Communication is the big theme this week. Mercury the Messenger is involved in two powerful aspect patterns that include most of the slower planets. And Venus, queen of relationships (where communication is paramount) is doing the same. A New Moon in Gemini, the sign of communication, is just the icing on the cake!
Mercury-Saturn-Neptune Grand Trine
A Grand Trine peaks today, with Mercury, Saturn and Neptune forming an equilateral triangle. This aspect pattern energizes Law of Attraction work, with special support for learning, education and diversity manifestations. It’s also great for channeling: Spirit sends its information down the pipeline via Neptune, and Saturn structures it into language on the receiving end.
With Mercury in Cancer, matters involving family, nurturing and security are also ripe for visualization. This Grand Trine started on 5/30 and ends on 6/9.
Two of the aspects that comprise this Grand Trine are also exact today. Considered separately, the Mercury-Neptune trine makes it easier for your mind to receive intuitive guidance. The Mercury-Saturn trine boosts mental discipline and focus.
Mercury loves diversity, so it’s undoubtedly getting a kick from being in two aspect patterns at the same time. Today, as the Mercury-Saturn-Neptune Grand Trine peaks, a Mercury-Uranus-Pluto T-Square kicks off.
Uranus and Pluto radiate revolutionary transformation, while Mercury rules learning and communication. So this T-Square can help shake you loose from outdated ideas and inspire your mind with new possibilities. This aspect pattern can also supercharge your learning, thinking, writing and speaking.
With Mercury in Cancer, this T-Square could make communications more volatile, especially within the family. So no matter how excited you get about your amazing new ideas, share them with love, respect and sensitivity.
This Mercury-Uranus-Pluto T-Square starts today, peaks on 6/7 and wraps up on 6/14.
Are you feeling emotionally or psychologically wounded as the Geminian Sun squares Chiron? Consider it a blessing, since this dark energy has been brought to the surface for clearing. This healing invocation has helped many people clear old wounds in record time! This is also excellent energy for healing or mentoring work.
The Mercury-Uranus-Pluto T-square that started on 6/3 gains power as Venus joins Mercury in its Cancerian corner. In addition to the effects already described, Venus’ participation could empower revolutionary transformation in your relationships, creativity and finances.
In all these areas, release whatever isn’t serving the highest good of all, while giving more time and energy to that which supports your evolution and awakening. Venus’ dance with Uranus and Pluto peaks on 6/12 and ends on 6/17.
With nine significant astrological events, there are more energies in play today than in many astrological weeks!
We begin with Neptune turning retrograde at 5°22′ Pisces. It will go direct again on 11/13 at 2°34′ Pisces.
A retrograde planet can represent a more introspective approach. So this can be a good time to reflect on Neptunian themes such as divine union, divinely inspired creativity, and being a conduit of love and light for others.
Any sensitive natal point in the 2-8° range of a mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) will be strongly affected by transiting Neptune. Neptune’s basic function is to dissolve what does not serve highest good, and spiritualize what does.
Neptune is also highly responsive to the Law of Attraction. So get a sense of what those sensitive natal points represent, and go to town visualizing the outcomes you desire in those areas!
Venus-Saturn-Neptune Grand Trine Peaks
Like Mercury, Venus is currently involved in two aspect patterns. She began forming a T-square with Uranus and Pluto yesterday, and today comes to the peak of her Grand Trine with Saturn and Neptune. This empowers Law of Attraction work around relationships, creativity and money. This Grand Trine started on 5/30 and ends on 6/13.
As this Grand Trine peaks, Venus makes two aspects that are part of it. Considered separately, the Venus-Neptune trine smoothly supports divine union practices, creative inspiration and perceiving the divine in others. The Venus-Saturn trine lends stability to relationships, creativity and finances.
The Mercury-Uranus-Pluto T-square that started on 6/3 peaks today. The meaning of the Mercury-Pluto opposition, which is part of this aspect pattern, is included in that interpretation.
Mars and Pallas Athena conjoin in Gemini today, and both planets also square Neptune. Make sure that your actions are guided by the clear flow of intuition, not ego-based fanaticism.
This aspect supports inspired thinking, writing and communication, as well as physical activities that consciously use subtle energy. Examples include yoga, tai chi, chi gung, sacred sex and ecstatic dance.
The conjunction of Mars and Pallas Athena marries the masculine and feminine flavors of assertiveness. Practical creativity and strategic brilliance are also energized.
Mars and Pallas Athena once again make an identical aspect today, as they both quincunx Saturn. If challenges arise, be prepared to make adjustments in the Mars-Pallas Athena themes described in yesterday’s forecast. With both Saturn and Neptune involved, Law of Attraction manifestations will give unusually strong support in these areas.
The occasional intuitive flash can escalate into a lightning storm under a Mercury-Uranus square. Even normal rational thought can be quicker and more brilliant!
June’s New Moon occurs at 11:56 AM (18°00′ Gemini). This is an excellent time for new beginnings in the areas of learning, communicating, variety and playfulness.
With a tight trine to Juno, this New Moon can bring some ease and flow to domestic partnerships. And the Moon’s loose conjunction to Jupiter adds a sense of hope, optimism and expansion.
The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is, “Two Chinese men talking Chinese in a western crowd.” By imagining this as a harmonious scene, it illustrates tolerance for diversity.
As an illustration of a general principle, the symbol tells us that it’s okay to let the world see what’s unique about you. If you’re still playing the conformist, in what ways can you let the true nature of your personality shine forth more freely?
Committed romantic partnerships can feel an easy flow of enhanced energy with the Sun trine Juno.
It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.
6/4, 2:09 am – 11:55 am (Taurus)
6/5, 9:26 am – 6/6, 11:33 pm (Gemini)
6/9, 4:29 am – 12:17 pm (Cancer))
Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.
Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after. Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.
All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone.