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June opens with a Jupiter ruled Full Moon in Sagittarius on June 2. The Sun is in Mercury ruled Gemini through to June 21. Mercury is joined with the Sun and Mars in it’s own sign, Gemini, and is in its retrograde (apparent backwards) phase until June 11.
Mercury is known as the winged messenger god and represents the mental activity of the human mind and the transfer of ideas and thought. All the everyday communication between people is the business of Mercury and this includes trading goods, connections by travelling, writing and speech as well as general ideas and information exchange.
This ‘quicksilver’ planet will travel through the early degrees of Gemini, where it is particularly strong, three times during May and June due to this current retrograde. We can expect all the issues governed by Mercury to be highlighted right into the month end and some of these things may have to be corrected, redeveloped or revisited during this phase.
With the influence of Jupiter during the Full Moon there will be an expansion of ideas, projects or positive activity and in particular our beliefs or understanding may increase to become more inclusive as we feel more intensely about these things. The Moon at Full intensifies our moods and Jupiter can be prone to exaggeration too, so emotions may become heightened as ideologies abound and feelings may have to settle down a bit before there is a real or solid basis for building on.
By June 6, when the planet of social values, Venus, connects positively with Saturn, the planet that brings a serious ‘reality check’ with it, we can probably be fairly confidant that any newfound enthusiasm still running with mileage to go, is not simply based on ‘hot air’ or pure optimism.
The New Moon mid month gives us both the Sun and Moon joined with Mars in Gemini. We can expect more focus on all those Mercurial affairs. More information is being made available, with an emphasis on there being two sides to a story, or rival attitudes, and maybe even using facts or data as a form of weapon or tool to achieve some end. A war of words!
The Solar year progresses to its culmination at Solstice on June 21 when it moves into the sign of Cancer at its most northerly declination. This event sets the astrological trend for the next few months and we find that the most significant alignment now is with Jupiter and Uranus the following day. This bodes well if you want more expansive change that brings a new independence or unexpected departure in approach or attitude. It’s a positive trine aspect in Fire signs Leo and Aries and this is an upbeat, inspirational dynamic. Freedom and improvement are keywords here. Dreamers of the future vision may come to the front to be heard or more likely the dream for the future will be felt collectively and the required enthusiasm and inspiration is made available for it to manifest on an individual level. This same aspect occurred in early March this year and that optimism and sense of positivity can be re lived with a chance of very real personal change for the better. It’s an opportunity and it needs to be exploited in the best possible way.
Full Moon is at 12° Sagittarius on June 2 at 5:20pm. New Moon is at 26° Gemini on June 16 at 3:06pm.
Aries: You’re looking for adventure and feel you've had enough of the daily rounds in life. You want freedom to explore new ground or invite new experiences into your life. During this Full Moon the bigger picture and broader issues occupy your mind. Use the time to make plans and dream up some alternatives. Opportunities will come your way so be prepared to open your mind to new ideas and lifestyles. Don't just limit yourself to what's possible or practical. You'll likely find your attention and energy go into taking care of all the details later this month.
Taurus: This Full Moon might be a trying period. You may feel unusually anxious and worried about all manner of things. You're likely to focus on the negative side of a cycle at the expense of the positive just because things aren't going exactly as you planned. This slow growth moment may not be as productive as you hoped but a pause gives you time to consider what is truly worth keeping and what you can dispense with. It’s a great opportunity to smooth out what doesn’t flow well in your life in preparation for a more profitable phase after the next New Moon.
Gemini: Make this Full Moon an opportunity to focus on any relationship issues. Personal and professional partnerships need your attention now. Interesting and stimulating people may come into your life and you’ll want to find time for intimate encounters or shared experiences. You are aware of how much you have to give but guard against taking others for granted; they won't appreciate it if you do. You have the most freedom when you can get things into a healthy balance. If you invest in yourself now then you can put your best foot forward with confidence later in the month.
Cancer: This Full Moon phase you'll want to focus your attention on the practical demands of life. Some responsibilities and obligations, once accepted, will benefit you in due course. Feeling you must do more than you really need to can create some stress but any self-improvement effort pays rewards. This is the time to kick old habits and break up unproductive routines. Once you've completed the tasks, you'll be able to stand back and take pride in your accomplishments. You can take time out to review and reintegrate yourself fully later in the month.
Leo: During this Full Moon phase your creative powers are at a peak. You want to have fun and taking chances might pay off. Don't take yourself too seriously and you will reap the rewards. Whatever you do make sure you give plenty of room to express your originality. Get yourself noticed. You may be surprised at what you come up with by just playing around with ideas or projects. Your romantic feelings are more intense now and children may take an important role in your life. You'll reap rewards and enjoy the support of friends during the New Moon phase.
Virgo: Home and family matters take over your life during this Full Moon. Concentrate your energy into whatever gives you a sense of security and wellbeing. You've given all you can to worldly affairs for a while and now you may feel like staying home and replenishing yourself. Sticking with familiar surroundings and intimate company gives you the freedom to nurture what’s really important. This is a good time to complete unfinished projects and don’t try to get started on anything new just yet. Expect a new phase of fulfillment to emerge in your career or public life after the New Moon.
Libra: You may find yourself called on by neighbours or asked to get involved with community ventures during this Full Moon phase. A lot of energy may be used up in trivial or lighthearted conversation and going deep isn’t for you right now. Feeling restless could be a problem if you don’t find activities that stimulate your mind. Catch up with friends or to do some creative writing. News and information is flowing your way. Seek out alternatives to what you already know. There are more opportunities to expand your horizons during the next few weeks.
Scorpio: This Full Moon phase finds you concerned with your material and financial security. Sudden purchases or fear of spending might be a problem now depending on how you feel about the state of your resources. This is a good time to consider if you are making the best of your natural skills and abilities. You might be underestimating yourself or not yet utilising all the tools in your bag for your greater benefit. Actual money isn’t the only source of wealth and you may find you have abundance in another form. Later in the month you may also benefit from others who have made the best of their own resources.
Sagittarius: During this month’s Full Moon phase your need for self-expression and communicating your personal vitality are priority. Getting a glimpse of your unique personality in action gives you a better sense of who you are. You'll want to put your own style or individuality on everything you do. You are especially sensitive to what, or who, is around you and your mood doesn't make for sharing. Relationships are a two-way flow but now you want the ball firmly back in your court. You can take time to have more equal one to one encounters after the New Moon.
Capricorn: Your inclination is to shun any attention and keep pretty much to yourself during the Full Moon period. You can be very productive throughout this phase by just quietly working away behind-the-scenes. Taking time out to relax, daydream or meditate regenerates the spirit and brings you closer to your creativity. Reconnecting with your inner world is important for your sense of equilibrium. Valuable insights and breakthroughs are possible. Enjoy the quiet ‘alone time’ whilst you can, as the demands of your outer world will encroach again soon enough. Once refreshed, you will have time and energy to focus on the practical details of life once more.
Aquarius: The Full Moon highlights your position within your community. You can see that what you have to offer is appreciated by those concerned and this is a time of reaping the rewards of your past contributions. You've wanted more creativity and time to enjoy life so this is a good time to crank up your social life and meet people; the benefits will soon follow. The phrase ‘what you put in is what you get out’ is the key. This feel good phase will give you the required energy to use your creative skills and have some serious fun later in the month.
Pisces: Vocational concerns and your reputation are likely to dominate during this Full Moon. If you’re not already striking out to fulfill your ambitions then now is the time to make plans for your future. Getting yourself some recognition for what you do well takes on extra significance. Self-acknowledgment only takes you so far and now you need some approval from those you respect. If you want to launch your career or go a step further then start to build on what you have accomplished. It may seem like constant hard work but the New Moon phase will bring a much-needed chance to relax and enjoy your home life.