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Thursday, May 30, 2019

June astrology: The potent skies

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During June the rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction continues to dominate the skies, and Jupiter will square Neptune for the second time this year creating confusion and uncertainty.
Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter are all retrograde, working beneath the surface motivating us to do the work necessary to accomplish our goals in life.

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is not easy to understand as Pluto deals with that which is deeply hidden, and Saturn relates to structures, time and limitations. When combined with Pluto,  Saturn becomes very demanding and many things must be transformed during this period. Saturn-Pluto will test things in our lives for resilience just as earthquake will tests a building's structure. A building that is structurally sound is much more likely to withstand the earthquake but a house built of cards will be eliminated. We are being put in a position to defend our positions on many matters that can include work, relationships, financial preparedness, and other areas of our lives. On a larger scale, society itself is being tested, and that which is not working will be eliminated altogether or transformed into something different. By mid-June we will be under a powerful Cardinal square involving Mars in Cancer and the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. This will be powerful and volatile energy that will create upheaval and volatility in the world. As Saturn and Pluto are conjunct this time will give us a powerful preview of what we can expect when these major planets clash in January 2020.

Jupiter is square Neptune all month and become exact June  15-22. During this time we can be easily mislead by others or our own unrealistic expectations. We can be subjected to or participate in situations that become disillusioning  or false. This is a time to keep our feet firmly on the ground. Spiritual inspiration is a strong potential as is creativity and intuition. Saturn is sextile Neptune as well,  giving us the ability to see that which is untrue or false and this combination can help us deal with and turn our inspirations into practical reality.

Love forecast for June
Mars, the planet of action and men is in Cancer, a nurturing and sensitive sign placing our focus on home entertaining more so than going out.

Venus, the planet of love and values is in Taurus through June 8, when it moves into Gemini. Venus rules women and Mars rules men. When Mars is ahead of Venus women chase the men and when Venus is ahead, men chase women, so this month the women chase the men!

Mars in Cancer is positive for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces as well as the earth signs.

Venus in Taurus works well for all Earth and Water signs the first week of June. Venus in Gemini works well for Gemini, Libra, Leo, Sagittarius and especially Aquarius as it falls in the 5th house of love. This month will seem special to Gemini, not only because it is their birthday month, but because Venus in their sign makes them feel that much more attractive. Venus in this sign does not like to be bored, so its time to try something different.

New and Full Moons
The new moon this month falls at 12 degrees of Gemini, June 3rd. It moon will manifest itself as a need for change and spontaneity. The energy is intellectual, inquisitive and daring. Venus is trine Pluto and this is a positive day for love, social occasions and expressions and communications may be deeper than usual. A new moon is associated with new beginnings and this is a day to set your intentions for the upcoming month.

The Full Moon this month occurs June 17, at 25 degrees of Sagittarius. The peak is in the early morning hours. (EDT)
Sagittarius rules the 9th house of world view, travel and education. Its planetary ruler is Jupiter, the planet of gain and expansion, and Jupiter can expand whatever it touches, good or bad.

Mercury is conjunct Mars in Cancer, and this lends itself to emotional agitation, arguments and accidents. Mars opposes Saturn and Pluto, setting off the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Mars-Saturn relates to frustration, anger and blockages and Mars-Pluto transits lends itself toward anger and a powerful desire to transform something. We can turn our ideals into realities but not without significant blocks at this time.
Now is not the time to force contentious issues, and it may be hard to keep anger under control.
This will be a significant full moon in terms of the collective You will be strongly affected if you have Cardinal planets (Cancer, Capricorn, Aires and Libra) at 17-22 degrees in your personal chart.

Other significant transits in June
June 4, Mercury enters Cancer and for the next 3 weeks communication/thinking becomes more emotional.
June 9, the Sun squares Neptune. Confusion can occur and this can be a low energy day.
June 14, Mars opposes Saturn. This is a day fraught with frustration or anger. If channeled, constructive energy for work.
June 16, Mercury opposes Saturn. Communication may be difficult. The same energy can be channeled into planning or serious consideration of ideas.
June 21, the Sun enters Cancer at 11:45 AM (EDT) and summer is here.
Also, Neptune turns retrograde at 18 degrees of Pisces until November 27. This change creates acute sensitivity on an inner level and we may be able to pick up on things we don't perceive when Neptune is direct. We are more likely to be listening to our own inner voice during this time.
If retrograde transiting Neptune aspects a planet in your personal chart you may tend to become self deluding, depressed, or overly idealistic. Others may deceive us as well. It is important to be as grounded as possible during these times.
June 23, Venus opposes Jupiter. This is generally positive for socializing but if you overdo, you will pay the piper later.
June 24, Venus squares Neptune. This transit has a dual nature. Dreams may be vivid and daydreaming can occur. For some this day can be dreamy and romantic, but use care not to become self-deluded or imagine something that is not there.
June 26, Mercury enters Leo. Communication changes once again and becomes more assertive and grandiose. People may say big things to get attention.

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