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Last week started out mellow -- in part because of the holiday we had here in the US -- as the week went on, I could still feel a lot of aggression, impatience and anger within myself and others... this was especially true last Tuesday and Wednesday, when the Moon was in Aries.
I've also been noticing that people jump very quickly to making accusations and seem to have extreme reactions to things in general -- this is surely connected to the Grand Cross in the mutable signs, together with the Mars retrograde. Maybe Neptune's involvement explains the irrationality I keep coming across?
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This week's headline items: The Neptune station intensifies on Monday. Mercury's shadow phase ends on Tuesday, the first Quarter Moon in Virgo becomes exact on Sunday early morning, and Mercury changes signs from Taurus to Gemini on Sunday evening.
There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Tuesday evening (for 6.5 hours), Friday very early morning (for 6.5 hours), and Sunday late morning (for almost 10 hours).
Monday (June 6th): the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer all day. It will journey there until Wednesday very early morning. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say to (and about) us, so be kind to yourself and others. Emotional safety is important to us at this time: We like connecting to the familiar, home or family becomes our sanctuary.
Nurture yourself and others, but remember: Make sure your glass is filled before letting others drink from it — otherwise we might start resenting others for draining our energies.
Up until 11pm EDT today (Monday), there is still time for you to set your New Moon intentions, if you haven't already done so. Click here to also watch my latest New Moon video; it will help you align your intentions with the New Moon energies.
For more info on how to best set your New Moon Intentions every month, click here to read my article on the subject.
Monday, in the late afternoon, a Sun/Venus alignment in almost 17 degrees of Gemini becomes exact at 5:39pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from May 28th on; it will be strong until June 14th (next week Tuesday). We are motivated to strike a balance in our relationships and our environment. If you have negotiations going on at this time, it’s very likely they will go smoothly.
Graciousness, diplomacy, charm, and a healthy dose of communication: This is a good period for social affairs, pleasure, amusement, and romance, especially if it's about sharing yourself or something connected to teaching and learning.
Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 5-24 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces? If so, you may be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Leo (the Sun rules Leo; Venus rules Taurus and Libra)
Also on Monday, the Neptune station intensifies.Neptune will appear to move more slowly through the sky until June 21st. It is getting ready to start its 5-month retrograde on June 13th.
A planet's energies are more exalted during it's "station period"; this has even more weight for an outer planet, as they move more slowly and their stations last much longer. This Neptune station is particularly strong, since it occurs in Pisces, its own sign.
We become more aware of both the higher and lower vibrations of Neptune. The higher vibrations include compassion, intuition, creativity, forgiveness, acceptance, empathy, idealism, imagination, sacrificing something for a universal cause, being connected to all there is, and being present in the here and now.
The lower vibrations include feeling alone/separate, being lost in fantasy, confusion, non-realism, being addiction-prone, stuck in victim-behaviors or victim-thinking, suffering for others/or sacrificing ourselves for others so as to get love/empathy from them, wishing it were otherwise, wanting to escape reality, wanting to be saved, and so on.
This awareness helps us to connect more fully to those energies as they exist within us. We can then see where we need to either embrace them more fully, or connect to them in a healthy way, that doesn't involve getting lost in the murky lower vibrations of their expression.
Some of us will feel the effects of this station more than others: those of us with a Pisces Sun- or Rising-Sign (Ascendant) -- and those of us with personal planets and points in 10-14 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius.
Tuesday (June 7th): the Moon remains in protective, introverted Cancer all day (see Monday for more details).
Monday night/Tuesday very early morning, the Venus/Sun alignment in Gemini makes a somewhat challenging aspect to Pluto (exact at 12:13am EDT). We started feeling this aspect from Monday morning on; it will be strong until Tuesday night. This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward -- and we need to make a choice… so we need to develop inner awareness.
Fear of disappointment and of others is causing some tension. Our inner need for growth requires us to be honest about what is causing our fears -- most likely our lack of good boundaries and self-esteem.
We easily might get pulled into overly burdensome roles in other people's lives, because we feel it is required of us. Careful examination of our routines and how we feel about ourselves is necessary, if we are to free our ability to love, develop and grow. This could potentially create a deep inner healing.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 16-18 degrees of Gemini or Capricorn? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra, Leo or Scorpio (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Leo rules the Sun; Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio)
Tuesday morning, the Venus/Sun conjunction in Gemini squares the Moon Nodes in Pisces and Virgo. We started feeling this aspect build from June 5th on; it will be strong until this Thursday (June 9th). This marks a turning point in our journey towards a greater understanding of equality, fairness and collaboration. We become more aware of where we need to be more sensitive or patient, where we need to trust the process of co-creating with the universe.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 15-19 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Virgo, or Sagittarius? If so, you will be more affected by this transit. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra, or Leo (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Leo rules the Sun)
Tuesday at 8:18pm EDT, we enter a 6.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 2:47am EDT (Wednesday very early morning). Use this intuitive time to connect with loved ones on a deep emotional level. Enjoy the ability to be emotionally authentic and caring.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan your Tuesday evening/night ahead of time ;-)
Last but not least for Tuesday: Mercury (the planet of communication) leaves it's retrograde shadow today, so we are fully able to engage in new conversations and process new information.
We are also now "cleared" to buy, sell or ship big-ticket items -- especially items that are connected to transportation (cars, flight tickets, etc.) or communication (phone, computer, i-pad, etc.) To read more about Mercury's shadow phase, click here
Wednesday (June 8th) at 2:47am EDT, the Moon moves into extroverted, fun and attention-loving Leo, where it will journey until Friday morning. We have a chance to appreciate ourselves and our lives -- and to connect to the heart. Hand out as many compliments as possible, they will be deeply appreciated :-)
Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you squeak just thinking about it?
Wednesday mid afternoon, Venus squares the degree of the Solar Eclipse that occurred back on March 8th. This is asking us to pay attention to our relationships: not just the relationships we have with others, but also our own "relationship with ourselves". What messages are you receiving today? What do they mean to you?
Wednesday evening, an opportune Venus/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 9:55pm EDT. We started to feel this from Tuesday morning on; it will be strong until Friday evening. It's an opportunity to bring healing to our wounds around relationships or our sense of self-worth.
We get a chance to love ourselves and heal deep fears of not being "good enough". Healing happens much faster when we can open to forgiving ourselves and others. As best as you can, bring compassion and understanding to yourself, to others, and to those past experiences that wounded you.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 23-27 degrees of Pisces, Taurus, Cancer or Capricorn? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus or Libra (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra)
Thursday (June 9th): the Moon remains in fun-loving, attention-seeking Leo all day (see Wednesday very early morning for details).
Thursday early morning, the Sun squares the degree of the Solar Eclipse that occurred back on March 8th. Watch for important insights and developments today: It’s a turning point that brings more clarity to what is needed next.
Thursday early afternoon, a Mercury/Mars opposition becomes exact at 1:01pm EDT. We started feeling it build from Tuesday morning on -- and it will be strong until Sunday morning. This aspectbrings some juicy energy to our conversations and a chance to have some overdue discussions. We may not see eye to eye; diplomacy might be required.
As best as you can, make it a productive discussion that serves you and others -- a win-win -- otherwise you might feel really awful afterwards. Also, watch out on the road for some crazy drivers… rushing might not necessarily get you there faster ;-)
Think back to mid July, 2015,when Mercury was conjunct Mars in Cancer. With Mercury opposing Mars now, we can start to see the fruits of the seeds that were planted back then. So: What were the seeds? What are the fruits?
In other words: What has emerged since last July, in regards to household projects, family, or self-care? You are also now more aware of what you have (and haven't) learned since then... Do you like what you see? Is there room for more integration in this area too?
Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 23-29 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo or Aquarius? If so, you may feel more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Aries (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Mars rules Aries)
Friday (June 10th): the Moon remains in fun-loving, attention-seeking Leo until 9:46am EDT (see Wednesday very early morning for details).
Friday early morning at 3:14am EDT we enter a 6.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 9:46am EDT. Use this intuitive time to make some adjustments and (as best as you can) and find creative solutions to seemingly unsolvable situations. Make space for communicating your value in the world and also for taking care of your “inner child”.
As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Friday morning ahead of time ;-)
Friday at 9:46am EDT, the Moon moves into detail-oriented, practical Virgo, where it will journey until Sunday evening. This turns our focus toward practical activities. Solving problems, making order out of confusion, helping others: all bring emotional satisfaction.
Health might come into focus. We notice the parts that make up the whole; this is a great time to see if our daily routines (eating, work, self-care, etc.), align with our long-term goals. This also starts the build up towards the first Quarter Moon (exact on Sunday early morning).
Saturday (June 11th): the Moon remains in detail-oriented, practical Virgo all day (see Friday morning for details).
We are really starting to feel the buildup toward Sunday’s first Quarter Moon. Until then, a lot can be accomplished, especially with the Moon in Virgo making a harmonious aspect to Pluto in Capricorn this evening (Saturday).
Virgo and Capricorn are both earth signs, so we are able to get down to business and focus on the task at hand. If you haven’t done your Spring cleaning yet, this might be the day to do it. Remember to seek a balance between head and heart.
Sunday (June 12th) is a big day! The Moon remains in detail-oriented, practical Virgo until 8:33pm EDT (see Friday morning for details).
Sunday early morning at 4:10am EDT, the first Quarter Moon in almost 22 degrees of Virgo becomes exact. The Moon in detail-oriented, helpful and practical Virgo makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in chatty, fast-thinking and busy Gemini.
We feel compelled to take action. Last week saw the New Moon, on June 4th. "seeds" planted then are probably "sprouting" by now -- and making first real contact with the outside world. This is therefore a time to stretch and grow -- and create some forward momentum. We may feel anxious or unusually busy.
As best as you can, go one breath at a time. Allow for changes, remain flexible (as much as possible), and find creative solutions for your day-to-day dealings with others.
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in any of the following: 20-24 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini or Sagittarius? If so, you will feel the effects of this first Quarter Moon more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer (the Sun rules Leo; the Moon rules Cancer).
Sunday morning, a harmonious Mars/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 7:10am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from June 2nd on; anddue to Mars's retrograde phase and station phase, it will be strong until July 27th. This gives us a chance to learn to accept our own desires and feelings of anger as valid -- so that when we do express them, we express them naturally and with confidence.
How can you bring understanding towards your feelings of anger and your assertiveness? How can you embrace and honor your desires?
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 22-28 degrees of Cancer, Pisces or Scorpio? If so, you will be most blessed by this aspect.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries (Mars is the ruler of Aries)
Sunday at 10:47am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 10 hours, until 8:33pm EDT. Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to take care of daily routines connected to partnerships and finances. As always with a Moon VoC, as best as you can, don't start anything brand-new, stick to routine things, or simply go with the flow. You may also want to plan Sunday (late morning until Sunday evening) ahead of time ;-)
Sunday later morning, an opportune Venus/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 11:13am EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Friday on; it will be strong until Monday evening of next week. This gives us the opportunity to experiment with how we relate to others -- to do something different or unusual -- freedom plays a big part in this aspect.
Of course, others are experimenting too, so you might experience some unusual or unexpected interactions during this time -- it's a favorable time for social meetings and events. As best as you can, stay open and flexible: fresh air is blowing through your relationships.
We're also ready to experiment with our financial undertakings. Energetic matches with this aspect would be: all things "tech" (electronics, technology, internet); metaphysics; the arts; group activities. This is not the best time to make long-term financial investments, unless you had a flash of inspiration that came form a “higher” place ;-)
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-25 degrees of Gemini, Aries, Leo or Aquarius? If so, you will be more aware of this opportunity. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Aquarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra, so those folks will always be affected more strongly by Venus's movements and aspects; Uranus rules Aquarius)
Sunday evening at 7:22pm EDT, Mercury changes signs from steady, slow-paced Taurus to curious, quick-witted Gemini, where it will journey until June 29th. For the next 2.5 weeks, our thinking shifts gears: Mercury -- the energy of communication -- will pick up the pace of our lives just a little.
Our mental exchanges and abilities are going to have priority for the next two weeks: talking, writing, keeping a finger on the pulse of all that's happening ... This is a time of study and learning, a cycle of mental challenge, curiosity, and social/intellectual growth.
Make sure you don't exhaust yourself during this time. As best as you can, keep taking breaks and let yourself see the larger picture now and again. Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will feel the pick up in pace more strongly.
Sunday at 8:33pm EDT, the Moon moves into harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, where it will journey until Wednesday morning of next week. The energy of the Libra Moon wants to maintain equal relationships: we thus tend to spend more time on diplomacy -- making compromises, negotiating, practicing graciousness, balancing, etc.
We can better set aside our emotions, to achieve the peace we desire; the shadow side of this is a tendency to avoid direct confrontations. We see both sides -- and may also fear loss of approval -- so we can't decide. As best as you can, find your inner balance with this... and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm.
A head's up for next Monday (June 13th): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libraall day (see Sunday evening for details).Inlate morning, a somewhat challenging Venus/Mars aspect becomes exact at 11:39am EDT. We started to feel this from Sunday on; itwill be strong until Tuesday of next week. At 4:43pm EDT, Neptune comes to a halt in 12 degrees of Pisces beginning a 5-month retrograde phase. In the late afternoon, a challenging Venus/Chiron aspectbecomes exact at 5:15pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect from Saturday on; it will be strong until Wednesday night of next week. More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-)
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