Newsletter - June 2013

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Dagaz "purpose".

RUNE OF THE MONTH: Dagaz "purpose". A purpose is a goal we strive towards. It requires clarity, focus, hard work and discipline. It involves all of who we are towards a direction. It defines us, gives meaning to our very existence. It is the reason we are alive. It gives us passion and depth. This month, we are required to search our hearts and know what we believe in, how we wish to be seen, what is our unique contribution to this world that engages all our strengths and talents. ************************

Saturn continues being retrograde this whole month (till July 7) between 5º52' and 4º52' Scorpio.

The shadow period continues until October 14. The degrees it travels through this month are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by: "The gold rush tears men away from their native soil" and "A massive rocky shore resists the pounding of the sea". We are required to revisit the ways we use our time, money, power. It is a period asking us to be clear on our commitments and responsibilities. Where do we need to persevere and be stronger? Where is it to our benefit to shift gears?

Pluto continues being retrograde this whole month until September 20. The shadow period will last until January 2014.

This month, it travels from 11º01' to 10º20' Capricorn. These 2 degrees are symbolized in the Sabian Symbols by the following images: "An illustrated lecture on natural science reveals little-known aspects of life." and " A large group of pheasant on a private estate". As hidden aspects of ourselves come to the surface, a chance is given to us to reexamine outmoded behaviors. A time of spiritual death and rebirth which forces us to unearth our hidden talents and tap into our own resources to face the economic and social challenges we are confronted with. It reveals what is no longer working in our lives and needs transformation. As we face the necessity to bring about new beginnings, it allows no stone to remain unturned in our inner work. Some major social unrest could come to the surface. Deep layers of society could emerge requiring major cleansing.

Neptune turns retrograde on June 7 at 5º22' Pisces until November 13.

The shadow period (period of time until it reaches the exact same degree it started its retrogration on) extends until March 4, 2014. The degree it travels in June is represented in the Sabian Symbols by "A parade of army officers in full dress". We could feel particularly sleepy, disillusioned and/or loose interest in what we are truly meant to be doing. A general state of dreaming our reality into being rather than getting involved in action is present. If we tap correctly in our spiritual powers, we could find that it takes just thinking about something to manifest it. We could feel that the fabric of reality is very flexible, that time is quite illusionary and that the veil between dimensions is particularly thin. There could be a greater concern surrounding the health of our oceans and the purity of our water in general. A time to purify our emotions and tap deeply in our subconscious by paying attention to our dreams.

Jupiter enters Cancer on June 25 at 6:40 PM till July 16, 2014:

This next year is marked by a need to congregate with our spiritual family. We could be called to explore our lineage and understand our family tree. Parallel lives could reveal themselves, allowing us to reach a greater sense of completion. Our homes could become places we wish to spend more time in. We could become particularly aware of what nurtures us. The public opinion could become more sensitive to the plight of children around the world. We could also become more and more aware of our food, what's in it, how it is grown and investigate the best ways to protect our health. It could be a time of more and more people gathering to create their own vegetable and fruit gardens, or at the very least, grow herbs in their kitchen.

Mercury turns retrograde on June 26 (6:08 AM) at 23º06' Cancer till July 20th (11:22 AM) at 13º23' Cancer.

The degrees it travels this months (23º06'- 22º32' Cancer) are represented in the Sabian Symbols as follows: "The meeting of a literary society" and "A woman and two men castaways on a small island of the South Seas". Mercury retrograde always requires of us to revisit projects that had been collecting dust. It allows people whom we hadn't seen in a while to resurface, and ideas we had forgotten to return to the forefront. This particular retrogradation could stimulate our imagination and cause us to write or paint in a need to express concepts that may not be popular but are helping humankind start again on a whole new basis. We are required to master our moods and stay centered in our inner peace, rather than just react emotionally to the ebb and flow of everything that comes our way. We could become particularly concerned about remodeling our home or making it more comfortable. We are also becoming particularly sensitive to the spiritual ties we have with family members. Our psychic abilities and need for inner security are enhanced. ************************

The Moon will be Void of Course

(V/O –forming no major aspect with any planet before entering the following sign-):

  • On Saturday 6/1 between 9:30 PM and 11:33 PM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From Monday 6/3 at 11:09 PM till Tuesday 6/4 at 8:53 AM: when the Moon enters Taurus.
  • From Wednesday 6/5 at 6:25 AM till Thursday 6/6 at 8:32 PM: when the Moon enters Gemini.
  • On Sunday 6/9 between 1:29 AM and 9:16 AM when the Moon enters Cancer.
  • From Monday 6/10 at 2:15 PM till Tuesday 6/11 at 9:58 PM: when the Moon enters Leo.
  • On Friday 6/14 between 4:14 AM and 9:26 AM: when the Moon enters Virgo.
  • On Tuesday 6/18 between 8:55 PM and 11:39 PM: when the Moon enters Scorpio.
  • From Friday 6/20 at 12:16 PM till Saturday 6/21 at 1:31 AM: when the Moon enters Sagittarius.
  • On Sunday 6/23 between 0:09 AM and 1:08 AM: when the Moon enters Capricorn.
  • From Monday 6/24 at 7:24 PM till Tuesday 6/25 at 0:26 AM: when the Moon enters Aquarius.
  • From Wednesday 6/26 ay 6:08 AM till Thursday 6/27 at 1:32 AM: when the Moon enters Pisces.
  • From Friday 6/28 at 5:16 PM till Saturday 6/29 at 6:06 AM: when the Moon enters Aries.
  • From Sunday 6/30 at 11:48 PM till Monday 7/1 at 2:43 PM: when the Moon enters Taurus.

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 Aries between Saturday 6/1 at 11:33 PM and Tuesday 6/4 at 8:52 AM + between Saturday 6/29 at 6:06 AM and Monday 7/1 at 2:42 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 Tuesday 6/4 at 8:53 AM and Thursday 6/6 at 8:31 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 Thursday 6/6 at 8:32 PM and Sunday 6/9 at 9:15 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 Sunday 6/9 at 9:16 AM and Tuesday 6/11 at 9:57 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 Tuesday 6/11 at 9:58 PM and Friday 6/14 at 9:25 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 Friday 6/14 at 9:26 AM and Sunday 6/16 at 6:18 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 Sunday 6/16 at 6:19 PM and Tuesday 6/18 at 11:38 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 Tuesday 6/18 at 11:39 PM and Friday 6/21 at 1:30 AM:

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 Friday 6/21 at 1:31 AM and Sunday 6/23 at 1:07 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 Sunday 6/23 at 1:08 AM and Tuesday 6/25 at 0:25 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 Tuesday 6/25 at 0:26 AM and Thursday 6/27 at 1:31 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 Thursday 6/27 at 1:32 AM and Saturday 6/29 at 6:05 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…


Our Intentional Meditation

Our intentional meditation started on May 24 with the Full Moon (Lunar eclipse) in Sagittarius.

On the New Moon in Gemini on 6/8, 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 so that they are out at exactly 8:56 AM (you can put them out up to several hours prior to that time). Once that moment has passed (even if several hours later, or the next morning), staple them together and put them away in a folder expecting the manifestation of all your dreams… On Sunday 6/23, place as many blank sheets as you will have intentions out to be charged by the Full Moon in Capricorn at exactly 4:32 AM. Once that moment has passed, put them away in a folder until the next New Moon in Cancer on July 8 at 0:14 AM. ************************

Saturday 6/1: Sun Sextile Uranus (6:46 PM)

A day to expect the unexpected. Unusual situations abound. We meet interesting, stimulating, somewhat eccentric people. Our charisma impresses others. Good for fearlessly branching into new directions.

Sunday 6/2: Venus enters Cancer (7:13 PM till June 27)

During the next 3 weeks, we may be more sensitive and nurturing than usual. A wonderful period for artists, particularly painters. We may wish to spend more time at home and want to decorate it, make it cozier and more welcoming. We are likely to feel emotionally involved with our family, both biological and spiritual, particularly mother figures and children. We could take a keen interest in our family tree and seek to investigate our past lives and connect with our spiritual lineage.

Monday 6/3: Mercury Trine Neptune (12:18 PM), Mercury Trine Saturn (6:22 PM)

A wonderful day for intuitively feeling the right decisions to be made. We are able to use efficiently inspired new information. Our minds connected to higher spheres of understanding, lead to wise exchanges grounded in reality.

Friday 6/7: Neptune turns retrograde (1:26 AM until ), Venus Trine Neptune (4:46 AM), Venus Trine Saturn (8:23 AM), Mercury Opposition Pluto (3:01 PM), Mars Square Neptune (4:58 PM)

Regarding Neptune retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. A profound day for an emotional commitment. Our soul connections deepen and our minds are able to X-ray situations and people. We are clear on what we feel and how those we cherish enrich our lives. We act from a place of compassion and sensitivity to the needs of others.

Saturday, 6/8: Mercury Square Uranus (11:47AM)

People and circumstances could prove quite chaotic today. Erratic behavior might be more the norm than the exception. Explosive, sudden revelations could lead to unexpected separations. Imperative to be careful when operating any sharp instrument or while driving. We could be projected into the unknown in a way that enables us to see a situation in a whole new light.

Tuesday 6/11: Venus Opposition Pluto (3:06 PM), Saturn Trine Neptune (4:18 PM)

Our ability to see through people and situations should be used with generosity and kindness. The more we extend ourselves towards others in serenity, the more peace and harmony we generate. A day when balancing spiritual consciousness with material considerations brings about ideal circumstances.

Wednesday 6/12: Venus Square Uranus (3:49 PM)

Today, we could easily estrange the people we cherish the most, by engaging in erratic behavior or being too rebellious. Best to remain as calm as possible and avoid big changes. Even if short lived, social encounters are unusual, exciting and freeing.

Monday 6/17: Mars Sextile Uranus (8:20 AM)

A day to seek inventive solutions that change our routine. Great for daring, constructive changes which create new, exciting circumstances in our lives.

Wednesday 6/19: Sun Conjunct Jupiter (9:11 AM)

One of the very best days of the year. A day when high self-esteem is rewarded. Wonderful to receive gifts, get promoted, and go after what we believe in with enthusiasm, conviction, generosity and an open mind.

Thursday 6/20: Mercury Conjunct Venus (7:57 PM), Sun enters Cancer (10:04 PM till July 22)

A pleasant day, good for gathering with friends. Conversations are serene. We are drawn to romantic stories or movies. During the next month, we feel more nurturing, closer to our home and family, as well as more inspired. Cooking, art, as well as activities with children, are enhanced.

Tuesday 6/25: Jupiter enters Cancer (6:40 PM till July 16, 2014)

Kindly refer to the opening paragraph.

Wednesday 6/26: Sun Trine Saturn (2:13 AM), Mercury turns retrograde (6:08 AM till July 20), Sun Trine Neptune (10:48 AM)

Regarding Mercury retrograde, kindly refer to the opening paragraph. Today, more specifically, there is a beautiful configuration in the sky, a Water Grand Trine. We are balancing the spiritual and the material in our lives. As we physically anchor our understanding of other realms and dimensions, our consciousness expands immeasurably, giving us inner peace and clarity.   Wishing you all the best. In Loving Light. Michelle Karén, M.A., D.F.Astrol.S.