What to expect: strong imagination
What to watch out for: making important decisions
What will it affect? Self-perception
We begin June with an astrological configuration called a mutable grand cross. This is energy created from the planets when they are all at cross purposes.
This is the cast of characters: The Sun and Venus are beside each other in Gemini, Saturn is in Sagittarius, Jupiter is in Virgo, and Neptune is in Pisces. All four signs are kitty-corner to one another as if each were standing in the corner of a boxing ring. Each is ready to lunge at the other. But… should I go sideways? Maybe I should go to the left? Maybe to the right? Nobody can decide! Indecision, instability, and unpredictability are the name of the game with this configuration.
The Sun and Venus are the first to join this grand cross. The Moon will join on June 4th, Vesta will come in to say something by the middle of the month, and Mercury toward the end of the month.
One thing is for sure, whatever gets communicated will likely bring about a lot of changeability. And a little bit of chaos!
The key word for the month of June is FAITH!
June 1st starts the action when the Sun squares Neptune. This position brings about a tremendous amount of imagination and, with the Sun in Gemini, our minds will feel like we’re on an Alice in Wonderland adventure– skipping from scene to scene and disorienting time.
Clarity is lacking and it’s not great time for making important decisions.
Why? Sun Square Neptune.
What’s Really True?
What to expect: Questioning
What to watch out for: Missing information
What will it affect? Money, relationships, belief systems
By June 3rd, the Sun will oppose Saturn. It will make us feel like we are being held back by some invisible barrier, as though someone is trying to hold us back. This feeling may turn out positively because on the same day, Venus will square Neptune. This planetary arrangement is considered a red flag transit for business or money matters. Venus is in Gemini and there is likely to be vague or dishonest communication when it comes to money. It may come in the form of gossip. Venus will also oppose Saturn in Sagittarius. Relationships and loyalties will come into question and we may feel a sense of betrayal. We don’t really know what’s up. We don’t know what the truth is and we may even question reality.
Why? Sun Opposition Saturn, Venus Square Neptune,
New Moon at 14°Ge53′
What to expect: Lack of clarity
What to watch out for: Over confidence
What will it affect? Beliefs, perceptions, self-perception, relationships, money
On June 4th, the Moon will join with the Sun, putting the Sun, the Moon, and Venus all in alignment. This conjunction causes us to feel confident and optimistic (perhaps even overconfident and too optimistic), excessive and lacking direction and discipline. At the same time, it’s a New Moon and it will bring together all of the energies of the grand cross discussed above. Poor decision-making, gossip, scandal, and complete lack of clarity are on the plate.
New Moons are all about new beginning and with this one, we can use the energy to set intentions for truth or knowing the truth.
What to expect: Needing to choose a path
What to watch out for: Decision paralysis
What will it affect? Direction
June 7th, the Sun and Venus will square the Nodes. We come to a fork in the road. Again we’ll be reminded of that Alice in Wonderland journey. We may be confused or disoriented, but right or wrong we choose a path. It may involve leaving others behind — and we may find out who really supports our directions.
Why? Sun Square North Node and Venus Square North Node.
What just happened?
What to expect: Time for integration
What to watch out for: Speaking about it too soon
What will it affect? Thoughts, perception, communication
On June 8th, we’ll get a chance to let our minds process all that has happened. Now is a good time for journaling. We may have some revelations during the practice. More than likely, it will be a healing process and will release everything that’s been been pent up inside. Not only that, but also the process may help us to get some clarity regarding how we feel about all of the information that has come toward us in the last could of days. By June 9th, we might also feel a burning desire to share them. However, make sure that your words are well-considered before you do. Mercury will oppose Mars now retrograde in Scorpio so your words or the words that come back at you may come attached with that notorious scorpion sting.
Why? Mercury Sextile Chiron and Mercury Opposition Mars.
What to expect: Testing our confidence
What to watch out for: Avoiding scary emotions
What will it affect? Relationships, motivation, buried hurts
On June 12th, you might find yourself in a self-defence class or something similar, being attacked by someone fully armoured up and going full throttle at you. You might not like it in the moment, but if you dig deep and really work with this energy, you can pull through to the other side and end up with an amazing level of confidence. You may even hear yourself saying, “Let’s do that again!”
We’ll have some great energy to release all that lies hidden in our psyche. And we may have a good time in the process. Mars, still retrograde in Scorpio, is in a trine with Chiron, the wounded healer. You can expect to go deep with the process. You’ll feel motivated to go to the depths and uncover what needs a good cleanse from your system. It doesn’t have to be all serious. Venus sextile Uranus brings fun and unexpected
Why? Mars trine Chiron and Venus sextile Uranus.
What to expect: Disillusionment
What to watch out for: loosing faith
What will it affect? Work, relationships, intellect, teachers
Neptune goes retrograde on June 13th. The first thing that Neptune does as it retrogrades is square Vesta. It will likely bring in a huge sense of disappointment or disillusionment with our work. We may question phrases like “follow your passion and the money will follow” or whether the amount that we are working is really giving us the payoff we expected. Is our work really making an impact? Maybe we’ll even lose a client or some aspect of our work!
The other way this energy manifests is as disappointment with all things Gemini, including our intellectual perceptions or one of our teachers.
Venus will also square Chiron causing us to come face-to-face with some painful revelations in our relationships and/or with money. Does the naysaying come out in our partner? Does our accountant or financial advisor tell us “I told you so?” Do we have an inner voice being super critical? We’ll be challenged to stay positive at this time. Keep the Faith!
Why? Vesta square Neptune, Vesta opposite Saturn, and Venus Square Chiron.
Getting a Second Wind
What to expect: Inspiration
What to watch out for: Letting the energy pass
What will it affect? Projects, insights, energy levels
June 14th, we’ll have a day good for immersing ourselves in projects that require innovative and change. We can experience flashes of insight that have the ability to reignite stalled projects or processes.
If you’ve been stalled, this is a great day to focus your energy and try again.
Why? Sun Sextile Uranus.
What to expect: More layers
What to watch out for: Holding back from sharing
What will it affect? Healing, Direction, Self-perceptions
On June 15th, you may feel like you can’t seem to get over something. You thought you forgave and forgot, but there it is again. Often our wounds are like Russian dolls: we open up a layer and think we’ve gotten to the good stuff, but then other layers present themselves at various times before we actually get to the core. On June 15th, another layer of inner self may present itself.
Sometimes we think we need to be all fixed before we can share ourselves with others and impact their healing process too. As long as we are taking responsibility, that’s absolutely not true. Last month I witnessed Gabrielle Bernstein share a very recent and fresh wound on stage. Told on the verge of tears, and with full responsibility, she generously shared her lessons. This is a good time to get real and authentic, even if you have an agenda — just make sure your agenda serves the higher good.
Why? Sun Square Chiron and Pluto Trine North Node.
Truth Comes to Light
What to expect: News
What to watch out for: Resistance
What will it affect? Belief structures
On June 17th, Saturn will square Neptune. These guys have been in this dance since last November. At that time I mentioned that Neptune in its direct motion keeps things a bit hidden, but in a retrograde motion is more likely to come out with it. Saturn, the planet of structure, lessons, and karma, threw a sideways glance at Neptune back in November 2015 –the kind that your parents or your partner throw you when they know you’re lying. Saturn is doing it again. But this time, he got the timing right… he knows Neptune is ready to fess up. Neptune went retrograde on June 13th, positioning itself for the big incriminating slip up and revealed!
The second way that this square may emerge is by dissolving structures. This is exactly what happened in 1989 when the Berlin wall came down — Saturn and Neptune where conjunct in Capricorn, the sign that’s all about buildings and structures. And again in 1998/9 when these two were squared each other between the end of Capricorn (structures), Aries (enterprise and survival instinct), the beginning of Taurus (money), and Aquarius (change and innovation) as they minted the Euro and dissolved other national currencies across Europe.
Saturn is now in Sagittarius and centers on our beliefs, philosophies, education, and legal systems. Neptune is in Pisces which centres on drugs, secrets, and spirituality along with film, large institutions, and industries like fishing, boating, and gas/oil. Expect secrets to be revealed and something to be dissolved.
Why? Saturn Square Neptune.
What to expect: Faulty or negative perceptions
What to watch out for: Not checking facts
What will it affect? Beliefs, perceptions
The Full Moon on June 20th is again in Sagittarius. We had a Full Moon in early Sagittarius in May. This one is positioned right at the end of Sagittarius at 29°Sg32′
Recently there was a video circling around on Facebook which showed a young boy clutching onto a string in a pool with a strong current, terrified, crying, and fearing for his safety. He stopped instantly when his mother lifted him up and set his feet on the bottom of the pool. It was not deep. Actually the water only went up to his waist and he was in no danger. Much like this little boy, we might not believe that we can touch the ground! At this Full Moon, our faith is tested. We are feeling pessimistic and deceived. And, we may be questioning everything without really checking it out the facts.
Why? Full Moon at 29°Sg32′, Mercury Opposition Transiting Saturn, and Mercury Square Transiting Neptune.
What to expect: Questioning decisions
What to watch out for: Making mistakes
What will it affect? Beliefs, perceptions, direction
Remember that grand cross at the beginning of the month? Well, Mercury is now coming along to chime in on the action. We may come to some conclusions at this time that may be fraught with error. Mercury is now squaring Jupiter, causing us to be overconfident with whatever it is we believe. The problem is that Mercury is also squaring the Nodes at this time, so we are cautioned not to take a wrong turn.
In actuality there are not wrong turns. All turns lead to our ultimate destination. It’s just that some will be the longer, more dangerous, or more painful. In the end, some would say these are the routes that are the most adventurous, providing amazing material for our memoirs and solidifying the lesson like nothing else could.
Why? Mercury Square Jupiter, Square North Node, and Jupiter Conjunction North Node.
What to expect: Courage
What to watch out for: Ignoring our own truth
What will it affect? Decisions, direction, personal power
By the 26th, if you have the flash of insight that we are in fact going down the “wrong path,” we will have the personal power to course correct immediately. It might be a little like getting to your wedding day and realizing you’re about to marry the wrong person. We won’t want to look like we made a mistake. We’re not sure if we can deal with the embarrassment. We’ll question if it’s the proper thing to do. But once we are sure that it’s right for us and not our parents, friends, bosses, social norms, and all the other things that have us questioning, we’ll have the courage to make the right choice.
Once we do it, we might be surprised at how our example is actually applauded, our authenticity admired, our courage respected, and the overall positive impact, though unintended, that following what’s right for us has on others.
Why? Mercury Sextile Uranus and Jupiter Trine Pluto.
What to expect: Second thoughts
What to watch out for: Forgiving and forgetting
What will it affect? Decision, relationships
On June 27th Chiron goes retrograde. Chiron is actually an asteroid, but it’s a powerful one because it puts us in touch with our wounds. On the same day that it goes retrograde, Mercury squares Chiron, causing us to suddenly question everything. Venus will also connect with Neptune in a positive aspect. It’s great in that we feel unconditional love, philanthropic, and completely forgiving, but combined with this other energy, we can forgive and forget — causing us to give others a chance when we shouldn’t or to go back on a decision because our bleeding hearts see the good in others. Not only that, but also with Mercury in the last degrees of Gemini, we can intellectualize more than connect with our gut instinct.
All I can say is forgive, but don’t forget.
Why? Mercury Square Chiron and Venus Trine Neptune.
Onward and Forward!
What to expect: Forward movement
What to watch out for: Taking action too quickly
What will it affect? Relationships, Money, Personal Power
The last week of June is the week that we have all been looking forward to! Mars finally goes direct. It’s been a long haul. We’ve been challenged to keep our head, to not lose it on stupidity, and to temper our own inner mean girl. Yes, I’m pretty sure we all have one… even the men! Now with Mars direct, we can launch that lawsuit, compete hard with our competitor, or go forward into that partnership. I just caution that Mars is still in Scorpio and, while it’s there, it is still pretty relentless. Venus will make a nice connection with the North Node on June 30th which can favour relationships and financial matters, but at the same time Venus will oppose Pluto causing power plays or relationship imbalances. My advice is to ease into it, there’s no rush!
Why? Mars Direct, Venus Sextile North Node, and Venus Opposition Pluto.