The Astrology Blog 13 June 2022
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“Self-care is how you take your power back.”
Lalah Delia – spiritual writer and wellness educator
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WHY THE BLOG IS LATE THIS WEEK!
Thank you to everyone who’s asked about what happened to the blog this week. It’s always a cause for concern when something in our life that is a “given” doesn’t happen! I literally can’t remember the last time I didn’t get the blog together but it’s over ten years. Even when I’m mega busy I always manage to find to get the info out there, so it’s hardly surprising that many readers set their watch by me.
Visitors, as most expats find, are great – but challenging! Suddenly you’re “on holiday” instead of getting on with your daily life and usual routine goes out of the window Last week the main astrological feature of the week was the Venus – Uranus conjunction, which happens once a year. Here’s my “take” on this from the last blog for the week beginning 6 June –
Saturday 11 June
- Venus conjunct Uranus 16 Taurus 23.58
This is an extremely lively combination. Venus is dignified in Taurus, her own steady sign of Fixed Earth, but Uranus in this sign is the ground shaker. Venus is the love planet and rules everything to do with romance, sex, pleasures, enjoyment, money, girlfriends so putting all of that together with Uranus can swing either way.
The outer planets are double sided so Uranus can be surprises of the wonderful kind, excitement, spontaneity, doing things differently, embracing the unusual, some healthy risk taking, things happening when and where you least expected, such as chance meetings or introductions. Uranus rules groups and along with Venus is brilliant for a mix of women coming together – time to organise that girls night out!
The flip side to Uranus is the shock factor, the thing you couldn’t possibly have seen coming, the x factor that upsets the best laid plans, the rug puller and those wtf moments. He’s rather fond of antics and drama. Uranus also rules splits and is therefore the divorce planet, or the sacking planet.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK?
Mercury arrived in his own sign of the Twins on Monday afternoon. If you think back you’ll remember that Mercury already arrived in Gemini 29 April but only got as far as 4 degrees of this sign before turning retrograde 10 May. Mercury then slid back into Taurus and turned direct at 26 Taurus 3 June.
This time Mercury’s journey through Gemini is for real, first aspect is to benefic Jupiter next Monday morning, and this week also includes Mercury’s moment of coming “out of shadow” –
Monday 13 June
- Mercury ingress Gemini
Saturday 18 June
- Mercury Out of Shadow
Monday 20 June
- Mercury 6 Gemini sextile Jupiter 6 Aries 08.45
So this is Mercury at his best – dignified in his own sign of quick and versatile Gemini, travelling towards a harmonious link with lucky Jupiter and coming out of shadow – ie returning to the degree at which he originally turned retrograde which in turn means that Mercury is now back up to full speed.
Look out for an issue in your own life coming back to full speed and/or this time being for real. Great picture for making the right decisions and for getting things moving in the right direction. Bear in mind that Jupiter himself will turn retrograde at the end of July so try not to waste time. You don’t have to go at things full pelt but don’t lose your impetus. If I have a major goal I always try to do one thing a day that tends to it, no matter how small that one thing might be. They add up.
FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
So as mentioned above we’ve already had this month’s Full Moon –
Tuesday 14 June
- Full Moon 23 Sagittarius 12.53
The sign of the Archer’s main principle is expansion, both of the mind and of our horizons, and so he rules everything to do with both learning and overseas. Part of the Full Moon’s job is to highlight and illuminate.
Jupiter ruled Sagittarius is all about firing your arrows into the future and setting off in pursuit.
SATURN & NEPTUNE
The rest of this week is dominated by both the Sun and Venus playing into Saturn and Neptune who are currently just one sign apart, with everything at 25 degrees of their respective signs, which is only 2 degrees away from the Full Moon –
Thursday 16 June
- Sun 25 Gemini trine Saturn 25 Aquarius 07.15
- Sun 25 Gemini square Neptune 25 Pisces 14.43
Saturday 18 June
- Venus 25 Taurus square Saturn 25 Aquarius 22.33
Sunday 19 June
- Venus 25 Taurus sextile Neptune 25 Pisces 09.07
This is a combination of easy and challenging aspects but it finishes on a good note with Venus dignified in her own sign making a harmonious aspect to Neptune, who in turn is also of course in his own sign of Pisces. A positive “outcome” piece of symbolism for any current issues, the most obvious being love/money (Venus) and health/energy as the Sun is the life force.
Next week Venus will make her final appearance in Taurus before moving on into Gemini, just after the Summer Solstice, so more on those two milestones next week.
Until then, with love from Greece