June 2023

We come into June with us feeling blocked or frustrated by delays or by our putting too many things on our plate. Prioritizing and focusing on the most important matters can help us avoid a feeling of repeatedly hitting the wall.

We’re still dealing with the Fixed Sign T-Square with Jupiter in Taurus, Mars in Leo, and Pluto in Aquarius. Feeling fatigued? Exhausted? Sisyphus-like with a sense of rolling the boulder up the hill only to have it roll back down? If so, the Fixed Sign T-Square is largely to blame.

Despite the Fixed Sign T-Square, early June can be a pleasant time replete with surprising developments and magic moments. We just need to be open to receive.

The 2nd of June has Venus trine Neptune. With Neptune being the higher octave of Venus, this positive connection of the two planets could have our relationships close to idyllic with various magical moments of interaction. Everything may seem beautiful, and we can look on the bright side of life.

This feel-good quality is augmented on the 3rd by the Sagittarius Full Moon [11:42 PM EDT] when the Moon opposes the Sun. Whether we are taking off literally or figuratively for distant realms, we are likely upbeat and operating at the top of our game.

The weekend of the 2nd through the 4th of June can be one of the most pleasant times for romance, companionship, optimism, stretching our wings and surprising developments.

Friday has Venus trine Neptune, Saturday has the Sagittarius Full Moon, and Sunday has Mercury conjunct Uranus. This weekend can be one extraordinary and magical weekend.

The 4th of June with Mercury conjunct Uranus might give us those ‘ah-ha’ instances with revelations about what is truly going on. Not the hype or the narrative or what we might think is happening, but those flashes of genius, like the parting of the clouds, to shine light on the true reality of situations. We might feel as though we find ourselves once again in the right place at the right time.

The weekend of the 2nd through 4th of June suggests we keep our antennae up, put our judgments aside, and be willing to enter onto the magical, mystery tour.

Venus exits Cancer to enter Leo on the 5th of June [9:46 AM EDT] and shortly thereafter Venus opposes Pluto. We might feel less compassionate towards other people, more interested in what we wish for ourselves. A shift in our relationship behavior could create issues with someone. Perhaps they expect us to continue to be the way we have recently expressed ourselves, but that’s not likely with the shift in energy. Relationships that seemed so idyllic a few days before could now turn from love to hate, or from advocate to adversary. This day suggests we walk on eggshells with friends, loved ones and those we encounter today. People are liable to have a chip on their shoulder, narcissistic and only concerned with their own personal interests. With Venus transiting Leo, people may be focused on standing out, being on center stage, and being the focal point of their world.

June 9th has Mercury sextile Neptune. While we might still be highly oriented to our personal interests, our thoughts can be tinged with great emotion. Our intuitive strength can be heightened with a powerful blend of our intuition with our critical reasoning mind. Not only could we be spot on regarding our evaluation of situations, but we are likely adept at our presentation, even to the point of making our case in an appealing and enticing manner and winning over even the most skeptical. With the gift of gab pronounced today, we do have to be careful not to get snookered by the trickster, someone skilled at the message, the style, and a beguiling image. It is important for us to judge matters today both by our feeling sense of things and our critical analysis of the issues.

In astrology as in life, we have the opportunity of going back over various matters. If we don’t understand a situation a first time, we repeat the conditions in order for us to understand the issue a second, third, or more times. I frequently suggest that the universe taps on the shoulder. If we don’t take the hint, the universe taps a little harder. If we still don’t get what the universe is trying to tell us, we are liable to get a lateral lobotomy, or whack on the side of the head. Eventually, we shall learn our lessons. Once learned, we no longer need to repeat the lesson.

A repeat occurs as Pluto retrogrades out of Aquarius and back into Capricorn on the 11th of June [5:47 AM EDT]. During the time that Pluto transited Capricorn, from 2008 through 2022, we experienced various crash and burns associated with many traditional institutions. The Capricorn transit of Pluto initially in 2008 came as the global financial system went through crisis with a liability of an implosion, saved only by bailouts. Something similar occurred in March of 2023 as Pluto exited Capricorn with the global banking system teetering with the collapse of Signature Bank, Silicon Valley Bank and the concerns about other banks, including First Republic, Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank.

We shall see what other institutions collapse or need significant reformation during this next transit of Pluto back through Capricorn until early January 2024.

The 11th of June has the Pluto retrograding back in Capricorn and has Mercury trine Pluto before Mercury exits Taurus to enter its own Sign of Gemini [6:27 AM EDT]. And Venus squares Jupiter also on the 11th.

This day is a highly active day with major changes and tremendous impetus. The Mercury trine Pluto allows us to consider how best to deal with our revenue, our expenses, and our finances during a period when economic instabilities and financial difficulties could become increasingly evident.

As Mercury enters its own Sign of Gemini, we lose the Stellium of three planets in Taurus. With our thoughts considering a wide range of interests but with little depth, we can be highly talkative but without a great deal of substance to the content. We are liable to be more interested in diversity than in focus.

The two ‘good guys’ of the planetary realm, Venus and Jupiter, being in square to one another could have us negating costs and expenses in favor of our desires and wishes. We might easily run up our credit card balances as we call out ‘charge it’ in covering what we want to do with little restraint to our whims.

Any excess or ill-conceived actions on the 11th could have us paying the price on the 15th of June when Mercury squares Saturn. A sense of disappointment or depression might come with the realization of the costs due from earlier foolish decisions. Sometimes, we need to step back so that we can move forward. Old issues may hamper our forward progress. It is important that we not gloss over significant details but rather do our due diligence and address even the slightest particulars.

Someone can be a major assist in helping us in our endeavors when Mercury sextiles Venus on the 17th. If we try and go it alone, we could easily fool ourselves, assume that we have taken everything necessary into account and yet still miss essential components. Someone with an objective and detached perspective might provide insights as to the best course of action and point out to us anything that we may have glossed over.

Also on the 17th of June, Saturn turns retrograde demanding patience and suggesting we prevent emotional reactions to whatever we need to contend with. Saturn will be retrograde until the 4th of November with delays and frustrations challenging us. Some people may feel anxious, powerless, and subservient to the vagaries of these times. To counteract negativity, we can draw upon prayer and faith, even blind faith, that things will work out eventually for the best.

The Mercury Venus sextile and Saturn turning retrograde on the 17th is on the ‘dark side’ of the Moon prior to the Gemini New Moon on the 18th.

The Gemini New Moon with the Sun Moon conjunction on the 18th [12:37 AM EDT] is in square aspect to Neptune. Although we are likely considering a wide world of options and alternatives for our future, the liability of confusion and missteps is strong. This is not a time for us to advance on mere hopes and wishes, but rather to take everything, even our own musings, with a grain of salt. We are prone to buying into illusions and delusions and familiar with them from the constant barrage of hype, ‘newspeak’ and fictions displacing facts.

Increasingly for our own safety and well-being, each of us is compelled to hone our skills of awareness, mindfulness, and critical analysis. We no longer have the privilege of being oblivious to true reality nor the concession of accepting things at face value.

We close out the Spring season with Jupiter sextile Saturn on the 19th of June. Patience, taking our time and doing insightful vetting of every one of our involvements, will keep us from harm’s way and will make certain that every step we take is well considered and well thought out.

Summer officially begins on June 21st with the Sun entering Cancer [10:58 AM EDT] at the Summer Solstice. Mercury sextiles Mars at virtually the same time. We are geared for hot fun in the summertime and may be considering plans for getaways. After two years of lockdowns during the virus scare, people are out and about, stretching their wings, and traveling, possibly more now than ever. Whether we go to faraway places or stay around our neighborhood, we are looking to enjoy good times with good friends.

We do have to be wary about being too raucous in our activities and neglecting any consideration of the expenses involved. On the contrary, the liability of immediate gratification and impulsive actions could lead to unfortunate and even dangerous consequences. We may be looking to blow off steam, but it would be far better for us to use steam vents to release our pent-up energies than either major explosions or drastic implosions.

The 25th and 26th of June can result in disastrous repercussions from ill-conceived behavior.

Mercury squares Neptune on the 25th. What we see may not be what we get. Wishful thinking is all well and good in concept but acting on erroneous assumptions might be a deadly prescription for ill-fated results. Utilizing due diligence and continually evaluating and re-evaluating our choices as we proceed might likely avoid our going too far out on a limb or stepping off the ledge.

Suggestions made could go unheeded with Mars square Uranus on the 26th. Arrogance and narcissism might trigger impetuous behavior ending in accidents from being oblivious to changing circumstance or by one’s own pigheaded response of pushing through no matter the conditions.

These times of paradigm shift demand that we be astute, aware, and mindful of conditions, some of which can change dramatically and suddenly without a moment’s notice. The 25th – 26th of June are two days when we could storm blindly through the night. These are two days for us to pull in the reins on unrealistic desires and outlandish conduct.

Whatever commotions might have occurred on the 25th – 26th, things seem to settle down on the 28th and 30th. The Sun trines Saturn on the 28th, followed on the 30th with Mercury trine Saturn and Neptune turning retrograde [5:07 PM EDT].

After a liable uproar on the 25th – 26th, things may seem far more grounded as we close out this month of June. Perhaps we let off steam without doing much harm while we were not thinking correctly or were acting irresponsibly, but we get back in control of our thinking processes and our decorum to end the month.

June 2023… June Bloom or June Gloom…