The SUN in Gemini through June 21 highlights our ability to network and wear many while assimilating the massive amounts of information presented. This is more about the communication/information aspect rather than the wisdom/teacher. We all have the sign of the twins influencing us somewhere on our natal chart. This is the area activated over the coming weeks and where we need to strive for clear communication. The planetary ruler of Gemini is Mercury and it too is in mercurial Gemini. Caution is advised when speaking with others to insure that you are not sending mixed messages or portraying something in an exaggerated way that may cause unnecessary upset. Put a little thought into the impact of words and actions. It will go a long way to smoothing potential problems caused from texting, tweeting or pressing send !!
The first couple of weeks of June, there are supportive aspects between three planets traveling through water signs. This promotes nurturing and raises sensitivity. For individuals with a lot of water, this can have an even greater impact. The first part of this month, the trine aspect of these water planets helps us in the ongoing process of transformation by heightening intuition. Often this can help us relax a bit more into the rhythms of life so that we are in the right place at the right time to access the necessary elements to achieve plans. For some, insights may lead to taking action when words are not enough.
VENUSin Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and lights up what and on whom we shower love, as well as those things in life that we value. Cancer rules over food and nurturing. This positive cosmic flow is readily available to all of us when we are centered in the present so that we might utilize these gentle incoming waves of enlightenment for emotional rebalancing. This is also helpful for intuitive downloads, insights popping onto your screen of awareness. If you find yourself too much in the past or back to the future, you may be overwhelmed with emotion or miss some grand opportunities presented now!
JUPITER in Scorpio (retrograde) offers opportunities that come under the realm of 8th house Pluto sorts of matters - sex, death, hidden things. The Benevolent giant makes it presence known Oct 2017 - Nov 2018. Exactly where these doors open is indicated by positive aspects to our natal chart. Scorpio's work entails uncovering toxic sludge, much of which has probably been accumulating over an extended period of time and/or been suppressed. Whatever efforts have been made to control compulsions, obsessions and secrets are now revealed in ways one would never have suspected. Transformation is made possible once exposing what lies beneath and shining a light into the darkness were the bones are buried. Opportunities to make a fresh start are forthcoming once the shadow is embraced, the pruning has been initiated and the effort made with heart-centered sincerity.
NEPTUNE in Pisces offers a cloak to escape, whether it be through fantasy, music, poetry, or a passion for being on the water. There are a myriad of avenues to find pleasurable ways to escape from every day drudgery and now is the time to tap into them.
However, beware the pitfalls that are hidden under the veil of illusion of pharmaceutical, drugs, alcohol, overworking, or just the desire to escape. Mind altering substances only serve to mask symptoms and take us further into the abyss. Make an effort to incorporate practices of self-care such as frequent massages, having energy work done like reiki, practicing meditation or mindfulness and being with supportive others that you feel you can trust. These may all be helpful for keeping us on track.
URANUS in Taurus helps us to become more aware of limitations in our lives and what we need to completely change or let go of in order to end what we've outgrown. How do we know what that is? Look at where you are frustrated and feeling like jumping out of your skin. Where do you want to escape because you've had enough?
It's ingress into Taurus mid-May left us all poised on the verge of a new world order with regard to finances, which come under the rulership of Taurus. The strong-arm alliances between Saturn in Capricorn (gov't, institutions) and Pluto (transformation, annihilation) in Capricorn until 2026 indicates a total upheaval in the way in which the global financial markets have operated. International trade, debt, and tariffs will be highlighted as sudden shifts occur in the economy due to hidden shenanigans behind the scene (Scorpio). Banks, businesses, and, yes, even the stock markets, are headed towards some serious changes. It wouldn't be a bad idea to keep some personal resources close at hand to mitigate any major personal upheavals. Financial institutions will be managing their affairs in a much different way over the coming years with Uranus in Taurus. It has recently been noted that we might be headed into the future to a cashless society full of universal credits and restrictions.
Uranus rules over weather. Taurus covers the realms of Earth. These two combined energies bring more unsettling shifts and changes in our weather and meteorological affairs. We will most likely see more sudden storms caused by tectonic plate movements and increase in seismic activity and other sorts of upsets that come out of left field and have the capacity to uproot lives. By all appearances, this might be scary. However, the aftermath has great value in that it shows us what we can live without and the things that are truly of everlasting value.
New Moon 22˚44 Gemini
June 13 ~ 3:43pm EDT
Sabian symbol by Dane Rudhyar
"Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree"
"The growth of spiritually creative processes in an at least relatively integrated mind."
(The process of developing the 3-fold personality reflecting the Divine Trinity)
On a deeper, spiritual level, this points to our innate ability to look around and try to process what we witness as natural human urges that drive all humanity, in order that we may temper and integrate our own. In otherwords, we are not yet ready to fly, but nuruturing ourselves in order to prepare for flight.
This New Moon in Gemini lights up conversations and imagination. This is the standard springboard for beginning any new project having to do with publishing, communications, neighbors, or siblings. This is a powerful time to take off in a new direction in order to plant seeds for future endeavors. Make a list of what you'd like to manifest. Use areas ruled by Gemini listed above as an initial guideline of topics. Let go of how you think things should shake down. We never know what the Universe has in mind for our highest and best interest. Also, keep in mind that New Moons are dark without reflection from the Sun. This is a good time to set intentions and to trust your own intuition ~ follow your gut. Avoid input from outside sources right now. Everyone has their own opinions based on their own experiences with the subject.
As the Moon orbits the Earth, it passes through all 12 signs of the zodiac making up a lunar month. The Void of Course Moon is the period of time right after the Moon has made its last aspect in one sign until the Moon enters the next sign in sequential order. These periods can last for seconds, minutes or even a day or two. During the periods when there is a Void of Course Moon, we can feel scattered, disconnected and without direction. It is generally best to avoid important decisions, signing documents or beginning new projects and better to stick to routine.
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July 2018 Void of Course Moon Calendar Eastern Standard Time
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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and meant as a learning tool for Astrological themes. They are not to be taken as a substitute for any medical treatments. The intention is to share with the reader, knowledge of the stars for contemplation as well as encouraging a thought provoking dialogue.