The week kicks off on a motivated, well meaning start, with the Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron and trine Mars and Venus in bold Leo this morning. There can be courage in the face of vulnerability, as a new strategy forward is integrated. There can be a lot of compassion and willingness to make sacrifices where necessary. There’s a balance being struck here between letting go and releasing, and valuing and preserving what’s worthwhile, stable and workable. Keeping things simple and cutting through the mire down to the core essence of things can be helpful this week. The shift of Pluto back into 29 degrees Capricorn yesterday was palpable, echoing the long journey through the past two decades, since 2009. Pluto will be here for the rest of the year, and on into next year, and won’t hunker down for the full journey through Aquarius until November of 2024. So there is still a lot of clearing away and recalibration to do, which can see a lot of changes going on internally at a deep level, all taking place in the area of your chart ruled by Capricorn. This axis in your chart can be subject to some deep shifts, reconfigurations, and rebirths. 


Early morning hours can see some tension. There can be a passionate, concentrated energy with some emotional intensity with the Moon in late Aries squaring up to Pluto in 29 degrees Capricorn. This can be useful if directed into some sort of pursuit, and can be very driven, even if there is some “internal combustion” to navigate. The Moon enters slow and plodding Taurus at 11:31 AM PST to conjunct Jupiter and sextile Saturn, which emphasizes stable growth, and again, a good balance between letting go and holding on. The lunar square to Pluto in the morning hours can confront intense drives that are as difficult to reconcile as they are to ignore, as there can be conflicting interests that are a challenge to congruency, but overall, there can be a cautious optimism that balances stability with more expansive efforts that break out of ruts or constricting patterns. 


Today looks interesting, with the Moon in Taurus making spicy squares to Venus and Mars in Leo, while conjunct Jupiter and sextile Saturn. Mars will perfect a square to Uranus in Taurus on June 25 and 26, suggesting a break from constrictions and a liberation process driven by authenticity and a quest for vitality and aliveness is underway. For now, certain things are stirring, and patience is required. The Moon’s link to Jupiter, Venus and Mars can see big hopes and feelings arise, where previous things that seemed far fetched, indulgent or impossible seem less crazy or out of bounds than before. As the day wears on, the Moon conjoins Uranus while still square Mars which can see some excitement, impulsiveness, and a proclivity towards taking a risk. Mercury having joined the Sun in Gemini, with a New Moon coming up on Sunday, combined with a slippery aspect between the Sun and eventually Mercury with Neptune, emphasizes the importance of profound flexibility. Much is still uncertain, and with Mars and Venus primed to get closer together over the coming weeks, but never to quite meet due to Venus going retrograde in July, there can be a palpable excitement around entertaining some wild notions or reinvigorating the passions, creativity, pastimes, or even certain relationships. There will certainly be a lot to chew on. People can say or do some out of character things today that can be surprising or unexpected. “This wasn’t in the script.”


Today can see a lot of inspiration brought on by interesting plot twists, new impulses, or deviations from established norms. The Moon in Taurus is conjunct Uranus this morning, going on to sextile Neptune and trine Pluto as the day wears on. This can see a lot of depth and sensitivity. Mercury in Gemini is sextile Venus but square Saturn, while the Sun in Gemini intensifies a square to Neptune. There can be a desire to compromise with others amidst confusing, bemusing, and changeable situations, or express or confront certain feelings, but simultaneously there can also be blockages, shyness, discouragement or inhibitions that make it challenging. There’s something that can be fixating, perplexing, yet hard to define, shake, look away from, or deny, that begs to be approached, explored, demystified, and confronted. The Moon enters curious Gemini at 6:46 PM PST, conjunct Mercury, while building a square to Saturn, which emphasizes overcoming communication blockages and feelings of discouragement. Venus and Mars getting closer together can see big feelings, passion, courage, and boldness, amidst a backdrop of uncertainty, almost like a sense of feeling lost or in weird territory that can be disorienting. With courage, sticky or uncertain situations can be confronted.


The Moon in Gemini conjunct Mercury while sextile Venus and square Saturn can see courage, charm, curiosity and sheer desire overcome impediments to communication and connection. The Sun square Neptune suggests something hidden, sensitive, mysterious, spiritual or highly unusual is at work here. Perhaps a block of ice or a stone wall needs to be overcome. There is the passion and the will to do it. There can be a compelling desire to make contact or communicate, as well as a lot of curiosity and creativity. There can be more courage to take risks and express things or get certain things off your chest under these configurations. Take care to avoid being charmed by snakes or hoodwinked, and make sure you have all of the facts before you sign away on anything important. These warnings aside, things are surely getting interesting. Being flexible and adaptable will be important in the coming weeks and months. Today can see some defining conversations that open up new avenues, and there can be a lot of chemistry, creativity and courage in spite of blockages or inhibitions. The Moon goes on to sextile Mars, suggesting that something is positively motivating, but there can be a lot of submerged and heightened feelings under the surface with a lunar sesquisquare to Pluto. 


Saturn stations retrograde at 7 degrees Pisces at 10:27 AM PST today. This degree of Pisces hosts a great deal of confusion, and often, extremes. It can produce spiritual growth, but there are a lot of ups and downs. It suggests a troubled psyche. With Saturn joining the retrograde gang, and Venus to follow suit in July, relationships (social, business, and of course, personal), values, desires, finances, pleasure, and possessions, can be center stage for various existential dilemmas, reflections, and reevaluations. Saturn in Pisces is about letting go, release, psycho-spiritual reform, and determining the line between fantasy and reality, genius and insanity, spirituality v.s spiritual psychosis. Illusions and personal fantasies will be confronted and the limits of them will be explored and tested here. The area of your chart ruled by Pisces will be subject to a reorientation and reflective process to help assimilate Saturn’s entry into this area, until November 4, 2023. Pisces, represented by a fish, is swimming in two directions at once. It can be easy to lose your sense of direction, focus and concentration during Saturn’s slow down, but equally, it can provide opportunities to make up for lost time and get in touch with the emotions and the inner world.  The New Moon in Gemini is exact at 9:37 PM PST tonight at 26 degrees. This decan is associated with the 10 of swords in the tarot. After attempting to reconcile forces which have been in contention in the second decan, both angels and demons, one of the twins has to die in order to create a more stable unity and inner and outer congruence. This New Moon represents a choice that must be made. This is made all the more complex by the New Moon’s configurations. A strong square to Neptune, semisquare to Venus, and a conjunction to Juno, suggesting the war of polarities, and conflicts of interests, needs, and natures is centered around relationships. People can be privately very preoccupied and distracted. Although confusing, dialog opened up and trains of thought explored now can be healing, therapeutic, and ultimately, enlightening. By November 27, which see’s the corresponding Full Moon in Gemini, things will make a lot more sense. Rabbit holes or pandoras boxes that are opened and explored between now and then will produce illumination that will lead to a more solid and definite resolution of longstanding issues.


Happy Fathers Day to all the rad dads out there. The Moon enters comfort and family oriented Cancer at 3:58 AM PST, to sextile Jupiter, trine Saturn, and semisquare Uranus and Pallas. There can be an inner confidence that comes from being in touch with the emotions, and in some cases, emotions can be surprising. Grounding and nurturing activities are favored. The Sun perfects it’s square to Neptune today at 27 degrees, suggesting a lot of sensitivity and compassion around communications, and the antenna are finely attuned to subtle signals. There’s a lot of emotional generosity in these configurations, and a focus on the inner world of the emotions. Recent insights or information gained through discussions or news recieved can be opening up new worlds of possibility and inspiring new strategies. There can be a lot to reflect upon. There’s a cozy optimism here, even if there are uncertainties or a need to make certain sacrifices to go with the flow. Exploring the inner world can bring surprising insights. Mercury sesquisquare Pluto and sextile Venus can see an intense preoccupation with interpersonal dynamics, desires, relationships, or creative past times which can be cathartic. There is a deep curiosity and a desire to explore certain things more deeply here that can be pleasantly distracting. The Sun/Neptune square can make it hard to concentrate at times, while the Moon trine Saturn is in a meditative trance. 


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