Unfortunately, however, our fun doesn’t stop there. The week ahead has formidable tension building with Mars moving into conjunction with Pluto, as well as a volatile array of other aspects. These energies are now in effect and will carry through for the next two weeks.
This week, a stimulating, if potentially volatile, Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square peaks. This forceful grouping of Mars, Uranus and Pluto reignites the lingering energies of mid-April’s Clash-of-the-Titans-Grand-Cardinal-Cross. The week ahead also brings us the Wounded Healer Chiron move to retrograde motion, and last but not least, the Summer Solstice, when the Sun enters nurturing Cancer…
On Tuesday, June 17th, retrograde Mercury swims out of the emotional waters of Cancer and back into the crisp analytical air of Gemini, one of Mercury’s “home” signs. This will likely alleviate some of the weepy or overemotional reactions some have been experiencing while Mercury has been treading the emotional waters of Cancer. His move into Gemini will also make unfinished communications and information more accessible. Just remember to keep double-checking facts that may arrive and remain flexible since Mercury doesn’t return to direct motion until July 1st !
And on June 19th, all of those bits of information we’ve just received can come together quickly when the Sun and Mercury connect in Gemini. We can finally feel like things are beginning to fall into place and some sort of clarity can finally reach home base. However, once again, we will also want to hold off making any big changes or taking action on any of our new Big Bold Bright Ideas until after Mercury turns direct on July 1st!
Another bright spot this week takes place on Wednesday, June 18th, when Venus dances sweetly with Jupiter. Relationships, creativity, sensuality, abundance and financial blossoming are delivered to us in an almost natural benevolence. Look for kindness and generosity in encounters with others, expanded creativity and artistic flair, along with your juicy delight of choice!
And, if we can, we’ll want to wallow in that juicy delight for as long as possible – because on Thursday, June 19th, we re-encounter the jangling energy of the Mars-Uranus-Pluto T-square that originally began on April 4. Using extra caution and sidestepping avoidable conflict can soften this energy. While stability in general may feel elusive, on the positive side, know that major breakthroughs and unbridled leaps forward can also be the result of this extreme energy dance if you’ve done your work and you’re ready for Your Big Changes.
And then on Friday, June 20th, Chiron begins his five-month retrograde till November 23rd. The degrees from 18° to 13° Pisces will be offering the deepest healing opportunities, which may include recognizing or experiencing a wound ready to be released and healed. Those degrees in any of the mutable signs of Gemini, Virgo or Sagittarius will also be strongly affected by Chiron’s healing embrace.
Finally, a new season of life begins on Saturday, June 21st as the Sun enters the succulent sign of Cancer, and when the light, life and celebration of birth arrive with the Summer Solstice. I think we can collectively breathe of sigh of relief and be grateful that Spring 2014, which included both Saturn and Mars being retrograde, achingly difficult eclipses, as well as being overwhelmed by the energy of the life-changing (and challenging!) Grand Cardinal Cross. Fortunately, Summer brings a promise of fulfillment, abundance and joy to our doorsteps. And I think we can all use a good dose of that! So I would say that Saturday could be THE perfect time to give Spring 2014 a loving little grateful pat on it’s behind and open our arms wide to the new Season and Re-birth of the Light…