Perspectives from the Sky: Astrological Forecast June 2017
by Leo Knighton Tallarico
June is the transition month from spring to summer in the Northern Hemisphere. It is when it begins to truly heat up.
And in the world, and in each one of us, issues that have been initiated earlier this year will begin to heat up.
June and the Trump Presidency
His foreign “policies” have stoked potential conflict concerning North Korea, Iran, China, Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen. Perhaps in the whole world.
The stock market is “living in a dream world” with its continually rising numbers. It will not be long before it suffers a serious downturn. Our economy is more fragile at its core than it appears on the surface.
All these issues and more will heat up in June, then burn hotter as we get closer to August, a month that will include two strong eclipses.
The second one especially will shake things up appreciably. It is on August 21st, and is a Total Solar Eclipse New Moon. This eclipse will travel exclusively across the USA from Oregon down through South Carolina. A Total Eclipse traveling across the USA has not happened since 1918, which was during the Russian Revolution and was the last year of World War I.
This year is a major turning point for the world and USA. While the old world and its values get a last gasp of dominance, new values more aligned with the Age of Aquarius get stronger and stronger.
We the People
Potentially the saving grace of this time period is the voice of “we the people.” We need to make our voices heard. The Aquarian Age invention of the internet will serve us well with the relative freedom it provides – beyond military, corporate, and governmental controls.
We must fight all attempts to further control these airwaves, as our radio and TV airwaves have gotten more and more controlled over the years.
Spiritual growth will also continue as it moves beyond controls by religion, and allows individuals direct access to the “god force,” to the inner world of connective unity.
But this year is a crucial transition year, when the temptations to let fear control us will get stronger because of darker world events, and because of increasing government control by an incompetent and narcissistic president and his administration.
We each must reach deeper and higher to move beyond old stories and programming that keep our minds and hearts locked in the past.
There is great hope for the future and that hope resides in us, not any saviors, superheroes, or superpower states.
Gemini New Moon
This Gemini New Moon cycle is meant to open our minds to new ideas and better ways to communicate with one another. Learning opportunities can be accessed, and the biggest challenge will be to not let too much information or worry overwhelm us.
Donald Trump is a Sun in Gemini. All signs have a positive expression and a negative expression. His Gemini traits that bring up negative expression include a changeable mind, which when positive brings an open mind. When negative it reflects having no core values or opinions. And in the hands of a narcissist it can manifest as ideas and opinions that bring the gains the person selfishly desires. True facts take a back seat to the facts the person wants. And quite often the person fools himself and does not know they are doing so.
Gemini (the twins) also tend to have two very different sides to them. In a healthy Gemini the differences are not so black and white and show them a contrast between differing ways of perceiving, thus adding to their intelligence. But in an unhealthy Gemini, their two sides have little connection with one another and they are like a split personality.
On June 6th, Venus moves from Aries, where it has been for an extended time because of Mercury Retrograde, to Taurus, where it will stay for a month.
The planet of Woman and the Feminine expression moves from empowered warrior Aries, to solid and secure embodied Taurus.
June 9th brings a turning point in our lives as there is a Full Moon in Sagittarius, and Jupiter (the guiding planet of Sagittarius) goes direct.
A few days surrounding these planetary events will bring more amped up energies, with potential for greater expansiveness, inspiration, bigger picture viewpoints, striving to find answers and meaning, and opened portals to more communication. Conversation will be livelier, too.
June 15/16 shows up with some stop signs and caution with the Sun opposing Saturn. Also, Neptune is changing directions at this time, so we can better surrender in meditation, and enjoy music and other-worldly realms. More magic is possible, but there is also a greater potential for fogginess, confusion, and spacing out.
There will be a feeling of the fullness of life as the Sun reaches its zenith for the year. Daylight minutes of the day are the greatest then, but dark minutes slowly begin to increase at that Solstice turning point and then become equal at the Autumn Equinox.
The Summer Solstice brings the Sun into Cancer every year, and two days later the Moon catches up in Cancer and there is then a New Moon in Cancer.
Nature is at its fullest, and it is best to just Be now, not to necessarily get anything done. One needs to nurture oneself more at Cancer time of year, and to find family. Perhaps that is blood family, but in more and more cases these days people are finding a sense of family with friends and others who they resonate with and feel supported by. What is home to you?
Is it something inside your Self, or some place to be, or someone you feel at home with?
Next month things heat up even more, literally and figuratively.
See you then,
An astrological and spiritual guide and counselor, Leo’s specialty is counseling for those in the process of change, transformation, transition, and crisis. He also specializes in couples’ counseling for any and all kinds of relationship. He has been a fulltime professional for 30 years.
Leo co-directs the Spiritual Renaissance Center in South Portland with his life-mate Deborah Knighton Tallarico. Visit spiritualrenaissance.com.
Leo also writes a weekly astrological forecast. Check it out online at: spiritualtherapy.wordpress.com.
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