Important astrological aspects for the month of June 2017:
- Full Moon with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius occurs on June 9, 2017.
- Jupiter in Libra turns stationary direct on June 9, 2017. It turned retrograde on February 6, 2017.
- Neptune in Pisces turns stationary retrograde on June 16, 2017. It will remain retrograde until November 22, 2017.
- Sun enters Cancer on June 21, 2017 and the Summer Solstice begins in the Northern Hemisphere.
- New Moon with Sun and Moon in Cancer occurs on June 23, 2017.
Knowing Your True Friends
By Misty Kuceris ©2017
Relationships and finances are very important during the month of June. While you want to appreciate people in your life and want to develop your relationships, you don’t want to be taken advantage of. It you can focus on your needs and listen to what people are really saying, you’ll be able to discern the difference between individuals that are true friends and allies and those who want to use you for their benefit.
As the month of June begins, Venus forms a trine to Saturn retrograde on June 1st. You feel wonderful and optimistic about life. You feel as if you can achieve anything. You know that you’re in control of your finances and your own destiny. You’re willing to put plans into action even if they require a lot of discipline.
On June 2nd, you feel a little confused about your direction since Ceres forms a square to Neptune. You thought you knew what you wanted yesterday, but today you feel differently. You feel as if you compromised and gave away too much. You want to go back and correct past mistakes but you’re not quite sure how to proceed. The best thing that you can do today is to reflect on your past actions and see if they satisfied your soul’s desires.
By June 3rd you feel you’re back on track as Venus forms a conjunction to Uranus. You’re open to new ideas. You’re willing to take risks. You want new and exciting things in your life. Just be careful that you don’t take so many risks that you put yourself into financial jeopardy. This same need to be cautious also applies to new relationships. You may be attracted to someone who is so different from other people you’ve known in the past. While this can lead to excitement, it can also lead to problems. As you get to know this individual you may decide that person’s just a little too different.
On June 4th, Mercury forms a quincunx to Saturn retrograde and Mars enters the sign of Cancer later in the day.
When Mercury forms a quincunx to Saturn retrograde, you may become too critical of your actions. This is especially true with Mercury in Taurus. You want to say the right things. You don’t want to upset other people. At the same time, you feel the need to collect information and meditate on it before you speak. The better way to use this energy is to gather the information and see if it matches the goals you set in life. Keep information to yourself until you understand it. Don’t let other people try to force you into a decision before you’re ready.
When Mars enters the sign of Cancer you may feel frustrated. Mars is not at all comfortable in this sign. Mars wants to move forward in life while Cancer wants to stay home and create security. So there’s a slight conflict: Go out and experience life; stay home and experience security. The best way to balance this energy is to invite people you love into your home so you can enjoy the experience of life while feeling safe and secure in your own environment.
As Mercury forms a square to the Moon’s Nodal Axis on June 5th, you need to reflect on where you want to go and where you came from. This is especially true since Mercury will form a sextile to Chiron later in the day. It’s important to realize that you want to maintain your own individuality as you interact with others. You also need to take time to go out and play. You don’t want to take yourself so seriously. The key is to find a balance between your responsibilities in society and your need for relaxation and pleasure. If you don’t, you could become frustrated and take it out on other people.
With Mercury forming the sextile to Chiron later in the day, you’re sensitive to the needs of others. While you understand that you can’t always take care of others, you realize that you might be able to provide some guidance. The good thing is that you understand you don’t have all the answers and that it’s important for people to be responsible for their own actions.
Venus enters the sign of Taurus on June 6th and Mercury enters the sign of Gemini later in the day. Venus is happy to be in its own sign, as is Mercury. When Venus is in the sign of Taurus, you are more willing to appreciate the world around you and take your time to do things right. You love who you are and what you can do.
When Mercury is in the sign of Gemini you find that you express yourself without holding back. Other people are willing to listen to what you say. They also feel they can trust you. They sense that you appreciate them. For this reason, this is a good day for negotiating matters of importance.
The full Moon, with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius occurs on June 9th. Less than one hour later, Jupiter turns stationary direct.
When this full Moon occurs, the Sun is forming a conjunction to Ceres and an opposition to Saturn retrograde. Meanwhile, the Moon is forming a conjunction to Saturn retrograde and an opposition to Ceres. Both planets are forming a square to Neptune and you feel the energy of a mutable T-square at the time of the full Moon.
While safety is an important and you want to be in an environment where other people support your efforts, you’re not quite sure on how to ask for help. That’s because Neptune is at the tail end of the mutable T-square. Before you ask for any help or take any action, check your facts. Don’t rely on other people. You may not receive all the information you need. It’s important to be skeptical. This is especially true since the Sun is forming a quincunx to Pluto retrograde. Other people may try to manipulate you. But, if you remain skeptical, it will be too difficult for other people to manipulate you.
With Jupiter turning stationary direct less than one hour after the full Moon occurs on June 9th, you start finding a balance between being skeptical and trusting some people. You realize that developing good relationships is important so you can build strong alliances. The best way to use this energy is to gather your information; listen to what others have to say; and determine which individual deserve your trust. As long as you don’t take anything at face value, you’ll make the right decisions.
On June 13th, Mercury forms a trine to Jupiter, Ceres forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde, and Mercury forms a square to Neptune.
With Mercury forming the trine to Jupiter, you feel excited about life. You want to go out into the world and interact with others. You also feel lucky about situations. You feel as if your career is on track. You understand situations that surround you.
Yet, you also realize that you need to be careful in your negotiations with others as Ceres forms the quincunx to Pluto retrograde. You don’t want to be pulled into solving problems for people who actually enjoy being entrenched in those problems. You realize taking risks isn’t worth it right now. You also feel the shift of Mercury moving in to form a square to Neptune.
When the square between Mercury and Neptune occurs, you realize that you don’t have all the facts and it’s important to put off any important decisions. You need to conduct more research and get more information. If you feel that something could be a problem, listen to that feeling. You intuition is extremely strong today.
Mercury forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde and a conjunction to Ceres on June 16th before Neptune in Pisces turns stationary retrograde.
On June 13th, Ceres formed a quincunx to Pluto retrograde. On that day you realized that you didn’t want to take any risks. You also didn’t want to get sucked into other people’s problems because those people didn’t really want to solve those problems. With Mercury now forming the quincunx to Pluto retrograde and later a conjunction to Ceres, you finally understand just how important it was that you didn’t help those people even if you wanted to. They would have dragged you into their problems.
Even though the day starts with Mercury forming a quincunx to Pluto retrograde, this is a good day for negotiations. You hear what people really mean when they are communicating with you. You also understand hidden motivations.
When Neptune turns stationary retrograde on June 16th, you might not feel this energy shift because Neptune operates on a subconscious level. It will remain retrograde until November 22, 2017 when it turns stationary direct.
The good thing about Neptune retrograde is that it will be easier for you to tune into your creative nature. You’ll feel as if you need to do things in your life that bring more spirit into your world.
You may feel that other people are critical of your actions or ideas on June 18th when Mercury forms an opposition to Saturn retrograde. But, even if they are, listen to what they have to say. You may find that they can help you create a more disciplined plan. Or, you may find that their criticisms are based on their own fears. Understanding their fears can help you know what pitfalls to avoid.
When Venus forms a quincunx to Jupiter on June 19th, you want to be very careful with your finances. There’s a tendency to feel so optimistic about situations that you spend too much money on purchases that you may not need. You don’t really consider everything. You may even regret the purchase later.
On June 20th, Venus forms a sextile to Neptune retrograde and Mercury forms a sextile to Uranus and a square to Chiron. With these aspects, it’s important to continue being cautious with your finances. As Venus forms the sextile to Neptune, you don’t pay attention to the costs of items. With Mercury forming the sextile to Uranus and square to Chiron, you believe that every new item is something that you want to own. You may even be unrealistic about your ability to earn money.
There are some good situations that can come from these aspects. With Venus forming the sextile to Neptune retrograde your charisma is very high. You may meet someone who you think is your soul mate. The only thing: Maintain a little caution. When Neptune is involved with Venus, you may meet that “right” person in your life and develop a wonderful long-term relationship. But, you may also find out that the person you just met isn’t the person you thought he or she was. Any relationships begun under a Venus/Neptune aspect need to move slowly until you learn who that person is. Once you really understand that individual, you’ll know if he or she is the right one for you.
With both Venus forming a sextile to Neptune retrograde and Mercury forming a sextile to Uranus, you’re able to approach situations creatively. You see things from a new perspective. At the same time, with Mercury forming the square to Chiron, you know how to temper your enthusiasm so you don’t take risks which could cause you injury. You make certain that any new ideas you incorporate are sensible.
On June 21st, the Sun enters Cancer and about six hours later, Mercury also enters Cancer. When the Sun enters the sign of Cancer, the Summer Solstice begins in the Northern Hemisphere. As with the Aries ingress chart in March 2017, the chart set up for the United States at this time has a Pisces rising. Neptune is once again on the Ascendant of this chart. This indicates that the public doesn’t know what’s going on. With Mercury ready to enter the sign of Cancer, but not doing so at the time of the ingress, it indicates that although discussions may be occurring, they are not really covering important matters. They are skirting the issue. With Mercury about to enter the sign of Cancer security issues are very important in national politics. On a personal level, this could indicate that you feel as if you’re not getting all the information you need. This is a critical time to evaluate any information you hear and research the facts.
With Mars approaching a square to Jupiter and forming a trine to Neptune, it’s easy to feel scattered. You may even feel that other people in your life are not giving you the support you need. While this is not the time to start any arguments with people, this is a good time to listen to them. If they aren’t supporting your efforts, find out why. On a global level, there could be difficulties with allies. Countries may be arguing with each other. People may be making promises but not keeping them. This is a period where caution is important.
As Mercury enters the sign of Cancer after the Summer Solstice occurs, you realize that personal security is important to you. You want to feel safe with your family and friends. You’d rather stay home than go out. You want to hear what other people have to say so you can share your own concerns.
When the new Moon, with Sun and Moon in Cancer, occurs on June 23rd, it forms a conjunction to Mercury and Mars as well as a square to Jupiter. This desire for security and safety continues. Even if you want to understand world events it’s because you want to know how to apply that knowledge in your daily life.
With the new Moon, Mercury, and Mars also forming a trine to Neptune retrograde, you realize that you don’t have all the facts. It’s important to approach situations realistically. For this reason, you need to verify any information you receive to discern that truth behind the information.
When Venus forms a trine to Pluto retrograde on June 24th you feel good about yourself. You are able to focus on what’s important. You pay attention to your financial situation. And, if you need to create any plans regarding finances, you’re able to do so.
Venus forming a trine to Pluto retrograde is also good for relationships. You feel passionate about your life. You’re willing to make commitments. You’re also willing to delve into the depths of the relationship and see just how far it will go.
Mars forms a square to Jupiter and Ceres forms an opposition to Saturn retrograde on June 25th indicating that you need to move slowly in life if you want to achieve your goals.
With Mars forming a square to Jupiter you have a tendency to just rush into situations without considering all the consequences. You want to achieve everything, but you aren’t willing to take the necessary steps. You want to take shortcuts: not a good idea. You’ll miss something critical and it could cost you in the long run.
When Ceres forms the opposition to Saturn retrograde you understand why taking shortcuts is not a good idea. While you don’t like the restrictions other people place in your way, you realize that there’s a good reason that’s happening. You know that you can’t compromise because other people aren’t willing to let go of their side of the issue. At the same time, you realize that you need to pay attention to their concerns if you want to succeed. Basically, you need to work within your system.
Continue to be careful on June 26th as Mars forms a trine to Neptune retrograde. You’ll feel optimistic about life because this aspect is a trine. Yet you don’t see everything that’s in your path. You might rush into situations and not have all the facts. Or, you may think that it’s all right to take shortcuts: Not a good idea.
Try to tune into the creative nature of this aspect. Be open to new experiences. Take the day to relax and meditate if you can. Let spirit guide you rather than your own ego needs.
Mercury forms a square to Jupiter and a trine to Neptune retrograde on June 27th. You want to approach life optimistically and feel inspired to achieve your goals. You’re willing to approach situations in a creative manner. If you’re an artist, you’ll find it easier to focus on your projects. At the same time, use some caution as you interact with others. Don’t give away too much information. It could be used against you later. If at all possible, use this day to reflect on situations. This is not a good day for negotiations. You may feel good about the negotiations but after they are complete you’ll realize that you didn’t get anything in the deal. It was all an illusion.
You need to continue to avoid any important negotiations on June 28th when Venus forms a quincunx to Saturn retrograde. The rules keep changing and people aren’t keeping their commitments. First they tell you they want one thing. When you’re willing to concede on that point, they change their minds and want something else.
As the month of June ends, Mercury forms an opposition to Pluto retrograde on June 29th. You may feel frustrated that other people aren’t listening to you. You may feel that other people are trying to manipulate you to support their goals when you don’t agree with them. It’s very important that you check all your facts before you go into a discussion. You need to understand your side of the information so you can present your side of the argument. Sometimes even though this is a separation aspect, you actually achieve your goals because you know how to let go of the garbage that stands in your way. In addition, if you focus on your needs and listen to what people are really saying, you’ll find that you are able to know who your true friends and allies really are.