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The month of June is full of planetary shifts and realignments, beginning with the now world-famous Transit of Venus on June 6 th which coincides with a retrograde Venus and a solar eclipse at the New Moon in Sagittarius a few days earlier. Venus conjoins the Sun during the eclipse, and since it is traveling retrograde its influence is more intensely personal than during other times of the year. The strong Venus influence inspires us to reassess our relationships, and you may be finding yourself confronting aspects of yourself in your relationships with others that need to be realigned and reprocessed so that you can move forward in your own personal evolution.
The square between Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn that began last year when the two planets came within a degree of each other is tightening and is within a degree as June begins. This aspect will culminate on the 24 th and we will continue to see political upheaval and a great deal of push and pull in our own lives as we move inexorably towards a new paradigm of existence. The Uranus/Pluto cycle will continue through 2014 with seven exact hits, so this is a long-range cycle of evolution and transformation. Change is inevitable now, and it cannot be denied. There are no U-turns, but the change that is occurring is necessary for us all to be able to shift into the Aquarian age. Some of us will feel a terrifying loss of control, but if we embrace the shift as a necessary aspect of the transformation of the age that we are in we will find that our world is unfolding and evolving just as it needs to be.
Jupiter changes signs this month, moving into Gemini on the 11 th where it will stay for about a year. This will be a period of an expansive (Jupiter) spread of knowledge and ideas (Gemini) which will be a great aid to help us to mentally process all of the changes that are occurring on an intellectual level and gain greater understanding. We also have the second New Moon in Gemini occurring this month and Ceres moving into Gemini by the end of the month, so the Geminian influence of the intellect and a hunger for experience is powerful now.
There is some danger that all of this Gemini influence can take us so deeply into the mental realm that we split off from feelings and emotions, but this is unlikely to happen in June because Mercury, planet of the mind, will be in emotional Cancer to help us to access our feelings and emotions with greater ease. Overall this is an extremely benefic influence for a period of great change such as the one we are in.
We also have three planets changing direction: Neptune turns retrograde on the 4 th, Chiron turns retrograde on the 12 th and Saturn turns direct on the 25 th. All three planets have slowed down to a crawl as they prepare to change direction, which means that their influence is that much stronger. Stationary Neptune demands that we remember who we really are: spiritual beings having a human experience. Chiron has the effect of exposing our old wounds so that they can be healed, and stationary Saturn demands that we face up to our responsibilities and learn the art of patience.