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Week of June 22nd

Crystal pool inside a cave in New Zealand. Crystal is the stone of the zodiac sign Cancer

CURRENTLY:
Sun at 1 Cancer
Mercury RETROGRADE at 14 Cancer (weak)
Venus RETROGRADE at 5 Gemini (neutral)
Mars at 26 Pisces (weak)
Jupiter RETROGRADE at 25 Capricorn (fall, very weak)
Saturn RETROGRADE at 0 Aquarius (rulership)
Pluto RETROGRADE at 24 Capricorn
Neptune at 20 Pisces (rulership, strong)
North Node at 29 Gemini

We had a major shift this weekend, did you feel it? The North Node conjunct the New Moon on Saturday gave us a glimpse of the future, and what will be developing over the next six months. It’s interesting to notice any signs or messages from the Universe during an eclipse; what happened in your life?

Astrologically, the Sun and Moon were conjunct with the North Node (future) bringing us a powerful New Moon Eclipse in Cancer. Along with this we had the Summer Solstice, which is the high point of light for the whole year. From now on the days will gradually get shorter.

In the background we have many retrograde planets – Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter are all retrograde, with Neptune turning retrograde on Monday at 9:30pm. This means we are reassessing every corner of our lives this Summer. We are going over ground we’ve already covered to see if our chosen path still works for us. It’s a time of contemplation and soul searching.

Venus will be resurrecting herself on Thursday as the Morning Star. She goes through her retrograde cycle every 1.6 years, and this week she is reemerging as a glorious, new queen. A few weeks ago she turned retrograde, descended in the twilight as the evening star, became purified in the fires of the Sun, traveled through the underworld, and now rises as a new morning star. It’s a beautiful cycle of rebirth, and it has been mirrored in our society by the emergence of a new civil rights movement.

Monday, June 22nd: Moon in Cancer, Neptune Retrograde in Pisces. The lovely new moon in Cancer continues today and reaches greater strength. People might be sensitive right now, so be kind and gentle towards others. Intuitive, creative work and music are highlighted today.

Tuesday, June 23rd: Moon in Leo. Let the child in you come out and play! You can receive concessions from authority today, or you may find yourself leading others. Great day to let yourself stand out and shine!

Wednesday, June 24th: Moon void-of-course in Leo ALL DAY, Venus Direct at 11:48pm. Day of continuity from yesterday’s developments. A void Moon always means to lay low and follow well-laid plans. Stay away from risks or negotiation, instead stabilize what’s in progress.

Thursday, June 25th: Moon in Virgo. Our focus turns towards health, habits and being of service to others. Spend the day getting organized; detailed work is easy now. As for Venus, she begins her ascent back from the underworld today, which is often the hardest part of the journey. Be gentle with yourself today.

Friday, June 26th: Moon in Virgo. Organize the house, have a work out and a salad.

Saturday, June 27th: Moon in Libra, Mars into Aries. We will be full of energy and ambition today, but with the moon in Libra everything will be a team effort. Partnerships are highlighted.

Sun at 3 Aries
Mercury DIRECT at 6 Pisces
Venus at 19 Taurus (rulership) and Mars at 25 Capricorn (exalted).
Jupiter at 23 Capricorn (in it’s fall, or weakened).
Saturn at 0 Aquarius (rulership), Pluto at 24 Capricorn.
Neptune at 18 Pisces (rulership)

REBIRTH. The New Moon in Aries signifies the start of a new astrological year, and a new beginning in our lives. It heralds the coming of Spring. Plants and bulbs are pushing their way out of the Earth and blooming, and the land is green. Normally this would be a celebratory and enjoyable time of the year, but the majority of us now sit sequestered in our homes. Disease is so rampant in our communities, that all gathering places are shut down and we can only go outside for food.

I believe our current worldwide crisis stems from the Saturn/Pluto conjunction on January 12th. It was a seminal event that has brought about worldwide upheaval and disruption in the past. When I became aware of this last year, I knew it would be something huge, but I had no idea it would sweep across the world, crash financial markets and shut down our society. Saturn rules limitation and restriction among other things, and Pluto brings catharsis and regeneration by purging toxic energy. Something toxic has indeed risen up from the depths of nature, and our disregard for the natural world has created it’s path.

Despite the grim news, we can still embrace the Aries New Moon and go through a rebirth. We can make use of this time to be creative. We can set an example for others by taking care of our health, and putting other people’s needs ahead of our own. We can try something new, and take a different approach to our lives. Listen to what the CDC is advising you to do and STAY HOME. Get informed and learn something new. Rediscover your spirituai practice and be creative. What are you ready to let go of, and what would you like your life to be?