By Bernadette Evans
This month, we celebrate the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. This day marks the first day of summer. The days are longer, and we get to play in the sun longer because of the later sunsets. In the Southern Hemisphere, this day heralds the start of the winter.
The New Moon is in Gemini this month on June 3. Communication is the focus. You may be drawn to writing, or speaking or socializing with others. Listening, understanding and accepting others’ viewpoints can go a long way. Neptune will be squaring the Sun and Moon, so there is the potential for confusion and misunderstandings. There is also the possibility of getting some brilliant insights via the cosmos.
The Full Moon is in Sagittarius this month on June 17. Full Moons usually mark the release of something. It may be an end to communicating with certain individuals in your life because you had to speak your truth. Sagittarius is also associated with the law, maybe you’re dealing with a court case. There are as many variations on this theme as there are interpretations. Just know that there are cycles, and sometimes the wheel of fortune is turning in your favor and the next time it isn’t. The point is, it will return to grace you with good fortune once more, just be patient.
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete her orbit through the 12 signs, approximately two and a half days in each sign. When we say the Moon is Void-of-Course (VoC), it means the Moon makes no more major aspects to other planets until it leaves the sign it’s in. At these times, it can be difficult to get focused and accomplish tasks; you may want to relax, meditate or do something where your focus is directed inward. Don’t try to get a new project off the ground when the Moon is void. If you want to find out more about the Void of Course Moon, check out Moontracks.com.
The times below are listed in Central Daylight Time.
Saturday, June 1
When the Moon conjuncts Venus you instinctively gravitate to the friendships that bring you the most joy. You may also be drawn to create something artistic, as you admire beauty in all its forms. A word of caution, there’s a chance of overspending today, as well as indulging a little too much at your favorite restaurant. Have fun, just remember moderation is your friend. Moon VoC at 5:53 p.m.
Sunday, June 2
The Venus-Pluto trine can bring a level of intensity to your relationships today. You may experience more depth on all levels—emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually. This could be the catalyst to transform for change in your relationships. Moon enters the sign of Gemini at 6:48 a.m.
Monday, June 3
Communication is highlighted with the New Moon in Gemini. Be clear when speaking with others as the Sun and Moon will both square Neptune, and there could be some misunderstandings. It’s a good idea to go over any contracts before you sign them. New Moon at 5:02 a.m.
Tuesday, June 4
You may feel the need for some added excitement in your life when the Moon sextiles Uranus. Nothing too wild, just enough to rouse yourself and maybe others in your circle out of their comfort zone. Mercury enters the sign of Cancer at 3:05 p.m. When Mercury is in Cancer, your thoughts are colored by how you feel. Moon VoC at 10:42 a.m. until 11:17 a.m. when it enters the sign of Cancer.
Wednesday, June 5
Emotions are heightened with the Moon-Mars conjunction. On the one hand, you have the courage to stand up for what you believe in. On the other hand, you may fly off the handle and quickly lose your temper.
Thursday, June 6
Early in the morning, there is an opportunity to nurture your work and personal relationships with the Moon-Venus sextile. Then, by the afternoon when the Moon moves into Leo, the energy starts to shift. What do you enjoy doing? What brings you joy? Children are always in the moment and able to express their joy. Be in the moment and feel that joy. Moon VoC at 9:10 a.m. until 2:16 p.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Friday, June 7
You may find a solution to a problem that had you stumped for a while with the Mercury-Uranus sextile. There may be an element of surprise to the day, so enjoy the detours today. You never know where the road will take you.
Saturday, June 8
You may be feeling conflicted or motivated; it depends on the lens you’re looking through when the Moon squares Venus. You could feel an internal struggle when your love of beautiful things and having a good time clashes with your finances. Venus enters the sign of Gemini at 8:37 p.m. When Venus enters Gemini, interesting conversations take center stage. Moon VoC at 4:23 p.m. until 4:45 p.m. when it enters the sign of Virgo.
Sunday, June 9
The Sun-Neptune square may find you confused and struggling to find the right words to express yourself. What’s not being said? Are you deceiving yourself about a person or a situation? Take off your rose-colored glasses and don’t be too hard on yourself.
Monday, June 10
There is a feeling of optimism in the air with the Sun-Jupiter opposition. You have an abundance of confidence and believe you can take on the world. With this energy there is a chance that you can overdo things; take on too many projects or obligations and promise more than you can deliver. Moon VoC at 7:01 a.m. until 7:29 p.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Tuesday, June 11
How do you nurture yourself? Do you take time out for yourself? Mars conjunct North Node in Cancer asks you to spend some quality time looking after yourself. It’s okay to schedule time out for yourself and to set boundaries. If you don’t look after yourself it’s pretty difficult to be present for those you love.
Wednesday, June 12
Try to stay grounded to find balance and calm in all situations and with others today. The Moon-Pluto square could highlight some power struggles. Either you or someone else may be trying to control the circumstances. Use this energy to explore your feelings and have some honest conversations. Moon VoC at 10:15 a.m. until 11:02 p.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Thursday, June 13
The Moon is in Scorpio, which can give an introspective feel to the day. You’re ready to dive deep and explore any feelings that emerge from the depths. Having interesting and soulful discussions is par for the course today. You can also use this energy to create a piece of art, whether it is a poem or a piece of music, just as long as it’s something that feeds you.
Friday, June 14
There is a quiet strength bubbling under the radar with the Mars-Saturn opposition. You go after what you want with control and focus, or you might be afraid to. You vacillate between acting and then stopping yourself, which feels frustrating and confusing. You may be required to make some compromises today to keep the peace and get some work done. Moon VoC at 2:46 p.m.
Saturday, June 15
Wanting to have fun and socialize may be part of your plans for today with the Moon in Sagittarius. When Uranus quincunx the Moon your plans may suddenly do a complete180-degree change. Try and roll with it and not let the change in plans upset your good mood. Moon enters the sign of Sagittarius at 4:03 a.m.
Sunday, June 16
Happy Father’s Day! Moon conjuncts Jupiter and squares Neptune which amplifies your optimism and generosity. It could also leave you impressionable and open to deceitful people. You may not be seeing everything clearly.
Monday, June 17
Full Moon in Sagittarius at 3:31 a.m. This Moon emphasizes the desire for freedom, studying, and nurturing new philosophies and belief systems. Maybe you have an urge for travel and adventure. You could be longing to study something new that will expand your view of the world. You’re also letting go of what no longer fits who you’ve become. Moon VoC at 3:31 a.m. until 11:13 a.m. when it enters the sign of Capricorn.
Tuesday, June 18
When Mercury conjuncts Mars, the Universal faucet is turned on full blast. You have tons of ideas pouring in. You want to share all of this without being aggressive. Leave room for other people to voice their opinions.
Wednesday, June 19
There is the possibility of a clash of wills today when Mercury opposes Pluto. Someone may want to push their agenda on you or vice versa. Be wary of being talked into something that you’ll regret later on. Another potential for today is that you’re able to examine some feelings that are below the surface. You might feel compelled to write about what floats into your awareness. Moon VoC at 6:19 a.m. until 9:01 p.m when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Thursday, June 20
The Moon in Aquarius encourages intelligent, original thought and conversations. Having a lively discussion with friends or groups and getting everyone’s take can be fun! There’s also an element of rebelling just for the sake of being different and standing out from the crowd. So, there’s the possibility of expressing a different viewpoint so that your distinctive style shines through.
Friday, June 21
Wishing all the Cancer Suns out there a very Happy Birthday! Sun enters the sign of Cancer at 10:54 a.m. Neptune begins its retrograde motion at 9:36 a.m. When Neptune is Rx you may want to remove any blinders you’ve been wearing and see the situation for what it is. This is also a great time for going within and cultivating a spiritual practice or maybe learning a new mystical tool such as reading tarot cards. There are so many areas you could explore. Happy Summer Solstice! Moon VoC at 9:02 a.m. and void for the rest of today.
Saturday, June 22
It could be an emotional day today with the Moon-Sun trine. You may be feeling sensitive, empathic and reactive. Listen to your intuition to understand if the feelings you’re having are yours, or your antennae is picking up others’ emotions. Do something yummy and lovely for yourself; cook your favorite meal, finish that book or go out to a movie with loved ones. Moon enters the sign of Pisces at 9:01 a.m.
Sunday, June 23
When Venus opposes Jupiter there’s the possibility of overindulging, whether it’s eating, drinking, spending, etc. Pay attention to what you’re attracted to and understand the trade-off; an extra piece of cake today may mean working out an extra 15 minutes tomorrow. You get to decide what works for you.
Monday, June 24
Being in touch with your feelings and the ability to express them is the gift of the Moon-Mercury-Mars Trine. Whether you’re swept away by music, sitting quietly and meditating, or moving the energy through your body with exercise, it’s about feeling your emotions and being able to release them. Moon VoC at 6:10 p.m. until 9:38 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aries.
Tuesday, June 25
You might feel an urgency to tie up some loose ends with this last quarter Moon. Does something at home require your attention? Maybe it’s someone in your family who would love to see you. Pay attention to whatever or whoever is calling out to you.
Wednesday, June 26
The Moon-Jupiter trine may give you a warm fuzzy feeling. There is a strong wish for harmony and wanting to help others. Harmony can be achieved when listening to and sharing ideas with each other. Mercury enters the sign of Leo at 7:19 pm. When the messenger of communication is in the fixed, fire sign of Leo, you might express yourself with more flair and enthusiasm. You may also become stubborn and not want to sway from an opinion once you’ve made up your mind.
Thursday, June 27
When the Sun sextiles Uranus, you might have the opportunity to go on a spur of the moment trip. A little escape from routine may be just what the doctor ordered. Be open to all the gifts of the Universe, as you never know what interesting surprise is in store for you. Moon VoC at 2:51 a.m. until 8:32 a.m. when it enters the sign of Taurus.
Friday, June 28
There’s a feeling of pride when you survey your surroundings and everything you’ve built and accomplished with the Moon-Saturn trine. You could be drawn to anything that evokes a feeling of nostalgia and is reminiscent of a happier time.
Saturday, June 29
The Moon’s in Taurus, until the early afternoon. You might want to indulge your senses by taking a walk in nature, getting a massage, or basically anything that connects you to your body. When the Moon moves into Gemini, you’ve got a lot of ideas and may have a few projects on-the-go. Be careful not to spread yourself too thin. Tonight is a great time to get together with friends and participate in stimulating conversations. Moon VoC at 1:38 p.m. until 4:09 p.m. when it enters the sign of Gemini.
Sunday, June 30
The Moon-Jupiter opposition asks you to strive for balance and compromise today as your emotions may be heightened. You’re feeling generous, but there’s still a desire for freedom and autonomy. You don’t want to be coerced into doing anything you don’t feel like doing.
Bernadette Evans is a counselling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counsellor and writer. She can be reached at 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation.