Jun 6, 2011

Astrological Trends for June 6-12

Cross-posted from Aloha Astro

Creative cooperation sets the tone the morning of Monday, June 6th, as the moon in the fixed fire sign of playful Leo makes a supportive sextile to the sun in the mutable air sign of imaginative Gemini and another sextile to constructive Saturn in the relationship-minded cardinal air sign of Libra. Wear a t-shirt that says, "Plays well with others," and a big smile and see what happens! A favorable trine between the curious, quick-witted Gemini Mercury and Saturn in Libra makes it easy to imagine, communicate, and write. Today, the quincunx between Mercury in Gemini and Pluto in restrained Capricorn fades away. If you have been feeling like a child with a parent looking over your shoulder for the past week, this will lift now. The square between Mercury and Chiron in Pisces also fades. It will be easier to let go of limiting, negative, painful, or destructive thoughts now. If you have been processing stuff from the effects of last week's new moon, you may complete your clearing and releasing today. The high energy of a creative fire moon cycle demands that you release the old and be in the present moment. The potent and unsettling square between erratic Uranus in pioneering Aries and controlling Pluto in strict Capricorn, which began to influence you last week, continues to have an effect on your life this week. As I detailed previously, this may have a greater effect on society in terms of upheaval and transformation, but a look at your own natal chart to see where you have Aries and Capricorn energy can give you an idea of what areas of your life may be changing. The benevolent, blessing energy of abundant Jupiter in the fixed earth sign of material Taurus is still sextile to inspirational Neptune in spiritual Pisces. This brings grace and flow to your life and helps you to manifest your basic needs as well as the means to achieve bigger dreams. Early Monday evening, a mildly aggravating square flares between the Leo moon and Mars in the fixed earth sign of Taurus. Ego meets stubborn and people may be attached to things going their own way. Have you ever seen children who have been playing together happily suddenly erupt in squabbles and a subsequent emotional meltdown? It seems that too much of a good thing catches up with the child's nervous system and when physical energy drops, disintegration occurs. Wise parents know when to end playtime before this happens. The planetary aspects make us like children today when it comes to work and play. Remove yourself from the sandbox before this moon/Mars square takes effect. A good meal, some rest, and watching an action movie or drama can help you project and diffuse the tension of the square harmlessly.

In "The King's Breakfast," a poem by A. A. Milne, the King desires butter for his Royal piece of bread, but the tired Alderney cow suggests marmalade instead. The King does eventually get his butter - and some milk, too - after everyone gets involved and fussy talk goes back and forth. A square between the royal Leo moon and pleasure-loving Venus in Taurus, the sign of the Bull, on the morning of Tuesday, June 7th, brought this poem from my childhood to mind. You can get what you want, but there may be some fuss or crankiness before it goes your way. Just watch your attitude and be as polite as possible this morning. At midday, the Leo moon makes a favorable, easy-flowing trine to Jupiter in Taurus, which increases your desire and capacity for pleasure, but the moon also opposes Neptune in Pisces. Maybe you want something you can't have or isn't easy to obtain. With a passionate and determined Venus contra-parallel Pluto and a sexy Venus parallel Mars heating things up today, you may be thinking of only one thing: being with or finding a lover. The trine between charming, flirty Mercury in Gemini and enduring Saturn in romantic Libra indicates that if your mind is made up, you can use friendly, casual conversation to stimulate interest and curiosity that may lead to a more intense physical encounter. Keep your attention on available people and steer clear of people who are not directly upfront about their relationship status to avoid the worst possible scenario of the moon/Neptune opposition, which would be romantic deception and disappointment in love. Later this afternoon, your emotions turn a bit more cool and analytical as the moon leaves the fire sign of Leo and enters the mutable earth sign of Virgo. In the early evening, that persnickety Virgo moon forms a quincunx to Uranus in Aries, which can cause some back-peddling in the romance department or any area of your life that has a strong emotional charge. A challenging square begins between Neptune in Pisces and Venus in Taurus that puts another fly in the soup of love. This square will be felt until the 14th of June and it can increase the likelihood of being blind to the reality of a relationship or make you feel disappointed or unclear about love. This may not be a difficult aspect for established relationships, but it can be problematic for people just meeting. It is also a challenging aspect to have in a wedding chart and I advise against having a wedding right now, despite the presence of other romantic aspects. Yes, your thoughts may be on love now, but love stands a better chance of peace and longevity after June 14th. Later this evening, the analytical Virgo moon makes a favorable trine to Pluto in Capricorn. Emotional practicality comes before impulse, and your tendency will be to protect and maintain what is already established in your life.

On Wednesday, June 8th, you may wake with worries or mental chatter. The moon in the analytical earth sign of Virgo forms a square to Mercury conjunct the sun in Gemini. The moon craves perfection, but Mercury and the sun deliver creativity and imagination, which are rarely perfect. Try to let go of the emotional attachment to how things should be done and let things follow their own course, even if it seems to be a meandering one. The moon semi-sextile Saturn in Libra and Mercury/sun trine Saturn indicate that there is no way you can take a wrong turn, anyway. Everything will naturally sort itself out. This hypercritical atmosphere is present from start to finish today and there are no other shifts of energy through the day that would lessen the effect of this square. Avoid nitpicking over things of no real importance when you communicate with people. Save complaints for the big things and let little things slide. Take the "tweaking" energy of the aspect and apply it to your own ideas or projects. Be tolerant of the imperfections you see within your own creativity. Remember that an artist may make many sketches before the actual painting begins and a film director may shoot many scenes that are cut before the film is ever seen.

With an absence of significant aspects to the Virgo moon until mid-afternoon on Thursday, June 9th, you may find yourself feeling paused. I have an image of a sailboat with slack sails sitting in the middle of a calm sea, where not a ripple moves the water. Some impatience and emotional frustration may be deep inside as you wait for the "wind" of a lunar aspect to propel you forward. Work on completing what is right in front of you, with a focus on needs and necessities, until later today, when the Virgo moon forms a trine to Venus in Gemini, a quincunx to Jupiter in Taurus, and a quincunx to Neptune in Pisces. Additionally, Jupiter and Neptune share a supportive sextile. These aspects aren't just a little breeze of energy to ruffle your sails, but a strong headwind that can energize you and give you renewed enthusiasm. Venus shifted around lunchtime from the stable fixed earth sign of Taurus to the fickle mutable air sign of Gemini. Venus is still in square aspect to Neptune in Pisces. In some ways, the arrival of Venus in Gemini may worsen the negative effects of the square, because Gemini is a Mercury-ruled, communication-oriented air sign. Neptune's shadow side is deception and illusion. The tendency to ignore the truth or tell lies when it comes to love increases under this aspect's influence. Make it a point to be clear and honest in your communications and to not take people's feelings too lightly. Early this evening, the moon enters the relationship-minded cardinal air sign of Libra and by bedtime, the moon also opposes Uranus in Aries. When the moon activates Uranus, the Uranus/Pluto square is triggered, too. There may be a shift of power between you and another person, or one or the other of you may want some more space or freedom just when the other reaches out for more closeness.

Control and precision are the words of the morning on Friday, June 10th, when the moon in the cardinal air sign of Libra joins the planet Saturn and forms a challenging square to Pluto in the cardinal earth sign of Capricorn. Pluto is also square to Uranus in the cardinal fire sign of Aries. With the sun and Mercury conjunct in the thinking air sign of Gemini, you will be in a mentally-heightened state while you juggle the energies of the two cardinal squares. Debates, decisions, or a firming of purpose are possible results of this strong combination. When the moon/Saturn square with Pluto loosens its grip at lunchtime, the element of control diminishes, but the emotional tone may still be serious due to the moon and Saturn being joined. You will filter your feelings through balanced reasoning. At dinnertime, a favorable trine develops between the sun/Mercury in Gemini and moon/Saturn in Libra. The sun and Mercury form a mild semi-sextile to Mars in Taurus. Decisions will be reached or communications become positive, proactive, and constructive under these influences. The moon in Libra separates from Saturn as the evening progresses and your mood will lighten as it does. The happy energy of the trine makes this a nice evening for socializing and turning the trials and tribulations of a mentally stressful day into amusing anecdotes in the retelling. Everything is just a matter of perspective and a subtle shift of lunar energy.

Beautification of your home and yard or an appreciation of nature's beauty around you will be the order of the morning on Saturday, June 11th. The moon in aesthetically-refined Libra makes a favorable quincunx to action-oriented Mars in sensual Taurus. Put on those gardening gloves or get your camera out to capture the wonder of late spring blossoms in your travels. The day is best spent in the company of family, friends, or a partner. Just as the moon slides into the emotionally intense fixed water sign of Scorpio tonight, it forms a delightful trine to Neptune in Pisces and a quincunx to Venus in Gemini. The moon also opposes Jupiter in Taurus now, but unlike most planetary oppositions, it can be considered favorable because of the strong benign energy of this Jupiter position. The potent Scorpio moon is touched deeply by the affectionate energy of Venus and the romantic yearnings of Neptune. The Jupiter opposition may be suggesting that you curtail overindulgence in food, wine, or other Taurean earthly pleasures. Some things are best enjoyed as enhancements to a mood or setting, but can ruin a potentially pleasurable time if used in excess. After the detachment, coolness, or uncertainty relationships may have experienced midweek, this evening offers a wonderful opportunity for people to reconnect at a soul level.

A well-aspected Scorpio moon gets Sunday, June 12th, off to a passionate and purposeful start. The moon in the fixed water sign of intense Scorpio is making a supportive sextile to potent Pluto in strong Capricorn, a semi-sextile to Saturn in refined Libra, and a hopeful, healing trine to Neptune and Chiron in gentle Pisces. Venus in Gemini now engages Pluto in Capricorn through a quincunx, which can be very good - or very bad - depending on how mature you are and how you choose to direct this energy. It will be with you until the 17th, and will act a bit like Tabasco sauce in your relationships. Whenever Venus and Pluto connect, things go molten and a bit clingy. A little passion and sexual obsession can be a good thing, but the mutable nature of Venus in Gemini may tip this Venus/Pluto aspect into the dark side of love - drama, hurtful games, dangerous liaisons, or jealousy. I sincerely recommend that you do not lead anyone on. If you are unsure about someone romantically, take a break or wait and see until this aspect passes. If you are already in a loving relationship, this can be a special, spicy aspect that makes lovemaking both playful and super sexy. A semi-sextile between Jupiter in Taurus and Venus in Gemini makes everyone a bit more physical and playful in bed or out of it. The entire week revolves around relationships of all kinds because of the signs the moon transits this week. They are all one-on-one, relationship-minded signs. The various aspects read like a good news/bad news joke and you may experience emotional highs and lows as you exchange energy with other people over the course of the week. June is a busy and intense month in terms of planetary energy. Stay positive and busy. With the sun conjunct Mercury in Gemini, it is better to try things than not and it is better to speak honestly than say nothing.

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