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Friday, June 2, 2017

Jupiter Bestows Its Blessings, Mars Enters Cancer and Venus Enters Taurus

We may have experienced some astrological turbulence recently with Mars in Gemini opposing Saturn in Sagittarius on Memorial Day, but things are definitely looking up for the month of June. In fact, Mars started behaving much better on May 29th when I tweeted:
But Jupiter in Libra (retrograde for only one more week) will be bestowing its blessings on June 3rd when it trines the sun in 12 degrees of Gemini.  When the sun trines Jupiter, it holds the promise of one lucky day accompanied by an abundance of joy, creativity and success.  It also has the potential for a financial windfall, so if you are in the habit of purchasing lottery tickets, don’t forget to buy them on June 3rd!  Jupiter loves to be expansive and with it trining the uber social air sign of Gemini, get out there and have some fun.  This energy is too good to waste!

On June 3, 2017, the moon is also in Libra and conjuncts Jupiter in 13 degrees of Libra while trining the sun in 13 degrees of Gemini. How sweet is that energy!  This configuration really favors relationships and getting back on track emotionally by communicating in a positive manner. . The sun is conjunct my Gemini moon on that day and Jupiter in Libra is conjunct my ascendant while trining my Gemini moon and Mars in Aquarius.  So my natal grand air trine will be activated on June 3rd and I am looking forward to all of that air energy.  My progressed moon recently moved into Libra for a two and a half year stint, so connecting with others, finding balance in relationships and achieving the fine art of compromise will undoubtedly be big issues for me in the next couple of years. 

Do you know where your progressed moon is these days?  It is a well-known fact among astrologers that the progressed moon is a highly sensitive predictive tool for major changes in life because a sign change indicates a shift in the emotional consciousness.  The progressed moon can also trigger issues pertaining to natal planets which bring change and transits to the progressed moon can create turning points in our emotional landscape.

But Mars leaves Gemini on June 4, 2017 and enters the sign of Cancer, where it will stay until July 20, 2017.  Mars is definitely not in its happy place in the sign of Cancer, sad to say.  It is considered to be in fall in the sign of Cancer.  Mars in Cancer is more clingy and tenacious than Mars in Gemini, which tends to be all over the place. The perspective shifts from being on the offensive to being on the defensive.  Remember the symbol of the Cancer crab and its tough shell?  Mars in Cancer is very emotional, defensive and can be downright passive aggressive.  When Mars is in Cancer, there is an inherent avoidance of the direct approach, so manipulation and argumentativeness are on the rise.  The bottom line is that during the Mars in Cancer transit, we become extremely sensitive to criticism and are more likely to brood, pout and in general feel very temperamental.  If anyone pushes our buttons during this transit, we may experience some major blow-ups.

Mars in Cancer can also trigger some contentious situations with family members and on the home front.  It is also a time to ensure that your smoke detector is functioning because it is not uncommon for fires to occur in the home during a Mars in Cancer transit.  Since Mars is also associated with the type of partner we have, if you are unattached, you may find yourself attracting someone who is either very nurturing or has some intense mother issues.

On June 4, 2017, we have an aspect that adds more confusion to the mix.  The sun in 13 degrees of Gemini squares Neptune in 14 degrees of Pisces.  Talk about a mutable mess!  This aspect is like pea soup and definitely creates the feeling of being in a fog.  Try to chill out as much as possible on this day and not make any major decisions because clarity is in short supply.

Venus is on the move, too, after its extended stay in Aries this year due to its retrograde.  Before Venus enters Taurus on June 6, 2017, it conjuncts Uranus in 27 degrees of Aries on June 3, 2017.  Venus conjunct Uranus is wild card energy, which could manifest in love at first sight or sudden shifts in relationships and finances.  It feeds into that expansive, lucky feeling of the sun in Gemini trining Jupiter and the moon in Libra aspect of that day.

But Venus in Taurus is a whole different ball game.  Venus rules Taurus, so it will feel at home in this sign. It’s kind of ironic that Venus has spent the better part of 2017 switching between signs it rules and is exalted in (Taurus and Pisces) and Aries, which is considered to be in detriment. Leave it to Venus retrograde to give us this kind of experience!  When Venus is in Taurus, we are much more oriented towards security and values that are lasting.  It is a sensual sign that loves the finer things in life and has a strong appetite for pleasure.  But it is a fixed earth sign and the downside of Venus in Taurus is a tendency towards extreme possessiveness.  This possessive quality can extend to resources as well as relationships.  But overall, Venus in Taurus until July 4th can be a pleasant transit, so enjoy it.

And we have another astrological treat in store for us on June 6th.  Mercury enters Gemini at 6:15 pm.  Mercury rules Gemini and Virgo, so it is in one of its home signs.  I think it is very auspicious that both Venus and Mercury are moving into signs they rule on the same day, Mercury in Gemini favors communication, social connections, business and transportation.  It tends to be a little more diversified than Mercury in Taurus, but it gives us a shot at being exposed to many subjects instead of being focused on one topic.  Mercury in Gemini embodies the theme of variety being the spice of life.  So enjoy its brief transit through June 21, 2017.

If you are curious as to how these astrological changes are impacting you or seeking more spiritual insight into your life, please consider getting an astrological reading. An astrological reading can provide valuable insight and tools.  If you are not quite ready for a full blown natal interpretation or a solar return forecast, I also offer a basic astrological reading that will offer insight into your astrological DNA and the major themes in your life and delving into any pressing issues, one question astrological readings and composite couple readings that offer insight into the purpose of a relationship. And I offer shorter transit readings for three and six months. If you purchase a three or six month transit reading, I will .even take a peek at the next set of eclipses in 2017. The August eclipses promise to be heavy hitters. And they will occur in the signs of nodes, Leo and Aquarius  My site also offers the opportunity to provide a donation in the amount of your choice to demonstrate your support for my blog and daily astrological insights on Twitter at:

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