It’s a Mercury Retrograde Month. For information check out my YouTube video on the subject or go to www.mercuryretrograde.ca
Sun enters Gemini 10:59 PM EDT
Gemini like all mutable signs (Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) is a meeting place for seasons; a shape-shifting season, full of flying, crawling, munching, blooming things. There is magic where seasons meet. And Gemini is the magician – whose lesser cousin is the con-artist who has lost the real magic but retains the gift of sleight of hand. Shape-shifting lives where hand and eye conspire to communicate. The way words combine with inflection to create images that become actions. Magic is afoot; possibly as elegant trickery or maybe clever innocence.
Jupiter trine Saturn
Faith is rewarded sometimes. Don’t take it too personally. Still many good intentions are supported today because they make sense. Because it is the right thing. All that is missing is the notion that if it is good it should be for the good of all. We could add that part on our own.
New Moon: 7 degrees of Gemini 0:48 AM EDT
Mercury sextile Venus
Sun square Neptune
Venus enters Taurus
It’s all about intention. But there is much confusion, distraction, deception and longing laced in with the intending. Make sure you are actually planting the New Moon seeds (intentions) that you think you are. If you need support, anchor yourself in a good story. A good story orients the psyche.
Mercury enters Cancer
It’s subtle, how the mind shifts like a current under the surface of the sea. Is it the mind of the Universe? Not necessarily. Mercury is not in Cancer for someone on Planet X or even as close as Mars. Is it the mind of Earth? Gaia’s mind? Maybe. And that reminds us that, although our thoughts belong to us individually they also connect us. We are one mind and many. Think, as best you can, as if your thoughts are part of a greater mind.
Sun trine Mars
Actions speak louder than words. It’s that simple today. Do what you do, and do it well.
Venus sextile Neptune
Sometimes, as Donna Tartt says, it is “reassuring to know that far away whales swim, untroubled, in Baltic waters and monks in arcane time zones chant ceaselessly for the salvation of the world”
Sun sextile Uranus
The cardinal cross is not all stress. There are days when opportunity, like a spring shoot, appears amid the chaos. This does not excuse bad behavior so much as it offers possibilities.
Mercury stationery Retrograde
It’s not about thinking backwards. I can’t imagine what that would be like! But it could be about reconsidering, reorienting, recollecting. It’s also about listening well. It’s always about checking the details. And checking again.
Venus trine Pluto
Many people tell the seemingly archetypal story of the maiden abducted into the underworld. Some of us see it differently. The descent of the maiden is indeed archetypal but we do not celebrate abduction even though we appreciate the necessity of descent for the getting of wisdom. Get your hands dirty, dig into the earth or your life to find hidden treasure. To get the most out of this trine we should not be greedy or desperate. If we are then that is where we must dig but not to increase it, rather to understand what makes us fearful and grasping. It’s about desire.
Neptune stationery retrograde
These days when planets make stations can be so intense, especially if it hits something head-on in your chart but also for the spirit of the world. Neptune: the great Transcendent Trickster; the longing beyond desire; the craving for something to combat the endless sorrow of human existence: Neptune, stationery offers a moment to touch eternity. Maybe before breakfast, or just at the moment you are tying the shoes. Don’t look for it but after it happens you will know it was there.
Full Moon: 22 degrees Sagittarius 0:11 AM EDT
Venus opposite Saturn
We are given to see, how we communicate or not with each other on a personal as well as collective level. What kind of media delivers the news of the world to you? What kind of slant do they have on the things they report? Do you approach communication with a mind-made-up or are you willing to learn something new or question what you are being told?
Underlying all considerations today is the fairly serious requirement to be responsible. To stand up for your values in the face of manipulation.
Mars square Pluto
The Cardinal Cross speaks again. There will be one more activation on June 25th and then it will ‘only’ be a cardinal square (between Uranus and Pluto). So where have you been and what has changed for you since the end of December? How has your awareness of the world changed? Where is the pressure for breakthrough coming from and what can you possibly do about or with it? What seems impossible today may surprise you on the 25th.
Mercury (retrograde) enters Gemini
Be all sorts of Gemini things – curious, clever, and communicative – but be them inside your own mind. If you are not the master of your mind it will drive you off the cliff of sanity (eventually).
Venus sextile Jupiter
Can you tell the difference between something that really feels good and satisfying and something that you think will be good and satisfying but will only disappoint? There is support for choosing real pleasure but it requires real choice.
Sun conjunct Mercury (retrograde)
To sit and know you are sitting. That’s why we meditate. Surely you have noticed how hard it is to sit and not think about a million things that take you away from the simple reality that you are sitting. We are all the same in this. Some practice to overcome it and some aren’t so interested. Today is a day for practice.