June 2015 – Be Gentle

Important astrological energies for the month of June 2015:

  • Full Moon with Sun in Gemini and Moon in Sagittarius occurs on June 2, 2015.
  • Mercury in Gemini turns stationary direct on June 11, 2015. It went retrograde on May 18, 2015.
  • Saturn retrograde re-enters the sign of Scorpio on June 14, 2015. It will remain in Scorpio until September 17, 2015 when it enters and remains in the sign of Sagittarius until November 19, 2017.
  • New Moon with Sun and Moon in Gemini occurs on June 16, 2015.
  • Sun enters Cancer on June 21, 2015 and the Summer Solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Jupiter in Leo trines Uranus in Aries on June 22, 2015. This is the last time this trine occurs in this series. The first time that it occurred was on September 25, 2014. The second time it occurred was on March 3, 2015.

Be Gentle

By Misty Kuceris ©2015

As the month of June 2015 begins, Mars forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde on June 2nd just a little more than one hour before the full Moon occurs. With the full Moon forming a mutable T-square and Mars being part of the mutable T-square, you’ll really feel any power struggles that are going on around you, both globally and personally. You’ll need to be very cautious in your interactions with others. Fighting won’t solve any problems. Rather, using the power of silence will bring more resolutions to tense situations.

Since the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius are both separating from a square to Neptune and both making aspects to Saturn retrograde, you’ll feel as if things aren’t as they appear. Something is not quite right about your present situation. Emotionally you may want to rush into new situations and take on new projects. You’re tired of the way things are. But it’s better to hold back.

You’ll also be tempted to say too much in trying to justify your position. That could be a big mistake since your words could get you into trouble. Usually a full Moon is a time period for letting go. But, this full Moon is actually a time period to evaluate various projects and determine what changes need to be made to make them more successful. This is a good day to make a list of what you need to do or need to change so you can evaluate it at a later time after you’ve gotten more facts.

Ceres turns stationary retrograde on June 3rd in the sign of Aquarius. Usually when Ceres is in Aquarius you find it difficult to feel compassion for other people because you believe they could solve their problems if they only took the time to figure it out. With Ceres turning retrograde you don’t even want to hear what they have to say. The best way to use this energy is to keep your opinions to yourself and just listen. Let them be responsible for their own actions.

Venus enters the sign of Leo on June 5th and Mars forms a sextile to Jupiter. Venus likes being in the sign of Leo because you feel a sense of optimism as you are surrounded by loving souls. Mars forming a sextile to Jupiter gives you an increased sense of optimism. You know what direction you want to take in your life. You may not be able to communicate this in words, but you can in action. There are a lot of good things to explore and you’re ready. Just be cautious with your generosity. You don’t want other people to take advantage of you.

When Venus forms a trine to Saturn retrograde on June 6th, you continue to have this sense that you know what direction to take in your life. You’re feeling good about your needs and having the financial security to meet those needs. Even the stock market seems to be echoing your feelings as it will do well today.

With Mars forming a sextile to Uranus on June 9th the energy can go either way. You may continue to feel optimistic about life because you’re open to new concepts. You’re willing to take risks. On the other hand, you may be so willing to take risks that you don’t consider the consequences and find yourself in an accident. It’s important that you take your time and don’t rush into things. This is a good day to be very careful.

Mercury turns stationary direct on June 11th and a few hours later Mars forms a square to Chiron. In a lot of ways you feel relieved. Mercury went retrograde on May 18, 2015 and communications were very difficult during the past three weeks. Now with Mercury going direct and Mars forming the square to Chiron, you’ll be able to explain your concepts in a way that others understand. You also be able to resolve any old problems and resolve any negative situations which cropped up.

When Neptune in Pisces turns stationary retrograde on June 12th you probably won’t really feel it unless you are a creative soul. If you are, you’ll find it easier to put your creative concepts into some physical form. If you’re not an artist, you may feel as if you need to reflect on life and just feel the joy of spirit that surrounds you.

On June 14th, Saturn retrograde returns to the sign of Scorpio. It was in the sign of Scorpio from October 5, 2012 until December 23, 2014 when it entered the sign of Sagittarius. It remained in the early degrees of Sagittarius and tuned retrograde in that sign on March 14, 2015. Now it returns to the sign of Scorpio as if to complete any unfinished business that occurred between October 5, 2012 and December 23, 2014. On a global level this could mean that economic matters that were in the news come back to light, such as the Euro crisis, especially in Greece. Or, it could mean political matters that were unresolved, such as the Middle East or Ukrainian crises, come back into focus. During the early days of Saturn returning to Scorpio, you will see upheaval in the world. Saturn will remain in Scorpio until September 17, 2015 when it re-enters the sign of Sagittarius and remains in that sign until November 19, 2017.

Saturn represents the areas of your life where you need to interact with society and how to stake out your claim for recognition in the world. It can also represent how you feel when other people try to oppress you. When Saturn is in Scorpio you need to pay attention to financial matters in your life, especially as they relate to loans and other monies you owe others. Saturn in Scorpio also indicates the importance of knowing your boundaries when dealing with other people.

Perhaps you over spent your money and now you need to review your budget and get your financial security back on track. Or, perhaps you let other people control your life and now it’s time for you to set boundaries so other people can’t use you.

A few hours after Saturn retrograde re-enters the sign of Scorpio, Venus forms an opposition to Ceres retrograde. This is important because it indicates that you need to determine where compromise is necessary if you want to move on with your life. You also need to continue setting up your boundaries so other people don’t control or manipulate you.

But, you also need to be careful in your interactions with others as Venus will form a quincunx to Neptune retrograde before the new Moon occurs on June 16th. You may want to be generous with others, but they could easily take advantage of your good nature. You may even feel as if you’ve met someone special, but that person isn’t being honest with you. Pay attention to your needs, especially since the new Moon will be in the sign of Gemini and there’s a tendency to give too much away with this new Moon.

With the new Moon separating from a conjunction to Mars on June 16th, you need pay attention to what’s important in your life and create a plan to achieve your goals. While this is a new beginning and you want to communicate your needs to other people, you still need to be careful. If you pay attention to your needs, you’ll find that other people are willing to support you. If, however, you try to please others, they will take advantage of you.

When the Sun enters the sign of Cancer on June 21st, the Summer Solstice begins in the Northern Hemisphere. Over the past several years when the Sun entered the sign of Cancer there was a lot of tension because Uranus and Pluto were also fairly close to the early degrees of their signs. This will be the first time in several years that you won’t feel all that tension. In the past you focused on external situations. Now is the time to focus on your family and personal needs. The Moon is void-of-course at the time of the Summer Solstice but it also forms a parallel to Uranus and a contra-parallel to Neptune. This is not the time to rush out and do things because you may not know how to proceed. So, take time to meditate. Listen to your inner feelings. Write some of those thoughts down on paper. And, most importantly, spend time with your family.

As the day of the Summer Solstice continues, Mercury forms a trine to Ceres retrograde and Venus forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde. Spending time with family becomes even more important as you find that you need to resolve some old problems which start cropping up again.

When Mercury forms the trine to Ceres retrograde, it will be the third trine in this series. The first time this trine occurred on May 6, 2015 when both Mercury and Ceres were direct. The second time was on May 30, 2015 when Mercury was retrograde and Ceres was direct. During the first two times that Mercury formed the trine to Ceres you may have needed to deal with a matter that involved compromise and negotiations. If you avoided that situation during those time periods, you will need to deal with them today.

With Venus forming a quincunx to Pluto retrograde, you may feel as if other people are trying to force you into a compromise that you’re not ready to make. Or you may feel as if they are controlling the situation and not letting you resolve the problems. Actually, the best way thing for you to do is understand your needs and how important it is for you to resolve any situations today so you can move forward with your life.

The need to resolve old problems continues on June 22nd as Jupiter forms its third in a series of trines to Uranus. The first time that this occurred was on September 25, 2014. The second time it occurred was on March 3, 2015. During those time periods you may have gained new insight into old situations. You may have considered taking action but you didn’t think about the consequences of your actions. Perhaps some project worked out well while others didn’t. Now is the time to review what new projects you may have started during those time periods and see if you need to consider another approach in order to achieve success. Or, perhaps you need to pull back and move more slowly in order to achieve that success. Keep an open mind to new situations but also consider the consequences of your actions. Determine the end result and you’ll finally be able to get back on track with your goals.

On June 23rd, Mercury will form a square to Neptune retrograde and Mars will form a quincunx to Saturn retrograde. You really need to be very careful with your words and actions. With Mercury forming the square to Neptune retrograde you may say too much that you may regret later. Or, you may feel as if other people are intentionally deceiving you. Unfortunately, that may be true and you need to watch your back.

With Mars forming the quincunx to Saturn retrograde on June 23rd, you feel frustrated that you can’t get things done. Other people seem to be getting in your way. They’re either criticizing your actions or preventing you from taking action. It’s best not to try to resolve anything because you’ll only find yourself in some sort of confrontation that leads nowhere.

You’ll find many opportunities to turn inward and understand just what’s driving you to action when Chiron turns stationary retrograde on June 24th. The energy may seem subtle. You may find that you want to say less because it feels better to keep things to yourself. Or, you may find yourself listening more. Both of those are good things because they’ll let you determine what’s important as you go through any personal healing process.

Mars enters the sign of Cancer on June 24th. It doesn’t really like to be in this sign because Cancer represents the need to create a secure environment while Mars represents the need to experience new activities in life. However, this is a good day to put your energy into developing a safer home. Also this is a good day to take care of situations which could cause problems in your home if you neglect them.

Be very careful with your words on June 28th when Mercury forms a quincunx to Pluto retrograde. You may feel frustrated that you can’t say too much because other people are talking. Or, you may feel as if other people are trying to manipulate you into their point of view and their actions. It’s even possible that you are so committed to a point of view that you overstate your argument and start alienating others. It’s best to avoid any meetings where you need to resolve conflicts unless you have no choice.

Your sense of optimism is heightened on June 29th as Venus forms a trine to Uranus. You’re open to new concepts. You’re willing to meet new people. You feel good about standing up for your rights. You may even feel as if you’ve just met the right person. While this is a great day to bring new people and adventures into your life, try to be cautious in some of these situations. After a few days you may decide that some of these people or situations are just a little too different.