by Heather Roan Robbins
We can look forward to a talkative, sociable new Moon in Gemini this weekend, when the Sun and Moon conjunct Venus and begin a new cycle of connections and communication. It’s time to multitask and juggle, connect, make new acquaintances, take a short trip, or do anything but stay home and be bored.
The Gemini energy is curious, informative, even gossipy. We can be unusually intuitive and aware of interpersonal dynamics and what’s going on around us, but our antennae can be hyper-attuned, and our thought process so busily keeping the mental hamster wheel spinning, that we can end up feeling drained unless we take the time to rest and reconnect with our source.[ad name=”AdSense Responsive”]
It is a great week to celebrate diversity in all its forms. That Sun/Moon/Venus conjunction in mutable Gemini is part of a grand square, as those three planets together oppose Saturn and square both Neptune and Jupiter as the weekend begins. Just imagine, six luminaries and planets involved in one aspect, pulling us in four different directions.
Yes, this loans us great versatility, but balancing these curiosities and demands can feel like hard work. Other people’s personalities pull us in different directions, our needs can collide. It’s a great weekend for local travel, exploration, multitasking, and learning how to synthesize bits of information. But focus or good night sleep may be hard to find.
With this grand square, Venus is in the crosshairs and Mars now in Scorpio won’t let us forget personal wrongs. Even though we may be pulled in many directions, our basic relationships still need us to put them first and be mature about how we care for one another. No matter how busy we get we need to nurture, not test, our dearest relationships. Even when we don’t feel particularly warmhearted, or if we feel passionately distracted, we still need to do the right thing by one another.
We may be versatile, but still opinionated this week. Jupiter and Saturn are the sociable planets, they describe the tensions our society, our daily politics. As Venus sets off both Jupiter and Saturn it can make us unusually emotional about our political differences, and usually attached to what we think needs to happen next. Gemini medicine can help us just keep talking so we can search for answers rather than entrench in our position.
We can feel more guarded in our heart both warmhearted and self-protective, nurturing new ideas but wary of other people’s motives as the week begins. Early in the week some event strikes the chord of the major issues of our times and reminds us to stay in tune with the ongoing issues bigger picture as well as our personal life as the private Cancer Moon opposes Pluto and squares Uranus.
Later in the week our summer-time extraversion is encouraged by an outgoing Leo Moon. But we may get some tricky lessons around how we communicate, how we listen, and the long-term consequences of what we say. We have the potential to speak to the heart of the matter and heal with fresh honesty as Mercury opposes Mars but sextiles the healing asteroid Chiron. Though we could waste that potential by getting into a bombastic argument. Even as we find a new way to make our point, we need to listen, and listen again.
With this sharp edged Mercury/Mars aspects, we may be called on to make and decision or perform surgery. Mars retrograde in Scorpio sharpens our implements and our rhetoric. If we start getting really hard on others, we will start getting hard on ourselves; let’s check our motivation if we’re feeling harsh, watch a tendency to jettison or walk away when what we really want is safety and inclusion. We need to keep a warm, compassionate light in our heart.
Friday, June 3: It’s a good day to work, but we may have difficulty controlling what happens. Don’t expect things to be smooth and easy. Tackle a challenge and learn from the experience as the Sun and Venus opposed Saturn. Although we may notice obstacles and limitations, or things may be harder than we expected, we can learn and grow from the experience, and gain confidence rather than be so feel insecure in response. We may need to make tough decisions, be the grown up, and grow our personal authority thereby. Do not test relationship, stay connected nurture affection instead; the busier that we are the more stress we are the more we need this. An interesting conversation about options picks up tonight.
Moon trine Pluto 12:11 AM, Sun opposed Saturn 12:37 AM, Moon opposed Mercury 4:07 AM, Moon opposed Mars 5:02 PM, Venus opposed Saturn 6:46 PM, Moon enters Gemini9:01 PM.
Saturday, June 4: The mood is nervy, but the answer is probably yes. An optimistic, high strong, nervy, curious exploratory day with auspicious chances for fresh connections as on the new Moon in Gemini and as the Sun and Venus square Jupiter and conjunct the Moon. trouble can come if a fresh optimism leads to overconfidence, and skip necessary steps toward drop our filter and say too much. Share ideas, network, keep talking, but may but in the process be grounded and in the body be aware of what is going on in the physical realm. New Moon in Gemini at 8:59 PM, conjunct Venus.
Sun square Jupiter for 50 7 AM, Moon square Neptune 4:21 PM, Moon opposed Saturn5:55 PM, Venus square Jupiter 6:48 PM, Moon square Jupiter 8:01 PM, Moon conjunct Venus 8:08 PM, Moon conjunct Sun 8:59 PM.
Sunday, June 5: Start a new conversation on this fresh New Gemini Moon, take a fresh perspective. Forget trying to concentrate, this is an easily-interrupted multitasking day, just don’t get spread too thin, and pay attention to the essentials, don’t get distracted while driving. Nerve energy is running strong, so watch a tendency to worry just because the nerviness needs a place to go. Give the mind something to chew on and give the nosy neighbor something to talk about, so they all stay out of trouble. We drop out of our head into our heart and our hungers tonight as the Moon enters Cancer.
Moon sextile Uranus 10:47 AM, Moon enters Cancer 9:41 PM.
Monday, June 6: The Sun conjuncts Venus and starts a new Venusian and cycle of creativity and caring. So what do we care about? How can we add beauty to our thoughts, our relationships, to our understanding of the world? Venus wants to know. Our feelings may be a little insecure and touchy, a little guarded because they are so soft within. We pick up on each other but can project our imagination (whether joys or concerns) into what we perceive and let our illusions distort our otherwise sensitive perceptions as the Cancer Moon trines Neptune. Let’s be altruistic, let’s be optimistic, but also know that we may not be all that realistic today.
Sun conjunct Venus 3:49 PM, Moon trine Neptune 5:46 PM, Moon sextile Jupiter 9:53 PM.
Tuesday, June 7: This can be a tough morning, or a good morning to get at our tougher ongoing issues as the Moon opposes Pluto and squares Uranus and reminds us of our long-term work, our deepest healing goals; this lets us know where we still hurt. Afternoon brings us more to the present, so it may also bring more superficial but quite manageable problems that are satisfying to deal with as the Moon sextiles Mercury and trines Mars. Gentle reassurance is needed; if somebody’s defenses spark, stand back but send them love from a distance.
Moon opposed Pluto 2:05 AM, Moon square Uranus 1:19 PM, Moon sextile Mercury 1:44 PM, Moon trine Chiron 4:09 PM, Moon trine Mars 6:17 PM.
Wednesday, June 8: A lovely if bombastic Leo Moon trines Saturn and brings us to generally cheerful competence. But there is an ongoing, underlying theme concerning the effect of words. Whether political rhetoric intimate conversation, if the effects of arrogant or insensitive words said in the past now come home to roost, we need to not pour oil on the fire, instead take responsibility and repair the damage with honesty and compassion over the next two days as Mercury sextiles Chiron and opposes Mars. Pay extra attention when working with sharp objects and sharp tempers.
Moon enters Leo at 12:47 AM, Mercury sextiles Chiron 7:55 PM, Moon trine Saturn 11:30 PM.
Thursday, June 9: Meditate this morning, it will help with needed balance and grounding, because cutting words and implements can trip us up as Mercury opposes Mars. Good decisions can be made quickly but impulsive reactions, rushing, mechanical and emotional irritations can be a problem. Afternoon brings more support and camaraderie, though our irritation can pick up again tonight as the Moon squares both Mercury and Mars. Excise what needs to be excised, but do not make unnecessary moves while feeling impulsive. When in doubt, shut the mouth and take a walk.
11 AM, Moon sextile Sun 11:40 AM, Moon sextile Venus 1:14 PM, Moon trine Uranus 7:33 PM, Moon square Mars 11:37 PM.
( all times are MDT)
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