June 2015, Newsletter
Kindly note that the days and times given below are in PDT (Pacific Daylight Saving Time). For Rocky Mountain Time (except AZ which is on PDT time) add 1 hour. For Central Time, add 2 hours. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours. For Alaskan Time, subtract 1 hour. For Hawaii-Aleutian Time, subtract 2 hours. For Greenwich, add 8 hours. For Central European time (CET) add 9 hours. For Eastern European time (EET), add 10 hours.
RUNE OF THE MONTH: Laguz. The water rune. We are being asked to tap into the collective unconscious, become aware of hidden forces at work, develop our prophetic wisdom and explore significant dreams. This rune speaks of the mastery of emotions and our evolution through the unity crated by love…
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Mercury turns direct on Thursday June 11. It travels this month from 8º14’ to 4º35’ Gemini. These degrees are represented in the Sabian Symbols by: “a quiver filled with arrows”, “aroused strikers round a factory”, “an old fashion well”, “workmen drilling for oil” and “a radical magazine asking for action, displays a sensational front page”. Until June 11, communication will be chaotic, fast paced, intense and possibly quite confusing. Starting June 12 until the end of the month, a new working order will emerge from the rubbles. It is important that we remain open-minded and flexible. We are learning to mine the wisdom buried in our depths so that we may own our power.
Saturn remains retrograde this whole month between 0º56’ Sagittarius and 29º08’ Scorpio, until August 1. Its shadow period will remain until November 8th. These degrees are symbolized by “retired army veterans gather to reawaken old memories” and “children in Halloween costumes indulging in various pranks”. We are being required to look beyond facades, at the truth, question authority and relinquish control in both our minds and our lives. What is real and what is not? This needs to be the question. Ignorance is not bliss. It is important to investigate every piece of information and not blindly follow what we are being told to be reality.
Saturn re-enters Scorpio for the last time on Sunday 6/14 until September 17. . During the next 3 months, we are asked to finish clearing anything from our past that is holding us back. We could become aware of our own mortality and examine carefully the values we have lived by until now. We could also become keenly aware of our relations with others, how they enrich or hinder our growth, as well as become very clear with regard to joint finances and how shared resources affect us. In some cases, we could receive an inheritance or a donation. In others, a financial support system we had been overly dependent on, could be taken away, forcing us to fend for ourselves. Either way, we are being given the opportunity to understand the value of money.
Neptune turns retrograde on Thursday 6/12 until November 18. Its shadow period lasts until March 8, 2016. In June, it travels from 9º49’ to 9º44’ Pisces. The image associated with this degree in the Sabian Symbols is: “An aviator in the clouds”. As bridges between dimensions, we are asked to seek answers from deeper places within ourselves, to tap into our higher mind and find a true vision of reality that enhances our understanding and brings us in alignment with our highest destiny.
Pluto remains retrograde this whole month between 15º04’ and 14º25’ Capricorn. Its shadow period continues until November 17, 2016. These degrees are symbolized by “School grounds filled with boys and girls in gymnasium suits” and “in a hospital, the children’s ward is filled with toys”. As corruptions are being revealed left and right, as society’s major reforms continue, we are asked to pay particular attention to education. What are our children’s real needs? What are the needs of the child within us? How do we nurture our own playfulness and requirement for exercise? How to honor creatively our uniqueness?
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The Moon will be Void of Course (V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):
· On Monday 6/1 between 4:01 AM and 11:39 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
· From Tuesday 6/2 at 10:59 PM till Wednesday 6/3 at 5:50 PM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
· On Friday 6/5 between 3:54 AM and 10:02 PM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
· From Sunday 6/7 at 7:30 AM till Monday 6/8 at 1:16 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
· From Tuesday 6/9 at 11:08 AM till Wednesday 6/10 at 4:3 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
· From Thursday 6/11 at 4:43 PM till Friday 6/12 at 7:16 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
· From Saturday 6/13 at 3:06 PM till Sunday 6/14 at 10:51 AM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
· On Tuesday 6/16 between 7:05 AM and 2:51 PM: when the Moon enters Cancer.
· On Thursday 6/18 between 10:52 PM and 11:23 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
· On Sunday 6/21 between 9:09 AM and 9:59 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
· On Tuesday 6/23 between 10:12 PM and 10:41 PM: when the Moon enters Libra.
· From Thursday 6/25 at 4:22 PM till Friday 6/26 at 10:57 AM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
· On Sunday 6/28 between 6:50 PM and 8:21 PM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
· From Tuesday 6/30 at 11:18 AM till Wednesday 7/1 at 2:11 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
Mark these periods in red in your calendar and avoid scheduling anything of importance during these times as they would amount to… NO thing!
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Scheduling our activities using the zodiacal position of the Moon:
Moon in Sagittarius between Monday 6/1 at 11:39 AM and Wednesday 6/3 at 5:49 PM + between Sunday 6/28 at 8:21 PM and Wednesday July 1 at 2:10 AM: 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 6/3 at 5:50 PM and Friday 6/5 at 10:01 PM: 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 Friday 6/5 at 10:02 PM and Monday 6/8 at 1:15 AM: 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 6/8 at 1:16 AM and Wednesday 6/10 at 4:13 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 Wednesday 6/10 at 4:14 AM and Friday 6/12 at 7:15 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 Friday 6/12 at 7:16 AM and Sunday 6/14 at 10:50 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 bodywork…
Moon in Gemini between Sunday 6/14 at 10:51 AM and Tuesday 6/16 at 3:50 PM: 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 6/16 at 3:51 PM and Thursday 6/18 at 11:22 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 6/18 at 11:23 PM and Sunday 6/21 at 9:58 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 6/21 at 9:59 AM and Thursday 6/23 at 10:40 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 6/23 at 10:41 PM and Friday 6/26 at 10:56 AM: 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 Friday 6/26 at 10:57 AM and Sunday 6/28 at 8:20 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.
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This month’s intentional meditation begins on Tuesday 6/2. 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 Full Moon in Sagittarius at exactly 9:19 AM. Once that moment has passed, gather your sheets and place them in a folder until the next New Moon in Gemini on Tuesday 6/16. 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 7:05 AM. Once that moment has passed, staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams…
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Friday 6/5: Venus enters Leo (8:33 AM till July 18), Mars Sextile Jupiter (4:38 PM), Venus Trine Saturn (11:23 PM)
During the next 6 weeks, our charisma expands. Our elegance is enhanced. We could feel more romantic than usual and be attracted to arts highlighting our glamor. Today, more specifically, action is direct, enthusiastic and positive. A good day for an outdoor adventure and starting a successful exercise program. A love relationship becomes more solid. We are realistic about whom we are with and why.
Monday 6/8: Sun Sextile Jupiter (2:56 PM)
A wonderful day filled with luck, exuberance and optimism. This could be one of the most positive days of the year if we are cautious not to go overboard with food, pleasures and excitement. Financial dealings are unusually beneficial. Our social life expands in beautiful ways. Long distance travel, higher education, religion and philosophy are favored. Excellent for teaching, lecturing and writing.
Tuesday 6/9: Mars Sextile Uranus (0:29 AM)
A great need to break free from an old routine characterizes this transit. We are prone to impulsive changes that open new horizons and expand our social circle. Best to be cautious when operating a motor vehicle or sharp objects. Important also not to keep our frustrations to ourselves, but express our needs clearly and directly.
Wednesday 6/10: Mercury Sextile Venus (5:52 AM), Sun Sextile Uranus (2:30 PM)
A day of pleasant surprises. Our excitement and openness to the new, bring unusual opportunities. Creative changes are made in our environment. We seek intellectual and spiritual stimulation. Our imagination is triggered in a most inspiring way.
Thursday 6/11: Mercury turns direct (3:33 PM)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Friday 6/12: Neptune turns retrograde (2:09 AM until November 18)
Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Sunday 6/14: Sun Conjunct Mars (8:56 AM), Saturn re-enters Scorpio (5:38 PM until September 17)
A day of great physical energy and endurance, when we feel super self-confident and ready to climb mountains. We could be amazed at the amount of projects we can see through the finish line today. Regarding Saturn in Scorpio, kindly refer to the opening paragraph.
Sunday 6/21: the Sun enters Cancer (9:38 AM/Summer Solstice until July 22)
During the next month, family, safety, security, food, comfort and money take precedence. Wonderful for anything related to home improvement. Our imagination could be enhanced, making this a very inspiring period for novelists or graphic artists. We could feel more emotional or subjective then usual.
Monday 6/22: Jupiter Trine Uranus (6:43 AM)
Wonderful for traveling and opening to new ideas that promote a greater sense of freedom and individuality. Great for dynamic ventures and positive collaboration with others that will prove in the future, financially lucrative.
Tuesday 6/23: Mercury Square Neptune (11:09 AM)
Miscommunications could occur today. People could be deceiving. We could loose keys and miss planes. We are likely to feel more dreamy, tired and sensitive than usual. Not a good day for signing legal documents or making binding decisions.
Wednesday 6/24: Mars enters Cancer (6:33 AM till August 8)
Cancer natives, as well as Cancer rising individuals are favored in the next few months. A time for all of us to be sensitive and move forward conservatively, while protecting our assets and our loved ones. Our goals are subject to mood swings and are approached in a roundabout way. Our actions are motivated by emotions.
Sunday 6/28: Venus Trine Uranus (11:26 PM)
A wonderful day for social contacts. We feel more charismatic than usual. An unexpected romance could sweep us off our feet. A day to balance intimacy and freedom. An unusual financial windfall could open new possibilities.
Wishing you all a wonderful month of June!
In Loving Light.
Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.
Astrologer, shaman, international conference speaker
Author of Astrology for Enlightenment (Atria Books, Simon & Schuster)
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