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Stellar Stuff – 1st – 15th June 2015

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Every two years, the Sun, symbol of light, power and life, aligns with Mars the action-packed god of war to propel us into a new cycle of action and adventure. In 2015 this astronomical event takes place on the 15th June as the Sun and Mars join forces in air sign Gemini for the first time since June 1983. Think of the Sun as Chairman of the Board and Mars as the CEO. When they work together, they form a dynamic duo and extraordinary achievements are possible.

Sun-Mars Conjunction

Every two years, the Sun, symbol of light, power and life, aligns with Mars the action-packed god of war to propel us into a new cycle of action and adventure. In 2015 this astronomical event takes place on the 15th June as the Sun and Mars join forces in air sign Gemini for the first time since June 1983. Think of the Sun as Chairman of the Board and Mars as the CEO. When they work together, they form a dynamic duo and extraordinary achievements are possible.

Some positive themes for Sun-Mars in Gemini include mental prowess and brilliance; new thought patterns and ideas; creative solutions to old problems; initiative, innovation and negotiation; practical implementation of ideals; constructive diplomacy; new communication strategies and new technologies. Negative themes include extreme anger and verbal aggression; wounding with words; anarchy without constructive solutions; intellectual superiority; scattered mental energy; fundamentalist dogma; intolerance and biting criticism.

The conjunction occurs at 23-24º Gemini with the Sabian Symbol, ‘Children Skating Over A Frozen Village Pond’ suggesting that challenging or unusual circumstances help increase our strength and skill, turn challenges into opportunities and adapt creatively to our environment. With this in mind I suggest you mark the 15th June in your diary as the beginning of a two-year cycle where the way you use your mind and channel your thoughts will make a real difference, providing you listen to and follow your inner voice. On a global level we will see both positive and negative examples of people and governments taking action in accordance with this Sun-Mars energy.

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury is the fastest moving planet in our solar system, orbiting very close to the Sun. In Roman mythology, quicksilver Mercury with his magical winged sandals and helmet was the Messenger of the Gods. He carried messages between gods and humans and was even able to communicate with those who dwelled in the underworld. In astrology, Mercury is the planet of communication, helping us put our thoughts into words; plan our daily activities; interact with one another and explore new ideas and information.

Every four months, for 22 days the planet Mercury appears to slow down, change direction and start travelling backwards. Astrologers refer to this period as ‘Mercury Retrograde’. From 19th May to 12th June, Mercury can be seen travelling backwards through air sign Gemini. When Mercury is retrograde, our unconscious and intuitive sides are particularly active and the best laid plans often come to a halt as events take on a life of their own!  We are asked to go within (to the underworld or unconscious) and meditate and reflect, rather than pushing forwards with life in the outer world. Mercury retrograde can be a time of frustration and misunderstandings when things keep going wrong or breaking down. If this happens to you, take it as a sign to be more conscious of things you’ve been ignoring or are perhaps unaware of. You may also need to complete unfinished business that’s preventing you from ‘moving forwards’. Mercury retrograde brings hidden information to the surface, forcing us (or helping us) to see the truth. During this retrograde cycle, Mercury makes a challenging aspect (angle) to Neptune, adding the possibility of self-delusion and disappointment to the mix, however Neptune can also open up gateways to inspired creativity, spiritual growth and deep insight. As Mercury travels backwards through Gemini, ask yourself: “How can I maintain a balance between head and my heart and better speak my truth?

June Moon Calendar

Launch projects at the New Moon, bring them to completion in the period from just before the Full Moon to the Third Quarter phase and wind them down and reflect on developments in the week before the next New Moon. Important events such as parties, conferences and weddings are best held close to the Full Moon or when the Moon is in the same sign as your Sun (or Star) sign.

 

Date

Sign

Element

Moon Phase

1st-2nd

Scorpio

Water

2nd-4th

Sagittarius

        Fire

Full Moon 3rd

4th-6th

Capricorn

Earth

6th-8th

Aquarius

Air

8th-10th

Pisces

Water

Third Quarter

10th-12th

Aries

Fire

12th-15th

Taurus

       Earth

15th-17th

Gemini

Air

New Moon 17th

 

Stella Woods is an astrology teacher and consultant based in St Kilda, Melbourne.

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