By Bernadette Evans
June’s focus is on communication, relationships and eclipses. There are two eclipses this month—a Lunar Eclipse on June 5 and a Solar Eclipse on June 21. These will be followed by another Lunar eclipse on July 4. Eclipses shine the spotlight on what you need to release so that you can start something new. Full Moons and New Moons always emphasize that, but this is the cosmic kick in the butt that shakes your world. The Cancer-Capricorn eclipses end after next month, while the Gemini and Sagittarius eclipses are just getting started.
Venus continues her retrograde which began on May 13. While she’s retrograde, you may be reviewing what works and doesn’t work in your relationships. This applies to all relationships—not just love interests. A past lover may have shown up on your doorstep wanting another chance with you. They may disappear as quickly as they came in when Venus goes direct on June 25. Mercury retrogrades on June 18 and will station direct on July 12. Mercury is in Cancer, emphasizing family and what family looks like for you. You may be re-evaluating your familial relationships. If at all possible, put off signing any legal documents until Mercury is back up to speed and direct next month. I know everyone has to live, so that’s not always possible. A lot is happening this month. With some awareness of what’s in store, as well as patience with yourself and others, you will come out on the other side.
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete its orbit through the 12 signs, staying 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 before it leaves the sign it’s in. At these times, it can be difficult to get focused and accomplish a task. You may want to relax, meditate or do something where your focus is turned inward. Don’t try and 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.
Monday, June 1
The Moon-Venus trine could find you re-examining your relationships and what you need from them, especially during this Venus retrograde. What’s been working and what’s been difficult. What do you bring to the table and what do you receive from your relationships? Is it an equal give and take? Tap into your inner knowledge, strength and power to take the necessary steps to bring you the peace you deserve. Moon in Libra.
Tuesday, June 2
Venus continues to be in the spotlight today when it makes a square to Mars. If you are in a healthy relationship, you may be feeling amorous and sexy and have a fabulous time with your partner. If you’re experiencing some problems in your relationship, it’s possible things may become heated. Try to really hear what your partner is saying and you can get over the speed bumps. The Venus-Mars square could amplify hostilities, which then magnifies your need to defend yourself or your position. Put your sword down and have a conversation, or go for a walk to cool off and talk later when things have calmed down. Moon VoC at 5:40 a.m. until it enters the sign of Scorpio at 11:06 a.m.
Wednesday, June 3
When the Sun conjuncts Venus, you feel hopeful and confident that everything is going to turn out all right. It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship or partnership. Maybe it’s a budding romance or a new business partner. Either way, it feels like you’re on the same wavelength and can make amazing things happen when you work together. Venus enjoys having a good time, so have fun, but be careful of overindulging, whether it’s eating, drinking or spending.
Thursday, June 4
When the Moon moves into Sagittarius you may feel more optimistic and cheerful. You’re idealistic and hoping for the best while dreaming of a better tomorrow. Expressing affection comes easily to you, but you still need your space. You don’t like being fenced in. Moon VoC at 6:36 a.m. until 12:17 p.m. when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Friday, June 5
There’s a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius at 2:12 p.m. Full Moons are always about what needs to be released and an eclipse makes it very potent indeed. The focus is going to be on your experiences and the consequences of any actions you’ve taken. It will probably have something to do with relationships, because if we’re living and breathing, we’re in relationships with others. Relationships may be frustrating, so be careful expressing yourself and try not to lose your cool. Remember, everyone is entitled to their opinion and some people are more vocal than others. A legal matter may be consuming your attention at the moment. Keep your dealings fair and above board so it won’t come back to bite you in the end. There’s a desire for stability but that may be tricky to get at this time. Situations aren’t crystal clear. There’s a desire for truth and justice to win out, but whose truth. We all see truth differently. Moon VoC at 11:10 p.m.
Saturday, June 6
Communications may still be fraught with misunderstandings, or someone—an authority figure, could be trying to strong-arm you when the Sun squares Mars. Try not to get sucked into any drama. Do not fan the flames, just walk away. What actions can you take today that will propel you in the direction you want? Focus on that and steer clear of arguments, you’ll feel a lot healthier for it. If you have some energy to get rid of, do something physical. Moon enters the sign of Capricorn at 2:44 p.m.
Sunday, June 7
When the Moon opposes Mercury there’s the potential for disagreements. Try not to take anything personally. What do you feel in your heart? What does the world see? Your feelings and reason are at opposite ends of the pendulum, and you may think someone else is to blame. Take a look at yourself and your perceptions. Be careful in your dealings with others if you think there is going to be fall-out and you don’t want that. There may be a death of a relationship or a situation. All endings, as difficult and sad as they are, ultimately herald new beginnings.
Monday, June 8
The Moon conjuncts Pluto and Jupiter suggesting feelings are amplified, and you may wish you could escape from it all. Instead of running away, look for solutions to your problems. Focus on ideas that could catapult you forward. Maybe there’s someone whom you trust who would make a great partner. Financial concerns may be on your mind—weighing what you have with what you need and maybe how you can help others. You’re generous but also very smart and know what you can and can’t afford to do at this time. Moon VoC at 1:06 p.m. until 7:54 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Tuesday, June 9
When the Moon trines Venus, there’s an emphasis on affection, lightheartedness and generosity. Tap into that energy and do what makes your heart sing—enjoy the day! Your beliefs around relationships may have gone through a complete overhaul, and you don’t see things the way you used to. You still love Love, but you’re secure enough in yourself to allow your partner space and ask for the freedom that you need too. It will be that much sweeter coming back together after you’ve had time apart. Take a step back and with a detached eye to re-evaluate your finances and your relationships. Reflect on how you handled things in the past and how you’d handle them now.
Wednesday, June 10
The Moon is Void in Aquarius for most of today. Now may be a great time to enjoy some quiet reflection and listen to your inner voice. There’s no need to re-visit past victories, or old love stories, just be present with what you’re experiencing now. Quiet the din of all the voices, others and your own…shh…the quiet is glorious. Moon VoC at 9:35 a.m. and Void the rest of the day.
Thursday, June 11
When the Sun squares Neptune, you may feel physically tired—and maybe even a bit depressed—as you remember happy days and dream of their return. Take time to retreat from your responsibilities and recharge your batteries. This is just temporary; you will get through it. Moon enters the sign of Pisces at 4:32 a.m.
Friday, June 12
You may be feeling emotional today when the Moon trines Mercury. Your intuition is clear and your sensitivity is heightened. Connecting with someone on a deep level and expressing your feelings, forges stronger bonds. There’s also the potential to be on edge today, so be careful of blurting something out that can’t be taken back. There are two sides to every story.
Saturday, June 13
You may have been feeling this energy for a while. It’s as if you’re pedaling a bike on shaky ground, trying to hold it steady. It’s a lot of work and it may seem like you’re not making any progress. That is the energy of the Mars-Neptune conjunction. Look at what’s not working in this situation and focus on what is. There really is a piece of bright sky if you just look for it. Be clear and focused, act where you can and let go of the rest. Another aspect you could be feeling today is one of romance, spirituality or chasing a dream. Moon VoC at 7:45 a.m. until 4:03 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aries.
Sunday, June 14
Just as in chess, you’re trying to figure out what your next move is with the Sun-Pluto quincunx. To understand what to do next, you may have to go digging around in your psyche. Depending on how you look at it, the treasures you discover about yourself could be scary, or precious diamonds. As Yoda said, “The only things you’ll find here are the things you bring with you.”
Monday, June 15
You may feel the need to share what’s in your heart as the Moon squares Pluto. Feeling emotional, you could unburden yourself which can be a cathartic experience and help you grow—as long as you don’t use your emotions to manipulate someone into doing what you want. Also, be on the lookout if someone is trying to guilt you into getting their way. The Moon-Jupiter square is also in on the fun, bringing the possibility of hanging out with friends and having fun; just be aware of overdoing it and saying something that you’ll wish you hadn’t tomorrow. Moon VoC at 7:49 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16
The Moon–Saturn square could emphasize feelings of sadness or loneliness. You may feel conflicted over your emotions; take some time out. Having a day where you feel sad is normal, so don’t be hard on yourself. There’s strength in acknowledging feelings and being compassionate with yourself, as well as knowing when to release them. Moon enters the sign of Taurus at 4:35 am.
Wednesday, June 17
Communication with others is highlighted when the Moon sextiles Mercury. Some friendly banter with friends over coffee or supporting them by listening are both possibilities. Sometimes you’re the one that needs a friend’s support and then the next time you’re the one offering a shoulder for them to lean on. There’s a calm nurturing presence to the day. Mercury stations retrograde at 11:59 p.m.
Thursday, June 18
The Moon is Void of Course for most of the day. This would be a good time to focus on something you’ve already started. Go over your finances and see where you stand. Think about how you spend money and if you need to make a budget. You can get back on track if you put your head down and have a plan in mind, eyes on the prize.
Moon VoC at 7:02 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. when it enters the sign of Gemini.
Friday, June 19
There’s a longing to connect when the Moon conjuncts Venus. You’re a social being having an experience, and you need to interact with others, talking and laughing. It’s what makes this trip here on Earth worthwhile. You may want to do something fun and frivolous today. Step out of the box and expand your horizons.
Saturday, June 20
Happy Summer Solstice everyone and a big Happy Birthday to all you Cancers! The Sun enters the sign of Cancer at 4:44 p.m. The Mars-Jupiter sextile may bring an exciting new opportunity. You’re thrilled by the possibilities. A helping hand from a boss or an authority figure may be just the boost you need. Envision your success and focus on the best possible outcome. You could also have an abundance of energy right now, enjoy it! Moon VoC at 4:48 p.m.
Sunday, June 21
The New Moon Solar Eclipse is in Cancer at 1:41 a.m. New Moons are about planting seeds for new beginnings. When it’s an eclipse, it’s extremely powerful. You may want to spend time with family and friends. Nurturing them and yourself could be difficult if restrictions are still in place or some other circumstance prevents you from seeing them. Acknowledge any areas in your life where you need to make changes and move forward. Don’t sit in fear, embrace the changes and see what happens. The Solar eclipse is quincunx Saturn bringing up feelings of being restricted, too many responsibilities and maybe loneliness. Feeling overwhelmed by the demands of others or circumstances may be getting to you. You need to be able to express what you need without being shut-down. Find the balance between nurturing yourself and speaking your truth with your obligations to others. You could be letting go of relationships that aren’t serving you so you can move forward and focus on your future. Moon enters the sign of Cancer at 1:02 a.m.
Monday, June 22
It’s easier to connect with your intuition when the Moon trines Neptune. You’re sensing the energies and how to work with them. Maybe you’re inspired to create something. It could be in any form, painting or baking a batch of cookies. Just as water ebbs and flows with some currents stronger than others, so does your intuition. Follow it and you won’t be steered wrong. Neptune begins its retrograde at 11:31 p.m.
Tuesday, June 23
The Moon in Leo wants to enjoy all that life has to offer, fun, adventure, laughs, excitement, you get the picture. You may want to connect with someone and do something unusual as it opposes Saturn, maybe it’s something fun, but with structure. There’s both passion and enthusiasm about a goal, but before rushing impulsively ahead, check in with yourself to see if you’re embarking on the wisest course of action. Moon VoC at 2:20 a.m. until 7:33 a.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Wednesday, June 24
The Moon is Void of Course in Leo until tomorrow. Now’s the time, if you’ve been working too hard, to take a break and have some fun! Your passions can fuel your action. Call up a friend and have a chat. Let them know you love and appreciate them. You also want to be appreciated, so be sure to take a compliment with a lovely smile. Moon VoC at 12:34 a.m. and Void the rest of the day.
Thursday, June 25
When the Moon sextiles the Sun you’re trying to find the balance between getting some work finished and being nurturing to yourself and those around you. There’s a sweet spot, a magical place, where you can keep all the parts of you content and satisfied. One piece of you doesn’t have to take precedent over the other, find the time to acknowledge and indulge both parts. Venus stations direct at 1:48 a.m. Moon enters the sign of Virgo at 12:05 p.m.
Friday, June 26
There’s the potential for disagreements, maybe with a boss, when the Moon sextiles Mercury. It could be just a misunderstanding and you need to make a small adjustment for the conversation to get back on track. You have the opportunity to steer the discussion in any direction you want. Conversations can spark new ideas that create structures and order that may help you organize your work.
Saturday, June 27
You may feel a need—an urgency to finish up a task—when Mars is in the last degrees of Pisces. You could feel pulled in a few directions and not sure which way to turn, or which one should get your attention first. Prioritize, make a list, get going and release your worries about what you didn’t finish. You’re making progress. You’re in the flow, the current is carrying you forward, so enjoy. Mars enters the sign Aries at 8:45 p.m. Moon VoC at 3:02 p.m. until 3:16 p.m. when it enters the sign of Libra.
Sunday, June 28
As Mars just entered Aries yesterday, you may be chomping at the bit to start something. The Mars-Saturn sextile may bring an opportunity to focus on the task at hand. You have a hidden reserve that allows you to be disciplined and patient, knowing you will eventually reap the rewards for your hard work. There’s the potential that you’re burying some emotions today, keep them under wraps if you must, but not for too long or they’re liable to erupt at the most inopportune time.
Monday, June 29
The Moon is Void of Course in Libra for a good chunk of the day. It’s possible that working with coworkers isn’t going smoothly and you’re not getting a lot of work accomplished. Maybe you’re not on the same page or don’t have the same vision. Look at the original plans and goals and see if you can get back on the same page. Don’t let the situation stress you out, breathe, remain calm and try to find the middle ground. Everyone’s opinion and perspective are valid and can help the team move towards its goal. Embrace others’ viewpoints rather than resist them. A shift in your thinking will make everything seem brighter. Moon VoC at 8:02 a.m. until 5:48 p.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Tuesday, June 30
The Sun-Mercury conjunction may bring in lots of ideas that could bring in more finances. Your mind is fertile as you pick up signals from the Universe. This could be a great time to sit quietly, and when these ideas fly through the atmosphere, pluck them out and put them on paper, so you can remember them. Mercury is also being aspected by the Moon, and Uranus, so there’s plenty of info available, what you choose to do with it is up to you. Have a vision of what you want to manifest. Try and go for a walk or just get moving, it will help move the energy through your body/mind.
Bernadette Evans is a counseling astrologer, hypnotherapist, Registered Professional Counselor and writer. She can be reached at 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. Visit mindshiftcounselling.com.