Last month, we were inundated by transits coming at us from all sides. This made for a hectic and active month for many people. The first two weeks of June will be relatively peaceful, so you should have time to relax and catch your breath. The last two weeks of June will be a different story, however. Not only will the transits pick up steam, but we will be going into an Eclipse Season on starting June 22, 2019.
Even though from the perspective of space, the Moon is much, much smaller than the Sun, from the perspective of the Earth, they are about the same size. This means that whenever they cross paths, an eclipse can occur. The orbit of the Moon is at a slight angle from the orbit of the Sun, so they do not cross paths very often. Twice a year they meet, and the places that they meet are called the Nodes. The North Node is where the Moon crosses the Ecliptic (the Sun’s path through the sky as seen from the earth) going North, and the South Node is where she crosses the Ecliptic going South. Whenever the Sun is within 18° of either of the Nodes, eclipses can occur. This period is known as an Eclipse Season.
The actual eclipses will not take place until July of 2019, but Eclipse Season will begin on June 22.
June 1 to June 2 – Winding Down
As has been the case for the last several months, June begins during the 3rd Quarter Moon. Many of the planets are highly dignified. Mercury is in Gemini, the Moon and Venus are both in Taurus, Jupiter is in Sagittarius, and Saturn is in Capricorn. Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto are all retrograde, however. Saturn is pulling away from Pluto, and the two will not connect until January of 2020. All in all, after all of the upheaval of May, we are left in relatively decent shape, transit-wise.
There is only one relatively minor transit in these last two days of the lunar cycle, and that is a trine between Venus and Pluto on June 2. For most people, this will pass by unnoticed.
June 3 to June 16 – Gathering Ideas
It has been only two days since the beginning of the month, so the New Moon Lunation chart is very similar to the chart for the beginning of the month. The only major change is that the Moon has moved from Taurus to Gemini, and Mercury near the very end of Gemini. With three planets in Gemini, including her Lady, Mercury, there will be a lot of energy for learning and communication.
All things considered, the New Moon Lunation chart is a relatively nice one. There is one potential problem, however. Mars in Cancer is opposing Saturn in Capricorn, and this is taking place along the North and South Nodes. Because the Nodes are involved, this will probably have a greater impact on the world stage than in people’s personal lives. On the other hand, if you have planets or sensitive chart points in the middle of the Cardinal Signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn, you may experience this on a personal level as well. Mars is not happy in Cancer, and you may feel irritable or tempted to hold a grudge.
Mercury will leave her own sign of Gemini, and she will move into Cancer. Mercury has some minor dignity in the middle degrees of Cancer, but none in the beginning or end of the sign. This will be a difficult transition. Communication may become more difficult, and it will become easier to hurt other people’s feelings.
Mercury will sextile Uranus. This is a very minor transit, and most people will not notice it. If anything, resist any tendency to isolate yourself from others.
Venus will enter Gemini. As with Mercury’s transition into Cancer, Venus will be leaving her own sign to one in which she only has dignity in a few degrees in the middle of the sign. This may be hard on relationships, especially monogamous ones. You may have a feeling of restlessness and desire for some space. The best way to deal with this is to do fun and interesting things with your partner.
June 9 & 10
The Sun will square Neptune and then oppose Jupiter. It may not be a good idea to make any decisions at this time, and some people may experience disillusionment.
Mars will trine Neptune and oppose the South Node and Saturn. This marks the first harbinger of the coming storm. The most likely reading of this is to beware of a temptation to fall into illusion or perhaps even delusion. There may be intentional deceptions on the world stage. Those with planets and chart points in the Waters Signs of Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces will be the most vulnerable. Try to avoid taking action if you can. You will not have all of the facts.
Neptune will be trine the North Node, Jupiter will be square Neptune, and Mercury will trine Neptune and oppose the South Node and Saturn just like Mars did two days ago. This will be a continuation of whatever started on June 14. You will think that you have a better handle on what is going on, but you are still probably being deceived. As much as you can, hold on to your long-held beliefs and don’t allow them to be shaken.
June 17 to June 30 – Storm Warnings
The Full Moon Lunation Chart is much more difficult than the New Moon Lunation Chart was. We have Mars and Mercury in Cancer at the North Node opposed by Saturn and Pluto at the South Node. To make matters worse, Neptune will be trine the North Node and sextile the South Node, confusing everything. The next New Moon Lunation will be a Solar Eclipse, which will be at the North Node in Cancer. This means that we will be getting a pretty good idea as to the topics that will be stirred up by the coming Eclipse at this time.
Anything involving the Nodes and Eclipses usually centers on the world stage, but some people will be impacted personally as well. Unfortunately, the people who will be impacted the most heavily will be those will with a lot of Cardinal Energy, and these are the people who are most likely to act first and ask questions later. Neptune’s influence will mean that most people will be acting on false information. As much as you can, avoid action, especially hasty action. Also, resist any impulse that you have to hold a grudge.
June 18 & 19
On June 18, Saturn will sextile Neptune and Mercury and Mars will come together. On June 19, both Mercury and Mars will square Pluto. If at all possible, avoid any conflict or confrontation on this day. It is highly unlikely that you will have all of the facts. If it is something that cannot wait a month or so, at least wait another day or two.
Neptune will station and go retrograde, and the Sun will enter Cancer. It will be important to avoid getting over-emotional or jumping to conclusions. Check and doublecheck your facts before acting on them, especially if the actions involve conflict or confrontation.
Eclipse season begins today. As mentioned before, the actual eclipses will not happen until July, but the air will start to get tense. Do your best to stay calm and away from upsetting things that may be happening in the news. Also as discussed earlier, it will be the Cardinal Signs that will feel the greatest impact, and these are the signs that like to take action. This means that even if you are not impacted personally, the people who are the most excitable are the ones that will be feeling things the hardest.
Saturn will be exactly conjunct the South Node, and Venus will oppose Jupiter. These transits will not have much noticeable impact. Saturn’s conjunction will be a slight intensification of energy that has been around for quite some time. While an opposition is a difficult aspect, it will be between the two benefics, one of whom, Jupiter, is still in her own sign. Because of this, the impact of this transit should be mildly positive. If there are problems, they will be easily dealt with, and when all is said and done, the axiom “all’s well that ends well” will apply.
Venus is square Neptune. Don’t let yourself be fooled by something that seems too good to be true or that does not make sense to you. This is especially good advice for those with planets or important chart points in the middle degrees of the Mutable Signs, which are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces.
Mercury will go into Leo. Mercury will not be gaining any dignity when she moves from Cancer into Leo, but her quality will change. She will leave the emotional sign of Cancer, where the eclipse action will soon be taking place into the fiery and rather dramatic sign of Leo. This could be felt in several ways, but the best way to deal with it is to try to lighten up and not take yourself or your life too seriously. A good sense of humor will help you deal with what is coming in July.
The Sun will sextile Uranus. This is a minor transit that will probably go unnoticed. Be careful of pride and of isolating yourself, however.