weekly astrology blog
a regular commentary on the week's planetary influences
the weekly astrology blog
June 19 to June 25
***all times are PDT; add 3 hours for EDT***
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all times are in PDT. and for those of you new to my column, i write in lower case for a reason as i find it symbolic and resonant with how i view the world. i capitalize certain words in ways to illuminate their power. otherwise, all is equal to me and i write in lowercase :)
monday june 19th-
at 4:49am venus in taurus quincunxes jupiter in libra, creating tension and friction between the lesser and Greater Benefic. venus and jupiter are the brightest planets in the sky (not counting the sun and moon that are the luminaries/Lights). as such they translate much Light are seen as auspicious and positive. yet everything has a Light and shadow- and because ‘the brighter the Light the darker the shadow’ it may be harder to see the shadow of venus and jupiter yet they are most certainly there. venus/jupiter can be great for enjoying life, socializing, romancing, indulging and attracting abundance! yet in quincunx aspect these two can overdo things in hedonistic, self-indulgent, entitled ways. being aware and navigating both relationships and finances with care is key.
at 6:59am mercury in gemini sextiles the mean north node in leo, aligning the mind and intellect with the node of destiny and evolution. important communications, connections and information arising can be evolutionary right now. pay attention to doors opening- in your mind, creatively and otherwise. follow your bliss and your heart!
the sun in gemini squares chiron in pisces at 3:26pm, creating tension and friction between the conscious self and ego and the Wounded Healer. sun/chiron can bring to Light our biggest wounds and pain. those places in ourselves that we recoil against and avoid facing- chiron governs them. over the last few days (from 15th to today) the sun has been triggering the saturn/chiron square- a transit i call ‘core wound territory’. our biggest stuff is up right now and we have an opportunity to face it head on OR we can keep on trying to escape it, avoid it and pretend it’s not there. the thing is Unconscious material we don’t relate to- ends up controlling us. as jung said ‘what we don’t bring to consciousness comes into our lives externally and we call it fate’ (loosely quoted). sun/chiron right now is asking us to see our own wounded patterns and Unconscious conditioning so that we can relate TO IT rather than from it. this shift in perspective is a game changer. with the sun in gemini we want to be willing to see our thoughts and mental patterns from a different place. if our thoughts create our reality and we don’t like the reality we are living- it is up to us to do the work to change!
tuesday june 20th-
at 1:25am venus in taurus sextiles recently stationed retrograde neptune in pisces, aligning the lower heart and Higher Heart in harmonious ways. this is lovely astrology for romance, compassion, Unconditional Love, creativity and artistic expression! when the lower heart is in service to the Higher Heart- eros and agape can find a united expression! with venus in earthy, embodied taurus and neptune in ethereal and transcendent pisces- linking body and Spirit is supported right now. this is a reminder that heaven is here on earth if we choose to be fully here NOW.
mercury in gemini sextiles uranus in aries at 2:30am, aligning the lower mind and the Higher Mind in expansive, illuminating ways. it’s interesting that the heart (venus) and mind (mercury) both link with the Higher Octaves today! this makes for a powerful day for opening the mind and heart in greater ways! mercury/uranus is great for thinking outside the box, being innovative, and seeing/communicating information that is before it’s time! being radical, revolutionary and expansive in mind and thought is supported right now!
at 2:01pm mercury in gemini squares chiron in pisces, creating tension between the mind and intellect and the Wounded Healer. mercury is triggering the uranus/chiron semisextiee (with the exact uranus/chiron semisxtile on july 29th). the uranus/chiron semisextie is a long term transit that lasts from 2009 to 2021- and it is bringing radical and revolutionary openings for healing, awakening and enlightenment! with mercury triggering both today we have opportunities to go deep today. going way beyond the surface and what our mind thinks and getting to the heart of matters and what we feel and are holding onto deep inside is key. communication can be healing if we navigate the terrain wisely today. it could also be wounding and/or activate deep old core wounds within. it’s up to each of us and how we work with the energies afoot. make sure to honor your emotions and your embodied experience right now. staying stuck in the head and Spirit realm will leave you fragmented and feeling disconnected.
the sun moves out of gemini and into cancer at 9:24pm, marking the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. over the next 3 days we have the sun seeming to stand still- at the sun’s fullest power and Light (in the north). this is a time to BRING LIGHT to yourself and your consciousness. the summer solstice symbolizes enlightenment- with the sun at the height of it’s journey! being willing to stand in the fullness of your Light, awareness and consciousness- which also means being willing to see and fully own your shadow- is supported right now. the coming month of the sun’s journey through cancer puts the focus on home, family, nurturing, nourishment, inner life and the past. just watch out for the shadow side of the sun in cancer: being overly emotional, subjective, passive aggressive and stubbornly stuck in the past!
wednesday june 21st-
at 12:05am recently stationed retrograde neptune in pisces squares mean black moon lilith in sagittarius (at 14’15 pises/sadge respectively) bringing tension and friction between the planet of mysticism, addiction and confusion and the fierce Dark Feminine. lilith likes to see into the shadows- whereas neptune prefers the Light. with the tense aspect there can be big illusions, confusion and deception to navigate around Truth- spiritual, philosophical, political and cosmic. lilith in sadge wants the Truth to be revealed at any cost- while neptune in pisces wants to pretend that shadow truths don’t exist. being able to discern illusion from Truth, fantasy from fiction, fear from honest awareness of shadow is key. this can be very mystical, intuitive and transcendent IF we stay grounded and connected to reality right now. don’t believe everything you hear or say. be willing to questions things- including yourself and the world consensus view on things. nebulous energies can be afoot and seeing through the veils requires clarity, discernment and a willingness to call a spade a spade.
mercury moves out of gemini and into cancer at 2:57am, shifting the mind and intellect from air to water, intellect to emotion, yang to yin. mercury’s journey through cancer is great for emotional and sensitive communication. talking with family and/or about the past is supported. mercury in soulful cancer wants to get to the depths and is willing to deeper to get there! just watch out for the shadow of mercury in cancer: being overly subjective and not bringing the intellect in to balance all the emotional energy present right now.
the sun cojoins mercury at 0’23 cancer at 7:14am- aligning the conscious self and ego with the conscious mind and intellect! sun/mercury is great for insights, information arising, aha moments and important communications incoming! to have this happen at the 1st degree of cancer (one of the 4 aries point degress- 1st degree of aries, cancer, libra and capricorn) shows that something coming to Light right now through communication or information arising is generative and is opening us to something new. the mind is like a parachute- it works best when open! stay open minded AND open hearted and the Universe will guide your way.
thursday june 22nd-
there are no major aspects today. the moon is in airy, cerebral gemini all day long. the moon triggers the jupiter/neptune quincunx midday so be sure to be honest with yourself and others and be willing to not just look at the Light side of things but also look at the shadow. the integration of the two is key to healing, awakening and enlightenment.
friday june 23rd-
the new moon at 2’47 cancer is exact at 7:31pm PDT, commencing a new lunar cycle that is focused on emotions, family, home, the past and on the deepest levels it is focused on the Soul (cancer is one of the signs of the Soul). this new moon is potent- conjunct mercury the mind making it a great lunar cycle to speak up and express ourselves! but also conjunct mars the warrior and drive making it potentially activating. if we can harness mars’ energy we can direct our efforts and start brand new cycles, even write a new volume in the story of our lives! of course in the coming 10 days mercury and mars will trigger jupiter, pluto, uranus and eris- so we are in for some stir-the-pot energy personally and collectively.
if we are willing to be vulnerable and compassionate with ourselves and others we can navigate the coming lunar cycle with wisdom and potential for transformation. if, on the other hand, we remain in a position of power hungry and controlling OR we play the victim- the coming lunar cycle could be intense! (more on the new moon when the lunar insight is up- about a week to a few days before the new moon is exact). it’s interesting to note that this new moon is exactly 3 days after the solstice- so this is the turning point of the sun where it stops standing still and starts to move downward in the sky- making it’s way to the winter solstice in 6 months time. this is a turning point- where we can bring more Light into the body and descend consciousness into material reality. set your intentions accordingly.
saturday june 24th-
venus in taurus trines retrograde pluto in capricorn at 1:59am, aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the Lord of the Underworld in harmonious ways! with venus in her own sign she is extra sensual, embodied, attractive and abundant right now! with her lovely trine to pluto there is deep wealth possible right now- yes materially but also, and so much more importantly, spiritually! amazing transformative energy is afoot for finances, relationships, self worth, self Love and more! venus and pluto also symbolize transformation through intimacy- with another but also and more importantly with yourself. outer Union reflects Inner Union. the sacred inner marriage can get deeper right now- if you are wiling to take it to the next level that is!
at 1:46pm retrograde saturn in sagittarius trines eris in aries, aligning the Lord of Karma and Father of Time with the Goddess of discord and chaos! saturn is in the midst of a Grand Fire Trine with uranus, eris and the north node- bringing amazing opportunities to harness our fire, passions, creativity and spirit in practical, tangible and successful ways. saturn helps us to be masterful and aligned with our integrity. eris gets a bad rap- as she is only seen as a negative Goddess. she certainly has an intense shadow side but her positive side is she brings Light to what has been hidden and she shakes things up to wake us up! with saturn’s harmonious aspect he is helping us to make practical use of the shocking revelations and Truths coming to Light. being willing to harness anger and rage and use it wisely- as a motivation to take action, set better boundaries and take a stand- is key right now.
mars in cancer squares jupiter in libra at 11:07pm, creating tension and friction between the will and warrior and the planet of expansion and excess. typically mars/jupiter can be great for being courageous and taking risks- yet mars is in the midst of some pretty intense aspects and jupiter’s involvement here can throw more fuel on the already hot and heavy fire! we need to beware of where we are being subjective, passive aggressive and taking action/fighting others from a place of a child trying to battle a parent. authority figure issues can get major exacerbated in the coming week- personally, politically, collectively and more. jupiter’s tense aspect can have us feeling overconfident and if we are being too subjective we will not question our actions or motives that underly them! this is not wise right now. watch out for being impulsive, restless and reactive right now. count to 10 and take conscious breathes before speaking or action for best results. (p.s. mars is conjunct sirius right now- read tomorrows write up on mars/neptune for more info on this).
sunday june 25th-
the only major aspect today is exact at 11:18pm when mars in cancer trines retrograde neptune in pisces (both at 14’14 of their respective signs!). typically mars/neptune is lovely. it’s great for creativity, romance, intuition and activating the spiritual warrior archetype in us all! yet mars is in the midst of triggering the jupiter/neptune quincunx- so we may not be seeing clearly (individually, as a country and more) and taking actions from a subjective, idealistic place where all we see is our Light while avoiding our own shadow can have dire consequences. navigate with consciousness and care. mars is on sirius a powerful fixed star that is known as the scorcher. interestingly sirius is seen as having the nature of jupiter and mars- the two planets that just squared yesterday. jupiter and mars energy are very yang, assertive, dynamic and action oriented! yet they can also be aggressive, self righteous, impulsive and reactive to anyone they perceive as trying to control them. keep this in mind as this energy is super amplified right now! (and watch the news for real life expressions of this astrology playing out on the world stage)
have a beautiful week!
Divine Harmony is dedicated to communicating with one’s higher Self by way of the celestial realms. Just as the microcosm is contained in the macrocosm and vice-versa – Divine Harmony believes that the stars and planets have connections to the people, places and things that inhabit the earth, and there is a way to find the pattern of communication and connection by divining the stars.
BML (black moon lilith) is being included in the weekly interpretations now. the highest expression of joining these two is symbolized by the high priestess tarot card. she sits between the black and white pillars- the black being the pillar of severity and the white being the pillar of mercy. i use the mean position of BML, which in contrast to the fluctuating motion of the true position, advances steadily.
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