Important astrological energies for the month of June:
- Penumbral (Appulse) Lunar Eclipse with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius occurs on June 5, 2020.
- Mercury in Cancer turns retrograde on June 18, 2020. It will remain retrograde until July 12, 2020.
- Sun enters Cancer on June 20, 2020.
- Solar Annular Eclipse with Sun and Moon in Cancer occurs on June 21, 2020.
- Venus in Gemini turns direct on June 25, 2020. Venus turned retrograde on May 13, 2020.
- Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn forms a conjunction to Pluto retrograde in Capricorn on June 30, 2020. This is the second time that Jupiter forms the conjunction to Pluto in this triad sequence. The first time it occurred was on April 4, 2020 when both Jupiter and Pluto were direct. The last time it occurs will be on November 12, 2020 when both planets are direct again.
Understanding the Information
By Misty Kuceris ©2020
As we continue to live in a world determined by responses to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ll feel the energy of the world on a higher intensity than normal during the month of June. In addition to the normal solstice which occurs in June, we will also experience two eclipses, Mercury turning retrograde, Venus turning direct, and Jupiter retrograde forming its second conjunction to Pluto retrograde. In some ways we’ll start moving forward from restrictions while still feeling that important matters are obscured and we still have a lot to understand.
As the month begins, Mercury forms a sextile to Uranus and a square to Chiron a few hours before the penumbral (appulse) lunar eclipse occurs on June 5th.
Because Mercury will be turning retrograde later in the month, the two aspects that Mercury makes at this time are part of a triad sequence. In case you don’t know what a triad sequence is, it’s when a faster moving planet, in this case Mercury, makes the same aspect three times. The first time it makes the aspect, it is in direct motion. The second time it makes the aspect it is in retrograde motion. And, the third and final time it makes the aspect in the triad sequence, it is in direct motion. For this reason, you may feel as if Mercury is turning retrograde today a lot earlier than it actually does which will be on June 18th.
With Mercury forming this first sextile to Uranus, it’s important to pay attention to the information you hear. Some of it will seem spectacular, almost unbelievable. Other information will give you better insight into what you can expect over the next several months. But, you need to be careful of any rumors which may not be based on facts. When this aspect occurs with Mercury retrograde on June 30th, you may need to re-evaluate any of the information. You’ll find some of it exaggerated the truth. You may not get all the facts until July 22nd when this aspect occurs for the third time and Mercury is once again direct.
As Mercury forms the square to Chiron in this triad sequence, you receive confirmation that you need to be very cautious with any information you receive. It’s possible that you might get information which can cause you problems. You even need to be careful with your computer because there could be some serious computer viruses out there.
Another way the information could be dangerous to you is that someone is trying to scam you out of money. Don’t fall prey to any financial requests right now even if it appears to be coming from someone you know. It’s important to remember that because this aspect occurs three times it means that even if you don’t fall for the scams now people will try again on July 1st when Mercury is retrograde and on July 21st when Mercury is once again direct.
The second eclipse of the year occurs during the time of the full Moon with the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius. This is a penumbral (appulse) lunar eclipse that is part of the Saros 111 series and will be seen in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. We will not see the eclipse here in the United States.
Usually during the time of a full Moon, we think about letting go of situations which are standing in the way of our success. With the Sun is in Gemini and the Moon is in Sagittarius you want to let go of preconceptions and open yourself up to new ideas.
Yet this eclipse just occurred after Mercury formed the sextile to Uranus and the square to Chiron indicating that you need to be cautious with any information you receive. And, because eclipses tend to obscure matters, it will be difficult to receive to understand a lot of this information because of conflicting points of view. You may not even get all the facts: just hints or rumors.
In addition to the energy of Mercury still strong during the time of the eclipse the Sun forms a conjunction to Venus retrograde while the Moon forms an opposition. This indicates that you want to find value in your life. You want to take care of your needs. In addition to taking care of your needs, you want everyone in your life to be safe and stay healthy. But with both the Sun and Moon forming a square to the Ceres, Mars, and Neptune conjunction, you’re not sure how to do this. You may decide the best course of action is to retreat, play it safe. Because it’s difficult to get all the facts right now, playing it safe may be your best course of action.
When Mercury forms a trine to Ceres on June 7th, you continue to place a priority on your need to keep people you love safe. Once again, this Mercury aspect to Ceres is a triad sequence. Today you want to find a way to communicate your concerns and hope that others understand. You also want to find that balance of safety so you can return to work and go out into the world. When this aspect occurs the second time of June 26th and Mercury is retrograde, you’ll re-evaluate some of your decisions, especially as they relate to work. By July 24th, when this aspect occurs for the third time, you’ll finally have some clarity on how to balance your safety concerns with your need to be in the world. At that time Mercury will be direct and Ceres will be retrograde.
Personal safety continues to be important on June 8th as Venus retrograde forms a square to Ceres. You actually start testing some of your strategies for returning to work as well as spending more time in the world. You watch how other people are interacting with you. You re-evaluate some of your relationships. You realize that it’s more important to feel emotional support from others. With Venus retrograde in Gemini, you may be able to discuss these feelings with others.
You find that it becomes easier to discuss important concerns with your family and friends as Venus retrograde forms a sextile to Chiron on June 11th. You realize that you aren’t weak because you have some fears about the next steps in your life. More importantly you realize that you’re not the only person who has these concerns. People in your life feel the same way. For this reason, you’re all able to give each other more support than ever before.
You don’t feel like doing too much on June 13th when Mars forms the conjunction to Neptune, especially since both planets are in the sign of Pisces. Rather this is a day to rest. Try to take things as they come. You don’t always have to initiate actions. Rather, you can pull back and just watch life as it goes by you.
You may also find, since both planets are in Pisces that you are able to approach situations from a creative perspective. You might not plan on it, but you may actually find some creative solutions to old problems.
On June 18th, Mercury in Cancer turns retrograde and after the retrograde occurs, Mars forms a sextile to Pluto retrograde. Mercury will be retrograde until July 12th.
When Mercury is in the sign of Cancer, you become very introspective. And this introspection becomes stronger as Mercury turns retrograde. You don’t want to share your thoughts with anyone else. You want to figure things out for yourself. At that same time, you feel very passionate about situations. Safety is important and you do everything to make certain you’re protected. You aren’t willing to take risks.
It’s important that you aren’t willing to take risks during this time period because you’re going to hear a lot of conflicting information as it relates to the state of the world. You may pick up on feelings of fear from others. If that occurs, try to discern whether those feelings are fact-based or inspired by rumors. Some fears can be valid, such as the fear of running in front of a moving car. That fear protects us from taking that type of action. But other fears have no basis and can only create negative emotions.
Retrograde time periods, especially when it’s a Mercury retrograde time period, are the best time for re-evaluating your personal situation. With Mercury retrograde in Cancer, you want to focus on your home and family, as well as those individuals in your life that are important to you. You want to be able to provide everyone with some form of safety. So now consider how you’ll go out into the world. Think about what boundaries you want to establish. Consider what you’ll do to make your home more comfortable.
This isn’t the time period to make long-term permanent changes because getting factual information isn’t going to be easy. Too many conflicting ideas are floating around right now. Instead, jot down your ideas. And, do things that promote your sense of well-being, especially in your home. Don’t fall for the scams that will increase during this time period. Protect not only your home but also your computer and other devices from malware and other viruses.
After Mercury in Cancer turns retrograde, Mars forms a sextile to Pluto retrograde. Now you feel even stronger about the need to find ways to promote your sense of well-being. You realize this is not the time to take risks. Rather this is the time to move slowly and implement one small step at a time.
Before the summer solstice occurs on June 20th, Mars forms a sextile to Jupiter retrograde. This is a good day to think about your various plans. Because Jupiter is retrograde, you may want to revisit some of your goals. You may decide that it’s time to make some changes. You may even decide that you want to make changes in some of your relationships. Just be very cautious with any legal matters right now. If there are legal matters you need to address, you may find that you need to review the materials after Mercury goes direct on July 12th. The key is to move slowly and not rush into situations.
Later in the day, the Sun enters Cancer and the Summer Solstice begins in the northern hemisphere. This is an important time period, but this year it’s even more important because the first solar eclipse (and the third eclipse) of the year occurs tomorrow early in the morning.
The June solstice is an important time period of the year because it marks a time when you need to evaluate that first four months of the year and see if you’re on track with your goals. It also represents the need to maintain safety in your life.
With the Sun forming a quincunx to Saturn retrograde during this solstice, you want to re-evaluate the foundations of your life. Foundations can mean a lot of different things to different people. You may want to look at your financial situation to see if you can still support your lifestyle. With all the upheaval in the world, it’s not an easy time financially. For this reason, you may need to make changes in how you allocate your finances. Or, foundations may mean your family relationships. You may find that because of social distancing you either spent too much time with your family or you couldn’t spend time with your family. But the most important foundation on an emotional level is how you define your boundaries and how you create a safe environment so you can find ways to meet your needs.
While Saturn represents foundations in your life, it also represents authority figures. With the Sun forming a quincunx to Saturn retrograde it’s time to re-evaluate your relationships with authority figures in your life. You don’t want other people to tell you what to do. You don’t trust the decisions they are making, especially as they relate to the personal aspects of your life. You want as much information as possible so you can make your own decisions.
There’s a tendency to try to do everything yourself when the Sun forms a quincunx to Saturn retrograde. Yet, the real lesson here is to know when to reach out and ask other people for help. This isn’t the time to try and do everything alone or isolate yourself from the very people who love and want to help you.
When the solar eclipse occurs on June 21st, you feel a lot of the same energy you felt yesterday at the time of the solstice. This eclipse occurs at the time of the new Moon when both the Sun and Moon are in Cancer. And, as it occurred during the solstice, this eclipse also forms a quincunx to Saturn retrograde.
This solar eclipse, the first solar eclipse of the year, is an annular solar eclipse. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon covers the Sun’s center, not the entire Sun. This leaves the Sun’s outer edges visible. Because of this, you see a ring of fire or annulus around the Moon. It also means that while there is a main path this eclipse follows, there is also a broader path on the edge of this eclipse where people see a partial eclipse. So, the main path of the eclipse will be seen in Central Africa, South Asia, China, and the Pacific. Other parts of Africa and Asia, plus Southeast Europe will see a partial eclipse. The eclipse is part of the Saros 137 series.
You continue to be concerned about the foundations of your life when this eclipse occurs. Yet now you may be confused because eclipses tend to obscure matters. You may feel as if your belief systems are shaken and you don’t know how to proceed. Things from the past are no longer working out the way you expected them to. All the upheavals in the world seem to be changing your plans in ways that you can’t control.
Yet while eclipses obscure matters, they also, especially the solar eclipses, give you an opportunity to delve deeply into your subconscious mind and elevate your ability to understand what you need. With this eclipse in Cancer, you know that you want to do everything possible to maintain safety in your life. You don’t want to take any risks. You want to be as cautious as possible. At the same time, you know that you want security in your life as well. This means assessing your financial situation and making decisions regarding work and other external activities.
While you may not understand all of what you’re feeling at the time of the eclipse, you realize that you need to be in control of your life. You can’t let other authority figures determine how you want to live. You need to set your own boundaries so you can make the right decisions. Once again it’s time to reach out to people you trust and not try to do everything on your own.
You may not feel Neptune turning retrograde on June 23rd, especially since it’s in the sign of Pisces. Instead, you may just feel more introspective. You may not want to share as much with others. You may prefer spending time alone. Yet this will also be a good time to reflect on your needs and see how they may have changed as the world is also changing. Neptune will turn direct on November 28th.
Venus in Gemini turns direct on June 25th. It went retrograde on May 13th. During the time period that Venus was retrograde, you needed to watch your finances. It was very important not to make critical purchases because there were hidden costs. Also, you may have encountered some people you hadn’t heard from in a while.
Now that Venus is direct, you feel as if you can start gaining control over your finances. You know how to take care of certain situations. And, your personal relationships with others improve. You feel comfortable talking to people you love about your needs. You don’t feel as isolated.
As you find your voice and start communicating with others you realize there were things that you didn’t discuss with others that were important, especially as Mercury retrograde forms a trine to Ceres on June 26th. When this trine first occurred on June 7th, you may have been returning to work or venturing out in the world after all the shelter-at-home orders. At that time you may have been concerned for your safety but you didn’t want to talk about it. Now, with Mercury retrograde you find that it’s important to discuss any concerns that you have with people you love. You don’t want to be put in the position of taking any more risks. You may even be re-evaluating some of the decisions you made earlier this month. But more importantly, you want to strengthen your relationships with others. By July 24th when this aspect occurs for the third time Mercury will be direct and Ceres will be retrograde. If you don’t experience it now, you’ll find more clarity and a better way of balancing your safety concerns with your daily life.
Mars will soon enter the sign of Aries. But before that occurs, Mars in Pisces forms a square to the Moon’s Lunar Nodes on June 26th. When Mars is in Pisces there’s a tendency to hold back. You don’t want to take risks. It becomes very important to understand what’s going on in the world so that you can take the next steps in normalizing your life. Pay attention to the information you hear and try your best to separate the fact from fiction. Find a way to process that information so you can move on with your life.
When Mars enters the sign of Aries on June 27th, you have more energy. You feel as if you can achieve whatever you want. It’s been a while since you’ve felt this way. With all the other energies going on this month you were concerned about your safety and security. You didn’t want to take any risks that put you in harm’s way. Now you feel different. You are willing to venture out into the world and take some risks. You don’t want anyone else to tell you what to do. You want to make your own decisions.
Yet you’re also able to temper this energy as Mars forms a sextile to Saturn retrograde on June 28th. You understand that some of the boundaries established by others may have a place in this world. While you may be willing to take some risks, you don’t want to be foolish. Rather, you’re able to evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action. If you do take a risk, it’s a calculated risk, where you understand the potential consequences of your actions.
As the month of June ends, Jupiter retrograde forms a conjunction to Pluto retrograde and Mercury retrograde forms a sextile to Uranus on June 30th. Both of these aspects are part of a triad sequence.
The first time that Jupiter formed a conjunction to Pluto was on April 4th when both planets were direct. Now that both Jupiter and Pluto are retrograde, they are forming a second conjunction on June 30th. They will form the last conjunction on November 12, 2020 when both planets are direct again.
Usually Jupiter wants to push boundaries and move beyond the confines of society. But with Jupiter both retrograde and in the sign of Capricorn, the energy of this Jupiter shifts. You want to be part of society. You may want to push the boundaries but you also realize that some of the rules of society are there for your safety and need to be observed. Yet, with Pluto retrograde in the sign of Capricorn you don’t want other people to control you. As a matter of fact, you may even decide that it’s time to rebel against those very authority figures you admired so much in the past. Now you now look for ways to manipulate those rules so you can still be a part of society but you define what your role in that part is. This sense of rebellion, while initially quiet, may explode in November when both Jupiter and Pluto are direct.
With Mercury retrograde forming its second sextile to Uranus it becomes even more important to pay attention to the information you hear. Some of it will involve other people who are also beginning their own quiet rebellion against authority figures and rules they believe invade their privacy.
It’s interesting to note that when this month started the first aspect that was made was Mercury forming a sextile to Uranus on June 5th. At that time you were receiving a lot of information: Some of it seemed spectacular, almost unbelievable. You needed to be careful with the information because while there was some truth out there, there was also fiction. As the month continued you wanted to make certain that you were safe. Security was also a major concern. Now as you venture out into the world and are willing to take some risks, pay attention to different stories. Don’t take anything for granted. There’s still one more time that this aspect will occur and that’s on July 22nd when Mercury is direct. Hopefully by that time the information you hear will make a lot more sense and help you understand the best path for you to take.
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