Monday, June 6. Venus has been migrating from the morning sky. Sometime mid-April Venus disappeared into the Sun’s glare. Today, Venus and the Sun come into exact conjunction, meeting in the heart of Gemini. By the end of July, we see Venus again as the Evening Star. This meeting, called the superior conjunction, since Venus is on the far side of the Sun from Earth’s perspective, is an important moment in the Venus/Sun synodic cycle. The life force of the Sun mingles with Venusian principles of sociability, pleasure, and beauty. This is a seed moment. How do you wish these principles to marry in your life? Pluto in Capricorn gets involved too. Both the Sun and Venus are in a quincunx relationship to the mythical lord of the underworld. This aspect complicates things and deepens the possibilities considerably. Perhaps this looks like sexy curiosity, soulful chance encounters, telling the truth to power. However it shows up for you today, embrace the power of authenticity as if that is the seed moment for you.
Tuesday, June 7. The Moon in Cancer sends tremors through the energy fields of the day. People need the respite of hearth and home after a lot of recent social and intellectual activity. Surprising emotional responses may suddenly erupt, causing a readjustment of focus. The day starts off rocky (CDT) when the Moon opposes Pluto in Capricorn and squares Uranus in Aries, but stabilizes through a sextile to Mercury and a trine to Mars. The key is to recognize the need for stability and listening to what you and others need emotionally.
June 8—Crescent Moon: Beginning. Lunar intentions this month are influenced by planets in every mutable sign. This means that one or more planets reside in each elemental variation on the mutable point of view. To recap, the mutable point of view is interested in acquiring and synthesizing information. Mutable signs are concerned with change and adaptation to change. I like to think of the mutable signs as having their antennas up, receiving messages from many sources. The unique signature from this lunar cycle is a mutable grand cross that opens access to every element’s style of reception and adaptation. We are cooking on all cylinders.
Thursday, June 9. Mutable signs are the most fluid of signs. During this mutable lunar cycle we are experiencing life more fluidly. This is a great shift if we are used to keeping a tight lid on things. Today, those tight lids could blow when fixed signs oppose each other. Mercury in Taurus opposes Mars in Scorpio. Remember that Mars is moving retrograde, right? This means the annoyance stirred up by this transit could have a deeper impact than we expect. Perhaps words will be exchanged today that hurt. We might find ourselves in conflict over point of view or communication issues. Holding on stubbornly may just make it worse. The Moon in Leo (also a fixed sign) is pretty sure it knows the truth too. Respect the power of feelings and ideas and invoke fluidity.
Friday, June 10. If I were going to characterize yesterday’s transits as weather, I might say an unsettled front blew in, moved a bunch of hot air, and created disturbances in the upper atmosphere. But that was yesterday. Today’s weather settles again into predictable patterns. That is, if we play by Virgo’s rules. This means, spend time creating some order in your life. From physical health to physical space, we need to tend to fraying edges. Resist shaming yourself over imperfection and find the joy in tending your life.
Saturday, June 11. The Moon in Virgo contacts Neptune in Pisces, Saturn in Sagittarius, and Jupiter in Virgo in brisk order this morning (CDT). The day could be revelatory simply because it is so ordinary. Virgo relishes the mundane, pragmatic parts of life. These parts hold surprising impact on our wellbeing. Service, good work, devotion—these qualities are the bedrock of this mutable earth sign. These qualities want to shine today but are undergoing refinement from the other mutable influences. From Neptune in Pisces we learn to soften emotional shielding. From Saturn in Sagittarius we learn the benefits of seeing the big picture when the details are overwhelming. As the Moon conjoins Jupiter, everything gets bigger. Here, we learn to love what works. What is working for you? Valuable lessons will not come easily.