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Friday, June 1, 2018

The Sun and Mercury Hook Up in Gemini and Venus and Pluto Face Off

We are coming off a pretty potent full moon earlier in the week which I tweeted about on May 29, 2018:
But on June 5, 2018, we have two aspects that are incredibly powerful and pretty much set the tone for the day, despite the fact that they both occur after 10:00 p.m.  The sun and Mercury are conjunct in 14 degrees of Gemini at 10:02 p.m. and Venus in 20 degrees of Cancer opposes retrograde Pluto in 20 degrees of Capricorn.  Trust me on this one, these aspects are bound to affect relationships.

When the sun is conjunct Mercury in its home sign of Gemini, communications are heavily emphasized and it is a theme du jour.  It will be a busy time mentally as many of us will literally be living in our minds.  It is very creative energy and can be a time of impressive mental achievement.  But it also holds the potential for extremely effective communication when we have the power to influence people with our speech and written words.  In short, it can be an opportune time for making plans and business deals.  This aspect can impact both personal and business relationships.  I am especially under the influence of this aspect as it exactly conjuncts my Gemini moon in the 8th house.  I certainly hope that it has beneficial effects on communication in both my personal and professional relationships.  It will be very interesting to see how it plays out with my business and if I see an increase in my astrology and psychic readings.  With both the sun and Mercury conjunct my moon in the 8th house, I should be at the top of my intuitive game.

At 10:25 p.m. Venus in 20 degrees of Cancer forms a challenging opposition to retrograde Pluto in 20 degrees of Capricorn.  This is literally a tug of war between opposing forces.  This aspect will place intense pressure on relationships as powerful emotions that have may have been dormant for a while resurface.  Obsession and compulsion are words that come to mind with a challenging Venus Pluto aspect.  Once again, I am no stranger to this kind of energy as I have a Venus Pluto square in my natal chart with Venus retrograde. This energy represents transformation through relationships.

Don’t be surprised if seemingly out of nowhere, you or your partner exhibit feelings of suspicion, paranoia, jealousy or possessiveness.  There could also be a lot of drama going down featuring manipulation, control issues and power plays. If you are unattached, this aspect could manifest in obsessive and compulsive attractions.  Power imbalances and domination will be in the spotlight.  While Venus represents our love relationships, finances and values, Pluto represents power and transformation.   The caveat with Pluto is that in order for transformation to occur, there usually needs to be some level of destruction for the rebirth to occur.  And as I am fond of saying from personal experience, “Rebirth ain’t pretty.”  This is very Scorpionic energy, if I do say so myself.  Venus will be transiting my 10th opposing Pluto in my 4th house, so I have no doubt that this aspect will not go unnoticed in my life either.

I don’t know about anyone else, but Venus in Cancer has been inspiring me to reflect a great deal on the past and history in general. It tends to have a very nostalgic influence. When I started writing this blog about the aspects on June 5th, I realized that June 5th is the 50th anniversary of the shooting of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968.  He died on June 6, 1968.  I realize that many of my readers were not alive on that day and I am certainly dating myself when I say that I remember that time well.  I looked at an ephemeris to see if these aspects occurred back then, and they didn’t.  But one thing was the same-Chiron was in 2 degrees of Aries back in early June of 1968, just like it will be on June 5, 2018.  What can I say but the times are still changing?  In many ways, this time reminds me of the changes that occurred in the 1960’s when I was growing up.  From 2012 through 2015, we experienced seven exact squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn.  Uranus and Pluto were both in Virgo from 1963 through 1968 and the peak of their conjunction occurred between 1965-1966.  We are still under the influence of a revolutionary period in our history which may very well culminate in the Saturn Pluto conjunction in 22 degrees of Capricorn on January 12, 2020.  Of course, it is no coincidence that we will be gearing up for another presidential election in the United States in 2020.  Pardon the musings and chalk them up to Venus in Cancer.

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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