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Friday, June 8, 2018

Mercury and Venus Change Signs and a Super New Moon in Gemini

Mercury is about to depart its home sign of Gemini on June 12, 2018 to enter the sensitive water sign of Cancer until June 29, 2018.  Mercury in Cancer means that communications will be driven by emotion and not logic, which is a major change from its transit in Gemini.  On June 5, 2018, Mercury and the sun were conjunct in 14 degrees of Gemini, inspiring me to tweet:
When Mercury is in Cancer, information will be processed and expressed on a more instinctive level.  We will definitely be listening and paying attention to our intuition.  We may find ourselves listening with our heart as well as our ears as we feel more comfortable expressing our vulnerabilities.  Mercury in Cancer is an opportunity to get closer to others and share feelings that are more personal than usual. But the down side of Mercury in Cancer is that it will be much more challenging to be objective.

On June 13, 2018, Venus departs the sign of Cancer to enter the fire sign of Leo until July 9, 2018.  We also have a Super New Moon in 22 degrees of Gemini on that day. Venus enters Leo about two hours after the new moon and it will be a big change emotionally from Venus in Cancer.  Venus in Leo has a tendency to remind us that life can be fun, dramatic, and playful as we feel more self-indulgent.  It is a fabulous time for socializing and parties, so make sure you get out there if you are single and looking for someone special.  Venus in Leo is a time to put yourself first, to soak up the admiration of others and to literally shine.  Pride and passion are strong features of Venus in Leo, as is extravagance because Venus in Leo is all about being generous and loving with others.  It also has a tendency to stoke the fires of creativity and re-energize relationships with others.  Leo is a fire sign and is imbued with lots of spontaneous, loving energy and is also a time to focus on getting personal needs met.

The Super New Moon in 22 degrees of Gemini happens at 3:34 p.m. on June 13, 2018.  It is called a Supermoon because it is closer to the earth than other moons and this could manifest in higher tides and have a powerful effect on our consciousness.  Mercury in Cancer is forming a supportive sextile with Uranus in Taurus, which is a positive welcoming influence for new ideas, perspectives and original thinking.  Be receptive to whatever comes through to you during this new moon and set your new intentions carefully, as this is an especially potent new moon.  Personally, this new moon falls in my 9th house and is sextiling my Pluto in Leo and trining my Neptune in Libra, which I am hoping will be spiritually empowering.

The Super New Moon in Gemini also features a T-square between Mercury in 2 degrees of Cancer and Chiron in 2 degrees of Aries with Mercury opposing Saturn in 6 degrees of Capricorn.  T-squares are annoying, but they do have the power to energize us into making necessary changes and preventing us from becoming complacent. Saturn opposing Mercury can trigger themes of being judged or acting judgmentally (Saturn loves to judge) or feeling victimized.  This can result in wounding words, but we have the choice to use our words constructively to heal.  With this kind of energy, it is best to take the high road if possible.

I believe that Mars in Aquarius will be playing a big role in this new moon as well.  Just in case you were not aware that Mars is slowing down for its retrograde phase to begin on June 26, 2018 through August 27, 2018, I am stating it again here.  Mars will have an extended stay in the sign of Aquarius this year due to its retrograde.  It entered Aquarius on May 16, 2018, stations retrograde in 9 degrees of Aquarius on June 26th and doesn’t leave the sign of Aquarius permanently until November 15, 2018.  I will be covering this important transit in more depth later.  Aside from the fact that my natal Mars is in Aquarius (you could say that I have a vested interest in this transit), Mars in Aquarius has been conjunct the south node of the moon in Aquarius in early June 2018.  It will be exact on June 10, 2018 in 7 degrees of Aquarius and Mars will only be 2 degrees away from the south node on June 13, 2018.  When Mars is conjunct the south node of the moon, our desires from the past can resurface and we can find ourselves connecting to past trauma or separation.  Since the south node represents our path of least resistance, we could be dealing with our anger being easily triggered and resorting to habitual assertive reactions.  I believe that this influence of Mars conjunct the south node ties in with the healing theme of the new moon’s T-square.  Many of us may find ourselves in a place where we need to work through our emotional pain to heal during this Super New Moon in Gemini.

If you are curious as to how all of the planetary changes, including eclipses, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn retrograde, Jupiter in Scorpio, Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus will be affecting you in 2018, please consider getting an astrological reading.  A transit reading might be just what you need right now to make the most of Jupiter in Scorpio.  Jupiter transits are all about taking advantage of opportunities and if you snooze you lose with Jupiter.  You have to be aware and strike while the iron is hot. The Services Offered page of my site describes the menu of services that I offer. There is something for everyone.

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