Important astrological energies for the month of June:
- Mercury in Taurus turns direct on June 3, 2022. It went retrograde on May 10, 2022 when it was in the sign of Gemini. It re-entered the sign of Taurus in retrograde motion on May 22, 2022.
- Full Moon with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius occurs on June 14, 2022.
- Sun enters Cancer on June 21, 2022.
- New Moon with Sun and Moon in Cancer occurs on June 28, 2022
Sometimes Pauses Are Good
By Misty Kuceris ©2022
As the month of June begins, Mercury in Taurus turns direct on June 3rd and you feel a sense of relief that things can finally move forward and you can move on with your life.
With Mercury in Taurus retrograde since May 22, 2022, you found it very important to focus on financial matters. When it came to financial, one of the areas that you needed to review was your budget, especially with all the price increases that are occurring. You also needed to make certain that you were taking care of your savings or retirement programs. And, since Mercury deals with paperwork, it was important to make certain that you had all your financial documents in order.
In addition to financial matters, a review of your value systems was important. It’s possible that what you thought was important turned out not to matter anymore. Or, you may have felt that it was time to express your values to others.
Now that Mercury is direct, you can move on with your life. If you need to make some changes with your financial documents, this is the time to start making those changes. If you want to express your needs, now is the time to let other people know those needs. You may even find that other people are more supportive than you realized.
Saturn in Aquarius turns retrograde on June 4th and just a little after an hour later, Venus forms a sextile to Ceres. Saturn will be retrograde until October 23, 2022.
Some people don’t feel the shift of Saturn from direct to retrograde motion. Other people feel as if life just got a little sluggish. Still, during the time period that Saturn is retrograde, you want to review the boundaries you’ve established in your life. Now is the time to decide if those boundaries still serve a purpose in your life. Perhaps you established those boundaries to protect your health. Or, perhaps you felt that other people were becoming too demanding and you just wanted to withdraw from them. Or, perhaps you were tired of all the polarization in the world and just didn’t want to defend your point of view or express your opinion. After reflection, you may determine that it’s time to make changes…or not.
On a mundane level, Saturn represents rules and regulations, as well as authority figures in society. With that in mind, Saturn retrograde could indicate a return to rules and regulations from the past. It could also indicate a desire for old leadership to return. Finally, some people may feel that society is moving too quickly with changes and fight harder for a return to the past.
In some ways it helps that Venus forms a sextile to Ceres after Saturn turns retrograde. You want to find harmony in life. You don’t want to continue arguing with others. With Venus in Taurus and Ceres in Cancer, you want your home to be safe. You also want people to appreciate your values. The good news is that you find it easier to create a plan and engage other people in supporting your agenda. You even know where you may need to compromise in order to succeed.
Still, you may feel some tension on June 6th when Mars forms a square to Ceres. With Mars in Aries you just want to rush into situations. You don’t want to wait for anyone or anything. With Ceres in Cancer, you don’t want to take any action which creates danger in your life. Yet, if you feel that your security or safety is being attacked you will do what it takes to protect your well-being and that of people you love. Sometimes when Mars forms a square to Ceres, you stand there ready to leap yet holding your body back. This can be a good posture to take. It means that you’re on high alert. It also means that you won’t put yourself in unnecessary danger.
On June 10th, Mercury forms the last trine to Pluto retrograde in this triad sequence. When Mercury formed the trine to Pluto the first time on April 28, 2022, Mercury was direct and Pluto was in direct station. (Station means that a planet does not appear to be moving. This occurs as the planet is turning either from direct to retrograde or from retrograde to direct. In Pluto’s case, it was getting ready to turn retrograde and did turn retrograde on April 29, 2022.) At that time, you felt that you knew what you wanted. You didn’t want anyone telling you what to do. For that reason, you may have decided not to share your plans with anyone else. You may have even decided that it was better to try to do things on your own.
You realized on May 25, 2022 that keeping information to yourself was a good thing. That was the time period when this trine occurred for the second time with both Mercury and Pluto retrograde. With the planets in retrograde motion, new information started surfacing. You found that you needed to re-evaluate all the facts based on this new information. And, you also realized that there was still more information that you needed to discover.
Now that this trine is occurring for the last time with Mercury direct, you know what you need to do. You realize that it’s important for you to share your value systems with others. You also understand how important it is to incorporate your value system in all your current and future plans. Plus, with both Mercury and Pluto in earth signs, you want to be practical about your approach.
June 11th is a day where you’re willing to take risks as Venus forms a conjunction to Uranus. You’re tired of being part of the status quo. You want to shake things up. You want to try new experiences. You may decide to try a reckless relationship because you’re tired of the safe and boring one you’re in. Or, you may realize that the boring situation you’re in may have been safe, but it just isn’t what you really want. So, you’re willing to move on and try something new.
While you are ready to move on, perhaps even take some risks, don’t extend this risk taking to your financial matters. Sometimes when Venus forms a conjunction to Uranus you feel as if there’s something in your life you can’t live without. So, you go out, make the purchase, and regret the decision almost immediately. If you are tempted to make a major purchase today, wait for a few days to see if you really need the item.
In many ways you feel a sense of relief as Mercury enters the sign of Gemini, its own sign, on June 13th. You’re open to new information. You’re willing to communicate with others. In some ways it may be a little difficult to listen because you want to speak so much. But in other ways people may find you engaging as you share snippets of information you’ve either heard or recently learned.
The full Moon that occurs on June 14th finds the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius forming beneficial aspects to Saturn retrograde. The full Moon represents the time of the month where we pause to re-evaluate situations in our lives. The Sun in Gemini represents the need to communicate with others about our daily routine while the Moon in Sagittarius represents our emotional desire to move on with life and achieve our goals. Since the Sun forms a trine to Saturn retrograde and the Moon forms a sextile to Saturn retrograde at this time, we need to determine where our responsibilities lie. Plus, we need to decide which boundaries are important so we can protect our well-being. With these beneficial aspects to Saturn retrograde, you find it easier to determine important boundaries in your life. Plus, you also realize that you don’t need to be responsible for everyone else.
On June 15th, the day after the full Moon, Mars and Chiron form a conjunction. It’s very important to be cautious with any action you take. There’s a tendency with Mars in Aries to rush into situations without taking everything into consideration. Also, you may feel a little impatient. Still, if you can slow down, you’ll prevent any actions which can cause injury.
You always want to look towards the future when Venus forms a conjunction to the Moon’s North Node, as it does on June 16th. You may want to move forward with either your relationships or your financial matters. Or, you may even decide that it’s time to review what you value in life. Whichever area of your life is important to you right now is the area to review.
Sometimes when Venus makes an aspect to Saturn, you feel a bit lonely. And, that’s the case on June 18th when Venus forms a square to Saturn retrograde. With Venus in Taurus, you want to be around people you value and who value you as well. At the same time, with Saturn retrograde in Aquarius, you question the boundaries that are set in your life either by you or others. You want to be the authority in your life. You don’t want other people telling you what to do. If there are people who are trying to tell you what to do, you find yourself withdrawing from them. You feel you can’t trust them. Actually the best way to use the energy of today is to understand once you set your boundaries, either other people will respect you or you’ll decide they aren’t worth your time.
Following your dreams is important on June 19th as Venus forms a sextile to Neptune. You know what feels good. You understand your aspirations and you’re ready to manifest them. As you find ways to manifest, you realize just how important your spiritual awareness is. You may decide that you need to create a sacred space. Or if you have a scared space, you may decide it’s time to make some changes.
You also want to surround yourself with beauty. That can mean that you decide to pamper yourself with a spa day. Or, you may find yourself redecorating your home. Or, you may decide it’s time for an entire new look.
If you’re a creative person, you’ll feel closer with those muses that help you create. You feel as if you’re tuning into another level of your existence. And, in actuality, you are.
On June 20th, Mercury forms a sextile to Jupiter. Who knows how this day may go: You may talk too much. You may feel excited about life and do too much. You may make too many commitments because you feel you can do it all. All of this energy is going on in your life and you feel a deep sense of optimism. As a matter of fact, this can be a day of good fortune where you know what action to take or you run into some old friends that bring joy into your life.
Before the summer solstice occurs on June 21st, Venus forms a trine to Pluto retrograde. You know what you want. You feel passionate about getting what you want in life. As a matter of fact, it’s easy to focus on your goals. And, you’re able to charm other people into helping you achieve those goals.
As the Sun enters the sign of Cancer the Summer Solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere and the first quarter of the astrological year is over. On a metaphysical level, the summer solstice is a time period where we find our safe harbor and start caring for things in our lives that provide security. During the spring months, we planted the seeds of hope. Now during the summer months, these seeds have turned into plants which we nourish throughout the heat of the months until they can provide us with a harvest in fall.
At the time of this summer solstice, the Moon is in the sign of Aries. This is important because it indicates that the Moon is in its waning square, a time period where you emotionally release whatever is standing in your way. Technically, this waning square occurred on June 20th at 11:11 pm EDT when the Moon was in Pisces and the Sun was in Sagittarius, a few hours before that actual Summer Solstice began. On a metaphysical level, this indicates that as you develop more security in your life, it’s important to review your dreams and goals to see if you need to move on or if you need to stay just where you are to achieve those dreams.
When Ceres forms a square to Chiron on June 22nd, you think about the important concerns in your life. You realize that this is not a day to take risks. Rather, it’s a day to move with caution as you create a safe space in your life.
As Venus enters the sign of Gemini after Ceres forms the square to Chiron, you realize just how important it becomes to communicate your needs to others so you can create that safe space in life. And, if you listen to others, you can also find ways to understand their needs as well.
New information comes into your life on June 25th as Ceres forms a sextile to Uranus. You’re able to take this information and use it in a way that increases your safety. You also feel very comfortable trying out new concepts and engaging other people as you share your ideas. While you may not have a lot of patience for people who are lagging behind, you also realize that it’s all right not to wait for others to catch up with you.
You recognize the power of words on June 27th as Mercury forms a sextile to Chiron. You don’t want to say anything which can be taken the wrong way. You also don’t want to present any concepts which cause other people to react in a negative manner. As a matter of fact, with Mercury in Gemini, you’re able to present situations in a way that other people are willing to listen.
Later in the day, Mars forms a sextile to Saturn retrograde. Usually with Mars in Aries you just want to rush into situations without considering the consequences. But with Mars forming this sextile to Saturn retrograde, you understand that you need to move in a manner that doesn’t intimidate others. You want their support. And, while you don’t need their approval, you still want to work within the framework of a particular organization or structure so you can achieve the best results.
When the new Moon, with Sun and Moon in Cancer, occurs on June 28th you realize just how important it is to feel secure in life. You want to provide not only for yourself but for your loved ones. You don’t want to take risks in life. You just want to accomplish things.
This new Moon also forms a square to Jupiter indicating that some of your goals may be a little too much for you at this time. You may need to take smaller steps than usual. You may not want to put yourself out there as much. Yet, that’s all right. If you need to pull back and observe, just do that.
Less than one hour after the new Moon occurs, Venus forms a sextile to Jupiter. The new Moon that occurred just a little earlier formed a square to Jupiter indicating that your goals may be a little too much right now. You start understanding how to create this balance between your goals and your needs. You feel as if you now have a plan. And, you’re very optimistic about this plan.
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