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Happy Father’s Day to all the Dad’s! I hope you are staying cool and enjoying your day.
This week is going to be another busy week in Astrology. Summer officially arrives on Thursday with the Summer Solstice. There are also quite a few aspects that are sure to transform and propel us toward our life’s true purpose.
A lot of folks talk about finding their purpose while most have no clue what this means. Our families and society often think they know what we should do with our lives and direct us to follow in their footsteps (living their un-lived lives) or to follow some path of social acceptance and appropriate status that will in their eyes, lead to our assured success in life. The Universe and our Souls often have other ideas. This is where Astrology can help guide us. It is, however, just one tool of many available to us to use.
Mars is about to turn retrograde in Aquarius for nearly two months. He began slowing down on May 12, 2018, but won’t station retrograde until June 26. This is a bit like Mercury retrograde in that we want to avoid beginning anything new and important in areas ruled by Mars. These areas are leadership, new business, and anything that involves being a warrior or warrior like. Once Mars is direct again on August 27, 2018, we can pursue these sorts of actions.
Mars retrograde is best used examining how you have been letting your hair down, being wildly unique and creative, and to borrow a phrase from the late 60’s. . . letting your freak flag fly. Examine also, ways you have used what you love most to benefit and assist others. Once Mars is direct again it will be time to make any changes in these areas.
Monday we have a T-Square involving the Sun, Saturn, and Chiron. This aspect will last until the end of the month. The Sun is moving into Cancer later in the week so this aspect will be mostly concerned with the family. With Chiron in Aries, a sign of the self, we can expect past wounds and emotional pain to come forward. By working to heal these we will transform and come closer to our true purpose. At the same time, this aspect will stimulate our ability to teach and improve the lives of others.
Monday Neptune will retrograde as well. This will last about five months and as with all retrogrades, it will be a good time to reflect on all things Neptune. This includes our connection to source, creativity, intuition, and our addictions. With Chiron’s assistance, we could uncover the root cause of why we smoke, drink, eat too much, or need whatever we seem not to able to change or live without.
Transformation in large ways. Yes, That seems to me to be the theme of the summer so hang tight!
Tuesday Venus is inconjunct Saturn. This might cause some of us to be more irritable or anxious about expressing our feelings without knowing exactly why. Emotional distancing is how many will choose to deal with this energy.
Mercury will trine Jupiter Tuesday. This energy is about cooperation, positive thoughts, and finding meaning the everyday things. Ideas and communications will be more about the big picture and less about details. This is a good time for short trips, writing, contracts and applications, studying, teaching, and accurate analysis.
Wednesday the Sun’s aspect to Jupiter will create a sense of unease with life as it exists now. We seem to want more and have big ideas on how to get more. But this can lead us to exaggeration, waste, and overestimating. Our emotions might be high but they might not be rooted in reality. Now that you are aware, you might be able to circumvent any ill results.
Thursday is Summer Solstice, marks the end of the first quarter of the Astrological year and the half-way point of the Julian calendar year. In the Northern Hemisphere where most of us live, this is the longest day of the year. There is also a lot of transformative energy associated with this day.
The Sun moves into Cancer on this day and as I have mentioned in several recent posts, a planet is at its strongest when it is moving from one sign to another. This means Cancer energy is very strong this whole week. Our country was begun under the sign of Cancer and there is a great deal of energy around this right now. Without getting on a political soapbox let me just say it looks as though the country’s reputation around the globe will continue to erode. Under different leadership, the astrological energy most likely has a different effect. It is what it is and from the Soul’s perspective, all things are unfolding as they should be to assist us in our transformation and evolution as a species.
Thursday also holds an opposition between Venus and Mars. While Mars energy is a bit diminished due to his retrograde this aspect could cause havoc in the passion department. It could also create some impulsivity in both finances and relationships. There is a possibility that our need for excitement will cause some of us to create problems where there might not be any. Oh, joy!
The weekends with three aspects on Saturday. The first one is between the Sun and Uranus. This holds great social energy. It also holds a great deal of creativity that when used properly, can affect change in positive ways. In order to make the most of this, it will be important to remain malleable.
Saturday will a chatty day with Mercury, the planet of communications in opposition to Pluto. Conversely, some of us will feel the need to be extra quiet today and keep information to ourselves. This aspect can be persuasive in that some of us (probably me) will try to convince others that we know this or that for sure. We will do our best to expose lies but to some, it can seem like exaggeration or like we are making something big out of something that seems not so important. Pluto likes to go deep so expect whatever we talk about to be a bit on the deep side. This is a good time for shadow work, something all of us could benefit from
The last aspect is Sun square Chiron. This is taking us to a place where we want to experience and grow. The downside is that we might lack confidence and be afraid of not fitting in. Chiron can make us doubt ourselves and follow in a direction we should not go. Chiron always has a lesson for us. It is up to our soul to learn it in order for us to transform.