General predictions for June 2018

Affirmations of the month for 4 Elements:

For Aries, Leo and Sagittarius: I express my frustrations promptly to avoid painful conflicts!

For Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn: I shine without an apology!

For Gemini, Libra and Aquarius: When I feel restless, I focus on making small changes!

For Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces: I let go of the past pain by taking care of my own needs!

This June is a critical month as it comes just before energetic storms associated with the upcoming Mars Retrograde, Mercury Retrograde and a total of three Eclipses! Since we won’t get a break until the end of August, let’s use the next four weeks productively and then hunker down for the summer or (winter) if you’re from down under.

The Full Moon that took place on May 29th was full of enthusiasm and fun! I think the first 10 days or so in June should provide us with wonderful opportunities to wrap up projects, finish organizing if you’ve just moved, graduate from school or get your mental state right. A light and communicative trine between Mercury and Mars will help.

On June 2nd Venus makes a soft contact with Jupiter and Neptune. Usually, we consider this a perfect time for dreamy romantic encounters, but because Jupiter is retrograding, I think we will do much better when we focus on creative and/or spiritual matters. Take time to relax and play on Sunday when the Gemini Sun trines the Aquarian Moon- meaning all is well.

The First full week of June starts in a positive way for productive communications, travel and commerce. Be precise with what you say though because Neptune is involved. When the planet of Illusion squares with Mercury, the Chief Communicator, there could be misunderstandings or delusional thinking. Be practical and don’t gloss over details. This week, make decisions based on facts and not dreams! Since Venus and Pluto darken our intimate thoughts, I’d add romantic and financial matters to the list.

The New Moon in Gemini shines gently on the week of June 11th through the 17th. Monday and Tuesday are energetic and productive, but with an eye on keeping the peace. Mercury moves into Tropical Cancer offering the gift of perception just as Venus moves into glamorous, social Tropical Leo.

The New Super Moon is accompanied by an exciting, but not disruptive meeting between Mercury and Uranus blessing early degreed Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. Make connections! If you’re single, the air is buzzing with an unusual and exotic romantic energy. Just don’t expect stability in matters of the heart or finances.

On a more serious note, early Cancers and Capricorns may feel overburdened by having to deal with family issues at the expense of their own needs. A bummer of a square between Mercury and Saturn can be downright depressive or bring on isolation. Don’t buy into it: think creativity, enthusiasm, and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. 

Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius: it’s best to avoid conflicts on Saturday because you’ll enjoy Sunday so much more, especially of you are a male since by then, the fun filled Leo Moon will get along with a light hearted Gemini Sun. Love is blooming all around us!

The week of June 18th-24th can bring on a few challenges. Neptune joins his planetary friends and stations retrograde as the week begins. Let’s all take a deep breath, take off our rose colored glasses and see life as it is. This is also an excellent time to review your financial obligations and pay off debt. Neptune is a slow moving planet and will stay in this motion until November 25th.

Now, we can look for help communicating our needs to Mercury as it makes two positive contacts with Jupiter and Neptune. Speak your mind, but gently and use some humor to lighten it up. The Water and Earth Signs are in sync with this pattern, while the Air and Fire signs need to avoid irritability while communicating or traveling. The First Quarter Moon highlights Virgo and Virgo matters: health, routines, diet and personal hygiene. Watch out for that summer cold!

Here comes the auspicious Summer Solstice Day. This one is interesting. The Sun moves into Tropical Cancer, signaling a switch of seasons. The Libra Moon doesn’t play well with Mercury and Pluto. That means, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Aries have some internal work to do until autumn. Let go of old wounds through therapy, look at your DNA or ancestry or simply resolve to look to yourself for peace and contentment. If you are in a relationship, a competitive opposition between Venus and Mars may bring on conflict. The affected signs include Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus. Friday, the 22nd is an exciting day as the Sun sextiles Uranus. Here is your opportunity to shine, but without making others feel uncomfortable. A mature and understanding sextile between the Moon and Saturn really helps.

Early Cancers and Taurus shine, while Scorpio and Capricorn take a deep breath of relief.

If you thought we were done with Mercury and Pluto, you were wrong. Saturday June 23rd is a tricky day. When these two square off, get ready for manipulations, bullying, nasty talk and other rather unpleasant communications. This transit will affect the mid to later degrees of Cancer, Capricorn, Libra and Aries. If today’s your birthday, you may need to get some advice or support. On the positive side, you can dig deep and find out if others have been using subversive tactics against you. If that’s the case, it’s best to deal with this information now before the eclipses. Sunday is a lovely day for Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces. An adventurous Sagittarius Moon begs for adventure and fun!

The last week of June is a busy one in terms of making adjustments to a new cosmic pattern; a few astrologers have even called it “the summer of the 2018 astro-fecal storm.” 

The week starts with a waist-expanding square between Venus and Jupiter. Self indulgence and extravagant spending are just two of the many meanings of this particular square. By all means, have a glorious time, but make sure you can afford it. Be reasonable with sugar and shopping. Don’t just sit around: get plenty of fresh air and exercise. On the positive side, money and love matters are blessed.

Here comes the much dreaded Mars retrograde. Mars will move Direct on August 27th-28th. The Warrior planet may be the cause of much controversy and conflict, but only if you don’t pay attention. The energy is amplified by a seriously grown up Full Moon involving a Saturn opposition telling us to get back to work and complete projects. 

I actually believe, unless you are an unabashed Martian type and relish aggression and anger, this Mars station can be used for our own good by actively seeking inner peace and avoiding all unnecessary conflicts. We may even learn how to control our temper. 

Remember: assertion needn’t be aggression just as true Leadership doesn’t involve bullying and rolling over other people’s feelings. If you are planning to conceive or are in your first trimester, take all precaution to avoid a miscarriage.

Mercury leaves intuitive Cancer and enters detail-hating, extraverted, drama-loving Leo. This shift needs care because Mercury will be retrograding soon, meaning this energy will last until the end of August. Watch what you say in the public arena and be extremely cautious with all your written communications and projects. 

June ends with a nerve jiggling, anxious meeting between Mercury and Uranus that calls for postponement of important meetings or communications until the following week. Early degrees of Leo, Taurus, Scorpio and Aquarius are affected. Stay tunes for JULY…

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