This month, the rare Saturn-Pluto conjunction continues to dominate the skies, and Jupiter will square Neptune for the second time this year creating confusion and uncertainty. Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter are all retrograde, working beneath the surface motivating us to do the work necessary to accomplish our goals in life.
The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is not easy to understand as Pluto deals with that which is deeply hidden, and Saturn relates to structures, time and limitations. When combined with Pluto, Saturn becomes very demanding and many things must be transformed during this period. Saturn-Pluto will test things in our lives for resilience just as an earthquake tests a building’s structure.
Jupiter is square Neptune all month and becomes exact June 15-22. During this time we can be easily misled by others or our own unrealistic expectations. We can be subjected to or participate in situations that become disillusioning or false. This is a time to keep our feet firmly on the ground. Spiritual inspiration is a strong potential as is creativity and intuition.
Mars, the planet of action and men is in Cancer, a nurturing and sensitive sign placing our focus on home entertaining more so than going out. Venus, the planet of love and values, is in Taurus through June 8, when it moves into Gemini. Venus rules women and Mars rules men. When Mars is ahead of Venus, women chase the men and when Venus is ahead, men chase women — so this month the women chase the men!
Venus in Taurus works well for all Earth and Water signs the first week of June. Venus in Gemini works well for Gemini, Libra, Leo, Sagittarius and especially Aquarius as it falls in the 5th house of love. This month will seem special to Gemini, not only because it is their birthday month, but because Venus in their sign makes them feel that much more attractive. Venus in this sign does not like to be bored, so its time to try something different.
New and Full Moons
The new moon this month falls at 12 degrees of Gemini, June 3rd. The moon will manifest itself as a need for change and spontaneity. The energy is intellectual, inquisitive and daring. Venus is trine Pluto and this is a positive day for love, social occasions, and communications may be deeper than usual. A new moon is associated with new beginnings and this is a day to set your intentions for the upcoming month.
The Full Moon this month occurs June 17, at 25 degrees of Sagittarius. The peak is in the early morning hours. Sagittarius rules the 11th house of groups and the collective. Its planetary ruler is Jupiter, the planet of gain and expansion, and Jupiter can expand whatever it touches, good or bad. This will be a significant full moon in terms of the collective.
Other Significant Transits
June 4 – Mercury enters Cancer and for the next 3 weeks communication/thinking becomes more emotional.
June 9 – The Sun squares Neptune. Confusion can occur and this can be a low energy day.
June 14 – Mars opposes Saturn. This is a day fraught with frustration or anger. If channeled, constructive energy for work.
June 16 – Mercury opposes Saturn. Communication may be difficult. The same energy can be channeled into planning or serious consideration of ideas.
June 21 – The Sun enters Cancer at 11:45 AM (EDT) and summer is here.
June 23 – Venus opposes Jupiter. This is generally positive for socializing but if you overdo, you will pay the piper later.
June 24 – Venus squares Neptune. This transit has a dual nature. Dreams may be vivid and daydreaming can occur. For some this day can be dreamy and romantic, but use care not to become self-deluded or imagine something that is not there.
June 26– Mercury enters Leo. Communication changes once again and becomes more assertive and grandiose. People may say big things to get attention.
About the Author:
Leslie began to study metaphysics at a very young age. After college, she pursued a career in media but her passion for astrology turned into two decades of intense study during the 1980s-90s. Leslie joined Keen in 2002 and specializes in relationships, breakups, finance, and time-frames relating to specific life events.