Full Moon in sidereal Taurus/Scorpio
“Female Mallard Preening” painting by Sharon Guenther
A day to celebrate! Jupiter turns direct on June 9, coinciding with a Full Moon. Watch for an acceleration in terms of current global dramas and for positive forward movement in regards to your life path. Summer Solstice is also happening (June 20 at 10:24 pm MST) as this current SolLunar cycle wraps up, marking the sacred turnaround of our life-giving Sun from it’s northernmost journey. In this time of the longest days in our Northern Hemisphere, give gratitude to chlorophyll and its many life-sustaining gifts by breathing more deeply and eating more green, live foods.
I am highlighting the paintings for my dear friend, Sharon Guenther, for this SolLunar Cycle. You can view and order her captivating artwork and products at Rosehip Design Studio. Read Sharon’s Artist Statement at the end of this post. Thank you, beloved Sharon.
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NOTE: I post twice a month, on the New Moon (which includes the two weeks of New Moon and First Quarter Moon) and on the Full Moon (which includes the two weeks of Full Moon and Last Quarter Moon). As you work with and within the natural flow of time and supportive cosmic energies of each unique SolLunar Cycle, you will find your life flow with more ease and grace. My interpretations and predictions are based on the true sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac!
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Here is a brief synopsis of the Full Moon characteristics that hold true to every Full Moon from my from my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner.
“The Full Moon marks the point of coition in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement, a time of celebration. The day just after the Full Moon is a time for the realization of the theme to emerge, of what the activities of the first half of the lunar cycle, culminating into the enthusiasm of the Full Moon, are really about. Relax and allow this realization to occur. There is no need to force it as it surfaces on its own.”
Fri June 9
Jupiter turns direct!: Jupiter is the planetary ruler of higher wisdom, expansive vision, extraordinary energy, optimism and the faith to keep going despite all odds. Jupiter turned retrograde on February 6, so reflect back on that period and recall what new dreams or drives were launched within you. In these past months, you have been reformulating your life plan to incorporate this new wave of creation. With today’s completion of that retrograde period, events will rapidly accelerate in your favor. Lastly, another dimension to Jupiter turning direct that I have personally witnessed over the years is how it leads to life-completions, as a life spirals out of the body and back to spirit. This leads to what the Native Americans call ‘ a good death’. Something to be aware of today.
Full Moon in sidereal Taurus/Scorpio: This Full Moon occurs in astrological signs that deal with the infrastructures (Taurus) of our lives and our deepest emotional urges (Scorpio). Expect realignment, rededication, release with this determined Full Moon. Here in the Tetons, we are quite literally witnessing this event in roads being swept away or undermined by raging flood waters. As the day progresses, the Scorpio Moon aligns with serious Saturn, bringing limitation in some form, a somber mood, or a decisive clarity of heart.
Saturn retrograde returns to Scorpio: Get ready for all things political to come to a head during these summer months, especially surrounding ongoing scandals that began last fall. Things are rapidly heating up for explosive release during the Great American Total Solar Eclipse of 21 August 2017. I’ll be writing more about this historic transit in the coming months in a longer EarthSky Oracle post, so stay tuned for that.
Sat June 10
Moon in Sagittarius opposite Mars in Gemini trine Venus in Aries: Keeping in mind that the life-shifting energies of the Full Moon are still very much at work in your life, today’s aspect turns up the heat and activism dial. Moon/Mars alignments spark tempers but also pressure us to take action in some form. The softening energy of Venus in this mix makes you a Love Warrior for all you care about, including standing up for yourSelf.
Sun Jun 11
Moon/Juno/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius: This monthly alignment brings you closer to the truth of your core relationships, probing deeper into what’s going on, or sensing a need for an impending release. A perfect day, too, for athletic, energetic events with adventurous partners.
Vesta in Cancer quincunx Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect pits the needs of your family with the pulls of your larger community beyond family, or the other way around. It’s about reorganizing your time so all can be accommodated in the overall mix of your relationships. You can also discover how sometimes your friendships reflect family dynamics you are still healing.
Mon Jun 12
Moon in Capricorn square Pallas Athene/Uranus in Aries: The results-oriented, orderly Capricorn Moon squares off with spontaneous Uranus, inspiring a field for creative breakthroughs and solutions, or feeling tension between the need to be responsible with a desire for more freedom.
Tue June 13
Moon in Capricorn trine Mercury in Taurus: This workhorse aspect leads to a productive day, good communications around problem-solving, or building something new or repairing something that’s older.
Mercury in Taurus square Neptune in Aquarius: Mercury relates to how the mind functions on any given day. With Mercury’s challenging but creative square to spacey and imaginative Neptune, you can feel you are losing a grip on your memory, or sense you are being called elsewhere to day dream. It can be a day of misplacing your belongings, too. Attempt to stay grounded in your feet while your head takes flight in the heavens.
Wed June 14
Moon in Capricorn trine Sun/Ceres in Taurus: Chances are you will be deeply immersed in activities tied to your family tasks, caregiving roles, professional responsibilities. The helpful trine indicates things will go smoothly today.
Thu June 15
Sun in Taurus opposite Saturn retrograde in Scorpio: Today’s aspect might have you revisiting what took shape on the recent transformative Full Moon last Friday. This aspect is decisive, helping you to release the outworn, or more confidently take the leadership of your life by trusting in your own authority. Taking charge of your finances is especially highlighted today with key decisions being made about spending or saving. Being more frugal is the natural tendency when Saturn is at work.
Fri June 16
Sun enters sidereal Gemini: The guiding Light of our Sun enters Gemini for the coming month to cavort and play in the realms of ideas, travel, trickster energy, abundant communication especially in regards to social media. It will be a good time to update all materials related to how you are advertising yourself, your skills. It’s also a time to work on integrating the hidden, shadow aspects of yourself, finding a way to face and laugh at your folly and foibles. No hiding with Gemini, sign of journalists who always get their story out in the open.
Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: This monthly alignment is excellent for sharing creative ideas and calls forth a need to spend time with friends who inspire you to be truly follow your dream and be your more forgiving self.
Last Quarter Moon
“Robin’s Egg Blue” painting by Sharon Guenther
Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza at Lunar Planner:
“This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of what is important to self and what is not. A sense of completion comes forth with a recognition that the past scenario has served its purpose and it is time to leave what is antiquated behind. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.”
Sat June 17
Neptune turned retrograde June 16: In Neptunian style, I spaced out posting this important transit last week! Neptune transits and aspects can literally make us more spacey, ungrounded, our head planted in the stars, taking root in our invisible imagination that longs for something new. With yesterday’s Neptune retrograde, it’s good to take note of any new dreams/creative projects/hopes you have set in motion so you are more conscious of how you are a powerful creator/manifester who will make them come true in these coming months. Neptune will turn direct on November 22, and by then you can be more fully grounded in the life you are creating right now, each day, with each thought and focused intention and prayers. May you claim this power, the gift of your imagination to make new worlds.
Last Quarter Moon: Moon in Pisces square Sun in Gemini: Today’s turning point square create a tension between what you think you should do versus what you feel you should do. It’s a wonderful day to simply explore that edge, that conundrum, assured that eventually a clear choice will emerge.
Sun June 18
Moon in Pisces square Mars in Gemini: Building on yesterday’s contemplations, the influence of Mars today might create the need to take action. Moon is Pisces is hyper-emotional and Mars and Gemini can be hyper-rational. Don’t assume anyone should be like you. Instead, express the essence of who you are and let others do the same.
Moon in Pisces square Juno/Pluto conjunction in Sagittarius: The overly-sensitive Moon in Pisces is confronted by the mince-no-words Juno in Sagittarius, possibly creating challenging conversations today. Take time to work through misunderstandings.
Mon June 19
Sun in Gemini square Chiron in Pisces: This aspect tends to make everyone feel more vulnerable, wounded, victimized, even after many years of being in therapy. Today, another layer of the onion can be peeled away, revealing the beauty and mystery of how one’s deepest wounds create the chance to become a more compassionate human being. Unexplainable magic is also afoot when Chiron is in the planetary mix.
Moon/Uranus/Pallas Athene: This alignment is highly creative and revolutionary in its expression, sparking a sudden need to break free of mental bondage and explore a new approach to an old problem. It is initiatory, courageous, exploratory, pioneering. Taking an emotional risk or an experimental approach to your art forms is supported today.
Tue June 20
Summer Solstice: Summer Solstice occurs on June 20 at 10:24 pm MST, marking the sacred turnaround of our life-giving Sun from it’s northernmost journey. In this time of the longest days in our Northern Hemisphere, give gratitude to chlorophyll and its many life-sustaining gifts by breathing more deeply and eating more green, live foods. People can become extremely energized or extraordinarily exhausted around this time, given their individual makeup and needs.
Moon/Venus conjunction in Aries: This once-monthly jewel will be visible early tomorrow morning, before sunrise, so be sure to seek it out if you are an early riser. All day today, however, we are bathed in this monthly union where what we need and what we want become the same thing, no division, no splits, no separation. As they align in exploratory and enlightened Aries, choose the more adventurous option if given a choice.
Wed June 21
Sun/Mercury conjunction in Gemini: This exact fusion of mental Mercury with the laser Light of our Sun provides unparalleled mental focus today. You can both multi-task and focus with steadiness and mindfulness all day long.
Thu June 22
Moon in Taurus trine Jupiter in Virgo: With Jupiter now in direct motion, confidence and opportunities are coming your way. Today’s grounded, security-seeking Taurus Moon helps create a safe haven or financial security at the level you need it, which is different for each of us. Good news arrives today.
Moon/Ceres conjunction in Taurus: This aspect likes comfort food, the comforts of home-cooking, a slow massage, time in the garden, sauntering with a friend. This is fitting for the last day of our current SolLunar cycle, always a time to do less, be more. Happy New Moon tomorrow!
Artist Statement for Sharon Guenther “I have been drawing and painting since I was a child in Brooklyn, New York. Although I grew up in the city, whenever the opportunity to be outdoors in a park, at a farm or by the sea, I tingled with enjoyment. I began noticing birds and flowers and bugs and animals when I was very young, and perhaps because I was a city kid, surrounded by concrete and tall buildings, those small and intimate glimpses of nature, influenced the way I “see” the natural world. I consider my paintings and drawings as intimate portraits of nature.”
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