Let’s put kindness first. We’re in a haze of deep and sensitive feelings with the Sun and Venus, and soon Mercury, all in Cancer, a sign that brings us to our hearts, to our feelings, brings our thoughts to home, homeland, and protection, and even xenophobia on a bad day. We may need unusual amounts of time alone, or feel more easily bombarded by other people’s energy than usual.
Mars, the activating planet, stirs the depths of our psyche, stirring up strange dreams, unfinished business, and nudging some monstrous crocodiles in the swamps of our collective psyche as it retrograded, or appeared to work backwards, in its own deep sign of Scorpio, since May 27. As Mars turns direct this Wednesday (and finally leaves Scorpio on August 2) it encourages us to build up healthy momentum, and may give us a break from the recent Mars difficulties around old resentments, anger, and obsessions, and unfinished emotional business. But the turbulence can increase as it turns direct.
This won’t be a problem for most of us. Though we all need to be extra aware of what swims in our psyche we can acknowledge our anger or frustrations, and then take considered action, rather than letting these creatures run the show. But let’s keep our eyes open for problems around us. Let’s consider staying away from murky swamps of all types, and walk towards dangerous, wild corners with care because there will be places in the world where old resentments erupt and strange creatures threaten. But we also may notice some frustrated ambition of ours now begins to build momentum.
Mars entered Scorpio on January 6, progressed into Sagittarius March 7, turned retrograde on April 17 and retrograded back into Scorpio on May 27. Mars turns direct this Wednesday and finally leaves Scorpio on August 2.
But first, Friday is a great day to weave community and check in on old friends and organizations. Under an Aquarius Moon we may be unusually aware of ourselves in the body politic, whether we are considering attending a pride parade or thinking about how England and the European Union affect our work, or assessing our own position on the block.
We may feel a little raw and squishy over the weekend under sensitive Moon in Pisces, so it will feel good to relax around people that we know and trust. Be gentle all around, everyone may be feeling a little raw or distracted by their inner workings.
But our energy kicks up a notch as the Moon enters Aries on Monday, we need to be quick on our feet early next week. Decisions are made and power is brokered as Jupiter trines Pluto. If we want to be involved in those decisions, we need to speak up now and become part of the solution.
The mood shifts on Wednesday, slows down and deepens but may bring up some truly difficult moments. Mercury leaves buzzy Gemini and goes into more deeply feeling and thinking Cancer, the Moon enters more settled, earthy Taurus, and Mars turns direct. What has been blocked may now unblock, but that goes for the truly difficult plans as well as the good ones. Venus opposes Pluto over the next two days, and we may get a chance to grieve or let the sadness flow, a first stage in the healing. Let’s just be aware that everyone of us may be dealing with something that strikes a deep chord in our emotional body this week. Kindness helps.
Friday, June 24: This morning a collaborative Aquarius Moon squares active Mars and encourages community organizing around a cause, whether the community is our household, our block, old friends, or a socio-political group with which we identified. Midday, we may feel at loose ends, but can strengthen our connections and check in on projects in motion. Everyone can use some support. Tonight we may feel unusually vulnerable and choose a safe place to be sensitive as the Moon enter dreamy Pisces.
Moon square Mars 8:26 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 9:47 AM, Moon enters Pisces 8:30 PM.
Saturday, June 25: It’s a good Saturday to drift in dream, to get a little maudlin and emotional, but a hard day to get anything done as the Moon conjuncts intuitive, watery Neptune and makes a lovely trine to the sun and Venus, but squares productive Saturn. We exchange information by osmosis, though not necessarily by words. Keep expectations low and the heart open; realized other people around may also be feeling a little raw and peeled.
Moon trine Sun 4:06 AM, Moon trine Venus 1:57 PM, Moon square Saturn 4:53 PM, Moon conjunct Neptune 5:45 PM.
Sunday, June 26: Be gentle with one another this morning. We stay unusually sensitive and may need privacy because our nerve endings feel exposed. Check and clarify intentions during a tricky spell midafternoon as it’s all too easy to miss a message or misunderstand one another as the Moon squares Mercury. Evening, a certain restlessness instigates a desire for change of scene, sensory stimulation, and good conversation about how we can make things better as Mercury sextiles Uranus.
Moon opposed Jupiter 1:35 AM, Moon sextile Pluto 1:39 AM, Jupiter trine Pluto 6:30 AM, Moon square Mars 1:13 PM, Moon square Mercury 1:54 PM, Moon conjunct Chiron 4:54 PM, Mercury sextile Uranus 8:31 PM.
Monday, June 27: Where we had a dream, yesterday, of improving the world, today we want to take more concrete action. Venus trines Neptune and brings a hopeful imagination to life, but the Moon kicks into activated Aries and hoping or wishing alone is not enough. We lose patience easily, but this can be to our advantage, don’t just get irritated; mobilize instead.
Moon enters Aries 1:07 AM, Chiron retrogrades 5:10 AM, Venus trine Neptune 7:52 AM, Mercury square Chiron 10:24 AM, Moon square Sun 12:18 PM, Moon trine Saturn 8:37 PM, Moon square Venus 10:59 PM.
Tuesday, June 28: Moody depression nags us early this morning as the Moon squares Pluto. People can be just plain difficult today, but sometimes we feel we need to be difficult in order to get out of social niceties and get to our path. But let’s try to believe that we can dive into our truly authentic self and do what we came here to do without pushing away others at the same time. Expect the unexpected around dinner time as the Moon conjuncts Uranus.
Moon square Pluto 5:13 AM, Moon conjunct Uranus 6:12 PM.
Wednesday, June 29: The Moon enters stubborn, sensual Taurus this morning, and Mercury leaves buzzy Gemini and enters more deeply feeling and thinking Cancer, which can, in the right circumstances, allow us to have a nurturing. Thoughtful. quiet day. But Mars also turns direct after weeks retrograde and that can really stir the pot. Where we do not have old resentments or hidden plans, all will be calm and begin to flow in the right direction. If people start to bring up something that has been bothering them, let them talk, make sure they feel heard, and wait to react and respond another day.
Moon sextile Mercury 1:45 AM, Moon enters Taurus 4:03 AM, Mercury enters Cancer 5:24 PM, Mars turns direct 5:38 PM, Moon sextile Sun 6:28 PM, Moon sextiles Neptune 11:58 PM.
Thursday, June 30: We need comfort and reassurance, good gentle supporting food, and patience to do things with a steady pace; there’s a lot of emotional processing going on, distracting us, while Venus opposes Pluto. Events may remind us of the frailty of human life, or we may notice that as we open our heart, we open to the possibility of loss. Let this awareness make each life more precious. And let’s avoid any temptation to manipulate the ones we love, to guilt trip, or to read our own emotional ghosts into the situation. Creativity heels.
Moon sextiles Venus 5:57 AM, Moon trine Pluto 7:17 AM, Moon trine Jupiter 8:20 AM, Moon opposed Mars 6:18 PM, Venus opposes Pluto 9:31 PM, Moon sextile Chiron 9:54 PM.