June kicks off with stellar aspects.
Who doesn’t want to start a month off with a grand trine in water between loving Venus, good-luck Jupiter, and magical Neptune?
A grand trine highlights the potential for ease. Water relates to emotions. Given that June 1st is also a Friday, this month begins with auspicious alignments, asking you to relax into your experience and lean into a healing heart. Especially since on June 1st Mercury, the planet of communication, which currently travels in Gemini, trines Mars, the planet of action, in Aquarius, too.
Come Monday, June 4th; the waning Aquarius Moon forms a trine with the Gemini Sun. The waning gibbous phase Moon invites conscious reflection on what no longer works, so you can let it go. I advise taking this waning gibbous Moon phase somewhat seriously and think about that which you no longer need. With the Sun soon to move into cardinal sign Cancer, and the solstice here, now’s the time to not only reflect on the most recent lunar cycle but the year up until now, too!
(We quickly approach the halfway mark.)
How are you tracking towards your goals? If you were to do less, what boundary do you need to enforce? What can you say no to?
Come Tuesday, June 5th, Venus opposes powerhouse Pluto, illuminating both shadow and light, while Mercury conjoins the Sun, forming an inconjunct to Jupiter. This combination of Venus in Cancer opposing Pluto in Capricorn, with the Sun and Mercury conjoined in an inconjunct to Jupiter, highlights intensity and the need to eliminate that which no longer serves you. Should profound feelings emerge, allow them to. Listen to them. Hear what the underlying message is. Then release that which you no longer need.
As positive psychology expert Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar states, it’s imperative that we permit ourselves to be human and feel the full range of our emotions. There’s no need to suppress anything. Instead, lean in and feel, fully, what lies beneath the surface. Be prepared to sort through illusion and shadow. Allow yourself to access truth within yourself.
As the Sun and Mercury both square Neptune and form an inconjunct to Pluto between June 6th and June 11th, observe both your children and business. If the Universe orchestrated a message to help you better understand the needs of your children and your market, what are you learning? Please note that these aspects and messages might not feel super obvious. They’ll require listening. So turn on your observer and witness what’s coming up for you, your children, and your market!
With the waning balsamic dark Moon afoot, it’s time to hit the reset button and slow down.
On the 12th, one day before the new Moon, Mercury exits Gemini and enters into Cancer, amplifying the powers of sensitivity and psychic potential. Couple this with a new Moon and you might crave a fort tent. If so, indulge. Even with the Sun “waxing” (for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), we still need mental health days and quiet. So honor your rhythm. Especially with Mars about to turn retrograde, pay attention to signs of burnout and take exceptional care of yourself.
The Gemini new Moon on June 13th happens at 22 degrees of Gemini and perfects at 3:43 pm ET. This new Moon seeds new beginnings, primarily as they relate to communication projects, especially with the ruler of this new Moon – Mercury – in a perfect sextile to Uranus, the planet of breakthrough. Venus, the planet of love and beauty, exits Cancer this day and enters into Leo, making a challenging angle to Uranus, known as a square. Venus square Uranus highlights the Uranus into Taurus ingress we experienced last month on the new Moon.
On the 14th, Venus’ square to Uranus will perfect. Rebellion will feel paramount. You do you, boo! But don’t give up on your dreams.
Come the 15th, Mercury in Cancer opposes Saturn in Capricorn, offering hard truths, while Venus sends a loving trine to Chiron in Aries. Embrace radical honesty as a healing path (even if it’s hard to hear).
When it comes to running your household, parenting, and providing stewardship to your business, you may need to deliver truth, too. Remember: being a leader isn’t always about being liked, it’s about being in service! Stay in integrity.
June 17th brings a focus to the dads. Whether you are in a relationship with your child’s father or not, allow today to be a day of appreciation for the men in your life. I know the relationship with a dad is a complex, complicated topic, but no matter where you fall on the spectrum as you relate to your father, honor your journey. After all, you’ve survived and thrived. Acknowledge your growth and those who made it possible.
On June 18th, Neptune stations retrograde in Pisces. Neptune, the planet of spirituality, stationing retrograde (until November 24th) may bring up a wee bit of emotion. With Mercury in Cancer moving into a grand trine in water and forming perfect angles of support with Jupiter and Neptune over the next two days, there’s no time like the present to lean into the healing potential of emotions. As Mercury makes this beautiful trine to good-luck Jupiter and Neptune, healing abounds.
Then come the 21st, the Sun moves into Cancer. Hello, solstice. With the seasonal change upon us, and the Sun moving into cardinal, Moon-ruled Cancer, now’s the time to allow your feminine to reign as queen. Yes, empresses, the Sun in Cancer heralds a month of feminine principles of sensitivity, love, protecting those closest to you, and building deep bonds with others. Further, with the Sun in Cancer, it’s not a bad time to tend to your budding empire. Cancer, after all, relates to the cultivation of wealth. Venus in Leo opposes Mars (which is about to turn retrograde) on this same day. Let this loving polarity in opposition of one another (like the Sun and the Moon at the time of the full Moon) add mojo and magic to your attraction. This is a great day to feel the love – and possibly even find it, too! Especially with the Sun in Cancer in an angle of support to Uranus in Taurus, known as a sextile. This combination brings an element of surprise and clever coincidences.
After the Sun moves into Cancer on June 21st, productivity rhythms shift. In addition to Mars stationing retrograde on June 26th, July brings two eclipses with another to follow in August. July and August have heavy retrograde activity, too. So begin to prepare for this change in tempo.
Come the 23rd, Mercury opposes Pluto, providing you with focus and diligent capacity to think deeply. Classically, this combination (Mercury opposing Pluto) aids the healing of the subconscious and the inner workings of the mind!
On June 26th, Mars, the planet of action goes retrograde at 9 degrees of Aquarius and stays retrograde until August 27th! This significant downshift brings with it an inward focus. This is the first of many transformational events in the summer of 2018 (or winter, depending on your hemisphere). Pay attention to your energy. I will cover this way more in-depth in July. But please note: this is major.
The full Moon on the 27th (or the 28th depending on your time zone) brings with it some tough love. (The full Moon occurs at 12:52 am ET on the 28th at 6 degrees of Capricorn.) With the Sun opposite Saturn and the Moon conjoined to the great disciplinarian of the sky, this full Moon provides profound lessons for the soul. This full Moon, known as the Strawberry Full Moon, presents an epic turning point to 2018! This year, the Capricorn full Moon, highly informed by Saturn which entered into Capricorn at the December solstice of 2017, illuminates teachings. Saturn rules Capricorn, after all. Now’s not the time to shy away from the tough stuff. Dig in. Go deep. Look at where you are maturing and honor your path of growth. Do the same for your children, too. (Remember, the only constant is change.)
With Mercury soon to enter into Leo (on the 28th or 29th depending on your time zone), the planet of communication lifts the vibe. Mercury in Leo brings a lighthearted tone. Stay clear of making any significant decisions come the 29th or 30th. Upon entering Leo, Mercury squares Uranus. This isn’t the time to commit. Instead, let the healing vibes continue, especially as Mercury makes a perfect trine to Chiron, the wounded healer, on the 30th!
June, a pivotal month, illuminates. May your journey be liberating.