Monday, June 8. While the Moon is in Pisces (today and tomorrow), the ley lines of mutable energy get tweaked a bit. Remember that Mercury is stationary in Gemini (mutable air) and that the Moon will oppose Saturn in Sagittarius (mutable fire) and conjoin Neptune in Pisces (mutable water). Perhaps we reach the end of capacity for dealing with Mercury retrograde. It isn’t that everything is dreadful, but it takes energy and focus to stay on top of changes. Water signs, like Pisces, are often looking for release and restoration. Our bodies are mostly water. Water responds fluidly to each new bit of information. Our bodies are dealing with a lot and we may need to recover from over stimulation today. Quiet activity may be a hard choice to make since the Sun in Gemini is sextile Jupiter in Leo (fixed fire). Tap into your intuition as you find yourself saying yes. A great opportunity could result. It is easier to believe we can have it all.
June 9—Last Quarter Moon: Evaluating. There is a big difference in how fixed and mutable signs go about life. This lunar cycle has been about the shift from a fixed approach (Taurus) into a mutable (Gemini) one. Each of us will react differently to this movement. However, this is the way it always goes. Every fixed sign is always followed by a mutable one. The wheel of the year follows this form. We instinctually follow it too. In this sense, astrology isn’t telling us anything we don’t already know. I tend to think astrology’s real gift is the lens it offers for seeing these patterns with new eyes and a bit more patience. How have you done with this cycle? There has been plenty of opportunity to rethink and redo this month. What did you learn through that? After all the adjusting, changing, and adapting, what remains solid and certain to you? Take note of the core values, hopes, and dreams that survive. Perhaps these are closer to what is eternal for you.
Saturday, June 13. Slow down and savor the moment. The Moon in Taurus (fixed earth) returns us to the embodied awareness of what we need and what we love. The Moon makes a favorable connection with Neptune in Pisces (mutable water), which just turned retrograde yesterday and so is stronger than usual. This signature is vast and opens us to the mystery communicating with us through everything. The Moon’s trine to Pluto in Capricorn (cardinal earth) creates a strong connection with the transformative powers of death and rebirth. The square from the Moon to Jupiter in Leo (fixed fire) challenges us to know our own importance and impact on the world.
Sunday, June 14. The conjunction between Mars and the Sun perfects today at 23 degrees of Gemini. With the Moon’s re-entry into Gemini at the end of this lunar cycle, we feel both wistful about endings and eager for new beginnings. The Mars/Sun cycle is the beginning of a two-year process of aligning our wills with life force energy. The transmission comes from Gemini. In the Tarot, the card that corresponds to Gemini is the Lovers. Through the Lovers we see Gemini’s yearning for completion by union with the other. This yearning keeps us moving in the Gemini way, from flower to flower to flower. We continue to learn, connect, and pollinate the world. The Moon’s opposition to Saturn this morning sets a tone for serious commitment, not always apparent in Gemini. Not long after, Saturn retrogrades back into soulful Scorpio where it remains until mid-September when it returns to Sagittarius for two more years. Leave no stone unturned to reclaim your power. The Moon’s conjunction with Mercury in Gemini tonight encourages social interactions.