Music of the Spheres
Astrological Insights by Susan Heinz
Astrology for June 2013;
The energy of the exact Uranus Pluto square on Monday, May 20th corresponded to the fury of wind and destruction that took place in Oklahoma City. This transforming aspect is affecting all of us. The driving power of Pluto intensifies the violent breaking down to erect new beginnings connected with Uranus in Aries. And just as the tornado (symbolized by Uranus) shows us, no matter how much we hold to the old, it will be taken down. The question we must pose for ourselves is, “How can we live a more authentic life, a life where greater truth brings us together in consciousness of what we are creating? How can we live in more harmony with this earth and each other?”
We are all shaken to new levels of awakening during this time, or falling into deeper quagmires of polarization and destructive behaviors. Some of us experience this time as extreme pressure to persevere, while at the same time wanting to break free of constrain and irresolvable impasses. Some feel this time as an erupting of long repressed feeling and unconscious material. Some will be challenged with sudden, unexpected situations arising that cause shock and grief, followed by a deepening within oneself. Some will experience being in limbo, some will be seized with new ideas, inspirations and feel a new self emerging. No matter what the exact situation, humanity and the earth are getting worked over, catapulting us into uncertainty and the unknown, challenging us to be fully present to ourselves and each other, unified in creating a new vision.
This year of the Water Snake gives us the imagery of how best to navigate the challenges and opportunities. Flow with the current, move through the undulations, being aware of our breath and the energies of our bodies. Use the open-endedness of uncertainty to become fully aware of this gift of life.
Neptune, the planet of dreaming, imagination and its shadow expression of escapism and denial, intensifies during the first two weeks as it goes retrograde on the 7th. The New Moon in breezy and social Gemini takes place on the 8th. On the 20th the Sun appears to slows and reverses its movement on the northeastern horizon at dawn, bringing the Summer Solstice, longest day of the year. The 23rd shines brightly with a resilient Capricorn full Moon. The giant planet, Jupiter, moves into the water sign Cancer, on the 25th emphasizing home, family, and heightens the need to nurture and be nurtured, while on the 26th, Mercury goes retrograde in Cancer.
Twelve opportunities for June: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): June brings more socializing, sharing ideas, time with siblings and lots of activity. It is important during the 1st week of June and particularly on the 8th to have spacious time to attune to your own rhythms. Being too busy causes confusion. Practice patience and an attitude of loving kindness.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): This month you feel more sensitive, especially to family and family concerns. Be thoughtful of old issues arising and refrain from engaging in polarized situations. Greater compassion with clear boundaries leads to positive change. Be flexible when unexpected situations arise. Communications on deeply personal levels take place and creative endeavors are favored.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): This month you are energized and in tune with what you want. You feel the pull of too many projects. It may be difficult to clearly read the dynamics of situations that unexpectedly arise. Be very thoughtful with communications and deeply reflect before responding and making decisions. Take your time to sort through feelings and reactions.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): You are on the verge of new opportunities and expansion in your life. The New Moon on the 8th is an appropriate time to set intentions to focus these opportunities. The 1st half of June shows challenges in relationship. Let go of any defensiveness and be flexible. Attune to higher consciousness while you witness the dynamics at play.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): Time to gather with friends and enjoy, celebrate life! Use the energy of this New Moon to enhance goal setting. Mid June brings new opportunities, excellent for expansion of a project and for general well being. Optimism and gratefulness serves you well during this time.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): Sharing deep communications with friends and loved ones help to steady the quick and tumultuous feelings of this time. As sudden and unexpected situations arise be very patient and thoughtful in your responses for best results. This will, surprisingly, open doors.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): Time for change! Family matters urge you to let go of your agenda in relationships. Instead you are encouraged and supported to look directly into your own motivations and causes. This can be a very artistic time, encouraging you to manifest through your imagination and contemplations.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): This month your awareness turns inward for revitalization. It is a time to reconnect with yourself and cultivate deeper intimacy with the person you love. You have a heightened awareness of death and new life. As the month moves on, you are once again connected with interesting possibilities and less emotionally overwhelmed.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): This month marks a new phase of turning inward, to more deeply explore your inner dimensions as you prepare for the Summer Solstice. A new teaching or awareness has touched you, a new sense of purpose is moving you. You feel the possibility of embarking on a new journey. It’s an excellent time to give form to a dream or ideal you have.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): There is a sweet and loving energy present for you now, as well as it being a creative and artistic time. As you step into this positive energy you step into a new sense of self. This is a rewarding experience. New projects are favored during this imaginative time. Remember to stay flexible to changing possibilities.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): As you balance between the old and the new in your life, this month highlights the joy of a playful attitude, a celebration! It is an excellent time to review your work situation. Look at what’s working and what isn’t. Your powers of concentration are stronger now so all study and detail work is supported.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): Home and/or family are the focus at the beginning of the month. Some situations are difficult to sort out with clarity. Be aware of possible mixed messages coming your way. Your relationship with your children is strengthened with love and with facing the truth of things. This is a potentially transforming time.