Don't forget to check out the current New Moon / Full Moon Horoscopes for your Sign!
Happy Solstice on June 21st! (Or on the 20th, if you live west of the North American Rocky Mountains.)
This month we have a New Moon in
Gemini on June.06 that urges us to peer into our psychological "shadow"
and examine the true nature of our faith (whatever that means to each
person). It culminates at the Full Moon
in Capricorn on June.22, across the Solstice Degrees, creating an extra
boost to manifest something new! At that time we are surrounded by energy
that is powerful, complex and paradoxical, which allows us to explore the subtler
sub-structures in our lives.
And be sure to check out Venus, which can be seen low in the western sky just after sunset. She'll be lingering increasingly longer and higher in the sky as the year goes on, in her climb toward her Retrograde cycle in December. It ought to be quite a show at the end June with Mercury, Venus and Saturn all hovering in the western sunset! Hopefully they'll all be far enough away from the setting Sun to be visible.
Read on for more details!
This aspect can make you and/or those around you quite talkative and flooded with ideas. Your stream of consciousness can flow abundantly with optimism and visionary possibilities. Write down your best ideas for later development, since you may be having too much fun now playing with ideas to want to stop and make them manifest just yet.
Flashes of insight can show you new clarity, but you might not like the answers, as they could disturb your logical perception of what's what. The Higher Truth wants to be told, and unless you get clear in yourself first about what needs to be said and how to do that cleanly and clearly, you may find yourself blurting out things that cause problems. Strive to shine a light of truth without blinding anyone with it.
June.02 Mars SQR Pluto (in Pisces/Sagittarius)
For about a week before and after this time, issues of empowerment, use of force, and obsession are active in your life, hitting an intense peak around this date. This may be an intense time when you could encounter (or get stuck in) power struggles, conflicts of interest, or obsessive application of force. It could also be a time when you find enormous energy inside you to "fight the good fight" against the "evils" in your life. Pay close attention now, as you have the opportunity to observe your life's dramas in these areas that trip you up, get in your way, and wind up creating more problems than they solve. By seeing the underlying dynamics more clearly, you will be in a position to start to change them, how you respond within these situations, and therefore the outcome.
You are what you think! Your sense of self and purpose can seem synonymous with what you think, perceive and say during this time. This can make for an easy flow of ideas and possibly words from inside your brain to the external world, as well as inputting your perceptions of the world and filing it all away in your internal database. On the other hand, you may find yourself a bit tongue-tied, as it could be hard to separate your sense of self from your perceptions and ideas enough to find the words to express them. In that case, just observe and go with the flow; the words will come later.
June.03 Venus in Cancer (until June.28)
The focus on relationships shifts for a while to family, loved ones and people in your support system. The way you interact with people can be especially sensitive to how you can get your needs met or how you can be a support to others. It is also a time when you may feel the need to be somewhat protective and cautious in your handling of money, possessions and other resources, striving to conserve and cultivate these areas in order to nurture them for future growth.
For up to a week before and after this date, it is a great time for disciplined action that can produce manifest results. If you have a project that needs to push ahead to the next step, or you want a time when you can make some good progress in your ambitions, goals and plans, this would be a good time to plan for this. Or, you might just feel together, capable and strong, using this time to just enjoy these feelingswhich is okay, as long as you won't regret missing an opportunity to capitalise on them!
Knowledge, truth, optimism and faith become a beacon of energy in your life, for up to a week before and after this date. Activity in these areas that have been developing in your life for the last 5 months, now reach a turning point. For the next 3 months, you can start to apply and assimilate what you've learned. For example, if you have been taking a course or exploring your belief system, this can be a time when you are able to put your discoveries into practice or find you are able to integrate it into your worldview. This turning point may be intense, overwhelming, inspiring and/or illuminating.
June.05-08 Mercury/Sun TRI Neptune (in Gemini/Aquarius)
This can be a time of inspiration, hope, beauty and joy! Resistance melts, and you may find it is easier to see the best in people and situations, and believe in possibilities that previously seemed impossible or out of reach. Just remember that a vision of possibilities does not mean you have achieved the actual manifestation of these things, and it will likely take some effort and time if you want to shape your reality to match the vision.
June.06, 5:55 PM EDT NEW MOON in Gemini ("What's a New Moon?")
Intuitive perception and empowering words are the focus for the next four weeks. The New Moon in Gemini gives us all a chance to explore our Gemini nature, which includes the way we use our intellect, share information, perceive the world around us, and communicate our ideas and perceptions. This lunar cycle asks us to illuminate the darker corners of our mental outlook, and peer into the shadows behind our brightest hopes and dreams. This is about examining what we put our faith in, how we translate raw data into meaningful knowledge, and how we use imagination and idealism to deal with the need to face the darkness in life. Awareness is the key observing the undercurrents of power in your interactions, as well as sensitivity to your ideals and intuition. The information gathered now can provide valuable awareness that will assist you at the Full Moon.
Be sure to check out your New Moon Horoscope for your Sign!
This time brings powerful words and ideas that require a balance between personal perceptions and trans-personal implications. Your communication can be more penetrating, forceful or persistent than usual now, and a little will go a long way, so use this ability sparingly and carefully. Alternatively, you may experience this from others, so try to be aware and don't react on "automatic pilot" or allow yourself to become overwhelmed. Strive to achieve a balance between your conscious ideas and awareness and the larger-than-life context that permeates your situation (not an either-or polarity).
Fiery speech, argument, hot debate and impatience characterise this time. You may encounter conflicts of interest and want to solve them NOW, and in your haste to find a quick fix, you could create more problems than you are solving. Use this energy to stoke your motivational fires and to use your ideas to generate action, and pace the energy like a race horse.
June.10 Venus SQR Jupiter (in Cancer/Libra)
Your eyes may be bigger than your stomach (as Mom used to say) in the areas of relationships, spending, desires, pleasure and social contact. Your desire for fulfilment and satisfaction may exceed your resources or lead to excessive indulgence. You may also find you require more knowledge, understanding, faith, freedom or optimism than is available, making it tempting to inflate your estimated resources. Treat this as an opportunity to learn about how you over-compensate when faced with "not enough" and how to distinguish the illusion from the reality.
Intuition and communication of feelings flow more easily than usual during this time. Take advantage of this by doing some journal writing, expanding your emotional awareness, having some creative fun, or thinking of ways to make your environment more homey. You can benefit by focusing mentally on family, security, nurturing, and getting your needs met.
June.11 Mars in Aries (until July.28)
Energy is high with enthusiasm, excitement, drive, and a pioneering spirit. This is a good time to initiate new projects and activities, and move old projects forward, taking advantage of the courage and daring that is in the air now. Your ability to take risks is also high right now, which can be a mixed blessing. It's best to avoid complications and problems that can arise from being reckless or irresponsible, but do use this energy to muster the courage to take pre-planned action.
Relationships, finances, resources and pleasures can benefit from spontaneity and trying on something completely different that shakes up the status quo. The upside is breaking free of old habits and breathing some fresh air into your life, but the downside could come in the form of impulse buying and being reckless. Strive to break free of what restricts you, without shattering the foundation you're standing on.
Who owns the power? This is a time when you may be called upon to stand up to a person or situation that pressures you to dance to their tune instead of your own. This is a chance to assert and empower yourself in new ways, putting into practice the inner strength you've developed in the last 6 months. The trick is to face the situation or person honestly and authentically, without either of you being nuked in the process.
This can be a turning point in situations involving the need for spontaneity, freedom, breaking free of old patterns, and expressing your personal uniqueness. For the next 5 months, you will be reworking the situations in these areas that have come to the foreground in the last 4 months. Right now, you may experience unexpected changes, flashes of insight, or the disruption of established situations that aren't working well. This is the awakening of a new perspective, to be brought into a clearer focus through open-mindedness and self-honesty.
You may be seeing the weak links in your knowledge, understanding and beliefs right now. Your ideas, views and communication might seem to fall a bit short of what is required of you. It can be tempting to over-compensate with more confidence, faith or optimism than you really have. Bring yourself and your situation into balance by facing the truth and risking disappointment. You may find your position isn't as good as you hoped, but also not as bad as you feared.
Unusual ideas, flashes of insight, and seeing new possibilities, are all part of this transit. You can be open to changing your mind about things that had eluded you, and your ability to see beyond your usual horizon of perception can bring visionary inspiration. This can also bring out a fun sense of humour.
June.21, 2:46 AM EDT SUMMER SOLSTICE Sun in Cancer (Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere) ("What is the solstice?")
Happy Birthday, to Cancer! This is the time when we all get to explore the Cancer side of our nature. This includes your feelings, needs and nurturing instincts; your connection to home and family, and your most primal sense of belonging. To explore this area of your life, think about your family, your support system, and the need for belonging that you have inside you. Our first experience of this is from childhood, which might have been a positive experience for you or a painful one. Either way, Cancer is about our distant past that influences our current behaviour, motives, and how we go about getting our needs met. Take this time to find new ways to nurture yourself, to share that nurturing with others, and ensure that you don't give to others at the expense of not getting what you need.
June.22, 12:13 AM EDT FULL MOON in Capricorn (Sun in Cancer) ("What's a Full Moon?")
This is a very powerful Full Moon, taking place across the solstice degrees of the zodiac (zero degrees of Cancer and Capricorn). This is an energy about turning points and conclusions; about the highs and lows that define and shape us. This is also a time when your examination of "darkness" and "light" (since the New Moon) reveals their subtlety, paradox and irony. It may be difficult right now to know how to navigate between necessity and desire, between pleasure and obsession, and between justice and retaliation. Things don't seem to fit conveniently together; and yet, circumstances may require that you make some hard choices and take a stand for a clear position. It is in the misaligned spaces between the problems that you will find your answers. What you see as illusion and conflict actually hides a camouflaged reality and truth. It is the unexpected and subtle shadows that will define the practical truth that you seek.
Be sure to check out your Full Moon Horoscope for your Sign!
Both inspired action and overconfidence characterise this transit. For up to a week before and after this date, you may find that your energy, anger, libido and ability to take action are amplified so much so, that you may be pushing yourself beyond what is realistic. What is needed is to find that fine line between desire and inspiration; between will power and focused faith; between righteous anger and arrogant pride. Strive to be aware of both your ego's desires and your spiritual aspirations.
June.25-29 Mercury-Venus-Saturn CNJ (in Cancer)
As mentioned in The Big Picture (above), this is a very powerful multiple conjunction that can bring manifestation and structure to the merging of mental perception and social graces. Mercury and Venus have been walking hand-in-hand since mid-June (and continue until mid-July), bringing the development and exploration of diplomatic communication, strategic negotiation, social networking, appreciation of beauty, and awareness of resources (finances, possessions, etc.). This energy reaches a peak now, and Saturn joins in to contribute form, commitment and structure. It's time to make some decisions about what you're going to do with/about the social, mental and material situations that have been building for the last couple of weeks. Some examples: You might have been involved in negotiating an agreement with someone and must now decide where to draw the line. Or, you might decide it's time to bring closure to a relationship that hasn't been working well for you, despite your attempts to talk things through. Or, you might have been having fun with new ideas or social contacts, and now it's time to commit yourself to something more ongoing and clarify your expectations. With all of this taking place in Cancer, you will also benefit by establishing better boundaries with people, maintaining a healthy separation that preserves your independence without sacrificing closeness or becoming enmeshed.
During this time, your creativity and self-expression are flying high! Communication needs to express more than just facts it must convey the dramatic dynamics that tell the story. How you perceive and experience life right now can be equally vivid, as you pick up more easily on the expressive and creative elements of what happens around you. It can be a very creative, inspired time, although the downside is that this can also lead to an overindulgence in the ego, which seeks to express what inspires it but may hog centre stage while doing so. Or it might be simpler and humbler, seeking only to give voice to a noble cause, or to enjoy the playful delights of sports, games, humour or children.
June.28 Venus in Leo (until July.22)
This can be a very creative time, as Venus' love of beauty combines with Leo's flair for the dramatic. High fashion and vogue style are "in," and crudeness and ordinariness are out...unless you want to turn them into a fashion statement. The trick is to pamper yourself with pleasures that enhance your quality of life, without inflating your ego with synthetic self-esteem and glamour without substance. Relationships, interaction, finances, values and resources all need to include ways to express the identity, valour and "heart" of everyone involved. Introducing an element of light-hearted fun and play can be a good place to start.
It may be easier to see what doesn't work well in your life right now, than to appreciate what does. There is a need to balance the "glass half-empty" and "glass half-full" perspectives on life, which may not be easy since both have their advantages and disadvantages. Your mental outlook and the values you bring to your interactions with others, as well as what you experience from others right now, can be individualistic and possibly at odds with mainstream society. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but there are consequences that need to be dealt with. You might be very aware right now of how communication, negotiation and strategy seem to create as many problems than they solve. But it may be necessary to navigate through this minefield to reach a point where you can right old wrongs and heal old wounds. And in fact, you probably have a clearer perception now of what needs to be fixed, so any problems you face now are there precisely because you are ready to deal with them differently. Strive to maintain a balanced, objective position amid the changes.
© 2005 Wendy Guy