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RUNE OF THE MONTH: Sowelu, "healing".
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Sowelu, "healing". Healing is to make whole, restore to holiness. We heal when we choose the timeline where we reincarnate our divinity within and without. This month of June is cosmically loaded, enabling us to shift to a whole new level of consciousness in oneness with each other and all that is. We could experience a profound transformation at a cellular level.
Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon) in Sagittarius (14º14') on Monday June 4 at 4:12 AM:
This degree is symbolized by "The groundhog looking for its shadow on Ground-hog day, February 2". Eclipse months always herald major shifts. Whatever is said or done on an eclipse day tends to be final. According to popular wisdom, when a groundhog emerges from its nest and sees its shadow, it retreats back for another 6 months of hibernation. This particular eclipse announces that we shall be drawn to countries and old civilizations that feel like home and nurture our evolution. Our faith in life and in ourselves will know a new vigor. Our optimism and enthusiasm will open unexpected doors and help us perform miracles.
Venus remains retrograde until June 27. This month, it travels from 18º50' to 7º29' Gemini.
In the Sabian Symbols, the image associated to this last degree is: "Aroused strikers surround a factory". A relationship we thought was lost cold resurface, giving us a second chance to turn past challenges into future opportunities. We could understand better the meaning of love and how to live the balance of the masculine and the feminine within ourselves and with another. We are more clearly at cause in our romantic relationships, conscious of our emotional dynamics. We shall experience all of the above throughout the "shadow period" (when Venus returns to the exact same degree when it started its retrograde motion) until July 31st, 2012.
A VERY SPECIAL COSMIC OCCURRENCE: THE VENUS TRANSIT on Tuesday 6/5 at 6:10 PM.
This is a major cosmic event which happens only every 243 years in groups of 2, each separated by 8 years. The last time we experienced this was in June 2004. The next time will be in December 2117. Astronomically it corresponds to the passage of Venus between the Earth and the Sun, thus casting its shadow on the great luminary. The Sabian symbols says of 16º24' Gemini : "The head of a robust youth changes into that of a mature thinker". On both a personal and collective level, this could herald a major opening of the heart, leading to compassion and the deep understanding that everything we do to another we do to ourselves. A portal is opening today which brings into our dimension a quality of love, beauty and harmony that we have never experienced. The concept of world peace could more than ever become a real possibility. Our spiritual maturity is becoming more tangible.
Jupiter enters Gemini on June 11 and will stay in this sign until June 25, 2013.
A year when good news become particularly appealing. We wish to speak and think positively. Regardless of creed or race, there is a sense of oneness with the whole of humanity. We could be attracted to distant places that expand our consciousness of ourselves, and travel more than usual.
Saturn remains retrograde until June 25th. It travels between 23º14' and 22º45' Libra this month.
These degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols as follows: "Chanticleer's voice heralds sunrise" and "A butterfly with a 3rd wing on its side." A chance to revisit and make right what was going on in a love relationship between October 28 and November 6, 2011. If we had no relationship at that time, the opportunity is given to us to understand exactly what we want and create our inner marriage that we may attract a significant Other from a place of fulfillment and feeling whole and not from a place of scarcity, fear or need. We are learning to balance our power and our peace, to delve deeply into life's mysteries and truly understand our deep inner connection with someone we cherish. The shadow period of this transit will last until October 1st, 2012.
Neptune turns retrograde on June 4 at 3º09' Pisces until November 11.
The shadow period lasts until March 2nd, 2013. The 2 degrees it travels this month (3º09' to 2º59' Pisces) are symbolized by: "Petrified tree trunks lie broken on desert sand." and "Heavy car traffic on a narrow isthmus linking two seashore resorts." Sound healing is enhanced, as is telepathic communication. The veil between the visible and the invisible is thinning. Artists and channelers could feel particularly inspired. Powerful visions and deep meditation are favored. Inner silence leads to profound levels of consciousness.
Pluto continues being retrograde this whole month
between 8º57' and 8º15' Capricorn until September 18th when it will have reached 6º57' Capricorn. The Shadow period lasts until January 7th, 2013. The image associated with this degree in the Sabian Symbols is: "An Angel carrying a harp." Inner mastery leads to contemplation, thoughtfulness and gentle pursuits. A bridge between heaven and earth is created. Rejoicing and celebrating connects us to ethereal planes of consciousness.
SUMMER SOLSTICE on Wednesday June 20th at 4:09 PM.
As the Sun enters 0º Cancer, we have once more access to the purest source of our divine self. A time of regeneration at a cellular level. Our inner resources bloom, leading to the fruition of all our endeavors coming from the heart.
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 Scorpio between Friday 6/1 T 5:31 AM and Sunday 6/3 at 5:31 AM + between Thursday 6/28 at 1:32 PM and Saturday 6/30 at 3:03 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 Sunday 6/3 at 5:32 AM and Tuesday 6/5 at 5:30 AM + Saturday 6/30 at 3:04 PM and Monday 7/2 at 3:50 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 Tuesday 6/5 at 5:31 AM and Thursday 6/7 at 7:16 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 Thursday 6/7 at 7:17 AM and Saturday 6/9 at 12:21 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 Saturday 6/9 at 12:22 PM and Monday 6/11 at 9:20 PM:
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 Monday 6/11 at 9:21 PM and Thursday 6/14 at 9:21 AM:
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 Thursday 6/14 at 9:22 AM and Saturday 6/16 at 10:23 PM:
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 bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Saturday 6/16 at 10:24 PM and Tuesday 6/19 at 10:33 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 Tuesday 6/19 at 10:34 AM and Thursday 6/21 at 8:46 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 Thursday 6/21 at 8:47 PM and Sunday 6/24 at 4:42 AM:
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 Sunday 6/24 at 4:43 AM and Tuesday 6/26 at 10:14 AM:
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 Tuesday 6/26 at 10:15 AM and Thursday 6/28 at 1:31 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…).
Our Intentional Meditation
Our intentional meditation begins on Monday 6/4.
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 4:12 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Gemini on Tuesday 6/19. Same procedure as above, take out your blank full moon charged papers and write on each a concise, positive intention. Place them on a balcony, in a garden or near a window at exactly 8:02 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
Friday 6/1: Mercury conjunct Venus (1:32 PM)
A wonderful day for loving communications and pleasant social encounters. We express ourselves diplomatically, with respect and kindness. Short travels go smoothly helping us bring beauty to our lives.
Sunday 6/3: Mercury Trine Saturn (7:38 PM)
Today we are rational, grounded and efficient. Our ambitions and long-term dreams are served by disciplined work. We can clear backlogged work and structure our future goals.
Monday 6/4: Lunar Eclipse (4:12 AM), Neptune turns retrograde (2:05 PM), Venus Square Mars (5:29 PM)
Regarding the Lunar Eclipse and Neptune retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. More specifically today, we could experience emotional tension, best released through dancing, sports or vigorous creativity.
Tuesday 6/5: Sun conjunct Venus/VENUS TRANSIT (6:10 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Thursday 6/7: Mercury enters Cancer (4:16 AM) until July 25, Sun Square Mars (7:30 PM).
]During the next 3 weeks, our thinking and manner of expression are more intuitive and emotional than rational. Artistic tendencies, particularly drawing and writing requiring imagination, are favored. Intimacy with our family (biological, or spiritual), as well as issues related to security and comfort, are enhanced.
Friday 6/8: Mercury Trine Neptune (6:50 PM).
Excellent for meditation, channeling, dream work and artistic creation. The veil between dimensions is very thin, allowing telepathy, spiritual visions and inspiration. We should however avoid signing legally binding documents today as we could miss some of the fine print. Traveling is not great either. We can enjoy our like-spirited friends today and develop great ideas.
Monday 6/11: Jupiter enters Gemini (10:22 AM) till June 25th 2013, Mercury Square Uranus (10:42 AM), Mercury opposition Pluto (6:04 PM).
Regarding Jupiter in Gemini, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically, an unexpected encounter could lead to new ideas and possibilities. We could be forceful in our expression or meet someone who is both blunt and intense, as well as possibly manipulative. Best to try a more diplomatic approach and meet others halfway.
Wednesday 6/13: Sun Trine Saturn (5:41 AM)
We feel structured, grounded, and confident. Our natural authority inspires respect and enables us to enlist the support of people in positions of power. Projects started today have long-term repercussions, helping us build solidity for our future.
Wednesday 6/20: Mercury Square Saturn (9:05 AM), Sun enters Cancer (Summer Solstice at 4:09 PM), Venus Sextile Uranus (5:57 PM).
Regarding the Summer Solstice, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically, is not the best day to sign binding papers. We could feel somewhat discouraged and pessimistic. Great however for dealing with backlogged work and getting our administration in order. We could attract and be drawn to unusual people who walk to the sound of their own drummer. We seek excitement in our social encounters. This could help us reinvent an existing relationship.
Thursday 6/21: Mercury Sextile Mars (3:15 AM).
Today we say what we mean. Communication is clear, direct and forceful. Our thoughts lead to concrete action. We move our lives forward in a positive way. Great for short trips.
Saturday 6/23: Sun Trine Neptune (8:55 PM).
We could feel quite dreamy today, as well as drawn to beauty, peace and meditation. A good day for artistic activities, attending an exhibit or watching an inspiring movie.
Sunday 6/24: Uranus Square Pluto (1:14 AM).
Circumstances or people could be closing in on us in such a way as to make us feel robbed of our freedom of choice. To avoid conflict we may have to keep a low profile and cooperate. If we feel unsure of a person or situation at this time, best to stay as detached as possible. Intense commitments could have far reaching effects that are not necessarily in our best interest. Obstacles met creatively open surprising doors. A wonderful time to transform habits that do not serve our highest good.
Monday 6/25: Jupiter Square Neptune (0:59 AM), Saturn turns direct (1:01 AM), Mercury enters Leo (7:24 PM till August 31).
During the next 3 weeks, we are focused on romance, creativity, the theater, and anything that brings glamour into our lives. We could be drawn to public speaking or anything that places us in the limelight, artistic endeavors and playing with children. Today, more specifically, we could feel that circumstances and people are dissolving around us. We may feel at loss to understand what is happening, as we are being caught in a dream between dimensions.
Wednesday 6/27: Venus turns direct (8:07 AM).
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Friday 6/29: Sun Opposition Pluto (8:00 AM), Mercury Sextile Jupiter (8:39 AM), Sun Square Uranus (1:11 PM).
Our plans could be disrupted today by people who are either manipulative or playing power games. Best to make no rash decision, or act from a place of anger. Meeting others halfway without involving our ego creates situations that benefit all involved. Good for long distance traveling, matters related to higher education, the law or religion. Public speaking as well as publishing are favored
Wishing you all the best.
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.