Legend for Astrological Projections
Star Encounters – June 2018!
By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon, ADL
Happy Birthday, Gemini!
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The New Moon in Gemini occurs on June 13, 2018 at 03:43:08 PM EDST. The Lights form a double quincunx (Frustration degree!) with retrograde Pluto in Capricorn and by wide orb form a double square to Neptune in Pisces. Meet the challenge of being able to understand others even if they are very different from you. This is also a lunation that calls us to become more active in what is going on in our community. Attend a town meeting or help a charity! Know there will be rules that you are not comfortable with – but do it anyway!
The Full Moon is in Capricorn conjoining retrograde Saturn as they both oppose the Cancer Sun. This duo also forms a double square to Chiron in Aries, a double trine to Uranus in Taurus and a double quincunx to the Head of the Dragon in Leo! This lunation shows us that we must learn from our past and get to work trying to heal the “system”! Where is the heart in our culture? How can we maintain the strength of what stands strong but be flexible enough to integrate progress and solution? Who will lead us? How can we become more involved? Do what you can!
June Retrograde Stations and Shifts
Mars, the planet of action, blood, war and libido, will station retrograde in Aquarius on June 26, 2018 at 05:05 PM EDST and will remain so until August 27, 2018 at 10:05 AM EDST! Expect mechanical, electronic and even plumbing to be an issue at this time. Do all upgrades and insure that you are protected against the unexpected! Have a plan A, B and C! Mars will actually retrograde back into Capricorn in this cycle so it is imperative to scrutinize contracts before signing! Caution is advised!
Jupiter, the planet of abundance and good fortune stationed retrograde in Scorpio on March 8, 2018 at 11:46 PM EST and remains so until July 10, 2018 at 01:04 PM EDST. During this time there is an acute desire to return to a time when we were passionate about our World. It is a time to review all the resources available to magnify your success at the end of this cycle. Much that has been hidden can be revealed! Amnesty or pardons may be granted now. Investigations into activities or substances that are unlawful or dangerous will be very thorough! Expect a few surprises on the political scene – far and wide!
Saturn, the Great Teacher and planet of manifestation stationed retrograde in Capricorn on April 17, 2018 at 09:47PM EDST and remains so until September 6, 2018 at 10:01PM EDST. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and can during its retrograde cycle have significant influence on the re-evaluation of laws, government policies and leadership. Saturn rules time and as we all know, history will be repeating itself strongly in this cycle. Saturn also rules the bones and teeth of the body. Be sure to put the building blocks of your structure into your physical body.
Neptune, the planet of dreams, illusion, imagination and faith, stations retrograde on June 18, 2018 at 07:27 PM EDST and remains so until November 24, 2018 at 08:09 PM EST! This planet rules all things unseen such as the ability to heal or be healed. It also governs the Muses! It may be the perfect time to honor victories, lost dreams and everything in-between! Much from the past can re-surface even those artifacts bathed in antiquity! Play a bit of “remember when” with those who support you! Tender revelations arise!
Pluto, the planet of power and transformation, stationed retrograde on April 22, 2018 at 11:23AM EDST in Capricorn and remains so until September 30, 2018 at 10:01PM EDST. Pluto is the slowest of the traditional planets and assures us that transformation may be happening even it is not yet in evidence. Government’s initial directive was to serve the people and build strong civilization. Perhaps with Saturn moving through there we will see significant positive changes when the two connect on January 12, 2020! Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and abundance also tours Capricorn that year! Keep the faith!
ARIES MAR 20 - APR 20
On the New Moon, our ruler, Mars, is in Aquarius and is kissing the tail of the Dragon! This is a good time to upgrade your technology either at work or at home. You may even want to modernize certain appliances. DO comparison shop as you do not want to blow your budget! On the Full Moon, Mars is still in Aquarius, lined up with the Dragon but has stationed retrograde! You may feel a bit of buyer’s remorse at this time but look to the benefit of what you are investing in at this time. Mars is in square to retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio so you will want to assure that you have a nest egg in the weeks ahead! It is also quincunx to the Cancer Sun! It is all about checks and balances now! Thank me later!
TAURUS APR 20 - MAY 21
On this New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is at the Anaretic degree in Cancer and in trine to Chiron in Aries! It is easy at this time to balance relaxation and activity! Creative forces are working with you for a marvelous sense of well-being! Enjoy! On the Full Moon, Venus has moved on into Leo and is square to retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio and quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! You may be hungering for greater depth and meaning in your life at this time. You may decide to return to creative activities that have been abandoned in the past. Exercise caution with finances at this time but beware of extremes either way! You need a little reward every now and then! Ponder!
GEMINI MAY 21 - JUN 21
Many Happy Solar Returns to you! This is your month! On the New Moon, your ruler, Mercury is in Cancer and opposing retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. If you have been feeling bored and uninspired you may consider returning to school or taking an interesting and creative class in something you can truly enjoy! Increasing your social contacts and sharing in new growth with others within your community is also a very good idea! On the Full Moon, Mercury is later in Cancer and forming a trine to Chiron in Aries and a square to Uranus in Taurus! Time to get activated and choose to have extracurricular activities that are good for your health and well-being. Be careful, however, do NOT overdo it! Self-expression is enhanced at this time so be sure to share your adventures with others! GO!
CANCER JUN 21 - JUL 22
On the New Moon, The Lights are kissing in Gemini and form a double quincunx to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. You may be feeling somewhat limited within your community and want to expand outward to new and exciting events. You really need to entertain or be entertained in this cycle. Melancholy can creep up on you unless you seek out stimulation. Go for it! This Full Moon is in Capricorn kissing retrograde Saturn and opposing the Sun in your sign. The Moon also forms a quincunx to the Head of the Dragon in Leo as it trine Uranus in Taurus! This is an amazing time to teach others what you have learned. This can be accomplished in a classroom, workplace or participating in social environments. Time to go out and “WOW” them! Have a field day!
LEO JUL 22 - AUG 2
On the New Moon, the Lights are kissing in in Gemini and form a double quincunx to retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. Choose to spend some time with a great friend or lover and decide to go off the beaten path. Cut through your traces and explore! Enjoy as much stimulating conversation as possible and share your ideas abundantly! Thank me later! On the Full Moon, your ruler, the Sun, is in Cancer and opposes the Full Moon in Capricorn as it conjoins retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. The Sun also forms a quincunx to the Tail of the Dragon in Aquarius and is in square to Chiron in Aries! You may choose to retire for a bit in this cycle. Spending some time in your home doing what gives you simple pleasure is advised. This is a wonderful time to recharge. Choose a bit of bliss!
VIRGO AUG 23 - SEP 22
On the New Moon, your ruler, Mercury, is in Cancer and opposing retrograde Saturn in Capricorn. This is a good time to get reorganized in your home, garage or office! You may run across treasures that had forgotten existed! It is also a good time to plan a vacation as it will give you something awesome to look forward to! Be thorough and you will get the right price! On the Full Moon, On the Full Moon, Mercury is later in Cancer and forming a trine to Chiron in Aries and in square to Uranus in Taurus! This is a good time to look into a better health regimen. Be careful not to overdo or make too many rules. Keep it simple, safe and pleasurable! A massage may be an excellent idea! Avoid stress and strain on the neck and shoulders. Stay grounded!
LIBRA SEP 23 - OCT 22
On this New Moon, your ruler, Venus, is at the Anaretic degree in Cancer and in trine to Chiron in Aries! This is a great time to enjoy time with family and friends. Enjoy some time outdoors sharing food, comfort and smiles! Above all, simply be yourself! On the Full Moon, Venus has moved on into Leo and is square to retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio and quincunx to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! This can be a challenging time emotionally for you! You want to love and be loved but you also need a bit of time alone to reflect. You may want to invest in articles of beauty or pleasure but the budget may not comply! Sometimes a soak in a hot tub, or a relaxing stroll can do you a World of good! Go for it!
SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 22
On the New Moon, your ruler of event, Mars, is in Aquarius and is kissing the tail of the Dragon! This can create a bit of confusion on complicated projects. All the tools or supplies you need may not be readily available. Your desire to be proud of your work is powerful in this cycle. You may have to wait if you are doing custom work or starting from scratch. Exercise patience! Your ruler of Process, Pluto, is retrograde in Capricorn and forming a double quincunx to the Lights in Gemini! Manual dexterity can prove to be a challenge as well as working in tight spaces. If frustrated, walk away for a bit and return to projects that require concentration. On the New Moon, Mars is still in Aquarius, lined up with the Dragon but has stationed retrograde! Mars is in square to retrograde Jupiter in your sign! Talk about a double whammy!! You may have read all the books and have instructions – but bits of information and pieces of the puzzle may be missing. Think and think again! You will find a way!
SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 - DEC 20
On the New Moon, your ruler, Jupiter, is retrograde in Scorpio, and forms a beautiful trine to retrograde Neptune in Pisces! This can be an amazing creative and inspirational time for you. You may need to pinch yourself to be sure you are not dreaming! Help, comfort and support can come in at the exact moment it is needed. Be observant! Opportunity is a breath away! On the Full Moon, Jupiter is in a Fixed T-square to Retrograde Mars in Aquarius and Venus in Leo. The trine with Neptune is still in place! You may have difficulty in acquiring resources to make progress as well as having glitches with technology or communication. Persist in finding the solution! Often unexpected delays can lead to greater triumph! Believe!
CAPRICORN DEC 21 - JAN 19
On the New Moon, your ruler, Saturn is retrograde in your sign, opposing Mercury in Cancer, in square to Chiron in Aries and quincunx to the Head of the Dragon in Leo! If you have been in a rut – it is time to liberate yourself! Often it is important to simply just do what you want to do and go where you want to go. It is called self-love! Just do it! This Full Moon is kissing retrograde Saturn in your sign and forming a double quincunx to the Head of the Dragon in Leo and opposing the Cancer Sun! This pair also forms a double trine to Uranus in Taurus! WOW! Be outrageously comfortable with yourself at this time. Do the unexpected and embrace the extraordinary! Do not let the judgement of others allow you to embrace your inner child! Play!
AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 19
On the New Moon, your ruler, Uranus, is new in Taurus! It has not made this passage in 84 years! In this lunation chart it is in sextile to Mercury in Cancer and in square to Venus at the Anaretic degree in Cancer! It is very important to stand your ground with both your allies and your enemies. Some of the decisions you need to make must be simply your own. Be respectful to others but blaze your own trail at this time. On the Full Moon, Uranus is in a Fixed T-square to the Dragon! It also forms a double trine to the Moon conjunct retrograde Saturn in Capricorn! This is a fabulous time to build something bigger and better. Depend on your skill, experience and innovation and watch miracles happen! Gleam!
PISCES FEB 19 - MAR 19
On the New Moon, your ruler, Neptune, is in your sign, and forms a beautiful trine to retrograde Jupiter in Scorpio! Your psychic intuition and inspiration are climbing! Your long-term memory is enhanced and you may want to pen your memoirs or scrapbook at this time. Do spend time with those who know you best! Share the wonder of past adventures! On the Full Moon, this aspect is still in place but Neptune has stationed retrograde and is also in square to Venus in Leo. Avoid bullies and crybabies at all cost at this time! Let others have the limelight and retreat to reflect on the simple joys and victories that have brought you to exactly where you stand right now! Smile inside!