The week of June 15th will definitely have it’s ups downs beginnings and endings. This week contains the stationing and retrograde of Mercury in the sign of Cancer as well as the Summer Solstice and the New Moon Solar Eclipse in the emotional sign of Cancer. It’s going to be a powerhouse of a week so let’s get started.
Monday June 15th the Moon is in the sign of Aries which for a Monday is wonderful energy to get our week going because it is very lively and dynamic. Things will shift some in the evening when the Moon makes a square aspect to Pluto and Jupiter and is currently in the waning lunar phase. All of these transits mean we are being shown were and what we need to release before we get to the Eclipse at the end of this week. It is like weeding your garden so the good stuff has all the room it needs to grow. So, whatever shows up for you/us on Monday and especially Monday evening be sure to act and do not hesitate. The fire energy of the Moon in Aries will insist so we might as well go with it.
Tuesday June 16th the Moon will move into Taurus early in the morning and make a square to Saturn and on Wednesday the 17th makes its monthly conjunction to Uranus. What does this astrological sentence mean to you? Tuesday we may feel the need to be more grounded, something will show us where we are feeling insecure so pay attention, that way you can make some link of change that helps you to feel more grounded. Wednesday the conjunction to Uranus can be both unsettling and innovative at the same time. Tuesday and Wednesday are swirl of different energies.
Now depending on where you live in the world Wednesday June 17th Mercury will go retrograde at 9:59 PM Pacific Time in the United States, if you live on the East Coast of the United States as I do, Mercury will retrograde Thursday June 18th 00:59 AM ET – 4:59 AM UT.
Mercury retrograde is at 14 degrees of Cancer. What do we want to do with this Mercury retrograde in the sign of cancer, what are the lessons? Mercury moved into Cancer on May 28th and our emotions started to run wild, for many reasons. We are already in a heightened state of emotion in this country and once Mercury retrogrades we will have additional time to examine these emotions more deeply over the coming weeks. More hidden emotions will be rise up for us to feel. It is not just Mercury retrograde that is stirring up all these emotions, but he is certainly helping and it is long overdue and needed.
Additionally the zodiacal number were Mercury stops to go retrograde is only one degree away from the Sun in the United States Chart. Plus the USA chart also has Mercury retrograde, plus a number of other connections in today’s times like the Pluto return. But back to Mercury retrograde and the conjunct to the nation’s Sun. This tells me the nation is on emotional overload and it is not hard to see that at all. Once Mercury is retrograde things may seem to calm down a little but not really, for some of us the emotional will be internal, others will continue to speak out emotionally. Our country is in a deep transition now and all the big and little things are important. Mercury will be retrograde till July 12th and it will take till July 26th to get beyond this retrograde period. In addition to what I have already said Mercury in the sign of cancer is interested in communication with family one way or another; you may recognize the lack of communication with family and try to rectify that, you might finally open up and start communicating better with a family member. Maybe you are moving back home. Find the Cancer area of your chart to get additional information about how you might interact with Mercury in Cancer.
We also have Venus still retrograde in Gemini that’s the Zodiac sign Mercury is in charge of so this really does add weight to what is already happening. These two planets retrograde as we’re coming towards the New Moon Eclipse Solar Eclipse in Cancer. It is all powerful stuff in a powerful time.
To recap: The United States is a country founded during the sign of Cancer and we have Mercury retrograde in the national chart as well. We certainly are playing this one out as publicly as we can. Emotions that have been held back for such a long time are coming forward in a big way. We see this in the world around us, but now I want to bring it back to what’s personal for you and me.
As we are building towards the Solar Eclipse honor your emotions do your healing work, do your meditations and release your fears.
The Summer Solstice Saturday June 20th 5:44 PM ET. That moment of shift that happens twice a year. Here in the northern hemisphere the height of the sun is today. The biggest and brightest illumination will shine down upon the northern hemisphere for the world to see.
Southern hemisphere you seem to be doing much better in global conditions then most of us, this is your darkest time of year your winter solstice. Your opportunity to care for and nurture from deep within, here in the northern hemisphere it is a very public view what we’re all going through.
Moving on to the Solar Eclipse Sunday June 20th 11:41 PM Pacific Time Sunday June 21st 2:41 AM Eastern Time. This New Moon Eclipse is at zero degrees of a Cardinal sign. New Moons and zero represents a new beginning, fresh start, new ideas and sometimes new people coming into our lives. The question these days would be how messy is this new beginning going to be? Birth is not always pretty but it comes with a lot of promise and hope and this is what we’re looking at with this New Moon Solar Eclipse at zero degrees of Cancer only six hours after the Sun entered the sign of Cancer.
The most important thing that we can do with this New Moon Solar Eclipse is to take our time, contemplate where you want to initiate new action in your life in regard to home, family, caring for yourself and those you love. We have had many opportunities over the last 18 months because that is where all the eclipses have been in, Cancer or its opposite sign Capricorn, which is currently occupied by Pluto, Jupiter and soon to be Saturn. Powerful placements and we can see how it has played out especially over the last 4 months. What changes are you ready for now? So many things are still up in air these days and not much had landed yet. Use this New Moon Eclipse to begin something new and initiate your fresh start.
Find this placement in your own chart for additional insight and if you need to know where that is email me your birth information and I will tell you what house it’s in so you can research it for yourself or you can order a session and I’ll tell you all about it and more.
We will have another New Moon in Cancer on July 20th so we have double the opportunities to get this right.
See you next week. All my love Dorothy