Astrology & June 2022 - Part 1
Courage is a hard truth faced with dignity. Beloved Sara Zaltash tells us what is in store for the first half of this month.
Where in your life have you been ignoring disturbing flares sent from the frontlines of your unique battle for justice? How does your body sear with unanswered calls for peace? Why do you let the hot coals of unintegrated spiritual wisdom char your insides when you already know how to tend those flames? Truly, why? Righteously upholding an interpersonal political philosophy that maintains an idealised image of yourself at the expense of human connection has never been brave. Only love’s touch can still the dragons that have been threatening to swallow you whole.
June begins with romantic Venus in sensual Earth sign Taurus and passionate Mars in dynamic Fire sign Aries. With these two personal planets - the mutually ardent and yet fatedly antagonistic paramours of our solar system - finally in their respective home signs after a long Winter and Spring of either being out of their comfort zones or drowning in delusions, we can embrace opportunities to address relationship imbalances that have been causing emotional indigestion and psychological vanity. Let spontaneous displays, whether affectionate or enraged, demonstrate the value that you’re unconsciously placing on the feminine and masculine energies in your life. Be prepared to stand on the firm ground of your feelings and set fire to your fantasies, or be pulled into a swirling whirlpool of betrayal, recrimination and power struggles.
All month, bold Mars is travelling with discerning, expansive Jupiter, setting the tone for the next two years of your creative growth and ideological evolution. Disciplined Saturn’s ongoing transit through individualistic Aquarius continues to remind us that harsh boundaries can cut friendly alliances down cold if we are too scattered and unpredictable. Regulate the pressure to grow everywhere and consume everything all at once by remembering the long game, and asking yourself which horizon can be worked towards in order to ultimately include messy parts that have been stubbornly exiled from your heart.
Saturn stations retrograde on 4th June until 22nd October, just as Mercury comes out of retrograde in the late degrees of Taurus on 3rd of June, forming an infuriating square that continues to slow down communications that have been garbled and contradictory since early May. By the time divine messenger Mercury finally re-enters their home sign of airy Gemini on 13th June, impetuous Venus will have just passed over a conjunction with wild-card-flinging Uranus in Taurus on 11th June. A tryst with this mid-month chaos can invite risk-taking encounters and unusual romantic adventures, the consequences of which will be felt when Venus squares Saturn on 19th June. This month's mantra: it’s not right, but you will be ok.
While the Full Moon in generous Sagittarius on 14th June provides an opportunity to express our beliefs, answering a craving that has been building since June 2020, the changeable Moon’s square to dreamy Neptune in transcendent Pisces means that our optimistic perspectives are soaked through with overconfidence, or simply drunk on righteous hype. Kneel close to the Earth to ground the Full Moon’s energy, trusting that change happens when inches become miles, and that we all walk alone.
Beloved Sara Zaltash (she/they)
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