With Mars traveling through Gemini we experience a battle between the light and the dark, between consciousness and trajectory toward inclusiveness versus splintering into shards of polarized opposition of forces. As Mars opposed Saturn at the end of May, tension built, seeking resolution. The collective wound is up. We are pitched through the abundant shadow material that seeks to engulf our country, or threatens our personal well-being. Now is time to ground a vision for the future (Uranus trine Saturn). At this crucial time of the world in crisis, how do we create the bridge to a place of wholeness, and unity of vision?
As Mars enters Cancer, (June 4th through July20th) we are called upon to pull our attention inward. Take counsel with oneself. Protect your inner space in order to nurture the birth of something new. We sense it when we are still enough to listen. So this month create the time to listen, walk in nature, drop into the song of birds, watch the sunset as if in a sacred temple where sages have been meeting for eons and laid the ground with wisdom. Meet your experience with expanded curiosity so that you may integrate the inner with the outer. A thread already draws you toward the deep source that nurtures your unfoldment. Mars stimulates the inner fire and heat of emotion. Be aware when frustration, anger, or resentment arise. They are preludes to a birth, and are ripples of labor. Slow yourself enough to understand its intention. As Mars aspects Jupiter (June 19th through the 30th) be aware of the tendency to take on too much or promise too much to others. Instead, be clear in your inner intention and find support or collaboration with others to move toward the powerful time of July 2nd when Mars opposes Pluto and transformation is in process.
We are in a unique period of time as both Jupiter and Neptune change direction, emphasizing their influence. Confidence or arrogance may be coupled with illusion and fantasy. (Watch the administration and the President as they seek to counter the unfolding investigations). Likewise this is an opportune time to sustain faith as you connect with your deeper self and proceed step by step in connection with your core values. We are in a crisis of values. Jupiter carries the light between Uranus and Pluto, extending this period of time of radical regeneration of meaning and of what governs our perceptions.
The full Moon in Sagittarius takes place on June 9th as Jupiter goes direct, with a release of energy and forward movement. This is an excellent time to begin a new venture, to be supported through the next 8 months. A clear intention and plan serves to unleash a flowing movement. The poetic words of John O’Donohue, from his poem “Fluent” names the insight needed,
“Like a river flows
Carried by the surprise
Of its own unfolding.”
Curiosity in what is unfolding, with attentiveness, supports the faith that is needed at this time to complete the tasks and fulfill the crossing into a new birth. As the I Ching says “Perseverance furthers”. Summer solstice takes place on June 20th as the Sun enters Cancer and the longest day initiates the fullness of light. The new Moon takes place on the 23rd in Cancer.
Watch the unfolding of destiny in the Trump presidency as we move toward the solar eclipse of August 21st. This is a very powerful timing factor in the USA culture and political destiny as the shadow of the eclipse will move from the West coast across the country. (For more on the needs of this time and how to align personally with its call, the destiny of the USA and the Trump presidency come to Susan’s monthly talk this June 2, 9:30, Pacific Cultural Center or order the talk online, http://susanheinz.com/purchase-astrololgy-talks-susan-heinz/ )
Twelve opportunities for June 2017: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): June brings issues around the home to the forefront. Take your time, as changes and new ways of relating will take place. You will move more deeply into defining what it is you want to pursue. You have found a release from a weight and now you are on a path of renewal. Step by step implementation of something new in your life or a new path is possible for you. Keep the vision. Take one step at a time.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): You may have been experiencing upheaval, big transitions or a lot of uncertainty. But stay with steady progress, and don’t move into doubt. June 6th, Venus moves into Taurus. Relationship, friendship and your artistic expression enters a more rewarding stage. Your social life becomes more enjoyable. Communication becomes very important, as you must sort through various emotions to get to the underlying truth of where you are. Be flexible, as you become clearer and clearer.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): You move into June with lots of mental activity and social busyness. There has been an edge and tension in managing all that is going on. It is to your benefit to take time to gather yourself and reflect at the time of the full moon, June 9th. Taking the time to practically access where you are and what’s next is essential. Your emotions and deep feelings are stirred up. Some relationship issues may come up that need to be cleared or communicated so that you can enjoy yourself and each other.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Mars, now in Cancer, activates your days with a need to accomplish, get things done, and move your body. For some it will strengthen your intention and be a good time to clarify and take action. This is an especially good time for finishing things, which can lead you into new possibilities. Be aware of differences of opinion with others. Be alert to when situations move into power struggles. Know what you want, not in resistance to, but rather from a place of heart and proceed forward.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): This is a very social time for you, of gatherings and celebration. Lurking underneath is the need to gather yourself into reflection of what’s next for you. You may need a bit of rest, or to get away for rejuvenation. Something is germinating within, cooking, soon to burst forth, especially toward later July. If you don’t take enough time for yourself you will feel frustrated. Certainly this time can be preparation for a new idea or renewed commitment toward a goal. In this in between time, be open to changes or transformations of intention in later July and August.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): There is a lot of activity with friends and others in June. And yet you may feel the need to study, take up a special pilgrimage, or begin something new. Certainly if you are a writer this is a favorable time to express yourself and get your thoughts articulated. In fact, you may feel a certain urgency to get the wording just right, to communicate very clearly. Later June, the need to pull in and re-orientate yourself is strong.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): You thought you were busy before! Your intention and perseverance grows stronger and you need to accomplish your goals. Stay tuned in to your vision and continue. Later June, you will need to reconsider your schedule, as there are situations that call your attention. Adjustments and flexibility are important as something is surfacing. This is a time to watch overdoing. If you keep balanced and steady, success will be yours.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): At this time it is very important to know what you are feeling. You may be more reactive because your needs have been set aside. So find a time to tune in with yourself. Notice what you are feeling and create a plan that will assist you in rebalancing your day-to-day responsibilities. Once things are clarified you will feel much better. There is a lot of love around you!
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): All the activity and tension around getting things done slows a bit in June. You find time for more intimate encounters and situations. You find that a friend needs your advice or a friend offers you an opportunity. It’s important right now not to overextend yourself. Later in the month you may suddenly decide to go a different direction than planned because you now see things in a new light.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): You are aware of a broader range of possibilities this month. Last month you may have experienced overwhelm and resistance. Situations were moving too laboriously or slowly. There is more movement now. Your profession is highlighted and you may be traveling in regards to it. It’s important to keep balanced within yourself. Define what you are wanting and set your course even if you aren’t sure. A plan is your navigating point. Be diligent in guarding against comparison. An interior flowering is taking place.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): This month put some time and energy into your health. You will be rewarded for the investment. For some it may be rest, for others it may be diet, herbs, or the need for bodywork. Save a few days for nurturing yourself at home, or quiet time in the garden. A sweetness with family members, or friends in your home fills your heart. Now you are ready for outward engagement. Travel is highlighted this year, and may be take place, or other forward movement with plans, after the 9th. You will feel the energy release and change.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): A lot of social interactions and outreach shifts to focusing on yourself and what you love. For some it may be richly rewarding this month with children or grandchildren, for others, a returning focus on your own creative expression takes precedent. You experience enjoyable interactions. Later in June you will shift your attention to friends or the community and experience the need to attend to what has come up.
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 35 years, bringing together traditional & esoteric astrology, Tarot and Qabalah. For info on her Friday monthly astrology groups, her Qabalah, astrology and or, painting classes, and for personal consultations, call (831) 479-3751, or go to www.susanheinz.com.