The Astrology of June focuses on the powerful summer eclipses plus once again the important T-square of outer planets Saturn, Uranus and Pluto, along with a stationing Neptune in the first degree of its sign.
These next three months will see the closest square yet between Uranus and Pluto. Beginning with the Solar Eclipse of June 1st and through to the very end of August, the pressures of the times that we are already seeing will build dramatically. As Uranus and Pluto – and Saturn also – continue to form the arms of a vice or the pot and lid of a giant pressure cooker, they enable us to squeeze through the narrow passage of a birth canal that we would otherwise be unable to pass. In another way of looking at it, there are necessary changes that we must make in our own lives and in the life of the society around us that will not be made without the dire extremity that renders these changes, if not palatable, at least possible to digest. The radical transformative pressures of Pluto, in combination with Saturn and Uranus, are catalyzing changes that we all know are needed but which we might have trouble springing for if times were flowing more easily.
The presence of Neptune in Pisces, stationing early this month and aspected by both Uranus and Jupiter, lends a spiritual quality to the proceedings. This configuration also makes for a large degree of confusion surrounding what exactly is happening. The June 1st and July 1st Solar Eclipses aspect Saturn as well as Pluto, so that the conservative backlash to revolutionary change that we have been seeing from the public squares of the Middle East to the halls of congress will continue as well, and in intensified form, over a politically heated summer.
The Solar Eclipse of June 1st closely trinesSaturn and forms an inconjunct to Pluto, bringing their square into far greater prominence. We are likely to see conservative elements greatly intensified. Since Saturn is at this moment in a biquintile yod with Mars and Chiron, the difficulties and painful qualities of this situation are also likely to become apparent. Meanwhile Uranus lurks only a few degrees away from its forming square with Pluto; the motivation for necessary revolutionary change becomes more intensified over the course of June and then on into July.
The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of Wednesday, June 15th, might make for a more peaceful resting place between the Solar Eclipses, since Neptune in Pisces, now retrograde, is triggered by Jupiter and Uranus. This goes for the Summer Solstice of June 21st as well, which will be a particularly spiritually enlivened moment in time. There is a joyful quality to the middle of the month as we concentrate on positive solutions rather than the obvious problems that plague us.
Then the last week of the month once again brings the Uranus-Plutosquare into sharp prominence. This week culminates in the Solar Eclipse and New Moon of Friday, July 1st. The long hot summer that follows, the first of several more hot summers still to come, might have similarities to the season of the Watts riots of 1965, the season that was a kick-off to the revolutionary ardor of the late sixties. In all this we must remember that the chaos that we are seeing in the society at large, and potentially in our own lives as well, is but the prelude to an unknown birth. We have the opportunity now to move in either direction, to a higher or to a lower state of consciousness and choice. With the grace of Spirit and with our own best efforts we can try to make this special time that we are living through count for the highest.