Tuesday, June 21. Hefty earth energy helps to calm us. The Moon in Capricorn forms a solid trine to benefic Jupiter in Virgo. Listen to the historians and pragmatists. They have useful information.
Wednesday, June 22. Mercury in Gemini stirs it up today. Mercury, as communicator and trickster, is strong here in the sign it rules. Mercury is also the multiplier. If one insight is good, why not provide a bunch of them? While we’re at it, let’s get really bored if we stick with something for too long and let’s play with those silly human assumptions about what is really going on. Mercury is square to Jupiter in Virgo and the nodes of the Moon, creating a larger possibility that the unexpected will happen. The evolutionary pathway could be muddied by too many distractions. Remember that feeling of connection and empathy. Remember we are more than the sum of our parts.
Thursday, June 23. We may bristle at the experience of someone trying to control our thoughts and expression. The quincunx between Mercury in Gemini and Pluto in Capricorn does nothing to enhance harmony. Today may be the day to declare your liberation from those who may be trying to control you. The Moon in Aquarius only fuels the desire to be free. Rather than pick fights for the sake of fighting, we have the energy to look at the source of conflict and shift the pattern. Mercury in Gemini’s secret weapon is curiosity. Use it well.
June 24—Disseminating Moon: Sharing. Perhaps you notice it, the mutable grand cross pattern is breaking up. That doesn’t mean we are finished with the mutable tasks of sensing and adapting, but the feeling of crisis may be abating. Our nervous systems are relaxing a bit. This shift in energy gives us the opportunity to assess what we have learned during this lunar cycle, which began on June 4. Our actions, words and even thoughts carry a bigger impact than we think. I notice that I am more aware of webs of connection. Perhaps I am learning how to put myself in another’s place. Is it possible to apply this sense of empathy to those who are very different from me? When I take that risk, what happens to the web?
Saturday, June 25. A friend with a Moon in Pisces recently told me that she had bad boundaries because she assumed that everyone she met was good. How sad that we often think that is a detrimental quality rather than something to aspire to. I told her that. What if we all went through life assuming that the other people we met were basically good? The Moon in Pisces today starts off with a trine to the Sun and Venus in Cancer. Empathy can help us see the root causes of bad behavior. Empathy doesn’t mean we cave to bullies. It just means we see where they are coming from. The Moon makes a square to Saturn and comes into conjunction with Neptune next. Another way we torture ourselves is to doubt our own basic goodness. Follow the Saturn lead and commit to living from that truth.
Sunday, June 26. The Moon in Pisces is wrapping up so many of the mutable lessons of this lunar cycle. We are picking up subtle vibrations, recalling that we are connected to each other. Vulnerabilities surface when we feel exposed or when we sense another’s pain. Yet, there is joy here too. It is as if we are welcoming back long lost pieces of ourselves. The message received from Jupiter in Virgo today (opposing the Moon and trine to Pluto in Capricorn) is trust your instincts. Balance compassion with self-love. Be a pragmatic mystic. These insights come in handy since Mercury in Gemini makes a quincunx to Mars in Scorpio. Once again, a Yod aspect pattern forms with Mars as the focus. This pattern was also present when the Orlando shootings occurred. When nervous systems are stretched, people can snap. Be gentle with yourself and be aware that others may be on shaky ground. Acknowledging anger can lead to positive change. Venus in Cancer forms another quincunx aspect with Saturn in Sagittarius. This type of aspect can feel stressful without really knowing why. Take family concerns seriously.