Monday, June 22. Here’s the good and bad news about the Virgo (mutable earth) Moon today. Helpful: It can really help us think small but strategically about the big changes that Jupiter in Leo (fixed fire) trine Uranus in Aries (cardinal fire) are sparking in us. On the other hand, stronger passion for change could trigger the anxiety of perfectionism or over-committing—Virgo’s challenge. Notice your anxiety levels. Re-center mind and body, then try again. This Moon is stressed by Mercury in Gemini (mutable air) and Neptune in Pisces (mutable water). The tendency may be to get lost in the fog or forget we want to focus the helpful energy of today. Prioritize.
Tuesday, June 23. Here is a good experiment for today. Question the media messages. Ask yourself, whose point of view am I hearing? How are the messages framed as universal truths even when they serve a particular point of view? And then, when do you want to just tune out of all the messaging? How can you take care of yourself while staying awake? Mercury in Gemini (mutable air) makes the third square to Neptune (mutable water) today. This is the signature transit of the last Mercury retrograde cycle. It is easy to fall under the spell of the message. But we’ve been practicing re-wiring our brains, so we might have better skills at seeing the illusions. Stand up for communications that speak to the heart but don’t lull us to sleep again. The quincunx between Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Scorpio (fixed water) challenges us even further to get to the bottom of words and thoughts. The stakes feel high and we have to work at our own assumptions and manipulations too.
June 24—First Quarter Moon: Manifesting. Perhaps you’ve begun to notice your own “homing instinct” since the New Moon of June 16. Although the Moon was in Gemini, it was almost in Cancer at that time and we’ve been rapidly moving toward the instinct of reclaiming our home base. This lunar cycle is an opportunity to reconnect with home. The symbol of Home evokes a lot in us if we slow down enough to reflect on what home means and what it gives us. Themes of self-nurturance, care for beloveds, a nest of support, a place to feel completely who we are—all belong to the Cancer archetype. At this phase of the Moon, we are applying our wills to manifesting home in some way. With the Moon in Libra, the work could be about creating a more beautiful home space. Perhaps it is about the need for harmony in your home. What is the vibe in your home? Empathy for self and others is enhanced by Chiron’s station retrograde in Pisces (mutable water). This empathy extends to those without a supportive home. Home is a place to belong. With Chiron, we might be feeling particularly vulnerable around this issue.
Friday, June 26. The Scorpio (fixed water) Moon can be good for catharsis. If you’ve been holding it together this week, let it out today. This doesn’t have to be destructive release. With Mars in Cancer (cardinal water) being supportive to the Moon today, chances are that the release will be healing. Think flow, think restoration. These are qualities that water can give us right now.
Saturday, June 27. Today, like yesterday, offers more time for us to get into the flow of things. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all will be light-hearted. The Moon in Scorpio (fixed water) gives us permission to let those waters flow from a deep place. The trine between the Moon and Neptune in Pisces (mutable water) could trigger a release of grief as well as ecstatic connection. The sextile between the Moon and Pluto encourages healing for those things we have thoroughly acknowledged and processed.