June’s astrological energy begins in a somewhat chaotic state. Pluto, Saturn, and Mercury are already in Retrograde not to mention that the Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse has officially opened an eclipse portal that carries into June. The astrology for the month ahead gets a little bit more convoluted, with a few new Retrogrades and another eclipse throughout the month! Not to mention that the second Saturn square Uranus will occur mid-June, which rings in as a check-in point since the first square since February 17. June aims to be somewhat of anarchic month ahead!
On June 2, Venus will enter Cancer. Motherly, nurturing, and compassionate, this transit invokes feelings of emotional security. Venus in Cancer is cardinal energy, one that isn’t afraid to initiate or take the lead as needed. However, this cardinal energy needs an emotional pull to get the ball rolling. Venus in Cancer is feminine, which is highly attuned to all aspects of Venus. Intuition can never lead this transit astray as long as Venus is confident following her gut instinct! With beauty in mind, Venus in Cancer evokes an old-school glamour. It’s soft, glowing, and very motherly. Venus in Cancer’s beauty is similar to The Empress card in tarot. It’s gorgeously feminine yet strong without having to exert masculine energy. It is both serene yet all-knowing. With finances, Venus in Cancer can be scrupulous. Cancer’s mindset is all about a foundation. To have a proper foundation, Venus in Cancer needs to feel emotionally secured with tangible security. So, this transit is all about squirreling away money for a rainy day. Venus in Cancer can be emotionally charged with financial assets, so it may be a time where a certain number in the savings account needs to be reached or maintained, or a material item needs to be secured to feel emotionally satisfied. Because Venus in Cancer is so emotionally invested in finances, the balance hangs delicately. This is a frugal transit, one that may come across as somewhat stingy but for a good reason. If investing in anything, it will likely have to do with the home and/or family. Think home improvements, real estate, renovations, supplies for the family, etc. Finally, with love and romance, Venus in Cancer is quite a mushy energy. It’s sweet, caring, and kind. Venus in Cancer is highly emotionally driven and committed to a relationship. The goal is to nurture the relationship (and partner) to its fullest potential. For couples, this may be a time where conversations regarding a future home and family come up. Couples may be more inclined to daydream or wish for a family with a loved one, it may be a time when more serious, futuristic conversations begin to come up. Couples may even lean into this energy to start working on having a family, too! Singles can expect a similar mentality. Singles may find that Venus in Cancer is a more emotionally charged time, one where it drives singles to go out and potentially meet “the one”. It may be a time where singles think about what a home and family with a partner ideally looks like, which gives singles more than enough time to think about what they want before considering what someone else wants too!
Next up is the second eclipse of the year on June 10! The New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse is occurring in Gemini. Let’s break down this crazy, wonderful phenomenon. New Moons mark the new lunar cycle in a Zodiac sign, indicating the beginning of a 6-month period for manifestations and intentions to be brought into fruition. New Moons can only correspond with solar eclipses. This particular New Moon is also an Annular Solar Eclipse, which is an eclipse in which the Moon blocks the center of the Sun, thus only leaving the outer edges of the Sun visible, giving it a ring of fire effect. It is essentially casting a shadow on the Earth, but not a shadow big enough to cover the whole Sun. This particular eclipse can only occur when the Moon, Sun, and Earth are in a [nearly] straight line. In some instances, it can also look like a partial eclipse from certain vantage points on Earth. From an astrological perspective, the New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse is a super-charged lunar portal, giving the new lunar phase an extra “oomph”! Considering the ecliptic nature, consider this New Moon a celestial checkpoint to consider. As it’s occurring towards the midpoint in the year, it can be considered a mid-year check-in with the cosmos. This is the call to see if you’re where you want to be, and if not, what you can manifest to change it. Since this is in Gemini, consider this eclipse portal to revolve around themes of communication, local community, neighborhoods, siblings, and duality. It can lead to many different avenues, or crossroads as well. There may be many new beginnings, or opportunities arising with the New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse.
During this ecliptic portal, these Rising signs may find new beginnings and opportunities in these Houses;
- Aries Rising: 3rd House of Neighborhood, Local Community, Local/Short-Distance Travel, Communication, & Siblings
- Taurus Rising: 2nd House of Personal Finances, Financial Security, Material Items, Personal Property, Values
- Gemini Rising: 1st House of the Self & Perception
- Cancer Rising: 12th House of Self-Undoing, Hidden Enemies, Hidden Weaknesses, Hidden Talents
- Leo Rising: 11th House of Greater Community, Friends, Friend Groups, Social Groups, Technology, Dreams, Humanity
- Virgo Rising: 10th House of Career, Legacy, Recognition, Public Status
- Libra Rising: 9th House of Long-Term Travel, Higher Education, Spirituality, Law, Ethics, Morals, Beliefs
- Scorpio Rising: 8th House of Merging, Joint Assets/Finances, Marriages/Divorces, Taboo, Occult, Psychology, Sexual Bonds
- Sagittarius Rising: 7th House of Contracts, Commitments, Partners (of all kinds)
- Capricorn Rising: 6th House of Work, Daily Grind, Routine, Healthy Habits/Practices, Pets
- Aquarius Rising: 5th House of Joy, Fun, Hobbies, Past-Times, Pregnancy/Children, Dating/Romance, Drama
- Pisces Rising: 4th House of Home, Family, Heritage, Mother/Mother-Figure
A day after, Mars will enter Leo. Mars in Leo is fiery, energetic, yet driven. The fixed aspect of Leo helps narrow down what needs to be focused and worked on. The masculine energy of this transit is active, leaping to get started when the timing feels right! Mars in Leo is ambitious, yet tenacious. It’s a steadied passion that doesn’t burn out quickly. With anger and aggression in mind, Mars in Leo is a slow-burner. Although a fire placement, it’s still also a fixed placement. Mars in Leo won’t break a sweat until absolutely necessary. This is a Mars placement that won’t fire up as readily or quickly at the slightest inconvenience. It takes a lot more to ruffle this Mars’s feathers. However, if ego is attacked or pride is wounded, Mars in Leo will spare no one from its wrath. Mars in Leo will sharpen its claws if it feels personally attacked or affronted. This can be a vengeful sign, one that believes that living well is the best revenge. When it comes to ambition, Mars in Leo burns brightly with eager enthusiasm. It may be a transit that is a bit slower to act, mainly because Mars in Leo takes its sweet time to decide if a goal or venture is worth the time. Mars in Leo can be insanely productive, but only if the goal or venture will greatly enhance one’s life. With sensuality and sexuality, this Mars sign dazzles like a diamond. Mars in Leo is passionate, a transit that sparks sensuality. It’s red-hot, magnetic, and dramatic. Mars in Leo goes for flair with sex, aiming to be the star in the bedroom. At times, it can be a bit selfish, which may mean that Mars in Leo is so self-focused on its performance that it forgets about pleasuring the other person in the bedroom. But fret not as Mars in Leo will happily make up for it to get its five-star review!
On June 14, there will be the second Saturn square Uranus. The first Saturn square Uranus transit occurred back on February 17, right around the time when cryptocurrency took quite a hit when Gen Z/Millennials decided to take AMC (and others) to the moon (1). Around that time, there were stricter rules and enforcement placed on buying, selling, and trading various forms of cryptocurrency as well (1). Aside from the crypto hit, there were also worldwide environmental phenomena taking place, from Texas freezing over to frequent earthquakes in various parts of the world (2). Politically, there was a huge push to make the vaccine more accessible, Covid-19 relief, and news that Pfizer vaccine was effectively cutting Covid-19 by 94% (3). One has to wonder what will happen now when months later, Saturn meets Uranus in a square yet again, but with slightly different circumstances. Saturn is now in Retrograde, indicating a mentality to “rethink, review, revise” both Saturnian and Aquarian ideals. As this is in Retrograde, Saturn begins to heavily introspect the karmic duties of Aquarius, which can be focused on technology, humanitarianism, large groups, and research. As these two outer planets meet again, there may be residual themes echoed from the first square. There will likely be more evidence and research results on multiple vaccines. Given that Pfizer was the most remarkable vaccine around the time of the first square, it’s likely this will be the vaccine in review during the second square. As Saturn is in Retrograde, the results of the vaccines, particularly Pfizer, may be used to further improve the vaccine itself. I would think that the Retrograde quality could allude to some backlash about the vaccines, whether it’s a collective groan against vaccine regulations and restrictions or a collective complaint of vaccine inadequacies. Aside from this, Saturn Rx square Uranus will also likely point to environmental disruption. Coincidentally, this square occurs days before the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, which is held on June 17 and calls attention to the alarming problem of degradation of land, particularly brought on by human activities and involvement (4). Finally, Saturn Rx square Uranus may also allude to major international and travel changes, particularly associated with Covid-19 and vaccination procedures. No matter which way one looks at Saturn Rx square Uranus, this transit evokes radical, if slow-moving, change. It calls for reform, which is cautiously done as most are breaking generational collective patterns, habits, and traditions in order to vastly improve. It is the time for controlled rebellion. Because of this, the second square will likely advance themes from the first square, thus bringing it back into a collective review to discern how far the collective has come with taking the first few steps that will improve the environment, technology, and reformation.
Almost a week later, Jupiter will station Retrograde in Pisces and the Sun will enter Cancer on June 20.
Jupiter Retrograde begins in Pisces, one of its domicile placements. Retrogrades call for us to rethink, review, revise both the planetary and Zodiacal associations. On its own, Jupiter Rx is a time to rethink, review, revise the Jupiterian qualities of growth, expansion, idealism, journeys, spirituality, abundance, and luck. It’s a time where Jupiter’s benevolence is slightly restricted, mainly because it’s being reworked to bring wealth elsewhere. As this Retrograde is in Pisces, there are additional themes of self-undoing, service, compassion, love, hidden aspects, and empathy also in review. From the shadow side POV, Jupiter Rx in Pisces could be a time of important self-undoing, particularly starting with any lack of boundaries, delusion, idealism, and escapism. It may be a time to become more introspective, as Jupiter Rx in Pisces may retreat to rethink, review, revise who it loves and what that love means. It can also be a time where advances are thwarted. Particular goals or measures may not sufficiently take off, or bring about any abundance. Because of this, it may be wise to rethink, review, revise the journey at hand. On a collective scale, this can be both the time of immense spiritual awakenings and spiritual charlatans coming to light. Either way, the collective can expect profound intrinsic growth to occur while until Jupiter Rx moves into Aquarius on July 28.
Sun in Cancer kicks off both Cancer Season and the summer solstice! Cancer Season is a time to embody the Mother, the Moon, and the Divine Feminine energy. Cancer is the sign of the crab, a protective yet defensive animal. Emotionally involved and intuitively inclined, Cancer Season is the beginning of summertime, when feelings run hot and free.
On June 22, Mercury will finally station direct in Gemini, bringing in some relief. Now direct in Gemini, there should be evident ease in communication, mental agility, local travel, and even in some immediate friend groups. The post-shadow period will be in effect though, which means the Rx themes will be up for review then finalization until July 7.
Shortly after, the Full Moon in Capricorn is on June 24. Full Moons are a celestial signifier that something has come to head in the 6-month lunar cycle in that particular Zodiac sign. The last time the Moon was in Capricorn was the New Moon on January 13. Since then, the lunar phase has reflected themes of work, recognition, authority, karma, responsibility, time, foundation, and career coming to head. Under the Full Moon in Capricorn, it would be wise to close a chapter or to let something go. In whatever way it has happened, something has come to head in its way. So, the Full Moon is a perfect time to recognize the growth of a goal or plan, to acknowledge what has happened because of it, and to express gratitude for its success.
During the Full Moon, these Rising signs may end, complete, or let go of aspects in these Houses;
- Aries Rising: 10th House of Career, Legacy, Recognition, Public Status
- Taurus Rising: 9th House of Long-Term Travel, Higher Education, Spirituality, Law, Ethics, Morals, Beliefs
- Gemini Rising: 8th House of Merging, Joint Assets/Finances, Marriages/Divorces, Taboo, Occult, Psychology, Sexual Bonds
- Cancer Rising: 7th House of Contracts, Commitments, Partners (of all kinds)
- Leo Rising: 6th House of Work, Daily Grind, Routine, Healthy Habits/Practices, Pets
- Virgo Rising: 5th House of Joy, Fun, Hobbies, Past-Times, Pregnancy/Children, Dating/Romance, Drama
- Libra Rising: 4th House of Home, Family, Heritage, Mother/Mother-Figure
- Scorpio Rising: 3rd House of Neighborhood, Local Community, Local/Short-Distance Travel, Communication, & Siblings
- Sagittarius Rising: 2nd House of Personal Finances, Financial Security, Material Items, Personal Property, Values
- Capricorn Rising: 1st House of the Self & Perception
- Aquarius Rising: 12th House of Self-Undoing, Hidden Enemies, Hidden Weaknesses, Hidden Talents
- Pisces Rising: 11th House of Greater Community, Friends, Friend Groups, Social Groups, Technology, Dreams, Humanity
Then on June 25, Neptune will station Retrograde in Pisces. Like any other Retrograde period, Neptune is being called to rethink, review, revise themes of illusion, escapism, dreams, confusion, imagination, intuition, and finding the boundary between reality and fantasy. Domicile in Pisces, there are additional themes of self-undoing, hidden talents, hidden weaknesses, and the reiterated theme of escapism are also up for review. It’s an odd transit in the sense that to see clearly, one must wade through the fog first. It’s essentially blindly following a path, no matter where it leads, and course-correcting as needed. Neptune Rx can be a fantastic time to clear up any illusion of confusion, so this may be the Rx period that will bring the truth to light. From June 25 to December 1, the effect of this Rx period may be subtle, yet influential. After all, Neptune Rx tends to bring out any and all delusion, usually with the intention of cosmic healing. Check out my post on Neptune Rx from last year!
Finally, Venus will enter Leo on June 27. Leaving the caring, humble Cancerian abode for the regality of the Lion, Venus in Leo is now the Queen (or King) of the castle. Venus in Leo is flashy, unforgettably bold with any Venusian aspect. Consider this the Midas touch of Venus placements! Glittering in gold, Venus in Leo desires only the absolute best. Extravagant without a second thought, Venus in Leo wants to sparkle like a diamond from head to toe. It spares no expense when it comes to looking amazing. Financially, expect Venus in Leo to splurge on an eye-catching outfit, a flattering hairstyle, and picture-ready make-up. The Queen (or King) doesn’t have a budget as it embodies the very notion of “treat yo self!”. Generous and abundant, Venus in Leo can have somewhat of a spending problem. This is a transit that will encourage shopping trips beyond financial means. Be careful, as Venus in Leo likes to live lavishly, so this may cost quite a pretty penny. Luckily, it can be a wonderful time to make money from creative endeavors, hobbies, and even being in the public eye. Speaking of being in the public eye, Venus in Leo better look not just good, but great, to impress a special someone. Romance is a passionate love affair, one that rivals even the best telenovela. Venus in Leo wants a storybook romance, one that has such an incredible story that producers are practically begging for copyrights. If it’s not dramatic or thrilling, then Venus in Leo will look elsewhere. After all, Venus in Leo needs a romance that takes its breath away. For couples, this can be a wild ride to embark on. Couples may find themselves bickering more to spark a bit of heat, showing each other off, and treating themselves to a bit of luxury. For singles, Venus in Leo is a prime time to uphold your high standards. When dating, ask yourself if the person you’re with makes you look good in every aspect. After all, Venus in Leo would be dashed if singles compromised their standards for love at this time. Loyalty and commitment come with a price after all! In general, Venus in Leo can be somewhat narcissistic in every which way. Be mindful of acting selfishly in love, romance, beauty, and finances. The “me, me, me” mindset isn’t necessarily cute, especially when the ego gets in the way of enjoying Venusian pleasures. After all, narcissism dims the golden aura of this transit, so remember to have a sliver of humility.
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- June 2: Venus enters Cancer
- June 10: New Moon Annular Solar Eclipse in Gemini
- June 11: Mars enters Leo
- June 14: Saturn Rx in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus
- June 20: Jupiter stations Retrograde in Pisces, Sun enters Cancer
- June 22: Mercury stations direct in Gemini
- June 24: Full Moon in Capricorn
- June 25: Neptune stations Retrograde in Pisces
- June 27: Venus enters Leo