If you listen, the night will call you to go outside and gaze upon the starry mystery that enfolds us. The full moon illumines on June 2nd in fiery Sagittarius. Feel its presence in its silent journey, the night’s shining pearl. While to the West Venus brightly shines in alignment to Jupiter’s descent. Soon these two will embrace and combine their energies in a display of majesty of lights. The two beneficent planets, bestowing grace, wisdom, beauty, and diplomacy, come to meet throughout the month. The crescent Moon hangs below them on the 19th and next to them on the 20th. They join on the 30th, two lovers, amplifying goodness, wisdom and love.
We find ourselves, now, breaking through, a clarity presenting itself, revealing new ways of being, and embracing our lives. Something profound has shifted!
We are of two lives. In this Gemini time of the year, let’s reflect upon a deeper truth about The Twins. We are of two lives, while one is busy and outgoing and of this world, the other is invisible, and dwells as a dark river beneath our outer lives. At times, as we let go to search in its waters, we find the light, the lightning flash that awakens us to a greater sense of who we are and where we live, the incredible mystery of intelligence that shapes soul, spirit, and consciousness of life. In search of ourselves, or our purpose, we dip down into this other life, seeking out the passionate wild one who fully engages life… The hero’s/heroine’s journey…the Fool’s journey.
The messenger, Mercury, is the ruler of Gemini and weaves together our two lives in dreams, in synchronicities and in the lives of devoted artists, visionaries, mystics… On the inner level, Venus rules Gemini, bringing the power of attraction, and relatedness, of one life to the other, sensing deeply the nuanced voice of each side, and bringing forth the essence and quality to the other, moving beyond the surface, and bringing to the surface!
Mercury retrogrades until the 11th, in trickster Gemini, another aspect of this sign. A perfect time to experience our own self-compassion, and relatedness to the less preferable aspects of ourselves, or forgotten parts of ourselves, bringing them to the light with kindness. The Gemini retrograde challenges us to look at where we scatter ourselves. The air element asks us to review what is not working in our relationships. Communications can be precarious, carry assumptions and a lack of clarity.
As Venus and Jupiter conjoin, relationship and diplomacy are favored, as well as the arts and even finances. Freedom loving, innovative Uranus aligns with Jupiter/Venus this month. Put yourself in situations that allow space and time for creativity, thinking outside the box, and trying new things. The Sun and warrior, Mars, meet, indicating more aggressive and assertive actions. The world will feel its intensity. It heats up discussion, communications, and debates. On the personal side, be aware of your needs and what it is you want. This allows the power of Mars to be conscious and directed.
The powerful new Moon in Gemini aligns with Mars, on the 16th, an ideal time to set an intention that has to do with taking an action. Excellent for creative and writing projects.
The summer Solstice takes place on the 21st as the Sun enters Cancer, during the longest day of the year. The next Full Moon takes place in Capricorn on July 1st. (Paintings by Karen Zelin and Bonnie Friedman)
Twelve opportunities for June 2015: For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries (Mar 20-Apr 19): This month, examine your belief systems, and how they form the thoughts that shape your day. Communication has been up for review, and very useful to look at with this Mercury retrograde. Equally important is understanding your own needs, or what promotes your actions. Confusion or uncertainty may be prevail, so be aware of jumping to conclusions. This is an excellent time for the arts, for writing, and for allowing more love to enter your life!
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): This is an excellent time to review long-range financial plans and to orientate yourself to new talents or resources arising. You have a renewed appreciation for your home and family. Reach into your interior life through dreams, or meditation. Contemplate what you find to bring forth more enjoyment in your life. Love, gathering with others, and embarking on a new adventure is supported now.
Gemini (May 21-Jun 20): You are either experiencing an output of creative ideas, or feeling very scattered. Pick one or two projects, and forget the others. This will allow the deepening you need. You may easily get distracted, or pulled into all sorts of imaginative reveries, or into other peoples’ dramas. Maintain good boundaries. Your clear intention for the month will be extremely supportive to being successful. If your plans are blocked, or you feel judged, slow yourself down, and recognize that something else wants to happen.
Cancer (Jun 21–Jul 21): Take a deep breath and settle yourself in a comfortable place. Whatever you are planning to work on now is the time to schedule yourself the space to do it. Spend time alone to accomplish something important you want to complete. Reviewing, editing, fine-tuning, and analyzing will be helpful. As the month unfolds let yourself express your flair, your leadership, and creative abilities. Have confidence in yourself! Your financial situation brightens and you receive money. Say yes to a new possibility.
Leo (Jul 22 – Aug 22): What a nice time for you to invite your friends over, to entertain, or to step out and perform! You have the energy you need to accomplish the tasks before you. You are well received. You feel a special warmth and enjoyment entering your life because you are clear about what you want. You are radiant. During the month, watch overdoing, over spending, over eating etc. There may be one person that is difficult to communicate with. In fact you may feel criticized or limited around them. You learn something, which shifts your perspective.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22): You find yourself out in the public, more than you had anticipated. It serves you because you receive a clearer sense of yourself. Something of the past returns and inspires you. Your own knowingness is highlighted. You are equally pulled toward home and completing tasks there, settling into some kind of focus and schedule to accomplish something that will bring a reward. As the month moves on you are taken up with something you enjoy very much.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22): This month traveling, reading, and learning are highlighted. What brings pleasure is gathering with like-minded people to learn, create, and share expression. You are breaking through some kind of fixity that allows you greater freedom and confidence. You feel the special connection you have with the people you love. Be thoughtful with communication as it is easy to misunderstand what another is expressing.
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21): This month you are exceptionally sensitive to the environment around you; to the people you work with, to your partner, and to your own inner polarities. Let yourself focus on self-love and self care as you bring your attention to grounding. You may need some long walks by the water or quiet time to drift and dream, otherwise you can be too tightly wound and misunderstandings can take place. Your work goes well. You are popular and your reputation is well thought of.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 20): Take time to carefully consider what you are creating for yourself now and into the future. In what areas do you feel burdened or limited and desire something different? This is a very powerful time for creating what your next phase of life will bring. Your leadership is strong and your ability to facilitate others opens up new possibilities for those involved. Be aware of a person around you who may be angry or needy, and may not be very skillful at communicating.
Capricorn (Dec 21- Jan 19): This is a good month to put your work place in order. Rearrange it. Bring new energy into it. You may want to extend that into your daily habits. Change things up. Go hiking, take up running, go explore new places! This is a time to bring fresh energy into your life. You are in the process of uncovering hidden talents, and releasing old ways of being that no longer serve you. Your attraction to someone grows!
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 17): This is a special time for you. There is energy present to create, to fall in love, to engage in your passions. Cultivate time and space for this purpose. If there are old patterns of high expectations and then disappointments, be alert. They may try to visit again. Watch them arise but don’t identify with them. As Mercury goes direct on the 11th, experience more freedom.
Pisces (Feb 18-Mar 19): This month highlights your family and the love and appreciation you feel. You are busy around the home, planning, and connecting with others. Keep a good balance in your life now between the tasks you want to take on and complete, and the need you have for the arts, for good food, and pure enjoyment with no time constrains or other concerns invading your thoughts. There’s a lot of energy in the home! Be aware of having it be constructive!
Susan Heinz is a professional astrologer in Santa Cruz for 33 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.