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In the Stars June 16-23, 2024 . . . Shining Light on the Astrology of the Week

The Sun shines in Gemini for a few more days until the Summer Solstice on Thursday, June 20, when the Sun ingresses into Cancer. The Full Moon in Capricorn follows on Friday, June 21.

The Sabian symbol for this Full Moon is “A Person on a Magic Carpet Observes Vast Vistas Below.” This symbol is about rising above what is going on, and accepting positive opportunities. The message is about faith in the good things in life.



Sunday, June 16, has some difficult aspects that may rock relationships. However, the Moon trines the Sun and Mercury to balance the energy and restore harmony. Venus moves into Cancer (see “Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer” below). The Moon moves into Scorpio late in the evening, adding passion and sweetness, and a Moon-Venus trine settles the energy with warmth and affection.


Mercury, the trickster planet symbolizing the mind, plays a big role on Monday, June 17, as it squares Neptune and conjuncts Venus at the last (called anaretic) degrees of Gemini (Mercury and Venus) and Pisces (Neptune), and then Mercury and Venus move on into the first degree of Cancer. Emotions strongly influence our thinking, and we may be prone to some distorted or confused thinking. A second major aspect complex of the day, a potentially explosive one, is the Scorpio Moon-square-Pluto and Moon-opposite-Mars. Conversations will be intense and perhaps, significant and revelatory.


Serious, profound insights abound as a result of the Scorpio Moon’s trine to Saturn on Tuesday, June 18. Breakthroughs or disruptions may occur as the Moon opposes Uranus. You will want more time for yourself to pull back and ponder deep thoughts.


A Moon-Neptune trine on Juneteenth helps us forgive and release the past. The Moon moves into optimistic Sagittarius at 9:32 a.m. PDT, and makes an empowering sextile with Pluto. A Moon-Jupiter opposition amplifies energy levels and opportunities.


The Summer Solstice occurs Thursday, June 20, as the Sun crosses into Cancer just after making a mystical square to Neptune. A Moon-Saturn square may drive us toward responsibilities, and remind us of limitations as we celebrate the Solstice.


Friday, June 21, is buoyed by the optimistic Sagittarius Moon. It is a good day for conversations, eased by a Mercury-Mars sextile. The Moon becomes Full later in the evening at 6:07 p.m. PDT. The Full Moon occurs at the degree of 1:07 degree Capricorn. If your birthday is around the Christmas holiday, you will be influenced by this Full Moon. Neptune squares into the Full Moon, adding sensitivity, uncertainty, and perhaps creativity and illumination.


Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23, are industrious days to get a lot accomplished, as the Moon is in hard-working Capricorn. Saturday’s Moon-trine-Mars gives drive and determination. Mercury opposes the Moon and squares the nodal axis, stirring up challenging communication issues.


Sunday is full of planetary aspects and energy, both flowing and challenging. Supportive aspects include the Moon’s sextiles to Saturn and Neptune, and the Moon’s trine to Uranus. Plan to do something new and expressive. Challenging aspects includes the Moon’s square to Chiron and Eris that may make us more sensitive and prone to anger. A Moon-Pluto conjunction late Sunday evening adds emotional intensity. We close out the weekend with strong resolve to start the week ahead with greater concern for humanity.


Monday, June 24, is framed by the friendly, carefree energy of the Aquarius Moon. Jupiter’s trine to the Moon adds buoyancy and a drive to explore and expand. Spend time with a friend, and call one you have not spoken with in a while.



The Week in Short:

Sunday: Rocky relational energy early in the day, shifting toward warmth and affection by nightfall.

Monday: Emotions influence thinking, which may be illusory. Conversations will be significant and revelatory.

Tuesday: Open to insights and breakthroughs; take some time for yourself.

Wednesday: Forgiveness is the first order of the day. Optimism, empowerment, and opportunity follow.

Thursday: Summer solstice makes us prone to illusion as well as keeping us attentive to obligations.

Friday: Full Moon. Conversations are supported. Sensitivity is heightened, as well as imagination and illumination.

Saturday: Drive and determination fuel an industrious day.

Sunday: Strong work day that calls for some experimentation.

Monday: Friendly, carefree day. Spend time with a friend.


Ten Things to Do with Venus in Cancer (June 16-July 11)

1.     Take a journey through old family photo albums.

2.     Gather for a family picnic.

3.     Focus on home maintenance.

4.     Make your home more comfortable.

5.     Pull out your family recipes and make some of your favorite heritage foods.

6.     Read a historical novel.

7.     Get together with siblings or relatives and share stories.

8.     Gaze at the Moon in the night sky.

9.     Honor your feelings.

10.  Express care through a card, call, or gift of food



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Moon Void of Course:

This is the time when the Moon makes its last major angular aspect with a planet before it moves into the next zodiacal sign tropically. This void time, when the Moon is not aspecting a planet, but rather floating on its own, is a time when things don’t come together and it is difficult to make good decisions. Purchases made during void Moons often turn out to be unsatisfactory and not work out. Appointments often don’t come together, and meetings don’t result in progress or sound, lasting decisions. We more easily get lost or meander in trying to get somewhere. The VoC Moon times for the next month are listed below so that you can plan meetings, decisions, and purchases at times when the Moon is not VoC; and use the void times for gardening, reading, and routine task work.Void-of-Course Moon times for the month ahead (one lunar cycle):Pacific Standard Time:

June 16: 11:04 p.m.-11:37 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

June 19: 9:18 a.m.-9:31 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

June 21: 3:57 p.m.-4:08 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

June 23: 8:05 p.m.-8:14 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

June 25: 3:29 p.m.-11:07 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)

June 28: 1:44 a.m.-1:51 a.m. (Moon into Aries)

June 29 at 9:56 p.m. through June 30 at 5:00 p.m. (Moon into Taurus)

July 2: 8:42 a.m.-8:49 a.m. (Moon into Gemini)

July 4: 1:43 p.m.-1:51 p.m. (Moon into Cancer)

July 6: 8:47 p.m.-8:55 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

July 8 at 11:03 p.m. through July 9 at 6:47 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

July 11: 6:54 p.m.-7:06 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

July 13 at 3:48 p.m. through July 14 at 7:52 a.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

June 17: 6:04-6:37 (Moon into Scorpio)

June 19: 16:18-16:31 (Moon into Sagittarius)

June 21: 22:57-23:08 (Moon into Capricorn)

June 24: 3:05-3:14 (Moon into Aquarius)

June 25 at 22:29 through 6:07 (Moon into Pisces)

June 28: 8:44-8:51 (Moon into Aries)

June 30 at 4:56 through July 1 at 0:00 (Moon into Taurus)

July 2: 15:42-15:49 (Moon into Gemini)

July 4: 20:43-20:51 (Moon into Cancer)

July 7: 3:47-3:55 (Moon into Leo)

July 9: 6:03-13:47 (Moon into Virgo)

July 12: 1:54-2:06 (Moon into Libra)

July 13 at 22:48 through July 14 at 14:52 (Moon into Scorpio)


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