June is another powerful and action-packed month. The planet Venus takes
center stage, bringing us into direct alignment with the feminine
Goddess energy. There are two periods when this energy will be
especially potent: on June 5 when a rare Venus/Sun transit will occur,
and on June 27 when retrograde Venus makes a direct station.
This month also features a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 4,
which is when Neptune turns retrograde. On June 11, Jupiter enters
Gemini and Chiron turns retrograde. In addition, the first of seven
Uranus/Pluto squares is exact on June 24, which is also when Saturn
turns direct. Another energetic gateway is the Summer Solstice on June
We begin this month under the influence of the May 20 New
Moon in Gemini, with the themes of education, communication and
flexibility. With the Gemini focus, we are looking at how we choose and
process information and how this influences our beliefs, ideas and
actions. It is favorable to open to new ideas, but to also be discerning
about what resonates with one’s own authentic truth and values. On June 4 a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs at 14 Sagittarius.
Sagittarian themes include seeing things from a higher perspective,
along with being idealistic, benevolent, truth-seeking and
freedom-loving. A mutable grand cross is formed by the Sun, Venus, and
Mercury in Gemini with the Moon in Sagittarius, Mars in Virgo and Chiron
in Pisces. This mutable formation will greatly enhance the quickening
effect for events. Since Venus is square Mars, relationships may undergo
more changes at this time. The challenge will be to stay focused and
grounded enough to integrate and respond effectively to all the
information and events coming in at such a rapid pace. Neptune in
Pisces also turns retrograde today (still aligned with Chiron), which
reminds us to take time for self-care and spiritual/healing activities.
The Sabian symbols for these degrees are: “Two Dutch children
talking to each other, exchanging their knowledge; the need to clarify
one’s experience through actual contacts with like-minded individuals
(Gemini),” and “The ground hog looking for its shadow; the value of
anticipating new turns of events and ascertaining future prospects
(Sagittarius).” These symbols speak to the value of community members
coming together to teach and learn from each other. A rare Venus/Sun transit/eclipse will occur on June 5 at 16 Gemini.
This is the second of a pair of Venus/Sun transits, with the first one
occurring on June 8, 2004. The next ones will be in 2117 and 2125. Venus
is the esoteric ruler of Gemini, which symbolizes the principle of the
unification of opposites. The Sabian symbol for this degree, “A woman
activist in an emotional speech dramatizing her cause; a passionate
response to a deeply felt new experience,” suggests the trend towards
more women reclaiming their power and men embracing their feminine
side. Besides standing for love, harmony, beauty and relationship,
Venus also represents coming together in collaboration and community.
The visible conjunctions of Venus and Sun form a 5-pointed star (or
pentagram) in the sky, which is also why the Mayans thought 2012 was so
significant. This also coincides with 2012 being a 5 year, which
represents embracing freedom, change and individual expression.
On June 11 Chiron turns retrograde and Jupiter enters
Gemini. This combination reminds us of the potential power of our
communications to either harm or heal. The Jupiter passage will open up
new sources of higher information and perspective over the next year,
while the Chiron retrograde through Pisces can result in the healing of
older conditions with newer, more effective approaches. The New Moon occurs on June 19 at 29 Gemini. This
lunation is energized by being opposite the Galactic Center and near
the Summer Solstice. The Gemini/mutable themes are extended over the
next 1-2 months, giving us more opportunity to be focused and
discriminating as we open to new information and experience. A square
to Mars in Virgo can bring challenges to our adaptability, but can also
be used to make constructive changes in work and health matters. The
Sabian symbol for this degree, “The first mockingbird of spring; the
creative exuberance of the human soul in response to basic life
experiences,” suggests that important new beginnings in creative
collaboration and learning can be made at this time.
The first of seven challenging squares between Uranus and
Pluto occurs on June 24 at 8 Aries/Capricorn. This slowly moving aspect
will bring revolutionary social, economic and technology changes to our
world over the next several years. On a personal level, the areas where
this aspect falls in one’s chart will likely undergo a fundamental
change or upheaval. On this same day, Saturn turns stationary direct at
23 Libra, which brings opportunities to take direct action to accomplish
our goals over the next several months.
On June 25 Jupiter forms a square to Neptune at 3
Gemini/Pisces. This aspect can help us connect to other dimensions of
experience, although there is a possibility of confusion or deception.
The idealism generated can be used in service to those who are less
fortunate. The Saturn planetary station (around midnight) should help us
to stay grounded during these few days.
Venus finally turns stationary direct on June 27 at 7 Gemini
29. At this time we can begin moving forward with personal activities
related to finances, relationships and values. We may have gained some
important insights during this retrograde period that can lead to
constructive changes in these areas.
On June 29, the Sun opposes Pluto and squares Uranus. This
can be a trigger for events related to the Uranus/Pluto square. Another
similar time will be in mid-July when Mars transits will trigger this
same degree area. These are good times to be prepared for Earth change
In July, Mercury and Uranus turn retrograde. Best wishes for a joyful and prosperous month!
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