Sun enters Cancer: 00:24 AM EDT
Mercury enters Cancer
Sun conjunct Mercury
Magic is afoot on days of greatest light or dark. Today is one of only two days that happen each year. If you could step away from earth and see it from space you would see that today is actually both a day of long light in the north and long dark in the south. There is nothing to compare to a big, blue ball twirling on its axis, spinning around a star in space for magic. Wake early and catch the first rays; stay up late and dream with your eyes open. Make footprints in the sands of imagination and watch them disappear. Then get down to the real magic. Make something grow that you can eat. Feed a stranger. Look around at your hive and see what needs doing over the next season to make honey and who you might be making it with. And if you want your hive to sing, listen to the song of life that surrounds you; join in and add your voice to the music.
New Moon: 2 degrees Cancer: 10:31 PM EDT
Not only is it the beginning of summer but a new month as well: a true opportunity to bring a powerful intention to a clean slate. To do this we must forgive ourselves and those that have hurt us. Such is the work of all new beginnings. Then we can truly make an intention: Maybe we should make our intention for the hive, the bees, that they may pollinate our planet. And may we follow their example and create diversity which is the cornerstone of health, healing and well-being for our planet.
Venus trine Pluto
With friends like Pluto, who needs enemies? Venus is hard at work seeking pleasure. Pluto reminds us that everything has a cost and we should choose our pleasures mindfully, essentially and simply. Nature provides us with outstanding pleasures. We do not find wholeness from gilding our lilies.
Mars square Jupiter
These next few days are all about Jupiter and Neptune and the rather interesting relationship they are having at the moment. Faith is the issue. Believing in things is partly about right and wrong but it is also largely an experience of feeling; we cannot believe in things that don’t feel right to us. Today our guts ride headlong into our ideals. Best to lower expectations in favor of heightening our awareness of undercurrents.
Mars trine Neptune
All those things you felt might happen but couldn’t prove may just come to pass today. There is vindication for those who held back because it just didn’t feel right. It feels right, now.
Mercury square Jupiter, trine Neptune
Righteous, indisputable truth takes a dive in favor of the felt sense. We know things and we don’t know how we know them. We benefit when we question the appearance of things in favor of what our hackles tell us.
Mercury conjunct Mars
Let us be vigilant regarding those brave beings who act on their hunches. May they be kind and compassionate toward others and not simply paranoid.
Mercury opposite Pluto
If you think about the consequences of your actions, unto the seventh generation, you would tend to do less and the environment would be way less in danger. Not to mention the kids. So think it through.
Mars opposite Pluto
And whether you thought it through or not, there are consequences to all actions. Sometimes the consequences are just what we were hoping for; other times we make ripples in the water of time that we wish with all our might we could undo. Alas. Once an action happens it can only be used it cannot be erased.
Venus enters Gemini
Mercury square Uranus
Venus leaves home (Taurus) and sets out on the trail of distractions, flirtations, and the question of the value of information: Is it gossip or news? For the next while we could benefit from lightening up a lot about the antics of humans. On the other hand Mercury and Uranus are up to no good. Hiding the keys as well as swinging open the car door just as you ride by on your bike. We can’t expect the unexpected so best to listen to your hunches and avoid the potholes.
Mercury enters Leo
Sun trine Neptune
Sun square Jupiter
It’s that thing about faith again. We long to inhabit the world we feel is truly possible and yet we are surrounded by examples of people who behave in unethical ways. In the good world we imagine, would there be a seat at the table for those kinds of people? The answer isn’t about yes or no, it’s about how. How can we be inclusive if it means allowing people who are untrustworthy to play? It’s enough to make you want to read a book about such a problem.
Mercury sextile Venus
Creativity thrives on openness and curiosity. It’s a wonderful thing that we can never step into the same river twice!
Full Moon 17 Degrees Capricorn 00:07 AM EDT
This full moon is all about Pluto. Today the moon will conjunct Pluto and tomorrow the Sun will oppose it. Exactly. The Sun exposes things it opposes. And Pluto, at the moment is in an intense position:
Pluto is conjunct its south node. This is very strong from March 2017 – October 2018. South nodes are symbols of the past. Pluto in Capricorn is a signature of transformation of hierarchical structures; not always a pretty sight as we saw in 2008 with the banking crisis. It’s not like it’s over either. We live with the repercussions and we are full of fear and hope about what these kinds of changes might bring. Mostly we fear that the people in power, the men in charge, are not trustworthy. We seem to be in the hands of transformers who do not want change for ‘The good of all’ . Some want the changes to serve the few at the top. Others want change and chaos from below. How we live with these terrible issues of power and its misdirection is the issue. Oppression from the top down, as in the ones who make the rules, or from the bottom up, as in the ones who terrify us as they acknowledge no rules and create chaos is squeezing us to do something which is not clear. We have been taught that power corrupts, yet each of us is a center of power a generator. There is no avoiding it. Power works best in the service of empowerment.
Sun opposite Pluto
The themes of the full moon continue. Where are the power centers in your life? How can you empower yourself and those you care about as well as the policy makers and breakers?
Mercury sextile Jupiter
To think things through, to take time to understand what we are dealing with and what is being said, and how to respond. All these things are opportunities to get it right. Not perfect but workable and expressive of the real mission which must having something to do with sharing the planet with all who live upon it.
Venus square Neptune
Mars square Uranus
Passion and desire are both experiencing road blocks. What we want is out of reach and the way forward is strewn with things that fell down in the storm. Broken branches and erosion litter the path. It’s not a day for satisfaction. Pay attention.
Venus trine Jupiter
Somehow it is possible to wiggle away from unrequited longing and just have a good time, with people you enjoy and a light heart. Perfect summer fun.
Mercury trine Saturn
Work rigorously at making an idea into a reality. You can’t do it all in a day, to be sure but today is a good one for anchoring an idea to a solid base.
Mars enters Leo
Sun square Uranus
A cycle of activity is winding down. Look back to June of 2015 and consider how it’s been to put your heart and mind into things that did or didn’t come to be. If they did, maybe you are done doing them; if they didn’t maybe it’s time to let go and see if there is a better way. The new cycle begins after 26th. For now, look back and see if there is something to be learned.
While you’re at it make sure to watch for stones in the road. And those guys who open their doors when you’re riding by thinking about nothing, save the wind.