Week of June 25th
Read your rising sign too if you know it . . .
Aries (March 21- April 20) Today is a bumpy start to the week as your ruler Mars, which rules action, runs right into the slower moving Uranus, which has the adverb sudden attached to it. Something has been urging you to action since the first time this happened around Christmas. If you did not heed the call then, the second time the urge came was April 23rd and now today is the last time. Mars retrograde cycle sends you over the same territory many times. If you do not take action it might happen to you from the outside. Mars and Uranus can be synonymous with a surprising movement or accident, explosion, spur to action, or temper tantrum. Drive defensively for a start. Pressure to change your work can no longer be ignored.
Taurus (April 20 May 21) Your ruler Venus is in Gemini this month and so matters pertaining to communication and movement i.e. travelling, teaching, writing, telephoning, reading, talking, gathering information, processing and sharing it, are on your mind. Your focus could also turn to affairs connected with your siblings, as the New Moon in Cancer early Friday morning starts the ball rolling in one or all of the above areas. Spend Sunday afternoon with a friend or lover perhaps at a musical concert; romantic feelings will be high.
Gemini (May 21 June 21) Your ruler Mercury has taken his sojourn into the underworld and is ready to come up again out of the depths with some new information on Tuesday. Do not drive yourself crazy, especially at these transition times. People can change their minds and you can get caught in a whiplash. Move and think more slowly; breathe fully and let your thoughts be carried on your breath and no faster. When ideas come from a deeper place, as they will after the retrograde, they will be more meaningful to your life's purpose. But you have to be still enough to hear them.
Cancer (June 21-July 19) New Moon on Friday at 4:08 AM EDT in your sign sets up a new start for your emotional wellbeing. Cancer is a water sign and water corresponds to feelings. Stagnant water and repressed feelings can make us physically ill. Feelings are tied to our needs, which change as we notice whether our needs are getting met or not. Now is the week to begin the processing of getting what you want by paying attention to your feelings and acting accordingly. Your emotional well being, inner stability, and security are at stake.
Leo (July 19-Aug. 21) The New Moon on Friday is in your house of secrets, sorrows, sufferings, and spiritual matters. Going into your room and having a good cry into your pillow might be what is called for -- even though it is not your usual style, as you prefer to be always bright and shining like the Sun. Expressing pent up feelings is not a bad thing, however. Expect to feel empowered when the Moon comes into your sign early Sunday morning and very inspired all day. Maybe you will be drawn to the arts or music.
Virgo (Aug. 21-Sept. 21) Mercury is slowing down and causes trouble when he does; we get stuck in negativity. Being overly critical of ourselves or others causes a separation, which is an act of violence however slight. Learn to stay positive or be quiet around friends this week. A situation you thought was heading one way will make a turn, towards the end of the week, as you change your mind about future plans.
Libra (Sept. 21-Oct. 23) You are at the top of the year with this New Moon on Friday. You should be feeling like the Sun at midday, at its culmination, with a sense of accomplishment. Venus is making an aspect to dreamy Neptune on Sunday afternoon, with very romantic feelings in the air. Be careful, though, it might not be all that it appears. It is a good time to resolve any differences that arise.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 Nov. 20) This New Moon on Friday begins a month where feelings reign. New Moons always initiate things, but begin very secretly. This new beginning in your feeling or emotional life will demand steady and persistent progress. It might involve taking a foreign trip or signing up for a new educational course. You need a new take on life, a new perspective or philosophy that nourishes you. After all you have been through this winter you deserve it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 20-Dec. 21) Your ruler Jupiter is involved with Mercury today and your mind gets expanded -- someone suggests something and you agree to it. Jupiter also squares the nodes at the New Moon on Friday. Perhaps a person enters your life who can assist you, or act as a catalyst, in your financial or spiritual matters. Your relationships expand. Meeting someone special this week is fortuitous.
Capricorn (Dec. 21Jan. 20) The "Grim Reaper" or "Father Time" or "The Lord of Karma" as your ruler Saturn is sometimes called, will be stationary in the middle degree of Scorpio for over a month, moving from backwards to standstill before progressing forward again, as seen from earth's perspective, mid July. So we are at the beginning of the end of his five month retrograde cycle (as opposed to Mercury's 21 days). Just as we get used to nothing changing, it surprisingly finally does. Prepare for the turnaround this week.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) This week the two highlights are the New Moon in Cancer in your 6th house of work, job, service, duty and health and Mercury stationing, getting ready to move ahead. The planetary movements suggest that there might be a situation where you want to start a new health regime or job, but a childcare issue comes up. It will get resolved in time. The people born the 6th or 7th of January in any year have it the hardest now with Saturn stalling, both forcing a hard right turn and resisting change. This week the willing have an opportunity to let go and surrender.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 21) Always the last sign because you contain the wisdom of all the others. Use that wisdom this week with Neptune in contact with the Sun and Jupiter square the nodes on Sunday. Go for relationships that expand your spiritual life or benefit you financially. Being around people who blame others and are filled with self pity is not the way to go, even as your huge capacity for compassion could allow. The New Moon Friday morning is in your house of children and pleasures, so start a new trend of creativity and fun with/for them.
Kate Plumb, "cycles scientist," is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She is also certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy-finding beneficial locations to live. website..www.kateplumbastrology.com,blog www.offtheplumbtree.com Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-9133.