“Flowering Sedona” photograph by Kimall Christensen
I appreciate being on semi-retreat in my northern homeland of the Northern Rockies. I am being pulled to new levels of Earth/Sky listening, hoping to discern emerging streams of information that will help us in these challenging times. This SolLunar Cycle takes place in sidereal Taurus, the sign of our creative throat chakras which governs and guides our voices, how we use our voices, how we share our voices. There are innumerable ways to voice your truth, with your words, in a gesture of tenderness, cooing to your pet or child, in a scream of outrage, in the creation of songs that sing the world whole again. I find myself not only returning to my daily poetry writing practice but more importantly, I am creating spontaneous songs that express the moment or some vibrational truth. I am returning to the realization of how powerful the concept and reality expressed by the Aboriginal Song Lines is in holding our world together in beauty, harmony, joy, simplicity. Together we keep the sacred grid of Beauty secure, safe, strengthened by all our efforts. I am convinced nothing is more necessary or needed in these times. May you, too, sing the world alive in your own unique and vibrant way, everyday.
This New SolLunar Cycle begins in grounded, stabilizing and stubborn Taurus but things shift quickly into erratic, curious, travel-bug, information-seeking Gemini. Things might feel more wobbly and off-balance when this happens because other extraordinary, intense and stressful transits involving the planetary heavyweights of Mars, Saturn and Pluto also kick in. This promises to be one shocking and dynamic SolLunar Cycle.
Taurus is the time of budding and blooming, and building. Taurus is sensual, and likes to move slowly enough to take in the fecundity and fragrances swirling around and encompassing us with endless delight and beauty. Use this first week of the New SolLunar Cycle to focus on the daily practices that keep your nervous system calm and centered. Spend as much time outside earthing on the Earth so you will be ready for the onslaught of energies that will most certainly affect our nervous systems and the communication and electrical grids of Earth.
Thank you, beloved friend, Kimall Christensen, for the use of your lovely desert photographs. Please learn more about Kimall’s prolific art, beautiful book projects and visionary oracle at Worlds of Good Fortune.
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My interpretations and predictions are based on the sidereal astronomical alignments. You can read about my unique way of interpreting astrology at this link: EarthWord SkyWord sidereal readings. Even NASA is onboard now with the sidereal zodiac! In my daily posts, I include the astrological aspects for students of astrology, then give a basic interpretation of how these forces might influence your daily life. As you work with and within the natural flow of time and the supportive cosmic energies that each unique SolLunar Cycle brings, life can and will flow with more ease, grace and understanding.
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New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Taurus
Here is a list of New Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from his LunarPlanner:
“Beginning the Sprouting Phase of the Lunar Cycle, a new theme emerges, a new idea or concept sprouts forth. This is an inner message, an impulse expressing from a field of all possibilities deep within the unconscious mind. The New Moon is a perfect time for meditation or a quite walk—to go within self and listen.”
Mon June 3
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Taurus: This New SolLunar Cycle begins in grounded, stabilizing and stubborn Taurus but things shift quickly into erratic, curious, travel-bug, information-seeking Gemini. Things could feel more wobbly and off-balance when this happens because other extraordinary, intense and stressful transits involving the planetary heavyweights of Mars, Saturn and Pluto also kick in. This promises to be one shocking and dynamic SolLunar Cycle.
Taurus is the time of budding and blooming, and building. Taurus is sensual, and likes to move slowly enough to take in the fecundity and fragrances swirling around and encompassing us with endless delight and beauty. Use the first week of this SolLunar Cycle to focus on the daily practices that keep your nervous system calm and centered. Spend as much time outside earthing on the Earth so you will be ready for the onslaught of energies that will most certainly affect our nervous systems and the communication and electrical grids of Earth.
Tue June 4
Moon/Mercury conjunction in Gemini: This is a classic alignment for the multi-tasking mind, the non-stop talker, being a master juggler of many focuses all at once. Go for a run with a friend, clear out inboxes, definitely visit a bookstore and load up on summer reading. Entertain new ideas, but don’t feel rushed to commit just yet.
Wed June 5
Moon/Mars/North Lunar Node/Juno conjunction in Gemini: This hot and volatile alignment sets the stage for what’s to come later this month. When Moon and Mars collide once a month, passions run high and truth must be spoken. As they align with the North Lunar Node, information about your future destiny appears via various forms of communication, even a passing comment from a stranger. Pay attention to your own emotional state today and take note of whatever events present themselves especially in terms of inner or outer tensions around you. Heed any warnings you receive. Ignore them at your own peril.
Juno in Gemini opposite Pluto in Sagittarius: This rare configuration brings transformative new alliances into your life or helps you let go of past relationships that have served their purpose. Pluto rules our physical vitality so it’s also a good day to seek out partnerships, coaches or beloveds that bring out the best in you in regards to your mental and spiritual health.
Thu June 6
Moon in Cancer sextile Venus in Taurus: This snuggly and cuddly aspect brings harmony to our family relations. You might make purchases to beautify your home environment.
Moon in Cancer square Vesta/Uranus in Aries: This volatile aspect happens later in the day and can lead to a sudden change in plans or shift in focus, possibly caused by an accident at home.
Fri June 7
Moon in Cancer sextile Sun in Taurus: This opening excitation sextile of our budding New Moon to Sun brings joy and ease to the day. You might choose to focus on creativity in the home given the influence of the Cancer Moon or leave work early for a nurturing massage or slow walk in nature.
Mercury in Gemini square Chiron in Pisces: This aspect can sometimes lead to hurt feelings due to something said in passing. No harm was intended but someone may have blurted a comment, no filter. Work toward not taking another’s opinion personally.
Sat June 8
Moon in Leo square Venus in Taurus: The Leo Moon loves to play, make art, feel joyful and Venus in Taurus loves puttering in the garden or giving/receiving nurturing touch. All these activities are highlighted today. The square may manifest as a temporary tension in decorating decisions, or deciding what to do, and when.
First Quarter Moon
Here’s a list of the First Quarter Moon characteristics compliments of my friend/sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from his Lunar Planner.
“The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter. Now is the time to drop all hesitation and take the steps. Trust in the process. This time is stressful or traumatic only if action is ignored. Simply, this phase is a time to work.”
Sun June 9
First Quarter Moon: Moon in Leo square Sun in Taurus square Neptune in Aquarius: Time to take the next step regarding a new dream, creative project or spiritual focus you are implementing in your life (Neptune’s influence). Neptune often gives us messages through intuition or a sense of just ‘knowing’ what is about to happen next. It also manifests as someone trying to con or manipulate you (plenty of that going around on our global stage) so look under the hood, so to speak, of anything someone is trying to sell you, including an false idea. Be cautious when signing contracts.
Mon June 10
Sun in Taurus opposite Jupiter in Scorpio: This annual opposition is both enthusiastic and over-confident about what is possible but what might not yet be do-able. Use Jupiter’s natural optimism to push through your own resistance to changes you want to make. This is a leap of faith alignment. Jupiter also increases bloviation (I love a word that sounds exactly like what it means) in false teachers and political leaders but can also spark uplifting rhetoric in true spiritual guides. Under the influence of Taurus and Scorpio, money issues may come to a head, need to be addressed, or you might receive a really good offer.
Tue June 11
Mercury in Gemini square Pallas Athene/Moon in Virgo: Bring a creative idea (Gemini) down to earth in fine and refining detail (Virgo). You might be able to finally settle on which purchase to make, or experience confusion and frustration over too many options.
Wed June 12
Mars/North Lunar Node conjunction in Gemini: Remember how I hinted above that things would be heating up mid-June? Well here we go! The North Lunar Node defines where the future is taking us and action-taking, militant Mars aligns with the North Node every two years. So this is a big deal. They meet up in Gemini this time, highlighting internal splits, outer polarizations, the full range of the shadow and light humans express. Gemini’s gift is to talk through anything even amidst the great divides. Perhaps this begins a new level of dialogue amongst those who are remembering to think for themselves, no longer being thought-controlled by others.
Venus in Taurus opposite Ceres in Scorpio: With this aspect, the focus may be on fund-raising especially for women or from female benefactors, increasing your own financial wealth, making purchases that beautify your home and surroundings, or working through issues of jealousy or competitiveness with other women.
Thu June 13
Mars in sidereal Gemini trine Neptune in Aquarius: This fairly rare helpful trine encourages you to take direct actions that support your creative dreams. It is excellent for community organizing and sparks exuberant marching in the streets in support of a cause.
Moon in Libra opposite Uranus in Aries: This monthly opposition often leads to a sudden shift in plans with others or encourages more flexibility in how you are functioning in a key relationship.
Fri June 14
Mars in Gemini opposite Saturn in Sagittarius: This once-every-two year opposition of the two planetary heavyweights, Mars and Saturn, can lead to major frustrations, standoffs, even leading to volatile fighting or all out war. Currently these planets are transiting signs linked to politics, travel, information sharing, education, media and journalists so these arenas may see increased confrontation for the next few days.
Sat June 15
Moon/Ceres conjunction in Scorpio opposite Venus in Taurus: The Moon further triggers what occurred on June 12. Here’s what I wrote: With this aspect, the focus may be on fund-raising especially for women or from female benefactors, increasing your own financial wealth, making purchases that beautify your home and surroundings or working through issues of jealousy or competitiveness with other women.
Sun June 16
Jupiter in Scorpio square Neptune in Aquarius: This configuration is one of the defining aspects of 2019. Today marks the second tense square which can lead to significant global events linked to deceptions and cover ups currently underway. The good news is the cosmic trend is toward greater levels of transparency (Aquarius) emerging from ongoing investigations (Scorpio). The second transit often marks a turning point in the process leading to the final square on September 22. This aspect personally supports your own creative endeavors so engage in its optimism and risk-taking today.
Mercury in Gemini opposite Saturn in Sagittarius: This serious minded aspect creates polarization, people taking sides and being more dogmatic regarding their view. Writers may feel the frustration of writer’s block or eventually push beyond a recent stagnation if you have a looming deadline.
Moon/Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio: Tonight is essentially Full Moon, which is exact just after midnight. This amped-up conjunction sets the stage for being extremely emotional or overly exuberant about your life. Might be hard to fall asleep tonight!
Full Moon in sidereal Gemini/Sagittarius
Here is a brief synopsis of the Full Moon characteristics that hold true for every Full Moon from my from my friend and sidereal colleague Nick Anthony Fiorenza from his Lunar Planner.
“The Full Moon marks the point of coition in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement, a time of celebration. The day just after the Full Moon is a time for the realization of the theme to emerge, culminating in the enthusiasm of the Full Moon. Relax and allow this realization to occur. There is no need to force it as it surfaces on its own.”
Mon June 17
Full Moon in Gemini/Sagittarius: This Full Moon takes place at the beginning degrees of sidereal Gemini/Sagittarius, astrological signs that govern our mental health and mental functions…both the ego/monkey mind and the higher/wisdom Mind. An overly-stimulated nervous system or mental wobbliness and confusion are possible. Or you can choose to activate your Higher Mind (via meditation, contemplation) and advance your thinking in more expansive ways in terms of how you view a situation. Communication systems or vehicles can go on the fritz as they can literally be fried by this intense energy.
Tue June 18 – Wed June 19
Mars/Mercury conjunction in Gemini opposite Moon/South Lunar Node/Saturn Pluto in Sagittarius: Whenever Mercury (the mind) conjuncts Mars (will power/activism), you can expect excessive mental chatter, agitation/anxiety, non-stop talking with others or obsessive thinking inside your own psyche. Have your meditation tools ready to use at a moment’s notice or to help another in crisis. Some will immediately act upon an idea without thinking about the consequences. This challenging aspect in opposition to controlling, at times depressive, Saturn and death-to-the-old Pluto only amps up the red-flag warnings these days hold. Gatherings, marches, meetings can turn into conflagrations if you don’t act with caution while still being true to your heart.
Thu June 20
Moon in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries: This can lead to confusion about who is responsible for what. You might experience a tension between being responsible to your obligation versus a desire to bolt toward freedom and independence.
Fri June 21 SUMMER SOLSTICE 9:54 am MDT
This sacred turning point of Light arrives way too soon for me each year. Summer is just getting started in our Northern Hemisphere so how can the year be half way over, how can the precious light of the Sun already be turning around to begin its dwindling phase again? Sigh. There are no major astrological events today so enjoy the relative calm given the ferocity of recent days. Inhale the bursting chlorophyll and fragrance of flowers with relish and give thanks for the growing food in your gardens that will nourish you in the months to come.There is so much to be thankful for in this season of maximum Light.
Sat June 22
Moon in Aquarius trine Sun in Gemini: This is a friendly, gregarious aspect excellent for feeling the sunshine of your friendships and the many gifts these relationships bring to your life.
Sun June 23
Venus in Taurus opposite Jupiter in Scorpio: This brings out your desire for beautiful, even expensive things. It can help you move beyond an old mind-set of financial limitation as you focus on knowing your are a powerful manifestor for all you desire. It brings a confidence in love or helps you clear self-doubt/self-worth issues.
Vesta/Uranus conjunction in Aries: Vesta likes to focus but Uranus tends to live in the moment, often leaping from one thing to the next. Uranus demands you live true to your original and authentic nature, so place your focus there today. Release other people’s rules and societal norms (the unhealthy ones).
Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: This monthly alignment makes for upbeat community gatherings and celebrations.
Mon June 24
Moon in Pisces trine Mars/Mercury/Juno in Cancer: With so many watery influences in today’s alignment, it’s easy to feel profoundly emotional about those you care deeply about, or to feel a generic compassion for the intense suffering of so many at this time in our history. It can also lead to extreme storms or flooding.
Last Quarter Moon
Here is a description of the qualities of the Last Quarter Moon phase compliments of my friend and sidereal colleague, Nick Anthony Fiorenza from his Lunar Planner:
“This phase completes with our Inner Needs surfacing to consciousness, to become aware of what is important to self and what is not. Knowing now what our Truth is, it is time to consciously live it. Doing so provides a choice for others to also live theirs. Changing allows us to spiral to a new octave of experience—one that will eventually sprout in the next lunar cycle to come.”
Tue June 25
Last Quarter Moon: Moon/Chiron in Pisces square Sun in Gemini: Chiron’s influence in today’s rounding-the-bend Last Quarter Moon can precipitate a healing crisis that alerts you about what’s to come. Or you might feel you are moving through a time of dark grief and beginning to sense new light and life emerging. Either way, honor what you are experiencing emotionally today, and use the influence of Gemini to articulate that to another.
Wed June 26
Moon in Pisces square Lunar Nodes/Saturn/Pluto: Similar to yesterday’s theme, you might feel an organic shift regarding a situation you have been grieving/releasing, much like the way a wound will naturally, with time, feel less painful, in spite of the scar.
Thu Jun 27
Moon/Uranus/Vesta conjunction in Aries square Mars in Cancer: This accident-prone aspect poses great potential for sudden outbursts regarding family relations. Tempers can be short and volatile.
Sun in Gemini sextile Uranus in Aries square Chiron in Pisces: This complex aspect bodes well for discovering new modalities for healing versus staying stuck in old techniques or entrenched behaviors. It bridges our intellectual side with our feeling side leading to greater emotional intelligence.
Fri June 28
Moon in Aries trine Saturn/Pluto in Sagittarius: There’s always an excess of energy, drive, courage and enthusiasm with this alignment.
Sat Jun 29
Moon in Taurus sextile Mars/Mercury/Juno in Cancer: Many will focus on gardening and home projects with this stimulating and creative sextile. You will naturally want to nurture your beloveds in tangible, physical, beauty-filled ways.
Sun June 30
Moon in Taurus opposite Jupiter in Scorpio square Neptune in Aquarius: This aspect is great for shared events like art installations or craft fairs and can bring good money to those selling their wares. You might gift a friend something special or receive such a gift from another.
Sun in Gemini sextile Vesta in Aries: This upbeat and busy aspect is excellent for multi-tasking seamlessly the many interests, people, and projects that are part of your rich and diverse life.
Mon July 1
Moon/Venus conjunction in Gemini: As our SolLunar Cycle comes to completion with the chatty, curious energy of Moon/Venus/Sun in Gemini, expect information downloads, important conversations and helpful bits of insight coming your way from many directions.
Happy New Moon tomorrow!
Resources for Personal and Planetary Well-Being
I advocate for what we can each do personally, everyday, as part of our daily rituals, habits and choices, to be an example of radiant health and vitality and thus model this most potent form of activism: to walk our talk, to be a living example of the change we seek to see in the world.
PLANT-BASED EATING FOR PERSONAL AND PLANETARY WELL-BEING:
The reality and urgency of climate change is real, as our youngest citizens know in their bones. Please educate yourself about how plant-based eating is the most central component in how you can personally help restore balance regarding this key issue of our times.
COWSPIRACY and What the Health 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.
The World Peace Diet ~ Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony by Will Tuttle
30 Day Vegan Challenge by Collen Patrick-Goudreau
JIN SHIN JYUTSU
Here’s a helpful tool to help you maintain health, calm, balance during these stressful but extraordinary times: Health is in your Hands. 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. Please check it out, and teach yourself this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.
More Resource links to come in future posts!