The week begins with a Quarter Moon in the sign of Aries. This urges us to grapple with any tendency to act rashly without considering the emotional consequences. On the same day however, and Tuesday, Mercury continues to sparkle in a brilliant alliance with Uranus. Even if the inner planets are urging us to be more mindful of the emotional side of life this particular combination is great for sudden flashes of inspiration, or looking at things in a fresh light.
The week also begins with Venus continuing its wonderfully nuanced angle to Neptune. Just like last week this offers the most spiritual possibilities when it comes to loving and connecting to others. From the middle of the week however, it’s the Sun’s turn to forge this healing angle to Neptune, but in order to access this to its full the trick is going to be in tune into our true feelings and therefore following our hunches, rather than trying to push them away.
By Wednesday, Mars ends its backward journey which began in mid-April, for though it does stay for now in the sign of Scorpio. It moving forward to this Zodiac sign gives us all the appreciation passions that drive us forwards in life and the need to get beyond superficial appearances.
Mercury, however, does relocate on Thursday, arriving in the sign of Cancer and joining up with Venus and the Sun. Mercury in Cancer is not its most auspicious transit. But what we can take from this through to the middle of July, when he enters Leo , is the ability to counter our more emotional, and sometimes subconscious attitudes, with a more logical contrast.
However, perhaps the most powerful planetary aspect of this whole week occurs right through the whole seven days, and sees Venus in opposition with Pluto . This is one of those aspects which can create a lot of sexual energy, and neat attraction or see intense discussions regarding finances. In either situation. The key is understand motivations, and also those of anyone we encounter. For someone could lay on the charm with a trowel, but they may well have a hidden agenda. So if you are asked on a date, or meet someone for the first time even if there is an incredible attraction between you, you may wish to slow things down a little bit before you get fully involved.
The week begins with the summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, and the winter Solstice in the South. The 20th Monday also sees the second of the two Blue Moon’s in the sign of Sagittarius , and although Venus has moved into one of its most entrancing locations, late last week, with Mercury in Gemini in opposition to Saturn on Monday and Tuesday, along with this Blue Moon activating the polarities of the 3rd and 9th Houses, it could be ideas which prove to be the battle zone, as this week begins.
The trick for us all is going to be to avoid taking entrenched positions. The more fluid we can be about receiving and this communicating information, the better it will be. With the UK European referendum being held on 23rd June, these influences could not really be more apt, but perhaps the transit of the Sun on Tuesday into the sign of Cancer , where it will broadly connect with Venus for the rest of the week suggests that those proponents behind the stay vote, may gain some traction on the back of encouraging greater security. The leave votes of course, argue, just as passionately for their opinion, and it’s interesting because Saturn in Sagittarius could in some ways the argued to be a transit, which will create a lot of controversy about immigration, although of course this is not the only issue in the debate.
Mars also forges a quincunx with Uranus all week. Now, with Mars being the ruler of Aries and Uranus being located in the sign at the present time, Uranus too can be linked to the referendum insofar as do people take a leap into the dark, or if they think more about long-term resources and personal security of the financial markets, this is definitely represented the location of Mars in Scorpio.
By the end of the week, there is a quite magical link between Venus and Neptune. Now, if you believe in true love, this is the aspect which underlines this potential bar none. If you meet someone new and you really chime that could be a sense of a really spiritual connection between you. Then again you may meet someone he sweeps you off your feet, but may turn out to have size tens that are actually made from clay. So, avoid putting anyone on a pedestal and stay resolutely grounded, but the combination of these two planets and in the Zodiac signs they occupy can see some scintillating possibilities.
Sunday also sees Mercury forge its own tremendous link with Uranus, and if you’re happy in the realm of ideas this one can certainly generate some new exciting strands.
The week begins with two important changes. Firstly Mercury returns to one of its two home zones of Gemini, after ending a sixty seven day passage through the sign of Taurus . This change can be truly enlivening, joining as it does, at least for much of the week, the combination of the Sun and Venus, in Gemini too.
There can be a real sense of sparkle, and some unexpected but very pleasant social invitations and encounters. This is going to come about because of the Sun and Venus, angling back towards the unpredictable energies of Uranus , but in a way which can be really good for us. This is definitely a case of a change being as good as a rest.
However Monday also sees Neptune, the planet of dreams, artistry and spirituality, slam on the brakes and go into a 5 1/2 month retrograde. It continues its T-square with Jupiter and Saturn and its going to be important to maintain any structures that we remain utterly factual in our approach. Any fantastical ideas do need to be challenged, as to whether they are sustainable. This is because Neptune can dissolve structures, but the way it will do so can be quite insidious, so look out for any “erosion” that is not so obvious.
Mind, this is also week, when with Mars in Scorpio is in a more obtuse angle to the Sun and Venus and the lighter, and the frothier energy that the Gemini inner planets are generating, can be challenged by the rawer, basic and passionate vibe that Mars generates in this sector.
As the week draws to a close Venus also transits into Cancer, and when people have this placement in their Natal or birth charts, they often can be extraordinarily beautiful. And this is an opportunity for us to all benefit over the following 28 days the magic that Cancer can generate in its combination with Venus. However, it’s all about nurturing, and the ideas that have been electrified of late in Gemini have a platform here to be channelled in a more soothing and caring way.
The week begins with the Sun and Venus still conjunct and squaring with Jupiter . This is an aspect which can makers feel a lot more optimistic about life, but we should also be conscious of not promising too much, so if you do find yourself in a situation where you want to please someone try to rein in any tendency to be overgenerous with time energy or money.
Jupiter itself continues its T square with Neptune and Saturn, which is been ongoing for some time. Balancing dreams with life’s reality has become something of a recurring theme of late, and accessing good and reliable sources of information is absolutely key.
Yet this little doubt in that the Sun’s combination with Venus in Gemini is very social, bubbly and even potentially flirty, and there is likely to be a lot of potential to go out and have fun.
If you’re working towards something of a more serious nature which requires an open mind a progressive attitude and a willingness to change then Jupiter’s ongoing trying to Pluto can still be enormously helpful. This encourages us to embrace anything which is new in a way which can open us up towards achieving our true potential.
Perhaps the most jarring influence of this week concerns the opposition between Mercury and Mars . This goes on for all seven days, and with both located in fixed signs, and with the earnestness of Mars, and the communicational dimension of Mercury this could see some people adopt very stubborn and at times inflexible positions, which could lead to some rather brusque discussions at the best an all-out disagreements at the worst.
Therefore it is going to be very important to continue to be as flexible as possible, and understand others have to perfect right to see things very differently to us even if we might not agree with them. Money too, can be the source of discussion or conflict.
Speaking of flexibility, both the Sun and Venus combine really positively with Uranus as the week draws to a close, and this may see some kind of offer spark to the fore, one which can prove to be really exciting and suggest that an openness to all that is fresh and different can really stimulate and rejuvenate us.
You might say the month of June is the gateway to summertime, as going out prioritises staying in. However, this month it has other connotations. For, last month may have featured the Eurovision song contest, but it seems this month sees a different kind of euro vision contest, with the imminent Euro referendum vote and Euro 2016 kicking off. While, across the pond, U.S electoral candidate selection is nearing completion, as big ‘bucks fizz’-le away on campaigning, so this June is most definitely ‘making your mind up’ time!
However, this may prove tricky as the month gets underway, as far from a clear euro vision, most are experiencing more double vision. For this June it is difficult to make your mind up when you are quite literally in two minds, due to the conflicting influence of dual Sign, Gemini. With the start of June seeing the Sun and Venus both occupying this twin Sign, bringing plenty of hustle and bustle, but this two-way traffic and double talk not really seeming to get anywhere, somewhat muted by challenging Mutable Planets.
Although, on a positive note, it is often said that ‘two heads are better than one’! Well, in the case of Air Sign, Gemini, this does seem to be true, as at a deeper level these symbolic twins reflect the mind’s bipolarity, bringing together both sides of the brain to create rational thought processes. However, the downside of this is that the Sign of Gemini is quick to be swayed by the next convincing argument that comes along, so much so that at times far from just the hand, the entire right twin does not know what the left is doing, making reaching agreement fraught to say the least.
This month other planetary movements further enforce this feeling, as free-spirited Air Sign Gemini favours flight, but is forced to fight this month, grounded by heavyweight restrictions from all sides. As this Sign finds itself more a co-joined twin, constricted by other Mutable Planets from June’s take off. So far from rising to another intellectual plane, this Sign feels more in a black box in early June, due to all Mutable Signs forming an unforgiving square formation.
This you could say climbing to a climatic level as June begins with Piscean Neptune vying against the karmic Virgo Moon’s Node critical degree, inflated further by Virgo Jupiter and Saturn retrograding in Sagittarius. So unresolved foreign issues of fair distribution, legality and morality are once again revisited, no doubt in light of more migrant lives lost capsized at sea. While, this arc of activity could benefit from an arc, as turbulent and erratic weather conditions occur, transportation disasters and uncontained elements. Whether in the form of floods, spillages, poisonings or contaminations, as the Zika virus remains a pressing concern ahead of the Olympics. So it certainly seems a case of quite literally ‘weathering the storm’!
However, as the month advances, there is little reprieve as Piscean Neptune retrogrades from the 14th, further blurring our surroundings. This particularly heightened by everyday Mercury having entered Gemini the previous day. This combination makes distinguishing between the real and imaginary problematic, from perceived threats, thefts and deception to just plain gossip and rumours. While, not unsurprisingly, with the ‘brexit’ vote looming, Gemini, the Sign of neighbouring countries is centre-stage this month, but it is proving hard to gain a handle on how to proceed, especially with the 5th’s Gemini New Moon, not only highlighting adaptability, but also indecision.
Whilst, Mercury’s transition from Taurus to Gemini favours mind over matter now, as practical matters take more of a backseat, breaking up the troubling aspect of Taurus Mercury opposing a retrograde Scorpio Mars. As previous tensions between personal and shared wealth and abuses of power are superseded by more theoretical fears, as well as mulling finer details over. However, before the final vote, it seems emotional ties take priority over other binding agreements. As from the 18th, twin Sign Gemini dips its toes into the water, as Venus advances into watery Cancer, closely followed by the Sun on the 21st. This change you might say brings with it a ‘nip in the air’, with the crab representing the Sign of Cancer. As well as shifting the focus to home, nurturing and family values. Although, it is not much easier to calculate future movements with Cancer in command, as like its counterpart the crab, objectives are reached via a sideways motion and motivations hidden beneath its shell. Whilst, governed by the Moon instils the Sign of Cancer with a changeable nature, moving from one side to another.
Put simply then, this month, this crab could be truly ‘stuck between a rock and a hard place’, especially in terms of voting to exit Europe. For Cancers do not like to be uprooted, but scuttle away from being cornered too. Although, positively, a stagnant Capricorn Pluto and Uranus Aries remaining at a distance means this water Sign does not need to display its pincers this month. Instead, it can rely on the ruling Moon’s instinctual influence, linked to the public consciousness, making general thinking in sync, especially regarding a United Kingdom.
This reinforced by the 5th’s New Moon in Gemini, as it aspects London and Canada, along with advancing daily living in France, but not Russia or Egyptian relations and brings shocks to the U.S. This supported by the 20th’s Sagittarian Full Moon, pinpointing New York and the borough of Manhattan, as partnerships are highlighted, perhaps with surprise election running mates or a possibility of unknown attacks. Whilst the Israel/Palestine relationship looks likely to improve, Cuba, Afghanistan and Japan see fewer benefits. With Australia, Rome and the Vatican activated in varying ways by this Moon’s activity and all month, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Iceland, Somalia and the Seychelles hitting the headlines, along with Zaire, Argentina and Turkey.
So, this year the sixth month is rather like the Earth’s equator, an imaginary halfway point running through it. Well, this June, like the equator, things certainly seem to be heating up. With the first half of the month seeing double figures in the Sign of Gemini, while the second half is not so much the tropic, but topic of Cancer, as we map future progress!
The week begins with the Quarter Moon in Pisces, which occurred at the end of last week, providing a backdrop for the rest of this one. With the Sun also squaring with Neptune , all this week, along with Venus , in fact, there could be plenty of juicy gossip doing the rounds.
This is therefore not the best times to open up too profoundly with anyone you’ve never really trusted or don’t know very well. If you are also told something about someone else it’s probably best to have a rather jaundiced view about why you are being invested with this information, and refuse to get involved in any spitefulness. Of course with Neptune in the mix in this way, all this may be done very subtly.
This week also sees for the first time in five years, a Grand Cross but this time a Mutable one. In essence the T-square which has been ongoing for some while between Neptune and Jupiter and Saturn is being intersected by the Sun and Venus in the sign of Gemini. This is definitely not week to underestimate just how cheap talk can be. Not least because the Sun and Venus are also going to be squaring up with Jupiter. Now these particular aspects can actually have some up sides, and can see us quite joyful or bubbly, but also promise the earth when it’s better to be much more cautious about what we say and commit to.
So, if you do encounter someone this week who seems larger-than-life, it certainly would not be a surprise , but be guided by your gut feeling on whether you feel that they are being sincere or not. I have to also be honest if you are in a relationship which is bumping along the bottom, this week could be a make or break point. Venus’s opposition with Saturn is never a very pleasant, and many of us may find ourselves feeling a little bit less well enamoured with people we usually get on quite well with. The Sun’s opposition to Saturn, can scrutinise our ideas and what we believe in. So if you find yourself holding court about something you have a sense of knowledge about, don’t be surprised if you are challenged at some point.
The week begins with the potency of the Sagittarius Blue Moon still very much to the fore. This cautions us all to choose words with care. Ironically however, Venus, the planet of diplomacy, moves into the part of the Solar Horoscope to every day communications. And indeed from Thursday Venus, then joins with the Sun. The two are going to be combining superbly through till the middle of June. This is an influence which can boost warmth, enjoyments and pleasures, and of course no little sensuality. In the sign of Gemini, they can also lead to flirty social possibilities which we can all enjoy.
Mind, the potential for misunderstandings, is still emphasised by the role of Saturn and the T-square that is ongoing between him and Jupiter and Neptune. If ever there was an aspect which provided almost breathtaking optimism and unreality, combined with forceful scrutiny, this is certainly it. Facts really do need to come before fiction.
I guess what Venus is combination with the Sun is telling us therefore, is that whilst it’s good to have fun and to be playful, we still need to be mindful of the impact of our words and activities can have, and all this will reach a peak next week.
Saturday is also a crucial day this week, when it sees Mars rewind back into Scorpio. The last time that Mars was in the sign of the Scorpion was in March this year, after he moved into the sign, early in January 2016. Through to the end of June he will continue to rotate in retrograde, before going forwards all through July and then moving back into Sagittarius, early in August. Because Mars is the ruler, or I should say the traditional ruler of Scorpio, some of the energies that we associate with this sign can come very much to the fore during this two months period. Of course some of this could be about ambition, but this is the planet of instant gratification, and of ego, and of need, so its impact could in some ways be to do with sex, or the desire to bond closely with one person.
Finally this week also ends with a Quarter Moon in the sign of Pisces. This particular Quarter Moon is almost like “Gossip Central” so if someone does share something with you rather scandalous, we are tempted to let slip something you’d been asked to keep confidential, it may not have a good outcome, so is going to be important to be discreet.
The week begins with Mercury continuing its retrograde, but the great news is that by Sun day, he starts to go into forward motion. Furthermore, Mercury forges a wonderful
Earth Trine with Jupiter and Pluto all week. This is one of the most enabling of planetary aspects, and located as it is across the three Earth signs, it helps us to actualise any hopes that we have as Earth signs really encourage all that is tangible.
The more ethereal side of life continues to be empathised this week by Jupiter’s opposition with Neptune. This can certainly enhance imagination. And if you have a love of film, performance, the arts, music, or making things with your hands, it can in some ways be very positive, but the earthiness of Virgo, helping to shape the more nebulous or spiritual, shimmering energies of Neptune in Pisces . Saturn in Sagittarius also remains on hand to remind us of the need for the facts and figures, knowledge to be precise, and information to be credible.
Perhaps the most influential day this week however, is going to be Saturday, when there is a Full Moon in Sagittarius and the Sun moves into Gemini. This is going to be a Blue Moon in so far as there will be another Full Moon in Sagittarius on the 20th of June. This almost immediately sees a switch in emphasis from the earthier vibes of Taurus to the more airy ones of Gemini. This is quite ironic with Mercury also set to go forwards, so there have been any misunderstanding so frustrations about a lack of flow around communication, some intense conversations may occur at the end of this week, but they can help quite literally to clear the air.
MAY: – Noun = the Fifth month of the year. – Verb = expresses possibility, permission, request, wish, opportunity, etc…
Well, the month of May is underway and it does seem to appear that anything is possible, as Trump now looks set to become the U.S. Republican candidate. While, the UK sees Leicester City top football’s Premier League and electoral changes. However, this May, opportunities may come a knocking, but before opening the door, some must first ensure their house is in order!
As this May, planetary movements are much like a house move, but in the case of Astrology, the Signs are placed in the houses, rather than outside to attract viewings. With the result being, that this month sees some Planets upping sticks, as others stay firmly put. So you could say, for some the fifth month of the year offers the opportunity to take five, or perhaps more appropriately, wait a second. Due to the month beginning with Taurus, the second Sign of the Zodiac emphasised.
For with security conscious Taurus dominating this month, some may dream of owning a place in the sun, but reality sees the Sun placed in the Sign of owning. As May opens with our feet firmly planted on the ground, with the Sun plodding through Taurus. The Sign associated with all earthly belongings from stocks and shares to stocked larders or indeed stockings. As Taurus governs all earthly pleasures, possessions, property and purse strings, put simply, that which is tangible. However, this May, it would appear the properties of Taurus are more of the lost property variety, resulting from Mercury in Taurus continuing to remain in retrograde motion until the 23rd, turning May into mayhem.
This retrograde influence, making Taurus Planets less ‘Estate agent’ and more agents in a state so to speak, as everyday communication and movements are affected. With, areas particularly linked to this Venus ruled Sign feeling the full force of this retrograde phase. So monetary miscalculations are likely at this time, as the month of the May bank holiday could prove not quite such a holiday for financial institutions. While, if thinking of taking out a loan, it could be wiser to instead leave it alone, at least until Mercury goes direct.
This goes for any big purchases from a house buy to splurges on jewels and works of Art, or the signing of any contracts even marriage ones. As this Second Zodiac Sign would be sensible to at least seek a second opinion, as when Mercury in Taurus is again direct, you may find this Taurus bull has become bull and chain, tethered to a circumstance they would rather avoid. The same can be said for activities connected to the Planet, Venus, as home improvements or image changes under this transit often turn out not to your liking. Whilst, items bought are seconds or meals ordered leave you wanting seconds!
So in short, if possible, it may be best to remain a sitting tenant until after the 23rd, when Mercury is back on track, especially as four other are Planets still retrograde as May commences, slowing down proceedings. However, this does not mean, this has to be a time to just sit and dwell, as retrograde episodes offer the possibility to redo and reconcile past mistakes. As in the UK, the government and banks have already begun to revisit the issue of getting on the property ladder and the need for affordable housing. As well as the realisation that some adjustments must be made to their position on Junior Doctor’s contracts. Although, with challenging Mutable Planets and Mars, Neptune and Pluto spending the whole of May in retrograde manner, it may be hard to avoid mud slinging or feeling stuck in it this month.
Even though, positively if nothing else Taurus has what you might call a ‘stamp duty’, possessing the patience and perseverance to plough on through difficult situations. This eased by harmonious Venus being something of a ‘homeowner’ this May, in its own Sign of Taurus until the 23rd. While, a New Moon in Taurus on the 6th initiates starting anew, as it forms a favourable trine to Virgo Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This picking up momentum when Jupiter again advances forward from the 10th, seeing governments likely to introduce some more practical measures benefiting everyone, especially taking into consideration general services aimed at society’s most vulnerable or impoverished.
As with so many Planets retrograding this month, it seems like the heavenly bodies are offering the Zodiac’s Second Sign something of a second chance to put things right, when the Taurus New Moon arrives. Though, care needs to be taken around the timing of this Moon, as its degree can denote explosions, even of the nuclear variety. This energy already impacting Canada, as uncontrollable fires rage, the financial aftermath highlighted this month. While, Australian’s personal finances are also starred, as well as benefiting the Vatican, partnerships in Israel, NASA and stirring up anger in Cuba, the White House and the UK’s shared assets, perhaps in the lead up to EU voting.
For foreign issues remain top of the agenda all month, from the migrant crisis to the EU referendum, as malefic Mars and Saturn stay in Sagittarius jarring other Mutable Planets and Mars revisits Scorpio from the 28th, governing shared monies and sexual violence. However, fever pitch comes from the 21st, moving from fixed rate to variable, as the Sun leaves Taurus and enters Gemini shortly followed by Venus, making this not so much a twin storey as story, activating all Mutable Planets. With the Moon’s Node at critical degree from the 24th, race conflicts occur. However, the 21st’s Sagittarian Full Moon should be the catalyst for some healing as well as anarchy, affecting the White House, the UK and France, along with events in New York, North Korea and Astronomy findings. While, this month sees Brazil, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, South Africa, China and Crimea hitting the headlines. Meanwhile, turmoil seems likely in Russia, Ukraine, Romania, Albania, France and Luxembourg. So the month begins with a slowing down in pace, but once the Sun enters Air Sign Gemini, you could say events in this May-fly!
The week begins with Jupiter going into direct motion. The planet of expansion, he has been in retrograde ever since 8th January 2016. Moreover, in the sign of Virgo this planet is in what’s known as detriment, therefore he is not at his sparkly best. Things will improve however between now and 8th of September, and especially for Earth signs. Taurus , Capricorn, and of course Virgo itself.
Jupiter does however affect all of us, and this week, continues to be in an opposition with Neptune, with both planets squaring to the restrictive energies of the reversing Saturn. This aspect is all about balancing our idealism hopefulness and dreams, but the reality of life, and the demands that others can place upon us, especially around facts and figures. It’s ironic, isn’t it that the energies of the sign of Virgo, which is so focused on “precisely” these areas, should have both opportunities but challenges of these kinds.
Speaking of opportunities on Monday and Tuesday, the Sun continues to forge a transformational angle to the tiny entity that is Pluto. If you are seeing something evolving in your life that is quite significant, this aspect can certainly help the process.
Some lucky people can also be supported by the energies of Venus in its wonderful trine to Jupiter this week. This is Abundance Central, and enjoying the good things in life earthy pleasures such as good food, good wine, or even more sensual intimacy can be to the fore. However, equally this aspect can see us be a little bit too relaxed when action may still be required, so we need to stay mindful of that. Also Mercury, though in retrograde, still does itself combine with Venus in the second half of the week, and in turn links into Jupiter. Despite the retrograde of Mercury this could lead to some positive developments business or financial be wise as long as we stay on top of details.
Mind, the Quarter Moon in Leo on Thursday suggest that we should try not be too extravagant this week, though the temptation to may be rather high!