Turn! Turn! Turn!
The astrological energies of June are reminding me of the wise words of Ecclesiastes as they were set so sweetly to song, "Turn! Turn! Turn!" by The Byrds. We have one planet (Mercury) coming out of retrograde while another planet (Saturn) is going into retrograde. "There is a season (turn, turn, turn) ... a time to heal, a time to laugh, a time to weep, ... a time to build up and a time to breakdown, a time to dance, a time to mourn..."
June 3rd ~ Mercury goes Direct
June 20th ~ Mercury moves out of its shadow
Mercury begins its direct motion on June 3rd after being in retrograde since May 10th. If communications have been off and/or there have been disruptions in your usual flow during the last 3 weeks, things will more than likely become more straightforward and clearer as Mercury picks up speed in direct motion in the coming days and weeks. Mercury retrograde is never the ideal time for pushing forward in life. I hope you’ve been able to take advantage of this past 3 week time period by slowing down, finishing up old projects, and reflecting on what’s been most alive in your life in the previous weeks.
Keep in mind that when Mercury goes direct, its motion across the sky will progress with SLOWER movement forward in the first several days. Therefore, your mental energy, which Mercury influences, may still feel sluggish from June 3rd through the 12th. Another aspect to be aware of is that Mercury will still be “in its shadow” until June 20th, which is when it finally reaches the same location in the sky among the fixed stars that it occupied before going retrograde. This further emphasizes the need to continue to be gentle with your mental energy and your capacity to make large pushes in your life during the time leading up to June 20th.
June 3rd - 13th ~ Mercury Trines Pluto
As Mercury is now moving forward again, it comes into a positive trine aspect with Pluto. This opens up space for deeper conversations with others as well as provoking deeper thoughts and feelings within yourself. The trine aspect allows for ease of flow when it comes to processing the deeper thoughts that are coming through you. It’s a good time for self-exploration and processing things and situations that have been lingering under the surface, needing attention.
To further explore this … take a journey back into recent times when Pluto and Mercury came into this same trine aspect with each other: April 27th - 29th, just before Mercury went retrograde, and then again on May 24th- 26th. Think back to both these time periods (look at your calendar, journal, or photos) and see if you can remember what was happening in your outer life and what was emerging in your psyche. Reflect on this and see if you can notice themes that were present in those previous periods that still require more processing. June 3rd - 13th will give you a third opportunity to open and possibly fully process these particular aspects of your life. This is a powerful time for processing through, speaking, and sharing the deeper material emerging within your psyche that wants to be known, metabolized, and integrated.
June 4th ~ Saturn goes Retrograde
Until Oct 24th
Beginning at the same period as the trine with Pluto (above), and just as Mercury gets out of retrograde, Saturn will be going retrograde and will continue tracing its path backward in the sky for the next 4+ months. During this time your energy for structure and organization might feel a little heavier and slowed down in its expression. The summer season is an interesting time indeed for having a Saturn retrograde. It may be that some projects that need attention have to be allowed the space to be moved more slowly on or set down for now. It might be important to just let some things BE for a period. It’s possible that you feel less energy for planning summer activities and vacations than you’re used to, and that’s okay!
The structures you have been creating in your life could feel like they are beginning to take longer to evolve than you’ve anticipated as you move further into June and the summer months. Home projects, life planning, job shifts, and or ways to bring in more income may all slow down. Saturn is the energy force that gets you working hard at building supportive structures in your life. Saturn's influence normally slows the energy down and allows time to focus, ground, and manifest what is important. In retrograde, however, this might feel impeded or slowed down.
If starting in early June, you’re feeling this retrograde Saturn influence working on you then I recommend giving yourself the grace of how long it might take you to accomplish things. You may find there’s wisdom in enjoying some summer ease and picking up the pace Mid-Autumn when Saturn goes direct.
June 10th - 13th ~ Venus Conjunct Uranus
Venus and Uranus will be joining their energies on the 10th through the 13th, emphasizing creative ways to bring more beauty, fun, and social connections into your life. You may get spontaneous invites from friends or randomly bring a new piece of art home that represents your unique and creative side. This energy can also reinvigorate a relationship where one or all parties express needing more excitement if there’s a feeling of boredom with the usual habits you all have gotten into. Have some fun over these days by allowing some spontaneous, novel delights to renew you.
June 12th - 17th ~ Mars Conjunct Chiron
On June 12th, midway through Venus’s dance with Uranus (above), Mars joins up with the wounded healer, Chiron, for 5 days. This can open up and activate you towards wanting to heal something that might have been with you for a long time. Having Mars activate Chiron creates an opening to allow old patterns in need of healing to evolve and transform. Parts of yourself that you have wanted to heal, grow, transform, and renew are being offered a push to take a healing leap. Now is an opportune time to take action within yourself on this and shift out of old patterns. It can be a potent time to pursue healing: go on retreat, get out in Nature, journal, schedule a session with a trusted practitioner in the healing arts, and find the way that's right for you to allow something to heal. Be an ally to your soul’s growth.
June 14th ~ Full Moon in Sagittarius
4:52 AM PDT
June 14th’s Full Moon can be quite energetic. It’s in the fiery sign of Sagittarius and in opposition to the mentally active Gemini Sun. Full Moons can bring out more emotions, and under this Full moon, I recommend adding more movement to your day, both physically and mentally, to help release emotional layers coming up.
Speak your truth
Write your feelings
Let the energy flow and open you up
Let your arrows fly: Feelings - words - passions
It’s the Full Moon & Spring is about to move into Summer
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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.