Astro Report for June 2015
Mercury still Retrograde in Gemini – 8 degrees
Monday, June 1, 2015 – 12:01 am EDT
Goes Direct on Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 10:51 pm EDT
The Planet of Communication enters the Sign of Communication… Hmmm… Interesting how conversations go from subject to subject. It’s a wonder how each segues into the next. And while you’re talking, be wary of what you say about others not part of the conversation. Gossip can bite you in the end. However, when Mercury goes Retrograde, conversations can definitely be uncontrolled. The proverbial foot fits in the proverbial mouth too often. Mercury goes direct later this month.
Saturn still Retro in Sagittarius – 0 degrees
Monday, June 1, 2015 – 12:01 am EDT
Goes Direct on Sunday, August 2, 2015 – 4:55 am EDT
The Planet of caution takes a break from its conservative ways. When it goes retrograde, the Planet actually lightens up on the reins a bit. It allows people to explore further than they normally would. Sagittarius allows it to open its mouth and to say things out of control. It’s time to make sure the brain is engaged before the mouth blurts away. Saturn goes Direct again in August.
Pluto still Retrograde in Capricorn – 15 degrees
Monday, June 1, 2015 – 12:01 am EDT
Goes Direct on Friday, September 25, 2015 – 3:00 am EDT
Pluto resonates with mystery and transformation. While it is Retrograde, the energies become more stagnating, unchanging and powerless. When Pluto is Retrograde, mysteries and secrets are difficult to keep and sometimes are leaked to the world.
Full Moon in Sagittarius – 11 degrees
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 – 12:18 pm EDT
When it’s time to relax, the Full Moon will keep you alert. Emotionally, it is time to progress to the next level. Think creatively and be adventurous when you have to deal with issues. Sometimes you will have the notion to speak your mind when you are agitated, but don’t fret… whatever you say is going to be the right thing. Everybody else was thinking the same thing, but didn’t have the nerve to say it.
The Strawberry Moon yields some of the tastiest fruits this time of year, especially on the Full Moon. Gather them fresh as the dew washes them in the morning and before the turtles gobble them up. Roses come into full fruition on the Rose Full Moon in June. Take time to smell the roses!! This is also the time of year when I like making Rose Petal Mead. The days are hot and so are the early parts of the evening. A Full Moon in June can offer a Hot Full Moon. It’s a good time to work Moon energy skyclad, if possible.
Venus enters Leo
Friday, June 5, 2015 – 11:26 am EDT
Testing the waters of independence can be the energy of the moment. Venus enjoys her hedonistic charm, but she requires a partner to share that energy. When in Leo, she gets to spotlight herself and she will show off her talents. It is especially magical because the weekday Friday is ruled by Venus.
Neptune goes Retro in Pisces – 9 degrees
Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 12:00 pm EDT
Goes Direct in Pisces – 7 degrees
Thursday, Nov 19, 2015 – 12:39 am EST
The “Pink Fog Machine” normally keeps us from seeing the truth clearly, because Neptune can askew our vision. When retrograde, Neptune can see things more clearly, like the fog has been lifted, for a short time. It helps you to understand the higher concepts of beauty, love and spirituality.
Mercury goes Direct in Gemini – 4 degrees
Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 10:51 pm EDT
The Planet of Communication goes direct in the Sign of Communication… Hmmm… Interesting how conversations go from subject to subject. It’s a wonder how each segues into the next. And while you’re talking, be wary of what you say about others not part of the conversation. Gossip can bite you in the end.
Flag Day – Uranus in Aries – 19 degrees
Sunday, June 14, 2014 – 12:01 am EDT
Fly the American Flag high today to represent your patriotism. Uranus rules adventure, independence and freedom, all things that America is based on. Uranus was also discovered shortly after the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. This Planet is gliding thru Aries, which allows us to express an outgoing attitude. Show your Patriotism today!
Sun conjuncts Mars in Gemini – 23degrees
Sunday, June 14, 2015 – 10:49 am EDT
When the Planet of personality aligns with the Planet of action, it’s time to “man up”. You find yourself bursting with courage and becoming more assertive in your actions. There is a duality at play, because what you say you want to do is not what you end up doing.
Retrograde Saturn enters Scorpio backwards – 29 degrees
Sunday, June 14, 2015 – 5:52 pm EDT
Saturn’s Retrograde ride thru Sagittarius ends as it backs into Scorpio. Saturn’s energy can be so conservative, but when in Scorpio, the Planet can be more determined. This particular Sunday will speak of many aspects that innuendos are made of – especially when Scorpio adds mystery to the mix. However, the Retrograde actions spins an air of throwing caution to the wind.
New Moon in Gemini – 25 degrees
June 16, 2015 – 10:04 am EDT
A New Moon in Gemini can be quite tricky to experience. New Moons benefit from new emotions and imaginations. Gemini as a Sign can cause excitability and people will talk up a storm – becoming gossip geese. When the New Moon creates this new energy of emotion and imaginations, it propagates the excitability of the gossip geese – honk, honk, honk… There seems to be no end to the talking and gossip. Avoid getting too involved in those types of conversations, because they only cause trouble in the long run.
Stellium in Gemini – 11th House
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 – 10:06 am
Moon overtakes Mars and the Sun with Mercury dragging the rear. The Moon overtakes Mercury on June 14th at 10:27 pm EDT after emotions engage in subtle conversations. Harsh words may ensue. However, the ego hurts and regret for argument offers sorrow. While the initial confrontation happened in the 4th House of Hearth & Home, emotions offer hope among friends.
Father’s Day – Sun in Gemini – 29 degrees
Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 12:01 am EDT
Dads are in the spotlight. Remind him how much he inspired you. Tell him how he changed you and your life for the better. He deserves a pat on the back for a job well done! Offer him the pride he deserves and later, it’s ok to get a little sentimental.
Litha at sunrise – Sun in Gemini – 29 degrees
Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 5:44 am EDT at Sunrise
Litha/Midsummer (no –mas ending)
Names: Midsummer, Litha (a name occurring in Bede’s “Reckoning of Time” [De Temporum Ratione, 7th century] Bede writes that “Litha means ‘gentle’ or ‘navigable’), Samradh, Summer Solstice, Alban Hefin, Aerra Litha, Gwyl Ganol yr Haf (Welsh)
Date: Jun 21st (longest day of the Solar Year/waning half begins)
Astro Correspondence: Sun enters Cancer (first day of Summer)
Color: whites and yellows,
Food: earliest fresh fruits and vegetables, soups, breads, pasta, chicken, pork, wine, sangria, iced teas,
Common Info: “Midsummer’s Night Dream” is enacted by Shakespeare, Battle of Oak/Holly Kings (Holly wins), Sun at highest peak and begins its descent (wanes),
Alban Heffyn (Midsummer or Litha) is the Celtic Festival of the Oak. It is the last day for the Oak King to reign. It is usually on the 1st day of summer (June 21st) or when the Sun enters Cancer. It is the Summer Solstice. It is also known as St John’s Day. Ogmios, Arianrhod, Huon and Math are usually celebrated as the Gods. Celebrations consist of herb hunting (St Johnswort), pickling early vegetables, circle readings and Fairy Hunts. Oak leaves are typical symbols of the season and open-face Green Men hang from walls. Foods sacred to the Sabbat include any fresh fruit, especially strawberries. Now is the time to hunt for mistletoe so it is easily found at Yule.
The Fairy Realm is quite active at this time, so honor them with milk and honey. Leave simple, shiny gifts for them and they won’t steal your keys or your kids.
Sun enters Cancer – Happy Birthday, Cancer!!
Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 12:26 pm EDT
Cancer is the most emotional of all Signs. Folks born under this Sign tend to be motherly and compassionate by nature, but it can go to an extreme where the motherly effect becomes smothery. Cancer can create an air of crankiness if provoked. If you find yourself offended by something or somebody, you may find yourself sulking away in your crab shell. Change your moods and you mannerisms and be the joyful, playful person you yearn to be and you will see that happiness is far better than moodiness.
Mars enters Cancer
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 – 9:25 am EDT
The Planet of Action drives forward through the Sign of Emotion and Family. If there was any moment in time that you wanted to take action with your loved ones, now is the time. Make peace and harmony number one on your list of things to do. Avoid engaging in any competitive actions.