Getting Present in the Here & Now 


This week’s headline items: Venus has moved into Cancer — and Mercury joins her there on Monday early morning. Neptune starts to slow down (station) on Tuesday; late Thursday afternoon, the Sun changes signs from Gemini to Cancer — this also marks the yearly Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. The Full Moon in Capricorn becomes exact on Friday evening; lastly, on Saturday, Saturn also begins to slow down (station).


There will be four brief Moon Void of Course (VoC) phases this week: Monday until 2:38am EDT, Wednesday early afternoon (for 13 minutes), Friday evening (for 10 minutes), and Sunday late evening (for 9 minutes).


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Now, this week’s Forecast…


Monday, June 17th

Monday is a huge day (astrologically speaking). The Moon remains in passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio all day. It will journey there until Wednesday early afternoon (June 19th). Emotional authenticity is extremely important to us at this time; anything less than 100% emotional honesty could be perceived as flat-out dishonest.

Once we feel safe trusting someone, we want to merge with them, preferably forever… as long as our trust is never betrayed.

The Moon in Scorpio urges us to uncover our own power. It does so through subtraction — it urges us to let go of whatever disempowers us. This makes it an excellent time to look at “old” fears, limiting habits, or emotional attachments, especially those stemming from past traumas.

Monday early morning, a challenging Mercury/Neptune aspect becomes exact at 3:41am EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from Saturday evening (June 15th) on; it will remain strong until Wednesday morning (June 19th). This aspect asks us to stretch ourselves and grow, which challenges us to get out of our comfort zone and to work through something that requires a creative approach.

In this case, our comfort zone is the mind (Gemini) and our need to be mentally busy and engaged. The challenge here is finding a way to trust our intuition (Pisces) and turn inward for answers and direction.

Ask yourself: What might be possible if I allowed myself to shift from only paying attention to my conditioned mind to getting present in the here and now and feeling into the energy and truth of who I am?

We may experience a lack of clarity and objectivity. We might make embarrassing errors, neglect important details, or carry some delusions now. Our lack of clarity may make it difficult for others to understand us.

Ask yourself: Is it possible that what I understand with the mind is very different from what I comprehend with the heart? And if that is so, could I trust my heart 5% more than I have done previously? Could I allow myself to slow down and rest in knowing that all is well all of the time?

We are more imaginative now and also more easily swayed by the opinions of others. We can be highly creative and inspired under this influence but also overly sensitive, touchy, or impractical.

It can be hard to follow routines or to concentrate on monotonous tasks (like work tasks or studies that involve attention to detail or rote learning); as best as you can, be compassionate with yourself and others during these three days. If you have an important contract to sign or negotiate, if possible, wait until after Wednesday.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 27-29 degrees of Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius, Virgo, or 0-3 degrees of Cancer, Aries, Capricorn or Libra? If so, you are more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo, or Pisces (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Neptune rules Pisces).

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Monday at 5:07am EDT, Mercury changes signs from chatty, versatile, curious, quick-witted Gemini to protective, nurturing, family-oriented Cancer. It will journey there until July 2nd. During this cycle, we are more sensitive to our surroundings, especially when listening and taking in information.

We also have more sympathy for the suffering of others. On the other hand, we have less objectivity, as emotions are always involved in our interactions with others; this could also mean we end up taking things more personally than we really need to — perhaps even to the extent that we start feeling sorry for ourselves.

As best as you can, remember to ask yourself: Is this really about me?

This is particularly true if you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo. You will feel a stronger need to connect with family or the people in your life that feel familiar and safe. You may also feel the need to talk about the past and work through past conditioning. If you are a Cancer Sun-sign or Rising-sign, you will be more chatty for the next 2 weeks.

Monday morning, a Mercury/Venus alignment in 0 degrees of Cancer becomes exact at 8:43am EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from Friday morning (June 14th) on; it will remain strong until Thursday morning (June 20th).

This is an excellent time to share about family, home, real estate, emotional connections, safety, motherhood — or anything we feel nurtures us — and also about any teaching endeavors connected to those areas.

This alignment supports communicating from a nurturing, supportive heart — and in fact, it becomes essential to connect to people with whom we feel a strong affinity.

We wish to form those connections in a spirit of harmony, sensitivity, and equality. In fact, we generally tend to have a strong sense of fairness at this time and want to be around people who share these values.

We also thoroughly enjoy the written and spoken word — literature, wordplay, puns, moving conversations — especially when the words are comforting and speak of something familiar, nurturing, or emotionally soothing.

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in the following: 0-3 degrees of Cancer, CapricornLibra, Aries, or 27-29 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces? If so, you will feel this alignment quite strongly; the same is true for those of us with our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Virgo, Gemini, Libra, or Taurus  (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Venus is the ruler of Taurus and Libra)

Monday late evening, a somewhat challenging Mercury/Pluto aspect becomes exact at 11:13pm EDT. We started to feel this aspect build from Sunday night (June 16th) on; it will remain strong until Tuesday evening (June 18th). This aspect operates more on an internal level. We feel uneasy about something, awkward, and need to make a choice — so we need to develop inner awareness.

Our compulsive side may lead us down a path that evades rational understanding. Our judgments — of circumstances, ourselves, and others — can be so extreme during this aspect that we can’t seem to make intelligent and consistent progress in our life for the two days it is in effect.

As best as you can, strive to be more trusting and less strict with yourself for these two days. Surrender to whatever you are experiencing right now: It is temporary!

Do you have your Ascendant, Career Point (or personal planets) in 0-3 degrees of Cancer or Aquarius? If so, you will be more affected by this aspect. This is also true for those of us who have our Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini, Virgo, or Scorpio (Mercury is the ruler of Gemini and Virgo; Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio).

See Sunday’s post (June 16th) for details on aspects and planetary movements that took place between midnight and 3am EDT Monday.

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