Mars ended an 11 week retrograde cycle on May 19. Ceres ends her 13 week retrograde cycle on June 1. Outside of a dip into Scorpio (Feb 4 to Mar 21) Both have been travelling through the sign of Libra, Mars since last December, Ceres since last November. (Ceres in Scorpio: Feb 4 to Mar 21) It has been a critical time for matters to do with all Libra themes – diplomacy, justice, equality, politics at the national and personal levels, social rights, trends, etc.
No doubt you have been working your way through a significant relationship issue, whether that’s with another or yourself. Perhaps the karmic implication or recall has not been lost on you. Ceres is a regenerative influence that is quite similar to Pluto. She requires a journey to the dark side in order to be reborn into the light. Ceres confronts and resurrects in order to reclaim. This Ceres transit is one of the reasons that you may have felt so triggered or done-in by experiences that you might otherwise have gone with less notice, less reaction; that you might have taken in better stride.
The benefit of both Mars and Ceres in retrograde in the same sign at the same time has served to drive the point home in undeniable fashion. The next part is to take action on the knowledge and experience that has been gained. Travelling together in retrograde, Mars and Ceres have aimed to make the issues and the opportunities starkly obvious so that you can’t miss seeing what you are supposed to see. All retrograde cycles serve to create a wider degree of separation from the immediacy of the moment, this in order to shift the viewfinder so that we have an ability to observe from a changed vantage point, with a new lens or perspective. The main thrust aims to stimulate a new listening and a new dialogue. Mars continues in Libra through July 25, Ceres continues in Libra through Aug 6. From this point forward, Mars and Ceres will switch the program from reconciliation with the past to reconciliation with the present.
Freshly into Taurus at the start of June, Venus, the current ruler of the transiting north node, is also a major contributor to the forward march. Venus gives us more to work with, makes whatever you have or whatever you face more substantial and valuable.
Mercury has just dipped into Cancer. It won’t travel too far into the sign, but it is likely to hit deep water right off the bat. Mercury in Cancer begins retrograde on June 7; Neptune in Pisces begins retrograde on June 9. Watch for something unforeseen to open up or to open you up. To the plus, it could make you or them more receptive. On the flipside, you could find yourself more vulnerable or susceptible. Let me repeat the Mercury retrograde advice: guard your health, keep safety and safeguards to the forefront, don’t bank on the potential, try not to get overly lost in the moment, don’t spill all the beans, leave yourself room to change your mind, to return it, or to back out if you want to. Double check everything. Revise, revisit, redo.
Mercury in Cancer puts added emphasis on matters to do home, family, real estate, security, safety, food, nurturance and nourishment. As of June 17, Mercury will back into Gemini. This sign switch puts added focus on all matters to do with communication, transportation, education, social trends, friends, siblings, neighbourhoods, citizenship, trading and commerce. Here in Vancouver a rotating teacher’s strike has just begun. Strikes, labour issues and work shortages are also typical of Mercury retrograde.
Mercury will complete retrograde on July 1 and finish its tour of Gemini by July 12. I am praying for the safe return of the Nigerian school girls. I also pray that the USA smartens up about gun legislation and that the killing sprees stop rather than spread.
Venus in Taurus opposes Saturn on the Sagittarius full moon June 12. A goal post, finish line, ending, or achievement of significance is likely to be reached. Venus/Saturn can also bring a money matter or contract to completion.
Jupiter in Cancer is now moving away from engagement in both the cardinal cross configuration and a water grand trine involving Saturn and Chiron. Mars continues to exert its dynamic force, forming a square with Pluto on June 14 and an opposition to Uranus on June 25. Mars in Libra will now naturally spark a new evaluation of what it means to be in relationship, to another, to the world around you, and the world inside you too. It’s all about the balancing act. Make sure to put equal emphasis on the balance and the act.
June 12: Full Moon, 9:11 pm (22:06 Sagittarius)
June 27: New Moon, 1:08 am (5:37 Cancer)
June 1: Ceres stations direct: 1:17 pm (18:32 Libra)
June 7: Mercury stations retrograde: 4:57 am (3:09 Cancer) to July 1
June 9: Neptune stations retrograde: 12:51 pm (7:35 Pisces)
June 16: Juno ingress into Gemini: 4:03 am
June 17: Mercury retrograde revisits Gemini: 3:05 am
June 21: Summer Solstice: Sun enters Cancer: 3:51 am
June 23: Venus enters Gemini: 5:34 am
Dates to Watch: June 7, 9-14, 17 – 19, 25 – 27
**Please note, all dates listed are PDT, please check your local listing.
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
With Mars and Ceres retrograde out of the way, you should find you can make better use of your time and resources; that you do less skirting around and more getting around. Through July, Mars and Ceres in Libra should keep social involvements, contracts, partnership and legal matters on the upswing.
Still, there’s Mercury retrograde to contend with. From June 7 to June 17, Mercury retrograde tours Cancer. You may find that you aren’t quite finished off with the past, that there’s something more to sort out. The transit offers an appropriate time to review security, safeguards, and material bottom lines; also to review and revise as necessary regarding renovations, real estate investments, home, or family plans. A particular family member or someone from the past can tug on the heart strings. One thing leads to another. Keep the lines of communication going, and know that there are several layers to get through. Mercury retrograde in Cancer can see you revisit places and faces, even if it is only through your memories.
As of June 17 when Mercury backs into Gemini, you should find your social life picks up a pace. As is common of the retrograde, you are likely to hear from or bump into folks you haven’t interfaced with for awhile. You’ll run around more, perhaps spin your wheels more too. If it gets too complicated, put it on chill and allow for circumstances to dictate the play. The full moon on June 12 or the days following can bring a financial or relationship matter to a conclusion, or it could get the ball rolling in some major way. Mars in opposition to Uranus on June 25 can bring you to a cut-off, break-through, or line in the sand point. Do what you can as you can, stay observant, keep open-mined, and where possible, keep open-ended too.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
You should see better progress in work and health related matters now that both Mars and Ceres in Libra are on the move ahead. Still it’s a delicate, perhaps even a precarious balance. Yes, there’s still more working it out to do, but so good, so far.
Venus in Taurus makes you especially sensitive to those around you and also to your body’s needs and signals. Listen up and heed the advice. Your body will tell you what it likes and what it does not. For that matter, your heart, mind, and soul will speak up more insistently too.
You may be able to enlist more help and support, or find yourself giving more of it out. Don’t get too comfy though, a relationship can flip around, especially once Mercury turns retrograde. The full moon on June 12 can be a particularly tough push come to shove/make it or break it time for relationships or financial matters. It could even be a time to say goodbye to one who is nearing transition. June 14 can bring matters to a fix or a finalization. Watch for sudden progress, insight, an unexpected opportunity, or for a kink to work itself out.
Once Mercury backs into Gemini (as of June 17) options or complications can multiply, communication wires can get crossed. You could second guess yourself or do more back peddling. Something you have said or done could come back at you, so to avoid the potential pitfalls, keep it straight earlier in the month.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
To July, you’ll gain the best that Mars in Libra has to offer. Along with Ceres which is also travelling through Libra (to August) you should find that those “create it” ambitions generate well. Good communication, same page accord is on a ready tap, earnings, social and love life receive benefit from these two planetary influences.
Venus in Taurus reaches an opposition with Saturn on the full moon of June 12. June 7 to 14 is sure to be an action packed, one thing after another week. Watch for the domino effect and take it moment to moment. The full moon can bring a contract, bid, project, trip, or relationship track to completion or major threshold crossing. Everything changes – and fast tracks from here.
Through June 17, Mercury retrograde in Cancer puts the spotlight on finances, investments, resources, banking; on tightening up, plugging the holes; on family and home matters.
There’s more places to go, people to see, more to discuss, consider, and tackle once Mercury retrograde revisits Gemini (June 17 to July 1). Expect to run around and get around even more. Even though the full moon can bring matters to a definitive end, as is typical of Mercury retrograde, you can find yourself on a rethink, revisit, or revision.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You’ll see better progress on home and family matters thanks to Mars and Ceres now out of retrograde. Too, both planets help you to reconcile with yourself. While Mercury tours Cancer, and especially while in retrograde from June 7 to 17, your instincts and radar are likely to pick up a stronger signal. Aim to unplug from the outer world distractions as best you can. You need time to sort yourself out. There’s an active inner dialogue happening inside of you. Allow it to go where it will, to explore all the nooks and crannies. The process will help you to flush out, to flesh out, and to eventually regain your footing.
The full moon on June 12 can see you make a health, work or personal break-through. Watch for important and/or perhaps surprise news, a chance to upgrade, or a fresh work opportunity.
Mars opposes Uranus on June 25. This transit coincides with the end of school and the start of summer vacation. In addition this planetary pairing could thrust you into something unexpected to do with home, family, or career. Mars/Uranus could suddenly uproot or redirect you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
You can have better stick to it while Venus is in Taurus through June 23. This influence can increase your organization, efficiency and productivity. Then again, even though that’s the way it should go, don’t assume you can phone it in. It’s easy to slip up or to lose ground while Mercury is retrograde from June 7 to July 1st. To the plus, Mercury retrograde offers an appropriate time to review, revise or to go back over it and pick up what you missed the first time around. There’s always room for improvement. That’s the true aim of the retrograde.
Mercury’s backtrack through Gemini, beginning June 17, can shift your thinking, goal, priority, or plan. As is typical of the cycle, expect to bump into folks unexpectedly. It is an opportune transit for checking back in with clients. Take another scout around your community or social network.
The full moon on June 12 or the days following can produce something major, significant, or official. It could be an event, a milestone, a contract, a launch, arrival, or departure. What occurs could be momentous enough to redirect your future.
Cancer month, starting June 21, and Venus in Gemini, starting June 23, puts recreation and play on the front burner. Mars/Uranus in opposition on June 25 can be a great for get away or a shake-it-up, but noting that Mercury is still retrograde, added safety is advised.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The full moon on June 12 and the days that follow bring you to a significant checkpoint, goal post, deadline, or finish line. Too, you could receive important or official news. There can be paperwork to sign, terms to discuss, or fees to pay.
Beginning in Cancer, Mercury retrograde can see you have a change of heart about someone or something. As of June 17 when Mercury revisits Gemini, it will be time to reassess goals and priorities, and to bring yourself up to speed with your changing world. People can say one thing and do another. Don’t bank on it unless you have it in writing. Mercury retrograde is always an appropriate time to renegotiate terms, a lease, or bank loan, but it is not the ideal time to lock in. By all means, continue the negotiations, but where possible, make sure you have ample choice, extra options, or an easy out just in case. While Mercury is retrograde, it is always wise to leave room for the unexpected. If you have to make a commitment, aim for short term, trial run, or temporary. June 25 or the days around it could dish up something out of the blue re expenses, finances, or a key relationship.
LIBRA (SEPT 22-OCT 22)
Mars has been firing it up for you since last December. Although this long transit may have pushed you into a confrontation with yourself or your reality, to a large extent it is a natural development, something that you will agree has been timely for you, like it or not. Mars is the warrior planet, and its purpose in your sign is to empower and embolden you, to help you to express your individuality and uniqueness more freely, to create greater independence. Yes, it is time to claim more for yourself, to let your wants and needs sit at the front of the bus.
Now that Mars retrograde is out of the way, you are sufficiently refuelled and ready to get on with this feistier new you program. From now through the end of July, you’ll draw from the best Mars in Libra has to offer. As of June 1, Ceres is also out of retrograde. Touring your sign since last November, Ceres will continue to seed you and to refresh you through August. Both transits aim support you with the courage and initiative to see you way through this major personal growth spurt.
Through June 17, Mercury retrograde in Cancer can see you revisit the past in some significant way. It’s a good time to renegotiate with the bank, revise your family plans, parenting strategy or personal rules, to reassess your career goals. June 17 to July 1, Mercury retrograde in Gemini can put you back in touch with folks who live a distance away. The second half of the month brings an appropriate time to revisit a place you’ve been to previously, to welcome visitors or to be one yourself, to review education options or plans for the fall semester. Get back to writing; upgrade your website, resume, or social profile.
June 12, the Sagittarius full moon is accompanied by Venus in opposition to Saturn. Although Mercury retrograde is not an ideal time to lock it in, this full moon is likely to cement, finalize, or launch something that paves your future. You could face a major expense, investment, or decision regarding real estate, home, family, career, health, or a relationship matter.
Both Mercury retrograde in Gemini, starting June 17, and Venus in Gemini, starting June 23, is sure to keep life active. Expect the phone to ring more. There’s more options and opportunity out there for you. It’s a great time to go exploring, to get out and enjoy. Stay alert, observant and ready for anything goes on June 25, give or take a day or so either side. Mars opposition Uranus can take you by surprise. This transit could produce can be a great opportunity, a sudden spark, or a shake up. Be careful when driving.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
It’s called getting your act together. The bonus is that you are gaining something to show for it. Saturn in Scorpio has been working well for you, especially over this past month or so. This transit helps you to put resourcefulness to good use, to take full advantage of good timing and the opportunities at hand. It loans you added conviction, and helps you to rely more readily on your insight and instincts. Saturn will continue to be on your side through the end of the year.
Even so, this first week or so can keep you challenged or under added pressure as Venus in Taurus builds to an opposition with Saturn. June 12 – 14 pushes you past the block, hold-up or wait. The full moon can bring news, an official word, a result, a significant opportunity or investment potential. Once the full moon thrusts the switch or seals the deal, it should domino from there.
Once Mercury retrograde backs into Gemini on June 17, and Venus advances into Gemini on June 23 something new or additional can spring up. There can be another option or route to take; more to discuss, negotiate, revise, or to consider. Where possible, keep open-ended, hands-off, or non committal and watch for things to play out on their own. Mars opposite Uranus on or around June 25 can stir it up or rev it up unexpectedly. It’s a great transit for a get away or for a special event. On the other hand, it can be abrupt, inconveniencing, jarring or expensive. Be especially careful at work and at play, when handling sharp instruments or dangerous goods, on the road, with exercise, diet or health. A gamble could be tempting or warranted, but don’t tempt fate with a foolish risk.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 ~ Dec 21)
While the sun in Gemini and Mars direct can increase your social life action, Mercury’s temporary dip into Cancer craves more meaningful connection. You’ll want to stay attached or to stick close to those who are nearest and dearest to your heart. Extra care-taking is in order while Mercury retrograde tours Cancer, June 7 to 17. This transit can find you more emotionally sensitive, responsive, and nostalgic; perhaps more needy too. Memories can flood in through your thoughts, dreams, or through actual reconnections. Mercury retrograde can also take you on financial or health backtrack. If you find yourself struggling, don’t push what isn’t coming naturally. June 12 to 14 the brakes come off and you are cleared for travel. The full moon can jettison you over a major hurdle or block to do. From this point forward, you should find you can make better progress, that you have more to work with, or more reason to keep going.
The summer solstice and Cancer month is a good time to cozying up for love and to soak up summer’s pleasures. Keeping you and your social life upbeat, both Mercury retrograde and Venus finish out the second half of the month in the sign of Gemini. June 25 to 27 is also a very active, on the go time. This can be a good time to start a vacation or to head off on a new adventure. Keep open ended, watch for opportunity, and seize the moment.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ~ Jan 19)
Now that Mars and Ceres have ended retrograde, you’ll regain surer footing. You’ll also find more justification to back you up and to encourage you to keep going. Venus in Taurus adds to your confidence, creativity, and sense of deserving. It loans you more stamina and perseverance too.
Mercury retrograde in Cancer, June 7 to 17, puts the spotlight on a particular relationship or personal need. You could face a struggle with food or consumption issues too. We all slip up some time. If this is the case, forgive yourself for being human, and try again. You could feel stuck, stymied or stalled to June 11, but you won’t be once this full moon comes and goes. Then again, the full moon could bring your high hopes or big plans to fruition.
If you find that you have lost your way, look to Mercury retrograde in Gemini, starting June 17, to help you get back on the bike or back on the wagon again. While Mercury retrograde in Gemini can derail plans or put you on a communication backtrack, it is a useful influence for correcting, fixing, or fine-tuning. Get a second opinion or quote, revisit the conversation, and check back in with folks to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Just when you think you have it all worked out, the opposition of Mars/Uranus on June 25 can throw something unexpected at you. While this can be an exciting transit for sudden discovery, to set yourself free, or dive into something fresh and new, it is often jarring transit. Something could erupt, explode, burst, or hit suddenly or out of the blue. Watch your temper, allergies, and your driving speed, and watch the actions and emotions of others more closely too.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)
You’ll gain the best from Mars and Ceres now both are out of retrograde. Mars continues in Libra through July 25, Ceres continues in Libra through August 6. Both increase your intuition and confidence, your social life prospects and popularity, and your ability to make larger, broader connections with world in general. Although Mercury is travelling in retrograde, Gemini month is always your time to shine.
Through June 17, Mercury in Cancer can keep you focused on the work, your health or on a particular circumstance or relationship matter. Mercury retrograde in Gemini, starting June 17, and Venus in Gemini, starting June 23 will see life lighten up on you. These are good transits for pleasure, play, and the romantic hunt. Be reminded that when you get something started during Mercury retrograde it is likely to be short lived. Aim/plan for temporary and enjoy today for what it is.
The full moon on June 12 can bring you to a major deadline or finish line. This can be a time of culmination, fruition, of official undertakings, contract beginnings or endings. Venus opposition Saturn can bring reward, award, or result. It is an appropriate transit for such matters as earning your diploma or citizenship status. Venus/Saturn can make a relationship official; it can also mark a milestone or special anniversary. This transit also offers an appropriate time to undertake, complete or revise a loan or mortgage or contract agreement.
Watch June 25 to28 for something unexpected to fire up. It’s a good transit for the start of a vacation.
PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)
Jupiter in Cancer will continue to keep you, love, creativity, home, and family matters on a good growth curve through July. Jupiter is moving on, but Chiron in Pisces will continue to trine Saturn for the summer. Chiron/Saturn helps you to reconcile with your reality in a grounded way, to keep to your own wise counsel, to navigate your way through your challenges or disappointments with added grace, to resource strength, stamina, talent, or ambition you didn’t know you had, to cope with the less than ideal, to heal from the past, to take what’s on the inside and to give it legitimacy. Chiron/Saturn can also put added emphasis on an aging or wounded parent or elder, a mentor, or authority figure.
Mercury’s dip into Cancer puts an even more attention on personal development, a key home, family or career matter, a creative project, or a health matter. Mercury retrograde can put you on a back-track or sidetrack. Too, you could change your mind about something or someone, or conversely, someone could pull the plug on you. It may not go according to plan or intention, but there’s a reason for everything. June 7, 12 and 25 takes you through critical check-points or breakthrough thresholds. Take it one step at a time. You could be challenged off and on throughout the month, but if you get stuck, you certainly won’t stay there for long. Look to Mercury retrograde in Gemini, starting June 17, Cancer month starting June 21, and Venus into Gemini starting June 23 to keep you and life well mobilized.