I do not even need to say that last week was intense emotionally! Neptune formed challenging aspects to both the Sun and Mercury in Gemini. Neptune in its higher form represents dreams, spirituality, and compassion. On the lower form, it represents confusion, deception, debilitating sensitivity, and escapism.
We were all still trying to make sense of last week’s energy, and it is really hard to stay centered. I am having trouble synthesizing my thoughts, and I think a lot of people are right now. This is very dreamy and tired energy.
Add to the equation that Mars, which is the traditional malefic, joined up with the South Node of Destiny at 7 degrees of Aquarius on June 8, 2018. Mars is getting ready to retrograde on June 26th and will be retrograde through August 28, 2018. Mars rules aggression, combat, military, sexuality, anger, and how we take action. The South node is that what we need to release.
Mars rushes events, people, and things. It is a very insistent and impatient planet. This combination of Mars and the South Node brought fated endings and choices, and it was also very quick and urgent. Astrologer to the astrologers — Anne Ortelee — told me that she feels that whenever there is any malefic on the South Node, it is not a good thing. Unfortunately, we are going to be dealing with this energy two more times.
Mars makes us act in haste. Mars is also how we make things happen. Use this summer with Mars retrograde to figure out how you want to handle your anger, your productivity, and your passion. Finish projects that need to be finished. Mars and the South Node meet up two more times. The two meet up for an exact conjunction on July 21, 2018 at 5 degrees of Aquarius. Anyone with planets between 3 and 7 degrees of the fixed signs will feel it the most: Aquarius, Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio. They meet up a third and final time on September 26, 2018 at 4 degrees of Aquarius, and those with planets or angles between 2 and 6 degrees of the fixed signs will feel it; but, we ALL feel it!
Mars and the South Node are working together all summer, and the them is about releasing and letting go of what no longer serves you. It is about ending patterns and habits that make you less effective. It is easy to act in haste with this energy, but try to use it to your advantage. Instead of acting in anger, release friendships or acquaintances that trigger you or finish up work that is frustrating you.
We are building up to a very powerful New Moon in Gemini, which occurs on June 13, 2018 at 3:43 pm at 22 degrees of Gemini. The sign of Gemini is a mutable air sign, which generally has about ten different thoughts and conversations going on at once. Gemini invented multi-tasking, and this New Moon is excellent for communication, writing, networking, and exchanging ideas with others.
Look to see where Gemini falls in your chart, and that is where you are experiencing a new beginning in your life and planting seeds. I love writing intentions on new moons. However, this is one in particular is really good for writing down intentions since Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, which rules ideas. Manifest your thoughts and ideas! If you do not know your chart, look it up on a free astrology site, and there are a few to choose such as Astro.com.
The New moon in Gemini will lend some levity to an intense time, but this is still an emotionally challenging week. To begin with, Neptune is still forming a challenging square to The Sun in Gemini, although it is no longer exact. This can make us question ourselves and others, but give things time. Nothing will make sense immediately. It is also necessary to recharge and get enough rest, as Neptune aspecting the sun can induce fatigue.
Mercury changes signs and enters the Cardinal water sign of Cancer on June 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm EDT. Mercury will transit in Cancer through June 26, 2018. This makes communication much more emotionally charged. It is easier to hurt people’s feelings when Mercury is in Cancer.
Venus also changes signs on June 13, 2018, and it enters the fixed fire sign of regal Leo, where it will reign through July 9, 2018. Venus loves being in Leo and demands to be adored. Venus in Leo is generally very fun and playful; however, right now it is making tough aspects.
Venus forms a challenging square to Uranus on 14, 2018. This can bring sudden flares and breakups. It can also bring sudden hookups, but they may not last since Uranus is unstable energy. Last week Venus formed an opposition to Pluto, the cosmic compost, and this brought endings and breakups. This week, Venus challenges Uranus, and relationships can be very unpredictable and potentially explosive.
This is not a week to confront people and have that talk about where things are headed. Mercury forms a challenging opposition to Saturn, the planet of restrictions and limits, on June 15, 2018. This can invoke harsh criticism, and it can definitely challenge communication. This is another reason to avoid confrontations in partnerships. Try to wait out the energy a bit. Venus is starting to form a difficult T-Square with Uranus and Mars, the god of war. A lot of breakups, endings, and conflict in relationships in the next few weeks. Take it slowly because the energy feels so pressured.
There is still a beautiful Trine between Jupiter and Neptune. This is very manifesting energy, but it can also expand the emotions. Jupiter is in fixed water sign of Scorpio, which is highly intense and healing! Jupiter is making a beautiful aspect to Neptune in Pisces, which is highly intuitive and emotional. This is very creative and imaginative energy, but it is also tough on creative and emotional souls.
Jupiter and Neptune working in tandem can expand emotions. You have to feel in order to manifest. Try to use Wednesday’s new moon to write down and meditate with your thoughts, emotions, and ideas. Mercury forms an enabling sextile to Uranus, which is the planet of brilliance and is also the higher octave of Mercury.
This means that you could come up with highly innovative and brilliant ideas this next few days so focus on that! Focus on learning. Focus on meditation and prayer,as you could really connect deeply with meditation and manifesting with all of this Neptunian energy still so rampant. When Mercury and Saturn oppose one another on Friday, this may not be fun energy. However, it is excellent energy for getting painstaking tasks done.
The New Moon is an extra powerful day to do the Law of Abundance. This new moon is especially intuitive since it both the Sun and Moon Square Neptune so take this opportunity to write down your dreams literally! Take a blank check and date it for June 11, 2018. Print out your name where it says, “Pay to the order of,” and then leave the small numeric box blank. Print on the next line, “PAID IN FULL.” At the bottom where you normally sign your name, print “THE LAW OF ABUNDANCE. ” I wish you much luck and happiness.