June 2022

Early June has two significant energy shifts, and we may feel whipsawed by the turns of these energies.

Mercury ends its three-week retrograde cycle on the 3rd [4:00 AM EDT], followed by Saturn turning retrograde on the 4th [5:47 PM EDT].

We could have a sense of coming out of a haze where for the past three weeks there were liabilities of confusions, misunderstandings and things unresolved. We can also have a sense of things slowing down, taking longer than we like, and our future goals receding in our view.

The 10th of June revisits Mercury trine Pluto, the third time connected, the two previous being back on May 25th as Mercury was retrograding and the first being on April 28th. Whatever we have been strategizing, engineering, dissecting and rebuilding over the past six weeks can be finalized with this third go-round of the Mercury Pluto trine. Our mind is sharp, laser-like, and able to see the big picture without losing sight of any of the necessary details. We are thinking at our best.

Unexpected interactions and serendipitous encounters might occur on the 11th of June as Venus conjuncts Uranus. Shopping excursions could reveal some startling bargains. And we might choose to spruce up our appearance, our wardrobe, adding a little edge to our style.

Mercury comes back into its own Sign of Gemini on the 13th of June [11:27 AM EDT]. Although our thought processes recently have been more concentrative, we may feel as though we are taking off our blinders, no longer limited to what is right in front of us, better able to engage peripheral vision. Our mind could be awash with all sorts of ideas, engaging the most diverse thoughts, and all with only a splattering of depth, far preferring the broad spectrum rather than a narrowed perspective.

June 14th has the Sagittarius Full Moon as the Moon opposes the Sun [7:52 AM EDT]. Travel may be on our mind, as children come into their summer vacation, and many of us consider getting out of town, perhaps for the first time in the past two years. Those people who choose to stay put are still likely looking for good times with good friends. We may not be officially in summer, but we’re up for the summertime fun time. In the light of the silvery Moon.

Reality versus Fantasy is an ongoing theatric, and one that might challenge us on the 16th of June when the Sun trines Saturn and the Sun squares Neptune. We have been victim to the post-modern era with its emphasis upon the subjective being the objective. We imagine that we can create our own reality. No matter empirical proof or scientific fact, if we don’t like what we see or what we hear, we can change it and make our reality what we want it to be. Nice concept and one that works in today’s reality but in previous times might have called for a mental evaluation. This Thursday, the 16th of June, can have us wondering what’s real and what’s computer generated images, what’s truth and what’s a seductive fiction. If we draw upon a trusted confidante today, we may be able to cut through the daze and craze and get to some semblance of practical reality.

The weekend of June 18th – 19th, the last weekend before we officially enter the summer season, is Father’s Day on the Sunday but also a weekend when graduations, weddings, reunions, and other get-togethers are likely to occur. The 18th has Venus square Saturn, the 19th Venus sextile Neptune. There can be reconnections over this weekend, some of which might be useful as mirrors to indicate who we once were compared to who we are now. This reflection could make us aware that some contacts are better left in the past as memories rather than engaging in the future. There are also likely to be those people with whom we have a karmic tie, a soulmate connection, where the coming together is almost akin to a twin flame. We might realize that over the past two years we have gone through a transformation whereby we are far more selective as to the activities we engage, and the people with whom we do the dance. Selectivity allows for a filtration process where we distill the very essence of being and fully embrace quality in our living.

As we come to the end of the spring season, we could be feeling upbeat, fully engaging joie de vivre [joy of living]. Mercury sextiles Jupiter on the 20th. After a couple of years when we might have felt squeezed by life, by our conditions and by the powers-that-be, we may choose to look on the bright side of life and radiate our own renewal and rebirth.

We close out the spring season on the 21st with Venus trine Pluto. Through the selectivity of what is truly important in our lives, we may be able to make greater commitment to a loved one and to our friends. We might better realize that we are not an island unto our self, but rather a social animal that thrives on contacts with those special people in our lives.

The summer season also begins on the 21st at the Summer Solstice as the Sun exits Gemini to enter Cancer [5:14 AM EDT]. In the Northern Hemisphere, we are at the greatest light, and the energies are such that we are likely to bask in the sun.

With the imprint of the Summer Solstice influencing the summer season we could find ourselves focusing on our own personal interests, willing to explore the far reaches, and looking for adventure whether with good friends or solo.

Romance can be delightful this summer, and social occasions could engage friends old and new. We are looking for a summer of good times, but we have to be wary of pushing the envelope. No extreme sports or extreme behavior towards the end of the month and into July, for our actions may be rash, even ill-conceived, with liabilities to our physical well-being.

But we are likely in a good, upbeat mood as we start this summer. No parade rainers for us. We only want to spend time with those people who share our desire for good times and fun events.

The 22nd has Venus exiting its own Sign of Taurus to enter Gemini. We might have a sense that ‘variety is the spice of life’ with us far more interested in various social interactions with an outreach to any number of people. Even if we feel limited in our social movements, whether by the financial squeeze of inflation’s increasing costs or by the next virus being promoted, we could discover interesting and unfamiliar experiences in our own hometown. Being an accidental tourist would allow discoveries of our familiar locale of which we had not been previously aware.

Mars sextiles Saturn on the 27th with both planets in their own Signs, Mars in Aries, and Saturn in Aquarius, co-ruler of the Fixed Air Sign with Taurus. If we would extend our reach, we might find that people foreign to our own life events have much to offer in the way of both friendship and wise counsel. Often people unfamiliar with our journey can provide astute observations for our way forward and contribute to our own worldliness.

We come to the close of June with the Cancer New Moon on the 28th. Although the Sun’s entry into the Cardinal Sign signals the beginning of that particular season, the season truly begins with the New Moon in that Cardinal Sign. And so it is on the 28th with the Cancer New Moon truly triggering our summer season. The 28th has Neptune turning retrograde [3:55 AM EDT] prior to the New Moon [10:52 PM EDT] when the Moon conjuncts the Sun to trigger its influence on the next two weeks up to the Full Moon on the 13th of July.

The New Moon on the 28th is square Jupiter in Aries but has the two ‘good guys’ of the planetary realm, Venus and Jupiter, sextile. We may be reticent about stepping out, stepping up, and doing our own thing, especially if the drumming of the fear porn makes us anxious and fearful. It is quite likely that the powers-that-be will find other curveballs to add to their arsenal of the apocalypse. Inflation with spiraling costs, unavailability of goods and services, threatened restrictions on individual rights, wars and violent behavior, and pestilence of this virus or that virus are all liable to be thrown at the general public to instill fear.

But as the saying goes: “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Or put more eloquently by 19th century American essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson: “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen…”

With the Cancer New Moon we come more into the summer season with an intention to emphasize our free will, spread our wings, and explore the far reaches whether literally in distant travel or figuratively in expanding our consciousness.

June 2022… time in the sun…