June 2016 Energetic Forecast
Planetary Shifts This Month
Mars Retrograde in Scorpio until June 29th
Mars in Scorpio knows that life isn't fair so they will use their considerable personal magnetism to sway things in their favour. They are very psychological and strategic in how they go about getting what they want in life. They don't wing it or just let things happen organically. They love a challenge and will set tests and goals for themselves if only for the sake of seeing if they can do it, or master it. This Mars doesn't enjoy the shallow conversation at a business meeting or cocktail party. They would much rather talk about all things hidden and taboo, sexuality, death, the occult. They aren't afraid to probe the depths. This can make them very provocative, have strong sexual stamina, potentially obsessive and possessive, and generally have the tenacity to see something through to it's end. Sometimes this can be a self destructive placement if they become depressed or cynical about life. It will bring out subversive behaviour as well, and be quite manipulative and covert.
So what happens when it retrogrades ?
When Mars Retrogrades we need to regroup, withdraw or pull back. We may need to rethink our approach to something and find a completely new way. The energy we normally use to push forth, be spontaneous, act on things in the now, get turned inward so things slow down. We may feel frustrated if we are impatient. If you enjoy reflection and are ready for changes then this can be a wonderfully insightful time. Mars Retrograde in Scorpio might just be the best time to get counselling, dig deep into old issues and truly liberate yourself.
Venus is going through some challenges this month. June 3rd and 4th - Venus is in Gemini - a very clever, flirty, playful Venus indeed. When it makes difficult aspects such as squares and oppositions she will feel blocked from showing her true colours - something always seems to get in the way of her full self expression. Venus will be squaring Neptune in Pisces at the beginning of the month can make for some misunderstandings and fizzling out of relationships that aren't strong enough to hold on. We either have difficulty allowing our creativity out, our emotions to be expressed well, and it can give us a sense of disillusionment. It is just temporary though, so try to ride out any odd moods or perceptions. Venus and the Sun will oppose Saturn at the same time. This one is a bit more obvious to see what is going on with us, but can still be frustrating. It usually gives you the sense that you can't have what you want. There will seem to be too much going against the easy facilitation of your desires. Once again, it is temporary, but in conjunction with Venus square Neptune as well, we could see a test or misunderstanding come up in our relationship or creative lives. On top of this Venus is squaring Jupiter in Virgo this same time frame - stimulating a lot of analysis or potential nit picking around whatever emotional blockages are surfacing. Try to not be too hard on yourself or anyone else during this week. Sit on it or lay low until you have more clarity and understanding.
New Moon Chart
Look at the big red square in the chart - this is a very difficult aspect, ,but it doesn't always mean things play out badly. For some reason, once in a while conflictual configurations like this can bring an awful time or they can feel very flat. It is always more accurate to see where it triggers your own personal chart. However, the potential here is for an event or internal change powerful enough to move life forwards. The Sun, Moon and Venus in Gemini are square Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Virgo, and they are opposing Saturn in Sagittarius. Think of 5 people in a room disagreeing on everything - this is the energy of it. Sometimes that makes a heated debate. Sometimes there are good negotiative skills. Other times people just fade to the background, feel its' pointless and withdraw. When witty and factual Sun/Moon,/Venus in Gemini is at the table with exacting, practical Jupiter in Virgo, Truth Telling Saturn in Sagittarius and Ethereal, Spiritual Pisces Neptune ...things are bound to be lively! Either way the conflictual energy will be felt. You'll also notice the other red lines - the harder aspects - between Mercury and Mars - signalling we all have to restrain ourselves from saying things we may regret when faced with a potentially great inner tension or outer conflict we have to contend with. Mercury in Taurus opposing Mars in Scorpio is VERY stubborn, so try to decide if this battle is really worth it before engaging.
On the positive side, notice the blue triangle in the chart. This is where there is great flow and harmony at this New moon. We can CHOOSE to tap into this energy filed vs the conflictual one. The Grand Trine is between Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter and the North node in Virgo, and Mercury in Taurus. So this means the predominant flow is Earth energy - practical, resourceful, useful, down to earth literally! Your practical actions will carry a lot of power and weight here. This means that while the other planets are up in the air debating ideas and emotions, you can get a lot done on the ground level. Steps taken on the material and physical plane are the most effective use of your energy. So stay out of the big debate and pay your bills or clean out the garage ;)
NOTE : There are many people writing about June 3rd this year. Some sources say this is the true end date of the Mayan calendar, that December 21st 2012 was not right. Personally, I agree with an elder I saw interviewed who said, the Mayan Calendar never ends, like any other calendar, it keeps going. There are only cycles. The planets do support there being potential for events but I don't believe end of the world scenarios.
Full Moon Chart
We still see the same large red square in this chart indicating conflicts again at this full moon. You will notice here though that it gets even more intense because there are more red lines - hard aspects going across the chart. Sun and Venus are opposing the Moon in Capricorn, as with every full moon, our identity is in opposition to our unconscious or emotional needs. This monthly rub allows us to highlight one area of life where we may need better integration of our psyche. Saturn and Mercury are still on opposite sides as well - that stubborn debating - or fight to the death energy is present. Neptune is now directly opposite Jupiter which in these signs means all your efforts to put something into a category or box will fizzle out and be foggy - it could be a mentally exhausting time if we fight it. Allowing our intuition and dreams to indicate our overall actions is usually the way to use it productively. Then the discriminating side of Virgo can be an ally to Neptune in Pisces' strong visionary side.
The other positive side of this Full Moon is Uranus. It makes a nice aspect to the Moon so it encourages a bit of loony fun behaviour. Like a get out of jail free card - temporarily - could be luck, a stroke of genius in an idea - something pops out of you in a good way :) It is making a nice aspect to the Sun and Venus, suggesting that some form of unique self expression would be really fun and rewarding - it doesn't take much - just show us a little flair of who you are. Be the fun rebellious side of yourself today!. Neptune also makes nice aspects to this Sun/ Venus combo so it accentuates that if you take some little risk this day it will have a glow to it - a bit of magic!