ASTROLOGY THIS WEEK: JUNE 10 - JUNE 16
Monday, June 10th
8:28am PDT: Sun in Gemini opposite Jupiter in Sagittarius, both at 19°29’
This aspect draws a line between our willingness to learn and our deep desire to already know. If not careful, we can fall into the chasm between our curiosity and our self-righteousness. Admit to yourself that there are some things you can’t understand until you’ve lived through them. Emphasize concentration on your experience, even if it’s constantly changing.
Wednesday, June 12th
3:46pm PDT: Mars conjunct True Node at 17°Cancer52’
We don’t get to call everyplace we go “home”. We do get to acknowledge the safety inherent in being the only one to know what it feels like in our own bodies. Some places aren’t meant to be safe. Understand what makes a situation, person or place feel secure for you. Sometimes, feeling danger or pain, however passive, is an important exposure as you learn to define what you need to feel okay. Find comfort in cutting away anything that is causing you illness.
Thursday, June 13th
11:12pm PDT: Mars in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces, both at 18°43’
How do you distinguish a cage from a container? Sometimes, our feelings well up and overflow, pressing down upon us like a prison. In other moments, this flood is so strong it can knock down a dam, releasing stuck emotional substance, freeing us from ourselves. Recognize that in regards to certain stress-ridden episodes, you will never feel a sensation of “enough” sanctuary to process; to let your jaw slacken, your shoulders fall and your tears rise to the surface. In these situations where there is “never enough”, there isn’t a better time than now. Dissolving is one route to becoming whole.
Friday, June 14th
8:50am PDT: Mars in Cancer Opposite Saturn in Capricorn, both at 18°58’
Where are you feeling a tension between the compulsion to act and the desperation to slow down? The agitation you feel between compulsive needs for opposing speeds is putting a strain on your survival instincts. Whether rapid or reluctant, you are in the driver’s seat of your own life. You can choose, at any moment, to hit the gas or the break. Cancer/Capricorn “makes do” with what is. Finds a way to survive, regardless of the chosen road. Carefully examine your relationship to time. Is it unmanageable? Is burnout an inevitable destination? Oppositions often require either/or decisions. Decide to save yourself today, even with the smallest actions. You learned to crawl before you even knew that walking was an option. It’s easier to enjoy an experience if you’re not caught up in comparing it to something else.
Saturday, June 15th
10:57am: Mercury conjunct True Node at 17°Cancer43’
When we’re paying attention, the wind will whisper to us. Images paint themselves onto a canopy of trees. Stories weave across the sky. A sensation of déjà vu grows like a pit in our stomach or warms our chest from the inside when we meet someone we think we knew in another life. Sometimes we find stillness in the middle of someone’s sentence, transported to another world by words that slipped from a tongue that wants to teach us something. What is holding you in its womb today? What message is destined to find you, waiting for you to help birth it?
Sunday, June 16th
4:43am PDT: Mercury in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces, both at 18°43’
“What are the tyrannies you swallow day by day and attempt to make your own, until you will sicken and die of them, still in silence? (List as many as necessary today. Then write a new list tomorrow. And the day after.)” -Audre Lorde
Communicating how we feel takes courage. Desires vulnerability. Is often the necessary step we take from self-sabotage to self-love. You don’t need someone to hear your dreams or nightmares to make them real for you. Still, speaking your truth is an act of affirming yourself. Your experience is most valuable to you. How do you create a channel for your own realization? Where is your avenue to allowance? How are you communicating your physical, mental and spiritual needs to yourself? If you don’t try to know what you need, how can you tell someone when they ask you? Begin by asking yourself: what do you need sweetheart? Notice what you feel when you hear the question. If the sensation is surprising, make a practice of asking more often.
7:00am PDT: Mercury in Cancer opposite Saturn in Capricorn, both at 18°51’
This is a lesson in your own limits. Admitting you have hit breaking point is sometimes the last act of maturity you have the opportunity to muster. It is honorable to know when you need to restrain yourself and when you can share more openly about your emotional ups and downs. Check in with your boundaries. Remember that a good boundary is one that can be upheld by you but does not need another person to confirm it. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter whether or not someone likes your choice to take care of yourself. Another’s discontent shouldn’t stop your own self-sufficiency. Do what you need to do. If you don’t know what that is, have a conversation with your inner elder.
8:18am PDT: Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces, both at 18°43’
Jupiter’s second square to Neptune this year aims to flood us with another fortune of faith. Luck doesn’t “run out” where the river meets the ocean. When you stare at earth from the top of a mountain, or the horizon line at the beach, do you feel lost? A tiny creature, helpless in a giant universe? Or do you feel whole and strong, in awe of your great luck that gets to witness this expansive realm? Are you asking who am I to dream so big? The cosmos, in her infinite wisdom, wouldn’t show you her magic if she didn’t want you to dream with her. Admire your gratitude.