By Bernadette Evans
This June, a lot is going on in the skies. On June 10, we have a Solar Eclipse and a New Moon in the sign of Gemini, which makes for an extra kick! This eclipse highlights communication and the need to express yourself. Also, Mercury is still retrograde until June 22. Even after it turns direct, it still needs a week or so to get up to speed. The second of the Saturn Uranus’ square is exact on June 14. The first one was exact on Feb. 17, and the last square will be on Dec. 24. This square is about old thinking versus new thinking/innovations. It’s about old ways, old structures and old institutions breaking down, or at least, having one heck of a shake-up! The days have been getting longer here in the northern hemisphere, culminating with the Summer Solstice on June 20. In the Southern hemisphere, it’s the opposite. The days are getting shorter heralding the Winter Solstice. Whatever hemisphere you live in, notice the amount of light and how it affects you internally. Does it invigorate you, or does it make you want to go inward?
The Moon takes about 28 days to complete its orbit through the twelve 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 that 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. (CDT)
Tuesday, June 1
When the Moon conjoins Jupiter, you could be trying to do too much. You’re over-extending yourself, doing a little bit here and a little bit there, and you’re not getting a whole lot accomplished. You’re spinning your wheels and not getting any traction at all. Take a breath. You need to find balance. Try focusing on one area at a time. Complete it, check it off, and then move on. Moon VoC at 1:14 a.m. until 4:07 a.m. when it enters the sign of Pisces.
Wednesday, June 2
Emotions may be heightened while the Moon cozies up to Neptune. It’s not exact until late tonight, but those of you who are sensitive could be feeling it. There are five planets in water signs, which suggests you might be feeling everything. Try to keep one foot firmly planted on terra firma, so you don’t float off into the ethers. Be careful of taking substances, it could be too much for your system right now. Feel into the energy and flow with it. It’s ever-moving and changing, so follow the flow of the water. You could be feeling generous and able to lend a helping hand to others. We’re all connected and everyone needs help at some point. Venus enters the sign of Cancer at 8:19 a.m.
Thursday, June 3
You may need some time alone to figure out your next steps. What direction do you want to go in life? When you have an idea of what you want, it’s easier to set out on the path. The Sun-Saturn trine underscores putting in the work (gladly) which makes it easier to deal with your responsibilities. Self-discipline is your friend; you’re able to understand what you need to do and have no problem focusing on the task, whatever it may be, to get you to the finish line. Venus trines Jupiter, emphasizing the desire to connect with your friends. You feel benevolent and generous and want to spend time with the ones you love. You also want to have fun! You may be tempted to do too much, so use your intuition to see if this is a good idea. Moon VoC at 6:10 a.m. until 12:59 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aries.
Friday, June 4
When the Moon sextiles the Sun…you could be feeling enthusiastic and eager; your inner world and outer world are more in sync. You have the opportunity to make waves in the world. Whether it’s at work or in a relationship, enthusiasm coupled with confidence is attractive. It’s easier to communicate with others.
Saturday, June 5
When Mercury squares Neptune, confusion, misunderstandings, deception, and illusion are all possibilities. What aren’t you seeing? You could be getting mixed signals from someone or sending out mixed signals; either one is a recipe for misunderstandings and proverbial crossed wires. Communicate as clearly as possible to avoid any mix-ups. Add the Mars-Pluto opposition to the mix, and it’s a busy day! It could feel like someone is trying to control you or a situation. You may have been experiencing this for a few days now. Encounters may be high octane. Try to walk away from anything that looks explosive. Your response could transform the situation. Moon VoC at 5:47 p.m.
Sunday, June 6
Can you feel the homey energy? The Moon is making a lovely sextile to Venus, and they’re in mutual reception. This means that there’s a supportive vibe. Is there someone with whom you would love to snuggle up or connect? Is that someone yourself? This time could also be about making your space more inviting. What would feel nurturing to you? Feel into the day and follow where the road takes you. Moon enters the sign of Taurus at 12:46 a.m.
Monday, June 7
The Moon’s in earthy, sensual Taurus. You could still be feeling the residual effects of the Moon-Uranus conjunction, which was in the wee hours, giving you a sense of something feeling off or like you have an itch that needs scratching. The Moon also squared Saturn in the early hours, which could leave a feeling of disconnect and discontent. If you are feeling a little depressed or just “off,” know that by the afternoon all this energy will have dissipated. You may want to have a nap or treat yourself to a cookie. Do something nice and comforting for yourself.
Tuesday, June 8
The Moon-Mars sextile is a soft sort of energy—like that of your favorite aunt or uncle who encouraged you and supported you in everything you tried/did. Follow that with the Moon-Jupiter square in the late afternoon, which is another benevolent energy. There is the potential for overextending yourself, overdoing. You’re on the move and may optimistically think you can do more than you possibly can. Moon VoC from 10:07 a.m. until 1:47 p.m. when it enters the sign of Gemini.
Wednesday, June 9
You probably feel like you’re putting the pieces of a puzzle together. When the Moon trines Saturn, you feel like you’re able to get your ideas across. There’s a sense of security knowing your feelings and ideas are all coming together. You’re a creator plucking concepts out of thin air and making magic.
Thursday, June 10
The New Moon Solar Eclipse is at 5:53 a.m. at 19 degrees of Gemini. This Solar Eclipse brings in the energy of Mercury and Neptune. Your feelings and how you go out into the world are in harmony. What do you need to express? Do you feel you’re being heard? You could be beginning a new project or starting a new phase of a relationship. Either way, you’re in love with an idealized version of it. You may want to wait until the fog lifts and you can see both situations and relationships more clearly before you make any big moves. There’s something new starting that could have to do with communicating. It may take a while to get off the ground and running. Moon VoC at 12:38 p.m. and void the rest of the day.
Friday, June 11
The Moon moves into the sign of Cancer, breathing a sigh of relief as it settles in for a retreat. You may feel the need for an escape from the world and your troubles. Your moods could be fluctuating, and you don’t know if you’re coming or going. Early in the morning, the Moon made a trine with Jupiter, exaggerating your emotions two-fold. Feelings are close to the surface. You could burst into tears, or just as easily, you could burst into gales of laughter! Mars enters the sign of Leo at 8:34 a.m. Moon enters the sign of Cancer at 2:23 a.m.
Saturday, June 12
Feelings of nurturing and protectiveness may bubble up to the surface with the Cancer Moon. If you sense that someone may feel hurt or is being treated unkindly by another, you’re quick to put a stop to it. The mama or papa bear in you won’t stand for it. You’ve got the inner strength to handle whatever comes your way.
Sunday, June 13
The Sun square Neptune is exact tonight. You might feel like you’re going in circles and not sure which direction to take. All of this could feel exhausting. This is not the time to begin a new venture. If you’re overly idealistic about certain aspects of it and it doesn’t materialize, you could become depressed. A shadow side of the Sun-Neptune square is deception. This could be either you deceiving yourself or another. Or you could be naïve and taken in by a smooth talker. One good use of this energy is to be creative. So play with words, clay, music, paints, tarot cards…whatever you feel called to. Moon VoC at 6:16 a.m. until 1:22 p.m. when it enters the sign of Leo.
Monday, June 14
When Saturn squares Uranus, it brings tensions to the surface. You can feel like you’re in a pressure cooker. Ask yourself if there’s something you’re holding onto that’s keeping you from moving forward. Do you want to keep fighting for something that may not even resonate or be true for you anymore? It’s past its expiration date. Let go of what doesn’t serve you anymore or adjust it somehow. It’s not easy to release ideas, relationships, or anything when you’re invested. Saturn is saying that it’s time. It’s not “doom and gloom;” it’s just time to move on.
Tuesday, June 15
In the morning, pay attention to any synchronicities. The Moon-Sun sextile could bring opportunities. Then when the moon is void in the afternoon, finish up any projects that you’ve already begun. The energy of the Mars-Jupiter quincunx is waning. If you felt you were acting but yet had to continually adjust. Or, that something worked for a bit, then you had to adjust, work again…you get the picture…that energy should be lessening. Moon VoC at 12:27 p.m. until 10:02 p.m. when it enters the sign of Virgo.
Wednesday, June 16
You’re in the mood for something different, thrilling and off the beaten path. When the Moon trines Uranus, you crave excitement and the exotic. You may have an unusual encounter with someone who has insights to share that are helpful. Something you’re doing may get recognition.
Thursday, June 17
The Sun quincunx Pluto could bring up problems with control, power struggles, or manipulation, resulting in disagreements. Sounds like fun, right? All of these issues may be handled if you’re in touch with your surroundings and your intuition. Having a little time to yourself to tune in and gather your thoughts could make or break the situation. It’s a chance to see if you want to manage things differently this time around. Growth is not always comfortable, but if you want to keep moving forward on your journey, it’s on the map. Moon VoC at 10:54 p.m.
Friday, June 18
You bring passion and playfulness to any area, whether you’re working or hanging out with a friend. Getting along with others, while working toward a common goal is easier when the Moon sextiles Mars. Camaraderie makes the partnership fun. If you’re working on your own, the energy is also good for completing projects. You know what needs to be done and are happy to do the work. Moon enters the sign of Libra at 3:54 a.m.
Saturday, June 19
When the Moon squares Venus, you could be going over your finances and making sure everything is in order. You want a comfortable home, a place you can call your sanctuary. It’s important to you that your home is welcoming and cozy, a place that’s tastefully decorated. Getting together with friends and having fun conversations could be on the table. There’s the potential for indulging a little too much with food or drink. You could find yourself going down memory lane, reminiscing about past days and loves. Go ahead and take a detour, but don’t settle in for too long. Be present.
Sunday, June 20
Happy Father’s Day! The Sun enters the sign of Cancer at 10:32 p.m. So, Happy Birthday to all my Cancer friends! In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the Summer Solstice; it’s the longest day of the year! You could feel energetic and have a spring in your step when the Moon trines Jupiter. You’re generous and want to share what you have with others. A heads up, the Moon squares Mars in the late afternoon so there is the possibility of saying something you shouldn’t. Be mindful of your words. Jupiter retrogrades at 10:06 a.m. Moon VoC at 5:52 a.m. until 6:58 a.m. when it enters the sign of Scorpio.
Monday, June 21
There’s a grand water trine with the Moon in Scorpio, Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces. The Sun having moved yesterday into Cancer and Jupiter in Pisces means half of the planets are in water signs. You could be swimming in a sea of emotions as your psychic antennae picks up the frequencies from all around. This can become overwhelming. It’s good to be compassionate, but it’s exhausting if you don’t have some boundaries in place. This dreamy energy can be great if you need to tap into your imagination for work or play. It’s all flow, so you may not get a lot done. You could be like a cat basking in a sunbeam, soaking it all in.
Tuesday, June 22
When the Moon quincunxes the Sun, you may feel you’re compromising to appease someone in authority. Or you’re trying to settle a dispute within. Your heart and head each have their agenda and are trying to work together, but sometimes it’s tricky. That being said, the Moon-Jupiter square is fairly optimistic; it will all work out in the end. While the Moon-Mars trine has confidence enough for everyone. Mercury stations direct at 5:00 p.m. Moon VoC at 1:43 a.m. until 7:55 a.m. when it enters the sign of Sagittarius.
Wednesday, June 23
The Sun and Jupiter are in a lovely trine. When these two get together, it may bring good luck. Trust that everything is flowing to you and that you are looked after. Follow your gut and do what instinctually feels right. Open the door when opportunity knocks. Now, let’s talk about the Venus-Pluto opposition. It may bring some added intensity to your relationships. Underlying issues may rise to the surface; they may be small but irritating. One of you could be trying to exert control over the other. However, this energy will play out—stay open-minded and have honest discussions about how you both feel. It could transform your relationship and make it even stronger. Moon VoC at 9:09 p.m.
Thursday, June 24
The Moon enters the sign of Capricorn at 8:05 a.m. with the Full Moon happening at 1:40 p.m. at three degrees of Capricorn. The Full Moon is highlighting your status and your career; you’re being recognized for your achievements. Jupiter is sextile the Moon; this is a time to follow your dreams, your passions in your work, and your home life. Now is the time to release what doesn’t nourish you and make space for the people and circumstances that encourage you and have your back.
Friday, June 25
You may experience challenges trying to get your point across when the Moon quincunxes Mercury. Pay attention to your intuition; it will guide you. You have all tools you need—the wisdom, the creativity and the know-how—to express yourself. Neptune retrogrades at 2:21 p.m.
Saturday, June 26
Early in the morning, the Moon conjoined Pluto, followed by the Moon-Venus opposition. All this shines the spotlight on relationships, hinting at feelings rising to the surface. Be open to discussions with your partner. What do you want? Be honest with yourself and others about what you need. Then when the Moon moves into Aquarius, it encourages you to get together with a friend for coffee. Check up on them, see how they’re doing, and enjoy each other’s company. Venus enters the sign of Leo at 11:27 p.m. Moon VoC at 7:49 a.m. until 9:09 a.m. when it enters the sign of Aquarius.
Sunday, June 27
Expressing your thoughts and feelings is a little easier when the Moon trines Mercury. There’s a desire to share your ideas, and if it helps someone else, that’s all the better. An idea starts as a seed, but when it’s nurtured it can grow bigger and stronger. Just as important, open your heart and mind to hear what others have to say. Moon VoC at 2:08 p.m.
Monday, June 28
The Moon is void of course in Aquarius until early afternoon. The focus is on partnerships and friendships. It’s not a time to begin anything new but to keep working with someone towards a common goal. When the Moon conjoins Jupiter, you’re feeling quite optimistic and generous. Enjoy it. Moon enters the sign of Pisces at 12:51 p.m.
Tuesday, June 29
You’re in the mood to shake things up when the Moon sextiles Uranus. You crave excitement and adventure. You may need a change of scenery. Go for a drive in a new area or explore a park to which you’ve never visited. The Moon-Mercury square could mean that you blurt out whatever you’re feeling or that someone else is telling you how they feel. These two aspects can feel excitable and electric, so follow the energy and see where it takes you.
Wednesday, June 30
You may want some time to go inward this morning when the Moon conjoins Neptune. Make some quiet time to still the mind, meditate, reflect, and discover the wisdom within. In the early afternoon, the Moon sextiles Pluto, which can bring up intense emotions. Just breathe. Exploring the hidden realms, or something mystical or psychological has a certain allure. Moon VoC at 12:40 p.m. until 8:21 p.m. when it enters the sign of Aries.
Bernadette Evans is a counseling astrologer, hypnotherapist, registered professional counselor, as well as a writer. She can be reached 780-289-7398 or Bbevans001@gmail.com to schedule a consultation. You can follow her on Instagram @bernadette_evans.astrologer. Visit www.mindshiftcounselling.com.