weekly astrology forecast | June 20th to 26th, 2022 - talking and thinking big, intense desires, wanting something that makes us feel powerful then ... it's summer!


We will feel the shift toward home/family/roots/tribe as the Sun crosses over the world axis at the Cancer Solstice on Tuesday launching a new season and moving the background buzz from active fire to emotional water. 


Most of the planets have smooth sailing, but the Moon's aspects are trickier/more challenging, and arguably the most important now, with the Sun answering to her, so I will pop back in with some important dailies. 


With two planets changing signs and especially with one crossing an Aries point - we know life is changing. Mercury is walking new degrees - we are moving forward!


MONDAY - Mercury sextile Jupiter, Third Quarter Moon (Pisces)

TUESDAY - Venus trine Pluto, Sun enters Cancer (Summer Solstice)

WEDNESDAY - Venus enters Gemini


On MONDAY, Mercury, at 6 degrees Gemini, sextiles Jupiter in Aries and the Moon at 29 degrees Pisces squares the Gemini Sun


The lunar square is this month's Third Quarter Square, one final challenge before next week's New Moon in Cancer. The Sagittarius Full Moon - we talked about that HERE - was all about waking up/the end of the delusion/lie/escape and coming down to earth. 


Have we woken up? Has the exaggerated belief/hope dissolved and been replaced by something more stable and not quite as flashy.


It's been a week and now the Moon has made her way from Sag to Pisces. The Sun is still in Gemini. Pisces/Gemini. For some this will speak of needing to get things done/errands/communications and it's hard to focus or we are tired/exhausted/escaping. The facts are drifting. Options can dissolve. The truth can feel hard to come by.


This is the Moon at the very end of the very last sign and the Sun ready to move into Cancer and launch a whole new season. 


But first, one final wringing out of that Sag Full Moon energies!

The good news and there may be literal GOOD NEWS - the Sun in Gemini is answering to Mercury, strong in his/her home sign and sextiling - opportunity - Jupiter. Here is a way through the Third Quarter Square if we need one. Mercury/Jupiter is confident words/optimistic conversations. Maybe we are talking about that Sag situation the Full Moon was highlighting - the legal issue, wedding, publishing, foreign issue, travel, higher education, our beliefs, religion.


This is about looking beyond what is right in front of us/thinking about the future/seeing the big picture. 


Don't be afraid to stretch outside comfort zones into something foreign/ask questions/take verbal risks. There is good news/opportunity here somewhere if we just WAKE UP.

Mercury is covering new ground now, his/her retrograde in our rear-view mirror, so this is about new conversations, new information, new news. Maybe with expansive Jupiter involved we find there is MORE TO THE STORY.

On TUESDAY, The Sun moves into Cancer. The sign of home, family, mother, the past, our maternal heritage. Safety/security become more paramount now/front and center as we launch the season that brings us in touch with - who/what we can depend on, what we need to feel secure/at home/stable/our roots. Cancer is cardinal water, rules our emotions. It's the season when things can slow down as we wait for the spring plantings to BLOOM.

As the Sun crosses an Aries point of 0 degrees Cancer, we welcome the Solstice which means standstill. The Summer Solstice is the time when the sun halts his journey over the Tropic of Cancer on his tropical journey north - then after three days, turns in his tracks and begins his journey south. The time of symbolic marriage - called Midsummer (Midwinter down under). 

It's time to get up early and absorb the sunrise - at least one of the next three days if you can - there is much magic at play now. Remember our DNA carries the energy of our ancestors who celebrated the solstice all over the planet for CENTURIES.

This is powerful stuff. Set your intention for the new season of your life. Light a candle and let it burn in the sunlight. Meditate in the Sun. Get into water/the ocean. Clean your house. 


The Solstice chart, active until the Sun reaches 0 degrees Libra in autumn, includes a square to both the Moon/Black Moon Lilith and Jupiter in Aries, so challenges ahead for us collectively, likely with housing, family stability, nationalism, food, security, that childhood wound that created fear - that will require adjustments, Mercury sextiling Jupiter, a very powerful Venus trine to Pluto (we'll talk about next) AND five planets in their home sign, so many people have their ruling planets in their home signs now (and we all benefit from home sign planets through transit) and the Solstice keeps this energy in play/in the background throughout the summer - Aries rising, Taurus rising, Gemini Rising, Virgo rising, Libra rising, Scorpio rising, Aquarius rising and Pisces rising.


This is also the day, and this factors into the next season, too, via the Summer Solstice ingress chart - Venus, at 28 degrees Taurus trines a retrograde Pluto in Capricorn. This is about attracting what we intensely desire/taking something to a deeper level. Wanting something that makes us feel powerful. Wanting to feel something intensely.

Resources/values/money/intimacy. Powerful feminine energy. Controlling women and note controlling can be a verb or adjective here. If we aren't stepping into our power, someone might be stepping on us. Venus is conjunct Algol so proceed carefully. Don't lose your head! This is an earth trine, so a smooth flow of energy, intended for practical purposes - excellent for what makes sense/cents. 

Just keep in mind this is Venus's FINAL aspect in her home sign of Taurus before she moves into Gemini, so this should be something you have been building toward/part of a process - fly-by-night attractions/intensities likely won't last. We get what we want and then don't want it anymore. Taurus rules really important stuff, so, again, be practical. 


But, if we know what we want, this, (and the Solstice gives this aspect added staying power - it's most potent now and provides a background buzz over the summer) is where we just might get it.

On WEDNESDAY, Venus moves on from her home sign of Taurus and enters airy Gemini. 


Gemini Suns and rising signs get more attractive - both easier on the eye and able to attract what they want and need. Our natal and progressed Gemini house themes get more attractive, too. We are most attractive (use our Venus, think magnetic here) through Gemini (our mind, being flexible). It's a good time (through July 17th) to be talking and communicating with lots of different people about lots of different things. Venus in Gemini is about variety. In the mutable air sign (Gemini) the themes Venus rules - love, money, our values, our resources, self-esteem, women, beauty - get more light hearted. There are quickly more options available. There is also more duality - this is the space where our heart is saying one thing and our brain is saying something else.

We could suddenly recognize a mismatch between what we have and what we want. Or what we thought we had (during Venus in resource-rich Taurus) could be up for grabs a bit. 


With Venus in Gemini life becomes more of a flirtation. Communications are more casual, more lively and humorous. It's a good time to set aside any existing constructs about what we like and what we don't like and stay open to new experiences, new people and new situations.

This is also the week Pallas is doing everything Venus did last week, so we are bringing our wisdom/ability to strategize like a war general, into the square with Saturn/sextile with Neptune. We will talk about this in the Moon posts. Just know, if this is hitting our chart, we might see certain patterns from last week repeating, but now we are in a better/smarter position to deal with them.

xo all

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