Mercury, retrograde since May10, goes direct June 2/3. All those goofy details such as the air conditioning running at the same time as the heater begin to resolve. Sleep is better. Hopefully, you can rid yourself of all that clutter and advertisements stuffed in the mailbox. Tina can finally find a new job, so get started Tina. It just does not work well to job hunt or man hunt while Mercury is retrograde. Our businesses are sure to pick up speed once Mercury goes direct.
We do experience the shadow of Mercury retrograde until June 19. That means that Mercury arrives back at the spot in the zodiac where the planet started the retrograde period. Some of us still experience Mercury retrograde symptoms during this time. Purists will want to wait until June 19 to start new stuff. If you are really a steadfast obsessor, do not start anything new until after the new Moon June 28.
Mercury is hanging out in the zodiac in the opposite position of the May 15 eclipse. At the same time, Mercury is square Saturn in Aquarius through June 15. Communication is not so easy and world economy news is not going to be stellar. In our individual lives, we will be making decisions and changes with new sets of rules. Learn how to work with perceived limitations. A smile on your face and a spoon full of healthy sweetener is sure to make the challenges go better.
Mercury still in Taurus is trine Pluto June 10. This aspect helps us to move beyond limiting people and situations. A sharp mind and doing your homework is the best way to move past the past and those who want to go back to the way we were long ago. This is a good time to reuse stuff hidden in the back of the closet. Some of us will use old techniques to manipulate. Pay attention to those who lie and laugh at them. Then do your thing and ignoring lying schemer.
At the same time, on June 11, Venus is conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Uranus always brings surprises so it is hard to say what the surprise will be. Sudden attractions happen and then are gone. This is a good time to think out of the box as there are so many dilemmas to deal with now. Taurus will make changes to their appearance and outlook now.
Mercury moves through Gemini June 13 to July 5. Communications and the media are on full tilt. This is a busy time for Gemini and generally an easy time for Libra and Aquarius to make plans and be heard when they speak. Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces have a mound of paperwork and too many calls to answer. Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces must watch their words.
Saturn, in Aquarius, is retrograde June 4 to October 22/23. Saturn retrograde puts us in a bit of limbo in the areas of life where we are wanting systemic changes. While Saturn is retrograde, we must make an extra effort to transition out of what no longer works for us. Illnesses hang on, exes cannot let go, and the stuff that we want gone has a process that takes awhile while Saturn is retrograde. Patience is the message of Saturn. Later is better according to Saturn, except late in the month on June 27 when Mars steps in to sextile Saturn. At that time, we are able to push Saturn into solving our challenges, thus clearing our path. Mentors can be very helpful. If you don’t have one, manifest a mentor,
The full Moon - June 14, 6:52 am CDT at 23 degrees
The symbol for Sagittarius is the archer. The archer aims for a target, and this full Moon says take aim at what you want and take the action. A full Moon in Sagittarius is very optimistic. This full Moon angles Saturn, Pluto, and Neptune. This event is ripe for us to pursue our desired outcome using power, control, a big dose of optimism, and a bigger dose of logical planning.
Look back to November 4, 2021, when the new Moon eclipse occurred in Sagittarius. Whatever change you wanted then is ready to hatch now, but we must let the process take place.
After the full Moon
Venus, in Taurus, is square Saturn retrograde in Aquarius June 18. Many of us struggle to maintain one or more relationships. In some cases, we must let go of difficult people. At the same time, Venus is happily sextile Neptune, creating love and harmony. Some of us have to make a choice between harmonious people and the ones who drag us down emotionally. Behave responsibly and hope that challenging people stay calm.
Mercury in Gemini is sextile Jupiter in Aries June 20. Get up early, because this is a wonderful day to hit the mark. Make plans that are large. You will innately know how to handle the small details that can make you successful. This day is especially wonderful for Gemini and Aries.
June 21 -22
Venus, in Taurus, is trine Pluto in Capricorn just as the Sun is about to enter Cancer and begin summer. Passions erupt in a good way, especially for Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. Wise financial decisions made now payoff over time.
The Sun moves into Cancer, ushering in summer at 4:14 am CDT. We shift our plans to home and family. This is a great time for Pisces and Scorpio.
At the same time, Venus moves into Gemini jump starting our thoughts and ideas about love through July 5. This is a social time so get out and mingle.
Neptune, ruler of Pisces, is retrograde June 27/28 to December 3. This retrograde makes us way more sensitive and demands that we look deep into ourselves to understand our motives. That shows us the direction of life that is best for us once we know our motivation. During these months, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces are in a quandary as to which direction to turn. When confusion prevails, the best course of action is to wait unless the ship is sinking. In that case, you better believe it is sinking and get in the lifeboat. The rest of us are figuring out our finances, and some of us are finding inspiration that leads us to our life’s work or purpose. Here is a hint. You are not here to make money. Plunge yourself into your deepest consciousness where thought cannot dwell while Neptune is retrograde.
The New Moon - June 28, 9:53 PM CDT at 7 degrees Cancer
A new Moon in Cancer calls for new beginnings where family and your relationship to family is concerned. Return to your roots. At the same time, the Sun is square Jupiter while Venus in Gemini is sextile Jupiter. This is a very optimistic new Moon. Definitely make plans and initiate actions that take you where you want to be in life. Remember, it is always wise to start projects between the new and full Moon.
Mercury Retrograde 2022
Jan 14 - Feb 3
May 10 - June 3
Sept 9 - Oct 2
Dec 29 - Jan 18,2023
June 2022 Almanac
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Hold your horses and wait until June 29.
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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.