June is a transitional month as three planets change direction and a new Moon eclipse nudges us to new ways.
The new Moon eclipse occurs June 10 at 5:53 am CDT in Gemini at nineteen degrees. New Moon eclipses are extra charged new beginnings in our lives and this one is no different. This eclipse is all about new ideas and ways of communication. It affects those of us born on or around the nineteenth day of any sign in the zodiac. That means that that those of us born between the sixth to fifteenth day of any sign along with those born with planets around nineteen degrees have a surge of new life beginnings.
Mercury is retrograde at the same zodiac position of this eclipse. This can mean delayed beginnings or trying to go back to the way we were in the past. In June of 2002, an eclipse took place at this same degree in the zodiac. Take some time to consider the new beginnings that took place within the six months of that time. Those events are clues as to what to expect this time around.
Saturn Square Uranus
Throughout this year we are experiencing Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus. This aspect is exact June 14. A basic explanation of this event is that we must tend to responsibilities and rules (Saturn) before we can leap off into a new adventure of freedom and independence (Uranus). Many of us are yearning for a new way of life but our personal limitations preclude progress. The answer is in our mothers’ admonishment, “You can go out and play when you have finished your homework.”
Saturn was square Uranus earlier this year on February 14 and will do the same on December 24, but we will notice the effects of this aspect to some degree throughout 2021. During the course the month of June, the dance of freedom vs responsibility are most notable June 7, 14, 21, and 27.
Jupiter In Pisces
Jupiter turns retrograde in Pisces June 20 through October 18. Jupiter retrograde is a time to turn within in order to address aspects of the self that need improvement. This could be an addiction or the need to reassess life’s direction. One thing is for sure, do not start a new business while Jupiter is retrograde if you want to make a profit.
Pisces, Aquarius, and Sagittarius are most affected by Jupiter retrograde this year but all of us will note that by October we feel in a bit of limbo. Then, as soon as Jupiter goes direct we are able to see outward improvements in our lives.
Mercury goes direct June 22. Meanwhile, continue to stay alert for the obtuse situations that Mercury throws at us.
June 3 can be especially confusing as Mercury retrograde is square Neptune. At the same time Mars is opposite Pluto adding a great deal of intensity to the first few days of the month. This is a stressful energy that must be expressed. Use caution as violence and violent attacks are possible. Do not answer those spam risk calls and do not listen to people with outlandish claims, they have issues.
Neptune turns retrograde in Pisces June 25 to December 2. While Neptune is retrograde we are wise to look within examining our fears. Examine thoughts and experiences that simply are not who you want to be in this lifetime. Often, during Neptune retrograde, events in life trigger a past life experience or trait that has been carried over into this life. Secrets are exposed while Neptune is retrograde. Guard your trust and do not give it to anyone who has not earned that trust in the past.
Venus moves through Cancer June 2 to June 26. This is a great time for family events. Cancer looks great during these days as do Pisces and Scorpio.
Venus is trine Jupiter in Pisces June 3. This is one of the best and luckiest events that can happen in the zodiac. Love makes the world go around at this time. Express heartfelt emotions and they will be well received.
At the same time, the Sun in Gemini is trine Saturn in Aquarius which is another great aspect. June 3 is a day to do something important for yourself. However, do not do those important acts while the Moon is void from 6:11 am CDT to 12:59 pm CDT.
Venus is sextile Uranus June 12/13 while the Sun in Gemini is square Neptune in Pisces. Venus and Uranus are fun and social but the Sun and Neptune can be deceptive or confusing. Have fun and enjoy good times but do not try a cover up because it will be uncovered.
Venus is trine Neptune June 21. This is another great aspect wherein we can enjoy love and compassion. Do a good deed today thus making a deposit in the bank of good Karma.
However, we must avoid unhealthy infatuations and controlling people June 23 when Venus is opposite Neptune. If someone tries manipulation now, you will know that person is not the someone for you.
Venus moves through Leo June 26 to July 21. Leo is looking good and oozing charm during these days. Fellow fire signs Aries and Sagittarius can enjoy this transit and look great. Leo’s fellow fixed signs Scorpio, Aquarius, and Taurus are challenged by fashion choices and seem to miss the mark when expressing how they feel. Act from a compassionate and a generous heart.
Mars moves through Leo June 11 to July 29. Mars in Leo can be magnanimous and charming or pushy and bossy. Aries, and Sagittarius have the energy and support to play and get stuff done with ease during these days. These signs know how and when to push their agenda. Leo must play nice while Taurus, Scorpio, and Aquarius must act with temperance. Use a soft sell when pushing an agenda, otherwise your push will meet with intense opposition.
The Sun moves into Cancer June 20 at 10:32 pm CDT. This is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. Spend time with family while the Sun moves through Cancer.
The Sun is trine Jupiter June 22 which is another wonderful day to have your way especially if you are Pisces or Cancer. Do whatever you want to do as long as you do not do it while the Moon is void 1:43 am to 7:56 am CDT.
The Full Moon
The full Moon occurs June 24 at 1:40 pm CDT. This is the peak of the lunar cycle that began June 10. This full Moon at three degrees Cancer is sextile Jupiter and that is very good and productive. Consider a happy family banquet where everyone gets along and there is wonderful food and memories are made. Do something like this around this full Moon. Take positive action. It will pay off tenfold.
I have been writing this column for over twenty-five years now and in order to better assist readers who are not students of astrology I offer some suggestions as to how to use the monthly summary.
Read the summary with your calendar that shows the whole month on one page. Read through the intro and make note of the days that I point out. Mark the new Moon and the full Moon. The days between the new Moon and the full Moon are when you generally want to start something that you want to grow. Do look at that Moon void chart and take a rest on those days. I have discovered that no matter what I plan, it turns out another way on a Moon void day. Anything you try to accomplish will turn out with unexpected results.
Make note of the three days before the new Moon. People usually get anxious during these days because the phone does not ring or they feel confused or simply nothing is happen. That is because it is wind down time before the new Moon. You will usually notice that the action of life picks up once the new Moon occurs. Also note the days that planets change directions, especially Mercury retrograde.
Hopefully these suggestions will give you a bit of a start to maneuvering through life with astrology.
Robert E Brown
As a part of helping readers live with astrology I have added a year long astrology calendar on the MOON VOID page. You can see all the voids month by month. Note the new Moons and the full Moons. The lunar quarters are listed and the aspects are noted on each day. If you are not astrology savvy you can at least have the Moon void information for the year. It's a pdf so you can download it.