This is an optimistic and exploratory month for you, Scorpio, when partnership will be in your focus of vision. Something hitherto unknown in this area is knocking on your door. You do best when you allow yourself to open to new possibilities either within your current relationship or, if single, go with the flow of novel experiences that might however prove ephemeral. In any case these experiences are excellent at providing new insights into your situation in ways that are out of the ordinary. Your self-expression benefits, and as well your understanding of your own interior spaces. Your truest creativity has taken a mystical turn of late, so that a spiritual component is always present. Communication is key for you right now, and your words carry a great deal of depth. More and more, as your understanding grows, you recognize that you are in fact on a mission of service to the community at large.
The following was written by this month's guest columnist Adam Elenbaas of The Nightlight Astrology School
Last month the planet Uranus stole the show as it changed signs into Taurus, corresponding to your house of partnership, for the first time in many years. This has brought and will continue to bring great variety and excitement to all your relationships, or to the concept of partnering. This month the action continues as the planet Mars will turn retrograde at the end of the month in the sign of Aquarius, your fourth house of home and family, a transit we will track all summer long. Meanwhile, let’s turn our attention to each of the major transits effecting you this month.
Between June 5th and 6th, Venus in Cancer in your ninth house of religion, higher education, and long journeys will be moving through an opposition to Pluto in Capricorn in your third house of communication, the mind, and siblings. Conversations about faith and belief in relationships might be highlighted right now, or you may find that there is an opportunity to do some healing work around communication in your relationships. You may also find that your mind or heart are inexplicably attracted to deeper, darker, or even more erotic topics or themes right now.
At nearly the same time, between June 6th and 7th, the Sun and Mercury will be conjunct in Gemini in your eighth house of death, rebirth, and shared resources, and simultaneously square to Neptune in your fifth house of children, creativity, and joy. Be careful of making choices from a place of fear or anxiety about the future right now, as you are prone to not see things clearly and may allow for your worries or fears to influence your decision-making. At the same time, there is a great opportunity for throwing some amount of caution to the wind and allowing yourself to let the creativity of the moment take you away from a tendency you may have to overthink things right now. As a Scorpio you may struggle sometimes to let go and truly enjoy yourself, or to fully trust when good things come your way that there isn’t a hidden danger. Sometimes your instincts are correct, but sometimes they may keep you from experiencing real joy. Use your intelligence right now, but don’t let yourself overanalyze a good thing.
On June 13th, the New Moon in Gemini will also land in your eighth house. At the same time, Mars will conjoin the South Node of the Moon in your fourth house of home, family, and property. The topic of family resources, money, or inheritance may be on the table, or you might be doing some healing work in relation to your home and family life. There is a deep level of wisdom available to you right now, and if you harness it you will find that it is easier than usual to let go of things that are no longer serving you, or to say goodbye to something from the deep, ancestral past. You may also need to make changes or improvements to your living situation or home environment. Just remember, these themes will be active all summer long because Mars will turn retrograde in this house shortly!
Between June 14th and 15th, Venus in Leo in your tenth house of career will square Uranus in Taurus in your seventh house of love and relationships. Be careful of putting your foot in your mouth at work during this transit. There is an aura of defiance and rebelliousness in the air, and while it may spice things up in your love life, it could also easily lead to misunderstandings or diplomatic snafus in more formal settings. You may also find that you are ready to present a new version of yourself to the world, or you may find that you are strongly attracted to someone in the work place. Venus/Uranus transits can be incredibly creative, but they may also indicate the desire to seek freedom and originality and the cost of loyalty, diplomacy, or tact.
On June 15th, Mercury in Cancer in your ninth house will oppose Saturn in Capricorn in your third house, emphasizing a somewhat serious, constrained, focused, or disciplined quality of mind and speech, or communication. This transit may also help you to transform your beliefs into more tangible actions and commitments, or it may invite you to find more compassionate ways of expressing yourself without losing any of your conviction. Just remember, if you believe it’s true, and it’s good enough to take a stand for, then it’s good and true enough to be communicated with compassion. While you are naturally a warrior and you can bring so much emotional depth to the table, sometimes you could benefit from a little more softness, so take this moment as an opportunity to become an even better version of yourself!
On June 21st the Summer Solstice takes place in Cancer, so again your ninth house is emphasized. Worldview becomes highlighted, as well as the possibility of surprise journeys and unplanned studies. Venus in Leo in your tenth house of career will also oppose Mars in Aquarius in your fourth house of home, family, and property. Sexual and/or creative tension is high right now. You might be feeling the desire to expand and grow professionally while challenges or duties on the home front, or in your personal life, are making it challenging to do so. On the other hand, you might be considering making significant changes at work, or at home, due to meeting someone new or because your relationship is rapidly becoming more intimate. Just remember to avoid personal power struggles and try your best to balance the public and private spheres of your life.
June 23rd Mercury in Cancer in your ninth house is now opposing Pluto in Capricorn in your third house. This transit, like June 15th’s Mercury/Saturn dynamic, is once again highlighting the importance of honesty, depth, and integrity in how and what you are communicating to others this month. Your mind and your heart are always looking to be on the same page, but sometimes we fail to bring the two together because we fear being vulnerable with others or because we fear the power of the truth. The truth is sometimes upsetting, but it’s better to be upset and live honestly than to keep the peace while remaining dishonest or living in denial.
Then on June 25th, Venus in Leo in your tenth house will square Jupiter in Scorpio in your first house. This has the potential to be a very powerful, uplifting moment for you: a moment of success, or the start of something new, romantic, and exciting. You might be getting promoted at work, or you might be achieving something special, or even falling in love or enjoying a general mood of romance and love. It’s a great moment to start a new health regiment or to ride a wave of inspiration and joy toward a healthy new beginning. Just remember that when Venus and Jupiter get together there is always the temptation to overdo things or to be tempted into extravagance. For as magical as this transit can be, it’s also notorious for people or things that over promise and under deliver!
Finally, on June 27th, just as the Full Moon comes through and energizes everything, especially learning and communication, or restrictions to these, Mars turns retrograde just one day prior, in your fourth house of home, family, and property, marking the start of a summer-long focus on these themes. Because Mars is close to the wisdom of the South Node, you may find that there is a distinct theme of loss, surrender, or sacrifice taking place at home. On the other hand, you may find that it is the perfect time to finally address or confront a family member, to work through family or ancestral karma, and to some “healing at the roots.” Just remember that nobody is perfect, and try as hard as we may, no matter how much family healing we think we need, there will always be a hole in our hearts if we haven’t learned to find happiness in the soul, whose true home is beyond this world and all the temporary homes and families that we’ve ever had! We will continue to visit this transit all summer, as Mars makes many more interesting aspects to come.
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.
Find out with this report that gives detailed descriptions of your transits for a three, six or twelve month period. This report was written by astrologer Henry Seltzer.
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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.