seeds, and vegetables around us, it’s time to ripen, to grow personally rather than run around. And, like the burgeoning produce, we need to provide nourishing circumstances for one another and revel in sunshine and fresh air as summer begins on Sunday.
Since late April we’ve been under a magical but confusing square between Mercury and Neptune. This week we’ve also dealt with an energizing sun-Mars conjunction that has made for some great verbal sparring, but made it all too easy to spike quickly into anger. Both aspects taper off after this weekend and let us build some momentum.
This weekend we can look west just after sunset to see a beautiful Venus, moon, and Jupiter conjunction in Leo, a bountiful aspect that can confer unusual luck and camaraderie. Individual relationships can flourish or they could suffer from surplus of emotional expectations, unless we open the heart with compassion.
Under this conjunction, summer solstice gatherings and arts festivals will be memorably creative. We might as well enjoy this magic because practical changes will be easier toward the end of the week. On Sunday a bittersweet mood hits as both the sun and moon leave extroverted signs and turn inwards; the sun enters Cancer and the moon enters Virgo, bringing our attention back to our family, back to our memories and soul’s longing.
Next week could bring a wake-up call. Whatever we’ve been avoiding or have misunderstood becomes more transparent.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19: The mood is abrupt but friendly; it’s hard to get out of our own perspective, but later, as the moon approaches a conjunction to Venus, our hearts warm up. Engage wholeheartedly with the community. Creativity and attraction are in abundance, though our tempers can stay twitchy.
SATURDAY, JUNE 20: The day is serendipitous as the Leo moon conjuncts Venus and Jupiter. We’re not thinking too clearly. Though we can be gracious and generous, we may not notice what others need.
SUNDAY, JUNE 21: Our intention and energy will matter more than the details, but we need to pay attention to the nuts and bolts of what we do as the moon squares Saturn this morning. Summer begins, and our mood shifts, growing more internal. The energy is pleasant and warm, if a bit defensive and personal.
MONDAY, JUNE 22: The mood is curious but unrealistic, and an ingenious Jupiter-Uranus trine inspires us to investigate what we can heal, grow, invent, or come to know. Mercury squares Neptune tomorrow, so dream away; there’s no point in pushing the river yet.
TUESDAY, JUNE 23: We can resolve some misunderstanding as Mercury squares Neptune. As the waters recede and the mental fog clears, we may discover some damage that needs repair or have to face a tough reality we’ve been avoiding. But all this can feed our ingenuity. Let’s just avoid blaming and help one another instead.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24: Watch for a passive-aggressive streak. We want to feel both safe and peaceful as the Libra moon squares Mars, just entering self-protective Cancer, and we may go about it sideways. We can turn this instinct to nesting instead of defense. Note people’s prickles, choose diplomacy, and offer a blooming rose instead.
THURSDAY, JUNE 25: Melancholy drifts amongst the verdant beauty this morning as the moon challenges Saturn and Pluto and leaves us tired in the face of some unfairness or worldly challenge. The afternoon brings more support to make creative changes as the moon sextiles Venus and Jupiter. Gratitude can refuel our efforts. www.roanrobbins.com