This spring season ends and the summer season starts on June 21st. The natural cycles continue despite any major global unbalances we bring on ourselves as the earth/ Gaia maintains the balance of life on earth. The Sun is now moving through the curious air sign Gemini which puts an emphasis on social networking as communications systems get a boost and friends become more important as they open opportunities to us.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury. This supports the intellectual drive, the dexterity, and fluency we see in Gemini Sun signs. They love all forms of learning and excel at brainstorming on a notion that may give them more in life. Gemini natives love to share, discuss and excel in their pursuits remembering most of the details of whatever they may be hoping to find. Research appeals to their intellectual appetite as their interests are broad, they may like to travel in their pursuits. The Gemini native is centered on making friends with everyone and so appears to be popular. This friendly curious sign has both positive and negative sides to the personality that is why it is referred to as the twins, Castor and Pollux, who are flexible or skeptical, happy or sad. They are folks who love to explore new things always looking to know more. As they may flit from one thing to another, they must learn to focus and finish their tasks. They can be forward with their progressive ideas and are always reaching for a brighter star. This year Saturn makes a strong impression on Gemini as it opposes their Sun helping them to find focus for their valuable goals and ambitions. Knowing your limitations, one of Saturn’s lessons, can help you lift up and out of the fog. Jupiter also comes along and squares their Sun adding in the possibility of growth and expansion. Neptune may bring them, the hazy, a notion for more clarity and truth in their perceptions. Neptune may also aid here with further psychic expansion to those inclined to search for deeper meanings. Happy Birthday Gemini!
Planetary Placements for June
The Solar Equinox occurs June 21st the first day of summer, yay! The transiting Sun starts moving through the cautious, emotional, water sign Cancer thus shifting the energy from outgoing flirty air sign Gemini to an internal intuitive self-protective focus of Cancer. This is the longest day of the year in this Northern Hemisphere as it starts the celebration of the return of the light hoped for during the December winter solstice.
The theme of uncertainty continues this month. Mercury the trickster of the planets, the messenger of the Gods, moves through and out of the slow, laborious, security-centered practical earth sign Taurus and will shift into the witty air sign Gemini which it rules on June 13th. This will be felt like a lifting up and speeding up of the energy as connections, communications and contracts all get a boost after this date. In addition, difficult communications or hard work will give way as Mercury in Taurus and Mars in intense Scorpio will end their friction and those tensions will ease up. More flow will become available to our actions around the end of month when Mars turn direct motion.
Venus the planet that represents love relationships, healing and values moves through Gemini conjoining with the Sun and then opposes old karmic Saturn in Sagittarius, bringing in lessons and gravity to anyone who is spaced out and flirty in relationships as Saturn always delivers the reality check. This aspect makes for an increasing awareness of meaning and hopefulness of social connections, conduct, moral platitudes for some Gemini folks, and a need to explore more optimistic productive avenues as Jupiter in meticulous Virgo squares into these planetary focuses. Jupiter moving forward now in meticulous analytical earth sign Virgo gives expansion yet it is conjoined with the diverse North Node energy in Virgo adding smoky mists of uncertainty regarding the direction of the hoped for growth this month. Mutable signs of the zodiac are: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces the planets in these signs are four this month a mutable grand square which can lead many of the above mentioned signs into a swirl of indecisiveness with regards to decisions and actions. However, it may be best to remain cautious this month as we pull the veil away from our eyes as reality verses illusion due to Saturn Pisces square aspect this month. Our security concept about time and space may change giving us a new set of realities to consider. Whatever the reality is there is always imagination to work with to bring about new designs for security and growth in life. We are inner-dimensional all the time so reality can always shift with a change of consciousness. Venus in Cancer and Mars in Scorpio form a beneficial trine to mystical Neptune in Pisces giving us a more creative, imaginative, romantic and nurturing energy to share and enjoy later in the month.
Uranus, planet of revolutionary sudden changes, continues to electrify our new awareness and Pluto which represents transformation; the challenge of the cycles of life, death and rebirth are still within square aspect initiating those challenging changes specifically to the cardinal signs affected: Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
The Lunar Cycles for June
June 6th is the New Moon, start of a new cycle for life and growth in the air sign Gemini which triggers our feelings and aspirations for new growth and development this month. It joins the Sun, Venus, Jupiter, North Node, Neptune and Saturn opposition of the grand mutable square that is bringing about all the uncertainty.
First Quarter Moon in Virgo on June 12th in meticulous Virgo joins Jupiter and the North Node and squares Neptune, the Sun and squares to Saturn. Again we have the activation of the grand square this month challenging our ideas, feelings, ethics, and direction of growth and expansion. This may be a really good aspect for those who like to be creative and flexible with plans and projects.
Full Moon in the fire sign Sagittarius opposes the Sun in Gemini right before the equinox triggers the grand square with Saturn and the Full Moon conjunct pulling on the other planets. Best to be really flexible consider things for their fun interesting possibilities. Dreams may be heightened during this lunar phase. Perhaps this is the night to watch the stars if the summer weather permits it.
The Last Quarter Moon occurs June 27th in the warrior-like fire sign Aries. The last square of the Sun and Moon finishes up this growth cycle. This may be the time when the plans we’ve entertained for the last 3 weeks can come to fruition. Clean up your space and get ready for the new energy in the next lunar cycle next month.
As always, astrology teaches us a way to navigate the energies that abound all around us to choose wisely.
Peace and Blessings