This month is jammed with celestial events – two eclipses, Mercury turns retrograde, Neptune turns retrograde, and Venus, which turned retro in May, finally turns direct again on June 25. Also, on June 30, there’s the second of three exact conjunctions between Jupiter and Pluto. The first was April 4. Buckle up.
About that first Jupiter/Pluto conjunction. On April 4, here are some facts about that day (CNN):
The figures: The novel coronavirus has infected more than 1.1 million people and killed more than 60,000 worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. The US has more than 300,000 cases and more than 8,100 deaths, according to revised figures.
The US: More than 8,300 people have died, with 1,224 deaths reported so far on Saturday, the most deaths reported in one day thus far. Wyoming is the only state yet to report a coronavirus death.
US marks record for most new coronavirus deaths reported in a single day.
Dr. Deborah Birx: ‘This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy.
Today (May 25) in comparison, the U.S. has 1,669,581 cases and more than 99,000 deaths. Each day there are 20,000 plus new deaths. But all 50 states are in some stage of reopening. Just pay attention to events that occur on or around June 30.
And also, during these times of uncertainty, pay attention to any synchronicities that occur in your life. It’s a guidance system.
The last time we had three eclipses back to back – the two this month and a lunar eclipse on July 5 – was 1988, so this is a relatively rare event. As with most eclipses, if you don’t experience anything on or within a couple of days on either side of the eclipse, something may occur a month to the date. So let’s look at June’s eclipses.
The lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5 is a time of completion. Given the Mercury retro that begins on June 17, tie up projects before then. The eclipse gives you the opening you need in that regard. Mars forms a perfect square to the eclipse and that could mean that disagreements may occur and tempers flare. Also, this eclipse is opposed to Venus, so that may complicate your love life and/or your finances.
The solar eclipse on June 21 at 00 degrees Cancer brings new opportunities in terms of home and family and self-reflection. But it may be a mixed bag because Saturn in Aquarius forms a quincunx to the eclipse degree. This may indicate we need to adjust emotionally to the areas that Saturn governs – government, structures, and the new norm, whatever that may be where you live.
The dates for the Mercury retrograde in Cancer: June 17- July 12. The drill for these retros:
Don’t sign contracts
Don’t make travel plans
Don’t start anything new
Revise, review, reconsider
Don’t submit manuscripts
Don’t buy a car or anything electronic
ARIES: The lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5 forms a beneficial angle to your sun sign and falls in your 9th house. This area of your chart governs your worldview, spiritual beliefs, higher education, foreign travel, countries, cultures, and people. You’ll be able to grasp the larger picture in any of these areas. If, for instance, you’re in college or grad school or work in academia and don’t know yet whether your institution will be opening in the fall, this eclipse could bring news about it.
With Mercury retro in Cancer from June 17 to July 12, miscommunication may run rampant at home and in your personal environment. Try to follow the guidelines mentioned above for navigating this period more successfully.
The solar eclipse in Cancer on June 21 falls in the same area of your chart as the retrograde. New opportunities that surface may not get moving quickly enough until after Mercury turns direct. If things are opening up where you live, Saturn in Aquarius in your 11th house advises to still exercise caution.
TAURUS: The lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5 falls in your 8th house of shared resources. If you’re out of work due to the pandemic, then you may hear news on or around the time of this eclipse about your unemployment or small business loan. Since Mars in Pisces forms an angry angle to the eclipse, the news will irritate you. But with Jupiter still forming a beneficial angle to your sun sign, something positive and expansive opens up.
If you have to sign a contract, do it on either side of the Mercury retro in Cancer from June 17 to July 12. This retro occurs in your 3rd house of communication, so be sure you are clear and direct in your spoken or written communication with others.
Four days after the retro starts, we hit the summer solstice and a solar eclipse at 00 degrees Cancer. This one is compatible with your earth-sign sun and occurs in your 3rd house, just like the retro. New opportunities focus on communication and could involve your siblings, neighbors, your neighborhood. Things during this pandemic seem so fluid, but Jupiter has your back until December 21. Think of it as your muse.
GEMINI: There may be some rough spots this month. Mercury, your ruler, turns retro in your sign on June 17 and remains there until July 12. Three long weeks. In addition, Venus is still retrograde in your sign until June 25. You already know what a Merc retro does. A Venus retro in your sign can mess up your finances and your love life and may bring exes back into your life or friends you haven’t heard from in forever.
But the month starts out with the lunar eclipse in Sagittarius, your opposite side, on June 5. This one occurs in your 7th house of partnerships – business or personal. Something is completed or highlighted or you may hear new. If you’re working remotely, for example, your boss may insist that you now come into the office and you don’t want to. Or perhaps during the lockdown you realized what you really want to pursue in life and it’s not what you were doing before the pandemic began.
June 21, the Summer Solstice, features a solar eclipse at 00 degrees Cancer. This is a critical degree of a cardinal sign and to some extent, magnifies the nurturing qualities of Cancer. This sign is all about home, family, emotions, intuition, mom or the nurturing parent. It falls in your 2nd house of finances, income, $, and your personal values. New opportunities surface for supplementing your income and you can work from home. Yes, Venus will be retro for another three days, but after it turns direct, treat yourself to something special.
CANCER: As an intuitive water sign, you probably already have an inkling about how this month’s eclipses will impact you. Let’s start with the lunar eclipse in fire sign Sagittarius on June 5. It occurs in your 6th house – daily health and daily work – so opportunities may surface in one or both of these two areas. Mars forms a perfect square to the eclipse degree, which can trigger irritation and anger. But it’s in fellow water sign Pisces and forms a beneficial angle to your sun sign. What might anger someone else is easier for you to take in stride.
Between June 17 and July 12, Mercury is retro in your sign, and that’s a mighty big ouch! If you notice things in your personal life going haywire, slow down, take deep breaths, count your blessings. Then express yourself more clearly so there’s no room for miscommunication. And follow the guidelines provided above.
Now let’s look at the solar eclipse in your sign on June 21, the Summer Solstice. This is a biggie. It occurs in your 1st house ( who you are, your personality, your persona). It should bring in new opportunities for self-expression. Just be careful not to overextend yourself in terms of energy and invested time and heed the voice of your intuition.
LEO: This month, your subconscious is busy. It sounds like a blender preparing a smoothie.
First, on June 5, you’ve got the lunar eclipse in fellow fire sign Sagittarius. Party time! But if parties haven’t started in your state, city, community, create your own virtual party. You’ll need a distraction and maybe this party will evolve into a broad and serious discussion about the new normal of a post-pandemic world. Thanks to a challenging angle from Mars in Pisces, someone may tick you off. Saturn in Aquarius and your 7th house of partnership will ask you to tone it down, please.
Mercury’s retrograde in Cancer from June 17 to July 12 finds you reviewing certain decisions you’ve made and trying to make sense of them. But as we emerge into a country that is reopening in the midst of a pandemic, most of us are struggling to make sense of it all. Follow the guidelines for navigating a Mercury retro successfully.
The Summer Solstice on June 21 features a solar eclipse in the same house as the Mercury retro – the personal subconscious. It’s a biggie. Pay attention to events that occur before the eclipse arrives. You may have a chance to work behind the scenes in some capacity, you’ll uncover within yourself new techniques for enhancing your life at many levels.
VIRGO: You and Gemini are both ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, and when it’s retro, as it will between June 17 and July 12, you feel it regardless of what sign it’s in. This time, it’s in Cancer, your 11th house – friends, acquaintances, networks and your wishes and dreams. You may feel that a dream you have isn’t unfolding quickly enough. But don’t push to make it happen faster. Let events unfold at their own pace. After July 12, you’ll be glad you did.
June 5. The lunar eclipse in Sagittarius occurs in your 4th house. Something comes to light concerning your personal environment, home, family and whatever it is creates problems with a business or personal partner. Eclipses usually bring news of one kind or another. Uranus in Taurus continues to form a beneficial angle to your sun sign, bringing surprises (good ones) and insights.
On the Summer Solstice, June 21, the solar eclipse in Cancer occurs in your 11th house. New opportunities surface that help you to achieve a dream you have. With Jupiter and Pluto both in fellow earth sign Capricorn, forming as favorable angle to your sun, this eclipse hurl open the door to an opportunity that enables you to achieve something big.
LIBRA: June’s astro events start off with a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5. This falls in your 3rd house of communication, so it’s time to wrap up a presentation, paper, or manuscript you’ve been working on. Since Mars forms a difficult angle to the eclipse degree, it’s possible that someone in your environment – a colleague, your doctor, a sibling or neighbor – says or does something that pushes your buttons. In true Libra fashion, avoid confrontation.
Mercury will be retrograde in Cancer and your 10th house from June 17 to July 12. Since this occurs in the professional area of your chart, miscommunications may occur with your boss or colleagues. Be sure to communicate clearly with everyone in your environment and try to follow the guidelines mentioned earlier.
The Summer Solstice on June 21 features a solar eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer, in the same area as the retrograde. This could trigger new professional opportunities or new ways of working remotely. With Saturn in fellow air sign Aquarius and the creativity area of your chart, forming a beneficial angle to your sun sign, you have the chance to bring a creative project into being.
SCORPIO: Okay, for you – the most intense sign in the zodiac – the times we’re living in now are fodder for your ability to get to the absolute bottom line. And with two eclipses this month and a Mercury retrograde, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to delve even more deeply into what it all means.
The lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5 occurs in your 2nd house, your financial area. It enables you to grasp the larger picture of the world economic situation and your personal financial picture. Mars in Pisces forms a difficult angle to the eclipse degree but trines your sun sign, so you should be spared some of the anger that accompanies this eclipse for other signs. Intuitively, you understand what steps to take.
Between June 17 and July12, Mercury is retro in fellow water sign Cancer and your ninth house. Thanks to the pandemic, you may be reviewing and reconsidering the work you do, the beliefs you hold, as well as your goals for life post-pandemic. Try to follow the guidelines mentioned earlier for navigating this retro period more successfully.
The Summer Solstice on June 21 announces itself with a solar eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer, in the same area of your chart as the Mercury retrograde. Solar eclipses generally usher in new opportunities. For you, these opportunities revolve around family, home and roots, your home and personal environment (Cancer) and your worldview, spiritual beliefs, and foreign cultures, people, countries (9th house). But because of the Mercury retro, don’t commit to anything until after July 12. Saturn at 9 degrees Aquarius forms a quincunx (inconjunct) to the eclipse degree, an indication that you may have to make some sort of emotional adjustment to the events that transpire.
SAGITTARIUS: Here it is, Sadge, a lunar eclipse at 15 degrees of your sign on June 5, the first major astro event of the month. All Sadges will feel the impact of this eclipse, but if you were born midway through the Sagittarius cycle – between December 3 and December 11- you’ll feel the impact most strongly. Wrap up any projects you’re currently involved in because if you wait until later in the month, you’ll revise and reconsider. Mars in Pisces forms a challenging angle to the eclipse degree and suggests someone in your personal environment may say or do something that irritates you. Think before you comment or respond. Avoid conflict.
The Mercury retro in Cancer between June 17 and July 12 falls in your 8th house of shared resources. This house governs things like your partner’s income, mortgages, insurance, banks, loans, credit cards. You may revisit a financial issue you thought was resolved and or perhaps you got a reprieve on a car loan because of the pandemic, and now the bank/company wants the payments you missed in a lump sum. Take a deep breath, Sadge, and don’t freak out. Tackle these things as they arise.
The solar eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer on June 21 occurs in the same area as the Mercury retro. It could bring in new sources of income, particularly if you’ve been casting around for a new work path or career. With Venus retrograde in your 7th house until June 25, you and your business partner may be reconsidering various strategies for your product or company.
CAPRICORN: The lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5 occurs in your 12th house. This area of your chart represents everything behind the scenes, your personal subconscious, institutions like hospitals and prisons. And since lunar eclipses tend to trigger inner events, this one may not be your favorite. A sibling, neighbor or other relative may do or say something that ticks you off and rather than responding, avoid conflict. Walk away. There may be news about a medical test or procedure.
From June 17 to July 12, Mercury moves retrograde through Cancer and your 7th house. This one may lead to miscommunication with a personal or business partner and could involve whether to continue working remotely from home (Cancer) or returning to the office. With both Jupiter and Pluto still in your sign, you have a chance to achieve something big. What’s it going to be, Capricorn? You may not have to wait long to find out.
Four days after the retro starts, the Summer Solstice is ushered in with a solar eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer, in the same area of your chart. Solar eclipses involve outer events and this one may bring a new business partner into your life. Or, if you’re single, it may bring a new romantic partner. Saturn in Aquarius forms an angle to the eclipse degree known as a quincunx and indicates you may have to make an adjustment of some kind to integrate the new opportunity into your life.
AQUARIUS: On or around the lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5, you may hear news about someone in your network of friends and acquaintances. Or a friend or acquaintance may say or do something that just doesn’t sit right with you. You have Mars in Pisces to thank for that. It forms a difficult angle to the eclipse degree that can indicate a flareup of tempers. If possible, avoid conflict.
From June 17 to July 12, Mercury moves retrograde in Cancer, in your 6th house. This area of your chart rules daily work and health. If you’re tested for COVID or for antibodies during this retro, you might consider having the test repeated in July. There could be some miscommunication about your tests. Miscommunication is also possible with work colleagues or your boss. If you’re self-employed, consider reviewing and revising your strategies.
The Solar eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer on June 21 occurs in the same area as the retrograde. It may bring new work opportunities and with Saturn in your sign now, at least one of these will be serious, with a long-term impact. But try not to commit or sign a contract until after July 12, when Mercury is behaving again.
PISCES: With Mars in your sign, you probably are infused with energy and your intuition is running in high gear. Then along comes this lunar eclipse in Sagittarius on June 5. It occurs in your 10th house, the career area of your chart. You’re able to intuit the larger picture of whatever happens on or around this eclipse and that should enable you to avoid conflict.
From June 17 to July 12, Mercury is retrograde in Cancer, in your 5th house. This area of your chart rules creativity, children, romance, love, and anything you do for fun and pleasure. Miscommunications are more apt to happen so be sure to be clear when you talk or write so there’s no doubt what you mean. It’s time to engage that fantastic imagination of yours, so whip out that old manuscript and get to work on it. It’s a perfect time to revise.
The solar eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer on the Summer Solstice falls in the same area of your chart. Opportunities could surface that are creatively intriguing, could involve kids – your own or someone else’s – or romance. If you’re single, you may meet someone special and it will happen unexpectedly.