Astrology for June 2023
SUN, MOON & PLANETS THIS MONTH
note: all dates and times in this article are based on Universal Time Zone (UT)
YOUR ZODIAC SIGN THIS MONTH
Generally speaking, the strongest influences will come from:
- the current position of your Ruling Planet and the aspects, patterns or connections it creates (see the list of ruling planets at the end of this post)
- your Ruling Planet moving retrograde or direct
- planets passing through your Zodiac Sign
- New and Full Moons affecting your section of the Zodiac
PLANETARY PLACEMENTS & PATTERNS
This article gives the highlights in this month’s astrological cycles. Invite them to guide and empower your manifestation projects and ask for their assistance when you struggle to cope with the harsher aspects of life on Planet Earth.
MOVEMENT OF THE MOON
The Moon passes through your Zodiac Sign 1-2 times per month. Because La Luna affects your moods and emotions you may find that your feelings are more sensitive when she is in your sector of the zodiac. Your instincts are intensified at this time, and you are at your most intuitive and imaginative.
Strong reactions can be triggered by planetary contacts and patterns made by the Moon while in your sign, which can throw you off guard. It is important to protect yourself from unwanted energies and influences and to channel your Moon magic into manifesting benevolent outcomes for yourself and your loved ones. Read more about the Movement of the Moon
MOON VOID OF COURSE phases
When the Moon makes no more astrological connections to any planet before it moves into the next zodiac sign. Traditional astrology believes that anything important which is initiated during these times is unlikely to come to full fruition or reap the results that are hoped for or anticipated.
THIS MONTH’S ASTROLOGY EVENTS
Gemini Season began on 21st May and continues until 21st of this month when the Sun moves into water sign Cancer for the first solstice of 2023. June’s solar blend of air and water elements helps us to stay logical and detached in situations where irrational, subjective emotions are involved. At the same time, any tendency to ignore imaginative input is moderated, enabling us to achieve an intelligent and creative combination of analysis and intuition.
31 May-3 June Moon in Scorpio square Pluto in Aquarius, opposing Jupiter, North Node Mercury & Uranus in Taurus, conjunct South Node in Scorpio, square Mars in Leo, trine Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, trine Venus in Cancer. You may be battling ego-driven energies inherited through your ancestral line. It is definitely not easy to overcome subconscious strains of vanity and pride hidden deep within your DNA, but the effort is well worth while if you are to achieve your Soul’s desire, which is to attain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual enlightenment. 3 June UT 00:49 Moon goes void of course until UT 05:03 when Moon moves into Sagittarius
2 June Venus in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces. You are born with all the natural resources, attributes and gifts you could possibly require to co-create with the Cosmos. You provide a channel through which the guidance and inspiration, dreams and visions that flow to you from Source can be born and manifested as Earthly forms.
2 June Jupiter conjunct North Node in Taurus. Your talents and abilities are the raw materials through which you develop and grow. Your progress along your life path depends on the level of trust you have in your own resourcefulness, the satisfaction you gain from exploring your potential and the joy you derive from doing what comes naturally.
3-5 June Moon in Sagittarius square Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, opposing Sun in Gemini (Full Moon), trine Mars in Leo and Chiron & Eris in Aries, square Ceres in Virgo. The doubt you feel about whether you are good enough to reach the standards you have set for yourself demotivates you and drains the confidence, courage and conviction which enable you to carry on shining through the dark days until you arrive at the point where your goals are achieved. 5 June UT 03:22 Moon goes void of course until UT 07:30 when Moon moves into Capricorn
4 June FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
There could be the sense of an adventure which has come to an end and an awareness that you have grown in knowledge and experience by adding to the abundant supply of impressions already imprinted on your memory. You are ready to embark on the next stage of your life path journey. Make sure your emotions are fully engaged as you come to select your next destination. Your aim is to expand your awareness of the higher senses that light your way. Their wise guidance is transmitted to you via your instincts, intuition and imagination.
4 June Mercury conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Here is a planetary pairing which can be extraordinarily effective, provided that it is used constructively. There should be no beating about the bush when it comes to understanding what really matters to you and where your loyalties lie. Once you have formed a view of the true values on which you wish to build your future, you can get to grips with selecting the resources, materials and methods you need to make it happen.
5-7 June Moon in Capricorn trine North Node, Jupiter, Uranus & Mercury in Taurus, square Chiron & Eris in Aries, trine Ceres in Virgo. This fertile and productive energy must not be marred by painful memories of past defeats. Onwards and upwards should be your mantra, based on a firm belief in your own ability to make the most of all the unexpected and exciting opportunities that await you. Your prime drivers are positivity, patience and persistence. 7 June UT 04:38 Moon goes void of course until UT 08:41 when Moon moves into Aquarius
5 June VENUS MOVES INTO LEO
Lavish attention on your relationship with your Self and engage with the Inner Child who still craves your unconditional approval. This is a partnership which must be prioritised. Because if you cannot love, respect and admire You, how will you be able to allow anyone else to offer the adoration you deserve? It is all about strengthening your self-esteem by appreciating the qualities and gifts that make you so special. “Because I’m worth it” is your mantra for the month! Venus smiles on any attempts you make to showcase the talents and abilities which could attract the attention of people who will come to appreciate your particular brand of resourcefulness, charm and style.
Having moved into Leo, Venus immediately opposes Pluto in Aquarius. This challenging aspect could undermine your ability to continually radiate confidence, even when it seems as though you are being ignored. Your contribution to the human collective is always extremely important in ways which you will eventually become aware of.
7-9 June Moon conjunct Pluto in Aquarius, opposing Venus & Mars in Leo, square North Node, Jupiter, Uranus & Mercury in Taurus, trine Sun in Gemini. The temptation to repress your individuality in order to impress your peer group should be avoided. Do not deviate from your destiny: shine your light, do your own thing, persevere in walking the path your Soul map delineated for you. 9 June UT 04:22 Moon goes void of course until UT 10:13 when Moon moves into Pisces.
8 June Venus in Leo square Nodes in Taurus & Scorpio. It can feel very lonely when you stand in the spotlight of your Life Story, fulfilling the role that your Soul assigned you to play. But you are surrounded by a strongly supportive spiritual cast who love and admire you totally, and without conditions. Their loyalty is all yours. They enhance your image, they bring out the best in you, they are always there and they will never let you down.
9-11 June Moon conjunct Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, trine South Node in Scorpio, square Sun in Gemini, opposing Ceres in Virgo. Key elements within your inspirational vision cannot be dumbed down if your manifestation project is to come to full fruition. Short cuts and easy answers might provide superficial solutions but they will not realise the true purpose of your dream. 11 June UT 13:18 Moon goes void of course until UT 13:20 when Moon moves into Aries.
9-10 June Ceres in Virgo trine Mercury in Taurus opposing Neptune in Pisces. Try not to let the simplicity and clarity of your thoughts be diluted because your mind is distracted by images which are not relevant to the present stage of your project. Concentrate on the here and now, stick to the order of your task list, and everything will work out exactly as you envisaged that it would.
11 June MERCURY MOVES INTO GEMINI
Now is the time for collecting facts, figures, news and intelligence which might come in handy when you have to string a convincing story together. Light-hearted, fun contacts are the order of the day. Fluency in small talk makes your company more amusing and breaks the ice, which then allows you to slip some serious subject matter into the conversation without getting glazed looks in return. As Planet Mercury’s influence gains momentum in one of its own signs, its ability to help you understand and interpret information is increased. But so too is Mercury’s tendency to fabricate gossip and lies. Be very discerning about any data which comes your way. Do not be afraid to question its validity or check the source that is spreading it. Come to your own conclusions on the subject matter, rather than accepting rumours as alternatives to the truth.
As Mercury moves into Gemini it immediately forms a trine aspect with Pluto in Aquarius. This is very helpful for those who might be researching into ground-breaking data which carries the power to transform and regenerate situations that have reached stalemate due to the lack of new ideas. But as Mercury moves on to square Saturn in Pisces diehard resistance to most types of innovative thinking will become obvious. This form of fear presents an obstacle to evolution and humanity’s ability to upgrade the future of generations to come.
11 June Venus in Leo square Jupiter in Taurus. While there is no need to rush or hurry, you still cannot afford to sit back on your laurels and wait for others to make stuff happen. Your talents and abilities should be showcased in any potentially successful undertaking. It is time to take your place in the spotlight so everyone can see your star quality!
11 June PLUTO RETROGRADE MOVES INTO CAPRICORN
This is a time of retribution when you can try to make amends for any instances where you may have misused the strengths and privileges that have been bestowed on you by the Cosmos. They were not given to you for your personal glorification, but as gifts to share with those less capable than yourself. Retrograde Pluto is urging you to stop messing about with your personal power and teaching you how to handle its potent energies. Once you gain a sense of the control that actually was never lost to you, you will feel ready to fulfil your true destiny as an invincible seeker of truth and transformation.
11-13 June Moon conjunct Chiron & Eris in Aries, trine Venus & Mars in Leo, square Pluto in Capricorn. When you recognise your Self as a brave wounded Warrior who has triumphed over traumatic experiences which challenged you to the limit of your endurance, you will finally begin to feel justly honoured and proud to be exactly who you were born to be. 13 June UT 18:25 Moon goes void of course until UT 18:31 when Moon moves into Taurus
13-16 June Moon conjunct North Node, Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, square Venus & Mars in Leo, trine Ceres in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. In the end, the urge to grow and develop is far stronger than the egotistical energies which weave their heavily weighted, narcissistic nets around us. Sooner or later we break free to resume our important work on this amazing, evolutionary project called Life on Planet Earth. 16 June UT 01:34 Moon goes void of course until UT 01:45 when Moon moves into Gemini.
16-18 June Moon conjunct Mercury and Sun in Gemini (New Moon), square Saturn & Neptune in Pisces and Ceres in Virgo. The process of educating yourself can be fraught with disappointment and doubt. But once you accept that understanding and interpreting the diverse details within your subject calls for a lifetime commitment, you will stop labelling yourself as stupid and your anxiety levels should dip. 18 June UT 06:22 Moon goes void of course until UT 10:57 when Moon moves into Cancer.
17 June SATURN MOVES RETROGRADE IN PISCES
If you have been feeling overwhelmed by responsibility – especially if it has been dumped on you by characters who are too weak to cope with their own chaos – then now is the time to reinforce a sense of your own stability. It is not your fault if people refuse to prepare for the rainy days that are bound to crop up from time to time. You are not duty bound to feel sorry for their messy situations. However, if you are able to offer these pitiful souls some form of practical help and compassion, you are guaranteed to earn top ranking brownie points from the Cosmos!
18 June NEW MOON IN GEMINI square Neptune in Pisces
Set your intentions to sow seeds for projects which might involve education, teaching or communicating with people who are curious and eager to learn. Your local community may prove to be a good source of support if you have a message to deliver or something to sell. Try to keep things simple at this stage, otherwise you might start to scatter your energy in ways which leave you feeling drained and confused. If you are already a seasoned multi-tasker this New Moon could confirm your natural ability to adapt and improvise at a moment’s notice. But bear in mind that some tasks require more commitment and careful monitoring than others. Certain items on your list cannot be fully completed if all you give them is a fleeting glance whenever you happen to be passing by.
Because this month’s New Moon forms a mutable T-square with Neptune in Pisces and Ceres in Virgo there could be a tendency to diversify beyond the limits of what is realistic, or even humanly possible. Try to focus on a single dream for the moment, and give yourself the chance to work out how to make it come true. All extra ideas and superfluous schemes can be filed away for when you have some spare time on your hands.
18-20 June Moon in Cancer trine South Node in Scorpio and Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, square Chiron & Eris in Aries, opposing Pluto in Capricorn. Once you create the habit of calling on your ever-present Soul family of invincible ancestors and wise guides standing in spirit at your shoulder, you will never feel weak, wounded or oppressed again. Nothing can harm you, you are completely safe. 20 June UT 21:41 Moon goes void of course until UT 22:03 when Moon moves into Leo.
19-20 June Sun in Gemini squares Neptune in Pisces. Pluto in Capricorn trines Ceres in Virgo. Do not let yourself be beguiled by vague, pink-cloud promises which fade away into nothingness under closer examination. Insist that any information provided is able to survive rigorous questioning and can be judged by its history and reputation to be capable of passing the test of time. Your dogged determination to ensure that important details are not overlooked will harvest rich rewards in the long run.
20-23 June Moon conjunct Venus & Mars in Leo, square North Node, Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, trine Chiron & Eris in Aries. Self-esteem and self-confidence are the weapons of the wise wounded warrior who has survived many turns of fortune as they travel along their life path. Their strength and resilience motivate others to follow in their footsteps. 22 June UT 16:59 Moon goes void of course until UT 10:34 when Moon moves into Virgo.
21 June CERES MOVES BACK INTO LIBRA
Call on caring Ceres for help if you are hoping to make your partnerships, whether personal or professional, more fertile and fulfilling. Under this placement, there is potential for all kinds of collaborative and cooperative projects to take root and flourish. But these seeds of growth need to be nurtured and protected. They will not thrive by being taken for granted, or left to their own devices. Mutual appreciation is the magic ingredient that sustains the type of harmonious relations which reap the richest rewards.
21 June SUN MOVES INTO CANCER (Solstice)
The Sun has reached a potent point in this year’s calendar. It is once again in the element of Water which, in the sign of Cancer, takes on a highly fertile and productive quality. Tap into what could be a very creative time for you, provided you are prepared to give yourself entirely to whatever it is you are trying to accomplish. Your goal must resonate with you on a personal level and your emotional attachment to it should be strong. Otherwise, you will not have the energy or enthusiasm to achieve it. The time you spend doing things that give you a strong sense of fulfilment nourishes you to the core of your being. It strengthens the roots that keep you connected to your own energy field here on your home planet, so that you always feel safe, secure and protected, no matter what is going on in the outside world.
Sun in Cancer square Ceres in Libra could cause a clash as the claims imposed on you by personal and professional partnerships impinge upon the amount of attention you are hoping to devote to your own creative goals. Try not to turn it into an either/or decision as to which option you choose to prioritise. Ideally, you will be able to figure out how to share your energies fairly between the two alternatives.
23 June Moon in Virgo trine North Node, Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, opposing Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, square Mercury in Gemini, trine Pluto in Capricorn. If you stick to a schedule that enables you to work at your own pace while maintaining the standards which satisfy your values and principles, your progress can be sustained through to a remarkably effective outcome. Ignore any other factors, especially if they make you feel confused, inadequate or insecure. 25 June UT 22:22 Moon goes void of course until UT 22:56 when Moon moves into Libra
23 June Sun in Cancer trine South Node in Scorpio. Mars in Leo trine Chiron in Aries. These positive planetary patterns can help to strengthen your confidence, dignity and pride. This heightened self-regard empowers your ability to cure your own painful wounds as well as those inherited from previous generations of your family tree. You will be honoured by your ancestors who send you their heartfelt thanks for your contribution to their healing process!
25-28 June Moon conjunct Ceres in Libra, square Sun in Cancer, opposing Chiron & Eris in Aries, square Pluto in Capricorn. Procrastination is often the result of being confronted with too many creative choices, all of which you feel the urge to fulfil. Rather than forcing yourself to make difficult decisions about which should be the winning option it would be better to prioritise one alternative over the others. Those that remain can be put aside to await your attention in future. 28 June UT 08:17 Moon goes void of course until UT 08:55 when Moon moves into Scorpio
25-26 June Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces. Mars in Leo square Uranus in Taurus. These awkward energies should be treated with care as they could knock you off course, especially if they stem from misleading information that causes you to act against your own best interests. Check everything very carefully before jumping to conclusions which could force you to countermand the order of events that is right for you and which works in your favour. Do not let stubborn pride or an obsessive urge to dominate and control stand in the way of your evolutionary progress.
27 June MERCURY MOVES INTO CANCER
You might be feeling you have had more than enough socialising and are now in need of some privacy. Time spent in your own space will help you to come up with creative ideas that are fed by your personal memories, thoughts and impressions. It is important not to get defensive about things you hear. Words can be hurtful but try not to let them upset you to the point where you take offense and hide away. Analyse the content carefully in case it contains information which could be of use to you. If not, label it as silly and spiteful and let it pass you by. Keep an eye out for any youngsters in your community who may be hiding private concerns they are too shy to talk about.
Shortly after moving into Cancer, Mercury squares Ceres in Libra and trines South Node in Scorpio. The full strength of your ancestral line is yours for the asking, particularly in situations where you seem to be struggling with some sort of decision making process. Helpful guidance from your gene pool is communicated to you via the language of intuition. So keep your antenna alert, awaiting the gut feelings that answer your questions and tell you what you need to know.
28-30 June Moon conjunct South Node in Scorpio, trine Mercury & Sun in Cancer, trine Saturn & Neptune in Pisces, opposing North Node, Jupiter & Uranus in Taurus, square Venus & Mars in Leo. Subliminal senses which cannot be perceived in material terms transmit information from your Wise Self to guide you on your journey along your life path. This co-creative production between you and your Soul Group should be a source of great pride, for you are the Star of the show! 30 June UT 14:18 Moon goes void of course until UT 14:59 when Moon moves into Sagittarius
29 June Saturn in Pisces trine Sun & Mercury in Cancer. Venus in Leo trine Chiron in Aries. These planetary patterns are very helpful if you are trying to come to terms with issues influencing your levels of confidence and self-esteem. Understand that You are well worth the effort it takes to nurture the Inner Child whose happiness and health depend entirely upon your loving care and attention. This lesson is perhaps the most important you can ever learn as its multidimensional message carries a healing quality that resonates from branch to root of your personal family tree, transcending the limits of time and space.
29 June NEPTUNE MOVES RETROGRADE IN PISCES
Even though you cannot deny the harsher aspects of life or avoid interacting with them, you will need to retreat from them on a regular basis. You are not escaping, merely making sure you remain immune from negativity and despair. Get plenty of rest and sleep as much as you can. Whenever possible be by water (especially the sea) because this element replenishes, revives and supports your spiritual nature. It is time to dissolve the barriers which separate your 3D self from the Guidance that flows to you from a higher plane of consciousness, where all the crazy, chaotic confusion of the earth plane is seen from a place where everything makes perfect sense!
Planetary Rulers of Zodiac Signs
Planet Mars rules Aries, Planet Venus rules Taurus & Libra, Planet Mercury rules Gemini & Virgo, The Moon rules Cancer, The Sun rules Leo, Planet Pluto rules Scorpio, Planet Jupiter rules Sagittarius, Planet Saturn rules Capricorn, Planet Uranus rules Aquarius and Planet Neptune is ruler of Pisces. More about ZODIAC SIGNS and their Rulers.
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