We've had a lot of big change energy in the astrology at play since mid-April.
As we close down May, this is a perfect time to take stock and look ahead into June, because June is another big month astrologically.
***Keep reading for a recap of the last half of May to get you oriented, plus an overview of June's astrology, including a date and transit list at a glance for June!
April 19th to May 5th was our first eclipse portal of 2023 - bringing major "breakaway" energy. What shifts - like closings of certain chapters and openings of new ones - are unfolding in your life now?
The 4/19 new moon eclipse was the 2nd of two new moons in a row in Aries, the first one at 0°, and the 2nd one being the eclipse at 29°, the karmic degree of the sign. This was our opener to the north node landing in Aries for eighteen months in July, and what's happening now is moving us into that new chapter of our lives.
The 5/5 full moon eclipse was a south node eclipse in Scorpio, wrapping up the work we've been doing with north node in Taurus and south node in Scorpio for the past eighteen months. This was the big release eclipse. What are you breaking away from? What chapter are you closing (whether by choice or not)?
Remember that Pluto, bringer of death and rebirth style regeneration, in square to the nodes March into December this year is a driving force of change rumbling beneath the surface, and a major defining energy of 2023. Pluto's lesson is clear - we have to let go. Let go or be dragged (under).
Just two days after the 4/19 new moon eclipse, Mercury stationed retrograde in Taurus on 4/21. For many of us, this has had everything to do with money and security.
Things should be getting clearer now, at the end of May, and the grand fixed cross aspect between Jupiter freshly into Taurus, Mars freshly into Leo, and the nodes in T-square to Pluto is applying the pressure to get us through the birth canal and into the next chapter of our lives. Even if it's unfamiliar and uncomfortable, even if we are scared, we need to go ahead and face things head-on and move forward. It's the only way, and there's good stuff on the other side of this.
So let's recap the last half of May.....
5/14: Mercury stationed direct in Taurus.
5/15: Mars in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces (Venus will do the same 6/1-6/2).
5/16: Jupiter into Taurus (square Pluto RX 0° Aquarius).
5/19: New Moon in Taurus + Mercury making 3rd and final sextile to Saturn in Pisces - the first was 4/5, and the 2nd was 5/12 - this is about long-term plans/commitments/deals).
5/20: Mars into Leo (opposite Pluto RX 0° Aquarius).
5/21: Sun enters Gemini (trine Pluto RX 0° Aquarius).
5/23: Mars in Leo square Jupiter in Taurus exact.
And that gets us through the major bumps of this last half of May. Before the end of the month, we have no planetary sign changes or lunations, and just two aspects, Venus sextile Uranus (exciting change in love & money/self-value), and sun square Saturn (you're likely to feel tested, but this is a quickly passing aspect - just show up and stay responsible).
What to Expect in June...
June gets off to a good start. We've made it past the bumps of Jupiter and Mars changing signs with Pluto retrograde at 0° Aquarius playing gate-keeper.
Remember - Pluto is the biggest influence on 2023's astrology as a whole. It landed in Aquarius in March for the first time in over two centuries, and sitting at 0° Aquarius until June 11th, it's been very influentially positioned to play "bouncer" for Jupiter into Taurus and Mars/Venus into Leo, all the while T-squaring the nodes of destiny and fate, future and past, from early March through early December.
We need to be our most authentic selves, in our true inherent value, and in our personal power. Pluto is demanding it. The controlling, power-play, manipulative or coercive stuff we do, the threats, the ultimatums, when we aren't truly in our power but are desperately grasping at it isn't going to work now with Pluto playing such a big roll and in lesson-bringing mode now. When we feel that come up, that threat to our being and survival, we need to face the truth within ourselves and look to where we can reclaim our power within from where its being held hostage by fear, wounds, trauma, and limiting beliefs.
By June 1st, you'll want to have the release work done and decks cleared in your life as Jupiter conjuncts the north node of destiny and future in the Venus-ruled earth sign of security and material abundance and resources, Taurus. The universe cannot help you if you are clinging to the past and there's no space or invitation for the new.
At the same time, over June 1st and 2nd, Venus in Cancer traces Mars' footsteps from May 15th, trining Neptune in Pisces. Whatever Mars instigated in mid-May, Venus is bringing blessings and harmony to.
On June 3rd, you'll feel tension as we arrive at the Sagittarius full moon climax, under the influence of our 2nd grand cross in the skies in two weeks. There are 4 keys to focus on during this lunation to unlock the power of this full moon astrology, and I've written on it in detail in the subscribers-only June full moon email. If you aren't on the list and want to be, just click here.
On June 4th, Mercury now direct on its way out of Taurus passes by change-bringer Uranus - expect flashes of insight and innovative ideas for moving forward.
Then on June 5th, Venus joins the party in Leo. This will again be a bumpy entry, as Our Lady of Love and Money lands in Leo and finds herself in a challenging situation with Pluto retrograde. This is going to check you on any wobbly self-value, and it could come through relationships or finances. Stay as self-aware as possible, and when the need to prove or defend or react comes up, instead of doing that, pause and look within for the power that you can reclaim from this. This is going to set you up well for Venus in Leo until early October. (She will be retrograde July through September, helping us with our "personal Renaissance" this year.)
June 11th is a day to mark on your calendar, as today gives the opportunity for flashes of insight, deep understanding, and reveling in the gifts of Venus. Pluto retrograde moves back into Capricorn today until mid-January when it returns to Aquarius escorted by sun, light of consciousness. At the same time, Mercury enters Gemini, its own sign, and trines Pluto, and Venus squares Jupiter. Just watch overspending, or over-indulging of any sort.
The Gemini new moon is exact late in the day on Saturday 6/17 or 6/18, depending on where you live (21:37 PT, 6/18 00:37 ET). It occurs with a beautiful aspect between ruler of Gemini and the new moon, Mercury, and Venus, ruler of relationships and resources. Earlier that same day, Saturn stations retrograde in Pisces until November 4th.
Solstice occurs June 21st as sun enters Cancer at 07:57 PT, 10:57 ET, at an odd angle to Pluto retrograde, the quincunx, or 150° angle. (I've written more on this in the subscribers-only new moon email for June - just click here to make sure you are on the list.)
Finishing up the month, we have Mercury into Cancer June 26th, and finally, Neptune stations retrograde June 30th (direct 12/6).
By the end of June, we will have marked solstice and the beginning of Cancer season, one of the four major turning points of the year, have both Venus and Mars in Leo with Lilith, with Mercury and sun soon to join in July, have Pluto retrograde officially back in Capricorn for its final clean-up round, and both Saturn and Neptune in Pisces retrograde until November/December, respectively.
This is our entry into summer, and the activity in Leo, with the crown jewel being Venus retrograde in Leo July through September, bringing your "personal Renaissance." (I've written about this in depth in a recent blog post - just click here to read all about it.)
June Astrology at a Glance
6/1: Jupiter in Taurus conjunct north node of future, destiny, increase.
6/2: Venus trine Neptune (moving forward whatever started 5/15 with Mars).
6/3: Full Moon 13° Sagittarius
6/4: Mercury conjunct Uranus in Taurus (exciting news/insight).
6/5: Venus enters Leo, opposes Pluto RX.
6/9: Mercury sextile Neptune - creative inspiration, intuitive insight
6/11: Pluto reenters Capricorn, RX until mid-January.
6/11: Mercury enters Gemini.
6/11: Mercury trine Pluto RX - even deeper understanding, insight.
6/11: Venus square Jupiter.
6/15: Mercury square Saturn - tendency to negative thinking; keep going.
6/17: Mercury sextile Venus - harmonious communications, love notes, good news.
6/17: New Moon 26° Gemini.
6/17: Saturn Retrograde 07° Pisces until November 4th.
6/18: Sun square Neptune - focus on creative/spiritual; keep good boundaries.
6/19: Jupiter sextile Saturn - be patient, focus on long term goals and action steps.
6/21: Solstice ~ Sun enters Cancer
6/21: Mercury sextile Mars - drive to tackle challenges, agile mind.
6/21: Sun quincunx Pluto RX - trigger, turning point, threat, karmic - let go.
6/26: Mercury enters Cancer
6/30: Neptune Retrograde 27° Pisces until December 6th.
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Come home to yourself and reclaim your throne.
It all begins here. When we do the "Venus Work," as I call it within, everything will, and must, come to match and reflect that in our lives. The problem is that the subconscious is tricky, and our "default mode" that we've developed is very strong. So we very well may have tried to shift many times without it really taking hold. But it doesn't mean that's not the way - it means we didn't 100% lock in the shift. That takes time, practice, consistency, and a lot of good support, especially when we are still living in the world and environment that aligns with our "default mode."
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