Saturn Stations Direct

Saturn stations direct today – signaling an end to the retrograde period which started in the first week of February.  Saturn’s influence can create calcification of views and belief systems and the transit through Libra can show us where this process has occurred in relationships.

This station provides excellent timing to actualize new ideas about how we relate to others both personally and collectively.  We are living in a time of planetary evolution and the Libran influence offers us the opportunity to move in a more evolved direction – developing more authenticity and good will in relationships and evolving models based on mutual respect and fairness.

New Moon in Gemini

Tuesday’s (6/19) New Moon at 28 Gemini falls at 11:02 am EDT. The Sabian symbol associated with this degree is “The First Mockingbird Of Spring Sings From The Tree Top.” This joyful image is about giving form to endeavors related to self expression – are there things you have wanted to speak out about, advocate for or create? Now would be the time to commit to the process. The symbol for Mars at this New Moon is “A Lion Tamer Rushes Fearlessly Into The Circus Arena”– an image that illustrates the need for courage and daring regardless of track record or expertise.


Venus, Uranus and Pluto

“Whose worldviews shape our own values and belief systems? Whose history and judgments do we live by? These are the critical questions thinking people must ask themselves again and again as they move through life.” Deborah Grenn- Scott

As Venus continues her retrograde journey it bodes well to revisit the assumptions behind the values we hold – values both personal and collective. Much of the paradigm shift which is in process now originates is in the realm of values and what values we choose to live by individually and as a small planet as we move forward.

Narcissus and the Venus Retrograde

Narcissus is the character in mythology who dissolved into his reflection in the water. Symbolically he chose to became his outer image rather than evolve or develop his soul yearnings or his authentic  sense of self. Under the influence of the Venus retrograde it bodes well to revisit and connect with what we experience as true abundance in our lives – not abundance as dictated by outer sources  – be they advertising, familial, social or peer pressures. Connecting with and experiencing the beauty of the trees as we pass by, the clouds, a thoughtfully prepared and presented meal, a beautiful painting or piece of music – is a good way to experience abundance in the present  in order to create a more meaningful connection to it in our everyday lives. This is a good exercise under the Venus retrograde (in influence thru the end of June)


June 2012 Astrology

“In every block of marble I see a statue, see it as plainly as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls which imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to other eyes, as mine already see it.” Michelangelo

Venus continues her retrograde journey most of the month and in the first week transits across the face of the Sun forming an occultation (eclipse). This influence bodes very well for clarifying values and desires – particularly those related to love and abundance. It is a good time to empower relevant imaginings.

June is a very busy month with much activity in the excitable sign of Gemini.  Nourish the nervous system as overstimulation is likely.  Providing time to process and integrate the meaning of events will be time well spent as the pace of life can accelerate under these influences.

The Sun is now in Gemini until the Summer Solstice on the 20th when the Sun enters Cancer.

There is a Lunar eclipse June 4th on the Full Moon at 14 degrees of Sagittarius. Neptune the planet of dreams and visions will station retrograde on the day of the eclipse and Mars will be squaring Venus. It bodes well under this influence to heed inspirations or messages from dreams and intuitions but can make perception on the mundane level a tad blurry. There can be confusion surrounding relationship issues at this time.

On June 5 Venus in Gemini will occult (transit across the face of) the Sun. It bodes very well under this influence- (which is in effect for the first week of June – to empower positive desires related to bringing pleasure and abundance into our lives.  It is a time when you want to watch what you wish for because things can manifest more quickly under this influence.

From the 8th through the 16th Mercury the planet of communication will be squaring Uranus and Pluto. Under this influence communication can be testy, tempers can run high and behavior can be erratic. Best to take extra care when driving, moving around and communicating. Events and Information revealed at this time may foretell the larger significance of the Uranus/Pluto square which is exact at the end of the month.

The New Moon this month is on the 19th at 28 degrees of Gemini.

June 20th is the Summer Solstice.

June 24 the Uranus/Pluto square will be exact for the first time. There may be surprising events at this time which point the way to where transformation needs to occur – personally and globally. This effect has been widely in effect for some time and is known in Astrology as one of the 2012 aspects.

Saturn stations direct on June 25 lending a serious pragmatic tone to the end of the month.

June 29 the Sun in Cancer moves into the Pluto /Uranus square – Watch what information comes under this influence too. It is a good time to assess progress in personal transformation.

Quote from Divine Sparks by Karen Speerstra

The Sun Enters Gemini

The Sun entered Gemini today at 11:16 am EDT and will be shortly followed by a Solar eclipse at 7:47 pm tonight. The eclipse is about the evolution of consciousness and the ways we direct mental energy. It ushers in a time which bodes well for crystal clear thinking and intention setting – and a good time to examine and update unproductive customary thought patterns. The Sabian symbol associated with the eclipse is, “A Glass Bottomed Boat reveals Undersea Wonders,” meaning that we may gain extra clarity now about areas of our lives we bumble into  – as if sleepwalking. Seeing into the water through the glass bottomed boat symbolizes an opportunity to make unseen thoughts, patterns and drives visible from a safe and detached perspective.

Sabian symbol references from Lynda Hill’s 360 degrees of Wisdom

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Venus Stations retrograde

One of the Sabian symbols associated with the Venus station Tuesday May 15 at 23 degrees of Gemini  is ,”Three fledglings in a nest high up in a tree.”  Often there is a lofty feeling about our spiritual or philosophical beliefs and that somehow those belief systems are above or separate from our everyday lives. This retrograde period (through late June) bodes well for reviewing our personal values (what we believe to be true- spiritually or philosophically) and how closely those values are actualized in our everyday lives.  It is a good time to revisit core beliefs and whether they have been overly compromised due to events along the way and to move in a direction of more personal integrity and authenticity.

All times mentioned EDT, Sabian symbol references from 360 Degrees of Wisdom by Lynda Hill.

Sun/Jupiter Conjunction

“Now he walks in quiet solitude – the forest and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake…” John Denver

One of the Sabian symbols associated with Sunday’s Sun/Jupiter conjunction is “A white dove flying fearlessly over troubled waters” – a beautiful image for our times. Under this influence it bodes well to visit places in the natural world where we can appreciate the harmony, abundance and inspiration that nature offers us.  It is also a good time revisit the use of our personal resources and how they correlate to the well being of the planet and move in a wiser direction if necessary.

Sabian Symbol reference from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom

Full Moon Saturday

One of the Sabian symbols associated with Saturday’s Full Moon in Scorpio is, “An old man is attempting with a degree of success unsuspected by him, to reveal the Mysteries to a motley group.”   It is a time when mysteries can be revealed. Mars, Chiron and Neptune are all aspecting  the Lunar Nodes now – creating pressures about life purpose and direction.  A hidden wound – particularly one associated with creativity, or spirituality – may be revealed at this time which can shed considerable light on the path forward.

Sabian symbol reference from Lynda Hill’s 360 Degrees of Wisdom