Posted on May 31, 2020 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another thorny and highly transformative month for you, Aries, so that you might find it useless to resist the changes that are being thrust upon you. The astrological cards are stacked along lines of increasing self-study and dedication to working on behalf of the social setting in which you find yourself, and the awareness that you are after comes in large part from following your intuition and allowing your inner gaze to predominate over outward concerns. This results in a fascinating exploration of all that you hold inside. That vast storehouse of impulse and desire will yield but little of its secrets to you, but with these inner realms every subtle hint is valuable, as you continue to forge ahead with your ongoing spiritual evolution. The Summer Solstice eclipse and New Moon of June 20th is powerful for you, and involves new ways of seeing, especially with regard to familial connections past and present, along with the significant impact of relationship upon the rest of your life.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge-Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The month of June is all about what you say, and the way you say it. Communication planet Mercury entered the water sign of Cancer on May 28th, which is now coloring your mind with a certain dose of nostalgia and emotivity. Mercury will be in Cancer until the beginning of August, and will station retrograde later this month. Mercury in Cancer could influence the way you are currently thinking about your home, your family and what this means to you. Priorities have shifted considerably since the month of March due to the pandemic. You could feel a renewed sense of connection with your roots that wasn’t totally obvious before the lockdown. Mercury in Cancer could also bring sensitive topics from your past that need to be dealt with. You are feeling more compassionate than usual and this will help you navigate delicate dialogues. However, make sure you don’t let your emotions skew your judgment when it comes to making important decisions.
The opportunity for clarification comes early this month when Venus retrograde conjoins the Sun in Gemini on June 3rd. A complicated situation in relation to your finance or with a partner comes to light. You might not be able to solve a problem immediately but a conversation helps sorting out your priorities.
Your ruler Mars is still transiting in the elusive waters of Pisces influencing your energy level. There could be an ON and OFF quality when it comes to your vitality which could be frustrating if you have a lot of work to do. The pace of life has been totally altered, and you might find yourself frustrated by the current restrictions.
The Full Moon taking place on June 5th is the first eclipse on the Sagittarius-Gemini axis since the Nodes of the Moon have changed signs. This penumbral lunar eclipse takes place in the sign of Sagittarius triggering themes around education, travels, and maybe even relocation. Mars is square to the Moon in Sagittarius at the time of the eclipse denoting tension between what you want and what you have to do. Your mind could be set on a trajectory that is not possible at the moment, which could wind up forcing you to rethink logistics. A compromise needs to happen between an ideal career or educational path and a realistic choice. Long Term planning could turn out to be more frustrating than its worth. However, if you focus on your immediate environment and what you have to work with, you will start to see options you hadn’t thought about.
The Last Quarter Moon in Pisces on the late evening of June 12th pushes you to get at the roots of your motivations. Reach out to a close friend or a family member instead of trying to solve your problems on your own. What you really want right now might not get clarified unless you coaxed it out. Talking with a trusted ally will help you see a situation more clearly.
Mercury stations retrograde in Cancer on the late evening of June 17th. For Aries, this retrograde period highlights your home, your inner sanctuary, and your roots, and also brings up questions linked to your past, your family and your origins. The next few weeks represent a period of reflection and integration in connection with your past, and what home means to you. In contrast, you could find yourself getting busier at work, having to contend with logistical issues, or a workload that makes you want to ‘’unplug’’ even more at the end of the day.
The Sun enters the sign of Cancer on June 20th signalling the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. A few hours later a solar eclipse occurs when the Moon enters Cancer and meets with the Sun. This annular solar eclipse is the last one in Cancer from a series that began in July 2018. This solar eclipse is particularly potent as it sits at the zero degree point that marks the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. A cycle comes to a close and a new one begins in connection with the home and family issues mentioned in the above paragraph, referring to where Cancer sits in your chart.
Venus stations direct in Gemini on June 25th and Mars enters Aries two days later on June 27th; a significant change of pace. Your ruling planet Mars, is in Aries for the next six months which is an extremely long time for Mars to be in one sign. Mars will be stationing retrograde in early September but for now, Mars in Aries is good news for you. Things that were left on hold in the last three weeks will gain momentum. You will find you have increased vitality to tackle your workload.
Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn conjoin for a second time at the end of the month. Their first conjunction on April 4th, initiated a new cycle of growth in connection with your career and ambitions. This second conjunction will bring necessary revision and adjustments needed before you can move ahead with your goals. The end of June carries many opportunities for clarifications and is an overall excellent time to align authentically with your ambitions.