JUNE 21st to 31st, 2018
THURS-FRIDAY, JUNE 21st-22nd, 2018
At mid-week we come to the second Virgo First Quarter Moon in succession, which is the SUMMER BLUE MOON coinciding with the SOLSTICE. In addition, we come to the annual Venus opposition Mars configuration which highlights gender issues. Venus opposite Mars increases sexual tension and physical desires. If you are involved in a healthy relationship then the tension can be released with heightened stimulation and enjoyment. An already tense relationships could see tempers boils over because of selfishness or wandering eyes. Even if single, your increased desires still need to be kept in check because of a tendency to be attracted to someone who are not really compatible with. Women or submissive men should be particularly cautious be avoid falling prey to overly aggressive types. A more positive way to release the build up of tension and frustration is through physical or creative outlets such as vigorous exercise, dance or sculpture. A strong competitive spirit can lead to victories in sport and business, so long a your remember to be friendly to team-mates.
SAT-SUNDAY, JUNE 23rd-24th, 2018
This weekend, luck smiles on you when the cozy Cancer Sun forms a fortuitous sextile aspect with winner-takes-all Taurus Uranus. Your mind will be brimming with creative ideas and new solutions for stubborn old problems. This weekend is also is the best time of the summer for signing nuptial agreements when Mercury is in opposition to Pluto, which means any agreement signed today will last forever ... if not longer.
MONDAY, JUNE 25th, 2018
On Monday, indulgent Venus squares off against excessive Jupiter. If you are planning to go to an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast ... then you will pig out because it's easy to fall victim to temptation during this configuration. We need to be wary of overdoing it with rich food, intoxicating drinks and other "vices." It will be difficult switching gears and getting back to work. There's even a possibility we'll forget responsibilities altogether. This isn't a good time to make luxury purchases. A sports car could require costly repair, a gourmet meal may be less than satisfying or an expensive outfit may be made with inferior materials. Wait another day to splurge. Getting good value for money will be very difficult under this configuration.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26th, 2018
On Tuesday, Mars stops dead in its tracks, does an about-face, and begins moving backwards as seen from Earth. "Retrograde" periods of any planet are times of unease. But Retrograde Mars is a time of potential peril. Mars will be retrograde from June 26th to August 30th — 10 weeks!
When a planet is retrograde, it appears to be moving backward in the sky from the perspective of the Earth. Of course, the planet is actually continuing in its usual orbit, and the retrograde effect is a kind of optical illusion. Since perspective is so important in astrology, however, retrograde planets do correspond to recognizable meanings. Mars is the planet associated with the Warrior archetype. It is therefore the planet we look to when we want to know about assertiveness, aggression, determination, and action. Mars is also closely associated with sexuality — not the love and romance aspect of sex, but the more instinctual, desire-driven side of it.
Retrograde Mars is usually is considered to be a poor time to begin a new sexual relationship, but there is no reason to abstain altogether for ten weeks. The underlying meaning of Mars retrograde is that energy is lacking — and that's why new sexual relationships are seen as being doubtful: the desire may not last.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27th, 2018
On Wednesday, obstacles may suddenly arise out of no where when Saturn makes its annual 180-degree opposition aspect to the Sun. This is a time for about two days every year when you are forced to stop and take stock of what progress you have made so far this year and to recalibrate and possibly change your course for the rest of the year. It can also be a time when you literally find yourself stuck in traffic. So plan accordingly.
THURSDAY, JUNE 28th, 2018
On Thursday, we come to the Capricorn Full Moon, which is the lunar cycle we call the TOWER MOON in memory of the observatory tower which Emperor Hadrian built at his Villa to study the stars. This is the moon for reaching for the stars ... seeking job promotions ... stretching on tiptoes to grasp something previously unattainable.
FRIDAY, JUNE 29th, 2018
On Friday, Mercury leaves its home base of Gemini and enters emotion-oriented Cancer, so that your Conscious Mind will find itself engulfed in emotions. This is the time to give voice to your emotions. And because Mercury is scheduled to turn retrograde in July, this influence will continue until the end of August.
SAT-SUNDAY, JUNE 30th-31st, 2018
This weekend vengeance and enmity ignite anew when Mercury and Uranus are in a 90-degree right angle to each other. People act impulsively without thinking of the consequences ... consequences they will surely regret.
SNEAK PREVIEW OF NEXT WEEK:
Another exciting week lies ahead between July 1st and July 8th when we come to the Aries Third Quarter Moon, which is the lunar phase of the determined warrior we call the TRIBUNE MOON in Antinous Moon Magic ... This lunar phase is particularly powerful this year because it occurs precisely when the Mercury is in an impulsive sextile aspect with Uranus and love goddess Venus is in a dreamy trine with Neptune. If you are someone lacking in self-assertiveness, then ANTINOUS THE MOON GOD is sending assertiveness your way on his moonbeams tonight ... so that you can forge ahead in with determination and vigor ... The Tribune Moon is about confronting your fears ... above all, your fear of baring your true self to others. It is about turning your weaknesses into your strengths. It is about transforming destructive energies into constructive ones. It is about finding ... and fulfilling ... your destiny ... Meditations and rituals this night are best suited for finding ways to assert your will constructively ... for the benefit of yourself and for others ... More details next time ....