Astrology of June 2019 – A Turning Point

June 2019 is a turning point. Not only because – can you believe it? – we are now halfway through 2019.

But because we have a record amount of planetary aspects, which means important events are likely to happen in June.

On June 21st we have the June solstice when the Sun reaches its most northerly declination. Sun changes direction 4 times a year: at equinoxes and at solstices. Needless to say how important that is. Our natal chart, our planet and everything else in our solar system revolve around the Sun.

What makes this Solstice special is Neptune. Within hours of the Solstice, Neptune goes retrograde.

Neptune is, in fact, the “star” of the month. Not only does Neptune goes retrograde, but it also makes two very important aspects – a sextile to Saturn and a square to Jupiter.

Neptune sextile Saturn and Neptune squares Jupiter are some of the most important transits of the year. We had the first Saturn-Neptune sextile and the first Jupiter-Neptune square in January 2019. In June we have the 2nd pair of transits (and through September-November we will have the third and final ones).

Now in June, Neptune, Saturn, and Jupiter are retrograde. So we are at a turning point. You are given the option to change the course of things. Whatever you do now, it will reflect in the “final outcome” of these transits, which will happen in the last part of the year.

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Neptune square Jupiter will make us feel as though anything is possible, while Neptune sextile Saturn will help us to actually do something about our dreams and aspiration.

With Neptune, we want to be one with everything. We no longer want to feel alone and separated.

On a negative side, you can lose touch with reality and retreat in a fantasy world. On the positive side, the world is yours. You can basically achieve anything you put your mind to.  Neptune dissolves any borders – real or imaginary.

If in the past, you believed something to be impossible, in June you can finally see through the fog, and realize that these obstacles are only in your mind.

In June we also have a series of oppositions between the planets in Cancer (Mercury, Mars, and the North Node) and the planets in Capricorn (Saturn, Pluto, and the South Node) so we will be torn between family responsibilities and career, between doing what feels right vs. what the world expects us to do.

Let’s have a look at the most important transits of the month:

June 3rd, 2019 – New Moon In Gemini

On June 3rd, 2019 we have a New Moon at 12° Gemini. This is a very idealistic and optimistic New Moon because it is square Neptune and opposite Jupiter.

If you are the type of person who is hard on themselves or has a scarcity mindset, at this New Moon you can finally let go of these limiting beliefs.

If, on the contrary, you are overly optimistic, you may want to be careful not to become even more overly optimistic and lose touch with reality.  

June 4th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Cancer

On June 4th, 2019 Mercury leaves Gemini and enters Cancer. While Mercury in Gemini is chatty and curious, Mercury in Cancer is private and introverted.

Because Mercury represents our thoughts and communication, in the coming weeks you can have the most interesting conversations with yourself. 

If you’re an extrovert, Mercury transit in Cancer can feel challenging. But the thing is, when we constantly keep our mind busy, we forget how to communicate with the most important person in the world: ourselves.

Mercury in Cancer is that time of the year when you should pay attention to yourself, and to your inner narrative. You may be surprised about what you’ll learn.

June 8th, 2019 – Venus Enters Gemini

On June 8th, 2019 Venus leaves Taurus and enters Gemini. In Gemini, Venus is lighthearted, curious and carefree. Venus in Gemini is the “Heroine with 1000 faces”. The Goddess that’s always up to something. The Goddess that never ceases to amaze us.

Venus shows us what we value. If while in Taurus, Venus valued stability and comfort, when in Gemini, we will value curiosity and intellectual pursuits.

Learning a new skill can suddenly become more appealing to you in June. Traveling, meeting new people, surfing the web, writing or working with your hands can become unusually exciting and productive in the coming weeks.

June 8th-10th, 2019 – Sun Square Neptune And Opposite Jupiter

Sun squares Neptune in Pisces on June 8th, 2019 and later opposes Jupiter in Sagittarius.

Everything starts in our imagination. Soul touching art, the cure for diseases, technological advancements – all firstly germinate in our minds as grand ideas, before they become realities.

With the Sun in aspect to Jupiter and Neptune, you want to be careful what you wish for. Because, yes, great advancements happen thanks to our imagination. But doctrines like communism and totalitarianism also started in someone’s imagination.

In the womb of creation (Neptune), anything is possible. But more than ever, it is important to remember that we are responsible for what we create.

June 12th-16th, 2019 – Mars And Mercury Conjunct North Node, Oppose Saturn And Trine Neptune

Mars conjunct North Node at 17° Cancer and opposes Saturn at 18° Capricorn, and trine Neptune 18° Pisces.

Mars, Mercury and the North Node will give us a sense of purpose and determination we haven’t felt in a while. If your life used to be boring and meaningless, that will change when both the planet of intention (Mercury) and the planet of action (Mars) conjoin the point of purpose (North Node).

It’s not going to be easy (Mercury, Mars and the North Node all oppose Saturn). You will need to show up and face your fears. But if you open your mind to new ways of doing, you will eventually find a workaround (trine Neptune). The future is for those who dare.

June 16th, 2019 – Jupiter Square Neptune

On June 16th, 2019 Jupiter squares Neptune at 18° Pisces. Jupiter is the planet of beliefs, it’s what we believe to be true. If you support a political party, that’s Jupiter. If you choose a vegan lifestyle, that’s Jupiter. If you’re either pro-choice or pro-life, that’s Jupiter.

Neptune is the planet that dissolves everything it touches. So at first, Neptune will dissolve your beliefs so you can find a higher meaning, a higher order, a higher purpose for your life.

Jupiter square Neptune will ultimately challenge those beliefs that are outdated and dogmatic. Jupiter square Neptune will ask you to find better beliefs, ones that better reflect the person who you’ve become.  

This is the 2nd Jupiter-Neptune square (the 1st one was in January, and the 3rd and last one will be in September). This is a turning point. You will reflect on what happened in the last months, and you will make a decision. The outcome of this decision will come in September.

June 17th, 2019 – Full Moon In Sagittarius

On June 17th, 2019 we have a Full Moon at 25° Sagittarius. The Full Moon shares the sign with Jupiter, so we can expect a positive, uplifting Full Moon. The downside of this exuberant Full Moon can be exaggeration and impulsivity.

There are other aspects that accompany this Full Moon, such as Mars and Mercury opposite Pluto. Mars and Mercury opposite Pluto can make us lose our heads and act from our most primal self.

This in combination with a Full Moon can make us become fanatical about our beliefs, especially if we are prone to be impulsive or forceful with our opinions.

If on the contrary, you find it difficult to voice your beliefs and act from your integrity, this Full Moon will help you get in touch with what really matters, with those things that are really important to you, so that you can learn how to survive and thrive in any crisis.

June 18th, 2019 – Mercury Conjunct Mars

On June 18th, 2019, Mercury is conjunct Mars at 21° Cancer. Mercury is the planet of the mind and Mars is the planet of action. When the two planets meet in conjunction, our mind is aligned with our actions.

Because the conjunction takes place in Cancer, a water, intuitive sign, it is a good idea to follow your intuition when you make a decision. Do something only if it ‘feels’ right. However, make sure you DO take action, even if it’s imperfect action. That’s why we have Mars for – to ACT.

Sometimes we get stuck because nothing ‘feels right’. Don’t be fooled by this. If something doesn’t feel right, this doesn’t mean you should abandon your goal. You should simply take another route.

No matter what, take action. June is the month of action. You don’t want to get stay stuck in the old thought patterns, stories, and relationships that drain your energy and leave you unfulfilled.

June 18th, 2019 – Saturn Sextile Neptune

On June 18th, 2019 Saturn (at 18° Capricorn) is sextile Neptune (at 18° Pisces). This is one of the most important transits of 2019 because it engages two slow-moving planets.

Saturn sextile Neptune is a ‘make dreams come true’ aspect. Neptune rules our dreams and highest ideals, and Saturn is the ‘make it happen’ planet.

Neptune and Saturn are very different. Neptune is all about spirituality, the law of attraction, dreams and living in other realms. On the other hand, Saturn is the planet of maturity, responsibility, hard work and discipline.

Neptune without Saturn gets stuck in a fantasy world and accomplishes nothing, while Saturn without Neptune has nothing to aspire to, and gets depressed and cynical. However, when the two join forces, ‘magic’ (Neptune) literally ‘happens’ (Saturn).

The sextile is a supportive aspect but requires a bit of work. A sextile always comes with an opportunity, but it’s your job to identify it, embrace it and take advantage of it.

How many times have you missed great opportunities in your life? You probably don’t know, because when we miss an opportunity we will never know how our lives could have changed as a result.

With Saturn sextile Neptune, you want to pay attention to where these opportunities may lay, and do that extra bit of work to take advantage of them.

June 19th, 2019 – Mercury And Mars Opposite Pluto

Around June 19th, 2019 Mercury and Mars oppose Pluto at 22° Capricorn. This is a highly highly intense aspect, and if you have planets or angles around 22° in cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) you want to prepare for it.

Mars opposite Pluto is intense enough, but when Mercury also joins forces, you pour yourself fully into whatever you’re doing. You feel that nothing can defeat you. And that’s a good thing, normally.

Just be careful not to see villains or enemies everywhere, in your desire to defeat “the dark side” and win. The only villain out there is you.

June 21st, 2019 – Neptune Goes Retrograde

On June 21st, 2019 Neptune stations retrograde at 18° Pisces. When a slow-moving planet like Neptune changes direction, we feel its energy more intensely.

Neptune’s role is to teach us that separation is an illusion and that we are one with everything. When Neptune changes direction, we can feel a deep longing to re-connect with the Source.

How do we do that? By fantasizing, daydreaming, falling in love, or by escaping reality with drugs and alcohol.

You can make the best out of Neptune stationary if you connect with your imagination. Get a pen and paper and write. Or get a pen and paper and draw something. Let your imagination guide you.

Neptune will help you find connections that are otherwise inaccessible to your objective, Mercurial mind.

June 21st, 2019 – Sun Enters Cancer

On June 21st, 2019 Sun enters Cancer. Happy birthday to all Cancers out there! This is the time of the month when we all become more in touch with our emotions.

Sun in Cancer is great for learning about your culture of origin, about your family tree, or about history in general. If you can, spend time with your family. The more we understand where we come from, the better we know ourselves.

June 23rd, 2019 – Venus Opposite Jupiter

On June 23rd, 2019 Venus opposes Jupiter at 17° Sagittarius. This is a very optimistic, flamboyant transit so make sure you take advantage of it and do something that brings you pleasure and enjoyment.

June 24th, 2019 – Venus Square Neptune

On June 24th, 2019 Venus squares Neptune at 18° Pisces. Venus square Neptune can confuse you at first. Venus is about what you want and value.

Neptune can make you doubt that. You may question your relationship. You may question your values, or how you feel about a particular situation. You may find yourself asking “Is this it?”.

Instead of trying to numb down these feelings, listen to what they are really trying to tell you. If you feel confused, this doesn’t necessarily mean that there is something wrong with your relationship. What it really means is that you are now ready to make some adjustments, that will help your relationship grow even further.   

June 26th, 2019 – Mercury Enters Leo

On June 26th, 2019 Mercury enters Leo. No matter your Mercury sign, Mercury in Leo will awaken the dormant artist inside you.

Other people will suddenly find you more inspiring and captivating. With Mercury in Leo, your mind is engaged and focused, and as a result, you are more articulate and have more self-confidence.

BTW – did you know that lack of self-confidence is caused by a lack of engagement with the world? When we are not fully present, we feel like a fraud, and we lose our confidence.

When we are fully engaged with what we’re doing – just like children are when they play – our personality shines through automatically, and effortlessly.

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