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June 2017

Powerful Full Moon in Capricorn, July 2017 -- Happy *and* Whole

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Join me as I share about several upcoming astrological events: 
* Powerful Full Moon in 17 degrees of Capricorn (on July 9th, 2017 at 12:07am ET)
* Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, is in Sagittarius making an aspect to Mars in Cancer
* Saturn also still makes a trine to the North Node in Leo
* Jupiter makes a square to the Pluto/Moon alignment in Capricorn and the Sun/Mars alignment in Cancer 
* Mars in Cancer makes a Square to Uranus in Aries
* Chiron is still stationing in almost 29 degrees of Pisces, and it's trining the Sun in Cancer 
* Neptune also trines the Sun in Cancer  

What is your relationship to control and survival? 
Could you simply listen to your own needs and act on them responsibly, without needing to disempower yourself or others?
How might gentleness with yourself and your body support your long-term goals? 

Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 15-19 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Libra? 

My next MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM -- which is a 90-minute webinar -- will be on Tuesday, July 11th at 3pm PDT/6pm EDT/11pm BST (London-time). Please note that a Mars/Uranus square will become exact on July 17th and Uranus in Aries stations, starting July 19th (getting ready to go retrograde in August). We are also entering Eclipse season on July 23rd...

If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, sign up to join the webinar live, or register to receive an mp4/video presentation within 24 hours of the live event. Other than booking a reading with me, this is the maximum level of support I offer -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my recent class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart": To get a high res. copy and all the documents connected to the class, please email: info@AstrologerCoach.com and write: “RECORDING" in the subject line. 

To join my mailing list: email info@AstrologerCoach.com and write: “NEWSLETTER” in the subject line.
To receive my weekly Astrology Forecasts via email, email info@AstrologerCoach.com and write: "WEEKLY FORECASTS" in the subject line

Daily Astrological posts:

To book a personal reading go to my Services-page now! All readings are done via skype or phone. 

Release Past Issues -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., June 26th - Sun., July 2nd, 2017.

Please note that all times given below are Eastern Daylight Savings Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter

Last week was full of lovely unexpected surprises. I could really feel the shift towards the Cancer energy on Wednesday and the build up towards the New Moon on Thursday... towards the end of the week, I could also feel the intensity build towards the Mars/Pluto opposition which will be exact this week.

This week's headline items: Chiron's station intensifies on Monday night and it comes to a halt on Friday early morning, starting its 5-month retrograde phase. Wednesday is the time to really start taking actions on your New Moon intentions. As for Moon VoC phases this week, there will be three: Tuesday late afternoon/early evening (for 3.5 hours), Thursday late afternoon (10.5 hours), and Sunday morning (a little over 3.5 hours)

Monday (June 26th): the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo all day. It will journey there until Tuesday evening. We may lack objectivity and struggle with backing down or compromising. We all love to be admired -- or at the very least acknowledged -- for our greatness :-) 

So hand out some compliments -- let people know how proud you are of them, tell them how much you love them. Come from the heart in this and all other things... be honest and authentic, as best you can. Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy as well. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones. 

If there are no "outer children" around, how about getting in touch with your "inner child" -- it's definitely easier for the next two days. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps and heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you let out a tiny squeak, just thinking of it? 

Monday very early morning, a harmonious Mars/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 2:18am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from last week Wednesday on; it will be strong until this Friday. This aspect brings the ability to endow what we feel passionate about with our creativity -- and connect it to a higher love. 

Our masculine energies are able to connect to compassion and understanding. We can now release past issues; through loving ourselves, we can release emotional blockages and the lower vibrations of the masculine: aggression, domineering, destructiveness, me-first attitudes. 

As this aspect is taking place in Cancer and Pisces, we are connecting to our goals and dreams from an emotional place that is deeply spiritual. We are able to let go of our fears and attachments and are able to have faith that everything will turn out just as it needs to. 

Those of us who have their Ascendent (or personal planets) in 11-17 degrees of Cancer, Pisces or Scorpio will be touched in a particularly beautiful way by this aspect.This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries or Pisces (Mars is the ruler of Aries; Neptune rules Pisces).

Monday night, the Chiron station intensifies, as Chiron comes to a halt on Saturday (July 1st); we will feel effects of the station until July 13th. As mentioned in last week's forecast already, Chiron's energies are more exalted during this period. 

Chiron is the wounded healer; in Pisces, our attention is guided towards our emotional and spiritual wounds. Chiron represents our inner insecurities, those self-conscious and wounded places. Chiron also represents the inner wound of abandonment and our need to "make it on our own". 

We are invited to approach these wounds on a holistic level, to heal them such that others are healed thereby. This is accomplished very simply and naturally when we work with the true beauty and strength of this energy: Compassion. Having compassion for our own wounds heals them and allows healing compassion for the wounds we now see in others. 

What emotional or spiritual sore spots could you acknowledge? What needs to heal? At a different level, this time might also see an increased emphasis on water as a global and environmental issue.

For those of you who want to have a better understanding of your personal healing journey, feel free to get the mp3-recording of my recent Chiron workshop: "Healing with Astrology" -- it is available for half price until July 30th. Click here for more info

Those of us with personal planets and points (ASC. or MC) in the following:26-29 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius, or0 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn will feel this station more strongly.

Tuesday (June 27th): the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo until 8:41pm EDT (see Monday for details). 

Tuesday afternoon, a challenging Mercury/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 2:21pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Monday on; it will be strong until Wednesday. This aspect asks that we grow and evolve in the following areas: how we communicate our feelings and needs and how much we share with others. We may have to find creative solutions to communicate; we may have to learn about our thinking process and conditioning. 

We want to share ourselves without limitation. We are thus inclined to exaggeration, often unintended -- and might struggle to transform ideas into reality. The upside to all this: we can be extraordinarily funny, interesting and creative.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 10-17 degrees of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn or Aries? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius). 

Tuesday at 5:12pm EDT, we enter a 3.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 8:41pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to have fun connecting from the heart. This could also be a great time to express our visions for the future.
 
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 Tuesday evening ahead of time ;-)

Tuesday evening, a harmonious Mercury/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 8:22pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Monday on; it will be strong until Thursday. This aspect supports our imagination and the connection of our day-to-day mind to our intuition. 

We can sense the thoughts and feelings of others; therefore we pay closer attention to how our words are landing. This leads to a heightened adaptability and sensitivity in our communications with others. Our appreciation for photography, the arts, poetry, fiction and spirituality is sharpened; we are also more open to metaphysical or spiritual concepts.
 
Do you have any of your personal planets or Ascendent in 11-17 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 Gemini, Virgo or Pisces (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Neptune rules Pisces).

Tuesday at 8:41pm EDT, the Moon moves into detail-oriented, practical Virgo, where it will journey until Friday very early morning; turning our focus toward the practical and wholesome. We are generous with our time/services and we love to help others. We also have a fondness for science and anything that makes sense in our world -- things and knowledge we can apply and use. 

Health might come also into focus at this time. 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. 

Wednesday (June 28th): the Moon remains in detail-oriented, practical Virgo all day (see Tuesday evening for details).

Wednesday afternoona Mercury/Mars alignment in 15 degrees of Cancer becomes exact at 2:21pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Tuesday on; it will be strong until Thursday night. This alignment might speed up our thinking (and possibly also our driving ;-) 

We communicate with curiosity, enthusiasm and energy, especially on food, family, real-estate, self-care, our home, our past -- and things we are familiar with. We get to the very heart of a subject.

Something to be aware of: We may take things a little too personally. This defensiveness could make it challenging for others to engage in healthy dialogue with us. We may focus too much on emotional safety and get attached to being "right" over being happy. As best as you can, take care of yourself, honor your feelings and relax: All good things come to those who contemplate ;-)

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 12-19 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Libra or Aries? If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly. 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).

Wednesday evening, a somewhat challenging Venus/Saturn aspect becomes exact at 9:07pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Tuesday on; it will be strong until Thursday. This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, sort of awkward, and need to make a choice; we must develop inner awareness to see what needs adjusting.

It can be hard to see what we are actually responsible for in relationships, so we sometimes take on unnecessary responsibilities, to ensure the relationships continue. We may ask ourselves: "Do people like me for myself, or for what I do for them?" If you're confused on this point (or any point), as best as you can, keep choosing the "better" alternative and make adjustments as necessary.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 22-25 degrees of Cancer or Sagittarius? 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 or Capricorn (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn)

Wednesday all day, if you set Intentions Friday night, Saturday or Sunday of last week -- after the New Moon became exact -- today will be the best time to take relevant actions. If you wrote your intentions down, go back and take another look at what came through intuitively. If you didn’t write anything down, get quiet for a moment and check in with yourself: What actions are calling to me?

Thursday (June 29th): the Moon remains in detail-oriented, practical Virgo all day (see Tuesday evening for details).

Thursday at 4:35pm EDT, we enter a 10.5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts until 3:02am EDT (Friday early morning). Use this intuitive time to create a healthy relationship with your body -- you may also want to take a look at what's important to you -- and improve daily routines that support you in honoring these things.  

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 Thursday evening/night ahead of time ;-)

Thursday evening, a Mercury/Pluto opposition becomes exact at 8:36pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Wednesday on; it will be strong until Saturday morning. This opposition might bring up some very deep issues that need to be discussed. Obsessive thinking, attempts to persuade, insistence on knowing the "truth" or exposing lies... these are all possibilities now. 

We are capable of very hard work and exertion. In particular, we tend to pursue ideas with intensity, making this an excellent time for any kind of research or in-depth study. We may not be able to put our inner thoughts and experiences into words -- and maybe that's as well, given the darkness and intensity of those thoughts.

We may develop a great love of debate, but we need to be careful not to overpower others with our strong opinions, in our efforts to "convert" them -- in other words, treating debates or exchanges of opinion as battlegrounds. 

Intense conversations and connections feel more "real" than superficial ones. We want to dig out the truth about our feelings and the world we've built. As best as you can, try not to obsess about what someone said to you, or what you've heard: We may takes things personally that were actually meant to empower us. Here's what it comes down to: Could you allow yourself to go deeper and tap into your true inner power?

As best as you can, take it one moment at a time; as best you can, resolve issues through cooperation and stay objective. When you notice that you are taking things personally and starting to get defensive, take a deep breath and ask yourself: Is this really about me? Or my past issues? Or their's? How can I ground myself in the here and now? What might change if I decided to focus on nurturing myself?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 15-21 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries or Libra? 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 Gemini, Virgo or Scorpio (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Pluto rules Scorpio)

Friday (June 30th) at 3:02am EDT, the Moon moves into harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra, whereit will journey until Sunday early afternoon. The energy of the Libra Moon helps us be naturally courteous and diplomatic; we are more polite at this time, as we seek the approval of others. 

We very much want to maintain equal, fair relationships at this time, and are therefore open to making compromises and negotiating. These next two days are a great time for mediation -- but our need for peace and accompanying aversion to direct conflict could pull us to "yes" more easily than we might like. 

We may also be able see both sides of the equation so well that we can't make decisions. As best as you can, find an inner balance with this and communicate what needs to be said with grace and charm -- even if it's "No" ;-) One last quick note: this is also a great time for anything to do with visual arts. This Moon placement also starts the build-up towards the first Quarter Moon (exact later this evening).

Friday at 8:51pm EDT, the first Quarter Moon in 9 degrees of Libra becomes exact. We started to feel this aspect from the moment the Moon entered Libra earlier today. The Moon in relationship-oriented, balance-seeking, cerebral Libra makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in protective, introverted, emotional Cancer. 

We feel compelled to take action. Last week, on June 23rd, the New Moon in Cancer became exact: "Seeds" planted then are probably "sprouting" by now -- and making their 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 interactions with others.  

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in any of the following: 7-12 degrees of Libra, Cancer, Aries or Capricorn? 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).

Saturday (July 1st): the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra all day (see Friday very early morning for details). 

Saturday early morning, at 3:09am EDT, Chiron comes to a halt in almost 29 degrees of Pisces. As you may recall from earlier his week, Chiron is the wounded healer; in Pisces, it brings our attention towards our emotional and spiritual wounds. Watch out for any triggers that are connected to your past. 

This is the beginning of Chiron's 5-month retrograde phase, that lasts until Dec.5th. Until then, we are getting a chance to connect to our wounds and insecurities on a more internal level. 

We may need to put our emotional or spiritual wounds under the magnifying glass; while they are there, take a closer look at how you can bring compassion and understanding to them. What might you discover about those wounds, if you really looked? How could others benefit from your discoveries? 

For those of you who want to have a better understanding of your personal healing journey, feel free to get the recording of my recent Chiron-workshop: "Healing with Astrology" (it's available at half price until July 30th). Click here for more info

Do you have your Ascendant, your Career point or any of your personal planets in 23-29 degrees of Pisces, Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius? If you do, you will probably feel the effects of this retrograde phase more than others. 

Sunday (July 2nd):  the Moon remains in harmony-loving, balance-seeking Libra until 12:59pm EDT (see Friday very early morning for details). 

Sunday morning, a somewhat challenging Mercury/Saturn aspectbecomes exact at 7:29am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Saturday morning on; it will be strong until Sunday night. This aspect operates internally: We feel uneasy about something, kind of awkward -- and we need to make a choice. This may sap our mental and physical energy, or lead us to reconsider some of our perspectives. 

Ambitious goals often require more effort than we realized going in; this can impact our health if we don't pace ourselves. If we break projects down into small chunks -- actual action steps like "call the realtor" -- and tackle those simple achievable actions one at a time, we can move forward without overwhelm and with our health intact. 

One way to do this is to look at a project and ask "How?" a few times in a row, until you get to something you can actually do.

For example, let's say you want to go on vacation. If you ask "How?", you might answer "I'll fly to Paris". Ask "How?" again, and you get "I'll book a ticket". The next "How?" gets you to "I'll look at my favorite travel app on my phone". This is a simple, easily achieved action step - you're done. Breaking complex projects down like this reduces mental and physical stress. 

In general: Use your time wisely and develop your inner "observer" so you can see what needs adjusting :-)

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 22-24 degrees of Cancer or Sagittarius? 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 Gemini, Virgo or Capricorn (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Saturn rules Capricorn)

Also onSunday morning, a Mars/Pluto opposition becomes exact at 8:02am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Tuesday on; it will be strong until next week Thursday (July 6th). Our ambition and drive to succeed are incredibly strong now. We'll do almost anything to achieve our goals and have the energy to set about doing it.

That said, our basic drive and energy could ram up against emotionally charged questions of security (or deep insecurity) and power. We might not feel like dealing with some of the deeper issues that keep springing up, perhaps around our accomplishments in the world, or around family and home.

At the extremes, we could find ourselves driven by a compulsive need to achieve. Do your best to find the balance between home/family and career/long-term goals. Take care of your inner needs to accomplish real transformation in the outer world.

We also talked about this aspect in more detail in last week's New Moon video. Feel free to watch it, if you haven't seen it yet

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 15-21 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries or Libra? 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 Aries or Scorpio (Mars is the ruler of Aries; Pluto rules Scorpio)

Sunday at 9:16am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that last for a little over 3.5 hours, until 12:59pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to balance your need for equal and harmonious connections with your drive toward personal passions and a healthy "self-relationship". 
 
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/early afternoon ahead of time ;-)

Sunday at 12:59pm EDT, the Moon moves into passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio, where it will journey until Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning. We feel things deeply and have "X-Ray Vision" and "Bullshit-Smelling Abilities" ;-)

Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest. Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever... as long as our trust is never betrayed.

The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. This occurs by a process of subtraction -- it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. It's therefore an excellent time to look at "old" fears, limiting habits or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas. 

Moon in Scorpio tends to run right over ambiguity -- it's "in or out", "with us or against us", "love me or leave me". It can therefore be stormy -- a cold winter storm, or a torrid tropical storm of passion, depending on how we "work" the energies :-)

Manipulation and paranoia are the lower vibrations of this aspect, so as best you can, be straightforward -- act in good faith and assume it in others. Best of all, be truly present to the fluctuations of your feelings -- no matter if they're "polite" or "timely". Feelings aren't facts, but they are information -- and heeding them will help you embrace all of who you are. 

Know thyself -- and love thyself -- you shall be set free. Remember: Love connects us to the Power within; Fear causes "Force" to show up -- and that's ultimately what disempowers us and others. 

A head's up for next Monday (July 3rd): the Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day (see Sunday early afternoon for details). The Neptune station ends, and in the evening, an opportune Venus/Chiron aspectbecomes exact at 7:15pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Sunday morning on; it will be strong until next week Wednesday. More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

One More Announcement:
Join me for my next FORECASTING FORUM, on TuesdayJuly 11th, 2017 at 3pmPT/ 6pm ET/11pm BST (London-time). Please note that a Mars/Uranus square will become exact on July 17th and Uranus in Aries stations in July (getting ready to go retrograde in August). We are also entering Eclipse season on July 23rd...

We will address these planetary movements in relationship to our own birth charts. If you want to know how all of this is going to impact you personally, join me live or sign up for the mp4-video presentation. 

Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

Here are some testimonials from two of our participants right after joining our most recent Forum:
"I'm very pleased - great Forum and good info. I look forward to listening again and reflecting on what you told the others. Good way to learn Astrology by hearing all the examples. Thanks!" -- Marlene S.

"I've been trying to come up with some helpful feedback to send about the Monthly Forums. In the end, all I can say is that I really love them and am learning so much!" -- Andrea H.

Have a fantastic week! 
Many blessings,
Sonja

PS: To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my 30-minute class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart" and feel free to go to my Facebook Fan page for my daily forecasts ;-) 


New Moon/SuperMoon in Cancer, June/July 2017

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Join me as I share about several upcoming astrological events: 
* Powerful New Moon/SuperMoon in almost 3 degrees of Cancer (on June 23rd, 2017 at 10:31pm ET)
* Mercury & Mars align with the New Moon in Cancer
* Neptune in Pisces is still stationing, and it also trines Mars in Cancer
* Chiron in Pisces is also stationing, and  it makes a square to the New Moon
* Pluto in Capricorn opposes Mars in Cancer -- and they both square Jupiter in Libra 
* Best and most potent times to set your New Moon Intentions

What does emotional maturity mean to you? 
What percentage of your day or week goes towards nurturing yourself and your Soul? 

Do you have an Ascendant, Career point or any personal planets in 1-5 degrees of Cancer, Aries, Libra or Capricorn? 

My next MONTHLY FORECASTING FORUM -- which is a 90-minute webinar -- will be on Tuesday, July 11th at 3pm PDT/6pm EDT/11pm BST (London-time). Please note that a Mars/Uranus square will become exact on July 17th and Uranus in Aries stations in July (getting ready to go retrograde in August). We are also entering Eclipse season on July 23rd...

If you want to know how these planetary movements are going to impact you personally, sign up to join the webinar live, or register to receive an mp4/video presentation within 24 hours of the live event. Other than booking a reading with me, this is the maximum level of support I offer -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. To register now, click here

To apply my forecasts and videos to your own birth chart, watch my recent class on: "How to Read Your Birth Chart": To get a high res. copy and all the documents connected to the class, please email: info@AstrologerCoach.com and write: “RECORDING" in the subject line. 

To join my mailing list: email info@AstrologerCoach.com and write: “NEWSLETTER” in the subject line.
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Daily Astrological posts & announcements for best time to set your New Moon Intentions:

To book a personal reading go to my Services-page now! All readings are done via skype or phone.

We Are All Human -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., June 19th - Sun., June 25th, 2017

Please note that all times given below are Eastern Daylight Savings Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter

Last week was a combination of going with the flow, listening to my energy levels, and moving things forward. How was it for you?

This week's headline items: the beginning of the week sees lots of planetary aspects and movements... Chiron begins its station on Monday; on Tuesday evening, the Balsamic Moon phase begins; a few hours later, the Sun moves into Cancer, marking the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere; another few hours after that, Mercury follows the Sun into Cancer. As for the rest of the week, the New Moon in Cancer becomes exact on Friday late evening -- and of course, Neptune continues its station all week.

There will also be four Moon VoC phases this week: Monday late afternoon (for a little over 2 hours), Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning (for a little over 18.5 hours), Friday afternoon (for almost 3.5 hours), and Sunday afternoon (for almost 3.5 hours).

Monday (June 19th): the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries until 5:53pm EDT. Life is an adventure, we're more open to new ideas, and have great enthusiasm for new projects. Patience is certainly not our strong suit at this time, but we can decide quickly, and act immediately. 

Our independence and dynamism are important to us right now, so we may find it hard to be disciplined or accept advice at this time; in general, our responses to others tend to be more assertive or even aggressive. If you find your foot tapping, try hitting the gym, or finding other ways to burn off the body's excess energy. 

Monday morning, a somewhat challenging Venus/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 7:49am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Sunday on; it will be strong until Tuesday. This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, almost awkward -- and we need to make a choice. An inner awareness needs to be developed in order to see what needs adjusting. 

This aspect marks a fork in the road: Will we step onto a practical, peaceful path, enjoying physical beauty, comforts and pleasures? Or will we take the path that increases our understanding of equality in relationships and balance with our surroundings? 

Either way, we can develop a new perspective on how to approach these issues in our one-on-one relationships. Awareness is key with this aspect: What is needed? How can we serve the broader view? 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 12-15 degrees of Taurus or Libra? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Sagittarius (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius).

Monday At 3:42pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for a little over 2 hours, until 5:53pm EDT. Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect to people that can enthusiastically support your projects and share with them what you have going on. 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. 

Monday at 5:53pm EDT, the Moon moves into steady, peaceful Taurus, where it will journey until Wednesday evening..We love all physical comforts, prefer consistency, and would rather stick with what we know works well. In other words: change is not our favorite thing and "rushing things" goes against our grain. What is our favorite thing for the next two days? It's probably, slowing down and getting in touch with whatever delights our senses ;-)

Monday evening, a challenging Sun/Chiron aspect becomes exact at 6:26pm EDT.We started feeling this aspect build from last Friday  on; it will be strong until this Friday. This asks us to stretch ourselves and expand from within. We might feel less confident about who we are, and have a hard time projecting a social "front". Our conditioned mind and wounded feelings may be out of harmony with each other. 

As best as you can, take this as an opportunity to make space for feeling vulnerable or emotional without seeing yourself as weak or "less than". It is perfectly ok to have feelings and feel insecure once in a while; as best as you can, bring compassion and love to yourself and others. After all, we are all human…

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (MC) or personal planets in the following: 26-29 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius or 0-2 degrees of Cancer, Aries, Libra or Capricorn? If so, you will feel the effects of this aspect more strongly than otherwise. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo (the Sun rules Leo).

Also on Monday, Chiron starts to slow down (station) at almost 29 degrees of Pisces as it gets ready for its 5-month retrograde phase. We will feel the effects of its station until July 13th; its energies are more exalted during this period. 

Chiron is the wounded healer; in Pisces, our attention is guided towards our emotional and spiritual wounds. Chiron represents our inner insecurities, those self-conscious and wounded places. Chiron also represents the inner wound of abandonment and our need to "make it on our own".  

We are invited to approach these wounds on a holistic level, to heal them such that others are healed thereby. This is accomplished very simply and naturally when we work with the true beauty and strength of this energy: Compassion. Having compassion for our own wounds heals them and allows healing compassion for the wounds we now see in others. 

What emotional or spiritual sore spots could you acknowledge? What needs your compassion/love? What needs to heal? At a different level, this time could also see an increased emphasis on water as a global and environmental issue. 

Feel free to also watch the mp4-video presentation of our last Forecasting Forum. We talked about the Chiron station in relationship to our own Birth charts. If you want to know how these planetary movements are impacting you personally, click here and add the Monthly Forecasting Forum to your cart ;-)

Those of us with personal planets and points (ASC or MC) in the following:26-29 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius, or 0 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn will feel this station more strongly.

Tuesday (June 20th): the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus all day (see Monday early evening for details).

Tuesday early morning, an opportune Venus/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 4:26am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Monday morning on; it will be strong until Wednesday evening. 

This is an opportunity for compassion and kindness in our social interactions. We are more attuned to the subtleties of human interaction, and are more inclined to naturally cooperate with others. We tend to "feel" each other on an energetic level now; a sensitive approach is recommended. 

We also have an opportunity to connect to our values and gifts from intuition, and use our imagination to attract what we want: When you daydream, what would you like to experience? How would it feel?

Remember: opportunities are openings; they aren't necessarily handed to us -- we have to "take" them and make something of them.

Do you have your Ascendent, Career Point (or any personal planets) in 12-16 degrees of Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn or Cancer? If so, you may 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 Pisces (Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra; Neptune rules Pisces).

Tuesday morning, an opportune Mercury/Uranus aspectbecomes exact at 5:30am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Monday early morning on; it will be strong until Wednesday. This is an opportunity to connect our thinking and communication to a brighter, more collaborative vision for the future.
 
It also brings an opportunity for insight, novelty and some really unusual conversations. Remember: an opportunity is not automatically given to us; we have to realize it. 

This aspect also brings an opportunity to view things from a different perspective, or put a new spin on "old" thinking. We like to connect in unusual ways; any group activities or brainstorming with like-minded people could generate amazing insights -- this might be a busy time. As best as you can, or want to... stay open to other dimensions ;-) 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 26-29 degrees of Gemini, Aries, Aquarius, Leo or 0 degrees of Cancer, Taurus, Pisces or Virgo? 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 Virgo, Gemini or Aquarius (Mercury is the ruler of Virgo and Gemini; Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius)

Tuesday early evening, a challenging Mercury/Chiron aspectbecomes exact at 5:01pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Monday early morning on; it will be strong until Thursday. This combination might bring up some insecurities in our verbal, in-person or email interactions. 

That said, this could also be an opportunity for healing; we are energized to move past harsh criticism of ourselves or others, towards more loving and compassionate structures for thinking and communicating. As best as you can, stretch yourself -- and be open to bringing love and understanding to it all (and that includes you) :-) 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point or any personal planets in the following: 26-29 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or 0-2 degrees of Cancer, Aries, Libra or Capricorn? If so, you are more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo).

Tuesday late evening, the Balsamic Moon phase begins -- when the Moon reaches 17 degrees of Taurus. This lasts until Friday late evening, when the New Moon in Cancer becomes exact (for those of you who are impatiently waiting for my New Moon video, click here). We are being asked to slow down and get quiet, so we can listen to our intuition. 

For some of us, this might be a stretch. As best as you can: stay grounded, take a deep breath and exhale any tensions. Rather than starting something brand-new, put all that energy into completing existing projects or processes. This is also a great time for letting go of whatever no longer serves us. What if you could hear the voice of your inner wisdom? What might it be saying?

Wednesday (June 21st): the Moon remains in steady, peaceful Taurus until 6:44pm EDT (see Monday early evening for details). 

Tuesday night/Wednesday very early morning at 12:24am EDT, the Sun changes signs from busy, versatile Gemini to protective, sensitive Cancer. This marks the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere: The Solstices are important turning points twice a year, as they are energetic gateways for the summer or winter season to come through. 
 
The Sun will journey through the sign of Canceruntil July 22nd. With the Sun in Cancer, we look for quality and safety in terms of what we want to create, and what we want to surround ourselves with. We experience life on a deeper, more instinctive level now. We have less interest in what is universal, and more interest in what affects us personally (and what affects the people we care for and love). 

Our being is colored by our emotions, so it might be more challenging to be objective. Family, home and our inner world becomes our focus for the next 30 days.

All this is especially true if you are a Leo or Cancer Sun-sign or Rising-sign. As a Cancer, you will feel a good dose of confidence and playfulness in the next four weeks; as a Leo your energy will move more inwards, focusing on family or your home.

Two minutes after the Sun changes signs, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that last a little over 18.5 hours, until 6:44pm EDT. This is an intuitive time -- use it to transform long-term goals and make realistic financial plans. 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 Wednesday Day ahead of time ;-)

Wednesday morning at 5:57am EDT, Mercury moves from curious, quick-witted Gemini into protective, nurturing Cancer. It will journey there until July 5th. During this cycle, we are more sensitive to our surroundings, especially when listening and taking in information. 

We also have more sympathy towards the suffering of others. On the other hand, we have less objectivity, as emotions are always involved in our interactions with others; this could also mean we end up taking things more personally than we really need to -- perhaps even to the extent that we start feeling sorry for ourselves. As best as you can, remember to ask yourself: Is this really about me? 

This is particularly true if you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo. You will feel a stronger need to connect to family or the people  in your life that feel familiar and safe. You may also feel the need to talk about the past and work through past conditionings. If you are a Cancer Sun-sign or Rising-sign, you will be more chatty for the next 2 weeks.

Wednesday late morning, a Sun/Mercury alignment in 0 degrees of Cancer becomes exact at 10:14am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Monday early morning on; it will be strong until Friday. This aspect indicates a confident mind and an analytical approach to life. Intelligence and communication abilities are strong at this time; however, we may not listen as well as the other speaks -- we might be too busy thinking about what to say next. 

As this alignment takes place in Cancer, we may be particularly sentimental, but it may not always serve us to refer back to the past -- especially the distant past.

We want an active role in communications -- it's very hard for us to passively listen and absorb information right now. What we say or write now has impact, so as best as you can, choose your words wisely. If people hung on your every word, what would you say then? What would you hold back from saying?

Our opinions are strong and our thinking independent -- and we're proud of both -- our egos may therefore get bruised if we don't feel "heard". As best as you can, express yourself fully, knowing that others may have different opinion and that's ok. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 27-29 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo, or 0-3 degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Aries or Libra? If so, you will be more affected by this alignment. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo, Gemini or Virgo (the Sun rules Leo; Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo)

Wednesday at 6:44pm EDT, the Moon moves into chatty, versatile Gemini, where it will be until Friday evening. For the next two days, we like to learn, connect and interact as much as possible. "Busy" feels good: connecting online, on the phone, or sharing face-to-face, preferably multi-tasking all the way... The one thing we can do without is boredom: If our mind is not engaged in some way, we might as well curl up and play dead :-) 

Thursday (June 22nd): Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini all day (see Wednesday evening for details). 

Thursday afternoon, comes with a mix of energies. One the one hand, we feel enthusiastic and social, and seek connection on a mental level. On the other hand, we might feel tired or overwhelmed by all the hassle and bustle... As best as you can, give yourself time to rest and do something "non-linear" or creative. 

Thursday is also the last day before the New Moon in Cancer becomes exact, this is a great day to let go of what no longer serves us. As best as you can, avoid jumping the gun: Rather than launching into brand-new endeavors or connections, wait until a couple of days have passed after the New Moon. 

Some of us might feel a little anxious or nervous today: As best as you can, get quiet and go within… Listen to the silence between the sounds… trust... and find peace in the connection with your innermost and truest Self.

Friday (June 23rd): Moon remains in chatty, versatile Gemini until 6:07pm EDT (see Wednesday evening for details). 

Friday at 2:45pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that last almost 6.5 hours, until 6:07pm EDT. If you are awake during this intuitive time, use it as an opportunity to connect with others, exchange information, and move personal projects forward. 

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 afternoon/early evening ahead of time ;-)

Friday at 6:07pm EDT, the Moon moves into protective, nurturing Cancer, where it will journey until Sunday evening. With this Moon placement, we are more sensitive to what people say and therefore our feelings are more easily hurt -- so be kind to yourself and others. Self-Care is key for the next two and half days ;-)

Emotional safety is important to us as well; we like connecting to the familiar and we enjoy nurturing ourselves and others -- home and family call to us, for instance. Make sure though, that your glass is filled before letting others drink from it, otherwise you might start to feel drained and resentful. 

On Friday at 10:31pm EDT, the New Moon becomes exact in almost 3 degree of Cancer; this is the beginning of a new Moon cycle. That this New Moon happens only a few days after the Summer Solstice on June 20th/21st makes it an extra-powerful one for initiating new beginnings that honor our deepest needs and truest selves. Feel free to watch my New Moon video on the subject 

Now, this particular New Moon is also special, because the Moon is at its closest point to the Earth, making this a so-called "SuperMoon".

SuperMoons intensify electromagnetic and gravitational effects (causing higher tides, among other things), and likewise affect our perception of reality. Cancer is the first water sign of the zodiac, as such, it relates to the development of the “emotional body” -- so this Moon cycle will amplify feelings, instincts and needs. 

Our feeling nature has been denied and suppressed for millennia, but we have begun to embrace it more fully -- feelings are an essential source of information about our true needs -- they are a dashboard that tells us what is healthy for us. When we don’t heed the information, we become dependent on others for validation and direction, or get lost in addictions and distractions.

With this New Moon occurring in protective, introverted Cancer, we'll seek to surround ourselves with quality and safety; we can expect anything connected to home, family, real-estate or childhood issues to be heightened in our awareness for the next four weeks.

Ask yourself: What does emotional maturity mean to me? How would I know if I had it? 

Mercury and Mars align with the New Moon in Cancer. This underscores the message of greater connection to our feelings, needs, and sense of inner safety (i.e. to our foundations). We need to develop a better mental understanding of those needs and feelings and take actions that are in alignment with them.

Feelings also give us information about our level of connection to ourselves and others; they show us how aligned (or misaligned) we are with ourselves and our world. Feeling our feelings, honoring them and being with them in a gentle, nurturing way strengthens our relationship with ourselves and ultimately with the outside world.

What have I learned about my relationship to the emotional body? Where could I go even deeper? Where could I be more present, listen more intently? What's my relationship to my feminine, receptive energies? Is there room for more integration? What baby steps could I take to make this happen?

Neptune in Pisces is still stationing -- though now retrograde -- and thus exalted in this New Moon chart, in which it trines Mars in Cancer. 

This combo invites us to trust the energy currents and flow with them, rather than struggle against them. We are invited to release past memories, behaviors or conditioning that no longer serve us -- this in turn provides the opportunity to go from a lower to a higher vibrational place. 

This is an "inside job" -- we must tap into our divine nature from the inside out. For the next four weeks, ask yourself: 

How might intuition stir action and inform my sense of direction? What actions could I take, that would support my deepest desires for a healthy foundation in my life?

How well do I care for my body, mind and Soul? What percentage of my day or week goes towards nurturing myself and my Soul? What might be possible if I spent 5% more time on self-care? What if I spent just 5 minutes connecting to my intuitive knowingness every day?

And of course, if we are to hear the quiet, subtle voice of intuition, we must slow down and cultivate inner peace... It's worth it: that inner compass will never steer us wrong once we know how to read it. 

What is a single, really simple baby-step that I could take towards being a better reader of my inner compass?

Chiron in Pisces is also stationing, in preparation for the retrograde phase that begins on July 1st; it is thus also exalted as it makes a Square to the New Moon. 

This invites us to focus on our personal and collective healing process, as we become more open to feeling our feelings, and begin accepting them for what they are: messengers that help us understand our own motivations better: How could my feelings show me what I am most motivated by?

Stuff may get stirred up in the next four weeks in regards to past wounding, emotional and spiritual insecurities, or childhood traumas. If this is so for you, be kind and compassionate with your shamed inner wounded child, take ownership of those inner childhood wounds. In other words, be a healthy parent to those parts of yourself, and forgive yourself for your triggers and reactivity. 

Ask yourself: If "Love" was the most powerful remedy, how could I give that medicine to myself when I encounter my own wounding/triggers or insecurities? What could an extra dose of compassion and forgiveness toward my flaws and sensitivities do for me?

Feel free to also watch the mp4-video presentation of our last Forecasting Forum. We talked about the Neptune & Chiron station in relationship to our own Birth charts. If you want to know how these planetary movements are impacting you personally, click here and add the Monthly Forecasting Forum to your cart ;-)

Pluto in Capricorn opposes Mars in Cancer -- and they both square Jupiter in Libra, forming a T-square that gives us the message that we must dig deeper into our feeling body and allow "old" fears and suppressed feelings to come to the surface. If we are able to do this, we have the chance to deal with them consciously and embrace them fully -- especially feelings of anger and frustration.

This "content" might show up in interactions with others; if so, do your best to see this as a gift to you -- if nothing else, this may finally have you looking at something that you haven't dealt with for a long time, perhaps ever.

Ask yourself: What is draining my life-force because I'm afraid to embrace it or face it? What drains me in defending against it?

This also challenges us to assert ourselves and communicate our needs and desires from a place of open-hearted vulnerability and honesty. The better we can do this, the better our chance of creating win-win situations -- this is only possible when we honor others without neglecting our own selves.

True empowerment comes from being emotionally authentic and passionate about who we are and what we do. How else could we achieve this without being willing to feel all our feelings while keeping our hearts wide open -- in particular the "uncomfortable" feelings! It can be so easy to project these onto others through blaming, accusing, etc... But this just hands our power over to others -- and imagine the impact of that over the long-term! 

As best as you can, also be aware of impulsive actions/reactions -- those will not make the feelings go away, but simply fuel the fire -- instead, take the time to process your feelings before taking actions.

On the flip side, much the same can be said of refusing to feel our feelings at all, or trying to intellectualize them away (which is the next best thing to not feeling them). The messages we received at an early age can tell us a lot about how we deal with our feelings now. 

Ask yourself: How am I handling my feelings? My needs? Am I honest about my feelings and needs? How does family play into this? For the next four weeks, observe what feels empowering (uplifting) and disempowering (draining). 

To sum it all up: For the next four weeks, this New Moon will be reminding us that to be fully alive, we must stretch and grow. This can be temporarily scary and uncomfortable, even when the “familiar” we are letting go of is mostly old belief systems that are keeping us small and less alive. 

To counter the scary and uncomfortable parts, do your best to nurture yourself every single day! Be the healthy parent to your inner baby (i.e. your pre-verbal self). The world actually needs people that know how to nurture themselves, people who honor their feeling-body, people with a healthy center who follow their inner compass! Also feel free to watch my New Moon video on the subject 

Do you have your Ascendant (or any personal planets) in 1-5 degrees of Cancer, Aries, Libra or Capricorn? If so, you may feel the effects of this New Moon more strongly. 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).

The New Moon is also the best time to set some powerful intentions for this month's Moon cycle. Intentions are best done soon after the New Moon becomes exact -- and definitely not during a Moon void of course phase. So this month, the best time to set intentions would be any time between 10:31pm EDT on Friday evening (June 23rd) until 2:44pm EDT on Sunday afternoon (June 25th); and then again from 6:06pm EDT until 10:31pm EDT, also on Sunday.

Saturday (June 24th): the Moon remains in protective, nurturing Cancer all day (see Friday evening for more details). 

Saturday morning, a harmonious Venus/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 4:59am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Wednesday morning on; it will be strong until next week Monday night (June 26th). This aspect brings a fruitful and rewarding period in our lives. We experience new depths of intimacy (with an existing or new partner), we learn to appreciate the important people in our lives, and our value system transforms and evolves. 

This is likely an excellent period for finances as well. Work we've done might pay off, and we are able to manage our finances better, with more attention to detail, planning and strategy -- as well as the elimination of anything that no longer serves us. We might renew a commitment, or bring new, deeper and more intimate energy into a relationship under the influence of this aspect. 

Our sexual lives might get a real boost now, as we tend to want to connect on a deeper level. We might find ourselves strongly attracted to someone, almost to the point of obsession. If this aspect connects with any of your personal planets, you might just meet the "love of your life".  

One thing is for sure -- relationships experienced now are bound to be unforgettable. While this transit tends to signal new or strengthened relationships, any relationship that ends during this cycle may leave us feeling liberated. What are you feeling drawn to on a deep instinctual level? What deep desires are surfacing? What values can you no longer compromise on?

Those of us who have their Ascendent (or personal planets) in 15-22 degrees of Taurus, Capricorn or Virgo will be most blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Taurus, Libra or Scorpio (Venus being the ruler of Taurus and Libra, while Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio)

Sunday (June 25th): the Moon remains in protective, nurturing Cancer until 6:06pm EDT (see Friday evening for more details). 

Sunday very early morning, a challenging Mars/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 2:07am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Tuesday on; it will be strong until next week Thursday (June 29th). This aspect is an opportunity to grow by stretching between two poles: 

On the one hand, an emotional impulse draws us to connect to (or protect) what is near and dear to us....

On the other hand, we also feel drawn to partnerships and what we could learn from them -- but we want to find win-win scenarios before we make a move.
 
Here's the question: How might protecting the familiar actually help us expand our relationships?  

We seek excitement and growth; we may not be satisfied with how things are -- we feel an inner restlessness which demands freedom and "space" but doesn't necessarily return the favor.
 
With this position, we never feel that we have enough experiences, knowledge, connections, etc. -- it's difficult knowing when to stop. If you can, pause and reflect: this will help with that feeling that you can't get enough, no matter what you do. If we're going to get tripped up here, it would be because we don't know when to stop (or say no).

That said: we needn't expect to feel tormented -- in fact, this is usually a playful and humorous time -- lots of joking around (including practical jokes) smiles, laughter. The key to this aspect is to connect our desire for more emotional safety or a stronger foundation, to our quest for truthful yet harmonious partnerships, and a balanced way of life...
 
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 10-17 degrees of  Cancer, Libra, Aries or Capricorn ? If so, you will feel this aspect quite strongly. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Aries or Sagittarius  (Mars is the ruler of Aries, Jupiter of Sagittarius).

Sunday at 2:44pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that last almost 6.5 hours, until 6:06pm EDT. Use this intuitive time to make adjustments and (as best as you can) find creative solutions to seemingly insoluble situations. Make space both for going after personal projects that you feel passionate about and for taking care of emotional or family issues. 
 
 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 afternoon/early evening ahead of time ;-)

Sunday at 6:06pm EDT, the Moon moves into fun and attention-loving Leo, where it will journey until Tuesday evening. We may lack objectivity and struggle with backing down or compromising. We all love to be admired -- or at the very least acknowledged -- for our greatness :-) 

So hand out some compliments -- let people know how proud you are of them, tell them how much you love them. Come from the heart in this and all other things... be honest and authentic, as best you can. Fun, games and romance are a big part of this energy as well. You might also enjoy spending time with little ones. 

If there are no "outer children" around, how about getting in touch with your "inner child" -- it's definitely easier for the next two days. What are you most grateful for today? What would be heaps and heaps of fun? What would be so much fun, you let out a tiny squeak, just thinking of it? 

A head's up for next Monday (June 26th): the Moon remains in fun and attention-loving Leo all day (see Sunday evening for details). Very early morning, a harmonious Mars/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 2:18am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Wednesday on; it will be strong until next week Friday. More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

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Lack of Clarity -- Astrology Forecast for Mon., June 12th - Sun., June 18th, 2017

Please note that all times given below are Eastern Daylight Savings Time -- to change the listed times to your own timezone, I recommend clicking here for the time and date converter

Last week was a practice in being adaptable and going with the flow. My energy level fluctuated quite a bit -- especially earlier in the week -- no doubt connected to the Neptune/Sun square... on Friday I could feel a shift, after Jupiter started to go direct -- I felt way more optimistic and excited about life :-)

Before we get to this week's forecast, I have one quick announcement: 
If you missed our FORECASTING FORUM last week, feel free to watch the mp4-video presentation of this wonderful event. Please note that we talked about the three planetary station phases (Jupiter, Neptune & Chiron) -- in relationship to our own Birth charts. 

If you want to know how these planetary movements are impacting you personally, click here and add the Monthly Forecasting Forum to your cart ;-)Other than booking a reading with me, this is the highest level of support you can get -- and it's only $24 for the 90-minute webinar. 

This week's headline items: Neptune comes to a halt on Friday morning -- starting its 5-month retrograde phase -- and on Saturday, we have the last Quarter Moon in Pisces becoming exact and Jupiter ending its station.

There will also be three Moon VoC phases this week: Monday afternoon (for 5 hours), Thursday very early morning (for a little over 4.5 hours), and Saturday morning (for almost 6.5 hours).

Monday (June 12th): the Moon remains in practical, accomplishment-oriented Capricorn until 7:45pm EDT. We tend to be more realistic, serious, cautious; this can support practical endeavors and financial matters. 

Our ambition surges and brings with it a need for structure and planning; when you add in the pragmatism this aspect supports, you can see how this could be a very productive time for business and long-term goals. Our reputation becomes very important to us. 

As best as you can during this aspect, avoid "should-ing" on yourself. Take the pressure off, perhaps by saying "I am doing the best I can and that's all I can ever do" ;-)

Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn; it's transiting through Sagittarius right now, making this a great time to explore limiting beliefs and bust through conditioned thought structures -- and those stories we tell ourselves about "what was", rather than what actually "is". It's also a great time to take a more serious look at the "meaning of life". 

As best as you can, be authentic about your beliefs: Do they actually match your direct experience of life -- as it is for you now, rather than 5 or 10 years ago? What is true as of now? What is not?  

Monday at 2:45pm EDT, we enter a 5-hour Moon void of course (VoC). that lastsuntil 7:45pm EDT. You may be aware of two seemingly conflicting desires: On the one hand, a need for serious, diligent accomplishment -- and on the other, a desire for enthusiastic connections with like-minded people. As best as you can, take some breaks, and simply notice what arises in consciousness.

Use this intuitive time to make adjustments (and find creative solutions) when it comes to resolving these desires. 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 Monday afternoon and evening ahead of time ;-)

Monday at 7:45pm EDT,the Moon moves into freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquarius, where it will journey until Thursday morning. With this Moon placement, we often feel emotionally detached; when we do connect to our feelings, it's typically from a cerebral, intellectual place. We need a cause or project that resonates -- preferably one where we can connect with like-minded people.

For the next couple of days, we'll tend to be more eccentric or experimental; future-related issues like politics or education call to us now, as do unusual or even esoteric subjects like Astrology, UFOs... indeed anything from outer space. Our scientific approach to things leans on originality and ingenuity; we definitely love being unconventional. 

The increased value we place on personal and emotional independence could make us come off as indifferent or cold in one-on-one interactions. That said, we can still be friendly and kind, provided we aren't pushed into doing something conventional or unethical. 

Tuesday (June 13th): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquariusall day (see Monday evening for details). 

Tuesday late morning, a harmonious Mercury/Jupiter aspect becomes exact at 11:45am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Monday morning on; it will be strong until Wednesday evening. During this aspect, we are more optimistic and realistic -- which is good, since we see the bigger picture, communicate more positively and readily inspire others. 

We are tolerant of other perspectives and ideas, naturally avoid narrow-minded thinking, and feel at ease reconnecting with people from all walks of life. We might be drawn to exploring foreign languages, cultures, and countries. We might be drawn to exploring foreign languages, cultures, and countries. What learning would expand your horizons?

Those of us who have any of our personal planets (or Ascendent) in 10-16 degrees of Gemini, Libra or Aquarius? If so, you will feel most blessed by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Jupiter of Sagittarius). 

Tuesday late evening, a challenging Mercury/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 11:29pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Monday on; it will be strong until Thursday. This aspect asks us to stretch ourselves and grow. 

We may experience a lack of clarity and objectivity. We might make embarrassing errors, neglect important details, or carry some delusions now. Our lack of clarity may make it difficult for others to understand us. 

We are more imaginative now, and easily swayed by the opinions of others. We can be highly creative and inspired under this influence, but also overly sensitive, touchy, or impractical. 

It can be hard to follow routines. Concentrating on monotonous tasks and work (or study that involves attention to detail or rote learning) may also be challenging at this time. As best as you can, be compassionate with yourself and others during these 5 days.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 11-17 degrees  of Gemini , Pisces, Sagittarius and Virgo? If so, you are more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo or Pisces (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Neptune rules Pisces).

Wednesday (June 14th): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquariusall day (see Monday evening for details). 

On Wednesday, towards the evening, we feel a flow and support towards socializing and connecting with others. Great ideas and concepts can be shared right now.(Moon in Aquarius trines Sun in Gemini-- post at 4:30pm EDT) 

Wednesday evening also brings an opportunity to build a solid foundation under a vision we’ve been sensing — so if you possibly can, take some actions on that.(Moon in Aquarius sextiles Saturn in Sagittarius-- post at 5:30pm EDT)

Thursday (June 15th): the Moon remains in freedom-loving, forward-thinking Aquariusuntil 6:17am EDT (see Monday evening for details). 

Thursday very early morning, at 1:40am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that last for a little over 4.5 hours, until 6:17am EDT. Use this intuitive time as an opportunity to connect to like-minded people and inspire them. 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.... ahead of time ;-)

Thursday at 6:17am EDT, the Moon moves into creative, sensitive Pisces, where it will journey until Saturday afternoon. This Moon placement often finds us more sensitive, intuitive, idealistic and imaginative than normal. We also have a greater capacity for compassion, sympathy and affection for all -- but especially for those who suffer or can be regarded as the underdog. 

But... that very idealism could also be our downfall at this time: We tend to see the best in everyone and everything, and when reality doesn't match our idyllic vision, we might feel upset and even victimized by those harsh realities. A way out of this is to channel our idealism into spiritual or creative endeavors. 

It's also a great time for releasing fears -- especially the ones based on a sense of separation -- and experiencing "oneness". Feelings tend to flow more freely; as best as you can, let them -- in fact, "going with the flow" is the best way to go for the next couple of days.This Moon placement also starts the build-up towards the last Quarter Moon (exact on Saturday morning).

Thursday morning, a Sun/Saturn opposition becomes exact at 6:18am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from last Sunday on; it will be strong until this Sunday. We are called to balance our day-to-day mental processes and "conditioning" with a focus towards the larger meaning of things. 

As best as you can, give yourself permission to connect to your mental processes with curiosity and playfulness, and approach your communications with others in the same fashion -- while at the same time, taking responsibility for your expectations and views about life.

We may experience a lack of energy or confidence this week. We need to "buckle down"; this could be projected out into the world as limitations that arise from people or circumstances. Communication blocks and a general feeling of slowdown are also possible.

Paradoxically though, we can also take this time to sort out our life, sift out belief structures that are out of date, and thereby become more truthful to ourselves. Go slow and steady with this, as pushing too hard will backfire; ask yourself: Would you rather be "right" or happy? This is also true when dealing with the beliefs of others -- pushing will most likely backfire...

Think back to Dec. 10th, 2016,when the Sun was conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius. What seeds were planted back then? Where have you been expanding your horizons? As you develop more awareness of what you have (and haven't) accomplished since then, ask these follow-up questions: Do you like what you see? Is there more room for integration? How can you bring 5% more awareness to your goals, your accomplishments or lack thereof?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-28 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo? 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 Leo or Capricorn (the Sun rules Leo; Saturn rules Capricorn)

Friday (June 16th): the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces all day (see Thursday morning for details).

Friday very early morning, a somewhat challenging Mercury/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 1:35am EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Thursday on; it will be strong until Friday night. This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, awkward, and need to make a choice -- so we need to develop inner awareness.

Our compulsive side may lead us down a path that evades rational understanding. Our judgments -- of circumstances, ourselves, others -- can be so extreme during this aspect that we can’t seem to make intelligent and consistent progress in our life for the three days it is in effect. 

As best as you can, strive to be more trusting and less strict with yourself for these three days. Surrender to whatever you are experiencing right now: It is temporary ;-)
 
Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 17-20 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 Gemini, Virgo or Scorpio (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio)

Friday at 7:09am EDT, Neptune comes to a halt in 14 degrees of Pisces, beginning a 5-month retrograde phase. Until this ends on Nov. 22nd, we are invited to access Neptunian energy from within: Our intuition will be very strong during this time. 

We can see how connected we are to our Higher Self/The Universe/Source. What's more, we have an opportunity to dissolve any barriers between us and our Soul's guidance. Are we sensing our Soul's desire for love and oneness to the fullest? Are we connecting to our intuition? Is anything keeping us from experiencing the flow of life? 

Some of us will feel the effects more than others. This is particularly true if you have personal planets in 11-15 degrees of Pisces, Virgo, Gemini or Sagittarius -- and if you have Pisces as your Sun- or Rising-Sign. For you in particular, this is a great time to reevaluate your connection to Source -- and perhaps to allow yourself to connect more fully to the flow of life. 

Saturday (June 17th): the Moon remains in creative, sensitive Pisces until 1:55pm EDT (see Thursday morning for details).

Saturday at 7:33am EDT, the last Quarter Moon in 26 degrees of Pisces becomes exact. The Moon in sensitive, dreamy, compassionate Pisces makes a challenging aspect to the Sun in versatile, chatty Gemini. This may bring up some challenges. However, it also energizes us to look at what needs to be completed -- and what needs to be changed. 

This Moon phase brings us closer to June 23rd's New Moon in Cancer. With the last Quarter Moon, rather than starting major new projects, it serves us to take a look at what needs to be completed. What -- if anything -- needs last-minute adjustments? What did you discover since May 25th? What did it mean for you? What actions could shift the things you seeded or started in late May?

As best as you can, find creative solutions for anything that comes up (whether internally, or with others).

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 24-28 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius or Virgo? If so, you are more affected by this month's last Quarter Moon. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Leo or Cancer, since the Sun rules Leo and the Moon rules Cancer.

Also at 7:33am EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for almost 6.5 hours, until 1:55pm EDT. We are pulled in two quite different directions: 

On the one hand, we experience a desire for inner silence, emotional oneness, and the flow of creativity through us. On the other hand, we also feel the urge to connect with others, learning and sharing ourselves with the outside world...

Use this intuitive time to make adjustments and find creative solutions when it comes to these energies. 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 Saturday morning and early afternoon ahead of time ;-)

Saturday at 1:55pm EDT, the Moon moves into pioneering, fast-paced Aries, where it will journey until Monday early evening. Life is an adventure, we're more open to new ideas, and have great enthusiasm for new projects. Patience is certainly not our strong suit at this time, but we can decide quickly, and act immediately. 

Our independence and dynamism are important to us right now, so we may find it hard to be disciplined or accept advice at this time; in general, our responses to others tend to be more assertive or even aggressive. If you find your foot tapping, try hitting the gym, or finding other ways to burn off the body's excess energy.

Last but not least, also on Saturday, Jupiter resumes its normal pace through the sky, ending its station. What has come up in the last two or three weeks around relationships? Justice (and injustice)? Balance (and imbalance)? What beliefs about partnerships no longer serve you?What might be possible if you simply moved forward?

Sunday (June 18th): the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries all day (see Saturday afternoon for details). 

Sunday afternoon, an opportune Sun/Uranus aspect becomes exact at 2:47pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Thursday night on; it will be strong until next week Tuesday. We have the opportunity to become aware of an original or unique approach to life. Pleasant changes may be in store -- certainly unexpected ones — so maintain your flexibility ;-)

Where is your uniqueness? What if you expressed it proudly and authentically? As best as you can, watch out for messages from the Universe! Bear in mind that an “opportunity" is not something that is automatically given to us: We have to "realize" it. 

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 25-29 degrees of Gemini , Aries, Aquarius or Leo? 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 Leo or Aquarius (the Sun rules Leo; Uranus rules Aquarius)

Also on Sunday afternoon, a Mercury/Saturn opposition becomes exact at 3:07pm EDT. We started feeling this aspect build from Saturday morning on; it will be strong until next week Monday evening. This aspect might bring some misunderstandings or feelings of restriction. We may have a pessimistic attitude towards our lives and find ourselves in conflict with others on intellectual levels. In other words, we might experience communication problems. 

It can appear that others are not especially sympathetic to our point of view. However, it is important that we examine how we are communicating with others and take responsibility for how our choice of words lands for others. As best as you can, find your inner balance so you can speak from a grounded, truthful place -- while remaining committed to what others expect of you. 

We are also called to examine our thinking patterns for rigid or negative attitudes that have been holding us back. We are ridding ourselves of projects that no longer serve their purpose, learning to cut out the fluff so we can focus on the important. It's better right now to reassess and perfect our ideas, rather than present them -- that will come later. We are digging for truths now, and in the process, we might uncover some doubts.

Fact is, we are most likely harder on ourselves regarding our communication at this time. We also tend to worry about what others think of us. Getting objective feedback from others is key! We also may have a harder time wholeheartedly accepting compliments, while craving them. As best as you can, acknowledge others (and yourself) for being a good communicator, whether via writing or saying it out loud ;-) 

Think back to Nov. 25th 2016,when Mercury was conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius. What thoughts got planted back then? Where have you been learning or expanding your horizons? As you develop more awareness of what you have (and haven't) learned since then, ask these follow-up questions: Do you like what you see? Is there more room for integration? What if, just for today, you brought 5% more maturity to your communications? What about your "inner dialogue”?

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 21-27 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo? 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 Leo or Capricorn (the Sun rules Leo; Saturn rules Capricorn)

A head's up for next Monday (June 19th): the Moon remains in pioneering, fast-paced Aries until 5:53pm EDT (see Saturday afternoon for details). In the morning, a somewhat challenging Venus/Jupiter aspectbecomes exact at 7:49am EDT. At 3:42pm EDT, we enter a Moon void of course (VoC). that lasts for a little over 2 hours, until 5:53pm EDTAt that time, the Moon moves into steady, peaceful Taurus, where it will be until Wednesday evening. In the evening, a challenging Sun/Chiron aspectbecomes exact at 6:26pm EDT. Also on Monday, Chiron starts to slow down (station) at almost 29 degrees of Pisces. More about all the details in next week’s forecast ;-) 

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