The triple Eclipse set is over, so is the 3rd phase of the Uranus-square-Pluto (4 more to go between now and 2015!).. so is everything going to be okay now?
Well, the good thing about cycles…of planets circling around the Sun .. is that whatever challenging astrological transits that are going on will clear up, as planets move on..and they will form much more harmonious and helpful aspects. The bad thing – cycles have a way of repeating! Not quite in the same way, but they do!
Here’s what’s going on at the moment with the Planets — their movements through signs and how it may affect those signs!
Mercury effect on Gemini, Cancer & Virgo
Mercury moved into Cancer on 31st May – so Gemini’s & Virgo’s will feel a shift now, perhaps even getting sensitive. But along with it may come intuition and maternal or nurturing instincts (Cancerian qualities). (Gemini’s have had mercury in their own sign for a month.. but that huge positive boost now reduces..and hopefully Gemini’s made use of it and stocked up!).
Cancerians will get the influence of Mercury – so they may start to (already) feel their mental faculties sharpening up – new agreements or contracts may surface.. as will lines of communication, commerce and short distance travel.
Mercury retrograde – warning for all- This starts on 27th June and goes on till 21st July.. So during that we all should take extra care- Back up hard drives, clarify agreements and don’t fuel arguments or mis-communications.. (during that time!) During that time, Cancerians may experience those kind of effects more…so do watch out for depressive thoughts. Remember – Cycles! It will turn upwards afterwards!
Venus effect on Cancer
Few days ago (3rd June), Venus also changed signs.. going from Gemini and into Cancer! Now Venus is a `watery’ planet and as it enters Cancer ( a water sign) this is a rather harmonious merger of their energies. Cancerians are going to get the benefits of Venus in their sign till 28th June.. What does Venus bring? Come on – do I have to spell it out? Okay I will – Possibilities of romantic fulfillment, some additional wealth or money, brilliant social life.. that sort of thing 🙂
Of course Libras & Taureans – ruled by Venus are going to get the energies of Cancer rubbing on them!
Jupiter effect on Cancer
On 26th June, after a year of being in Gemini (and giving Geminis a lot of new landscapes, opportunities, wisdom, expansions and such) ..jovial Jupiter leaves Gemini…and enters the sign of Cancer! And it will stay there for a year now! So this is a big shift for Cancerians.. coming up at the end of June.. And all those qualities I just mentioned are going to be at the doorstep of Cancerians.. Yes, it’s going to be one brilliant month for Cancerians…that will start off a brilliant expansive year for them!
And whatever House position in your chart falls in the sign of Cancer is going to light up for a year.. (it will be one of the 12 house positions… ruling Identity, Finances, career, work, romance, relationship etc..)
Mars effect on Gemini’s
Well, if all that `Jupiter is leaving, Venus is leaving, Mercury has left’ news is making Gemini’s rather down.. you shouldn’t! Mars entered Gemini at the beginning of June..and will be there till 13th July’13. Mars as you know brings assertive firey energy .. to get things done! In this case, it may also bring male energy in to the lives of some Gemini’s …in one form or another…perhaps with it some natural sexual urges! 😉 Sudden developments are likely when Mars in Gemini sextiles Uranus (I’ll say more about transits in another blog. So tune in again next week ).
Neptune retrograde – affecting Pisceans
On 7th June’13, Neptune, currently transiting through the sign of Pisces (Neptune rules that sign) starts to go retrograde..and will do so for a few months to come (till 14th November’13). This is not going to be an easy 5 months for Pisceans. At about the same time, factors that have the Neptune rulership in the world (oil, the human dreams & collectives, escapism tendencies, secret addictions ) are going to get that focus!
Saturn continues to be retrograding through Scorpio.
So Scorpios should be focusing on the lessons in life.. or the Saturnian task master will be making your lives hard indeed. Capricorns ..ruled by Saturn will be continuing to have a trying time.. that is actually working to go deep and transform some underlying layers of their personalities, behaviours, and experiences. Stay with it.. This hard phase will be over by mid-July (Saturn goes direct on 8th July 2013)!
That’s about it for this blog.
I’ll sit down to do my usual `highlighting the specific dates & signs’ for the actual transits (good/ bad stuff) in a blog next time..:-)
Here’s a thing – of you are worried about what’s been going on or what’s about to go on.. astrologically, feel free to contact me.. with any questions you may have…and I’ll see if I can shed some astro-light on your situation.
2 thoughts on “Astro-highlights for June 2013 – part 1 (Effects of sign shifts by Venus, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter & Neptune)”
I have wondered about a few things:
1. Mercury never physically retrogrades, it is just an optical illusion to us on Earth. How come it affects us?
2. Venus is not a watery planet, as we now know for sure, but its effect was defined when it was thought to be a watery planet.
3. The outer planets – how do we know about these? For example, Pluto has yet to complete and a revolution around the sun from the time it was discovered and yet it has had defined effects and is seen to be equated to the underworld Roman god rather than the Walt Disney dog it was named after. Further, all old/ancient astrology analysis stop at Saturn and none go beyond. How is this reconciled to the relatively modern discovery of the outer planets – Uranus in 1781 and Neptune in 1846. Why does Pluto which is 7.3 billion km, a mass of only 0.178 of our Moon and volume of 0.0059 of Earth (compared with our Moon at 0.02 of Earth) have any effect on us, assuming we are looking at the example of our Moon’s gravity having effect on water (tides) and that our human body is almost 80% water? Surely, given its mass, volume applied to its distance, there will hardly any gravittional effect on us which is overshadowed by the nearer gas giants such as Jupiter (317.8 Earths) or Saturn (83.7 Earths)?