This year’s undercurrent of following your vision and taking steps to make it come true also surfaces in June. The planets give energy to materialize and begin new projects, especially in the middle of the month. They also caution us to examine our motives before taking action: a project is only new when you begin it with a fresh mind. On the emotional side, we have several periods where we can access deep feelings and experience their power when they are shared.
This summer (and autumn) Neptune stands in Gate 22, Grace, presently in the second Line: ‘Charming’. You may enjoy expressing your uniqueness with your own special style of dressing and behavior. Thus, you could find that you are unusually attractive – when you are in a good mood. Gate 22 goes through big emotional waves, so when you do not have it activated in your Chart, you could be surprised how moody you can be these months. Especially strangers are fascinated by you – they do not know the downside of the wave – so we could call this the Gate of the ‘Strangers in the Night’. Its romantic tendency comes to full expression when Channel 12-22, Openness/Romance, is activated, which happens three times this month: June 1-3 with Mercury, June 14-19 with the Sun, and June 28- July 1 with Venus. In each of these periods, we can give voice to things we may not even have known we were feeling, discovering them as we express them. With this urge to express – the 12-22 is a Manifestor Channel – is it important to consider your audience and to look for the right timing and situation. All of us have access to emotional power during these days, which either uplifts people or brings them down. When you are in the valley of the emotional wave, it can be better to spend some time on your own or to put your feelings into a creative form. The 12-22 is also the Channel of making music.
Consideration is a key word for our work life too. With Saturn and the South Node together in Gate 54, Ambition, we may have access to unforeseen capacities to network and to connect with the right influential people, that can help us along. Jupiter in Gate 26, Accumulation, wants to use willpower to get a fitting reward for its endeavors. Both these planets (the South Node is not a planet, and always moves backwards) are retrograde, indicating to examine your thoughts and motives before acting. Does what you want to do benefit all involved parties (Uranus’ influence in 27.4)? Then move forward with confidence, the planetary energies are with you.
From June 14-16, we have Mercury, Mars and the North Node all in Gate 53, New Beginnings, which wants to start anything, as long as it is new. Take counsel from the North Node, which says to watch your step when engaging in something new, so that you can grow into the project rather than fight at each step, which Mars would like to do here. Mercury helps to clearly communicate our intentions to the others. New beginnings now have support from Neptune and the Sun in the Channel of Romance – it could be a good moment to start a new relationship or revitalize an existing one.
This is the time of the Incarnation Theme of Eden, people born in these days have an unconscious memory of a paradisaical state, which they try to recreate in their outer circumstances. Once they realize that paradise is within them, their frantic search stops. They come home to themselves and can inspire others to do the same. Trump is born into this Theme, he seems to look outside for his Garden of Eden, and even wishes to surround it with a wall. With his Sun in Gate 12, he has to consider the right timing when expressing his insights; ignoring this brings trouble.
Midsummer happens on June 21st in the Incarnation Theme of the Vessel of Love, bringing a softer energy. With Venus in the Gate of Progress, 35, the feminine can confidently take steps for new explorations.