This month we have the last few weeks of the spring season and the beginning of summer on June 21st when the Summer Solstice occurs. The signs associated with June are Gemini and Cancer. The Sun, now transiting through the witty air sign Gemini, encourages communications and networking. This energy can help us engage in intellectual games like wordplay or social activities and celebrations for those graduating from schools and it’s no coincidence since Mercury, ruler of Gemini, has an influence over schools, particularly learning, and the increase of the communication of ideas in the air.
Gemini natal signs are very intellectual, witty and love to explore mutual ideas. The twins Castor and Pollux, often associated with the negative and positive polarity of this mutable sign, also stand for the theatre arts. Since Mercury-quicksilver- is the ruler of this sign the emphasizes is on communication. They can be quite adept at languages, acting, logic and manual skills. Gemini people enjoy friendships that engage them in their ongoing intellectual pursuits. On the other side the other twin they can be nervous, restless, superficial and inconsistent being unable to pursue one thing, rather flitting off to another. Happy Birthday Gemini, this year mystical Neptune has been in aspect to your Sun in the water sign Pisces, forming a square aspect which can challenge you to be more imaginative and creative.
Weekly Planetary Aspects for June
Week 1, June 1-3 We start the month with the Full Moon energy in Sagittarius, lots of ideas and ideals may have become apparent and the wish for travel is very high this time of year. Venus trines Jupiter adding some benevolent energy for relationships with loved ones; family ties are strengthened this weekend. Some may have more wealth from this aspect. The planet that rules relationships, Venus, trines Neptune giving a boost to our imagination, romance and creativity. Quicksilver Mercury trines Mars and lends the energy to direct things in a clear way, good for communications and strategies. Uranus planet of change shifted into the practical earth sign Taurus which is affecting most Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius natives. Change and insights are probable yet Uranus inspires us with dramatic surprises.
Week 2, June 4-10 The Last Quarter Moon occurs June 6 in the mystical water sign Pisces. The last quarter moon is a good time to make decisions, clean up messes, and rest while the moon starts to wax again during the new moon. Pisces is a dreamy intuitive sign and it great for creative work and or just relaxing by the beach this time of year.
Week 3, June 11-17, the New Moon arrives at 22 Gemini as we finish the cycle of spring. Gemini Moon like new ideas and networking. This is a good time to launch projects that require planning and communications. Venus shifts into the fire sign Leo and squares Uranus, setting off challenges to some. Mercury opposes Saturn now in Capricorn, the earth sign it rules. The weekend could foster somewhat negative attitudes as Mercury, now in Cancer, opposes Saturn in Capricorn both of these signs can be overly cautious regarding security. Sunday Father’s Day, June 17th can be positive and happy for most during the celebrations as the Moon in Leo likes a party.
Week 4, June 18-24, The First Quarter Moon occurs in the analytical earth sign Virgo a good time to plan and organize projects. Neptune, the mysterious planet, will go retrograde June 19th, this transit can deepen our mystical perceptions or delusions until Nov. 25th, and it will work on the water signs Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces in a spiritual way to trust and flow in life. The Summer Solstice occurs June 21st, the Sun enters the water sign Cancer and we are midpoint to our cycle around the Zodiac. The Midnight Sun celebrations occur now as, in the past, the light has come back to the northern hemisphere which is a marking in time our ancestors observed. All is well with the cycles. Cancer Sun is a very emotional sign to be born under, caring, protective and insecure these individuals do their best with their intuition yet they may be soft on the inside and hard or secretive on the outside. Cancer is ruled by the Moon; we have a time of flowing with emotional sensitivity, people may feel like retiring and enjoying their homes during this time. Venus in Leo opposes Mars in Aquarius we want to be aware of forceful communications, like jealousy in relationships, or quarrels stemming from fixed separate views. Mars goes retrograde in Aquarius, strengthening the fixed notions about inventions, and innovations fostering anything that is unique,
Week 5, June 25-30th, the Full Moon occurs in the ambitious earth sign Capricorn, it opposes the Sun in the intuitive water sign Cancer. We will have the swing of the polarity between the intuitive feeling part of self and the reserved, cold and calculating rational self. The energy steadies the self in the centre of both, combining yin/yang in balance. Mercury shifts into the fire sign Leo and will square Uranus in Taurus; the tension may be around egocentric views of power, materialism, and the prevailing traditional status quo. Yet intuitive flashes may clash with the outworn as we get to choose between the egocentric and practical ways to enhance our systems of financial security. Perhaps our egocentric views about ego status, wealth and authority will undergo the changes we are truly seeking for there to be a paradigm change.
As always astrology is the observation of the phenomena of the interplay of the stars within our celestial zodiac.
Peace and Blessings