Aries: June 2017
FOREIGNERS, TRAVEL, WEB, EDUCATION, PUBLISHING
Ever since Saturn first entered Sagittarius on September 18th, 2015 life has been one long learning experience. Requiring all your famous energy. Travelling, moving, dealing with foreign places and people (or those in your country, but foreign to you) and even the basics of the worldwide web has been hard work. Education, academia and publishing are also associated with this Saturn cycle. One reality check after another, non?
These issues and the bridge you must cross are something the Full Moon will highlight –in a useful way - across Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 10th June when everything will be very clear to you and other people. What (or who) is exposed at this Full Moon may not be a picnic, but at least you will be to see every single tiny detail. This helps the next step.
Your personal birth chart will tell you the full story and if you know for a fact that you have planets in Sagittarius, I am sure that your entire life has changed, in regard to the above, since the cycles of Uranus in Sagittarius (1981-1988) and Pluto in Sagittarius (1995-2008) have left their mark on you in regard to other countries, cultures and nationalities.
Whatever your personal birth chart looks like, Aries – do find out tried, tested and trusted methods which have worked for others in a similar situation with this trip, relocation, book, website, class or course - across 14th, 15th, 16th June and as this cycle ends 21st December 2017 tell yourself it’s the last time you will have to deal with others who build such dominating walls or constantly try to reinforce them.
What do those ‘walls’ do for others in your life? They make them feel secure in situations which make them feel insecure. June is the month it will all be rather obvious. It is very common to find defensive, insecure or paranoid people crossing your path on this cycle, when Saturn is in your zone of travel, foreigners, internet, education and publishing.
Fantastic journeys, both across your country or across the world, between November 9th 2018 and December 2nd 2019, will more than make up for what you are experiencing with local, regional or international travel now, or just people from those cultures or backgrounds. This also applies to moving, foreign dealings or immigration which may have become issues for some Aries people since Saturn entered their solar Ninth House back in September 2015.
For a simple life, Aries - if it involves travel, foreigners, publishing, the web or education then avoid major moves near 9th and 15th of June, but also across 17th, 18th, 19th June when Saturn is opposed by Mercury, and 24th, 25th, 26th June when Ceres is also at odds with Saturn. If you must go ahead allow more time and space, almost as if you were planning a hike in the mountains and giving yourself extra advantages before you set out. The golden rule with Saturn transits is always to allow more time.
It is also worth mentioning that Saturn cycles ask us to find clever ways to deal with who or what confronts us. Saturn cycles can produce action plans, tactics or attitudes that end up being very hard work for us. June is the month to check in with yourself and find out if you’ve been getting in your own way, or helping yourself!
The real world says, you have to get real about other parts of your country or Europe, America – perhaps - Australasia now. You may also have to get real about the book trade. About universities. About foreign cultures or nationalities. Yet, Aries, in June you are in a position to judge what is useful and what is not. And if you made a mistake with someone or something, can you wind it back?
You only have a few months more of this cycle to go. I’m sure you know The Getting of Wisdom. It’s a classic. It is also a neat way to describe what this cycle is all about.
The trick to Saturn cycles like this one, is to ask yourself if the things he/she/they do, to make themselves feel less vulnerable, is actually serving them anyway. I know June is a long hike but stop along the way and see what serves you best, in terms of dealing with these situations, organisations or people. Sure, others can be their own worst enemy sometimes, but you have to find a way to handle that.
THE WORLDWIDE WEB, MULTIMEDIA, COMMUNICATION
Aries, we also have a stellium in Gemini in June, and this sign is associated with telephones and computers (typewriters in the old days) and also languages, codes, the media and the worldwide web, of course. It is about sound bites, journalism and books. It is about being seen, heard, read and understood, even in the old-fashioned way of giving talks.
Avoid the 9th, 15th, 18th, 25th (allow 24 hours either side) for anything major in this department, if you possibly can. There are oppositions in your solar chart then, so you may be dealing with opposing points of view, or a conflict inside yourself. It will probably pull in some of the issues I have been discussing, above, in the section on foreigners, travel, the worldwide web, education and publishing. These dates are a stretch, so if you do find yourself looking at major choices or actions then, be kind to yourself.
Similar issues, or even the same issue, may have been obvious to you in November or December last year, when we had a New Moon in Sagittarius, followed by a Full Moon. In fact, that may have been the moment you decided you were going to do X, Y or Z in order to deal with what was going on. I realise that the end of last year was probably deadline time, in the world of academia, education or publishing for many people born under your sign – it was also, of course, the peak of the travel/vacation/holiday season. The end of the year is also when people make up their minds to move. So – look back.
This cycle ends just a few days before Christmas, on 21st December. The Full Moon and New Moon in December 2017, which I think will be the end of the matter for you, with a few lingering discussions or signatures pending the end of Mercury Retrograde Shadow on January 11th, 2018. So yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
Close to Sunday 25th June, Ceres in Gemini reminds you that you have to compromise over the project, trip, foreign connection, relocation, course, idea, concept or technology. This is the big picture!
The rest of the month is really about dealing with how others are reacting or responding to what is going on – and figuring out the lines of communication.
The core issue is to understand that this matter is being moulded, like a piece of clay, and everyone wants his or her hands on the end result. Given how deeply feelings run, I don’t think this is going to be some kind of happy Play-Doh session with everyone instantly making rainbows from the stuff in their hands. In fact, you’re going to have to share the control, or even share the access or time.
It’s worth it, though, Aries. And once it’s done, it’s well and truly done – as you will see by 10th July, the outcome will be a faithful reflection of just how passionate you and others felt about the end results. You needed to get your message across, and so you will.
There is nothing wrong with passion. In fact, it is the stuff of life and it is important that what you say, what you write – or what you fashion with images – contains all that strong emotion and sense of ownership. The trick with this particular story is understanding that he, she or they feel just as invested as you do. This is worth the effort, Aries – just remember that although you are famously competitive and sometimes quite combative – June is not the month to be anything except open, flexible and adaptable.
Taurus: June 2017
Taurus, your values define you. In fact, the Second House of the natural horoscope is ruled by Taurus – and the Second House is about ethics, principles, moral codes and the rest. It all comes down to money. Everyone has a price, apparently, or do they? Maybe you strongly disagree. There is a belief that everyone/everything can be purchased but this is exactly the kind of issue that Taurus people spend a lifetime grappling with. One reason you hold such strong political views is that you are well aware that political parties spend your taxes. And that you gain or lose from the tax paid by other people!
We have a stellium in Gemini in June which suggests your values are on the line. What you will sell your soul for. What (or whom) you absolutely refuse to sell your soul for. What will you ration? What do you want to take? What do you think you are owed? This may be the ripple effect of greater waves reaching you from April-May when the world as a whole went through a major cycle, affecting the way it does business, or handles its economy. It is amazing how big waves on Wall Street or in government can ultimately result in ripples which reach your own little shore!
For a simple life you may want to avoid the discussions or decisions within 24 hours of these dates -
Friday 9th June
Thursday 15th June
Sunday 18th June
Sunday 25th June
Taurus, these dates mark planetary oppositions and you will either be dealing with an opposite point of view, or your own inner opposition. In other words, you may be conflicted.
Ceres in Gemini tells the story here. This important planet, reclassified in 2006, is about a new way to carve up a particular set-up or system. The idea of ‘one for you, and one for me’ is typical of Ceres. This may be a taxation question for you. Perhaps you are dealing with the realities of Brexit. It may even be on eBay and the issue may be the sale or purchase of an acoustic guitar – but Taurus, whatever this is, it’s going to trigger strong feelings, because your value system is involved.
Whatever process of negotiation you are involved with, or sharing, will be well and truly over on July 10th when Ceres changes signs. At the heart of your values is a statement about Capitalism, Materialism, Communism, Socialism, Environmentalism and the other ‘isms’ in your life. Whatever you decide with other people or large organisations will utterly change the shape of things for some time, so across those dates I have mentioned, get the best advice you can afford and give yourself as many hours in the day as you need.
Astrology can be pretty simple. Look up at the Full Moon over the rooftops in June and you’ll see a ‘full circle’ – things will come full circle then and you will be on your way to figuring out a new way to deal with the money, the house, the business interests, the apartment, the possessions and so on. This new way, must be true to your values. The Full Moon will illuminate and highlight these, just as it sends a powerful light over the tops of the trees, the hills and your own home.
YOUR SHARES, RENT, CHARITY, POSSESSIONS, BUSINESS
Taurus, we now come into the first of two peak moments this year (the second is in December) when you must sit down with the facts and figures and put a value on everything money cannot buy.
What would you pay for peace of mind? For integrity? For credibility? For wilderness? For loyalty? You can’t take it with you when you’ve gone, but what you do take with you into the next life is the priceless/precious soul achievements and spiritual attainments that are portable. One or two of these glittering jewels will be earned by you in June, but like all diamonds, it will involve digging, effort, toil and perspiration.
Really, whatever is on the paperwork, on your computer or at the meeting table is just a channel for this. The real story is your decision to ‘pay’ what is necessary, in exchange for something that is not available in any catalogue.
This is deadly serious money. So – your pension or superannuation. Your house or apartment, land or property investment (which you would leave behind in your will). Inheritance tax. Precious possessions, like paintings or jewellery. It is certainly your mortgage, if you have one. In fact, issues around your marriage and mortgage are typical of this cycle, as Saturn passes through Sagittarius.
We also associate this house of your chart (the Eighth House) with sexually intimate, financial couplings. Thus, not only marriage, but affairs and even those obsessive short-term relationships where you find yourself changing your will in the middle of the night. Is there a darker side to this deadly serious, sexually intense question about what is owned, owed or earned? Absolutely, Taurus, but space does not allow me to go into this. If you are affected, though, then please note the dates I mentioned in the first part of your reading.
Sometimes the issue is a share house between two lovers and the mutual possessions. It may be large parts of Great Britain, if you happen to be an aristocratic Taurean.
What you gain or save from the end of 2018 is substantial. It will evolve naturally out of tough choices you make now. In fact, by 2019 you could have saved or made rather a lot of money, or its equivalent in business assets, precious items or property. Just as this June 2017 cycle is a hard trek, so the cycle from the end of 2018 is a delightful walk in the park.
As I know money, property, charity, business or possessions rest at the very heart of who you are (if you are typical of your sign) you may want to know when this lovely financial walk in the park comes your way. It starts with Jupiter’s change of sign on 8th November 2018 and takes you happily all the way to 2nd December 2019. It will make a nice change from this long, hard hike at the moment – but the future would not happen without the present taking you onto the right path. The ‘right’ path in this case is towards a situation where your values can be satisfied. Whatever they are, those values will be fulfilled.
Gemini: June 2017
FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNER
The man (or woman) on the other end of the scales is extremely important to you in June. In fact, he or she may have been an issue since Saturn first entered your opposite sign of Sagittarius on September 18th, 2015. This person is your polar opposite at the moment. The North Pole to your South Pole. However, you are both on this planet together and must find a way to make your world keep turning. That is what the Full Moon will highlight across Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 10th June when it is needs and feelings – nothing else – which rule your world. A Full Moon is always a deep moment of truth and this one will ask you to concentrate all your time and energy on solutions.
This may be a brand new date. A husband or wife you have known for years. A former lover. The partnership may be purely professional. Perhaps there was another kind of duet.
The key is to remember that this is about a set of scales. Another mental image which may help is a see-saw. Saturn cycles are about living in the real world and dealing with practicalities. A useful way to do this, is by finding out tried, tested and trusted methods which have worked for others in a similar situation, dealing with a similar set of scales. Across 14th, 15th, 16th June this solution or advice could be a rock to lean on, and that is what you need. Something rock solid!
This cycle ends on 21st December 2017 and the hard work you do now will pay off in the most wonderful way, between November 9th 2018 and December 2nd 2019, when you will have breakthroughs, opportunities, advantages and benefits not possible in 12 years, specifically helping you to build better partnerships or address particular issues with someone.
That is why it is worth trying your utmost to do the right thing – whatever that is – knowing that your future looks bright. You can help yourself by avoiding difficult dates for discussion or action plans – so near the 9th and 15th of June, but also across 17th, 18th, 19th June when Saturn is opposed by Mercury, and 24th, 25th, 26th June when the powerful little dwarf planet Ceres is also at odds with Saturn. There are other times to be talking or deciding, apart from those dates.
Saturn is always a challenge. If you were together (or even recently apart) with this person during the years that Pluto was in Sagittarius, 1995-2008 then the past is definitely influencing the present. During those years you had to deal with major questions about power and control with him (or her) and now June 2017 has come along, either to remind you about specific episodes with this individual – or to park another person in front of you, who reminds you of all that you learned and experienced in the game of love or partnership in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Saturn in Sagittarius may have resulted in a former, current or potential partner taking a particular line of defence, because this cycle makes him/her feel tremendously exposed and vulnerable. This is only human and everyone goes through the transit he/she is experiencing, sooner or later. For you, Gemini, the time is right to ask yourself if the line of resistance he or she has taken so far – or the action plan – is serving this person in your life properly.
You only have a few months more of this cycle to go. June is the month to ask yourself if your strategy with him or her is giving you all that you deserve. If it isn’t then turn to experts, or the voice of experience – even online forums or self-help books could be useful – to deal with this as best you can. And remember, everything you do right in June 2017 will play its part in the most fulfilling and rewarding outcomes, either with this person – or with the same scenario – the world of duets, double-acts and partnerships - from November next year. That is when you will have your solution or your big leap forward. It would not happen quite so spectacularly well, were you not doing the hard yards now.
Try to understand that the core of this person is fear. Perhaps cowardice. He/she is vulnerable, and has accordingly put up all kinds of barriers and defences. If you are in love with someone who pussyfoots around and will not sleep with you, it may be that he is terrified of you, or terrified by sex. Shyness can be a defence.
Professional partnerships are also likely to be Saturn-influenced in June. If you have hooked up with someone who is running on fear, he may be self-sabotaging in order to deal with that fear; surrounding himself with sycophants, or just avoiding/evading what he has to deal with. I am sure you know this very well and you don’t need an astrologer to tell you.
You are not alone on this cycle and should hit professional advice, anonymous online forums or self-help books as required. You are well over the halfway mark.
YOUR ENEMY, RIVAL OR OPPONENT
Gemini, the person on the other end of the scales can be your enemy, rival or opponent – just as much as this person can be your partner. A more appropriate image for anyone who is against you is the boxing ring. Blue corner against red corner.
You may be experiencing both sides of this cycle in June, so it’s about your partner, but also your opponent. Or maybe it’s just an opponent!
If you look at a picture of Saturn, the planet now triggering this cycle, you will see it is pale yellow. We associate this hue with fear. When we are challenged the blood drains from our face. This is where the chant of ‘cowardy custard’ comes from in the school ground. It is natural and normal for your great rival, enemy or opponent to feel ‘custardy’ or even ‘cowardy’ on this cycle, and the paranoid enemy/enemies is a bit of a meme on a Saturn transit of your solar Seventh. Others have really laid it on thick with the moat and drawbridge, non?
Saturn is also surrounded by rings. These rings are a good symbol for the defences your enemies, rivals or opponents build, in order to protect themselves when they feel threatened or challenged by life – and probably, you, sweet you.
Avoid the 9th, 15th, 18th, 25th (allow 24 hours either side) for engaging, if you possibly can. There are oppositions in your solar chart then, and you will have to put in more time, effort and energy. There are much easier times to take this person on, or to tackle the situation which has sprung up around them.
Most of all, find out what works! Test what you have constructed in your life, to deal with who/what is against you and so marked by his/her own fears. This situation may have begun right on Saturn’s entry into Sagittarius in September 2015, or it may have become more obvious to you in November or December last year, when we had a New Moon in your opposite sign of Sagittarius, followed by a Full Moon. If this sounds right, then check back and ask yourself what attitude you adopted, what actions you took – and the rest – in order to cope. Is there a better way or do you just need to spend time reassuring yourself that your approach is the right one, reinforcing whatever you built in your life?
This situation ends just a few days before Christmas, on 21st December. If you are dealing with issues which will cost you or the other person money (or involving business or property) then please have that foremost in your mind as you make decisions, or talk seriously, in June. You need to play a long game here until 2020. Tortoise tactics serve you best.
If you are in a bad marriage, dealing with a difficult former partner, at war with a professional enemy – and so on – the time has come to find the best advice you can afford, based on hard-won experience by people you can trust. This will leave you in the best possible position ahead of the Full Moon and New Moon in December 2017, which I think will be the end of the matter for you, with a few lingering discussions or signatures pending the end of Mercury Retrograde Shadow on January 11th, 2018. If there is any financial, business or property question then of course this must be picked up for Christmas.
We associate the end of any Saturn cycle with emotional relief and release and it is coming. Even if you feel the scales or the see-saw is weighted too heavily now, by all the laws of astrology it will be a far happier Christmas than you have experienced since 2015 and 2016.
IMAGE, REPUTATION, TITLE, PROFILE, APPEARANCE
Far less important over the long-term is your image – yet it is worth discussing, Gemini, because although this particular man (or woman) I mention above will take a lot of energy, you also have to think about how you are seen.
Of course this is not the real you. It is just what people know about online, or see at a distance. The Sun in Gemini, your own sign, will put you in the spotlight and it may be a particular photograph, internet mention, piece of film footage or portrait which is the issue, very close to the Full Moon on Friday 9th June. With the Sun and Mercury also in your sign, you have to stand up and be counted in June.
Just be aware of how you package, present and represent yourself on the worldwide web as some things are hard to undo or delete. Those Twitter screen shots last forever.
Close to Sunday 25th June, Ceres in Gemini reminds you that you have to compromise where your image is concerned. I expect some kind of new deal for ‘me’ will emerge as the month ends. It may be your title. As you obviously have issues about your former, current or potential partner – or a rival – this may be about your Mrs/Miss label or perhaps whatever title you have on your business card.
In other cases, your own personal birth chart will show just what aspect of your name or face must involve a compromise. Perhaps people have always pigeonholed you a certain way and now that has to alter.
It is fine to think more about yourself in June. It’s not ego, it’s common sense. It’s also very handy to remember that what people see or read is not who you are. So figure out a mask or acting role that works for you and pursue it. It is likely to end up being a real trade-off with life, the universe or other people, but that’s fine. It wouldn’t be the first time.
This cycle is pretty short-term – it’s only been with you since April 29th and it’s over by July 10th – but while it’s unfolding, the time and energy you spend on your Me Agenda is worth it.
Cancer: June 2017
DAILY WORKLOAD, BODY, LIFESTYLE, ROUTINE, DUTY
Ever since Saturn first entered Sagittarius on September 18th, 2015 you have found it necessary to structure your life so that you take care of some deep concerns about work and/or your body. The work may be paid or unpaid, academic or part-time, full-time or voluntary. The concerns about your body depend on your age. If you were born in the 1960s then Saturn may have been squaring Virgo factors in your chart, picking up issues which involve doctors, healers, fitness, drugs, food, drink, mental health and the rest.
Cancer, your personal birth chart will really tell the story about your body – yet it is pretty clear that you cannot separate the role you have, the work you do, the duties you possess and the way you must serve the world – from your physical state. Your physical condition (the shape you are in; the state you are in) is at the heart of what you do, and what you can’t do – these days.
That is what the Full Moon will highlight across Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Saturday 10th June when everything will be very clear. You are ruled by the Moon. Look up and you will see this Full Moon very round, white, bright and clear in the sky.
This may be about work or academia, but take your time. As history proves, a Full Moon is always D-Day.
Find out tried, tested and trusted methods which have worked for others in a similar situation across 14th, 15th, 16th June and remember this cycle ends on 21st December 2017.
Avoid major moves near 9th and 15th of June, but also across 17th, 18th, 19th June when Saturn is opposed by Mercury, and 24th, 25th, 26th June when Ceres is also at odds with Saturn.
Saturn is surrounded by thick rings in our NASA photographs of him. The planet itself looks like an egg in the nest. When birds want to protect their eggs – so vulnerable, so exposed – they collect twigs and leaves and build the thickest, strongest walls they can. This is what a key person in your profession, industry, university or workplace has been doing. Maybe a whole organization or department. Building walls to feel safe…
This is exactly what you have been dealing with since September 2015, because you have been forced to be a realist about those you work with, of for – or those who work for you. This applies to unpaid work too, full-time parenting or university. Those who cannot and will not confront that which they fear, have an odd way of self-sabotaging and you might say that about your entire industry in June, or perhaps a colleague. You really don’t need an astrologer to tell you this stuff, because you are living it. Yet – you are over the halfway mark of this cycle and it’s gone for good by Christmas Day.
In June others will be very concerned with how effective their walls are in lending them protection, or giving a psychological feeling of protection. If they need to rebuild the walls or make them stronger still, this may be the time. This affects you too! If the walls do nothing to make them feel secure, or even guard against who/what you fear – then their issue also becomes your issue.
The astrologer Sue Tompkins associates Saturn with being under-defended or over-defended. It is quite true that others in your work or university sphere in June can also overdo the ‘walls’ on this cycle.
It is very important to be practical on Saturn cycles and this one is in your Sixth House. The Sixth House is ruled by Virgo in the natural zodiac. It is about the working class (staff, if you are a boss, or yourself, if you turn up to a desk or get behind the wheel every day).
It is also about housework, which is the great unpaid, unrecognized labour we all have to attend to – and again, if you don’t do it, it is about your cleaner.
The Sixth House is about trade unions. The umbrella which falls over all this is your physical condition, physical state, strength, and the rest. You can’t be a brickie if you’re built like a ballet dancer and vice versa.
If your career is in physical comedy then age is a reality. If your career is as a rock goddess, then the same – age is a reality. You may now be dealing with Saturn in Sagittarius as a trend or atmosphere. Stuff just became real. All too real!
Cancer, have a look at your body in the light of the work you do, the service you perform, or the duty you feel you must live up to.
The core of the Sixth House is duty and service, to your body, but also to others who depend upon you to attend to the daily details which make the wheels go round. You have four chances to look at this – really look at it – in June. For simplicity, you may prefer to make your actual decisions or judgement calls away from the dates of the oppositions I’ve mentioned, above. Life is more of a stretch at those times; it may be easier to make your mind up, or roll your sleeves up, quite another time.
Plenty of you born with the Sun in Cancer have Venus in Gemini, or Mercury in Gemini and so on. Why? It’s just one sign before your own. You express yourself through the worldwide web, if so. If this is also dovetailing with work, university or unpaid work – then it may be worth getting your personal birth chart out, for a longer look. It is very likely that transiting Ceres has conjuncted one of your Gemini chart factors since she first moved into Gemini on 29th April so the project, idea, concept or technology has been about compromises, all the way. Ceres stays there until July 10th so right up until that time, you may have a rather intense question to ask about who/what is in control of your communication. The outcome will be a new deal or new set-up, which you’ll address now.
YOUR TWELFTH HOUSE TRANSITS
Cancer, you have a major stellium in Gemini, transiting the Twelfth House of your solar chart in June 2017.
The Twelfth House describes the secrets you give away when you are drunk or coming round from anaesthetic. It shows your inner self – perhaps literally what’s inside you. This house of your chart is about your soul, or spirit. Your unconscious mind. It is your astral or etheric body, which might explain why so many people who were apparently out cold on the operating table can recite, word for word, what a surgeon was saying.
Some say your astral or etheric body is connected to your physical body by a silver cord. Others associate this soul or spirit of yours, with the chakras, and the aura.
It’s all very mysterious. Yet, with a stellium in Gemini in this part of your chart in June, you will be shown every detail.
Meditation and solitary confinement are both associated with this cycle. So too, are state secrets. Classified or confidential information. All of this takes great time and energy on your part, because it involves you (and nobody else, except perhaps a confidante) and thus, you must put yourself first, because you are probably going to be your own main audience. Searching in a mirror, searching your diary, searching your dreams or a revelatory horoscope reading or Tarot reading are all typical Twelfth House experiences.
Your personal chart will show the full story, Cancer. What Ceres in Gemini shows, though (until July 10th) is that you must compromise and carve up, everything you hide. There is a part of you which is firmly behind the scenes, or normally concealed to yourself and others. Jung would have called it your unconscious and associated it with your anima and animus, or archetypes.
If you are a politician dealing with foreign countries then you no doubt have a tremendous amount of information from the FBI, CIA, MI5 and so on, to cover up. This takes us back to the less spiritual meaning of your June cycle – it’s what you give away when you’re drunk, which is why so many spies in the last war had cast-iron livers, because they were expert at remaining sober while their victims told all. (I can vouch for Nancy Wake, the White Mouse, myself).
Cancer, you are going to have to run this part of your life differently. Your dreams may become rather emotional or oddly symbolic while the process goes on. You may see a psychic or psychologist. You may be using the paper shredder more. Perhaps, as you also have transits in your Sixth House of work, and the body, it is time to find out how you are unconsciously programming both.
Close to Sunday 25th June, Ceres in Gemini reminds you that you have to compromise. And once it’s done, it’s well and truly done – as you will see by 10th July. You would only be making a deal with others, if they are involved with what you cover up, do behind the scenes or hide.
Otherwise, strangely, you do the deal with yourself. You face your own soul or spirit and come up with a new way – a very different way – to run what nobody else sees, knows or fathoms about you!
Leo: June 2017
Children, Youth, Lovers
Leo, the world of children, youth and lovers is very much a concern of yours. In fact it is your birthright as in astrology your sign rules the Fifth House, so we associate Leo with courtship, and courtly love, and the royal bedchamber – but also the heirs to the throne, and pretenders to the throne.
Children, both born in wedlock and out of wedlock, are a Leo concern and so are godchildren, nieces and nephews. Your fellow Leo Beatrix Potter never had children but her husband’s young relatives became her family. She also wrote books for children and donated the proceeds to the National Trust. When today’s children walk around the protected Lake District it is thanks to Beatrix Potter.
The idea of a mistress or lover, a courtesan or platonic admirer (Sir Lancelot to Queen Guinevere) is part of the Leo story, as is King Arthur himself, and his wife.
Leo covers adoption, fostering and nannies as well as your own son or daughter, as well as these obvious concerns with love affairs, fertility, and the rest. It rules youth as a whole – teenagers and your paid or unpaid involvement with them – and can also describe children’s causes, entertainment or charities. Of course J.K.Rowling, that champion of single parents, is a Leo.
Now, you must face up to your past and deal with the logical and natural outcome of all that you did from 1995-2008, as Saturn moves through the same zone of your chart. It is worth taking the long view, Leo, because it will help you with the right choice. You can put June 2017 in perspective by gazing back at the late 1990s and early 2000s.
I do feel you must take your time with this, because we have four oppositions in your chart near the 9th, 15th, 18th and 25th of June which require you to make a few mental notes.
You may prefer to avoid the decisions or discussions within 24 hours of those dates because there are far easier times to take action or talk outcomes. Yet – you cannot avoid the implications of what or who is in front of you then.
You will be so much happier when Jupiter goes through this same zone of your chart from November 9th 2018 and by 2019 you will come to see that all you had to think over in June, had its part to play in your own future fulfilment. The issues then will be the same as they are now. Parenthood. Desire. Children. Young People. How you pass on the legacy of your personality to those who ‘inherit’ your influence. There are a great many Leo teachers, officially or unofficially.
Leo is about leadership. It is the sign to associate with all who guide, mentor and lead younger people, no matter if they are parents, godparents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, teachers or other examples to follow. It is very important that you take the tests of June 2017 and do your level best to pass them, with all the solid advice or expertise you can find. In fact, this month will become part of who you are. The transits through the Fifth House of your solar chart will define you, for years.
Saturn in Sagittarius in your Fifth House since September 2015 may have resulted in Saturnine people crossing your path in love, or a Saturn phase for your lover. People who have fear at their very core – dressed up as cowardice, anxiety, stress and so on – may have been an issue in your royal bedchamber, or hovering at the door. This is a general theme and you may want to look at it in June. People do all sorts of funny things if they are worried about getting pregnant; worried about not getting pregnant; worried about sex. It’s quite a thing on this cycle!
If you have your personal birth chart and happen to know that you possess factors at 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Leo then the North Node (karma) has been across these since May and for you, this question about your royal bedchamber, courtship and the heirs to the throne is a big, karmic deal. You can read more about that on this website – hit Search for the Node in Leo.
FRIENDS AND GROUPS
Leo, you have a stellium passing through Gemini, the sign which rules your friendships and the groups you belong to, no matter if these are old or new friends. The groups may be typical examples of the community coming together – your local swimming team, or aquarobics class – or more profound – the political party to which you have devoted your life, or the rock band which made you a star.
Make life easy for yourself right from the start by avoiding (within 24 hours) the dates of oppositions in your chart – so the 9th, 15th, 18th and 25th of June. Yet, some things have to be decided and quite clearly June is the sorting-house for all sorts of strong feelings and passions.
Ceres in Gemini suggests that the group, or the social circle, needs to be divided up in a new way. The turf or territory must be shared anew. It is best to keep the emotions well out of it, if you possibly can, as they are very unlikely to help what must ultimately become a fair and lasting agreement.
Ceres is a symbol of redistribution of power and control. A new world will come out of this, Leo. To get there in the most thoughtful, constructive and creative way – put yourself in your friend’s shoes, or in the shoes of those in the group.
This is Aquarian territory and it does not come naturally to you, unless you have horoscope factors in Aquarius in your personal birth chart! In fact, Aquarius and Leo are opposite signs. However – the Musketeers had it right. ‘All for one, and one for all’ sums it up. If you do have Aquarius factors (unusual) at 26, 27, 28, 29 of the sign then this is karma calling. The True South Node is slowly crossing these points in your chart and you knew these friends, or this group, in another lifetime. There will be things to settle or collect.
In all cases, Leo, the message in your chart in June is that you are not the Queen Bee in the hive among drones. If you all want to make sensational honey together then you must all bee-come what you were meant to bee – a buzzing, busy, impressive example of a hive mind. Nobody need get stung, honey, you just need to remember that real leaders understand that what benefits one, must benefit all of you. The results will be sweet. It’s a natural, organic process. By July it’s over. This applies if you’re the former POTUS or on the tennis team.
Virgo: June 2017
YOUR AMBITION, MISSION AND POSITION
Virgo, between now and July 9th you will be dealing with Ceres in your zone of ambition, mission and position. This is where we find awards, success, career highs – and the need to hang onto where you are, as well as the need to keep on climbing higher. If you know your personal chart and you have planets in Capricorn, June 2017 is going to be doubly important.
Let’s look at why June is such a carve-up in your chosen field, business, course or profession. Why are you about to see such a reshuffle of power and control, among the people you know? I would describe this as a game of musical chairs, and as you must find your own chair this month, it’s worth looking at why Ceres cycles like this one as so powerful.
Ceres was reclassified as a planet in 2006 after being classified as an asteroid - and she is a potent symbol of demotion and promotion. When they moved her up, they moved Pluto down and out.
This was a staggering piece of synchronicity that changed astrology. Pro astrologers realized that what the astronomers were doing in 2006 mirrored the Roman myth – exactly. Almost 2000 years ago, Latin texts told us that Ceres triumphed over Pluto in a power struggle and both were repositioned as gods.
As June ends you will see a change in the balance of power at work, at home (if you are a full-time parent or carer), at university (if you are studying) or in the non-profit sector (if you volunteer). This may be your boss, staff, lecturer, classmates, colleagues or clients. I mentioned musical chairs before. It’s going to be Prokofiev or punk so be prepared.
There may be a reshuffle so a person or organization which has dominated, is demoted or even moved out of the picture. Within your chosen profession you may find others are moved up, and you are moved down or sideways. The promotion of Ceres in 2006 led to Pluto being sidelined.
Astrology is based on synchronicity, and I have on my desk, as I write this, a postcard showing the planets – sizes to scale. It is a montage of NASA photographs. The postcard reads ‘there are number of minor planets including Pluto.’
This is very telling. Postcards before 2006 had Pluto proudly displayed alongside Jupiter, Saturn and the rest. These days we know he is a dwarf planet, equal to Ceres – and that is all.
Just as astronomers decided that astrologers would have a new solar system to work with from 2006, so in June 2017 will you experience a new galaxy in your chosen field, profession, industry or business.
Everyone has to shuffle around to make space. That way you get to create a new work place, or university class, together. If you are one of the Virgo people involved in government or big business, then it’s clearly about the corporation or the inner circle. Virgo – you do gain from this. But how?
Understanding that this is a whole new world of different rights, roles and responsibilities enables you to accept that you, too, have to share. It may be different hours or days. Maybe it’s just a different place in the scheme of things.
The key is to carve out a new role or place for yourself which works with everyone and everything else. That way it’s less stressful. That way, long-term, it also happens to work. In any case, by July 10th it’s well and truly over.
As we also have the Node in Aquarius at the moment in your Sixth House of service, duty and daily workload – I expect this is all very familiar to you. This, or something like it, calls to mind 1999-2000 if you are old enough to have been engaged at work or university then.
If you’re a full-time carer, volunteer or parent then everything I have said about career applies to that. It’s the same deal – a new deal, and a lot of deal-making with other people and fate!
HOUSE, FAMILY, APARTMENT, HOUSEHOLD, TOWN, NATION
Virgo, it does get easier. Ever since Saturn changed signs on September 18th, 2015 you have been dealing with hard realities affecting your house, family, apartment, household, town or country. Yet, you are over the halfway mark of this cycle and by Christmas, it is over. You have some loose ends to tie up with the lease, tenants, landlord, bank, relative, flatmate (or loose ends with your council/government) and then by January 12th 2018 it is well and truly over.
You will be in a happier, easier, more fulfilling situation with your place or your people in 2019 and if you are wise, you will take what is happening in June this year and cast your mind forward a couple of years. What can you do or say now that would help you gain, then? Because one door after another is going to swing open, no matter if you want to move, renovate, make family decisions, deal with the council and so on.
The Fourth House of your chart is ruled by Cancer and the Moon in the natural horoscope. Thus, we associate this cycle with a deep sense of belonging to a species and a location. I went for a walk on the beach before I wrote your June horoscope and saw crabs, and old crab shells, everywhere. They prefer their own kind and they know where to take refuge/sanctuary. That’s really at the core of what you are experiencing – and have experienced – since September 2015. There is a part of you which is pure crab. (If you know your personal chart and have Cancer factors, you can double that message).
In other words, your roots, culture, heritage, nationality, town or country is the key to mid 2017. Perhaps in June you will need to deal with greedy developers who are trying to build monstrously high, cheap, ugly apartments in a place you hold dear.
Another example might be difficulties involving a much older or younger member of the family. Another example might be the lack of affordable housing, where you live. Maybe you had to move back in with your parents to afford to save for a mortgage. Maybe your mum is reaching a certain age…
Virgo, everyone has this cycle sooner or later and you are having it now. Be kind to yourself and make life so much easier by avoiding the dates of the planetary oppositions for action plans or judgement calls. Allow 24 hours either side please – these dates are:
Friday 9th June
Thursday 15th June
Sunday 18th June
Sunday 25th June
These are excellent times to make discoveries about your own attitude and tactics. You have quite rightly been coming up with particular ways to look after yourself, or your home, or your family – or your place in the world – for months. Now, you can figure out if this approach is genuinely securing your interests, or not. There is nothing like the Sun opposing Saturn to shed light on what needs to be seen, in detail, for what it is.
The golden rule with the cycle you are experiencing now, is to ask yourself if what you are doing/thinking in order to make yourself safe, is actually helping you. You have been making your own bed, so to speak, and you are lying in it. So do you like it or not? This is very specifically about the person who shares your flat; the parents in your home; your child; your local council; the mortgage; the builder – you get the picture.
June is a good month to take apart and rebuild, if your method of looking after yourself or protecting your place/people is not working. However, if you are satisfied that you have been setting up your life as best you can, in terms of the realities of the situation – you’ll return to what you were doing, reassured that ‘this’ really does work after all.
Everything you go through in June helps you into the most amazing chain of opportunities and solutions for your home and family, starting at the end of 2018, with major breakthroughs possible in 2019. So hang on and hang in – but if you need to make some drastic changes, Virgo, roll up your sleeves. It might help to understand that people or organisations are acting from fear. Once you look past the barriers, the walls, the defences – what you get is a feeling of great vulnerability. These men, women, corporations, councils, governments and the rest are quivering inside. They probably come across as quite heavy to you, or heavy-handed. You and others may see that they are walling themselves in, or cutting themselves off from life, by their actions or attitude – yet all they can relate to is their own fear.
You don’t have to be a saint on this cycle. Saturnine people and organisations can throw everything and everybody out! Yet, what you are dealing with here is massive vulnerability so do not make the mistake of crediting him/her/them with power that’s not actually there. This situation ends soon enough, or you will no longer care about it by Christmas.