The Astrology of June features Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn and Pluto. Late in the evening of June 5th Jupiter enters Aries, there to conjunctUranus and squarePluto. This enhanced conjunction promotes even more fireworks than did the entrance of Uranus into Aries at the end of last month. This is because Jupiter amps up everything he touches. Jupiter with Uranus is productive of new insights and new beginnings, revolutions in thought and consciousness. Since Pluto is also involved, by square, the revolution includes a strong element of transformation, a profound metamorphosis of everything that has gone before. This transformation is not only an important part of what you and everyone around you is simultaneously experiencing personally, but as well is cultural in nature. America and the world-wide society that it focalizes are changing rapidly now, right before our very eyes.
As the month gets underway, Saturn and Uranus are still within orb of their opposition, which will enormously strengthen in the second half of July. The push-pull of going forward versus staying back that they symbolize is intensified in our personal lives as well. Saturn is also neatly poised in aspect with Neptune, in a quincunx (or inconjunct) aspect, indicating that the give and take of change versus stasis is also contributing to our understanding of the spiritual realm and of the choices that we make every day between mundane and higher plane priorities.
The New Moon of Saturday, June 12th, is powerful. The Sun and MoontrineNeptune and squareSaturn, while Venus makes an almost exact quincunx and sextile to these. The T-square of Uranus/Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn is beginning to come on strong at this time as well. We can already see the beginning of the configuration between these three planets that marks 2010 as the pivotal year of change leading up to 2012. Change can come more easily or more violently depending on how hard we resist it. Since Neptune is also in the mix of energies at this time, there is additionally a softness and a sense of compassion about what we are going through as a society and how we transform in our individual destinies that share the collective situation.
When the Summer Solstice comes along, on Monday, June 21st, the Sun's entrance into Cancer marks a five-day period when the forming Uranus - Plutosquare, harbinger of these next two to ten years, is most intense. The Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon of Saturday, June 26th, represents a culmination to one stage of the unfolding series of deep and profound changes that are now upon us. This CapricornFull Moon exactly conjunctsPluto, thus emphasizing even more greatly the square of Pluto to Uranus and Jupiter, and as well to Saturn. The Sun in the beginning degrees of Cancer completes the roster of Cardinal signs involved. This Grand Cross in Cardinal signs reminds us that we are on the verge of a period of time that will be intense in its challenge to existing structures. Whatever has become outmoded in today's world will be forced to defend itself in terms of its ultimate utility for progress and for a better future. If it is judged and found wanting it will be destroyed in order to make room for the new world that is slowly and painfully being born through this time of relative disorder. This birthing will not even begin to be completed over the course of the ensuing two-year period leading up to the end of 2012. Wise men tell us to look ahead, not behind, when we find ourselves gasping within the pangs of turmoil. Do not dwell on the chaos, but await the birth.