Ah, the glorious month of June and the titillating company of the elfin energy of Gemini. Until summer solstice that is at which time the Sun moves into home-loving Cancer. But, in the meantime, the patron saint of merchants and thieves rules these early summer days. Take a hint from this airy sign and get out and enjoy yourself. The first week of the month is particularly joyful with lots of harmony between the wanderers AKA the planets. However, at month’s end Mars turns retrograde putting the brakes on. Use most of the month to push forward with your plans.
The beginning of the month opens flush with a Full Sagittarian Moon which occurred on May 29th. The energy is high with many trines occurring between the cosmic players. Mercury trines Mars for the first few days of the month – ideas abound – be sure to write them down. Also, at the beginning of the month, gracious Venus in Cancer connects with philosophical Jupiter who is still traveling through Scorpio expanding both your heart and your mind.
On June 2nd Venus connects with dreamy Neptune and on the 3rd the Aquarian Moon kisses the Gemini Sun. Oh là là! This is fun! What a great start to summer.
On the 5th there’s an exact Sun/Mercury conjunction – an aspect that can furrow your brow with concentration. On the 6th Mercury squares Neptune and what you thought you knew becomes mysterious once again. Keep your wits about you. Write or play music, make some art and let Mercury and Neptune work for you.
The 7th through the 10th the Moon travels between Chiron and Uranus. Listen to your intuition. Subtle downloads are possible now as are unexpected twists on the path and your feelings toward them.
On June 12th communicator Mercury leaves its home sign of Gemini for gentle Cancer turning all thoughts into feelings. This is the scheduled date for the on again, off again meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un which at the time of this writing, already feels a little emotional.
The Moon is dark at this time and is birthed again at the Gemini New Moon on the 13th. This Supermoon highlights the energy of the mind. New ideas, possibilities, friendships, and relationships get a burst of vigor. And a few hours later, Venus enters fun-loving Leo. This combination of air and fire is enough to lift anyone’s spirits. It’s an excellent time to create!
Tension occurs on the 14th when the Cancer Moon conjuncts Mercury, and Venus squares Uranus. The love and financial applecart gets tipped over. It’s a great opportunity to change things up even though it might be tempting to cry over spilled milk. Consider things seriously and take care of business when Mercury opposes Saturn on the 15th. Things could feel a little heavy, but the mood lightens as the Moon shifts to the playful sign of Leo on Father’s Day June 16th.
Feistiness is possible on the 17th when the Moon opposes Mars. The entire cosmic tone settles on the 18th when Neptune retrogrades. Neptune won’t turn direct again until November of this year. This is your annual opportunity to reflect on your dreams and to evaluate your life.
It’s Solstice on the 21st! The Sun moves into Cancer on the longest day of the year shifting the energy away from playful Gemini to home-centered Cancer. It’s family time now. Keep a little space between yourself and others today as Mars opposes Venus. Conflict between your desires and someone else’s could be problematic.
The 22nd and 23rd Mercury opposes Pluto. It’s time to get to the bottom of things but don’t bully anyone. Family secrets may be revealed.
Venus and Jupiter square off on the 25th tempting you to over-eat, part with your money, or otherwise over-indulge.
The cosmic light changes to amber on the 26th when Mars retrogrades. Mars will turn direct at the end of August but in the meantime the juice you need to get things going is diminished. This could be in the form of your own tentativeness, lack of confidence, or lack of support. Don’t abandon your hopes and plans. Gather more inner strength instead, that’s what Mars retrograde can help you with. The Sun opposes Saturn too on this day and obstacles abound. Stay committed.
There’s a rather gloomy Full Moon late on the 27th (mountain time). Capricorn Moons are not happy events. Rather they are practical and dutiful and this one conjuncts stern Saturn and squares Chiron. Ouch. What family member needs your help? It’s time to deal with promises and obligations. Sometimes healing an owie hurts. You know the old adage – be cruel to be kind? Do what you have to do.
On the 28th Mercury leaves emotional Cancer for upbeat and sometimes over the top Leo. But we could all use the burst of confidence this brings even if a little drama comes with it. Mercury will retrograde in Leo late in July and through much of August (with Mars) so this energy is going to last a while. Take advantage of it by focusing your attention on the Leo part of your chart. Also, let your attention rest on your heart chakra, your lower back and your hair. Build up strength in those areas.
The month ends with a square between Mercury and Uranus. Someone could be rebellious and challenging and mental overload is possible. Protect your mind with meditation.
July holds a solar eclipse and a lunar one as well as Mercury and Mars retrograde. The retrogrades continue into August making September the sanest month of the summer.
Take care out there and remember – you matter; we are all connected, earth is our home and love is our destination.