AstroCurrents for June 2008: Part One - Focus on Curiosity, Communication, and Mental Stimulation

“We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality..”
--Albert Einstein

May 20 Sun enters Gemini at 9:01 am PDT (until June 20th)

The themes that arise and get attention during the Sun’s annual 30-day visit in Gemini are: your natural curiosity, the quality and effectiveness of your communicating, your thoughts and ideas and how you allow them to impact you - for good or bad.

To read more about how this shift to Gemini impacts us all, read Monthly Transit Talk (MTT) explaining Gemini Characteristics.

NOTE: Mercury is retrograde as of 5/26 and will be until 6/19. For more information on its impact and ways to work with and best deal with this influence, be sure and read part two of May 2008 AstroCurrents.

June 3 New Moon at 13°34’ Gemini at 12:22 pm PDT

With Mercury and Venus also in Gemini at the time of this New Moon, an extra emphasis is placed on all forms of communications and verbal and written interactions. The mind is extra active and seeks intellectual stimulus and outlets. New ideas and fresh perspectives are in the air and can offer viable new options. Curiosity, versatility and flexibility are strong now. Use them to your advantage.

The Gemini New Moon is a great time to plant mental seeds as to what it is you want to create in the near future. Use this energy to get clear about these things and then strengthen your resolve by using positive affirmations, statements and visualizations to align your mental focus with your desired intention. As the month goes on you may well notice how things are coming into manifestation and that, in fact, progress is being made.

Pay attention to new ideas and information that comes in now as it may hold key elements to future projects and ventures. It would be good to write things down to refer to later. A word of caution: Do be careful not to be gossipy, flippant or careless with your words. And be sure to listen well as others have things to say, too!

“Remember—you can listen a person’s Soul into existence.”
--Sign over crisis hotline

June 7 Sun, Mercury, Venus conjunction at 17° Gemini

This is a rather rare conjunction that will be felt a few days before and after June 7th. It brings added attention to all conversations, as interactions with others are lively and dynamic. It is a great aspect for social gatherings, as long as you don’t say things off the top that you regret later. Meaning, it is advised to be careful with your words…especially since Mercury is retrograde at this time. By staying alert and open minded, you may hear some things that turn out to be of great import down the road. Understanding others through gaining new perspectives and seeing their point of view is more possible now.

June 13 Pluto re-enters Sagittarius until 11/26

Whenever Pluto changes signs (or forms a major aspect) it creates ripples through our psyche as it pierces deep below the surface into areas we usually just don’t think about too much, or may even try to avoid. This is a good time to revisit your personal “doctrine”, if you will, and then instigate the necessary changes as you recognize the need for them. It is very likely that some of these are things you have been thinking about for the past couple years. And now, and for the next few weeks, you may notice that you are thinking more about those areas of your life, and find that what is needed to create new vitality and enthusiasm is long over-due changes and maybe even an overhaul or two. Sometimes shaking things up is a good thing and taking the appropriate action can actually save us grief down the road.

“Do not believe everything you think.”
--Unknown

This aspect especially pertains to your beliefs and ideologies and essentially any doctrine that you adhere to that influences your decisions and actions. Hence, this is a good time to question what you think or want to be true verses the actual reality of a situation. It is time to look at what is so rather than what you would like to be so…and to look at what how those things do, in fact, govern your thoughts and actions. Then make the necessary adjustments towards what it is you really want and aspire to. How do you want to live the rest of your life…or even the next few years? What needs to be changed in order to make that happen? These are good questions to ask now, while the mind is more open and inquiring and willing to see the truth with greater clarity and sense of purpose.

“Man need only divert his attention from searching for the solution to external questions and pose the one, true inner question of how he should lead his life, and all the external questions will be resolved in the best possible way.
--Leo Tolstoy

Sending you Blessings and Light,

~Elizabeth Jones

Looking ahead to June AstroCurrents, here are some of the celestial events I will be discussing in June AstroCurrent, Part Two.

  • June 18 Venus enters Cancer until 7/12
  • June 18 Full Moon at 27°50’ Sagittarius at 10:31 am PDT
  • June 19 Mercury SD at 12°58’ Gemini until 9/24
  • June 20 Sun enters Cancer at 4:59 pm PDT (Summer Solstice)
  • June 21 Mars opposite Neptune® at 24°04’ Leo/Aquarius
  • June 26 Uranus SR at 22°39’ Pisces until 11/27
  • June 30 Mars trine Pluto® at 29°34’ Leo/Sagittarius

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