One of the most wonderful qualities of Astrology is that it helps us understand the importance of NOW, since this science is the constant reminder, that each moment is special and unique due to the fact that planets are never in the same position through out our lives. There isn’t a single moment of life, identical to another, a single month or year same as the previous one or the one after. So, investigating, living, experiencing the NOW in all its possibilities, is always the thing to do.
Each day is important and relevant and different. So, just as we thought that May was so special, due to the alignment of planets, in the sign of Taurus, here comes June with 2 eclipses and the entry of Jupiter in Taurus after one year of transit through Aries.
June begins with a partial Solar Eclipse at 11º of Gemini, bringing the attention and challenges to the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces). The Full Moon or Lunar eclipse follows on the 15th, at 24º Sagittarius. The last of these eclipses will be on July 1st, at 9º of Cancer, but I will talk about this one later, since it activates the current cardinal t-square, that we all know about, by opposing Pluto in Capricorn and forming a double square to Saturn in Libra and Uranus in Aries.
Eclipses are considered quite negative and difficult, in general, quite justly so, if we think that many wars have started exactly on the day of the eclipse and not because politicians know about Astrology but because of the mystery of it. Important natural disasters, also often occur at the time of the eclipses and emotions seem to be at a high point coinciding with such events.
Instead of being frighten by the thought of it, it is always better to have a more positive approach to them, and be ready for challenges that we really need to sort out.
Yet this morning, i saw in the news that Germany has blocked the import of some vegetables from Spain, alleging that they are infected by some virus. This of course is a disaster for Andalucia and other regions of Spain that export their produce daily.
If we look at the chart of this eclipse tomorrow, we can see, that the Lunar Nodes are as expected, quite close to the lunation, since this is what happens when we have an eclipse, but they are exactly square Ceres (the Goddess of Agriculture) at 23º Pisces.
Since this New Moon is also in an exact trine to Saturn, taking responsibility for our actions and decisions of the past, is imminent, as we can see in the scandal at the top of FIFA, the trial of Strauss-Kahn about to start this month, or the extradition of Mladic.
It will be very interesting to see what the Lunar Eclipse on July 15th will bring about this cases, since it ignites the Cardinal T-square which seems to resonate to these cases mentioned above.
But June brings also, the entry of Mercury to Gemini, on the 3rd, Venus on the 10th and Mars on the 21st. Jupiter finally moves to Taurus on the 4th. Neptune begins its retrograde motion on the 3rd making a square to Mercury. Neptune will re-enter Aquarius on the 5th of August until February 4th 2012, when it will come back to Pisces to stay for the next 14 years.
On the 13th of June, Saturn will station direct (finally!), to leave that 10º of Libra and the proximity to the T-square and move on.
With Mercury, Venus and Mars in Gemini, the pace will seem faster and lighter. We will have more time to communicate and reach out to other people. Mercury will square Neptune, on the 3rd and 4th, making difficult to make important decisions, so wait few days. It will trine Saturn on the 7th and 8th, so that will be a much better time to commit to anything. Be patient.
June 9th and 10th, Venus will make the square to Neptune, which is such a great opportunity for creative endeavor but also a moment of caution when it comes to relationships and meeting new people, as is easy not to see reality, under this transit.
Mars will do it on the 20th and 21st, so again, if you are doing something creative, could be fantastic, but when it comes to our health and our energies, we need to be careful.
So if you thought that this month starting tomorrow, was just one more month, think again.
The Full Moon and Lunar eclipse on the 15th, is a kind of culmination of the situations highlighted by the Solar Eclipse of June the 1st. In a lunar eclipse the Moon moves through the shadow of the Earth as if hiding from ourselves and it becomes difficult to express our emotions or even recognize its origin. In this lunation, the Sun is in conjunction to Mercury and the Moon opposes it, and it all happens in line with the Galactic Center, situated a around 27º of Sagittarius.
It might be a difficult time for confronting our emotions and the origin of them. Something has to be assimilated and brought into our conscience. Let’s face the facts and act upon it, with integrity and courage. And above all, don’t forget that it all depends on what vantage point you are looking from. Things always can be seen in different light, if we are brave enough to find out.