In June, the major celestial events are two eclipses and three planetary stations. We start with a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on the 5th, an energy that is likely to show where we’ve become united and where we are polarized. Both facts and beliefs will be on display, although they will not necessarily be clearly labeled.
Venus goes direct on the 25th, and Mercury goes retrograde on the 18th. On the 23rd, Neptune stations to turn retrograde, adding to the Mercurial confusion and Venusian indecision. I would view the period from the 18th through the 25th as a time of great uncertainty, and a time when information could be erroneous, and perhaps misleading.
That would not be an easy configuration under any circumstances, but these are not ordinary times. The summer solstice is on June 20th at 5:43p Eastern Daylight Time. The Sun has reached the apex of his annual journey, and begins his downward movement in the sky. Yet just hours after the solstice, the Sun is covered by a solar eclipse at 0 degrees of Cancer – the “World Axis” that is significant for collective events. The last eclipse at this degree occurred in June of 2001, and of course it was followed by earth-shaking events that greatly changed our society.
We may reasonably hope that the events of this eclipse are already known to us, and that this celestial event has ‘cast its shadow before it,’ as the old astrologers used to say. In any event, we’re sure to learn more about our individual and collective future around this time. The world is not the same as it was, and we are learning to deal with a new reality.
The activity continues at the end of the month. On the 27th, Mars returns to his home sign of Aries. The Cosmic Warrior is slowing down to retrograde in September, and will remain in the sign of the ram through the end of the year. Mars has a two-year cycle, but due to his retrograde he spends about six months in one sign. This time around, he’s especially powerful. Watch what happens at the ingress on the 27th, as this is a ‘trigger’ for events related to the recent solar eclipse.
Finally, on the 30th Jupiter meets with Pluto in Capricorn. This is yet another trigger, although it relates to the Saturn/Pluto meeting in mid-January rather than the eclipse. Look for subtler signs of change with this aspect, related to our collective institutions. Those with long memories might look back to the first week in April, which was the last time this aspect was in place.