June Horoscope 2012
The Waves of Change
June is packed with major astrological events that will have ramifications in our personal lives and in the culture during the next three years. The first of seven challenging squares between Uranus and Pluto occurs on June 24. These signify profound transformations that could reshape our world as this aspect is repeated seven times between now and March 2015.
These transits are the second stage of the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the mid-1960s that marked the radical social shifts of that period. We're now getting ready to take another step that can reshape the future. While there undoubtedly will be disturbances involved, it's healthier to be an agent of change by taking intelligent risks in pursuit of personal growth and discovery. Letting go of the past is part of the process that could liberate individual hearts and collective institutions. Corporations, governments and other organizations are due for reforms if we are to re-establish a more equitable society and a sustainable environment.
Brainy Mercury enters emotional Cancer on June 7, which filters thoughts through feelings. The upside is more intimate and tender communication, while the downside is a loss of objectivity.
New options to aim for arrive with expansive Jupiter's entry into multi-faceted Gemini on June 11. The planet of opportunity will spend a year in this curious and communicative sign, inspiring a plethora of ideas for learning and pursuing professional goals. It's important, though, to discriminate between useful concepts and interesting yet impractical ideas that can waste time and drain energy. In fact, it's helpful to let go of beliefs and expectations that are unsustainable due to the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in enthusiastic Sagittarius on June 4. If we've reached too far, this shadowing of the Moon is a signal to let go of the past so that new plans and visions for the future can emerge.
A fresh start comes with the Gemini New Moon on June 19. Once again, the issue is to focus on one task or idea at a time instead of allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed with data.
On June 20, the Sun enters Cancer, marking the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter below the equator. This nourishing and protective sign puts family and personal matters in the foreground. Yet the cuddliness and safety we seek may be upset with the Sun's opposition to Pluto and square with Uranus on June 29. These can trigger major changes, including the toppling of leaders. Flexibility is a key to overcoming fear when we encounter the unexpected.
Fantasies flourish with Jupiter's square to dreamy Neptune on June 25. We can fall into our illusions, especially if we're trying to escape reality. However, this can also be an inspiring aspect, one that fills hearts with hope and warms us with faith in our ideals. On the same day serious Saturn turns direct. This termination of its backward (retrograde) period makes the organizing principles of this planet more available. At its best, we can use the discipline and structure of Saturn to give a solid foundation to these newfound dreams. The patience, discipline and commitment it provides might just make the magic happen.