RUNE OF THE MONTH: Isa "reflection"
Isa "reflection". A month to stop, go within and ask ourselves deep questions. What are our dreams? Where is our heart? Are we walking on the path of least resistance or are we truly honest with our real purpose? Times of chosen solitude, meditation and vision lead to a greater awareness of our responsibility in creating the life that we really want.
This is an eclipse month. It is very rare to have 3 eclipses back to back. The third one (Solar Eclipse) will occur at 9º12' Cancer on July 1. Eclipses are always very exciting cosmic events. They are portals leading us into a whole new dimension of our lives. Opportunities that weren't available previously, open. Our awareness shifts to a higher level. Wonderful new horizons appear. Whatever happens on an eclipse day is usually final, although "final" in these times of rapid changes can lead to the same situation shifted to a totally new dimension. What is certain is that a point of no-return is created, that resolutely pushes us forward into the unknown. We also need to remember that eclipses take a bout a month to unfold. It is only by August 1st, that we shall have clarity on what has shifted in our lives and why.
Solar Eclipse in Gemini (11º02') on Wednesday June 1
This degree is represented in the Sabian Symbols by "A black slave-girl demands her rights of her mistress." This eclipse asks of us that we gain our freedom from outmoded structures, meaningless authority and the known. Safety that holds our spirit back is no longer viable . We now need to soar like eagles, be all that we can be with no strings attached.
Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius (24º23') on Wednesday June 14
The Sabian Symbols give the following image for this degree: "A chubby boy on a hobbyhorse". This eclipse requires that we believe in our dreams. The more we make them a reality for ourselves, the more we create the emotion that what we want with a pure heart and positive intentions has already happened, the more faith we have that what we wish for is already here, the faster our manifestations are going to occur. We need to be like children again, make-believe and play with innocence and joy. As we become our dreams, they will materialize.
Saturn is retrograde until June 12 between 10º34' and 10º40' Libra
This degree is symbolized by "A professor peering over his glasses at his students". How deeply are we doing our homework? Are we really looking into our dark shadow (those flaws that are so embarrassing that we project them on others, where see them clearly and are disturbed by them without recognizing that they are our own)? Are we truly honest with ourselves? Are we taking responsibility for everything in our lives or just blaming what is challenging on others and circumstances? This particular retrogration requires that we be in total integrity with our reality and know that as we are, we become masters of our own destiny.
Neptune becomes retrograde on June 3rd until November 9
This month it travels from 0º55' to 0º44' Pisces. The image associated to this degree is "A crowded market place." A countless number of people, growing every day is awakening in every country. We are witnessing a global revolution that is taking the world by storm and allowing every one -whatever his or her religion, culture, language or skin color- to join in the understanding that we are all One.
Pluto is still retrograde this whole month (until September 16), from 6º51' to 6º09' Capricorn
This degree is symbolized by "A veiled prophet speaks, seized by the power of a God." Pluto this month asks us to realize that we are more powerful than we think. We are expressions of the Divine and as such, have great wisdom and love that needs to be used with compassion and purity of purpose.
The Moon will be Void of Course
(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… Nothing!
Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon
Moon in Gemini until Friday 6/3 at 1:35 AM + between Tuesday 6/28 at 0:56 AM and Thursday 6/30 at 9:12 AM:
Excellent for multi-tasking, curiosity, any form of communication, exchanging information, sending e-mails, calling friends and acquaintances. Great also for social activities, attending conferences, reading a book, watching a documentary, gathering data on various topics, connecting with new people….
Moon in Cancer between Friday 6/3 at 1:36 AM and Sunday 6/5 at 8:02 AM+ between Thuesday 6/30 at 9:13 AM and Saturday 7/2 at 2:43 PM:
Perfect for family activities, especially those involving children. Good for spending more time at home, cooking, nurturing ourselves and those we love, inviting the people we cherish over for dinner. Excellent also for drawing, creative writing, humor and anything requiring imagination and a touch of craziness….
Moon in Leo between Sunday 6/5 at 8:03 AM and Tuesday 6/7 at 12:32 PM:
Excellent for anything glamorous, dramatic performances, being in the public's eye, throwing or attending an elegant party, playing with children, romance and creativity in general…
Moon in Virgo between Tuesday 6/7 at 12:33 PM and Thursday 6/9 at 3:30 PM:
Excellent for starting a new fitness program, learning healthy nutrition, fasting, clearing our closets, cleaning our home, reorganizing our drawers…. Perfect also for detailed work, the focused use of our intelligence, and taking care of small pets….
Moon in Libra between Thursday 6/9 at 3:31 PM and Saturday 6/11 at 5:32 PM:
Great for relationships, associations, diplomatic exchanges with others, anything related to beauty (a haircut, buying new clothes, a make-over…), art (especially painting and decorating…), a pleasant social event (concert, art exhibition…).
Moon in Scorpio between Saturday 6/11 at 5:33 PM and Monday 6/13 at 7:37 PM:
Perfect for scientific research, esoteric studies, self-transformation, shamanism, dealing with the mysteries of life, death, and sexuality, as well as insurances and issues involving personal power.
Moon in Sagittarius between Monday 6/13 at 7:38 PM and Wednesday 6/15 at 10:58 PM:
Perfect for traveling, religious and/or philosophical activities or matters related to higher education and the law. Excellent for lecturing, learning, perfecting a foreign language, exploring other cultures… Perfect also for athletic training and tending to large animals (horses….)
Moon in Capricorn between Wednesday 6/15 at 10:59 PM and Saturday 6/18 at 4:46 AM:
Good for furthering our ambitions, asking for a promotion, enlisting the support of people in positions of authority, making a good impression, re-structuring our business and redefining our long-term goals…
Moon in Aquarius between Saturday 6/18 at 4:47 AM and Monday 6/20 at 1:44 PM:
Perfect for philanthropic activities, charitable organizations, meeting with friends, making new acquaintances. Good also for inventions, far out, progressive ideas, inter-dimensional and time travel, anything related to UFOs, computers and technology in general….
Moon in Pisces between Monday 6/20 at 1:45 PM and Thursday 6/23 at 1:23 AM:
Great for meditating, sitting by the ocean, anything related to the sacred, dancing, painting, swimming, dreaming, music, photography, film, sleeping, channeling, connecting with the mystical, the magic and the oneness of all that is…
Moon in Aries between Thursday 6/23 at 1:24 AM and Saturday 6/25 at 1:52 PM:
Perfect for intense physical activities, anything requiring forceful, direct action and self-assertion. Good also for leadership, spontaneity, good will, being a way shower, initiating new projects or bringing our car to the mechanic….
Moon in Taurus between Saturday 6/25 at 1:53 PM and Tuesday 6/28 at 0:55 AM:
Perfect for any financial matter: paying our bills/debts, asking for the money that is owed to us, investing in real estate, buying and selling. Perfect also for a stroll in the park, going to the countryside, connecting with our Mother the Earth… Good also for gardening, pottery, sculpting, as well as body work…
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation began on May 17 with the Full Moon in Scorpio.
On Wednesday June 1 take out your Full Moon charged papers and write one positive, concise intention per sheet. Place your papers out to be activated by the New Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Gemini at exactly 2:03 PM making sure they are on a balcony, in a garden or near a window by exactly. Once that moment has passed, staple your sheets together, write the date and put them away expecting a miracle!
Our next intentional meditation begins on Wednesday June 15.
Take out as many blank sheets as you will have intentions, and place them out (on a balcony, near a window or in a garden) to be charged by the Full Moon (Lunar Eclipse) in Sagittarius at exactly 1:14 PM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon (Solar Eclipse) in Cancer on Friday July 1.
Wednesday 6/1: Sun Trine Saturn (2:17 AM), Solar Eclipse in Gemini (2:03 PM)
A day of great seriousness, focus and efficient work. We are structured and meet our obligations with responsibility. The eclipse creates a major turning point in our lives. Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Thursday 6/2: Mercury enters Gemini (1:03 PM till 6/16)
During the next 2 weeks, we are curious, open-minded and able to create much in several dimensions simultaneously. Our social life becomes exciting. Learning and traveling open new opportunities.
Friday 6/3: Mercury Square Neptune (0:07 AM), Neptune turns retrograde (0:28 AM till November 9)
A day of mental fogginess. Best not to sign any important document as we could miss the fine print. We may feel more drained than usual. We need to rest. A day efficiently used in meditation, writing a dream journal, watching an inspiring movie or in artistic creation. During the next 6 months, we have to reexamine our daily life to see if it is in alignment with our spiritual beliefs. Do we walk our talk? Are we living and loving lights in this world?
Saturday 6/4: Jupiter enters Taurus (6:56 AM till June 12, 2012), Mercury Sextile Uranus (12:58 PM)
The next year brings much financial abundance to those who follow their heart's dream. The more in alignment with our truth we are, the more we work with integrity, the more effortlessly successful we shall be. We need to reconnect to Mother Earth, plant our garden and value our inner resources. Great material and spiritual wealth will come from these gifts. Let us nurture gratitude in our lives! Today, more specifically, new thoughts come to us, new ideas, unexpected answers to our questions. We seek exciting people and new horizons.
Tuesday 6/7: Mercury Trine Saturn (1:40 PM)
A day of focused mental activity. We are grounded, responsible and able to complete all our backlogged work with efficiency! Serious conversations appeal to us. We are interested in studying more deeply a topic that has always attracted us.
Wednesday 6/8: Jupiter Sextile Neptune (7:42 PM)
We are inspired by mysticism, music, poetry and great art. Lucrative and most beneficial opportunities are either self generated or offered to us.
Thursday 6/9: Venus enters Gemini (7:23 AM till 7/28)
During the next 7 weeks, our romantic life becomes lighter and more joyful. Our social horizons expand in interesting ways. We seek mentally and spiritually stimulating friends.
Friday 6/10: Venus Square Neptune (1:25 AM)
A day to draw on our inner serenity and be considerate and loving to others, especially those who consider themselves weaker. Romance could be magical yet elusive. We need to feel our soul link with those we care about.
Sunday 6/12: Sun Conjunct Mercury (4:45 PM), Venus Sextile Uranus (7:36 PM), Saturn turns direct (8:52 PM)
A great day for efficient, clear communication. Wonderful for sending those e-mails and making those phone calls. Romance could be exciting today. A new encounter could prove freeing even if only short lived. An existing relationship could go through a complete renewal, bringing us closer to our truth.
Wednesday 6/15: Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius (1:14 PM)
An important day, the results of which will become clearer within a month from now. Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Thursday 6/16: Mercury enters Cancer (12:09 PM till July 1), Mercury Trine Neptune (9:53 PM)
During the next two weeks, we think and express ourselves more subjectively and emotionally. Family, safety, children, security are on our mind. Today, more specifically, we are more meditative and focused on the spiritual dimension of our lives. We could be inspired by great beauty and feel unusually creative. Meditation is favored as is working with our dreams and manifesting our visions.
Friday 6/17: Mercury Sextile Jupiter (5:35 PM), Venus Trine Saturn (9:32 PM)
Our words and thoughts convey great positive energy today. We feel enthusiastic, open to the world, are focused on spirituality, philosophy and travel. Our faith brings inspiration to others in the most magical of ways. Today is wonderful for committing to a deep love relationship and creating a solid basis for it.
Saturday 6/18: Mercury Square Uranus (1:11 PM)
We could feel a little erratic today. We should pay attention when driving. Impatience, as well as sudden and unexpected reactions could be disrupting.
Sunday 6/19: Mercury Opposition Pluto (12:18 PM)
Manipulation, power games and control issues could come to the surface, either in ourselves or in others. Best to not allow our ego to lead the way. Cooperation is advised. We are able to X-ray situations and people, and see the hidden motives of others.
Monday 6/20: Mars enters Gemini (7:50 PM till August 3)
During the next 6 weeks, we are multi-tasking. Great for a fitness program and paying more attention to our nutrition. We feel an urgency towards action. New projects develop smoothly and rapidly.
Tuesday 6/21: Sun enters Cancer (Summer Solstice, 10:17 AM), Mercury Square Saturn (11:42 AM), Mars Square Neptune (11:46 PM)
Until July 24, the focus is on family, children, home, security and food. Our imagination is more powerful than usual, allowing us to manifest our dreams. Today, more specifically, deadlines could be a little frustrating. Freedom is found by accepting those limitations. Important to stay grounded in our projects, be considerate of others and keep walking towards our goals in a practical way.
Wednesday 6/22: Sun Trine Neptune (7:08 AM)
A very mystical day. We are likely to feel calm and dreamy. Forgiveness and consideration come easily to us. A great day for contemplation, meditation, artistic inspiration or just watching a movie that touches our soul.
Saturday 6/25: Sun Sextile Jupiter (4:54 PM)
A positive day. Great for a promotion, to further our ambitions and/or meet people in key positions who open doors for us. Our faith and optimism lead to wonderful new opportunities either offered or self-created.
Sunday 6/26: Sun Square Uranus (3:14 AM)
A person we haven't seen for a long time could reemerge from our past, our plans could be disrupted, life could re-route us. We seek freedom and excitement. A day to expect the unexpected.
Monday 6/27: Mars Sextile Uranus (3:27 AM), Sun Opposition Pluto (10:18 PM)
A day to make inventive decisions. We could feel restless and impatient. Wonderful for doing something new, exciting, differently. Important to yield without compromising our integrity. Worthwhile goals that benefit all, are favored. The more we act with dignity and honesty, the more powerful our impact on others is.
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.