In the Stars June 5-12, 2022 . . . shining light on the astrology of the week
Mercury turned direct on Friday, June 3, though it remains in its shadow until June 18, still exhibiting some of the retrograde qualities. Saturn turned retrograde on Saturday, June 4 and will spin backwards until October 22. This will give us pause to reconsider plans and projects.
Jupiter and Mars continue to travel close together in Aries, calling for adventure and expansive new beginnings. Take a leap forward. Mars and Venus are in their ruling signs, Aries and Taurus respectively, giving strength.
The Sun continues to shine in Gemini tropically, leading to the Summer Solstice on June 21. Graduation celebrations, short-distance trips, conversation, and connection call us.
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Sunday’s Moon-Saturn opposition keeps us in check and tethered to our responsibilities. A testy Mercury-Moon square follows. Harness this energy to fine-tune plans or to tackle a writing project or pen a message to someone. Plan to take advantage of the efficient energy that is available the next few days by planning the week ahead.
The task-oriented Virgo Moon on Monday helps us tidy up and get organized. We can be creative and innovative in addressing the practical matters at hand.
Tuesday’s Virgo Moon desires another productive work day getting things accomplished. The Moon’s trine to Uranus claims independence. The Moon squares Gemini, leading us to distractions, and the later Moon-Neptune opposition makes us want to relax. Never mind the day’s ambitious intentions. Call it a night and catch some dreams.
We feel a surge of strong productive energy early Wednesday morning. Then the Moon moves into Libra, prompting us to work in partnership. A Moon-Jupiter opposition increases our appetite for socializing. Enjoy the beauty of the evening with someone you love.
A Moon-Mars opposition early in the day disrupts the peace and harmony that the Libra Moon desires. A Moon-Chiron opposition also contributes to unsettling feelings. Later in the day, a Moon-Sun trine brings greater ease and balance.
Friday may be a volatile day emotionally as the Moon squares Pluto and opposes Eris. A Moon-Saturn trine helps us stay in balance, honoring commitments and responsibilities. After a three-hour period when the Moon is void of course (10:36 a.m. – 1:41 p.m. PDT), the Moon moves into Scorpio. Then we are drawn into emotional depths, evoking honest conversations and a search for truth. As the Scorpio Moon will be with us most of the weekend, we many want to withdraw from social engagements, and soak in some quiet time.
Strident feelings of independence in matters of love and money are stirred on Saturday as Venus and Uranus conjunct. The Moon opposes this alignment, amplifying what has been aroused. Beware the Scorpio Moon can be controlling, which is counterproductive to the Venus/Uranus conjunction.
Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest, but it begins with a relentless Moon-Saturn square, demanding attention to work and duty. However, a Moon-Neptune trine eases the tension. The Moon’s opposition to Mercury may churn up disagreements. Yet, when the Moon arrives in Sagittarius our spirits are uplifted, and we let go of disgruntlements and issues about which we are fretting.
We are set for adventure on Monday with the Moon in sunny Sagittarius, opposing Mercury’s ingress into Gemini. We are curious and light-hearted. Trines to Mars and Chiron give us courage and motivate us to move forward and take a bit of risk.
The Week in Short:
Sunday: Tend to responsibilities, and plan the week ahead.
Monday: Tidy up and get organized. Be creative with the tasks at hand.
Tuesday: Mixed day of ambitious productivity, coupled with distractions, surprises, and confusion.
Wednesday: Productive, beautiful day. Work and socialize with others.
Thursday: Unsettling early part of the day dissolves into greater harmony later. Aim for resolutions.
Friday: Volatile day. Deep feelings emerge; converse honestly. Take space for yourself.
Saturday: Feelings of independence are aroused.
Sunday: Work and duty demanded. Along with disagreeable energy, we are uplifted and transported to higher planes.
Monday: Adventure calls; stretch beyond your comfort zone.
Ten Things to Do with the Venus in Taurus (May 28-June 21) 1. Plant flowers and vegetables. 2. Cook delicious food to delight your taste buds. 3. Get a massage. 4. Get a fresh hair cut. 5. Freshen your wardrobe. 6. Spray a delightful scent around your face. 7. Find some delightful new inspiring music. 8. Create a new playlist to inspire your everyday life. 9. Sing--karaoke? 10. Adorn yourself with beautiful clothing and jewelry.
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 5: 4:12 p.m. – 11:21 p.m. (Moon into Virgo)
June 8: 5:08 a.m. – 8:22 a.m. (Moon into Libra)
June 10: 10:36 a.m. – 1:41 p.m. (Moon into Scorpio)
June 12: 2:39 p.m. – 3:31 p.m. (Moon into Sagittarius)
June 14: 7:58 a.m. – 3:13 p.m. (Moon into Capricorn)
June 15: 11:41 a.m. – 2:44 p.m. (Moon into Aquarius)
June 18: 11:50 a.m. – 4:01 p.m. (Moon into Pisces)
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) GMT (Greenwich Mean Time):
June 5 at 23:12 through 6:21 (Moon into Virgo)
June 8: 12:08 – 15:22 (Moon into Libra)
June 10: 17:36 – 20:41 (Moon into Scorpio)
June 12: 21:39 – 22:31 (Moon into Sagittarius)
June 14: 14:58 – 22:13 (Moon into Capricorn)
June 15: 18:41 – 21:44 (Moon into Aquarius)
June 18: 18:50 – 23:01 (Moon into Pisces)
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)
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