This is an energetic and quite changeable month of June, Aquarius, just the way you like it. A fortunate placement of Jupiter in your career sector, your tenth house, gives indications that your work in the world is going well, and bringing concrete returns in terms of resources, standards, and finances. Your beliefs and your deeper values are also strongly implicated, and there is a rather strong propensity to promote and defend them verbally. You have an enormous focus on the unconscious forces within your psyche that drive you from below. With your ruler, Uranus, now in your fourth house, you have an internal spotlight on issues of home and family. After the June 13th New Moon, relationships are empowered, with attention also on the inner wounding that can sometimes arise to trouble them. All in all, this is a positive indication of your ability to better understand and ultimately to move beyond these issues into greater wholeness.
The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School
It’s going to be a very powerful summer for Aquarians, thanks to the planet Mars turning retrograde in your first house this month. This transit comes on the heels of Uranus last month, entering Taurus and moving into your house of home, family, and property. This area has been subject to an extra dose of variability and also attention for these past two weeks, leading up to the current month. Uranus will be activated by a close square to Mars all summer, so these two planets will continue to play prominently in your monthly horoscopes for a few months to come. Let’s look at what else is happening this month.
Between June 5th and 6th, Venus in Cancer in your sixth house of labor, sickness and service will be moving through an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn in your twelfth house of self-undoing, hospitals, and healing. With several transits making oppositions through these two houses this month the themes of healing, hospitals, sickness, and service, or alone-time, introspection, contemplation, and mystical realization are pronounced. The opposition of Venus to Pluto through these houses will likely bring up issues of love and health, cleanliness and service to others, or deeper introspection around your relationships or relationship challenges. As an Aquarius it’s easy for you to stay somewhat aloof to the deeper emotional realities within yourself and others. This is an opportunity for you to recognize and grow through a time of emotional confrontation and healing.
At nearly the same time, between June 6th and 7th, the Sun and Mercury will be conjunct in Gemini in your fifth house of children, creativity, and joy, and simultaneously square to Neptune in your second house of money, values and resources. If you’re living in denial about habits or behaviors that are harming you more than providing you with real, abiding peace and happiness, then now is the time to remove the veil of ignorance and try listening to the truth. A shift in values right now is dependent upon the level of honesty and mental clarity you are willing to bring to the situation you find yourself in. You may also find that there are expenses related to children, or play, right now, or you may also find that you are both intellectually and creatively stimulated by this transit. It’s a good time for communication and imagination to cooperate and create something brand new together.
On June 13th, the New Moon in Gemini will also land in your fifth house. At the same time, Mars will conjoin the South Node of the Moon in your first house of health, self, and new beginnings. Again, with the fifth house highlighted while Mars is conjunct the South Node in the first house, you may be addressing habits or behaviors that might appear fun or enjoyable but are somewhat toxic or destructive. You may be considering a personal change or transformation of health or behavior in relation to your children and considerations about their future. Or you might be tapping into your natural wisdom, or perhaps the wisdom of your past lives, and expressing yourself both courageously and creatively at the same time.
Between June 14th and 15th, Venus in Leo in your seventh house of love and relationships will square Uranus in Taurus in your fourth house of home and property. Here the themes of freedom, defiance, and originality in relationships is highlighted. It’s not uncommon to see relationships temporarily separate or to move out of your family’s home or to part way with friends or roommates. The need for greater personal freedom and/or self-expression is very strong under this transit, but you should be careful not to burn bridges or to act too impulsively.
On June 15th, Mercury in Cancer in the sixth house will oppose Saturn in Capricorn in your twelfth house, placing an emphasis once again on the topics of health and healing, sickness and service. This transit also focuses on themes of communication, mental and emotional health, and the need to find balance between emotions, needs, and feelings and responsibility, discipline and duty. We are all growing up constantly, even when we’re very old, and this is because the real maturation process is spiritual and not merely physical. You may also find that you are naturally a voice of wisdom, experience, and insight for others who are hurting at this time. As one of the natural “outsiders” of the zodiac, you are a good friend to those who are suffering, misunderstood, or on the outside looking in.
On June 21st the Summer Solstice in Cancer, in your sixth house of service, sickness, the workplace, brings a special importance to these areas of your life. This same day, Venus in Leo in your seventh house of love and relationships will oppose Mars in Aquarius in your first house of self, health, and new beginnings. Watch for themes of sexual or creative tension in relationships, and differences or negotiations of values in relationships. You are likely trying to figure out what constitutes healthy independence versus a healthy level of dependence right now. Just remember, as a Saturn ruled sign (traditionally speaking Aquarius was ruled by Saturn) you tend to be comfortable remaining somewhat distant and aloof, even while being very social and friendly with others. You may be feeling exceedingly independent right now with Mars about to turn retrograde in your first house, so just be careful not to alienate others, even as you may need to make decisions that are more self-focused.
June 23rd Mercury in Cancer in your sixth house is now opposing Pluto in Capricorn in your twelfth house. Look for themes of honesty, depth, catharsis, and confrontation. You are read to change your mind or to change the minds of others thanks to being in a more vulnerable and emotionally honest position. Remember that when we see ourselves in others, and others see themselves in us, when genuine empathy is created, we begin to communicate on levels that are entirely different from the level of exchanging mere words, ideas, and information.
Then on June 25th, Venus in Leo in your seventh house of love and relationships will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your tenth house of career. Venus and Jupiter combinations almost always produce an aura of success, wealth, growth, and abundance, not to mention good luck and enthusiasm. However, they also produce extravagance and they frequently over promise and under deliver. Right now, you might be meeting people in or through work who are providing you with opportunities for growth, romance, or success. Or your partner may be experiencing some degree or success, or you might be looking at ways to partner with someone new for the sake of starting a new business or creative project. Just remember that big shiny things don’t usually stay big and shiny for long. Like all things in the material world, beauty fades and becomes routine, and often laborious, in time, whereas our investments in spiritual life endure beyond the fluctuations and changes of the material world.
Finally, on June 27th, the Full Moon comes through and energizes everything, in particular, for you, the area of unconscious process, so that your dreams become important in sorting things out. Just one day prior, Mars turns retrograde in your first house. When Mars retrogrades just one day prior, in your first house, especially for such a long time (this Mars retrograde will be in your first house all the way into August!), the following themes become dominant: health and self-care, the need to recreate ones physical body or routines or habits related to health, anger and temper, learning how to be bold if you are self-effacing, learning how to be patient if you are impulsive, learning how to be constructively critical if you tend to be harsh, learning how to let others lead if you tend to dominate, recognizing your own limits or areas in which you are somewhat powerless, or losing interest or passion in things that once excited you. These themes are powerful all summer, so that you have a longer period than usual to adjust to the new ideas and attitudes that will come to you. We will continue to check in over the summer months, and offer further insights and helpful suggestions for navigating this one!
With the massive changes that are happening now, I highly recommend that folks get a transit report tailored specifically to their chart for the most accurate description of what's in store for you in the months ahead.
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The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.
The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.
Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.
Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.
Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.
Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.
Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.
Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.
Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.
Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.
As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.
The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.
The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.
In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.
While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.
The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.
Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.
Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.
Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.
Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.
Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.
Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.
Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.
Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.
Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.
Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.
Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.
Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.