Summer and the Stars
As we reach Summer Solstice, the warmth spreads across the land, blossoms are wide open, and our spirits are ready to welcome the season. Mercury will soon be out of its shadow, allowing the story of life to move forward.
Sun Trine Saturn
Sun square Neptune
June 15th - 18th
The Sun is making simultaneous aspects: a trine with Saturn and a square with Neptune. This is an interesting set of planetary dynamics with the Sun as Saturn and Neptune couldn’t be more opposite in their expression. Saturn is about living a sustainable earthly life, based on matters of physical reality. It’s about creating boundaries and structure: the job we work, the money we make, the house we live in, the family we take care of, and the food we eat. Neptune connects us to the matters of our soul and wants to dissolve the boundaries that Saturn sets up so we can connect to the One and our place in the universe. With Neptune’s influence, we sense the unseen, feel the energies around us and possibly even merge with those energies … ranging from other people’s emotions and intentions, the feelings of animals, and even the energies of natural landscapes, songs, paintings, neighborhoods can be intuited and more deeply felt under Neptune’s influence.
When the Sun makes a difficult square to Neptune it can open you up to feeling more sensitive and easily tuning into the energies of others. The challenge becomes having a hard time with what’s yours and others (the boundaries) and or not taking on what you’re sensing from others as your own. Fortunately, the opportune trine to Saturn that the Sun is also making at the same time can help balance things. If you find yourself feeling over-sensitive to others and or the environment around you Saturn can add a level of groundedness and stability that helps keep the boundaries clear between you and others.
The best way to handle this transit on the dates listed above is to notice your personal space, physical and energetic, and make sure you’re not being pulled around by others or their energy. Saturn’s influence can help you become more conscious of this and help re-direct yourself to your own time-space reality and allow you to get back on track with your own path, to-do’s,, and practical matters of the week.
Mercury is out of its post-retrograde shadow
Mercury stopped retrograding and went direct on June 3rd and has been in its “shadow” for the past 2 weeks. On June 19th, Mercury will have reached the point it was amongst the fixed stars in the sky before retrograding on May 10th and will be out of its shadow.
While Mercury was retrograding, it traced its orbital path all the way to where it was on April 30th. Therefore, this stretch of time from April 30th until June 19th was a time for reflection and re-working your inner process; this period likely saw you not feeling much ease making progress in things requiring your mental planning and action. Therefore, you may have been revisiting the same things you’ve been working on since April 30th. Now that Mercury is out of this shadow period, the direct energy lets you move on and start to feel like you can put your mind towards forwarding momentum and getting things done.
Sun enters Cancer
Venus trines Pluto
Welcome to the first day of Summer! The Summer Solstice is marked by the Sun entering Cancer as it reaches its highest point in the Northern Hemisphere, making it the longest day of light for the year. Also on this day, Venus is making a positive trine aspect to Pluto, which can add a level of desire to connect with others and enjoy social engagements. Open your heart and let the energies of the first day of Summer fill your cup!
New Moon in Cancer
Sun square Jupiter (until the 30th)
Venus sextile Jupiter (until the 30th)
The month ends with New moon energy and big Jupiter energy at the same time. The New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon come together in the same sign and degree, creating a monthly reset point and energy of a new beginning. This New Moon in Cancer connects you more to your emotional and sensitive aspects of yourself. Cancer can also awaken your intuition and has you navigating your decisions through your feeling body. Therefore, allow this New Moon energy to get you in touch with how you “feel” about the things you’re doing in your life and the decisions you’re making. Notice if you are doing things that logically make sense, but your gut feelings tell you something different. This is your intuition letting you know that what seems right, might not be the right thing for you. Take some time under the New Moon and explore this inside yourself.
Also, occurring on this day, and active for a couple of days we have both the Sun and Venus making aspects with Jupiter. This can create optimistic feelings throughout your day and increase the positive feelings towards other people in your life, which can certainly help support any sensitive emotions coming up around the New Moon. Alternatively, sometimes rather than adding a positive spin, Jupiter’s expansive energy can make the difficult things feel magnified, seeming even bigger than they are. Be on the lookout for that possibility. If that occurs it’s a powerful opportunity to identify and take steps to work on and clear those difficulties that appear magnified. Otherwise, if you have been having a hard time tapping into abundance lately, this is a good time to shift that energy. Jupiter opens up the possibilities and helps you witness and move your intentions towards growing more and greater positive outcomes with the efforts you’re making in your life.
With astrology, the most helpful advice is always individual and personalized based on your personal astrology birth chart and life situations. Contact me to learn more about scheduling an astrology reading to help you navigate your life in these transformative times.
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Laura Allmacher RN, LAc, has been practicing in the field of medicine for 20 years, dedicating most of this time to the healing arts and natural medicine. Along with a current acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, Laura also provides professional astrology readings as a form of a guide to help bring timing, meaning and perspective to deeper life patterns and situations so one can make the most out of their incarnation.