“Leslie’s Garden” painting by Rosanna DeSario Mitchell
We have just completed one of the most consequential SolLunar Cycles with 7.9+ seismic shifts happening in our political and collective lives. As foretold in my previous Star Signposts: “This New Moon is conjunct the star of Aldebaran, a star of visionary possibilities brought down to Earth through our collective endeavors. Aldebaran is associated with political courage and actions and is specifically linked to the House of Representatives, the political body where states’ rights are most expressed.” This is another example of the profound synchronistic linkages between heaven and Earth.
This New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Gemini takes place in square to Jupiter and on the same day Neptune turns retrograde, marking another turning-point Cycle in the four weeks ahead. Gemini, dubbed the Twins, is all about the nature of polarity and duality: sunlight/shadow, conscious/subconscious, light/dark, progressive/regressive. The nature of Jupiter is to greatly amplify or exaggerate things, so life will most likely become more extreme on the political front and chances are you may explore your own issues regarding integration of tensions or split-screens happening in your life.
Neptune turns retrograde on the same day as the New Moon, Tue June 28 until Sat December 3, opening a portal to more fully explore your spiritual and creative aspects or cut through illusions and see what is really going on. And this red flag warning: Mars in Aries squares Pluto in Capricorn on Fri July 1. This is one of astrology’s most intense, cathartic and warrior aspects. Yet there are also many nice sextile and trines to help make things flow easier so read more below.
NOTE: I will be writing more about June’s historic events and other political topics in an upcoming longer post about America’s Pluto Return, an extraordinary event that completes our last 247-year story and launches us into whatever we choose to create next here in the United States of America. We are in the thick of life-altering decisions concerning all our freedoms and liberties for centuries to come. This is not a drill. Time to engage, nurture and create the world you wish to see and leave for future generations.
Thank you, dear Rosanna, for the use of your paintings in this summertime post of colorful wildflowers and soulful landscapes. Check out more of her lovely art on Facebook and Instagram at Rosanna Desario Mitchell.
Sidereal Astrology Mentoring and Readings
My posts are based on the true astronomical alignments of the planets with the constellations, also referred to as the sidereal zodiac. I use the phases of the Moon as the scaffold for my posts because the Moon functions like an energetic portal mediating between the heavens and our wondrous Earth. My entries are based on the aspects occurring each week as they crescendo, crest and dissipate over the course of their influence. As you work with and within the natural flow of time and the supportive cosmic energies that each unique SolLunar Cycle brings, life can flow with more ease, grace and understanding.
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New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Gemini
At the New Moon, you are sprouting like a seed with new creative inspiration. Receive your unique insights by sitting in mediation or just be open to new possibilities arising within you from the sea of infinite creation.
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Gemini: Sun/Moon conjunction in Gemini square Jupiter in Pisces: Tue June 28 8:52 pm MT
This New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Gemini takes place in square to Jupiter and on the same day Neptune turns retrograde, marking another turning-point Cycle in the four weeks ahead. Gemini, dubbed the Twins, is all about the nature of polarity and duality: sunlight/shadow, conscious/subconscious, light/dark, progressive/regressive. The nature of Jupiter is to greatly amplify or exaggerate things, so life will most likely become more extreme on the political front and you may explore your own issues regarding integration of tensions or split-screens happening in your life. With this tense square to Jupiter, you might make expansive moves or take risks, feel renewed faith and enthusiasm, or be excessive in your actions, like pushing yourself too hard which leads to an injury. Midway through this Cycle, the Sun enters secretive and private Cancer. This can bring shifts regarding your home life, family matters, reunions, passages. It can a good time to move forward with new opportunities even if you aren’t 100% sure what you are doing!
This crescendos Mon June 27, crests Tue June 28 at 8:52 pm MT, dissipates Thu June 30.
Neptune in sidereal Pisces turns retrograde: Tue June 28 – Sat December 3
Neptune briefly entered Pisces earlier this year, now turns retrograde and returns to astronomical Aquarius to complete its thirteen-year transit through an astrological sign which brought rapid evolutionary upgrades on all levels we will be continue to integrate for decades to come. Both Pisces and Aquarius influence all things made of water and bring spiritual advancement as to how we express our emotions. Of course, not everyone is interested in greater compassion, sending out unconditional love to all beings, and caring for all aspects of our human experience, but the seeds have been planted and in time they will take deeper root in the future humans, thanks be to the next generations. Use this period for reevaluation, research, diving deeper into your creative and spiritual pursuits, Neptune’s terrain.
This builds Sat June 25, crests Tue June 28, dissipates Sat July 2.
Venus in Taurus sextile Jupiter in Pisces: Tue June 28
This affectionate aspect brings positive financial news or a sense of being spiritually supported by your spirit team or earthly partners. Make it a day to slow down and savor the smells, colors, delights of your Earthly experience.
This builds Mon June 27, crests Tue June 28, dissolves Thu June 30.
Mercury in Taurus square Juno in Aquarius: Wed June 29
This brings important messages and good conversations with a friend, partner, colleague, even confronting more sensitive issues.
This builds Tue June 28, crests Wed June 29, dissipates Thu June 30.
Ceres in Gemini trine Juno in Aquarius: Wed June 29
This longer-range aspect activates partnerships that mutually support one another. It is a great time for traveling with friends, networking. Appreciate and give voice to the nurturing qualities and gifts that others bring to your life that help you feel even momentarily stable in our rapidly gyrating world of shifts.
This builds Sun June 26, crests Wed June 29, dissipates Sat July 2.
Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Fri July 1
This aspect comes with a red-flag warning that symbolizes high fire danger. It can lead to conflagrations externally or within the passions and drama of your inner world. Channel the initiating flames of Mars in Aries into constructive actions that bring good changes—Pluto.
This crescendos Tue June 28, crests Fri July 1, dissolves Mon July 4.
Mercury in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn: Sat July 2
This stabilizing aspect takes place in the morning hours. Feel more grounded with this productive and efficient energy.
This builds Fri July 1, crests Sat July 2, dissipates Sun July 3.
Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces: Sat July 2
Later in day, Mercury leaves earth-bound Taurus and enters fidgety, talkative Gemini. Mercury’s square to illusive Neptune can create misinterpretations about another’s behavior so address things directly to avoid misunderstandings.
This builds Fri July 1, crests Sat July 2, dissolves Sun July 3.
Mercury in Gemini sextile Mars in Aries: Mon July 4
This aspect adds sparks and sparkling to conversations and meet-ups. Both of these signs prefer to move quickly so make it a walking meeting or movement date when convening with others.
This crescendos Sun July 3, crests Mon July 4, dissipates Tue July 5.
Moon in Cancer square Mars in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Fri July 1
As I wrote above, the current Mars square Pluto carries a red flag alert and this tense square of the moody Moon can bring on wobbly emotions or spontaneous outbursts if frustrations have been brewing.
Moon in Cancer opposite Saturn in Capricorn square Lunar Nodes: Sat July 2
As you step toward your future direction—North Node—decisions about purchases for your home or taking action involving family finances or businesses are possibilities. It is excellent for clearing out or organizing places and spaces.
Moon in Virgo opposite Neptune in Pisces square Mercury in Gemini: Tue July 5
This can lead to cloudy communications or a sense of a lack of clarity about which option to pursue. Take thoughtful time—Virgo—as long as it takes, no rushing.
First Quarter Moon
At the First Quarter Moon, you are called to action. The need to move forward with your recent insights can come via making a conscious choice or by challenging circumstances that require you make a move.
First Quarter Moon: Sun in Gemini square Moon in Virgo: Wed July 6
If you are feeling overwhelmed with so many details to manage in your life, the Virgo Moon provides discernment about how to take things one thing at a time, in the best order, to get better organized. Virgo encourages you to pay attention to your heath so it is a good time for purchases or activities that support greater vitality, mobility and restorative practices.
This builds Tue July 5, crests Wed July 6, dissolves Thu July 7.
Sun in Gemini square Chiron in Pisces: Fri July 8
Chiron can bring on a healing crisis—for you or for someone around you—like a sudden illness or cleansing emotional outburst if one needs to clear the air. Focus on fixing or repairing things, including relationships, part of Chiron’s desire to make things better in all ways.
This builds Thu July 7, crests Fri July 8, dissolves Sat July 9.
Mercury in Gemini square Jupiter in Pisces: Fri July 8
Our minds are busy and full today as amplifying Jupiter pressures mental Mercury to think, communicate, multitask at hyper-speed. Calm the more manic energies with balancing practices like meditation—movement or sitting—elixirs like teas, and sitting by moving water to absorb the lesson of how to live in the effortless flow.
This builds Thu July 7, crests Fri July 8, dissolves Sat July 9.
Sun in Gemini sextile Uranus in Aries: Sun July 10
Uranus always desires freedom and independence to follow one’s path or intuition, especially when it transits pioneering Aries. This positive sextile to the illuminating Sun helps you know how to do that with joy and excitement. Be You, do You. Change the trends, light the way.
This builds Sat July 9, crests Sun July 10, dissipates Mon July 11.
Sun in Gemini sextile North Lunar Node: Tue July 12
This aids with planning a future trip, reading about a new field of interest or study, reaching out to someone you want to work with or connect with.
This builds Mon July 11, crests Tue July 12, dissolves Wed July 13.
Venus in Taurus trine Saturn in Capricorn: Tue July 12
This fine alignment brings beauty, success, harmony, good results in all things linked to love, art, finances, ethics and values—Venus’s terrain.
This builds Sun July 10, crests Tue July 12, dissipates Thu July 14.
Moon in Libra opposite Mars in Aries: Thu July 7 – Fri July 8
This is an energized or volatile opposition so tread carefully in your communications…unless it is time to speak up and not be silent anymore. It encourages you to take action on what you feel is right or right for you.
Moon/South Lunar Node in Libra opposite Uranus/North Lunar Node in Aries: Sat July 9
Time to shed aspects of your former self and boldly embrace the new life calling you. This may involve letting go of a relationship to another or an old habit. Change up your routines, take a new route.
Moon in Scorpio opposite Venus in Taurus: Mon July 11
The difference between what you need or what you want can be highlighted today especially regarding intimacy, physical and financial realms—like wanting the calm stability of a relationship but also desiring more passion and adventure.
Full Moon in sidereal Sagittarius/Gemini
The Full Moon is the birth point of the current SolLunar Cycle. This can be a time of celebration or crisis, depending on your life circumstance. Feel the joy and relax into new discoveries and directions.
Full Moon: Sun in Gemini opposite Moon in Sagittarius: Wed July 13 12:37 pm MT
This Full Moon is astronomically aligned—the definition of sidereal—in the later part of Gemini and Sagittarius whose focuses involve teachers, educators, ambassadors, diplomats and both physical travel or exploring the vast realms of your mind’s potential. Think bigger, travel farther—or plan a future trip—and help others open to a more expansive frame of mind. As the Moon conjuncts Pluto during the days of this Full Moon, it is a time of catharsis, healing crises, cleansing, intensity.
This crescendos Mon July 11, crests Wed July 13 at 12:37 pm MT, dissipates Fri July 15.
Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces: Wed July 13
Confusion can arise in conversations with others. Make attempts to overcome present-day or past misunderstandings as you use the tense but creatively-determined square to resolve and move forward with understanding and forgiveness.
This begins Tue July 12, crests Wed July 13, dissolves Thu July 14.
Sun/Mercury conjunction in Gemini quincunx Saturn in Capricorn: Sat July 16
Whenever Mercury crosses directly over the path of the Sun, no matter the sign, the mind can become sharper and more focused. As they meet up in communicative, networking Gemini, one can also receive important internal insights or external messages. The quincunx to organized Saturn implies you might need to make an adjustment to your current plans or projects, tweaking, overhauling, editing them.
This crescendos Fri July 15, crests Sat July 16, dissipates Sun July 17.
Ceres in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn: Sun July 17
This longer-range aspect is a face-off between two dwarf planets whose powers are immense despite their physical size. Pluto brings detoxification and cleanups so this can lead to environmental disasters or challenges within your family and professional relationships that need attention and care—Ceres’s domains. Depending where you are in your life cycle, it brings cathartic endings or fresh beginnings. Many elders may choose to pass when Cancer’s energies are strong in our planetary field.
This builds Tue July 12, crests Sun July 17, dissipates Wed July 20.
Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces: Sun July 17
Given that these are both water signs, recreating and refreshing yourself in water environments is a good choice today. The water element is related to our emotional nature so this wonderful trine supports deep connections happening without words and brings a profound calming stillness to our field, if just for a few hours.
This crescendos Fri July 15, crests Sun July 17, dissolves Tue July 19.
Mercury/Ceres conjunction in Cancer: Mon July 18
This brings nurturing conversations, listening to an elder, revealing family secrets, communing with the Earth.
This crescendos on Sun July 17, crests on Mon July 18, dissipates by Tue July 19.
Chiron in Pisces turns retrograde: Tue July 19 – Fri December 23
As Chiron is the Wounded Healer, this key turning point could bring a healing crisis to a head that has building for a while or it can bring greater clarity to you about something you are currently working to improve in your life, be that health, a relationship, or for your community around you. As Chiron is currently transiting empathic Pisces along with Jupiter and Neptune, suffering is great upon our Earth at this time and you might feel incapacitated by grief for all you are witnessing or going through. So it is also important to note that Chiron is also called the Rainbow Bridge, bringing unseen magic and gifts into your life if you are open to such miracles. Use the retrograde to slow down a bit and listen more, cultivating stillness in movement, doing movement with more stillness, like a graceful curious fawn walking through a dawn meadow.
This turning crescendos on Sun July 17, crests Tue July 19, dissipates Fri July 22.
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Capricorn: Fri July 15
This is not a frivolous energetic but a serious one. Make it a day of dealing with responsibilities and adulting.
Moon/Juno/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: Sun July 17
This is great for gatherings of all kinds, with friends, random community members, artistic events.
Last Quarter Moon
With the Last Quarter Moon, you release what has been and simultaneously prepare for what will be as new desires perpetually arise in the next SolLunar Cycle.
Last Quarter Moon: Sun/Ceres in Cancer square Moon in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Wed July 20
We enter the last phase of this Cycle with intense Plutonian storms, catalyzing or refreshing, that bring change, renewal, charging the air and the circumstances of your life with greater vitality. Warrior Aries motivates us take bold and courageous actions both personally and in how we seek to create the culture going forward.
This builds Tue July 19, crests Wed July 20, dissolves Thu July 21.
Sun/Ceres conjunction in Cancer: Thu July 21
This annual conjunction highlights all forms of nourishment that we want to share with others or offer to ourselves. When they meet up in Cancer, food cravings, especially your sweet tooth, can be huge and unexplainable, just saying. Cook up a few feasts, clear out your pantry, clean the house, find new caregivers or supporters, beautify your life in the ways that bring you joy.
This crescendos Mon July 18, crests Thu July 21, dissipates Sun July 24.
Mercury in Cancer trine Jupiter in Pisces: Sat July 23
Jupiter can be the bringer of good news and Mercury rules the news, so be open to positive information presenting itself, responding to an inner question you may have been sitting with for a while. Water signs bring emotional support with more listening, less talking. Make time for daydreaming, drifting, asking.
This builds Fri July 22, crests Sat July 23, dissolves Sun July 24.
Venus in Gemini square Jupiter in Pisces: Sun July 24
Feeling indecisive or split between two options, both appealing, can be part of the matrix of Gemini. This confusion is amplified by Jupiter but the influence of Pisces helps you if you will calm the monkey mind, sit down, listen, feel into the options. Perhaps an answer will appear, or maybe on another day. Hard to say with this aspect. The fuzzy 8 Ball!
This builds Fri July 22, crests Sun July 24, dissipates Tue July 26.
Mercury in Cancer square Mars in Aries: Tue July 26
This can bring quick tempers, defensive behaviors or tense conversations, especially with family members—Cancer. Be cautious when operating vehicles. House appliances can literally explode so beware and be wary today.
This builds Mon July 25, crests Tue July 26, dissipates Wed July 27.
Moon/Mars conjunction in Aries: Thu July 21
This monthly pairing merges strong feelings with taking bold actions, no delay, just do it. It can be an accident-prone day so try not be be erratic or reactive but centered in your activities.
Moon/Uranus/North Node conjunction in Aries: Fri July 22
Plans may suddenly need to change. Taking a calculated (or not so calculated) risk are part of this volatile, exciting moment.
Moon/Venus conjunction in Gemini: Tue July 26
This awesome twosome beauty is visible at dawn. Infinitely curious Gemini brings its friendly magic to our love lives and our creative expressions.
Blessed New Moon in sidereal Cancer ~ and Jupiter turns retrograde ~ on Thu July 28 at 11:54 am MT
RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL AND PLANETARY WELL-BEING
PLANT BASED DIET
The reality and urgency of our current planetary crises is real, as our youngest citizens know in their bones. Please educate yourself about how plant-based eating is a central component in how you can help personally restore ecological balance as well as create greater health and vitality for you and your beloveds.
The Game Changers: This inspiring movie and storytelling about vegan super-athletes and warriors educates us about the many benefits of a vegan diet and addresses the ‘meat protein myth’.
COWSPIRACY, What the Health and now SEASPIRACY are must-see movies for all humans who care about personal health, animal well-being, social justice, climate change, the health of our Earth. Become educated about the important information shared by these courageous and visionary filmmakers and activists and considering eating mostly plant-based, if not becoming fully vegan in your consumer choices.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU
Health is in your Hands. Here’s a helpful tool to help you maintain health, calm, balance during these stressful but extraordinary times. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Explore JSJ and teach yourself and those you love this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.