In the Stars June 19-26, 2022 . . . shining light on the astrology of the week: Summer Solstice


The Summer Solstice is Tuesday, June 21, the day with the most light in the year in the northern hemisphere that marks the beginning of the summer season. With the Sun in Cancer for the month ahead, the focus is on home, family, and traditions. Independence Day falls in the month of Cancer when we celebrate our past with family gatherings.


The first part of the week Venus trines Pluto. This is a good alignment for attending to financial matters and making improvements. This aspect can also foster a positive re-construction of relationship concerns and commitments. Reach out and connect with people you deeply care about.


Neptune stations on Monday, June 27th to move retrograde for five months until December 2. The retrograde period offers a time to re-imagine the future. As Saturn retrogrades (now through October 22), it will be moving closer to its last square with Uranus in early October. This major aspect invites big change. Consider what you want to cut out of your life that is no longer useful, and how you want to change to revolutionize your future. This aspect was active all of 2021, and gives one more opportunity to catapult into the years ahead in new ways.


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Father’s Day Sunday is cloaked with the love and compassion of the Pisces Moon. A Moon-Ceres trine fosters caring for family without sacrificing oneself. A Mercury-Jupiter sextile encourages expansive conversations. Honor your dad with appreciation.


Ease into the work week gently on Monday. The Pisces Moon infuses its soft, creative, poetic energy into the day, amplified by a Moon-Neptune conjunction. Allow yourself to go with the flow and dream into the week and month ahead.


Tuesday, June 21, is the Summer Solstice, marking the Sun’s ingress into Cancer (2:13 a.m. PDT) and the beginning of a new season. The fiery Aries Moon conjuncts Jupiter, calling for adventure. A benefic Moon-Mercury sextile offers numerous pathways for exploration. This is a golden day. Make the most of it.


Vitality is abundant on Wednesday, fueled by the Aries Moon conjunct Mars. We are ready to tackle projects and get moving. Venus moves into Gemini, calling for more variety in relationships in the next month. Later in the day the Moon conjuncts Eris and squares Pluto, making for some challenges and disgruntlement.


Early Thursday the Moon ingresses into Taurus, its sign of exaltation where it loves to bask in life’s pleasures. A Saturn-Eris sextile is the major event of the day, focusing efforts on long-term goals. Discontent may be stirred by several minor challenging aspects.


The Taurus Moon continues on Friday and Saturday, inviting us for hikes in nature, and to enjoy life’s best in food, art, and music. A Moon-Uranus conjunction on Friday may shake things up and re-arrange plans and intentions. Be open to surprises. Drive and determination help address obstacles.


Saturday holds numerous planetary aspects, and thus, activity and happenings. Challenging aspects include a demanding Moon-Saturn square. In contrast, the Moon-Pluto trine helps us deal with practical matters. A Moon-Neptune sextile gives spaciousness to dream and create. The Moon is void of course in the afternoon, and then at 4:01 p.m. PDT it moves into Gemini. We will want to connect and converse, so make it a social evening.


Sunday is a day of rest for planetary activity, as well as for us. The Gemini Moon loves variety and activity, so consider an outing to an interesting new places and or experience to explore. Beautiful benefic aspects bless the day (Venus-Moon conjunct and Moon-Jupiter sextile). Allow this day to be easy, and full of delight and conversation. Reach out to siblings.


Neptune stations to go retrograde on Monday, heightening imagination and creativity, as well as illusions and deception. When a planet stations its symbolism is amplified. Mars and Saturn sextile, garnering discipline iand discernment. A Moon-Neptune square can drive matters off course. Mars and Eris conjunct, forming sextiles to Saturn and the Moon. This is a day potentiated with drive and intention, as well as creativity and inspiration. If used wisely, the day could produce innovations and breakthroughs.


The Week in Short:

Sunday: Father’s Day: Kindness and compassion flow into expansive conversations.

Monday: Soft, dreamy, creative day. Move with the gentle fluctuations of the day.

Tuesday: Summer Solstice; new season. Golden day.

Wednesday: Vibrant day to tackle projects.

Thursday: Re-commit to long-term goals, though the day may not go as planned. Enjoy life’s pleasures.

Friday: Walk in nature. Enjoy good food and music, and all that nourishes the senses. Be ready to handle surprises and diversions.

Saturday: Focus on practical matters, and spending time outdoors. Attend to responsibilities, and allow time to dream and create. Enjoy a social evening.

Sunday: Easy, blessed day. Reach out to siblings. Plan a variety of experiences.

Monday: Neptune stations retrograde. Dream, be inspired, and create.


Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Gemini (June 21- July 18) 1. Exchange books with neighbors that lead you in new directions.

2. Exercise flexibility in relationship.

3. Pick up the phone and connect with someone with whom you’ve been out of touch.

4. Acknowledge the variety of expressions of love in your everyday life.

5. Write letters. (or email).

6. Plan a short trip.

7. Take an internet excursion and make at least three new discoveries.

8. Explore your surroundings and discover something new.

9. Connect with aunts, uncles, or cousins.

10. Think (and act) more flexibly with money matters—learn something new by listening to a podcast about finances while driving.


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 20: 9:10 p.m. – 8:37 p.m. (Moon into Aries)

June 23: 1:02 a.m. - 4:57 a.m. (Moon into Taurus)

June 25: 12:02 p.m. – 5:13 p.m. (Moon into Gemini)

June 27 at 7:38 p.m. through June 28 at 4:53 a.m. (Moon into Cancer)

June 30: 1:13 p.m. – 5:39 p.m. (Moon into Leo)

July 3: 2:58 a.m. – 5:31 a.m. (Moon into Virgo)

July 5: 11:03 a.m. – 3:24 p.m. (Moon into Libra)

July 7: 6:03 p.m. – 10:14 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)

July 9 at 9:34 p.m. through July 10 at 1:34 a.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)

July 11 at 6:42 p.m. through July 12 at 2:01 a.m. (Moon into Capricorn)

July 13 at 9:16 p.m. through July 14 at 1:13 a.m. (Moon into Aquarius)

July 15 at 9:35 p.m. through July 16 at 1:18 a.m. (Moon into Pisces)

July 17 at 11:42 p.m. through July 18 at 4:17 a.m. (Moon into Aries) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):

June 21: 4:10 - 4:37 (Moon into Aries)

June 23: 8:02 - 11:57 (Moon into Taurus)

June 25 at 19:02 through June 26 at 0:13 (Moon into Gemini)

June 28: 2:38 - 11:53 (Moon into Cancer)

June 30 at 20:13 through 0:39 (Moon into Leo)

July 3: 9:58 – 12:31 (Moon into Virgo)

July 5: 18:03 –22:24 (Moon into Libra)

July 8: 1:03 – 5:14 (Moon into Scorpio)

July 10: 4:34 - 8:34 (Moon into Sagittarius)

July 12: 1:42 – 9:01 (Moon into Capricorn)

July 14: 4:16 - 8:13 (Moon into Aquarius)

July 16: 4:35 - 8:18 (Moon into Pisces)

July 18: 6:42 - 11:17 (Moon into Aries)

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