For the last few weeks I have been too rational to think about astrology. I was spending a lot of time tutoring psychology and statistics, and astrology didn’t seem relevant. That’s the problem about being in two places at the same time. It works, it doesn’t work, I believe it, I’m deluding myself. Of course the reality is, that astrology works. It works because it has to work, and if it doesn’t work we’re all doomed. And of course we’re doomed anyway.
But if you’re interested, here are the month’s main events:
Ongoing: Saturn retrograde in Aquarius, Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn, separating Jupiter-Saturn conjunction.
June 3: Venus-Mars square.
June 5: Full Moon eclipse at 16 Sagittarius.
June 17: Mars semisquare Uranus.
June 18: Mercury goes retrograde.
June 20: Summer Solstice.
June 21: New Moon eclipse at 0 Cancer.
June 23: Neptune goes retrograde.
June 25: Venus goes direct.
June 28: Mars enters Aries.
June 30: Jupiter conjunct Pluto.
Overall, I would have said that it was a busy month, and over the next few weeks I’ll be discussing the events in detail. One thing we might observe is a break-up of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction. The two planets are now moving further apart, and in some parts of the world there might be a feeling that we are returning to normal. I know, a pretty obvious statement, given the fact that the lockdowns are coming to an end.
However, don’t be fooled. The world has changed for ever. Jupiter and Saturn will come back into aspect, and they will be conjunct at the end of December. The ways of living and particularly working that have developed over the last few months are not going away. And don’t for a moment believe that the world is going to magically recover.
At the beginning of June the planet Venus is in a terrible position. It is retrograde, square Mars, and conjunct the Sun. This means that activities of a Venusian nature should be avoided: new relationships, cosmetic surgery and buying supposedly beautiful objects. What seems beautiful now may be a monstrosity in the light of day. It goes without saying that tattoos and other forms of self-mutiliation should be given a wide berth.
The Full Moon on June 5 may have some impact on the US. This is because the most widely used horoscope for the US has Sagittarius rising, and the Sagittarius Full Moon may bring things out into the open, in a fairly destructive way. However, there a Sagittarius Full Moon every year, so it may not be such a big deal.
As we move into the middle of the month, the pressure starts to mount. June 17 sees an explosive semi-square between Mars and Uranus, so avoid doing anything dangerous around this date. Then we have Mercury going direct, swiftly followed by the Summer Solistic and a New Moon eclipse. In fact, the Solstice pretty much happens on this eclipse. The chart of of the Solistice heads this article – it is set for 10.44 pm British Summer Time, in Westminster. It is a new beginning, but in a tough way – there will be no room for compromise. This is especially the case in the UK, where the Solstice chart sees a conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto, on the Ascendant.
There is something more disturbing about the chart. The Sun, and therefore the Aries Point, are exactly 45 degrees from the Neptune-Hades midpoint, at 15 degrees Taurus:
The Neptune-Hades combination is about death and infectious disease, and this is strongly suggestive of a second wave of the coronavirus. This is not specific to any location. Witte and Lefeldt, in Rules for Planetary Pictures, associated AR = NE/HA with floods and tidal waves, and they described SU = NE/HA as “Weakening, danger of infection. Danger of destruction of the body. Danger in water. Death by drowning. Sea voyages”. Put another way, if you’re stupid enough to go on a summer holiday, avoid lakes, rivers, seas, oceans and swimming pools.
“The Jupiter-Pluto conjunction on June 30 represents the principle of self-improvement, at any cost. And perhaps we can apply this to ourselves. If our lives aren’t good enough, if we’re wasting our talents, all of us get another chance to get the show back on the road. It doesn’t matter how old we are, or how difficult the task. We can do it.