This week the energy still swirls and brings up our self-doubts, dreams, unusual sensitivity to beauty, and whiffs of depression, even as events pick up speed. Mercury, patron saint of communication and modernity, turned direct yesterday, but we’re not out of the mental fog yet. Mercury forms a challenging square to confusing Neptune one more time.
Symbolically, this means we can continue to enjoy this summer’s imaginative Neptunian haze, but we’ve got to straighten out delays, problems, or misunderstandings that have recently occurred. We may not even know about some of the glitches yet, but we’ll find out as we go along.
After a softer Friday, we head into a pivotal weekend rife with nervous energy and quirky timing. Pleasantly quick dialogue or potentially sharpedged debate hover over deeper questions about security, work, and life’s purpose as we wait for the tide to turn.
A certain impatient physicality increases as the sun approaches a conjunction to Mars on Sunday and can make us more irritable about delays as well as the quirks of the human psyche. But let’s just chill and deal with it; an accepting attitude with wry patience can help us not to snag on the rough edges.
Early next week we may launch into projects and then get distracted by personal issues or need more introspection than we’d like, but we’ll keep the momentum going.
Friday, June 12: This morning has a slow and sensual quality. Midday is perfect for sitting in a hammock, but it can be frustrating to follow through on new projects; even though we’re working through the mental fog, it’s important to coordinate plans for the next few weeks. Tonight, prioritize camaraderie and good taste. Saturday, June 13: It’s a sweet day for a graduation or other rituals of completion. Keep a steady pace; don’t rush. Evening brings out our sybaritic quality; eat well, flirt, and debate under the stars as Venus challenges Mars. Like a rubber band that snaps back after being overextended, strong emotions are released. Sunday, June 14: Our path may turn because either we are complete and ready to strike out anew or circumstances are shifting around us, and the road curves as the sun conjuncts Mars. The energy is edgy; talk it out, but sort anxiety from reality and invoke humor. Raise long-term questions about work and purpose. The mood becomes more irreverent and excitable tonight. Monday, June 15: And now what? That is the question of the day. Use this softer, funny, short-attention-span day to do some interpersonal healing. Our taste may be questionable; avoid long-term aesthetic decisions. Tuesday, June 16: A new moon starts a cycle of understanding and outreach. Launch ideas this afternoon, but don’t be surprised if they don’t quite coalesce yet. The moon enters Cancer and encourages us to check our gut intuition. Help people feel comfortable and watch the spirit open. Wednesday, June 17: Let’s use imagination, envision a difference, and share the dream as the moon trines Neptune. But don’t let an ephemeral self-consciousness convince us to throw up defenses. Slow down and honor a wave of empathy tonight as the moon opposes Pluto. Thursday, June 18: A cranky or self-protective morning can unsettle us as the moon squares Uranus. We need to fix the little things that leave us discontented. Although it’s a good day to change our diet, people may have digestive problems or not be able to digest what we want to tell them. Speak kindly.