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June’s Monthly Overview:
Mercury in Gemini retrograde continues to June 11:
Have you found yourself caught up in it over the past few weeks? Mercury retrograde has had a specific target or two in mind for its acceleration program. A bigger picture item has been on the docket too.
Since early last month, Mercury has been developing along a double track: (1) the Mercury retrograde cycle, May 18 to June 11, (2) and a Mercury/Neptune turn-the-corner transit, in effect from May 9 to June 23. Perhaps you didn’t notice the first trigger of the Mercury/Neptune transit on May 9 but something was already on brew. To be sure the Fifa corruption scandal was in the works well before the headlines hit. That scandal blew wide open in the days prior to the second of three Mercury/Neptune squares. (Mars was also in on the act that week, first squaring Neptune and then conjoining Mercury retrograde.)
The past few weeks have been exposing and informing. Perhaps your experience has been one of relinquishing, clearing away, or of experiencing loss. As of the end of May, we have moved to the sort-it-out/live-it-out second half of both of the aforementioned cycles. Remember that the gift of the moment is about what you learn through the experience and how you apply it.
While Mercury continues in retrograde (to June 11) you are wise to continue to stay alert and observant. Having said that, there are a number of opportunity alignments through the first ten days of the month, so don’t hold back when the moment is ripe. Go for it instead.
Full Moon in Sagittarius: June 2, 9:19 am PDT
Forming tension aspects with Mercury retrograde, Neptune, and Mars at the start of the day, the Sagittarius full moon can further illuminate issues, conflicts, dualities, or confusion. Taking it as far as it can go for now, consider the full moon as a perspective gathering time. If you haven’t been able to sort it out or to move beyond it, you will now. You’ll now be better able to sort out what is real, meaningful, and true for you personally.
As the day moves forward, the stars move onto a great upswing and/or fresh page. A direction, a way forward, or course of action can reveal itself as the moon forms a fire grand trine to Jupiter and Uranus. It’s a good evening to let off steam, to connect, share, or socialize.
Venus in Leo: June 5 to October 8:
Venus begins her transit of Leo anchored by a trine to Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius. This transit allows you to see what’s useful, most practical, or of most value. Priorities, needs, and the better course of action become clearer. Although Mercury is still in retrograde, Venus/Saturn sets a great backdrop for contracts, commitments, for cementing plans, and for accomplishing something of worthy, substantial, and/or lasting value.
On average, Venus spends approximately four weeks touring a sign. Due to her upcoming retrograde cycle, Venus will grace Leo for the next four months. This attraction transit holds a highly magnetized force-field. It is one that can bring you face to face with your special destiny. Venus in Leo will help each one of us to tap our creative center. What is the source of your inner wellspring? Do you create from a place of joy, love, courage, and sense of deserving? Over the next four months, we will explore what it means to be happy, to love, to be loved, to create, to thrive.
Saturn retrograde revisits Scorpio: June 14 to Sept 17:
Saturn first entered Sagittarius in December of 2014, but it has only travelled a few degrees into the sign. In the middle of March, Saturn began its yearly four month retrograde cycle. Outer planet retrograde cycles are often less obvious that Mercury retrograde, but of course, they are of significant influence. What’s calling to you, what’s driving you? It’s check-in time. Saturn retrograde in Scorpio calls for a review of choice-makings. It is a refortifying cycle. If you are working your way along the right track, Saturn retrograde will provide you with added confirmation and sense of right time, right place. Otherwise, Saturn will either prompt or force you to make the necessary adjustments. Either way, consider it as a strengthening and/or a foundation laying time. If the track is too weak to support you, it’s better to know it now rather than to falter later.
Jupiter in Leo trines Uranus in Aries: June 22:
Jupiter and Uranus have been keeping it lively pretty much since the start of the year. They are working together to accelerate our individual path, our social development, and to advance political landscapes too. June 22 brings the last of three exact alignments of Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries. (The other two happened on Sept 25, 2014 and March 3, 2015.) Watch for action out there in the world and know that it is an opportune time to try something new on for size. Mind you, rather than a one shot deal, synchronicity planets Jupiter/Uranus keeps creative opportunity on percolate from the middle of June through the middle of July. Through the end of June and into the start of July, Venus conjoined with Jupiter can bring cause for celebration. Venus/Jupiter is a joyous, fun, loving and/or lucrative combo.
Mars in Cancer: June 25 to Aug 8:
Places to go, things to do, people to see, news to read, Mars in Gemini continues to keep everything on the go through June 25. By the time we get to the summer solstice and Mars in Cancer, we’ll naturally turn our priority attention to home and family again. Mars in Cancer also puts the focus on comfort zones, real estate, and security matters – personal, material, domestic and national. Along with the Venus transit, it’s a time to take stock of material and emotional well-being. By the end of July, Mars and Saturn are well aligned. It’s an encouraging sign.
June 2: FULL MOON, 9:19 am (11:49 Sagittarius)
June 16: NEW MOON, 7:05 am (25:07 Gemini)
Mercury continues in retrograde to June 11
June 4: Ceres stations retrograde (8:29 pm) 9 Aquarius 12
June 5: Venus into Leo (8:33 am)
June 6: Vesta into Aries (2:00 pm)
June 11: Mercury in Gemini stations direct: (3:33 pm)
June 12: Neptune in Pisces stations retrograde (2:09 am)
June 14: Saturn retrograde revisits Scorpio (5: 38 pm)
June 21: Summer Solstice/Sun enters Cancer (9:38 am)
June 24: Mars into Cancer (6:33 am)
June 24: Chiron in Pisces stations retrograde (1:29 pm) 21 Pisces 33
* all times listed are PDT, please check your local time.
Dates to watch: June 2, 5, 7- 12, 14 -16, 20 – 24, 28
ARIES (March 21- April 19)
In the planning stage or at a crossroads? Something major is on the horizon, perhaps it’s already on the go. The here and now sets up the long range or long term. Watch for the full moon of June 2 to put you back in touch, bring news, to dish up a second go ‘round or another opportunity. The full moon also sets the stage for travel, relocation, publishing or marketing ventures, a social event, a legal matter, etc. Even though Mercury continues in retrograde to June 11, it is a good time to explore options. Mercury retrograde will serve to eliminate the sidetracks, to remove dead-ends or weak links out of the equation and to help you better pinpoint what’s worthy of your time, attention, and effort.
Watch for Venus into Leo (starting June 5) and Vesta into Aries (starting June 6) to revitalize you. Both transits refresh your confidence, creativity, and energy level. Romantic or career wise, they can also boost your attention getting prospects.
From June 14 through mid September, Saturn in Scorpio will keep you chipping away at the deeper levels of choice makings, ambitions, personal and intimate relationship needs. The transit aims to help you to get better in touch with what your soul wants for you next.
The next few months also marks a critical review and restructure time regarding finances and career goals.
TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)
Whether you hit the road or not, Mercury retrograde and the full moon keeps life well mobilized at the month’s start. The whole month keeps opportunity smack dab in front of you. It’s up to you to make good on it. How, you ask? By remaining open to a new way of seeing, being, and doing. It shouldn’t be hard to do, you seem to feel in the mood for it. If it seems like a logical next step, it is. If it is a carpet pull experience, don’t dwell on what was. Move on. Venus in Leo, starting June 5, can help you to put down better roots. It can make home life or living with yourself a happier journal entry. Jupiter’s ongoing trine to Uranus keeps you game and also supports your personal and lifestyle reinvention. Saturn’s backtrack into Scorpio will put you through a major shift regarding way you “do business”.
Through the middle of September, you’ll move through an important transition or learning curve, this regarding how you show up in relationship and also regarding professional dealing. Saturn in Scorpio also takes you through an evolution regarding finances or legal matters. The transit has the power to redirect your future in some significant way; having said that, note that this Saturn transit will only be a heavy hitter if you are born at the very tail end of Taurus, or if it makes significant contact to your personal chart.
Joining the sun, Mars in Cancer, starting June 24, raises emotional tides. More bonded and connected, more insecure or in greater need – whatever you feel, you’ll feel it even more. You’ll show it more too. You can’t hide what your feeling and you shouldn’t either. Get it out and into the open. Address it immediately.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
One way or another, the month begins with life on a brisk move-along. As Mars continues in Gemini until June, 24, you should have no trouble burning off extra calories. Mercury ends retrograde on June 11, but it will extend its visit to your sign through July 8. Mercury gives you extra time to explore your options and to get a better handle on the how, where, when, and why of it. Go step by step, aim for what’s within close reach and watch for the future to sort itself out.
The full moon on June 2 could be quite eventful. A conversation or circumstance could be a springboard to something more. Note that Mercury is in retrograde during the full moon, so try not to jump to conclusions, but do stay ready to spring into action.
Do you run your own business, work on commission or rely on tips? Venus in Leo, starting June 5, can boost your income and your professional or personal popularity. Jupiter in Leo also increases prospects, especially in the second half of the month. June 20, 22, 28 and 30 are great dates to plan something social or to try your luck re money or love. On an extended stay in Leo through the start of October, Venus can fire up a new interest or passion. The transit can help you to shine and to stand out from the crowd. It will help you to figure out what’s in your best interests, what brings you joy, passion etc. The Venus transit is also good for enhancements of all kinds, so by all means, spruce up your resume and make yourself look better, better, best.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
You may not have it all figured out yet, but don’t worry about that now. Rather, allow yourself to entertain greater possibilities, to dream, to aspire, to float. Venus in Leo, starting June5, is well aligned with Saturn. Through the following week, there are a number of positive planetary influences to help you make the most of your time, energy, and efforts. You can hit a health and/or work upswing. Tenanting your resource sector through the middle of October, Venus will do you good where you’ll appreciate it the most. You should see money prospects and general well-being on the upswing.
From June 14 through the middle of September, Saturn retrograde will help you to hone in on the right technique, tool, remedy, or avenue. The cycle will take you through an important personal rethink. Along the way, you’ll learn what works and what doesn’t, what’s necessary and essential, and what should go in the waste bin.
The sun advances into Cancer on June 21 and Mars does the same on June 24. Between these two dates, Jupiter and Uranus are at peak; (they perfect by trine on June 22). Around this time you should feel you are getting a better handle on health, wealth and life in general. The month finishes out with Venus/Jupiter on a happy up-swing and Mars/Saturn working together especially well.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)
The month starts on an exceptional full moon in Sagittarius on June 2. Watch for something or someone out of left field to get the action going. It could be a repeat, re-meet, or a domino. Perhaps someone will let a surprise cat out of the box. Try your luck with an instant win, or raffle ticket.
That winning streak doesn’t end with the full moon. Venus enters Leo on June 5 and will stay in your sign through mid October. Usually Venus spends about four weeks in a sign. The extended visit is due to a retrograde cycle (July 25 to Sept 6). It’s your time to shine. For the next four months, Venus increases your personal magnetism and keeps you in the stellar spotlight. You’ll find your popularity and success ratio on the increase. It’s a wonderful transit for a new creative venture, a new love, or to take a test drive on the new you. At month’s end and into the start of next, Venus and Jupiter align, making for a great time to travel, publish, get married, go exploring, to start a new career or family, or to make some other big move. June 22, Jupiter and Uranus are at peak, but they’ll continue to keep opportunity and synchronicity well sparked for most of June and July.
As of June 24, Mars moves out of Gemini and into Cancer and shifts your priority attention from the outer world running around to family and home life matters. Venus begins its tour of Leo receiving good support from Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Everything happens for a reason. If the past didn’t happen, you wouldn’t be standing right here and right now. Going backwards to go forward, a review, a reconnect, a flood of memories; both Mercury retrograde and the full moon of June 2 draw greater attention to the dividing line between where you’ve come from and where you are now heading. The past has shaped the present, and both now set the future on its next trajectory. This isn’t the time to dwell on the losses. Instead, acknowledge how much you’ve learned and grown. The true gift comes from the fresh insight you’ve gained along the way. The full moon can see you release bottled up or lingering emotions. Too, it can bring you to an actual finish line, such the end of a semester, contract, lease, term or test period. Either way, it’s freeing and/or liberating time.
Venus leaves Cancer for Leo on June 5. For the next four months, Venus will operate from a less obvious but more potent angle. It’s called loving yourself more. Venus helps you to source from a rich inner wellspring – it turns up the light on I deserve, which in turn makes you radiate from a more self confident place. It’s a successful recipe. The start of Venus in Leo draws added support from Saturn. You should feel like you are gaining good ground on yourself and that you have a lot to show for your efforts. Reaching peak on June 22 but continuing to deliver through this month and next, Jupiter and Uranus will continue to keep life on an active move-along. This duo is a good one for exploring fresh options, and for trying a new you on for size. Fear or insecurity will be left in the dust when intrigue rings the bell and/or passion ignites.
From June 14 through the middle of September, Saturn retrograde in Scorpio keeps you checking-in with yourself. Do you still want what you think you want? It’s productive to keep asking yourself questions. Don’t force your decision making. Let answers appear of their own accord. Saturn retrograde can also keep you questioning the motives of someone close to you. Perhaps there’s something more to shoot for. Through this processing time, you’ll gain stronger motivation.
Mars in Cancer, starting June 24 can help you to get clearer and more self consistent regarding goal reaching. The transit can stimulate your income or social prospects. It also prompts you to work to strengthen family or friendship bonds. Venus, Jupiter and Uranus are in good shape at the end of the month. It’s an ideal time to take a vacation or to fill up on pleasure and play right where you are.
LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)
The full moon on June 2 is a great time to fly off somewhere, to take in a game, or to blow off steam with a fun night. Even though Mercury is still in retrograde, the full moon is a great time to put-your-feelers out and/or to launch-it. With Jupiter and Uranus highlighted, perhaps there’s exciting news, an announcement to make, or a win to celebrate. Of course, extra caution is advised when travelling, or when speaking up or out, and when dealing with legal matters.
Venus in Leo, starting June 5, can launch a lucrative financial cycle. Lasting through mid October, this Venus transit encourages you to be more of a risk taker, to think creatively or to put more of yourself out on show. A new business or creative venture could be exceptionally well timed. Venus helps you to ride a good wave, to presage or to set a new trend. It’ll also stimulate your social life and your love life prospects too. Even though Mercury is retrograde until June 11, June 5 through June 11 are opportune for negotiating or renewing a contract, for taking an official step, or for talking it out with someone.
Saturn’s dip back into Scorpio from June 14 through the middle of September is about getting yourself recommitted to your financial or personal get-ahead. It’s about making that good thing better yet.
Jupiter trines (peaks with) Uranus on June 22, but the positive effects of this transit extend for this month through July and into August. Venus conjunct Jupiter can bring June to a happy, feels-good end.
SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)
A lucrative full moon in Sagittarius launches the month. Jupiter in Leo is already set up to bring benefit to your career and outer life activities. Venus in Leo, starting June 5, also increases professional or personal attention, popularity, and notoriety. Whether you hit a first or second peak or a multi-repeat, you seem to be working it well. Mercury ends retrograde on June 11 but it will continue to keep you on the go through this month and into the start of next. Venus extends her benefits package through mid October so know you have plenty of time to build and enjoy success.
Venus is productively aligned (trine) Saturn in the first ten days of the month so you should find you can stay on target and accomplish well. Saturn’s revisit of Scorpio from June 14 to mid September will be evident an influence if you are born on or near Nov 22. Still, it is a significant regroup, re-prioritize, and refortify transit for all of us.
Mars in Cancer, starting June 24 also pushes the refresh button. Overall, you have great transits to work with, so make hay while the stars shine for you.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 ~ Dec 21)
The month opens on a dynamic full moon in Sagittarius. You’ll feel especially hot to trot if you are born Dec 6 to 9, but of course, it’s a rev it up full moon for all. While it could be a lucky or saving grace transit, remember that Mercury is still in retrograde. Please use extra caution when driving, lifting, exercising, or playing sports. Try not to jump to conclusions, but know you can probably race ahead, bypass a couple of steps, or leap quite successfully. The first half of the day can produce tension or add strain, but by evening, the moon forms trines to Jupiter and Uranus.
It can be a fun evening out, a great time to travel, to go exploring, or to take a stab at something or someone new.
Lucky you! Not only have you got Jupiter in Leo (finally) dishing up the goods, but as of June 5, you’ll also gain from Venus in Leo. Shining in the best position of your chart for the next four months, Venus boosts creativity, success ratios, fertility prospects, fame, love life, overall health and wellbeing. Venus in Leo also shines benefit on your children. Venus is well aligned with Saturn through the first ten days of the month. There are also good planetary aspects from June 8 to 11, so aim get a move-on and you are likely to get a lot accomplished. June 20, 22, 30 and July 1 are great go-for-it, enjoy-it-to-the-fullest days. Thanks to Venus/Jupiter you should end the month feeling mighty fine.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ~ Jan 19)
The Sagittarius full moon on June 2 can spark a second look, chance, or phase. You’ll do it better this time, get further, and/or make more sense of it. Mercury continues in retrograde, but as of June 2 and even more from June 4 to 11, you should see good progress. Don’t wait for Mercury retrograde to end, if the getting is good, go for it.
As of June 5, Venus treks into Leo. For the next four months, Venus will put an added spotlight on money matters and on the person, place, or thing that is most dear to your heart. Regarding such, Venus is now at the start of a stand-out few months. What is destined for you is soon to show itself. Perhaps it has already. Venus in Leo is a great transit for falling in love, or to fall in love all over again – with your significant other, your chosen path, or – and most importantly – with yourself. Venus and Jupiter in Leo ask you to be absolutely self honouring, to find the wealth and the joy from within. Fulfillment –it begins on the inner plane and radiates out from there.
It comes together for you very well June 4 to 6; Venus and Saturn, your ruler beautifully aligned (by trine); they can set the long range into play.
From June 14 to mid September, Saturn (currently travelling retrograde) will revisit Scorpio. The cycle is one that serves to help you further define the new goals, to process and solidify the lifestyle changes that have been in the works for such a long time. It is a key time of strengthening, refortifying, and re-commitment.
Jupiter’s ongoing trine with Uranus reaches a peak on June 22, but it will continue to keep you and life on the go through this month and next. Now more than ever, you feel game for the fresh and new. Adopting and adapting comes more easily than at other times. Whether you have scheduled a vacation, have a special event to attend, or announcement to make, Venus and Jupiter in Leo suggest you’ll finish the month on a high, happy, and celebratory note.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)
It’s an important time of interfacing and questioning; of sorting it out, gaining a feel, reclaiming your self and/your creative centre; of getting on back on the horse again. Building to a peak on June 22, Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries continue to put opportunity in your path. While circumstances can have a life of their own, it is also up to you to harness the energy and to make good on the potentials of the moment. You never know where a simple hello, look/see, or inquiry could lead. Something can come from nothing.
Mercury ends retrograde on June 11, but it will continue to keep you to sharp witted and up to speed through the middle of July. Along with the sun in Gemini, Mercury in Gemini keeps you physically active and your social life and romantic prospects on percolate.
As of June 5 when Venus enters Leo, it’s time for more pleasure, play, and reward. This Venus transit is good for financial gain, and it sets you up for more fun in the social and romance departments. Upgrades to your appearance, your social or professional profile is to your great advantage. Aim to put on a show, be an attention getter, and to stand out from the crowd. Special notice or favour can come your way. Venus in Leo could bring someone special into your life. No matter what the relationship is, it is first and foremost a heart journey.
Saturn’s back track into Scorpio on June 14 puts you on a yet one more review of career and material priorities. By the middle of September, Saturn’s recap, reorganization, or cementing process will be accomplished. From here you’ll head onto your next page.
Ideal for a vacation, travel, romance, or celebration, Venus and Jupiter end the month on a delightful note.
PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)
It’s always interesting how things transpire, especially when the moment orchestrates itself. The full moon on June 2 could provide an opportunity to clear the air with a family member or regarding a work situation. This full moon can also be a good time to get on a plane, take a train, etc. If you don’t change your address, or get on the move at the start of the month, you will not have missed your opportunity. Synchronicity and create-it opportunity is activated for pretty the whole month. Tread more carefully on these dates: June 11, 12, 14, and 23, but otherwise, by all means don’t hesitate to leap into it when the heart calls.
Venus enters Leo on June 5. For the next four months, Venus will spotlight work, training, fix-it, and health-related matters. Want a better job or to create more success right where you are? Venus supports your cause. Upgrades to work, equipment, employment, education, or health are very much worth the investment. Don’t hesitate to go for the best your money can buy.
Saturn retrograde revisits Scorpio from June 14 through mid September. It’s yet another opportunity to check in with yourself. Are you heading in the direction you wanted to go? Do you need to rewrite the script or to tweak things a little more? Is there something left to finish off? This finishing touch Saturn transit helps you to pick up what you might have missed previously, or to find that extra or missing element.
Perfectly timed for the summer, Mars in Cancer, June 25 to Aug 8, boosts creative ingenuity, pleasure, play, and romantic prospects. It can also keep you busy with family/your kids. The month ends with Venus/Jupiter – and you – in great shape. Enjoy!