Monday, June 3. Water is the theme today, and for the next two months, really. Water signs are known for having greater ability to understand and express emotion. How do you define emotion? Consider this definition: “Joseph LeDoux, a neuroscientist at New York University’s Center for Neural Science, describes emotion in terms of “survival circuits” that exist in all living things. An organism, as simple as an amoeba or as complex as a person, reacts to an environmental stimulus in a way that makes it more likely to survive and reproduce. The stimulus flip switches on survival circuits which prompt behaviors that enhance survival. Neurons firing in a particular pattern might trigger the brain to order the release of adrenaline, which makes the heart beat faster, priming an animal to fight or flee from danger. That physical state, LeDoux says, is an emotion.” [http://nautil.us/issue/1/what-makes-you-so-special/artificial-emotions] A Grand Water Trine involving Mercury in Cancer, Saturn in Scorpio, and Neptune in Pisces has all of us diving into the realm of emotion. Whether we think of our feelings as “survival circuits” or not, honor the wisdom of feeling and flow.
June 4—Balsamic Moon: Surrendering. The Moon returns to Taurus. Notice the difference between the last two days of a firey Aries Moon and the next three days of a Taurus moon. Part of the process of surrendering the experiences of a lunar cycle is to honor what it has meant. We get to keep these lessons as we acknowledge that this season is now passing.
Wednesday, June 5. A one-and-a-half-day void-of-course (VOC) period begins today at 8:25 am. The last aspect the Moon makes while in Taurus is a harmonious trine to Pluto. Then we get to hang out without any major transits at all until the Moon enters Gemini at 10:32 pm on June 6. This is a longer than usual VOC period and seems apt for doing the releasing work of this Taurus lunar cycle. Usually when the Moon is VOC, we either don’t feel like beginning new things, or if we do, we don’t have the energy we need to follow through. How does this feel to you? If you are stressing about getting things done, remember the anchoring cord to all the gifts from Taurus. You are enough and the timing is just right.
Thursday, June 6. Everything I said yesterday still applies. However, you may be itching to move out of stagnation even more today. The Gemini Moon is calling, and really becomes active tomorrow. Patience and a willingness to let go will serve to help you embrace the inrush of Air that is coming.
Friday, June 7. Even though the New Moon in Gemini technically begins tomorrow morning, it feels like it begins today. The stage is being set for our coming intentions for the next lunar cycle. Neptune, a key part of the Grand Water Trine of this week is especially powerful today because it is stationing retrograde. The next lunar cycle is colored with oceanic feelings, a desire to expand beyond all boundaries, and a tendency to lose ourselves in the process. Being lost is not the problem; that is part of any transformative journey. Giving up on our journeys, by numbing our feelings through any kind of addictive behavior is the Neptune problem. Mars and the Moon in Gemini form a square to Neptune, challenging us to not give in to impatience or having to understand the process in a logical, rational way. It is time to trust intuition, even when it is terrifying.
I'd punch in early.
If my job were to walk
on soft petals and bump
the stamen of its fine gold
flour, if my job were to fly
in midday on my own wings
and leave a trail of sundust,
if this were my job,
I'd take no money, I'd give my time.
If this were my job I'd come home
to the honeycomb singing.