May brought many shifts including Uranus entering Taurus for the first time in 84 years, but moving into June, things are going to settle and we are going to be able to slow down and catch our breath.
For the first week of June we are still going to be feeling the Sagittarius Full Moon. This Full Moon is going to be guiding us to think bigger and to start focusing on what we need to upgrade in our lives.
Communication is also going to be a theme, especially during the first half of the month, and we may feel guided to really express our true feelings and ideas, or start a creative project of some kind. This energy will be further amplified by the Gemini New Moon on the 13th.
This New Moon is going to be the perfect time to take action and to get things done. This is especially true as by the end of the month the energy in the cosmos is going to slow down.
The Solstice then follows on June 21st, signalling the official start of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the official start of Winter in the Southern Hemisphere.
This shift in seasons is going to help guide us as to where our energy needs to be. For those starting summer it is a time to really relax, unwind and enjoy the extended daylight hours, and for those starting winter it is a time to rest, relax and to conserve energy.
Following the Solstice, the most significant event of the month occurs on June 26th with Mars going retrograde until the end of August.
As the planet of action and energy, when Mars goes retrograde we really feel guided to slow down and to think before acting. We may also feel a bit more sluggish than usual, but this is just a reminder that we need to rest and reflect before moving forward.
During this retrograde period, we may have to go back over things and assess how our actions have been serving us or not. We may also feel guided to change how we have been acting or our approach to things.
By the end of June, we will have a total of 5 planets in retrograde, including Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, Neptune and Mars, making the energy in the cosmos very slow and deliberate.
This slow retrograde energy is going to continue until August, and at one point we will have a total of six planets in retrograde.
So much retrograde energy can feel intense, and we may be encouraged to focus or look on one particular area of our lives with great detail.
The month comes to an end with the Capricorn Full Moon on the 27th. This is a quite a powerful Full Moon and is going to be preparing us for the Eclipses that come in July.
Think of June like a bridge month between all of the shifts that May brought and all of the changes that Eclipse season in July is going to bring.
While July’s Eclipses are gentler than most, and bring some amazing gifts and rewards, there is still going to be the need for more change and shifts.
As we reach the midway point in this number 11 year, we have to remember that this is really an opportunity for all of us to keep awakening, keep growing, and keep transcending into higher realms of consciousness.
In order to do this, we need to be pressed a little, we need to be challenged a little, we need to be encouraged to find our power and unlock our gifts.
June is a beautiful month of stability, creativity, and self-expression, and if you make peace with yourself, take some time out for self-love and self-care, you are going to feel in sync and in harmony with the retrogrades and Eclipses on the way.