to be open to the wonder of the all.

Much of our summer season can be spent both in taking care of business in expedited ways and in taking time to reflect, re-create and reinvigorate.

No need for summertime blues, so long as we understand the ups and downs of cyclical living.

A sense of ‘enough is never enough’ and that ‘more is better not matter how much more’ can be evident as the two ‘good guys’ of the Zodiac, Venus and Jupiter, oppose each other on the 23rd. We may desire to take off with a special someone, willingly to engage flights of fancy. We may be feeling upbeat and inspired and generous even to a fault. We do have to be wary of excess, especially in light of the fact that ‘what we see might not be what we get’.

The Venus Jupiter opposition on the 23rd gives greater emphasis to the Mutable Sign T-Square that has gone on since the end of March, with but a brief reprieve in mid-May. Our anxiety might be heightened, and certainly we are liable to fall prey to our blind faith or a belief that things will work out in the end according to our desires. Things do work out in the end but not always in synch with our prescribed desires.

The Venus Jupiter opposition on the 23rd is followed on the 24th with Venus square Neptune. Any tendency to give people the benefit of the doubt based upon our generosity of spirit can have dire consequences. Our infatuations could lead us astray as we let go of our critical analysis for an assumption of the goodness in each and every human being.

Even if taken advantage of by someone, we might be less forgiving and more focused on our own personal interests as Mercury exits Cancer on the 26th to enter Leo. The Cancer Stellium ends. Our thoughts are less empathetic and compassionate for our fellow beings with our focus turning attention to our own personal interests and creative outlets for ourselves.

Attention to re-creational pursuits may also have us acknowledging the need to make certain changes more resonant with who we are and where we are rather than who we have been or where we have been. Mercury’s entrance into Leo is followed on the 27th with the Sun sextile Uranus.

We may seek to draw upon the warmth of the summer sun to light up our own expressions and highlight the venues in which we can creatively express ourselves.

June 2019… Swings of Life, High and Low…