June 2024

The energies in early June seem uplifting, optimistic, and fun-loving, all good until we enter the second week of June when things could head south through the end of the spring season.

The 2nd of June has Jupiter trine Pluto, and Mercury sextile Neptune.  Confident in attitude and with a sense of being divinely guided, we could make great strides in what we wish to accomplish.  Blending our intuition with our critical thinking, we can determine the best course of action to successfully achieve our goals.  Our optimism may know no bounds.  It’s not blind faith, however, for we match our enthusiasm with rigorous forethought.  With the wind to our back, this is ‘go’ time.

The thrust of good feeling and our exuberance for whatever we are choosing to engage are reinforced on the 4th of June when Mercury conjuncts Jupiter, Mercury trines Pluto and the Sun conjuncts Venus.  Our enthusiasm might prove contagious with support and advocacy coming from other people.  Someone might either join in the actual efforts of our endeavors or provide valuable insights as to how to tweak and fine tune our efforts.

Even though we are on the dark side of the Moon prior to the Gemini New Moon on the 6th, this first week of June provides the impetus for us to ‘line our ducks up in a row’.

Let’s not lose the possibilities of easy sledding during this first week of June.  Things may get difficult for the rest of the spring season.

One of the beauties of astrology is the timing of energy cycles with its varied shifts and changes.  Especially during these volatile times of the paradigm shift, it is wise to know when to advance our interests, other times when to lay back, and other times when we might need to put out the fires.

This early part of June suggests we go for the gold.

The Gemini New Moon on the 6th when the Sun conjuncts the Moon [8:38 AM EDT] is in orb of a conjunction with Venus and in orb of a square to Saturn.  With the New Moon having its impact on the next two weeks up to the Full Moon on the 21st, we may be looking to social engagements, highlighting our significant relationships, and moving ahead with our future projects.  Although we might wish for greased wheels to easily move ahead, the Saturn influence will provide braking action, even to the extreme of screeching halts.  Applying brakes to our actions and to our decisions can prevent us going off the rails from the assumption that whatever we want we shall get, a belief and attitude indicative of our entitled conditioning.  We may not like the liable starts and stops of this two-week period, but it could prove a saving grace.

June is often a time of social gatherings.  June is a month of graduations, weddings, reunions.  While we think of celebrations as fun events and good times with good friends, the weekend of June 8th – 9th might not match our expectations.

The 8th of June has Venus square Saturn, followed on the 9th by the Sun square Saturn and Mars exiting its own Sign of Aries to enter Taurus [12:35 AM EDT], a Sign of Detriment for Mars.  Relationships and social engagements on this weekend could have us meeting up with old ‘friends’ with a tendency for people to trumpet their alleged accomplishments even to the point of one-upping each other.  Any such encounter can leave us discouraged and let down.  If we go there as far as a deflated attitude, we likely have fallen prey to the ‘compare and despair’ tendency.  Why go there?  Each of us has our own individual journey, our own personal destiny.

Pluto is the higher octave of Mars and when they are both in difficult aspect, as they are on the 11th of June when Mars squares Pluto, things can be explosive with the liability of bomb blasts, violent actions, and combustible releases of pent-up energies.  This is a time when we need to be extremely cautious and mindful and avoid overreacting.  It is essential that we not put ourselves in harm’s way at this time.  Avoiding dangerous situations and maintaining calm amidst a liable maelstrom of turbulence and turmoil would be advised.

Whether we encounter upsetting incidents or hear of troubling events, we might feel slightly out-of-sorts, even depressed, on the 12th of June when Mercury squares Saturn.  The Debbie Downers may be out in force with everyone tending to see the negatives rather than the positives.  Let’s keep in mind that looking at a half glass of water, we can either choose to see the glass as half full or as half empty.  Our choice, always our choice.

The 14th of June has the Sun conjunct Mercury.  By focusing on where we want to go and what we want to do rather than our daily mundane possibilities, we can shake off any negative feelings and consider the wide realm of possibilities.  Even if we might not know how to get to where we want to go, let’s keep in mind that we are in a paradigm shift where we are moving from linear, sequential reality into asequential reality where things can occur in the most unexpected manner.  We call such incidents magic and miracles because they are beyond the scope of our experience, our knowledge and our understanding.

Increasingly, we shall become aware in this new paradigm that the past, present, and future are all NOW.

June 16th is Father’s Day in the US, a day that brings up a lot of emotion regarding memories, experience, and perception of the patriarchal figure.  This June 16th has Venus square Neptune.  The image and mask may be removed.  No matter how we ‘see’ our father or the patriarchal figures in our life, we are more likely to chip away at our various characterizations, both positive and negative, and allow the patriarchal figure[s] in our life to be human with all the positive attributes but also with all the flaws and frailties of a human being.  In society where the archetypal male and female characteristics are being decomposed, we are whittling away at the individual qualities of a person for an almost amorphous representation.  Illusions may be revealed in our relationships, and we can remove the mask of the ego personality, but let’s not forego the essence with its spirit and soul. 

The Venus square Neptune on the 16th of June is followed on the 17th by Mercury square Neptune, and Mercury conjunct Venus just after Venus [2:20 AM EDT] and Mercury [5:07 AM EDT] have exited Gemini and moved into Cancer. 

This end of the spring season can be confusing at best.  What seems to be might not be the reality of the situation.  We could be fed a narrative totally out of sync with reality and with no true connection to our experience.  We could easily fall into a world of confusion as the Sun squares Neptune on the 20th just prior to the Summer Solstice and the Sun exiting Gemini to enter Cancer and the start of the summer season.

With these varied squares to Neptune from the 16th through the 20th of June, it would be wise for us to take everything with a grain of salt and not accept anything at face value.   We might feel ourselves in a whirlwind of emotion, but the more we can maintain calm and a detachment from crazy-making antics, the less impacted we shall be by the appearances that could have no basis in true reality.

We end the spring season in the northern latitudes with the sun at full glow.

The summer season officially begins with the Summer Solstice on June 20th as the Sun exits Gemini and enters the Cardinal Water Sign of Cancer [4:51 PM EDT].

We are at the longest day of daylight in the northern latitudes.  From here, the daylight diminishes until we come to the Winter Solstice in December.

For now, we can bask in the warmth of the Sun.

We start the summer season with a Stellium in Cancer as the Sun joins Mercury and Venus in the Cardinal Water Sign.  The Moon triggers by Sign a Mutable Sign T-Square with the Sagittarius Moon by Sign in opposition to Jupiter, and the Moon by Sign square both Saturn and Neptune both in Pisces.  Neptune is transiting the last degree of Pisces, only six minutes away from exiting Pisces to enter Aries, which Neptune will do next year.

With a thrust of energy from the brilliance of the sun, we might choose to spread our wings, travel this summer, and expand our involvements with little concern for the costs involved.  We are liable to want what we want, feeling deserving of having our desires realized but with little regard to the implications of our actions.

Shortly after the Solstice on the 20th, we have the Capricorn Full Moon when the Moon opposes the Sun [9:08 PM EDT] on the 21st, the same day that Mercury sextiles Mars.

This is a time when we could determine the balance and the integration of our personal world with our involvement in the world-at-large.  Taking time to realign our foundation with home projects and purchases of necessary items for us to be more effective with less expenditure of energy would solidify our next steps forward under the light of the sun.

From establishing alterations to our base of operations, we can devise a streamlined and best practices approach to accomplish in the days ahead our goals and the realization of our ambitions.

Mercury trines Saturn on the 26th of June, and we are likely adept at whittling down any excesses in our engagements.  Our mind is sharp, even forensic-like, with an ability to strip away the non-essentials and concentrate on the truly significant.  This would be a good time for us to lay down the template we wish to draw upon in achieving our goals and realizing our ambitions.  Our thoughts are serious, and we are looking to achieve strong foundation stones.  Now is a time for us to build upon rock rather than upon sand.

The 29th of June has Venus sextile Mars and Saturn turning retrograde [3:07 PM EDT] for its four and a half months retrograde cycle.  Relationships can be more harmonious with an emphasis upon those people with whom we connect on a deep level.  No confusing acquaintanceship with friendship.  We are interested solely in those tried-and-true people for our life.

Saturn turning retrograde may slow things down with various matters taking longer than we might like.  Delays and frustrations are possible, but we can be more accepting of the lengthening process if we recognize it as providing braking actions where we can tweak and fine tune our efforts.

We end June reconfiguring our future plans and realigning our personal interests as we focus on what is essential for our journey forward and concentrate on what provides real purpose to our lives.

June 2024… helter-skelter to sanctuary spaces…