OVERVIEW FOR THE WEEK
Today Venus, traveling in retrograde motion, conjuncts the Sun at 13 degrees of Gemini. Officially this is the Sun/Venus inferior conjunction – a “seeding” time and a time of stark clarification. The map of your life may be re-drawn. Something similar or of the same general theme took place in June of 2012.
You may begin to lay the groundwork for something that will take root or take-off in March of 2021.
Vesta enters the sign of Cancer today at 2:52 PM EDT. This manifests as a new devotion or phase of intense focus. Preservation, safety, and security are primary concerns.
On Friday, June 5th, at 3:12 PM EDT there’s a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse at 15 degrees of Sagittarius. (This event also harkens back to June of 2012)
This is a challenging eclipse chart mainly due to the fact that Mars forms a harsh aspect to the Moon. Anger/rage is difficult to control. This not a good time to take risks or to put yourself in danger. But Mars wants a fight. Courage and cowardice is on display.
Moodiness/neediness can throw you off. You’ll probably feel you’re not getting enough of something – love, sex, or attention most likely. Obsessions, compulsions, and general lunacy intensifies.
This eclipse opposes Venus. An imbalance within the realm of relationships is highlighted. Extremes (overdoing or under-doing) are hard to moderate. A lover or partner might oppose what you need.
Mars and Venus form a harsh angle to one another. The tendency is to be unable to attract what you actually want. Attracting exactly what you don’t want is one possible manifestation of this energy.
Venus and Mars both moving in retrograde motion is an ancient sign of an impending battle. Venus rising before the Sun as the morning star further supports the idea of a clash or outright war. Alternately this could also express as an old friend or lover coming back into the picture.
Self-control is a challenge but seems well worth the extra effort to keep yourself and loved ones safe.
On Friday, June 5th, at Mercury in Cancer sextiles Uranus in Taurus. A wake-up call or threat has the potential to support and stabilize something of timeless value. Old wounds or areas of vulnerability are triggered. Emotional mindsets can trigger actions that feel irrational or unsafe.
On Saturday the Sun in Gemini squares Mars in Pisces. Information is clarified. This could trigger aggressive “behind the scenes” actions or the desire to suppress information.
Countries, cities, and events have astrology charts. Reading those charts represents an entire field of astrology called Mundane Astrology. The chart of the United States reveals it to be in the midst of of a Pluto return – a profound and painful reckoning with the past. Because the U.S. is a young country this is the first Pluto return of its life. It takes 247.9 years for Pluto to orbit the Sun once so this is an unprecedented event.
Additionally the U.S. in the midst of sade sati – the sidereal, eastern astrology version of a two year period experience that destroys and transforms through intense pain and struggle.
Under Pluto’s influence the truth will set a person or a country free. Making amends is an important piece of the healing process.
The United States was established through theft and the enslavement of black people. The “original sin” lives on in the darkness and denial that permeates every segment of American life. The current opportunity takes the form of a purge.
Pluto is the emotionless, ruthless, insidious destroyer of the Zodiac. Ultimately he transforms, redeems, and empowers but that can’t happen as long as the truth is denied.
Be safe and be honest this week.
“The end doesn’t justify the means – the means are the end.” – Gloria Steinem
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
Something promising in your third house of communication is being clarified. A seed is being planted that may not fully take root until March of 2021. But the wheels may be set in motion now with something as simple as an idea. This is likely to be related to the domestic sphere – protecting the home, family, tradition, and the past. The eclipse is stirring up anger and impatience – maybe rage. Something is being unsettled. Hopefully that’s related to releasing old beliefs and bogus explanations that may no longer be valid or tolerable. Your role within the realm of relationships may present an area of vulnerability that determines your actions. Some new and deeper insight may reveal your true underlying motivation. The truth is available. But it may be related to something that’s difficult to acknowledge. It may be time to take the risk of courageously dismantling an entire persona for the sake of personal empowerment and greater control over your life.
TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
Something is clarified within the financial/financial partnership realm. A clarification may involve what you value most and/or a revealing set of financial facts and figures. A seed is planted or something set in motion that will take root or take off in March of 2021. This might be related to paying attention, a new thought, a revealing discussion, or a presentation of the facts. An area of vulnerability possibly related to the threat of secrets being exposed, fear of loss, or being caught in the act of evading and avoiding is triggered. A new sense of empowerment is generated when you’re honest about your true motivation especially as it relates to your relationship with work, routine, service, and self-improvement. You may need to acknowledge a tendency to avoid work or critical self-examination. Health issues may need to be acknowledged and addressed. The eclipse stirs up a level of discomfort/rage/or personal betrayal that needs to be purged from the inside out.
Now may be a time when your presentation of yourself to world or what you truly desire is clarified. A seed is planted in the form of an idea about what’s most natural for you. Something takes root or takes off next March that originates today. An area of vulnerability for you may relate to being an outsider, someone unique or odd – too outside the range of “normal” to express comfortably within social realms. The things we do and the way we act can be overly influenced by the desire to protect ourselves from rejection and pain. It can distort relationships and the enthusiastic expression or development of our true talents. It can cause us to lose the main thread of who we are and diminish the amount of joy we’re able to experience. In the interest of self-empowerment and amassing more control over the direction of your life now is a good time to notice the actual cost of the adjustments you have to make and the nature of the sacrifices you make.
Today the Sun and Venus in your dreamy, artistic, compassionate, 12th house clarifies something important. A seed is planted within the hidden, nebulous segment of life that’s likely to bear fruit or take root in March of 2021. Communicating directly about what you need, what everyone needs, or sharing your opinions and thoughts might trigger some vulnerability related to professional advancement, success, winning, and accomplishment. The rules of the game might make you less willing to share your thoughts or to promote interests that are important to you. The important thing is telling yourself the truth about your real motivation, the way you create success, and the way you navigate through your life. Avoiding areas of vulnerability is understandable. But for you (and for the world) it might be better if those were directly addressed. It takes courage to confront inconsistencies that are deeply embedded. Something within the workplace (or with regard to health) may be unsettled, or disruptive. Everyone is being challenged to let go of an old set of beliefs regarding health, work, and the existence of unfair advantages.
LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
Something is being clarified for you within the social realm of your life or within the realm of society in general. A seed is planted that seems to relate to the highest manifestation of your potential and the truest version of yourself. Something takes root or takes off in March of next year. In the meantime doors open to something more spacious and expansive in your own life. It seems safe to invite the future and the “unknown” in. More accurately it seems important for the sake of your relationships that you invite the future, the unknown, and something more adventurous into your life and into your relationships. You might spend a fair amount of time sticking with what you know and or “wowing” the crowd with skills you perfected long ago. The eclipse opens things up and demands more of you. Being more mindful seems important. The boundaries erected to protect you from the truth are dissolving. Space is created for something more empowering and authentic.
VIRGO (August 21-Sep 21)
The Sun/Venus inferior conjunction clarifies and illuminates something within the realm of your career, your life direction, and what it is you’re actually aiming for. A seed is planted that takes root or takes off in March of 2021. An area of vulnerability for you may relate to a willingness to uncover layers of protection to get to the root or the heart of the matter. Profound transformational change may be something you reflexively avoid as everyone does. But now might be a good time to stop doing, serving, and working long enough to consider what lies beneath some old habits and compulsions. The world needs Virgos to be empowered – not just busy, chronically-worried fixers who always feel they’ve fallen short of impossibly high standards. Pluto might be demanding something more sacred and creative that comes from the heart – something less practical and efficient that stops you in your tracks and encourages you to focus in on deeper levels of self-healing.
LIBRA (September 21 – October 21)
Something may be clarified regarding your future, your beliefs, your ability to expand, and to benefit from learning something new. Faith in yourself and your prophetic abilities might be important. This is a “seeding” time. Something that originates now takes root or takes off in March of 2021. You’ll likely benefit from taking a deeper dive into your true motivation and discovering what lies beneath – especially within the realm of relationships. \Libra is prone to playing at surface levels and avoiding deeper personal levels of engagement. Trust and intimacy are areas ripe for exploration that may be especially revealing. The timing seems right. Old beliefs about telling the truth, communicating directly, sharing opinions, or discussing “hot button” topics may no longer be valid. Now is a time when Saturn demands that we back-track or reconsider something related to romantic love, children, our own creative/sexual self-expression. We’re in a period of extended preparation. What takes hold in March of 2021 will demand courageous, confident follow through.
Something buried at deeper levels may be clarified under this Sun/Venus conjunction. If you think back to June of 2012 whatever was the focus of your attention then may be repeated in some form at higher levels of engagement now. This is a seeding time. Whatever is planted is scheduled to take root and takes off in March of 2021. You will need lots of courage and confidence to follow through at that time. It’s important to fully understand the nature of your specific area of vulnerability. It appears to be within the broad realm of mind/body connection or the ability to infuse your work with inspiration that comes from an invisible source. Confusion is always a possibility when it’s time to do what’s practical and efficient in real time. You may doubt your competence or your ability to assess a situation accurately. Trusting and acting on your instincts may be difficult. It’s like having one hand tied behind your back. Now may be the right time to delve deeper to uproot a source of limitation or destructive influence. The lunar eclipse in your 2nd house may stir up some complicating/disruptive issues related to finances, financial partnerships, and trust.
SAGITTARIUS (November 21- December 21)
Today’s Sun/Venus conjunction may bring more clarity to the realm of relationships or to your role within those. Something similar was your focus or experience in June of 2012. This is a seeding time for you – a time when something is planted that takes root (or takes off) in March of 2021. Relationships now represent the most promising area for future growth. The source of a distorting influence in love or with regard to your creative self expression may require deeper exploration. Your true motivation is important to expose. Avoidance of love – or some resistance to it – may require a deeper level of understanding. The eclipse in your first house might allow you to experience in very direct ways a level of frustration and outrage that motivates action. Old beliefs about your most natural style and approach to life may no longer be valid. Old beliefs about your role within the realm of relationships may no longer be supported by the facts. In light of what you’re learning you may have a lot to contribute to the conversation about how we relate to others, what lies beneath, and how we move forward.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
The Sun/Venus conjunction occurs in your 6th house of work/health related influences. Something may be clarified or fixed that allows you to move forward with confidence. A seed is planted today that will take root or take off in March of 2021. Your most promising area for transformational change and advancement falls within the realm of your work environment. What seems important is a willingness to dig deeper to discover the truth of what you inherited from your family. There may be some distorting influences that interfere with your ability to achieve something more balanced, harmonious, ad healthy. Old beliefs about the importance of alone/recovery time or artistic self-expression may be much more important than you were originally lead to believe. Obsessions, compulsions, and fear may be at the root of any unhealthy approaches to work, responsibility, routines, and standards that are impossibly high. Seeing the truth then telling the truth about what actually motivates you is important – not only for your own health but for the health of the world.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
The Sun in your 5th house of creative self expression and love is illuminated. This may be a time when you set in motion something more interesting and more honest within the realm of communication/creative self expression and the kind of service you provide. You may be cautious and controlled when it comes to the kind of information/ personal insight you will share. On the surface this may seem wise. But your actual motivation for doing so may be more of an attempt to avoid the pain or risk involved in having your opinions and thoughts challenged or rejected. You might be getting bored. Retrograding Saturn has you rethinking your entire style and approach to your life. Your beliefs about avoiding controversy may not longer be valid. Your beliefs about what would represent the crowning achievement of your life might be something different than you originally believed. The quality of your service may depend on courageous dissemination of information in areas you’ve carefully avoided. The impending eclipse could push you forward.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
The Sun may illuminate and clarify something related to your home, family, tradition, and your ancestral past. Your relationship with your home or a family member may change your calculations a bit. A seed is being planted at this time that will bear fruit in March of 2021. A desire to be more creative or to infuse your life with more joy might relate to something old or original. Creative renovations may present new options. Telling the truth about the value of what you have to offer and what you have to contribute seems important. In your own mind that may have been somewhat downgraded over the past couple years. You may have felt the need to cautiously withhold the best parts of yourself. Now is a time to take some risk. You may see how your contributions can make a world of difference. Old beliefs about the nature and meaning of success may change under the impending eclipse. The quality of relationships within the global family takes on new meaning – although you’ve probably always understood this better than most.