Monthly Forecast for June 2013
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June gets off to an energetic start with an easy aspect between the sun and independent Uranus on the 1st. We’re inclined to try something new, and bring the changes we’ve been contemplating to the next level.
Venus moves into Cancer on the 2nd, spending a few weeks in the celestial kitchen. With the Goddess of Love in this sign, we're inclined towards a more traditional approach to romance and socialization. It's great for picnics and family gatherings, and June is of course the month of weddings.
With easy aspects among Mercury, Saturn, and Neptune on the 3rd, we can access our intuition and communicate ideas to others.
Inspiration gets a big push on June 7th, when Neptune stations to retrograde (appear to go backward in the sky). Neptune stations can fill us with enthusiasm and insight, but we can also be taken in by delusions. A trine between Neptune and Venus can make for some very nice energy for relationships, which should see nice support from not only Neptune but also Saturn. This is one area of life where we might be a little more grounded, and able to turn dreams into reality. Other areas of life can show some conflict, however, as Mercury opposes Pluto and Mars squares Neptune: We’re ready to say and do what we believe is right, but it’s anybody’s guess who has the facts straight. We’re coming into the new moon on the 8th, so we may be best off using this time to go inward and get in touch with our feelings than moving outwards.
Relationship stays in the spotlight through the 11th and 12th, as Venus opposes Pluto and squares Uranus. While the energy of the previous week could help us to gloss over issues in relationship, these aspects will tend to bring any simmering conflicts to the surface. On the other hand, many of us will find that we’re opening up to new patterns in partnership and finding deeper connection through emotional honesty. The key to handling this cosmic cocktail is to make sure that you aren’t too concerned with security or too focused on outcomes. Allow the experience to unfold in its own way.
The sun enters Cancer on June 21st at 10:03 a.m. EDT, beginning the summer and marking the longest days in the Northern Hemisphere. The full moon on the 23rd will be in the sign of Capricorn, so we will have not only long days but also bright nights. This is a very active, energetic time of the month and year.
Two days later, on the 25th, Jupiter leaves Gemini and enters Cancer. Jupiter in Cancer is supportive, helpful, nurturing – a benevolent leader, a rich uncle who is willing to help. This time around, though, Jupiter will be getting into the Uranus-Pluto fray, and will be making that aspect hotter than ever. Security issues – personal, financial, and (inter)national – are likely to be on the top of our agenda through the summer months and beyond.
Mercury stations to go direct on the 26th. The usual set of Mercury retrograde rules apply - check them out here if you aren't familiar with this cosmic wire-crosser.
On the 27th, Venus takes off her apron and puts on her sundress for a few weeks in Leo. Socializing is more fun and romance a bit more dramatic with Venus in the sun’s sign, but with an approaching square to Saturn on July 1st, we might be feeling a bit on the serious side.
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