June 16 to 23, 2011
Visible Planets: Morning: Venus, Mars and Jupiter Evening: Saturn
The Roller Coaster Ride to Summer Solstice [June 21st]
June is Gemini’s month. The mutable modality of the sign is everywhere. From late May restlessness – the wind, melting snow, muddy creeks and emerging greens – to mid-June madness – packed pools, slow motor homes and fast motorcycles, raging rivers and roaring crowds – the perpetual motion of the zodiac’s first air sign keeps us moving, thinking and doing, round and round, over and over, again and again.
This year, June delivered both a solar and a lunar eclipse to our hearts and heads. We were asked to be flexible and adaptable, detach from outcomes and get comfortable with uncertainty. For many, this is a large and difficult order to fulfill. Earth signs love stability and order. Water signs thrive on emotional security. Fire signs like excitement and air signs think. Obviously, the last two are more inclined to accept – and at times even enjoy – the ups and downs of Gemini than the first two. The roller coaster ride upon which we have been traveling this month is coming to an end. The teeter-totter polarities, scary cliffs and deep canyons of the journey are leveling out. The racy pace slows down and the erratic stops and sudden starts disappear. As we round the last corner and coast into cardinal Cancer, the winds stop. Soft, warm breezes and gentle mornings greet the day. Summer solstice [June 21st] brings us the longest day and shortest night of the year. The season of sweet hot and sultry sizzle has begun. Happy, happy summer solstice! May you walk in beauty and live in joy. God bless…
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) June continues as a month of major awakening and adjustment for the Ram. With five planets changing signs and three eclipses, no wonder! All of this activity takes place in the first quadrant of your solar chart, indicating strong focus on personal self and sustenance. Prioritize spending, budget time and utilize resources. You’ll be happy if you do.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Congratulations! Jupiter’s entrance into Taurus heralds a year of great good fortune, intellectual expansion and spiritual growth. The happiest moments come to those willing to forgive themselves and others, cultivate faith and practice attitudes of gratitude. Create a positive future via right action in the present. Jupiter loves all that is good – be good!
Gemini (May 21-June 21) With Venus and Mars in Gemini, expect plenty of activity when it comes to life’s yin and yang. Traditional male and female roles juxtapose in issues of romance, finance, war and peace. Personal motivation intensifies and others are happy and willing to help you get to where you want to go. These are good times to identify objectives and pursue passions.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Your happy birthday month begins as the Sun enters Cancer and the official season of summer begins. Solstice marks a high point of the solar year. Bask in the rays of emergence and be the best you can be. Take time to relax and recharge. Connect with a higher power, discover the magic of spirit and seek solace in the quiet beauty of nature.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) June is packed with transition and awakening. Embrace the magic of summer as solstice heralds the longest day and shortest night of the year. Look for forest fairies and nature spirits as you walk in beauty and discover the peace of prayer. Friends activate and motivate you now. Surround with people you admire and respect. Laugh and enjoy the joy.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) Mercury in Cancer sparks communication and contact amongst friends. Inspiration comes via group activities and common interest. Be with the ones you love and love the ones you’re with. Explore avenues of higher education and enlightenment, seek truth and practice the art of honesty. A positive mind and a grateful heart solve problems and alleviate pain.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22) Joint investments, matters of estate, financial disputes and litigation in general is favored for settlement as Jupiter has moved in to your solar 8th house of shared monies and legacies. You may find yourself the beneficiary of an inheritance or payment via income of shared assets. Also expect your intimate relationships to improve. Focus on goodness.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Welcome to the season of sizzle and an upcoming year of expansion and improvement regarding significant others. Look for good things to come your way via partners and partnership. Sharing is the name of the game now. Open your heart to others and watch the magic of trust and faith heal old wounds and infuse you with love. Discuss fears and face them.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) The Gemini eclipses provided a lion’s share of fresh insight and understanding regarding others. It’s imperative to understand the power of your part – how you show up and what you do once you get there. Be present for yourself and the ones you love. Self-improvement, responsibility and humility are golden keys. Unlock the magic doors.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Prepare yourself for a zodiac month of attention and activity when it comes to sharing and relating. Others show up and gobble up time and energy, make sure you’re ready, willing and able. Good things come to those who cultivate a loving, grateful heart. Happiness is often a choice and it’s your job right now to enjoy life. After all, it’s a precious gift!
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Mars and Venus, male and female, yin and yang. Who’s who and what’s what? In today’s Aquarian Age we are more conscious of gender bias and bigotry than ever. Live the ethic of equality as you discover self-authentic truth. Follow your heart and pay attention to intuitive thoughts and feelings. Home life is the golden good life now. Count your blessings.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Plenty of action at home and with the family guarantees you won’t be bored. Whether it’s drama and chaos or peace and tranquility, embrace it all and accept what comes. Knowing the difference between what you can change and what you cannot is the key to happiness. And, it’s true; the only thing you can hope to change is you. The universe will do the rest.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.