“And since all this loveliness cannot be Heaven, I know in my heart, it is June.”
Abba Gould Woolson
Summertime in the heavens is about flowers, swimmingly cool nights, tropical warm days, starlit nights, and travel. Relaxing with family and friends and just letting everything go.
Change is constant around the globe. The cosmos in all of its glory provides us with an understanding that beneath it all, there are reasons for all that exists. Astrological cycles continuously mark the cosmic process. The cycles also underline our ongoing lessons and developmental process. An example of this trend can be seen with Mars in retrograde, moving from Sagittarius into Scorpio. Generally speaking retrogrades often stir things up, keeping us second guessing. They cause situations to become chaotic, thus underlying reasons for the challenges at hand. They also provide us with the opportunity to gather new information, which we combine with existing knowledge to make plans. This particular Mars retrograde that began April 17, 2016, ending June 28, 2016 allowed us to look at life, work, relationships from a different angle. It forced us to pay attention, to know our limitations, whatever they may be. It beckoned us to attend to a different part of ourselves/our lives. Now as it continues in retrograde moving back into a direction motion on June 28, we may feel a sense of knowledge and hopefully we will have grown and learned from the experience.
June 5, 2016 –
Gemini New Moon
” Laugh out Loud”
Gemini, the sign of the Twins, is all about the Mind and how we use it. And once again, we have to remember that the Mind includes our hearts as well as our intellect.
This particular New Moon on June 5, will ignite, and oppose transiting Saturn and Mars in Sagittarius. For many we may see this as a release, a letting go of emotions and creating our own fire. Its opposition to transiting Mars moving back from Sagittarius into Scorpio will prove itself to be interesting as it forces un to unearth, to clean house, to rid ourselves of decaying
FULL MOON SAGITTARIUS –
“It’s all about the mind set”
This Months 2nd Full Moon in Sagittarius, ( last one was May 21, 2016) on June 20 2016 fires up our mind with creative thoughts. However, its conjunction to transiting Mars in retrograde may be too much activity as we feel ourselves being over run by way too much stimuli, both mental and physical.
Fire energy can be dangerous as well as beautiful, it’s all about working with the energies at hand as Fire energy can be destructive as well as constructive, as it can fuel our aggression or our optimism. It’s a choice on our part.
Standing in the fires can inspire in you a pioneering spirit and a sense of adventure, along with charisma, charm, daring, creativity, inspiration and confidence. Standing in the fires can burn through you as aggression, impulsiveness, restlessness, frustration, arrogance, willfulness and intolerance.
Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius
” Where’s the humor? “
Saturn retrograde in the natal chart means issues surrounding structure and discipline may occur as Saturn in a direct motion is the disciplinarian of the zodiac, the glue that keeps it all together. At this time while in a retrograde motion, those born under Capricorn ( its ruler), Sagittarius, Gemini, Virgo and Pisces all affected. Much depends on where it is aspected in the natal chart. Saturn moves into a direct motion in August 2016. In addition to all of this, its conjunct to transiting Mars in retrograde may cause confusion as Mars rules action/activity and Saturn represents structure. When both are retrograde in the same sign we are torn on whether to move forward or to step backwards. It’s all about impulse control versus having to take a step back and rethink.
Mars retrograde moving into Scorpio
“Time to Get Serious”
As the end of the month approaches, Mars has moved back from Sagittarius into Scorpio. For many this transit can be stressful as it affects our pocket book. Specifically speaking, money matters can be unpredictable. Those born under Scorpio, Taurus, Leo and Aquarius are most affected. Also, wherever Mars falls into your chart based on time of birth will influence this transit.
MARS TURNS DIRECT JUNE 28 –
Time to relax, get back in to the swing of things as Mars, the planet of action moves back in to a direct motion. Less thinking, more applying oneself to the task at hand. It has been retrograde since April 2016.
After 11 weeks of Mars being in retrograde motion, it has finally turned back to its natural, direct motion. Mars is retrograde only 11% of the time, so its rarity makes this time period quite important. Let’s see what this might mean for all of us. Now that this part of the cycle is completed, we have learned much and can now begin to safely put into place whatever plans have been developing during the retrograde period.
This period has the value of helping us look at much of what we do from a new perspective, a new attitude or approach. Mars in Sagittarius rules higher education, foreign affairs, freedom, communication on a higher level, so when it retrogrades we find ourselves stifled, stuck so to speak. When in a direct motion it brings forth a sense of clarity. At some period during the retrograde many of us had to reexamine our own issues, our goals and ambitions. Now as it moves direct the end of the month we actually are in a place of implementation.
ARIES – ( March 20- April 19)- Feeling overwhelmed by the desire to speak or to merely turn a blind eye is significant of this astrological setup. In addition, focus this month plants itself firmly in your money house as your need for financial security, as well as hanging on to your personal possessions is indicated. Also a much needed appearance from an old friend is a welcomed sight.
TAURUS – ( April 20- May 20)- Taurus is one of the main signs that resist change more than any other. It feels like torture, as striving daily to maintain a sense of semblance and normalcy is what you crave most. However with Mars in retrograde in your area of partners, you may find yourself on the receiving end of much needed changes as your partner, whether work or personal, requires change. So you comply with hesitation. In addition, your money situation may perk up a bit this month and you find yourself dealing with “feast or famine:. So yes, it is a crazy month for you.
GEMINI ( May 21- June 20) – So much can be said about this months activity as your find yourself in conflict between your own needs, and the needs of those closest to you. A quandary to say the least when all you want to do is to enjoy the summer with no setbacks. To top it off, your partners, work or business related may be working diligently to over compensate. It’s all about compromise. In addition, your health may be a factor this month as stress can be compounded.
CANCER -( June 21 – July 20)- Letting go of the past, moving forward into the present is an true sign or indication of where you really should be. Planetary activity hitting your area of thought forces you to reevaluate your desire/need for resolution. Also, matters of the heart may be in a twister this month with Mars retrograding your area of romance. It’s up to you to maintain a sense of balance.
LEO -( July 22 – Aug 22)- Purging can be a good thing as it allows unto unload, to clear out memories that no longer serve their purpose, to start fresh. This months planetary setup urges you to take the bull by the horns and get moving. Push sentiment aside, and make more room in your life. With Mars taking place in your area of home, you are being beckoned to increase your awareness, and let go of things/people that have help you back.
VIRGO – ( Aug 23- Sept 22)- So much can be said about saying the words, but not getting the message out clearly enough. This in a nutshell describes your month as Mars in retrograde of your area of chat may create confusion where dialogue is concerned. Therefore, say what you need to say, and show some conviction. Also on the flip side, a great cycle for you to explore more of your creative side with this months setup.
LIBRA – ( Sept 23- Oct 22)- As always the message is about being watchful of your finances, be alert to the unexpected, and be well aware of your limitations. Mars in retrograde in your area of monies places caution on unnecessary spending, or wherever it needs to be. Also emotions may run high this month as the focus is on family, specifically siblings, and friends,
SCORPIO – ( Oct 23- Nov 21)- Such a crazy month for you, totally unpredictable as Mars now moving back into your own sign may trigger issues relating to partners both new or existing. Your desire to shut down and walk away seems easy enough, but your need to resolve is stronger yet. Also, a good month to get your financial resources in order as this months Full Moon is all about getting it right.
SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 22- DEC 20 – So much can be said about health and fitness, however now that Mars is traveling in your area of thought you may find yourself seeking ways to self-heal, and become more in-tuned altogether. This months setup mimics a whole new side of life as you know it, and brings to light a need to really work on left over issues.
CAPRICORN -( DEC 21- Jan 19) – The beauty of this months transits are that you are not actually being affected in a more positive way, as you seek to relinquish matters that no longer serve your needs. In addition, Specifically speaking, work matters are more positive, whereas personal relationships seems to be more tolerable and less difficult.
AQUARIUS – ( Jan 20- Feb 18) – The last few months have been hectic as your connection with friends and co-workers has left you at a standstill. Now that it has cleared you may find yourself dealing with work matters as Mars retrograding the zenith part of your chart may cause you to question your every move. Moreover family and friends at this time play a major role in how you see yourself.
PISCES – ( Feb 19 – March 19 )- As soulful as you are, Mars now moving into the more philosophical sector of your chart encourages you to be more adventurous, to purge yourself of old patterns and create new ones. Also, you may find yourself in the limelight as this months planetary setup shines the spotlight on you. Be watchful, but do not overreact.
Janet Amid is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be seen on Alternate Wednesday’s on Channel 11 and Channel 36, and can be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at JanetAmid@aol.com. Check out our web site at www.JanetAmid.com