Libra: June 2017
Worldwide Web, Multimedia, Media, Education, Publishing
Libra, within 24 hours (either side) of the following dates, please give yourself far more time and space with your website, social media, the world of traditional or multimedia, university, college or books.
Friday 9th June
Thursday 15th June
Sunday 18th June
Sunday 25th June
The reason for this is a chain of oppositions stretching across the Third House and Ninth House of your chart. These zones rule everything you say and write; essentially, the way you are heard and read.
Ever since Saturn changed signs in September 2015 you have been dealing with the unavoidable, inevitable realities of life. This may be about hearing or speech for some people born under your sign. Writer’s Block is typical. More commonly still, there may be language barriers getting in the way, or real issues with the worldwide web, which has become a minefield these days.
Saturn tends to manifest as people or organisations with a touch of paranoia. Rigid, much? It’s had an impact on so much of what you’ve tried to do with your ideas, social media, blogs, courses, concepts and so on, for the last couple of years!
Saturn tends to produce men, women, groups or even entire government departments which have a ton of rules, conditions and regulations because they are so terrified of worst case scenarios. This is now very true with the internet, of course, but perhaps it has come to pass with matters which might be loosely labelled ‘Communication’ in general.
For some of you the issue is a project, course, concept or plan which evolved after September 2015. This would also fit the meaning of this transit. It is important to remember that Saturn is a pale yellow colour. Uranus is turquoise and Neptune is deep blue, but Saturn yellow is the colour we turn, when we are either rooted to the spot, or about to bolt.
This is what you are dealing with in June. People or organisations who are stuck or bolting. They may even be avoiding or evading. Either reaction is normal when we have to confront who/what we find threatening, no matter if it’s the business of exams (also common on this cycle), public speaking or just dealing with a mountain of e-mail. And sometimes there are very individual concerns about communication.
Just knowing that dear Saturn is pale yellow probably makes a lot of sense. What do you do, when you only long to bolt, or are rooted to the spot? Being human, you build defences. These may be defence mechanisms, or genuine walls. This is now affecting your communication, Libra, and yet these people, organisations or situations will not last beyond Christmas.
Internet and telephone security may be their concern. Perhaps it is talking to the world through the internet. Maybe their issue is getting through to those who speak another language.
In all cases, the time has come to get real and be intensely practical about what/who you are facing. This is not going to last terribly much longer, Libra. In the meantime, June is the moment to take a deep breath, stare this thing down, and figure out your next move. Are you going to stick to what you decided earlier, or is it time to figure out a new way of defending or protecting yourself, or your technology, interests or ideas?
I suspect that if you were born with Sagittarius factors in your astrological birth chart then this course, project or idea is a very big deal, and you may want to dig out your chart and have a closer look at what is going on – especially if it involves other languages, be they foreign or HTML.
TRAVEL AND TRAVEL IN THE MIND
Ever since 29th April you have been involved with travel, or travel in the mind, in quite an intense way. Trips, relocation, courses, classes, projects, big ideas, other cultures/nationalities, major worldwide web involvements or academia are typical concerns in this cycle. It ends on July 10th, by which time you will have had four (count them, four) bridges to cross, in respect of the outcome.
There is a huge emphasis on sharing, fairness, compromise, acceptance, tolerance and practical thinking. This does not mean that you, he, she or they are nicely detached. Far from it. This transit involving the powerful little dwarf planet Ceres tends to make some people feel ignored, or sidelined, or ‘dwarfed’ or left out. A typical example would be Great Britain’s liberation from Europe. The pie is being cut in a new way and people are deeply concerned about who gets which slice, and why. That is really an epic example, Libra, but in your own life there seems to be some kind of trip (or head trip) which is also being carved up anew.
The Ninth House is associated with workshops, evening classes and degrees. Books, websites and ebooks. Travel of one or two hours’ duration and vast journeys across the planet. Beliefs, ideologies and faiths of all kinds, from Buddhism to Materialism and astrology are also Ninth House affairs.
What helps the June carve-up? You are brilliantly diplomatic when you want to be, and can turn the art of balancing one-on-one relating into a star turn. You are sensitive to others, especially if it’s just the two of you, and no matter if you are joined together or at odds, you know how to make things work.
This is now going to help you with what looks like quite an intense process of pie-cutting, but once it’s done, it’s done. You can congratulate yourself on being a Masterchef once the menu has changed, and that’s not too far away now – July 10th will no doubt come as a relief. Travel or travel in the mind will be back to normal – as things were, before April.
Scorpio: June 2017
YOUR LIFE BUDGET
Your life budget covers your salary, savings, debts, credit card, shares, company, property and charity. It is about possessions, insurance, pension/superannuation, shares and so on. Scorpio, it is now well and truly on the line, with a further episode in December 2017, when I suspect you will sign off on the paperwork for good (allow until January 11th 2018) or complete the big handshake agreement.
Saturn in Sagittarius is the answer to your question, and that question is probably ‘How long does this go on for?’ and ‘What do I have to do, to…’ All of this would be typical on this transit, as every 29 years, Saturn turns into the Second House of your chart, through the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, and you are required to make slow, steady, serious decisions about everything that you value, and everybody that you value.
I am sure you have been structuring your life to deal with the situation. In June you must look at what you have built or set up, no matter if it’s a particular point of view (avoiding paranoid accountants might be an example!) or a specific financial strategy, like choosing to exclude particular people or organisations.
Now, four times this month, Saturn makes his presence felt. There are no shortcuts or miracles on this cycle, but if you turn to trusted, tried and tested experts, or age-old wisdom, you will find life a great deal easier.
In fact, one particular matter that has been with you since April 29th will no longer concern you or anyone else, after July 10th. It was always going to be about dividing and sharing, and that is really what June is all about. A very old trick from boarding school (school dinners) was – and is – to ask one boy to cut the Victoria sponge in half, and let the other boy choose which half he preferred. Fiendish.
You and he/she/they must now find a way to make the Victoria sponge serve everybody. If you feel as if this is far harder than mere baking, you are not alone – every Scorpio is in this cycle with you, but the good news is, it won’t be back for another three decades, and you are well over the halfway mark. Do what must be done, get the best advice you can afford and know that at least one issue is off the menu, ten days after June ends – and Ceres changes signs.
THE EIGHTH HOUSE AND THE GEMINI STELLIUM
The Eighth House is a bigger concern for you than the other 11 zodiac signs, because Scorpio rules this zone of the horoscope in astrology. In turn, it is also associated with Pluto, the god of mining, minerals and gems. Gold lies under the surface of the soil and so, in mythology, did Pluto and his kingdom. There is oil down there too – and the odd diamond.
The Eighth House, not surprisingly, is associated with wealth and how it is managed. It is ruled by Gemini in your solar chart and in June, we have major patterns, or stelliums, in this zodiac sign. As you know, you have a lot to sort out with your money, house, possessions, apartment, charity or business interests - but it may help to go more deeply into the meaning of the Eighth House and why there is such an emotional weight attached to all that you are deciding. Who knows, it may even help you with your decisions, as you are certainly going to have to put a price on things this month.
Essentially, when couples marry, it is ‘until death do us part’ and that may be part of the story for you. Common law marriage, or de facto relationships, also carry particular rules about who owns what/who gets what.
Beyond that, there is the core issue of your will, and also the last will and testament of your family members, partners and anyone else who has named you. Nobody likes talking about these matters, but as a Sun Scorpio they are second nature to you. In June you must take a torch and shine it down below, where the facts of the matter rest.
You inherit, and you also have people or organisations around you, who inherit. What they inherit/what you inherit is the stuff of June. That is why the Eighth House is associated with life insurance, for example, and the mortgage.
It is also about the bonds that are so strong, emotionally or sexually, at the beginning of any relationship or marriage. This may be true for you, your parents, your grandparents and so on. These passionate trysts translate into the realities of property, no matter if it’s rented, borrowed, owned or part of a span of investments. It is this property which is now underlined in your chart and it’s a reminder of passion – because it was passion that made it happen, no matter if we are talking about you and your partner/ex, or your parents, grandparents and so on. Now, you are having a cycle which triggers these questions about who owes what to whom – spiritually, emotionally – as well as who owns what! This is very close to the core of what your sign is all about, as Scorpio describes some pretty fundamental issues about couples and those famous wedding vows.
One way or another – perhaps directly, perhaps at a distance – you can wind this ball of string all the way back to this fundamental reality about money, property, business and so on. It’s time to talk, or time to sign. That’s very clear, with Mercury in your Eighth House, from June 7th to 21st. What isn’t necessarily spoken, but should be truly understood, is that pretty much everything that’s deadly serious or sexually powerful, in terms of what you own, earn or owe – has a spiritual, emotional or psychological price as well.
Sagittarius: June 2017
IMAGE, TITLE, APPEARANCE, REPUTATION, IDENTITY, ROLE
They draw conclusions about you when you are born, Sagittarius, and it just doesn’t stop. You are given a name that the family thinks suits you. You are said to have a nose like your mother or ears like your father. You are dressed in blue if you are a boy; pink if you are a girl; yellow if you have progressive parents. Photographs are taken and videos are made. You are announced in the newspaper and/or online, as a new arrival. You are measured and weighed by the hospital staff. You are either a big baby or a small baby or average.
I mention this because clearly your baby photographs or films today have absolutely nothing to do with who you actually are, on the inside. And neither does your image, title, appearance, reputation, identity or role in 2017. Oh, it might seem like it matters, when you see your profile or portrait, shimmering on a computer screen – but actually it’s just the external stuff.
Despite this, Sagittarius, you have to attend to it on no less than four occasions this month. Saturn is in your sign, as you may know and consequently you are meeting situations, people, organisations or circumstances which are rather heavy and dominating.
This has been the case since Saturn changed signs in September 2015. Nobody could blame you for taking a particular point of view, just to cope, or adopting a particular strategy.
People, organisations or situations with a heavy and obvious impact on your image, are in your face in June. You may have to be a realist here and deal with who/what is there – unavoidably – but also decide the extent to which you’re going to be affected. Saturn is the old man of astrology. He is often depicted as Father Time with a scythe.
Sometimes this cycle is just the ageing process and its impact on your identity, face or shape.
You only get Saturn in your sign once every three decades and he makes four substantial patterns in your chart in June. It is probably easier to look the other way, but it doesn’t really help in the end. Given that you only have six more months of this cycle to go, how can you aim to leave things in the best possible place, in terms of how you are seen – and how you appear? Now is the time to find out.
FORMER, CURRENT, POTENTIAL PARTNERS AND YOU
Ever since Ceres changed signs on April 29th there have been questions about power, control and the key man (or woman) in your life. Some new deal between both of you has increasingly become necessary and June is crunch time. The deal will have to be fair and practical. There is no point in knocking some new arrangement together if it’s going to fall over.
The emotions are likely to be quite deep. Ceres is associated with tremendous passion and entitlement. When life changes, it can be hard. There is a sense of loss. Most of all, what comes out of this must be an honest desire on the part of you and he, or you and she, to respect the need for … respect.
Ceres always manifests as someone who wants to be taken more seriously – deeply, profoundly seriously. This may be you or the person in question. Maybe there is a third party.
The myth can sometimes be literal so if it involves a parent, a child and that child’s lover/partner you have just walked into a classic Ceres-Pluto-Proserpina story.
More commonly, the idea of sharing, compromising or making deals between people is symbolic. So, one way or another, you will need to park the emotions by the front door and figure out a forward plan with this man (or woman) so that by the time the cycle ends on July 10th you can heave a sigh of relief and leave things in the best possible place. Then the two of you can just get on with it.
The transits of the Sun and Mercury now, and very recently Mars (May) in your opposite sign suggest a story which has been building for weeks. It should feel a great deal less heated or urgent once Mars changes signs on June 4th and to make matters even easier, just avoid the dates below (with 24 hours either side) for your discussions.
Friday 9th June
Thursday 15th June
Sunday 18th June
Sunday 25th June
The longer-term transit is really about your sexuality and also any children you have, and the core issue there is independence. That will last a lot longer, as a basic question and it may not be until March 2019 when Uranus finally changes signs, once and for all, that you can say you have deal with this central question about freedom. This applies to you, any children in your world, former, current or potential lovers – the lot. If you are curious about this cycle, which has affected you since 2011, you can hit Search on this website.
Capricorn: June 2017
SECRETS, MYSTERIES, YOUR INNER LIFE
You only get your ruler Saturn passing through your Twelfth House every 29 years, Capricorn. He makes his presence felt quite strongly in June, so it is time to find some peace, quiet and privacy and focus solely on your secrets. These may be rather mysterious matters, like meditation, mediumship, astrology or Tarot.
More commonly, the Twelfth House is about classified information or confidential subjects – the kind we worry that we will disclose under the influence of alcohol or anaesthetic. We do associate this house of the chart with the confession box, so there is something a tad Father Brown about this cycle.
The unconscious mind, dreams and hypnosis are also ruled by this house of your chart, so it covers rather a lot. If you can picture it as what/who rests below the radar in the loch, you will have a fair idea of what June is about. Sometimes we live our lives on the surface so much that we do not even know there is something/someone submerged! Yet, June seems very likely to turn a vast searchlight on what or who lies beneath, in your life and within yourself.
Saturn is your ruler and he is associated with defence mechanisms, fear and the thousand and one things we do, to make ourselves feel less vulnerable. Less exposed. As a general trend, Saturn in your Twelfth House can manifest as worry, anxiety or fear – hidden away – or concerning matters which are secret or hidden. It is a very good idea to be practical about this in June. It has a name. It’s a known physical function. Others have had this before you. Others know what to do about it. I am not underestimating the impact of this cycle, especially if you also have Pisces factors in your personal birth chart. Yet – there are ways to deal.
Equally common on this cycle is the rather weighty issue of secrets laid bare, or secrets which must be concealed.
Everyone has this cycle sooner or later. You have it now. It feels weighty because it is your ruling planet Saturn. It is over at Christmas and you are well over the halfway mark. June is useful because it gives you time to take a deep breath and step back from the situation, seeing it as others see it (or might see it) and allowing light to illuminate what has hitherto been dark, hidden or concealed. There is nothing like taking a torch into the garden at night, to see what is there – to send you peacefully back to sleep.
WORKLOAD, DUTY, SERVICE, LIFESTYLE, ROUTINE, BODY
Capricorn, you must now make a deal with those who are involved in your day-to-day life, no matter if you work, study, volunteer or look after children. This is going to be an epic compromise, as clearly there are vested interests. People’s passions, their sense of control or power, are all bound up in matters which affect your daily existence.
I dare say there will be a reshuffle or perhaps an invisible shift in power among the players. It will be like one of those complicated Scottish country dances which I always get wrong. You, however, will get it absolutely right. Why? Because you understand how things work – you are a Capricorn.
If you also have factors in Sagittarius in your personal birth chart (quite common for Capricorn people) then it may be that university life, education, publishing, travel, foreign connections or the worldwide web is a huge part of what you do – and thus wider national or global trends are affecting you. If you are curious about this hit Search and read more about Saturn in Sagittarius, which is affecting you personally.
Whatever your personal birth chart looks like, Capricorn - you also have Jupiter in your zone of achievement and ambition at the moment. So, when it comes down to the nuts and bolts of whatever you must do, to serve – you are divinely protected and assisted. Once the deed is done and everyone has agreed, at the end of June, the issue at hand (there since April) will no longer concern you beyond July 10th.
Capricorn, there may also be a question about your physical condition or physical state. Obviously this affects what you can (or cannot) do with your life. You may need to put aside time and space in June to focus hard on your food, doctor, drugs, drink, healer, fitness and so on. I suspect this issue may have been building up in May, when Mars was in Gemini, and it will certainly become more pressing in June, as the Sun, Mercury and Ceres are also in this sign. Ask every question you can, of the news you hear/read, from the 7th to the 21st as your relationship with your body is clearly at the centre of bigger questions about your role.
Aquarius: June 2017
FRIENDS, GROUPS, COMMUNITY, PEOPLE POWER
Aquarius, you are well-known for ‘feeding’ the group, no matter if it is Twitter, your tennis club, music tribe or your environmental organization. You are apart from all those friends, acquaintances and comrades – yet very much a key part of who they are, and how they are – together. You supply what is required and everyone gets to share. Your symbol is the water-bearer who pours herself/himself into tribal situations where everything revolves around the group - or groups.
This is now a major issue, as the Node (karma) begins to pass through Aquarius. If you have your personal birth chart and know that your Sun is at 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Aquarius then your identity (all bound up with friends, or the group) is now at the heart of questions about past life debts and credits. If you are curious about this please hit Search and read more about the Node in Aquarius.
In all cases, Aquarius, it may be enough to know that you are well over the halfway mark of a tough cycle, challenging you to deal with particular friends or groups which have been putting the barriers up.
People do this when they have fear, worry or anxiety around them. People do it when they feel ‘cursed’ by any situation. This may seem rather heavy, but actually Saturn can be very weighty company and I am sure since he changed signs in September 2015 you have been dealing with this kind of thing, within a group, or involving a friend.
This now becomes a bigger deal in June as Saturn comes to your attention four times. There is a point at which you may need to leave particular networks or people to one side. Facebook, perhaps. More importantly, unions, political parties, teams, clubs, societies, associations and other structures in your life may be too much.
You cannot avoid or evade on a Saturn cycle but at its most extreme, this transit encourages you to face then leave. If you don’t want to, or can’t, then at least you can stay in the game but really examine the rules.
People find all kinds of ways of defending and protecting themselves on this cycle and you have to deal with the way things really are – and the way they are, too. Just knowing that there is profound cowardice at the core might help. Saturnine types can take up a lot of oxygen in the room but actually, this cycle is no more important than any other.
It ends at Christmas; June is one key decision month; December itself is the other. If you were born around February 14 through 18 then it’s about you, you, you – as much as them, them, them! Yet, this too shall pass.
What works really well on a cycle like this is fronting up to who/what is so heavy and complicated. Then you try to see it his/her/their way. Then you deal. It’s rather like dealing with King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table but even Arthur figured out how to play it, once the pudding had arrived.
CHILDREN, YOUTH, LOVERS
Into the Fifth House of your chart, goes Mercury, bringing news about pregnancy, babies, children, young adults, youth (as a whole) and the world of lovers. What you hear, read or discuss from June 7th to 21st is really important, because you have a big compromise to make.
Of course, he/she/they must compromise as well. A classic example would be an adult child leaving home to get married. Another example would be splitting time between your mother and your boyfriend. A third example might be giving your girlfriend time away from you.
Child custody is a not unusual outcome of this cycle. Less dramatically it can be about condoms and the pill; safe sex; fertility; a child’s education; choices about a children’s charity or a youth project.
It really depends on what you have done with your personal life these last few years. In fact, if you are old enough, some of the themes or issues may be repeating from 1999-2000.
In all cases, when it comes to your courtship, your royal bedchamber, your heirs to the throne, pretenders to the throne, and a younger court – you have to accept that the only way a kingdom can be united, is by fair division.
Ceres, the planet at large in your chart, was discovered on the same day, January 1st 1801, that the United Kingdom was created. Look what happened there!
Aquarius, if you really want this to work long-term with him, her or them – you must come up with a scrupulously fair arrangement that everyone can stick to. You’ll need to strike a deal about the pregnancy, the child, the young adult, the youth question – or the sexual side of a relationship.
The feelings will be deep. Ceres brings the most tremendous emotion. It is worth taking time to get to a point of agreement, though, because once you are at July 10th, when Ceres changes signs, this cycle is over. You’ve been dealt cards since May and by July you will have played your hand.
This is not a game. Far from it. But you do need new rules and new agreements to co-operate sincerely with him, her or them. The outcome will have quite an impact on how you see the world of children, youth or lovers – for months – so it has to be something you can all live with, natch.
Pisces: June 2017
SUCCESS, STATUS, ACHIEVEMENT, AMBITION
Pisces, you have been living with complicated Saturn in Sagittarius since September 2015. He moves out in December this year so you are well over the halfway mark of quite a demanding cycle. That is putting it politely, I am sure. You are not really about the real world. Your ruling planet Neptune is striped sea-blue and indigo on the NASA images. Saturn? That planet is brown, grey and pale yellow, with black bits. You are the reality surfer. Saturn is the rather somber reality.
Four times this month you must deal with people, organisations or situations which run on fear. This makes them self-sabotage (very common) or do stupid things. Perhaps you already know this. You have seen it with your staff, boss, colleague, lecturer, classmate, client and so on. You have seen it with the company, the department or the university.
The cycle ends with the brandy on the Christmas pudding and you won’t have it back for decades. Until then you have to ask yourself if the strategy you have been using is still right.
Sometimes Saturn is just an atmosphere or trend. It’s not people, it’s just a vibe. So your industry, profession or subject may be affected by generalized fear. There are a ton of walls, obstacles, barricades and the rest surrounding what you do.
Again, you will feel it more in June and you have some decisions to make. Skip the 9th, 15th, 18th, 25th and the days either side of them. We have oppositions involving Saturn on those dates and there are frankly, much easier times for you to act.
Bear in mind that what makes people or trends tick in your chosen field is cowardice. As in, ‘cowardy, cowardy custard.’ You may spot a bit of paranoia here, a bit of ‘getting in your own way’ there. This is very common on this cycle and we all have this particular astrological rhythm in our chart, at some point. The trick for you, the most famous escape artist in the zodiac, is facing and dealing. Denial is not a river in Egypt and all that. Be very careful about who/what you take on board professionally, or with your unpaid work, at these times. Do you know exactly who and what you are dealing with? Ask around. Do some homework. Read the sub-text as well as the fine print.
You will be promoted, win awards, have business success, graduate proudly or achieve other amazing highs when Jupiter goes through Sagittarius from late 2018 and by 2019 could be rather smug. Part of what you achieve then will stem directly from this period now, June 2017, so the paths you take on this hard road are part of a bigger journey. A fantastic journey.
Lots of Pisces people have Capricorn factors. If you have your personal birth chart you may have them at 18 or 19 Capricorn in your house of career, university and unpaid work. If so, you are going through a massive cycle not seen in 240+ years. Hit Search to find out more about this cycle, Pluto in Capricorn.
HOME, FAMILY, TOWN, COUNTRY, HOUSEHOLD, PROPERTY
Pisces, you are now into the second month of quite an intense cycle affecting your house, apartment, relative, home town, homeland or property investment. What went down in May was fast and furious. Questions about who or what was in control surfaced. Now, in June, you must wrangle this into shape. You will need to either create a compromise or agree to one.
This will be hard work but make it easier by avoiding the Full Moon. History and astrology tell us a Full Moon is always D-Day and you really don’t want to be tackling the tenants, the builder, your mother, the council – or the rest – as the Moon in Sagittarius opposes the Sun in Gemini, near 9th May. Allow a day either side for the world to catch up with itself.
This is an even bigger deal if you have the Sun at 18 Pisces or close by (born March 8th, 9th, 10th) as a T-Square will form in your chart. Give yourself more time and space at the Full Moon. You may also need someone to confide in, or a diary.
Whatever your personal birth chart looks like, June is the month to share the power or control with other people. It may be the council or government, if they are mucking around with your neighbourhood, or your hopes for a first home mortgage.
It is far more likely to be your flatmate or a near relative, like a parent, sibling, child or spouse. Ceres is always about making sure that everyone feels taken seriously. There has to be a lot of shoe-swapping (you put yourself in their shoes, they put themselves in your shoes) and then it works rather better.
A new deal will come out of this, though, with your people or your place. It will be finished by the time Ceres changes signs on July 10th. Use that famous Piscean intuition and get cracking.